The excellent design work below was done by Dale McBroom!
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The excellent design work below was done by Dale McBroom!
Below each download is a description of it. To download any one of the files, right-click on it and choose “Save As.”
Everything is in motion for Bind The Strong Man 2019 (BTSM). Many of you have shared the flyers on social media and I encourage you to continue to do so. Please help keep this event at the top of your page. You never know who will see it and decide to attend. Our church seats about 250 and we’d love to have full capacity for a powerful all–night move of God! Remember the dates and location…Friday night, March 1, 2019, from 8:00 PM until Saturday March 2, 2019, at 7:00 AM. Christian Life Center, 124 April Gray Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
I’ve had several inquiries about the event name, “Bind The Strong Man.” It comes from Mark 3:27 where Jesus says, “No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.” Before studying the scripture, I had a common misconception about its meaning. As with all Scripture, it must be read in context of surrounding Scripture to gain understanding…The “strong man” is Satan and the “house” is his domain. The “goods” are what he possesses—in this case, a blind and mute man whom Jesus releases from the power of a demon (Matthew 3:22). Jesus cannot use Satan’s power to cast out the demon because He needs to bind Satan in order to free the man.
This is what we strive for and what we hope to better understand after Bro. Hurt’s teachings at the BTSM 2019! Remember, the public is invited and everyone is encouraged to attend and bring guests. There is no charge! We encourage all ASR Members to attend as this kicks off our annual riding and witnessing season!
Chaplains, BTSM 2019 will be especially helpful to you! If we expect to see changes in our lives and the lives of those for whom we pray, we need to know more about prayer and how to become a true Prayer Warrior! Fasting sets the foundation for this event! Personally, I will be doing at least a 3–day (possibly longer) water–only fast the weekend before BTSM 2019. Please join me as there is power in numbers and let me know you’re participating so I can pray for you during this time. Towards the middle of February, I’ll be posting more on the two ASR Facebook pages (“ASR Friends” and “ASR Members Only”) to remind you, but please mentally prepare for fasting now…it helps!
The response for financially help fund BTSM 2109 from the ASR membership has been fantastic! Although BTSM is a “nationally sanctioned” ASR event, it is still fully funded by the local chapter of ASR and/or the local church. For this reason and due to the anticipated expenses, we’re asking any ASR member and/or ASR supporter for donations (fully tax deductible). 100% of the funds will be used for direct expenses for the event to include, airfare, meals and an honorarium for Bro. Hurt, plus snacks for the all–night event and breakfast Saturday morning for all ASR attendees. If funds are received above the expenses incurred, all excess funds will go to our “Motorcycles for Missionaries” program. Please help! Any donation is appreciated! The best way to donate is to mail a check to me that’s made out to CLC of Myrtle Beach. Mark on the check for 2019 BTSM. Fred Beall, 3501 North Kings Highway, Suite 103–B, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
PLEASE RESPOND PROMPTLY SO WE CAN GET FUNDING OUT OF THE WAY AND CONCENTRATE ON PLANNING.
Thank you and God bless…
Azusa StreetRiders, Myrtle Beach, SC
Additional comment from our National Secretary Bro Tom Thompson
Bind the strong man event:
I would like to personally invite all members and beyond to this event. My wife Renaye and I are eyewitnesses to Bro. George Hurt’s ability to reach God through his prayer techniques. The presence of God was so thick that day it’s hard to put to words. “Amazing” is only one word that comes to mind. He talked to the four of that were in hotel room for little while, then prayed. We were all speaking in tongues and he instructed Renaye to step forward. She did, she walked few steps and he said, “Sister you’re walking!” She looked as if she saw ghost. He told her, “Don’t stop now!” She walked all over that hotel room, kept walking past wall mirror and saying, “I’m walking!” That was first time in 5.5 years that she was even able to put weight on left foot/leg, not to forget first time walking. I urge you all, if you can only attend one event this year, make it “Bind The Strong Man!”
Bro. Tom Thompson
This was published almost four years ago but stands the test of time… Please feel free to comment!
Many people have heard the name “Azusa StreetRiders” and know that it’s a motorcycle ministry, some even know we’re an Apostolic motorcycle ministry. But who are the Azusa StreetRiders? Pastor, what do you know about us? Apostolic motorcycle rider, what do you know about us?
In response to an email received on July 22, 2015, I attempted to answer the question received with the subject title “Just Want To Know.” I have modified the email below to only correct punctuation, spelling and grammar and to hide the identity of the individual who sent it. My response is nearly verbatim as to what I sent to him. As of this writing [and as of January 2019], I have not heard back.
Hopefully this email and its response will address some concerns others may have about “Who Are The Azusa StreetRiders?”
Fred B. Beall, Azusa StreetRiders
The Oneness Apostolic Motorcycle Ministry of Jesus Christ
Sent from my iPad. I would like to know if your colors are copyrighted?
You see I’m a believer. There’s only one God, one Faith and one Baptism. And I do believe in Acts 2:38. And I have been baptized received the Holy Ghost and I do speak in other tongues.
But our church is having some problems and my pastor, well, I should just say pray for him. I told him I would like to ride with your colors but never heard anything and that was two years ago.
The reason I ask about your colors is that our church started in Southern California in the early 1930s following the Azusa Street Revival. And, well you know the rest. God just moved in a mighty way and now we preach all over the world and God is moving in a mighty way.
We’re in End Times my Brother. Maybe I’ll just design my own patch and put “Apostolic Rider for Jesus” on it if you don’t let me patch over [join Azusa StreetRiders]. See, I go where you guys don’t go; to bars, to 1% parties, etc. I just hang out where I used to. Isn’t that what Jesus said? “Go and preach my word.”
See most of you that are saved, you got in your comfort zone and don’t have that drive anymore. You forgot where God brought some of you from. Sorry but that’s the way it is. If you boys need someone in California, fast, pray and leave it to God. He’s always been there. Regardless, I’m going to my Master.
Hello Bro. David:
Greetings in Jesus’ Name! With interest, I read your message and inquiry above. Thank you for taking time to ask questions and share your thoughts.
Our colors are not copyrighted although several people have suggested that we do so. With the cost of design, set up, and embroidery, it is unlikely that someone would go to the trouble and expense of duplicating our backpatch. Should that happen, we would address it at that time and legal precedent is on our side to protect our colors. But seriously, this is of no concern.
From what you say, and assuming you are a faithful member of your church, you are definitely a candidate for membership in Azusa StreetRiders. All that would be required is the application completion and approval of your pastor. But, as you say, your pastor never responded to your inquiry about joining us. Please don’t be offended, but could it be, that you are not a “faithful” member of the church? Being a “faithful” member of your church is one of our requirements.
Over the years, we have had many, what I call, “rogue” Apostolic bikers try to join us. Some were successful, but most were not because of the insistence on a pastor’s approval to join ASR. By “rogue,” I’m simply referring to someone who has issues with authority and submission, both of which are solid Biblical principles. If someone cannot be “faithful” to a pastor and his church, can they truly be “faithful” to the kingdom of God?
As for your pastor, I pray every day for pastors around the world who preach God’s saving Acts 2:38 message. Hopefully he is in “right standing” with the Lord! I believe that many believing Christians, even many Apostolic pastors, will be surprised on Judgment Day just as they were in Matthew 7:21-23. Not knowing your pastor, I/we will pray for him and other pastors, that God would give them clear direction in these end times!
2 Corinthians 6:17 says, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” This Scripture, along with many other supportive Scriptures, is the basis for our outreach efforts. Also, Romans 14:16, “Let not then your good be evil spoken of.” These scriptures should not, and do not for Azusa StreetRiders, negate Luke 14:23 where Jesus said, “And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”
As believing and faithful Apostolics, we must wisely balance our efforts to reach the lost. We believe this is done with the approval of and under the watchful eye of our pastors. If we have truly submitted to him, he should know us well enough to know whether or not we are capable of stepping into the world to “bring them out” or if we would be drawn back into the world. Highways and hedges ministry, true outreach into the anti-Christian cultures of the world, is not for everyone! I would like to think that every member of Azusa StreetRiders is capable of doing so, but, realistically, I know this is not true.
Hanging out in the bars and at the 1%ers’ parties, to us, runs contrary to the two scriptures cited above. Saying that, we try very hard to interact with 1%ers and others who are lost at any opportunity made available to us. We are a ministry, not a club! We try to avoid the club mentality. Yet, we do things that would surprise many Apostolics. For example, in my hometown of Myrtle Beach, SC, we have cosponsored a couple of events with the Hells Angels. This opened the door for me to teach a Bible study to the local chapter president and for several years, we were able to take his two boys to our church for Sunday school. Although not in church, he is a good friend today.
My suggestion—again, it’s up to the individual’s pastor—is to attend every function sponsored by any of the bike clubs or ministries. In doing so, however, I also suggest that we do not “enter” the bars, but rather stand outside and witness! This is especially effective for us during poker runs.
By using this approach, I have been told by 1%ers on several occasions and have had other club members tell me that there is a different, higher level of respect given to Azusa StreetRiders because we are not perceived as a “sitting-on-the-fence-ministry.” Other ASR members have had similar statements made to them for approaching outreach in this manner.
Having said all of this, please do not take my statements as condemnation for what you are doing. For us, this approach has proven not only to be successful, but to be acceptable to our Apostolic non-biking brethren…our “good” is not mistaken for “evil.”
The term “comfort zone” to you seems to mean “going places where church-going Christians do not typically go.” Food for thought… Could it be that your “comfort zone” is in the bars and with the 1%ers and hanging out at church is OUTSIDE of your “comfort zone?” Don’t be misled into thinking that you can only reach those you are trying to reach by being just like them! Read Romans 12:2.
Hopefully this email will give you clarity as to the Azusa StreetRiders approach to outreach. Remember, the last part of Luke 14:23 says, “…and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Jesus didn’t say “compel them to sit on barstools and have church.” Our goal is to “fill His house.”
If after reading this you have more questions about Azusa StreetRiders, please let me know and I will try to respond or have a conversation with you at any available time. If you desire to join us based on our outreach model cited above, I suggest you fast and pray about it and if God directs you, download our application, fill it out completely, take it to your pastor and have a serious conversation with him about your walk with God. Then have him sign it, and mail it to us. We will welcome you with open arms and put you to work with Azusa StreetRiders for His Kingdom!
May God bless you, my friend! We are all on the same team. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
In His Service,
Sent from my iPhone
I hope you all enjoy this little promo video. feel free to share. its available to see on Facebook and our asr YouTube channel and National website. God Bless.
Rev. Anthony Storey
The following report is from Michael Theodore Sr, who serves as the ASR District Coordinator for Ohio, seen at far left in the above photo.
“July 11-13, 2014 was the 5th Annual Biker Sunday in memory of Michael Theodore Jr. This year we made our event for outreach and we added a pig roast to Biker Sunday. Our count of ASR members present was just shy of 30. We had members ride into northeast Ohio for the event from as far away as Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee, West Virginia, and from all over Ohio.
“We started off the weekend with a meet-and-greet on Friday evening. This is a great way for members to get to know everyone and just relax from their day’s ride.
“Saturday we had kickstands up at 10 AM. This was a day of riding up to Geneva-On-The-Lake, a biker town overlooking Lake Erie. Saturday was all about outreach. Once there we picked a spot to have Bro. Jim Curley (ASR National Chaplain) to give us a few words from the Lord, and then give us some great pointers on outreach. He then prayed over the 300+ dinner tickets that we were giving out to people to get them to come to our Biker Sunday/Pig Roast. We divided into teams of 2 to 4, and just took over the strip up there on the Lake in Geneva. It was totally amazing to see each ASR person working the street. To God be the glory. After spending a few hours in the hot sun passing out dinner tickets and witnessing to people, it was time to mount up and ride to someone else’s benefit dinner. That’s right, we all rode to a benefit dinner for a friend of ours who has a brain tumor. As we all pulled into that church parking lot, everyone started to take notice. They were all wondering what was going on. We stayed for the dinner, and wow, did ASR evermore make a huge impact on this family. They indicated they could not thank us enough. Now this is what ASR is all about. It’s not just about motorcycles or riding motorcycles. This is why I love my ASR family and this ministry. Saturday’s unity for outreach was just awesome.
“Sunday was Biker Sunday. Kickstands up at 8:30. Well, with our group it was closer to 9. LOL. I looked on my radar and saw that it was raining up by the church, which was a 35-mile ride. I told everyone to put their rain gear on. Sis. Curley said, “Have faith.” I smiled and said, “You don’t live up here. You’re going to get wet. Rain gear on.” We headed north to the church. The only water we got was that which was already on the road from the prior rain that went through. Yes, Sis. Curley, there is power in prayer. Sunday’s service was so anointed Pastor Doug Joseph (ASR District Coordinator for West Virginia) preached, giving us an amazing word from God. We had 3 people get water baptized in Jesus name, and one of them got filled with the Holy Ghost! Praise God. With all our hard work during outreach the prior day, we had 12 outreach dinner tickets come through the doors, of which two of those brought their entire family. So our count was about 20 that came as a result of God blessing our outreach effort. Praise God! After service was the pig roast and basket raffle. Delicious! The pork really hit the spot. As we were eating, one small cloud came through to dump some rain. However, once we all had eaten and the raffle was over, the sky got clear when it was time to ride. Sunday events are not over yet. Once we got back from our ride, everyone rested. Then we met up for dinner and some good ASR fellowship, one on one.
“I would like to thank all who made our weekend so wonderful. I love you guys and this ministry. From the Theodore family to yours, a big thank-you.”
The World Network of Prayer is a global prayer ministry effort administered by the United Pentecostal Church International. WNOP’s weekly Prayer Connect newsletter (which you can sign up for free by clicking here), goes out to many thousands of readers. In the March 18, 2014 edition of Prayer Connect, the WNOP featured an article about the recent ASR Bind the Strong Man prayer event. Here is their excellent report, thanks to ASR Pastor Mike Markham:
Azusa StreetRiders All Night Prayer Meeting
Last weekend, Azusa StreetRiders from seven states joined members of Turning Point Fellowship in Marbury, Alabama, Pastor Mike Markham, for Bind the Strong Man, an all-night prayer gathering. Additionally, several other churches in the US and Canada opened their doors for Azusa StreetRiders members, church members and guests to join in all-night, focused corporate prayer following the same hourly prayer outline as in Marbury.
This was the second annual Bind the Strong Man event. At the event last year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, God healed Patrick Beall of brain cancer after doctors had given him little hope of survival. Other noted miracles took place.
In Luke 24:49, Jesus instructed his disciples to “go to Jerusalem and tarry…” The world changed forever because these men obeyed Christ and traveled for a corporate prayer meeting. Please pray that more churches join us in our prayer efforts as we try to grow Bind the Strong Man prayer meetings with next year’s event to be held at Eminence, KY.
The Azusa StreetRiders Motorcycle Ministry is endorsed by the UPCI. Visit their website, azusastreetriders.com for more information on being involved in Bind the Strong Man prayer meetings.
Start your riding season off with a great ride for a great cause!
Starting at 10 am, enjoy mouth-watering slow-smoked barbecue, door prizes, raffles, and a chance to win a $500 grand prize!
NOTE: Hotel (Sutton Inn) is filling up fast. Book ASAP. Special rate is $78.57 including tax (upstairs rooms). Call or email either Pastor Doug Joseph or LaDonna Joseph to obtain one of the rooms we’re holding onto.
Register online or get details at SwordRun.com.
Proceeds go to “Motorcycles For Missionaries” and help to build a new church facility in the Clarksburg area.
Event brought to you by 102.3 WFBY-FM, WDTV Channel 5, and the local Clarksburg chapter of the Azusa Street Riders. Are you interested in helping to sponsor this event? Then download the Sword-Run-Sponsorship-Form and/or visit SwordRun.com.
This year’s event will be hosted at the big pavilion just to the right, at the main entrance to Norwood Park in Nutter Fort, WV. Screenshot below:
We have combined the Memorial Ride with Biker Sunday!
We would like for you to join us for our 5th Annual Biker Sunday in memory of our son, Michael Theodore Jr.
ASR RIDE planned for Saturday, July 12.
This is an outreach ride to a biker town to hand out free dinner tickets for Sunday’s event, the Biker Sunday.
BIKER SUNDAY on Sunday, July 13 at 10 am at:
Again, the HOST HOTEL is: