Matthew 5:16 Let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Taking this Scripture to heart, Keystone Cruisers for Christ, the Fellowship Riders affiliate at New London Baptist Church in West Grove, PA has been finding several ways to be Salt and Light in and around their community.
Involving the Youth Department as well as many of the congre-gation who do not ride, they have been a part of a Halloween Parade where, for the 2nd year in a row, they won First Place for Religious Organizations as they passed out tracts and candy. In a nearby town, they participated in a Christmas parade where they handed out 500 bags of candy with a child-centered tract but found that they could have doubled that number – which they intend to do for next year.
To supplement their riders, they have purchased a Cushman trike to carry people, gift/candy bags with Gospel tracts, Angel Tree gifts, and a number of other uses. Especially helpful in local parades as well as gift deliveries for Angel Tree recipients, the trike relieves riders from trying to pass out candy and tracts or haul gifts while safely allowing them to concentrate on riding and communicating with the children and adults.
For the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree for Prisoners Children, 17 children; with one or both parents in prison; received 4 gifts each provided through the efforts and love of the entire congregation. God said He would “bless you that you may be a blessing” and one of the truly tangible ways to accomplish this is through ministering to the prisoner and his/her children. Still feeling the Lord’s anointing and being blessed by blessing others, Keysone Cruisers for Christ will be expanding the number of children and caregivers they touch in Jesus’ name for 2016.
Fellowship Riders Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2001 with the mission of assisting and supporting Bible-believing churches who wish to start a motorcycle ministry but are unsure of the benefits, pitfalls, and organization needed for a successful ministry.
In the time since this founding, Fellowship Riders has received hundreds of requests from churches for help in starting motorcycle ministries. Today, more than 75 churches throughout the United States and Canada have become affiliates of Fellowship Riders and have impacted their riders and their communities for the cause of Christ by providing world-class motorcycling experiences through well planned, well organized, and safe riding opportunities led by Christ Followers, developing many unique and God-led ministries, and bringing people to fill the “God-shaped” piece missing in their lives that is found only in Jesus Christ.
New Christian Video Released May 1st.
Just released on May 1st. the new Christian video, “The Medal of Honor: Robert Maxwell’s Story” is now available free for your ministry and for congregations to use.
Robert Maxwell is our nation’s oldest living recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and has a great story to share. He’s also a committed Christian and will tell you that although he wears the Medal of Honor around his neck, the most important thing he ever did was to accept Christ as his Savior and Lord.
As you’ll hear him tell it, Bob was a part of some of the most important campaigns of World War II, but on September 7, 1944, at about 2:00 A. M. when a live German hand grenade landed at his feet, Bob had only about 3 seconds to make a choice that would change his life forever. Continue reading
This is an outgrowth one of our affiliates, Hope Fellowship Church – Fellowship Riders in Irving, TX. This is a modestly priced service available by contacting them directly and they travel where needed.
Call: (972) 358-4501 for bookings.
Another amazing time of worship, hearing The Word, and fellowship with our revitalized Fellowship Riders ministry at Living Stone Worship Center in Del Rio, TX. From left to right are Dudley Kidwell, Ron Kidwell (President – Fellowship Riders), Margaret and Bill Melendez (Ministry Directors), and Pastor Martin Seca as the church welcomed the rebirth of this ministry under new leadership.
I encourage you to pray for these new leaders as they step into their community “Powered by Christ” and that you make a special effort to visit them as you tour the Great State of Texas. I’m sure they would be glad to accompany you to Wright’s Steak House for a taste of Texas beef or to La Hacienda for a little Tex-Mex. By now I’m sure you know the drill, “Ride, Eat, Repeat”.
For any of you wondering where Del Rio is, it is on the Texas/Mexico border surrounded by wide-open spaces along the Rio Grande River.
If you are looking for a reason to ride, here it is. Everyone is invited to come join Bill and Margaret, Pastor Martin Seca, the members of Living Stone, and all the riders on Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 11:00AM as this ministry again moves into the community wherever the Lord leads.
You will not only enjoy the occasion of this relaunch, but have the opportunity to “get on the outside” of some excellent Mexican cuisine, breathe the air scented with Catclaw and Greasewood, stop in Langtry where Judge Roy Bean presided as “The Law West of the Pecos”, and rest your legs on the highway pegs just “because you can”.
What a special and exciting time it was over the weekend of August 22-23, 2015 as White Horse M/M, our newest affiliate of Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, introduced their ministry to the church body during 3 worship services. The Holy Spirit was present and confirmed His calling on Ed Berringer and his wonderful wife, Sue, as the congregation joined in supporting and the commissioning of this amazing couple.
Seven years ago, Ed was involved in a serious motorcycle accident when stopped at a traffic light and hit by a motorist from behind at approximately 40 mph. Paralyzed, Ed went through all the struggles of a painful recovery, complete life change, stress on marriage and family – a true test of God’s faithfulness and victory over Satan’s attempt to destroy his life. Aided by a fellow church member who contributed toward the cost of equipping a motorcycle with hand controls, Ed mounts his bike, stows his wheelchair in a sidecar, waits as Sue climbs aboard, and off they go to serve their Lord and King, Jesus Messiah.
Please join all of us at Fellowship Riders in praying for this new work of the Lord and for these who have answered His call to ministry. If you are in the neighborhood, that would be anywhere within 1,400 miles or so of Johnstown, stop in and share the fellowship and friendship of White Horse Motorcycle Ministry found at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship. What Satan meant for evil, God meant for good.
Ministry Highlight – Keystone Cruisers for Christ
To quote Pastor Mark Sawyer of another affiliate in Pennsylvania “In our wildest dreams we never realized just how God could use a motorcycle ministry. The doors keep swinging open to His glory!! In the months since this group was officially launched in September 2014, they have hosted a Safety Training/Bike Blessing event, participated in several local biker and civic events, “The “Wings” always draw attention and open doors to speak about our Savior”, and had a very successful Ride for Missions to fund their Manna Ministry for the year with 62 riders touring 7 covered bridges.
To not limit the reach of Fellowship Riders to the USA and Canada, Keystone Cruisers for Christ has enrolled Pastor Darren Rogers of the Bethany Baptist Church, a visiting pastor from Pontypridd, Wales, UK, as a member of their group, “We bought him a vest, had the wings sewn on the back and made him an honorary member of Keystone Cruisers For Christ.”
It seems the Lord has focused His attention on the Keystone State and released His Holy Spirit to call out riders to reap the harvest and enlarge the Kingdom of God. Joining our other affiliates in Pennsylvania and across the land is Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship in Johnstown, PA.
Please welcome this new ministry, White Horse M/M, to the growing Fellowship Riders family and pray for their leader, Ed Berringer as they submit to the call of the Lord to use their motorcycles for His glory.
Welcome Our New Affiliates
It is a great pleasure to notify you of our newest Fellowship Riders affiliate in Los Lunas, NM, Greater Vision Ministries. Known as “Christ’s 20/20 MM”, this newest member of the Fellowship Riders family has truly stepped out in faith to follow the call of the Holy Spirit in beginning its ministry as there are only a few riders at this time, but the Lord is preparing a harvest as these workers move forward in response to His call.
To introduce this ministry to the church body and the community on Father’s Day, there will be a 10:30AM Worship Service followed by a BBQ lunch. If you are looking for an excuse to ride to the Albuquerque area, here it is. What more can we ask as riders; meeting a new family member, encouraging others in the body of Christ, and free food?
Please join the leadership of Fellowship Riders in welcoming this newest member of our family and pray for them as they trust the Lord of the Harvest.