2017 National Rally – Are You Ready?

2017 National Rally – Are You Ready?

Believe it or not the 2017 National Rally is only 6 months away. It’s time to start getting ready, marking you calendars,making hotel reservations, putting aside a few dollars and inviting people along for the ride. I personally cannot wait to meet up The first week in August in Denison Texas with all of my ASR family.

It is not to early to start praying and fasting for this rally. I am asking all ASR members to add this rally to your regular prayer schedule and to please fast one day a month in preparation for this rally.

Let’s make this rally the biggest and the best National Rally to date.
Remember to use every opportunity to witness to people. On the way to the rally we will be stopping at gas stations, restaurants etc. let’s use every opportunity that we have to share Jesus with people along the way. I personally do not want to leave a gas station with at least telling one person about Jesus. This much travel gives us great opportunities. We can waste it or use it for His kingdom. The national rally is not just a gathering of friends, it is a gathering of apostolic bikers. So I keep it simple by saying – let’s be apostolic and look for opportunities for the kingdom along the way.

The 2017 Azusa StreetRiders National Rally will be held in Denison Tx

Wednesday Aug 2, 7pm meet and greet

Thursday Aug 3 all day ride and church at 7pm. Bro.Bruce Howell from the UPCI will be preaching the Motorcycles for Missionaries service.

Friday Aug. 4 all day ride and church at 7pm Bro. Samual Smith from the AWCF will be preaching.

Saturday Aug. 5th ASR National business meeting and election for National President and National Treasuerer will be held.

8am coffee and donuts

8:30 annual business meeting starts.

more details coming soon!!!!!!

Sherman, TX (Hwy 75/Hwy 82)
Quality Suites – $69.00 (all suites)
Hampton Inn – $79.00 standard
Denison, TX (Hwy 75/FM120)
Holiday Inn Express – $75.00 standard/$85.00 suite
All rates are available 3-days prior and 3-days post event dates
All rates are per room, per night and for single or double occupancy
$10.00 per additional adult per room, per night up to room capacity
All hotels feature complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily
All hotels feature rooms with 1-king or 2-queen beds (Quality Suites is an “all suite” hotel)
All hotels feature in-room refrigerators and coffee makers
Hampton Inn and Quality Suites also feature in-room microwaves
All hotels feature swimming pools
All hotels feature complimentary WiFi

Can’t wait to see you all in Denison Texas

Challenge – I am challanging all ASR members to invite at least 1 person to this rally.

Rev. Jim Curley
National Vice President
Azusa Street Riders

New Life Resolution

New Life Resolution

I’ve been thinking about how at this time of the year, every single one of us makes a New Year’s resolution. Not only do we make a New Year’s resolution but we put thought and planning into it.

Many of us pray that we make the right decision, a decision that will effect our entire year or perhaps even our entire lIfe.

Most years I make New Year’s resolutions and stick to maybe 10% of the original plan. Sometimes only get about 10% of the things on my list accomplished and sometimes I have everything on my list accomplished but after the year is only about 10% over, I usually give up and go back to the way that I did things the year before.

With lots of thought and prayer I have made up my mind that this year I absolutely refuse to make a New Year’s resolution. Why?
You may be thinking that is a little extreme, But trust me I have put a lot of thought and prayer into this decision.

I do not want to focus on something that will change me for a temporary time. I do not want to focus on a New Year’s resolution, I want to focus on my New Life Resolution..

When I say my New Life Resolution I am not talking about my life here on earth I’m talking about life eternal in the presence of my creator.
I want to concentrate on my new life in the presence of the L-rd.

I looked up what a New Year’s resolution was on the Internet and here is what I found:

Wikipedia makes this statement.
A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but is also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year’s Day.

Wow. Are they actually serious? A tradition in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning each year on New Year’s Day.

Something slightly nice. Wow, how impressive is this?

People actually make New Year’s resolutions to be slightly nice to other people.

We should be more than slightly nice to people, we should treat them with love, care and compassion and this is not something that we should do as a New Year’s resolution, this is something that we should do automatically because we are Christians.

I want my resolution to be more than a year resolution of treating people slightly nice here on earth. I want my new life resolution to be one that is focused on helping people get to heaven. One that is focused on them being prepared to spending eternity in Heaven.

I am pretty sure that my New Life Resolution does not include being slightly nice to someone.

But It does include killing them with kindness.

It does include being compassionate about the way I treat people.

It does include loving the lovable and the unlovable.

It does include focusing on helping people secure their eternity in the presence of the L-rd.

It does include feeding the homeless.

It does include visiting the jails.

It does include inviting people to church.

But it will never, let me repeat, never include being slightly nice to someone.

Instead of being slightly nice, as Christians, we need to go above and beyond when it comes to how we treat others.

Mark 12:29-31 says:
“And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”
Ephesians 4:32
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

Romans 12:10
“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;”

We need to treat others with respect and kindness. You notice I did not say slight respect and slight kindness.

The best gift you can give anyone, is telling them about Jesus.

Sunday night at work I was working side-by-side with one of my partners that I work with. We started talking about or weekends and how we spend them. I told him that my weekends usually consist of going to the jail to minister to people, outreach,fellowship and Church.

We had a good long talk about church and G-d. He shared a story with me that absolutely touched my heart.

A story about a man, two young boys and a fishing trip.

He told me this story that he had heard about a Christian father that had taken his young son and his friend from school on a fishing trip over the weekend.

The friend of his son had a hard home life and they thought that this may be an opportunity to bond with this young man, witness to him and maybe even invite him to church.

While there were on this fishing trip the three of them were out fishing in their boat and the two boys fell overboard.

I don’t know all the details of the story but both boys were drowning in the water.

The father only had the time and the strength to rescue one of the boys.

Which one of the two boys do you think that the father saved?

His own son or his sons friend from school ?

The answer is his sons friend from school.

You may think how could this father not save his own son?

But this father knew that his son was saved and would make it to heaven and he also knew that his sons friend from school did not know Jesus as his savior and he wanted to save him so he could give him an opportunity to be saved.

And opportunity to make a New Life Resolution.

We have to start putting soul winning as our top priority.

My New Life Resolution is to share the love of Christ with every single person that I meet.

I am not personally satisfied with telling people about Jesus when it is convenient, sometimes you have to go out of your way and make it happen.

Going out of the way to tell people about Jesus is my New Life Resolution .

Most of us in ASR are faithful in our attendance to church, but when is the last time we actually invited someone to church.

I’m not talking about inviting somebody to that special service two or three times a year.

I am challenging each and every single one of us to make it our New Life Resolution that we invite somebody new to each and every single service of 2017.

I absolutely love fellowship with other Christians, but I f I truly want to follow my New Life Resolution, we need to take this message that we believe in to all the world.

ASR does this as a church but what about us as individuals?

If it comes to fellowship with the saints or witnessing to the sinners, which will we choose. I will choose the sinner.

The year 2017 will have no New Years resolutions for me. Instead I am choosing a New Life Resolution.

A decision that will start now and will not end every year on New Year’s Eve.

Let us, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭16:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

This is my New Life Resolution.

Re. Jim Curley
National Vice President
Azusa StreetRiders

A Big Welcome to our New Coordinators

The National Board of ASR is proud to announce the following new state coordinators.

Brother Mike Rohatch – Oklahoma

Sister Urissa Goodin – Texas

And Brother Jim Boyle – New Jersey

Please lift up these new coordinators in your prayers and if you know of any apostolic motorcycle riders or of any opportunities in these states please get a hold of these new coordinators.

Rev. Jim Curley
National Vice President
Azusa Streetriders

2016 UPCI General Conference

I had the privilege once again of attending the 2016 UPCI General Conference in Indianapolis Indiana

First of all a big thank you to Brother And Sister Diaz for all that they do. This simply could not have happened without them. Also a big thank you to everyone else who took time out of their conference to help work the booth.

The highlight for me this year was signing up six new members and also the opportunity that we had to meet some of our missionaries that we have provided motorcycles for. Meeting these ASR members from Russia and Japan and hearing about their mission work reminds me of what ASR is truly about.

General Conference is like a big family reunion. We see members that we haven’t seen in a long time. I absolutely love spending time with my ASR family.

Can’t wait until next year’s conference in Kansas City. Encouraging all members to take a little time out of their schedule and volunteer. It’s actually a lot of fun.

Rev. Jim Curley
National Vice President
Azusa Streetriders







Guess what? It’s finally here.

You guessed it. Riding season it’s finally here. While working last night I could not stop thinking about how excited I am about riding season finally being here. What does this mean? It means lots of opportunities for all of us that ride. I’m talking about opportunities to tell people about Jesus. I hear people saying that they find it hard to talk to people about Jesus. It really is simple. Here are a few ideas to get us started for the year.

Always wear your back patch. I have a simple rule that I have set for myself. If I get on my bike I put on my back patch. Its that easy.
Here is the way that this works. If I’m wearing my back patch,people can see it. If I’m not they can’t. Make yourself visible.

Have a flyer for an upcoming ASR event or a ASR business card with you at all times. Something to help break the ice and open up a conversation. Starting a conversation is not hard. Here is how I usually start the conversation.

When I pull into a gas station and see a motorcycle I always start a conversation with that person. I do not walk up to them and start immediately pushing Jesus, church or religion on them, I simply say something like this:

What an awesome day for a ride. Or I love your bike, that is one sweet ride. I tell them my name and shake their hand and then never leave without giving them an invite of some kind. I usually just hand them a flyer or a business card and tell them I am part of Azusa streetRiders and we have a ride this weekend and that we would love to have them join us. If there is no ride coming up I simply hand them my card or info and say we have rides all the time if you ever want to join us give us a call.
I usually like to throw into the conversation that I belong to a biker friendly church and we would love to have them visit us sometime. You will be surprised how many will take you up on this offer.

It really is that simple. The last days are here. We cannot miss an opportunity.

Hope this helps. We have work to do this riding season and that time of year is finally here.

Jesus is coming back soon, so let’s get busy.

Rev. Jim Curley
National Vice President
Azusa StreetRiders

A Word From Your Vice President – My Vision For 2016

Well 2015 is over. Hello new year hello new opportunities.

I went out yesterday for a short and very cold ride and spent some time thinking about my vision for ASR in 2016. Well this may not seem like any big brainstorm but this is truly one area that both ASR and me as an individual need to focus on for 2016. It is simply. Connect. Connect with other ASR members. This will help us in so many ways.

Over Thanksgiving my wife and I traveled to Kansas City to visit family. We use this opportunity to visit the Mo/Kan Chapter of ASR and also had members of the Cameron Missouri Chapter join us. We had a wonderful time of worship, food and fellowship.

In December my wife and I traveled to the Louisville Kentucky area. You guessed it. We took this opportunity to meet with the Northern Kentucky Chapter. We attended their Christmas party and then went on and had fellowship with a few members by going shopping at the local Cycle Gear Store and going to see Christmas lights.

Where am I going with all this? There are many members of ASR who are totally independent and live a distance from a chapter. The point I’m trying to get across is we all travel. Simple travel in our daily or business life gives us the opportunity to connect with other ASR members and chapters. It doesn’t have to be a scheduled event or even a church service. It can be a simple lunch or cup of coffee with a member. This is both how we can plug in with ASR members that we know and do not know. This can be a way for us to meet new Friends as well as old.

If we could catch this vision think of all the new members that we could meet in 2016. Think of all the members that live to far away from a chapter or events to get involved in that would would now have connections with other members. How about old members that are no longer involved in ASR.

I already know what some of you are going to say. I don’t travel. Simple solution. Once a month pick up the phone and call someone that you don’t know from ASR and introduce yourself. After all we are family so how about in 2016 we get to know our family. Let’s catch the vision. Let’s Connect in 2016.

Rev. Jim Curley
National Vice President
Azusa Street Riders

A Word From Our Chapter Presidents

Greetings in Jesus name from the Clarksburg, WV chapter of Azusa StreetRiders. God has been moving and blessing tremendously in our church and chapter. I want to say thanks to all our ASR brothers and sisters for your wonderful efforts in moving this ministry forward in the vision of reaching souls! Here in Clarksburg, our ASR chapter has made a great effort in reaching souls and fundraising for Motorcycles for Missionaries. First consider our Sword Run, which is held annually on the second Saturday of each May. It is a ministry opportunity that comes in the form of a motorcycle run set up like a poker run. Instead of the participants gathering poker cards, at each stop they pick up a scripture card with a different point value on each one (and each is set in a different color). Each scripture card has a salvation scripture on it that leads to the Oneness, New Birth truth of repentance, water baptism in Jesus name, and the infilling of the Holy Ghost. Also, we try to have each of our stops along the way to be at parking lots of our local Oneness churches whenever possible. This event is full of fellowship, family fun, and meeting new people as well as old friends! Thanks to all our ASR members who sacrifice their time to come join us!

Our next outreach/fundraising opportunity is parking cars at local high school football games. We do this about 6 to 7 games per season, starting in late September or early October. Basically, we direct traffic and park cars for the athletic department, helping to keep order and give needed directions while people arrive to the game. We do this while wearing our back patches. Although the people are not there to see us, they still see the message of salvation on our backs!

Finally, when we can, we have been reaching out to the community by selling smoked BBQ dinners (each containing a half-chicken with mashed potatoes, green beans, and a roll) for $10 each. So far it has been a great blessing to this ministry and we have meet many wonderful people.

I must give credit to our local ASR members and their spouses: Pastor and Sister Joseph, Brother Mark and Sister Meredith McClain, Brother David and Sister Christina Ramsey, and especially Brother Mike and Sister Katrina Sutton, for their sacrifice of time and money for these ministry opportunities. All have helped, and the Suttons have gone above and beyond. All of these ministry opportunities and fundraising efforts have been born from their love of this ministry and their love of souls. Without them none of these opportunities would exist or have survived. They have given and sacrificed their time, money, and energy to make the Sword Run, game parking, and smoked chicken dinner sales to be successful! We extend a special thanks to Brother Mike and Sister Katrina Sutton.

We also recently awarded our very first support patch and vest to a very deserving brother in our church. This precious man has been at almost every single one of our fundraising and/or ministry opportunities. He has jumped right in, helping sacrificially every time. We recently sent in the paperwork and received his support patch. At the next service we presented Brother David Todd with this honor! Thank you, Lord, for helpers!

I’ve taken enough time, but remember, as we move forward in these last days, may God move in and through us and ASR to reach our lost and dying world. In JESUS name! Amen!

God Bless you,
Nathaniel A Benedum
Clarksburg,West Virginia Chapter ASR

Greetings From The National Vice President

Just a Quick reminder that I am always here if anyone needs anything. I’m just a phone call or message away. I am exited about everything going on with The Azusa Streetriders these days. I am looking forward to watching this ministry continue to grow.

With that said I want to take the time to remind all of you that just because the riding season is near over or at least slowing down, our ministry is not. This is an excellent time of the year for making connections, developing relationships and helping those in need during all of the upcoming holidays. Licensed or not every member of ASR is a minister of the gospel. Let’s show the world what it truly means to be apostolic.

Let’s take this time off from riding that is coming near, and find a place to get involved. Whether it be teaching home Bible studies working in a food pantry or food kitchen or just flat out every day witnessing. Remember this Thanksgiving and Christmas there are many who will go without unless we show them the love of Christ. It’s simply starts by inviting them to church and loving them.

Hope to see you all soon.
Rev. Jim Curley
National Vice President
Azusa StreetRiders

A Word From Our Chapter Presidents

Greetings from the Sikeston, MO chapter of Azusa StreetRiders:

Just wanted to update everyone about the August 29th event we co-hosted with Pure Freedom Motorcycle Ministries. It was a awesome day! We had approximately 45 bikes and 100 guests attend. We had a ride in the morning, a “blessing of the bikes,” games in the afternoon and a band from Cape Rock-N-Roll Church played music. Lots of venders, free food and tons of prizes were given out. Thanks to the many local business for sponsorship and donating prizes.

The evening concluded with a testimony and the preached Word from Reverend Elliot of Illinois, a founding member and formerly of Satan’s Choice M/C of Canada. He is now an Apostolic minister.

We want to thank Pure Freedom Motorcycle Ministries, Bro. David Cobb (ASR Missouri coordinator), and the members of MOKAN Azusa StreetRiders for helping us represent Azusa StreetRiders and our churches well in our community. Special thanks to all members of Christian Tabernacle and Sikeston First Assembly for the countless hours that went into preparation for this event. Plans are under way to make it even bigger and better next year. God bless…

Ken Vaughn 


Sikeston Chapter of Azusa StreetRiders