Passing The Baton

I just wanted to take a moment and thank all of you that have supported not only myself but the two boards that I served with over the last six years. It has been an honor to have been your president and it has been an honor to serve you fine people, I pray that I have served you well I guess time will tell.

Moving forward I’m asking all the members of the Azusa StreetRiders ministry to get behind Brother Michael Theodore and this board and give them the support that they need in order to take this ministry to the next level. I ask all of you to keep them prayer this is God’s ministry ran by men and women who are Holy Ghost filled. That certainly does not make them perfect but it does make them willing to step up to the plate and to do a job that at times is not only difficult and unrewarding but also challenges us to the core of one’s own beliefs.

So therefor Keep the Faith, Stay the Course Jesus is coming back soon for his church and the Azusa StreetRiders is a unique niche within the church. Love and appreciate y’all with my whole heart.

God Bless and Keep each and everyone of you and yours. May the sun always be to your back and the wind in your face and I’ll see ya here, there or in the air.

It’s Time For The 2023 National Rally – Maryville, TN

Here are a couple of updates

2023 Azusa StreetRiders National Rally Update: First and foremost, everyone be safe on the ride to National’s!

1. Anyone planning to sign up at the door for the meal plan that has not yet done so please just let us know now we need an accurate headcount by Saturday. We want to make accommodations for everyone.
2. All those planning to attend Wednesday nights midweek service here at FAC please park around the circle in front of the church hopefully we’ll have enough faith to get a nice picture.
3. Any rider that has a PackTalk COM system and would like to link in please bring your helmet and your PackTalk unit to Wednesday nights meet and greet so we can get everything linked up and not have to deal with it on Thursday morning.
4. A reminder that Global Grounds World Missions coffee shop will be open 8 o’clock both Thursday and Friday for the convenience of our Azusa StreetRiders Ministry. The coffee shop in usually not opened in the mornings during the week.
All workers in the coffee shop are volunteers and 100% a profit go towards missionaries around the world. Not everybody is aware that FAC Maryville support not only ALJC missionaries but also UPCI and other apostolic missionaries throughout the world. Keep that in mind and please help support this ministry.

5. Please go ahead print and fill out the Ride Waver from the Azusa StreetRider web page and bring it with you this will help cut out time at the registration desk or the meet & greet.

A another couple of last-minute changes here first off brother Mark Condon is it going to be unable to attend this year’s national rally unfortunately, something came up and he had to change his schedule here at the last minute we’re certainly going to miss his worship. However, FAC has agreed to provide their praise singers for both Thursday and Friday night.
In addition, after looking at the cost for the main church to bring in the cleaning crew Thursday and Friday, and also to hire the tech crew to come in in order to stream do the media and everything that is involved the cost was more than we wanted to pay. Therefore we’re moving the service to the youth sanctuary which I was at this morning and it is extremely nice and very high tech. So we will streamline the service and they have a complete media team at our disposal along with a led backdrop there on the platform so everything should be extremely nice.
Let’s Have a Great Rally, looking forward to seeing all of you here.

Meal Plan and Registration are now on the Azusa StreetRiders website under Events.
Please sign up today so we can start getting a count for this years National Rally in the Motorcycle Riding  Capital East of the Mississippi, Maryville, TN.

In addition Bro Tom Harding UPCI Global Missions Coordinator will be opening this years Mission Service with the Key Note Introduction followed by none other than Bro Peter Gray the Latin America/Caribbean Field Supervisor for the ALJC World Missions Department.
Bro Bruce Howell has been requested  by Bro David K Bernard to be in the Philippines for a special service therefor Bro Howell has requested requested to be rescheduled to speak at one of our National Rally’s at a future date.

Azusa StreetRiders have a great lineup for the 2023 National Rally:
Bro Kenneth Carpenter, Bro Bruce Howell & Bro Mark Condon – Invite a friend !

Wednesday, August 2nd:

Midweek service followed by food and fellowship in the FAC Pavilion Center at the rear of the church.

It was asked which host hotel we will be gathering at Thursday and Friday morning on our way out of town. We are actually going to meet at the church both of those mornings and of course on Saturday for our business meeting. The church is probably only 10 minutes from both host hotels, and from Alcoa, Maryville in the surrounding areas.
We have a state of the art coffee shop located on the south side of the building of which the church will open for an hour or so for our benefit both those mornings. As our tradition has always been, we will serve coffee and donuts before and during our business meeting.
Thursday, August 3rd:
“Tail of the Dragon” & “Cherohala Skyway”

Lunch will be served

  • Thursday’s Ride

Motorcycles for Missionaries Service:
Speaker Bro Peter Grey

Thursday Night Missions Service:
Bro Peter Gray
Latin America/Caribbean Field Supervisor for the
ALJC World Missions Department
Dinner served at the FAC Pavilion Center

Friday, August 5th:
Destination TBA at this time
Lunch will be served

Azusa StreetRiders Motorcycle Ministry Friday Night Evangelistic Speaker:

Pastor Kenny Carpenter

Friday Night  Evangelistic Service:
Pastor Kenny Carpenter –
ALJC General Superintendent & FAC Pastor  Maryville, TN

Dinner served at the FAC Pavilion Center

Saturday, August 6th:

Azusa StreetRiders annual members meeting
Lunch immediately following

Afternoon ride

We have two hotels that we’ll be using in the Alcoa/Maryville area for the nationals:

Fairfield Inn & Suites Knoxville Alcoa
1865 Pauling Street, Alcoa, TN 37701
Ph: (865) 409 5950
King / Double Queen – $119.00
Breakfast Included
Call the hotel and mention the Azusa StreetRiders event. FYI This hotel is brand new !

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alcoa (Knoxville Airport)
130 Associates Blvd, Alcoa, TN 37701
Phone: (865) 981-9008
King / Double Queen – $119.00
Breakfast Included
Call the hotel and mention the Azusa StreetRiders event.

Meal Plan and Registration are now on the Azusa StreetRiders website under Events. 

2023 UPCI General Conference

Azusa StreetRiders’ is going to have a display-information booth at UPCI’s General Conference in Indianapolis this year which is open to the public from Wednesday morning (9/20/23) through

Friday night (9/23/23) and we need your help!

ASR’s presence over the years at this annual event has been extremely helpful to help dispel negative pre-conceived notions about motorcycles and bikers while explaining how our ministry has helped win the lost! Thousands of Oneness Apostolics (pastors and saints) simply pass our booth and that, alone, gives name recognition. Many stop with questions. We tell them about souls that have come to Christ through our efforts, about backsliders who’ve returned to the fold, and about witnessing opportunities afforded us while ministering with our motorcycles wearing our God-inspired Azusa StreetRiders back patches.

At the Conference, we tell them about the powerful Apostolic ministers who’ve preached our National Rallies and about our “Motorcycles for Missionaries” program. They’re astounded to hear we’ve donated well over a hundred motorcycles to Oneness Apostolic foreign missionaries around the globe and are surprised at us having members in 42 states and several foreign countries including our largest chapter in the Philippines.

UPCI’s General Conference is an opportunity to reach new pastors and saints. We open our hearts and welcome bikers who don’t feel they “fit in” with church people. We offer them a ministry (ASR) where they, too, can win souls all while doing what they love riding bikes!

Despite having over 700 Trinitarian motorcycle ministries around the world, Azusa StreetRiders is the “World’s Only Oneness Apostolic Motorcycle Ministry.” Yes, there’re some local

Apostolic church groups that ride, but we need to convince them to join us there is strength in numbers!

Azusa StreetRiders have broken down barriers between bikers and saints like no other Oneness

Apostolic ministries have been able to do. But there is much work still to be done! Every year, there are new General Conference attendees who know very little about us. Again, we need your help! Help to meet people, to talk to them about biking, about ministry, and about ministry using motorcycles.

The Exhibit Hall for General Conference is opened to the public Wednesday through Friday

during the hours charted in the schedule below. Many of our ASR Members will be there and I ask that you please help us by committing to be at the booth for at least two hours. Everything will be furnished except your personal vest. If you can help us, please bring it. Men’s attire is typically dress pants, a long-sleeve white shirt (with or without a tie) and the vest. Ladies generally are in dresses and wear their vests. Please don’t scoff at the attire requests. We know the saying, “These are my church clothes” often seen on bikers’ vests, but remember, we are “guests” at the conference. If we exhibit ministry and ourselves accordingly, we’ll have much more favorable opportunities to spread the word about Azusa StreetRiders.

Bro fred Beall,
Founder & Lifetime Member,
Azusa StretRiders Ministry

Nominations for the President and National Treasure’s position

Any Azusa StreetRiders dues paying members wishing to nominate any Azusa StreetRiders dues paying member for either one of these positions please contact Bro Traveris Mallory for a copy of the nominating ballot.

Nominations verbally, emailed, snail mailed or by any other means will not be Nominations verbally, emailed, snail mailed or by any other means will not be accepted. A nominating ballot MUST BE filled out and returned to the national secretary in the time specified. All nominations must be in by May 31

Bro Traveris Mallory
Azusa StreetRiders National Secretary
phone: 205-229-2096

A word for the President:
I feel anyone nominating an ASR member for either one of these positions should consider the following characteristics or attribute listed below of the person you are considering and not just that he/she is a friend that you would like to see on the National Board.

    • Devoted
    • Faithful Steward
    • Humble – Not Arrogant
    • Gentle – Not Quick Tempered
    • Sober – Not a drunkard
    • Peaceful or better still a Peacemaker – Not Confrontational
    • Financial Integrity – Not Greedy for Gain
    • Hospitable
    • Lover of Good Deeds
    • Self Controlled
    • Upright
    • Teachable Spirit
    • Holy Inside and Out
    • Maintains a Consistent Prayer and Fasting Life
    • Spiritually Mature
    • Respectable
    • A Good Example among Men

Let’s also use 1 Timothy Chapter three as a further reference . I know this scripture is talking about a deacon or bishop position however I think we could easily, without the taking anything away from the word of God, use this as a guide when choosing any  national board position for our ministry:

1 This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 

Let me be the first to say in making this list that I for one cannot/do not live upto many of these attributes however that does not relinquish the membership from expecting these things from the National Board of the Azusa StreetRiders ministry including the members of the current board. We need to strive for the best we can be.

Prayer and Fasting Day for Bind the Strongman Prayer Service

March 3rd the day our Azusa StreetRiders “Bind the Strongman Prayer Service” is to be held and I know there has been much prayer brought before the Lord by so many for this event already however I would like to Call to Arms to all prayer warriors with a corporate day of Prayer & Fasting BEFORE Friday March 3rd.

Therefore I propose that on Thursday, March 2nd that any and all members, friends and associates of this ministry take this day to be in focused prayer and fasting before our big event. I ask if your a seasoned fasting machine than let’s give it all we got and if your not ask the Lord what you might give up that day in order to prepare ourselves before the Lord after all this is what the “Bind the Strongman is all about touching the hem of His garment for not only ourselves but for others in need. God hears all prayers and honors all forms of fasting so there is no act of fasting to small that goes unnoticed.

What better way of preparing this flesh than bring it under subjection. What better way of bringing it under subjection than a day of prayer and denying it something it craves.

God Bless all of you looking forward to miracles, signs, and wonders.

Bro Robert Thompson
Azusa StreetRiders President

Welcome New Members

Sis Charlotte Shopher
Marianna, FL
Apostolic Church of Prase
Pastor Charles Shopher
Note: January 2023

Bro Kendall (Rex) & Sis Heather Andis
Montgomery, IN
Victory Community Church
Pastor Derrick Crews

Bro Stephen Smith
Washington, IN
Victory Community Church
Bishop Pete Aldrich

Sis Taylor Bunner – Smith
Washington, IN
Victory Community Church
Bishop Pete Aldrich

Bro Joshua  & Sis Tai Cotiller
Washington, IN
Victory Community Church
Pastor Derrick Crews

Bro Ryan Parsons
Washington, IN
Victory Community Church
Pastor Derrick Crews

Bro Larry & Sis Nichole Thompson
Washington, IN
Victory Community Church
Pastor Derrick Crews

Sis Paula Romanowski (Upgraded to Full Member)
Rolla, MO
Tabernacle of praise
Pastor Tim Blackwell

West Virginia
Bro Jeff Jarrett
Mount Carbon, WV
Glen Ferris Apostolic
Pastor Chad Smales