Goodbye 2020 Goodbye

Goodbye 2020 Goodbye

Can I get an Amen ! I would venture to say there are several who would offer up a resounding cheer to see this year go. Covid-19 confided to our homes with family concerned for our safety to say the least and even fearful to venture outside at times. The introduction to an entire society for the first time the forced wearing of masks in order not to spread or be spread upon a virus that might kill you or perhaps someone you know, Church’s for the first time being forced to close by government mandates yet auto parts stores are allowed to be opened. Go figure huh ….

An election that is still reeling with rumors of wide base fraud. A government that seems to be out of control on so many fronts that for the first time red blooded Americans question their own resolve about being American. Riots in the streets of many major city’s in America. Our very history of America in question and benchmarks we grew up with torn, down for what seems to be little or no provocation.

Are you discouraged yet ? I would be if this is all the future I had to hold on to. Our lives today, right now and our future are not determined by CNN, ABC or Fox news. Not by Democrats, Republicans or independent’s. Not by Congress, the Senate or the Surgeon General. The Word of God clearly states:

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5, 6).

Now either we believe everything the “Word of God” States or we should believe nothing. We have never been given the option to pick and choose want to wish to hold as divine truth and dismiss what we feel as non applicable to our lives.

We have a future and it’s not here. Were living in the last days, more accurately the last of the last days. For the first time since I can remember being in church more and more of this mind set is being expressed not by radicals standing on a wood box on a street corner but by trusted and respected men of God.

2020 has been a tough year no doubt. Love ones have gone on, but God is in Control! Some are battling Covid-19 right now; fearful of their future but God is in Control! Some have walked away from church unable to handle the challenges 2020 has brought but God is in Control! However on the other hand, Bible studies are still being taught, maybe via Skype or face time but the Bible is being taught, souls are getting the Holy Ghost and the sick are being healed. Yes God is still in Control.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. (Psalms 121: 1,2)

I am sanctified proud of the Azusa StreetRiders ministry. We have taken everything this world could throw and yet held our resolve, praying, fasting, teaching, anointing in prayer, supporting each other as best we could and gathering our selves together when we could to minister to souls and to this ministry.

2020 is at our doorstep, in fact writing this article we only have a few more hours. Let’s put behind us the past, I want this ministry to hit the ground running in 2021 starting with Bind the Strong Man. I hope and pray we all in our own and as best we can be a part of this event on March 6th. If you choose not to travel for whatever reason, I understand I only ask you please to set time aside and examine and prepare yourselves for what the Lord has in store for us this coming year.

Time is short folks, there are souls to be saved and it is our only mandate to spread the Word of the Lord. Let’s give Jesus the best we can in 2021 we all know he gave us his best when he hung on a tree for you and me. So stay the Course, Keep the faith; God is Still in Control!

Culture of Caring

I hope everyone had a merry and blessed Christmas!
As I taught my children’s group, Jesus Crew, the month of December, I spoke to them about the true meaning of Christmas. I wanted them to understand, to know the reason we celebrate.  I wanted them to be as excited about Jesus’ birth, as they were about receiving their presents.
 The last Wednesday night before Christmas at our kids church, they were so anxious and excited to sing and celebrate Jesus’ birthday. I explained to them how great it was to receive presents but our greatest present was???—— and one of my little bitty girls said, “ the whittle baby in the manger” my heart melted.
They wanted to sing happy birthday to Jesus and we did just that!
If we don’t teach our children and get God in their little hearts, the world sure will latch on to them and drag them as far away from the church as possible.
I have children that were raised in the truth, been filled with the Holy Ghost and shouted all around the church lost.  Going to hell, unless I reach the throne of God for them. I don’t want my children to spend an eternity in hell. 
I have been thinking how I want a change, a stir in my soul in this new year, like I have NEVER had before. My pastor spoke last Sunday about us longing to see lost souls saved. Do we really have a burden for lost souls?  I need to be as upset over someone I have never met, being lost and going to a devils hell as I am my family or my children!
 Do we cry and pray for the lost or are we so comfortable with just going to church, satisfied if one comes to the alter- one gets baptized—? 
We should cry for lost souls! 
I want to reach the lost. I want to be the reason that someone seeks God.
Just as Bro Hardin stated this week, how can we be an influence in 2021?   How can we build up the kingdom of God?
I want to set my goals in the new year to do more work for the kingdom than I ever have!   Will you join me?
We have a wonderful tool,  in itself,  with the ASR group. It is a testimony that starts many conversations with people we otherwise may have never came in contact with.
I challenge every rider to reach more souls in 2021 !  People are hungry, they are searching for one thing to satisfy the longing in their soul.   We know that only Jesus can satisfy!
 Let’s be instrumental in souls being won and the church being on fire in 2021!

  • Please  join in prayer and fasting for the following needs:

    Rev. Mike and Rev. Julie McGhghy
    Aimers to Costa Rica



  • Bro. Fred Bealle-complete healing
  • Bro. Doug Solomon-brain tumor
  • Bro. Eagen’s granddaughter, Julia-divine intervention
  • Bro. Oeland Hanes wife Carolyn-complete healing
  • Sis. Lydia Diaz-complete healing
  • Sis. Mandy Womack-complete healing

Also remember all the ones that have lost family members and friends to Covid-19  

Recovering/still in need of touch from Covid 

Bro.  Johnny & Sis. Esther Carr
Bro. Joe Sanders wife, Sis. Dawn                                                                               

Chaplain Carman Hamby





Hello all,
Just wanted to drop in and say hi and share some thoughts I been having for good while now. We all need a friend or friends, somebody to pal around with, somebody to share problems or concerns with, somebody whose company we enjoy, someone we love and respect. Now don’t take take me wrong I know Jesus is the friend that sticks closer than a brother, I’m not taking anything away from the Lord. But most of us have a friend we can turn to when we need someone besides our spouse. Some of us are blessed to have multiple friends. But in my time around ministry I’ve noticed one particular person or position that doesn’t have many close friends, instead they get complained at, hear the problems and concerns of everyone. Very seldom do they get to do something with a friend just to unwind or share their concerns with, very seldom do they have fun.

The person I’m talking about is Pastor’s, it seems to me they actually have the least amount of friends, but we can fix that, instead of bombarding our Pastor’s with all our problems, how about asking them how they are doing, asking them out for lunch, go shooting or watch a game. After all, our Pastor is 2nd in line to Jesus when it comes to importance in our lives, they are put in our lives by the Lord, since we want Jesus to call us friend, shouldn’t we be friend to the one he put in our life, our walk with God will be easier when we friend the man of God and not just look at him as ruler or problem solver.

Let 2021 be the year that your Pastor is more than Pastor, he is your friend, he needs an ear to talk to as well as we do, your Pastor needs you as much as you need him. Love your Pastor, Pray for your Pastor, Be your Pastor’s friend and you will see your relationship with the Lord get closer.
God bless you all!
Bro Tom

Confidence in God Monthly Blog

Allow me to encourage anyone who has not signed up for the “Confidence in God” Monthly Blog by Sis Julie McGhghy to please do so.

Bro Paul and Sis Julie McGhghy, long time Azusa StreetRiders Members are currently working as Missionaries in Costa Rica since their retirement.  The Lord had laid upon Sis Julie’s heart to put this project together and it’s a wonderful anointed Apostolic Blog with a wide variety of subjects and articles that will encourage and help in your walk with God, such as:

Growing the Confidence in God Family
Practical Prayer Guidance
Be Confident in God’s Will
Encouragement for Times of Discomfort and Disarray
And other practical christian topics

I promise you will be blessed !
Anyone interested please follow the link below for more details or contact Sis Julie directly:

Welcome New Members in November

Rev Israel & Sis Amanda Garza
Zanesville, OH
The Pentecostals of Zanesville – Zanesville, OH
Pastor Israel Garza

Rev Scott  & Sis Debra MiKesell
Alliance, OH
Calvary Pentecostal Church – Sebring, OH
Pastor Scott MiKesell

Bro Terry Hemmes
Byron Center, MI
Pentecostals of Kentwood – Kentwood, MI
Pastor Jay Jones

Bro Russell & Sis Sherry Parker
Evansville, IN
Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church – Evansville, IN
Pastor James Maroney

Bro David Randolph
Starke, FL
Connect Point Church – Middleburg, FL
Pastor Michael Guerra


BTSM 2021 will have some profound changes. It is our desire to grow this event in such a way that it can become even more affective within the ASR family, as well as reach further into our local church families and those around us. With this in mind two changes have been made…first, we will have multiple locations to provide greater opportunity for attendance. Secondly, though the date of the first Friday of March will remain in tact, our time will be from 7pm till 2am…or until the Lord has finished His work. Much prayer and seeking God’s will has went into these changes, and we are believing for a great outpouring of the Holy Ghost that will propel us into the future end time revival!

BTSM 2021 Theme, “Unity…In One Mind, One Place, One Accord”

The theme for BTSM 2021 has its roots in our fundamental ASR/Apostolic doctrine of sharing the Acts 2:38 message. Patterns are important throughout Scripture…Old and New Testament…we find patterns that lead to revelation, salvation, and power from the Throne of God. One of those patterns are Repentance, Baptism (the Blood of Jesus applied), and Spirit infilling. The need for unity is always a challenge for any believer, church, or ministry, so we tie the two together and we find a profound secret to really binding the strong man! We cannot bind until our flesh has been bound!

BTSM 2021 will impact many lives and will bring us together with bonds of unity and help us to navigate more clearly in the realm of the Spirit. It is our burden to see us bind the enemy that has attacked our health, churches, and society. We will come together for a time of repentance, a baptism of sorts by placing our situations under the Blood of Jesus, and being filled with the Holy Ghost that we in turn can be led of the Holy Ghost. It’s imperative that understand the need to say, “Not my will…Thine be done!”

It is imperative that all locations follow the same outline! The speakers and perhaps what they say may vary based on the leading of the Holy Ghost, but the basic message and agenda for the event will need to be followed, so show solidarity and unity throughout all locations. We are attempting to have five regional locations in the United States, and exploring a few satellite locations to accommodate those in more remote parts of the States and in other countries. Each location that hosts a BTSM 2021 will be required to provide a few pictures and a short report on how their event went, so that we can share and magnify God for what He has done around the world! 

Following is the outline that will be followed by all locations:

7:00pm – Welcome and Worship

7:30pm – Session #1 / “Repentance is Personal” (20-30min teaching/15-20min of prayer)  We all need repentance. It’s a moment by moment conditioning of the heart.  Finding this place takes real searching of the Holy Ghost. Personal flaws and attitudes that keep us from being unified with others.

8:20pm – Session #2 / “Repentance for Others Sake” (20-30min teaching/15-20min prayer) There is a need for personal evaluation to find those things which cause dis-Unity with others. Repentance is both vertical and horizontal. We tend to focus Only on our sins against God, but, we need the Spirit to
illuminate those areas that break down unity within the body and repent
(turn away) from them. Sins of the Nation and a repentance that includes forgiveness by bringing a spirit of repentance to such a degree that we can plead the cause of others.

9:10pm – 10 minute break

9:20pm – Session #3 / “Under the Blood” (20-30min teaching/15-20min prayer) As things, circumstances, situations have been revealed and brought to our attention, it is now time to be intentional with placing it under the Blood of Jesus. Not only for forgiveness, but to fully turn away and forgive others.

10:10pm – Session #4 / “Pleading the Blood” (20-30min teaching/15-20min prayer)  Forgiving others and praying for those who have fallen away or even that persecute us is an absolute. Pleading the cause of others and invoking the
Blood of Jesus upon their lives can and will change us, and them. 

11:00pm – 30 min fellowship break

11:30pm – Session #5 / “Be Filled!” (45min with evangelistic focus)
No matter how long we have been born again…and have received the Holy
Ghost, we cannot bind anything without our lamps being filled! This session
Has a focus of being renewed in the Holy Ghost!!

12:45pm – Session #6 / “Be Led” (20-30min preaching/15-20min of praying for others) Now that we have repented (personally and for others sake), been covered by the Blood and covered others with the Blood, and have been renewed and filled With the Spirit in such a way that we are empowered by the Holy Ghost to go…Now its time to be led to others and pray for them. The heart of ministry should overwhelm each participant. Pray in the Holy Ghost…Spirit intercession.

2pm – Departure Although…this is not a set in stone time. If the Holy Ghost is
moving that is our goal and we will allow it to move as long as needed.

Saturday Noon – Lunch…recommending a time of breaking bread together for the purpose of binding together in unity, being of one mind and in one accord.

“Unity – In One Mind, In One Place, In One Accord”…although we are in multiple locations, it is our intent to be unified by the leading of the Holy Ghost to Bind The Strong Man in 2021!

Chaplain Hardin

Culture of Caring

Let me begin by saying I hope everyone had a blessed, and happy Thanksgiving! 
As we traveled, I was noticing the difference in the atmosphere of just simply walking in to a restaurant or gas station. There is no longer a simplicity of everyday, “normal” activities. People are adapting to the craziness of the all dreaded masks, staying 6 feet apart and minimum physical contact with others.
I began to think that even in the craziness and the unknown – we have a steadfast Saviour! What a peace, a comfort in serving God!
I reflect on my blessings, all that I am thankful for and my ASR family is at the top of my list. Donald and I have formed so many friendships with folks that if not for ASR, would have probably never met. We love each and everyone of you and appreciate knowing that there are kindred spirits working together for the ultimate reward!
Not only our friendships inside ASR but also all the strangers we have met in our journeys, that have become friends thru witnessing because of ASR. We, as a group, should be so thankful and grateful to Bro. Fred and Sis. Diane Beall and their burden for an Apostolic motorcycle ministry! Have you ever thought just how many souls have become entwined because of their burden? I’m thankful because they listened to the calling and followed thru with their vision. Just how many people have come to God because of this ministry is unknown, but it continues to reach the lost and that’s what it is all about!  Luke 14:23 And the Lord said unto the servant, go out unto the highways and hedges , and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
I have an excitement stirring in me and so looking forward to being able to reach the lost thru this ministry and to continue hearing all the good reports of healings, lives being changed, and blessings being poured out on our churches and missionaries.  God is GREAT and GREATLY to be praised
This year has brought so many changes and uncertainties but the ONE thing that has not changed is our on time God!
No matter what the hiccups we face in our daily walk, we can go to the master. He carries us and is working on our behalf. We must keep our eyes on Jesus and know that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!

Please join in prayer and fasting for the following needs:

Rev. Mike and Rev. Julie McGhghy
Aimers to Costa Rica


Bro. Fred Bealle -complete healing in body
Bro. Doug Solomon-brain tumor
Baby Rosie Gilbert -still in ICU (parents ASR members in New Haven, CT)
Bro. Tom Thompson-complete healing in body.
Sis. Lydia Diaz-complete healing in body.
Bro. Delbert Hayes-chemo treatment

Please pray for peace and strength for:
Bro. And Sis. Perry loss of his mother
Bro. Earl and Sis. Ruby Cobb loss of her father

Chaplain Carman Hamby

Culture of Caring

The end of another year is upon us.  Time surely has a way of quickly passing. There is still so much work to be done-so many souls still to be reached.
I am thankful for the ASR ministry and the outlet it provides to reach those that we may have never even encountered in other settings.
so many different types of people- battered, broken, depressed, empty and totally abandoned. But no matter the case, they ALL have one thing in common- they need to know Jesus!   We are here to show them the love and compassion of Christ. People are searching for something, they are hungry in these perilous times we are living. We need to show them a love far more than they have ever felt. Only Jesus can fill their loneliness, emptiness, desperate need in their lives. Let our lights shine in this dark and gloomy world that they can see Jesus through our daily living. We may be the only bible that some ever see.
Let’s unite in prayer for the lost and hurting!
We also need to be in prayer for the upcoming election and our president.
The devil is on a rampage to destroy and we must bind every stronghold

Please join in prayer and fasting for the following needs:

Rev. Mike and Rev. Julie McGhghy
Aimers to Costa Rica


Bro. Fred Bealle -complete healing in body
Bro. Doug Solomon-brain tumor
Baby Rosie Gilbert -still in ICU (parents ASR members in New Haven, CT)
Bro. Tom Thompson-complete healing in body.
Sis.  Lydia Diaz-complete healing in body.
Bro. Delbert Hayes-chemo treatment

Chaplain Carman Hamby


Motorcycle for Missionary Funds Hard At Work

If you can remember the Azusa StreetRiders raised $7,500.00 in out Missionary service Thursday night for Brother Scotty Grihm at our Annual Conference in Nashville, IN. I feel this is a great example of how Jesus takes the little that we give and multiplies it for his kingdom.
Here is an update from the field:

We bought it new for $1,175 and gave him n additional $100.The third bike we purchased went to Pastor Abraham our Regional Leader of the Kaikaluru region of Southern India.

Pastor Abraham coordinates all our conferences and events. He hosts our weekly online Bible School class in Kaikaluru, and he is a great support and encouragement to all our Pastors there. He has converted many trinitarian Pastors there who are now with us.


This 250 cc is a 2019 in like new condition, and we were able to get it for $1,150.


We also bought 2 motorcycles for East Africa that we gave out last in Kenya. (The last one was given at our monthly Pastors meeting today!)
These motorcycles are brand new 100cc TVC’. This is a very popular brand in Kenya.
The first one went to Bishop Rajab Watita. He was a muslim imam. I baptised him last fall. He is our Bishop in the Bungoma region of Western Kenya. He is doing a great work and has baptized several Pastors in Jesus name. I am working very closely with him. He is holding weekly Ministers conferences
and the motorcycle will be a tremendous blessing to him!
The 5th motorcycle was gifted to our Regional Leader Pastor Robert Barasa. He Pastors in Funyula, Kenya. We were able to build a new Church there last year. I don’t have pics yet, but they sent me this video of the dedication and presentation of the bike to Pastor Barasa! Hope you enjoy it