Proverbs 16:9 AMP
A man’s mind plans his way as he journeys through life, but the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.

No doubt we’ve all been there at some point. That vacation trip to the beach, a trip into the mountains, or with Theo at Rolling Thunder in DC, when the navigation comes on with that timeless message,…. recalculating. One such memory in my mind is after a Saturday ride at a Biker Weekend, I was voted to lead our group back to the hotel to freshen up for the evening events. I pulled up Google Maps, plugged in the address of the hotel, and off we went. It was a beautiful afternoon, and the scenery was awesome. Slowly, the gentle, twisting roads gave way to one lane roads. The one lane roads then gave way to gravel, country roads. Soon we were passing farmers on tractors, who gave us some strange looks as the procession of motorcycles passed by. Eventually, we came to an intersection, another paved road, and finally our hotel. In that moment in time, I planned my way, but Google Maps directed my steps. In this life, we are guilty at times of planning our every step, to the point that we leave no room for guidance. We plan our every move, dot every i, cross every T, and leave no availability for God to say, no my child, it won’t be the fastest route today, but I am adding some stops along the way. Sometimes we have to come to a point, where we say, God, if you want to recalculate my life, I am Yours. If You want to make some adjustments to the way I’m walking, then have Your way in me. If You want to put me on a different path than the one I’m walking, lead me to that Rock that’s higher than I! How many times have we resisted the turning of the Spirit in our walk with God, and that still small voice in our ear, recalculating, recalculating, recalculating? If we look to the Word, we find evidence that sometimes God wants to take us somewhere, but use the scenic route to get there. The children of Israel made it out of Egypt, but they had to cross the Red Sea. Joseph made it to the palace, but there was a pit and a prison along the way. Daniel was made to prosper in the kingdom of Darius, but there was a layover in the lions den. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were promoted in the kingdom, but there was a fiery trial they had to endure first. I don’t pretend to know every detail of God’s plan, but I do know He has a plan for each and every one of you. He knows the end from the beginning. He has a purpose and a calling on your life, and just because the detour seems to be a setback, it may be just what God has ordained to get you to where you need to be. Let’s put our feet on the highway pegs, unmute the still small voice, and see where God takes this ministry.
Ephesians 4:1-4 KJV I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called. with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling.

Jeremiah Hayes
Vice President
Azusa Streetriders International

Welcome New Members for September 2022

I also want to thank all our ASR State coordinators for the great job that they’re doing in facilitating these new members we appreciate your hard work

Bro Phillip & Sis Natasha Farley
Rushville, IN
Pastor Darryl Cooper
Family Worship Center

Bro Mark Gerwig
Bloomington, IN
Pastor Mickey Smith
Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ

Bro Joshua & Brandy Mose
Hobart, IN
Pastor Jonathan Barley
First Church

Bro Colton & Sis Macy George
Valparaiso, IN
Pastor David Stovall
The Rock Church

Bro Paul & Sis Rebecca Pullen
Crown Point, IN
The Rock Church
Pastor David Stovell

Bro Joshua & Sis Dubran Stinson
Doyline, LA
Pastor Ryan Dean

Rev Sonya Lewis
Fredericktown , MO
Pastor Joseph Stevens
New Hope Apostolic Ministries

Bro Booker Ramsey
Toledo, OH
Pastor Kris Dillingham
First Apostolic Church

Welcome New Members

Let’s take a moment and WELCOME all our newest members to the Azusa StreetRiders Motorcycle Ministry.

Correction from August’s Posting

Bro Mario Roguski
Lowell, IN
Apostolics of Lowell
Pastor Lawrence Simnick

Bro William & Sis Ruth Gill
Birimfield. OH
First Apostolic Church of Tallmadge
Pastor Kenneth Bulgrin

Thank You for your Service

I want to take just a moment and thank Pastor Randy Hennigan from Price, Texas and Brother Tom Thompson from New Straitsville Ohio for many  years of service to this ministry. Most people don’t know what it takes to be on this board there are times where we fight like brothers and sisters do and there are other times where all we can do is  cry and hug each others neck. The board is like a family probably like many of your families but at the end of the day we all know who we serve and why we do what we do. For His Glory not ours so again to the both of you Thank You for your sacrifice, time and money that you put towards this ministry, only time will tell on the other side of glory as to what effect all of this will be to the kingdom of God.

Keep The Faith, Stay the Course !


National Road Captain – Applications Now Being Accepted

The Azusa StreetRiders Board is now accepting applications for our National Road Captain. This is an assigned position for a period of at least one year to be renewed or changed next year at our National Rally in Maryville, TN.

Please email your application along with why you feel your the right person for the job to We would hope to have an announcement by October 1st.

Also included for the first time is an outline of what the board is looking for in a Road Caption. This is ONLY an outline so if there are items on this list that you do not feel qualified for please do not be discouraged and send the application anyway.  We only wish to express that going forward these positions assigned by the Board should require some kind of a qualification process.


The following is a “suggested” list of requirements for the National Road Captain and Chapter Road Captain to consider when applying.

> Valid driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement (If Required within your State).

> Valid motorcycle insurance for the motorcycle you participate with.

> A member of the ASR Ministry for a least 1 year

> Complete a MSF sponsored Advanced Riders Safety Course within one year.

> Complete a Basic First Aid Course within one year. (American Red Cross Preferred)

> Road Captain will operate their motorcycle in a safe manner

> If you observe a ride participant with a motorcycle or is operating a motorcycle that could present a safety hazard to the rider or any ride participant, you will direct that individual to correct his/her equipment and/or behavior immediately.

> Do not challenge the rider of a motorcycle by  yourself; try to contact the an officer of that Chapter or member. If they are not available at least get another rider to help you. They are your witnesses.

> Treat all ride participants with the same respect that you would expect to be treated.


ROAD CAPTAIN REQUIREMENTS The following is a list of requirements that all Road Captains are expected to accomplish throughout the calendar year in order to maintain their status as either as the National Road Captain or Chapter Road Captain for the ASR Ministry.

> Attend in at least 2 or more Chapter rides.

> Attend at least 1/2 of all Road Captain Meetings.

> Attend at least 1/2 of all your local Chapter Meetings.

> Assist in at least 25% of an advertised Pre-rides.

> Assist in at least 50% of Chapter rides requiring a Road Captain support.

> Although it is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged that RC’s mentor/assist the local chapter Road Captain on the rides that require RC support. The intent is to assure that National Road Captain and local Chapter Road Captains have an opportunity to learn good group riding skills.

> Report to local chapter President or presiding board member at each event, at the appointed time.

> Go to your assignment which could include any of the following and possibly some not listed. 1.) Help with set-up of things.

2.) Crowd control.

3.) Traffic control.

4.) Watch for safety issues, both on motorcycles and participants.

5.) Help insure that participants have an enjoyable and positive event

6.) Any other request from the chapter / event coordinator or president to promote a good event

> Stay at your assignment until you are replaced or released from the assignment.






Thank you ASR

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for having me on the board the last 4 years. It has been a great experience with lot of eye-opening experiences along the way. Each of the 3 board members I served with has made me a better wiser person in their own way and I love and appreciate each one of you. I wrote and read a few thoughts at the rally but thought I would share with you all. I guess you could say my vision of ASR.

The Apostolic church is thee Acts 2:38 Oneness Holy Ghost church and it is not a denomination so to say. If Azusa Street riders are going to be unified and reach the lost we must not try to operate as a denomination but as a extension of our home church serving under our home pastor living a Godly life as we are taught by our home pastor. Azusa street riders is a Motorcycle Ministry to reach the lost, we are not here to sanctify saints and put holiness rule on our members, that is what our home church and pastor is for. Let’s be motorcycle ministers reaching the lost and bring them to the local church they are close to and let the pastor take over. Let’s continue to furnish motorcycles to missionaries and not try to pastor our fellow members. Last but not least we must let all bikers know they have a friend in Azusa street riders! Friend them to win them!
Thank you
Tom Thompson

Facebook — Good or Bad for ASR?

Is Facebook good or bad for our Azusa StreetRiders ministry?

Azusa StreetRiders never intended for members to post any and everything on Facebook as now seems to be the case. In our earlier years, we had a proprietary website where posts were confined to members-only and it had a—for lack of a better term—Facebook-like utility for all members to use. We could post and it wouldn’t get beyond our members. Unfortunately, we had to abandon its use because of spam-bot fake registrations which began to post all kinds of things; advertisements and even links to sketchy sites. As a result, we decided to go to Facebook itself and try to “monitor” all posts. Despite the tremendous efforts of moderators, it’s proven to be a difficult and tedious job that often finds posts lingering on our ASR pages for too long before being noticed and removed. Since there is not another viable alternative, we will continue to use Facebook and will continue to monitor as best as we can.

This being said, we as professing Oneness Apostolic believers who want to present ourselves acceptable to God (Rom 12:1) need to use both wisdom and constraint in what we post. Today, I believe the tongue has serious competition as thumbs and fingers are vying to be the most unruly members of the body. Many of us are too quick to post in response to someone else. Or negative, divisive posts are made that divide the body. Hate speech is not free speech.

For these reasons, I’m asking that all of us look at the intent of the two Facebook groups that Azusa StreetRiders have, “Friends” and “Members Only.”

On the “Members Only” group, just posts pertaining directly to ASR should be made. This is where our “family” should be corresponding with things that affect all members or would be of interest to all members. Questions and answers as to how to have outreach, thoughts about dates for Biker Sundays, and uplifting comments about events attended are but a few of the things that are appropriate. This page is no place to chastise individuals, make threats, or even criticize people. If you feel the necessity of posting these type things, I suggest you first read James 3:1-18, and then go directly to the individual and don’t spread dirty laundry and division.

In the “Friends” group, more general information pertaining to the ministry is acceptable. Here, we should post of upcoming events, tell of the results of past events, and encourage others to use their God-given talents to benefit all. This is not a place to post political thoughts, promotions from other businesses or organizations, controversial topics within ASR or even talk about other ministries negatively. This page was initially set up to create excitement so that other bikers would desire to join ASR and spread the gospel.

By being on Facebook, we all have a “personal” page for anything we wish to discuss, promote, or present. Please, let’s use our personal pages for things that don’t belong on ASR’s two pages. By doing so, we’ll make life much easier on the moderators and promote unity among the members instead of strife and division. Any post found to be questionable or divisive will be immediately taken down from both friends page and members only page and the one posting will be notified. But even on our personal pages, any ASR member found causing strife or division concerning ASR as a ministry or concerning negative comments about our members will be subject to reprimand or possibly expulsion from the ministry. Remember Jesus’ instruction about someone you have a problem with? It’s covered in Matthew 18:15-17.

So, is Facebook good or bad for ASR? The answer is, “It depends.” It depends on how it’s used. If you’re an Azusa StreetRider, you ARE a minister! “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14) I believe this passage completely answers the question!

Thank you and God bless…

Fred Beall

The Call of God

In Jeremiah 1:5-7, the Bible says this:
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
7 But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

In other words, God speaking through the prophet says that not only was he known before he was conceived but that God had a calling on his life before he ever took his first breath. Jeremiah begins to argue a bit and essentially tells God, I’m not your man. The Lord then politely but strongly informs him that he is the one, “you WILL go and you WILL speak whatsoever I command thee.

In Galatians 1:15-16, the Apostle Paul wrote:
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

The Apostle recognized that Jesus knew him before his birth and that he had “called” him by his grace to this glorious truth. He understood that a man, no matter what his past can be born again and filled with God’s own Spirit. The Apostle said that this new birth was to “reveal his Son” in him that he might preach the gospel. He then made a statement that “immediately” he did what he was called to do. He didn’t go looking for help or support, he simply did what God had called him to do.

Now if God can use one man on foot to take the gospel to the entire known world of his day what might he be able to accomplish with over 500 Holy Ghost filled, Bible believing, motorcycle riding Apostolics?

Do you want to know why Paul accomplished more on foot by himself than 500 Azusa StreetRiders on motorcycles? The truth is that Paul understood that God had a calling on his life and he made that calling a priority in his life and too many of us don’t.

Here’s the thing folks, too many of us view ASR as a side thing, just something I do with other like-minded brothers and sisters. You know, something I fit in when I feel like it and if I don’t, then it’s no big deal. After all, I’m faithful to church, pay my tithes and even went to prayer meeting and it’s not like ASR is all that important, right? Wrong!

1 Thessalonians 2:12 says
12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

The fact is this: from the foundation of the world, before you were born you had a calling on your life. God knew you would have a love of riding and called you to this Ministry. ASR is a very big deal my friends, because it is God’s calling on your life! It may not be your only calling but I assure you that God has called you to this ministry.
Every time you put on that vest you are a rolling billboard for Jesus Christ. The word Apostolic means like the Apostles: Let’s be Apostolic, do what God has called us to do and take this message to the world. Let it be said of ASR that we “walk worthy of God, who has called us”

By the way, what do you think Paul could have accomplished if he had a bike???

Your brother in the Lord,
Pastor Bill Monk
VP Appalachian Chapter

All Hands on Deck

Thank you Bro Harding for providing us with this years recipients for our Motorcycles for Missionary 2022 Offering.
Azusa StreetRiders Members were a little short of our goal for this year but I know we can do it. We have raised so far $11,082.72 for 2022 and we need $27,400 to completely fill the ALL the requests presented to Bro Harding. See below for more details for those motorcycles requested:

Here are the submissions from the UPCI Global Missions Missionaries. These are always vetted through the Regional Director before coming to me. These are the only two regions that responded.

Bro Tom Harding
Azusa StreetRiders International coordinator.
UPCI Global Missions Department, Executive Assistance

Africa Region:
Zimbabwe – Missionary Mike Long
3 motorcycles needed at $1,600/each = $4,800
South Africa – Missionary Nicky Sisco
3 motorcycles needed at $1,500/each = $4,500
Democratic Republic Of Congo – Missionary Nicky Sisco
2 motorcycles needed at $1,600/each = $4,800
TOGO – Missionary Ken Cantrell
3 motorcycles needed at $850/each = $2,550
Asia Region:
Golden Triangle (Myanmar) – These bikes are purchased new in Thailand and brought across the border to Myanmar.
Missionary: Lynden Shalm, Golden Triangle; Supervising Pastor and Main Contact: G.T. Robert
1 motorcycle needed at $1,700 (Honda 125cc)
2 motorcycles needed at $1,900 each = $3,800 (Honda 150cc)

Total: $5,500

For the ALJC Missionary’s are as follows:
Bro Naime – Philippines – $1,500 (We have already sent funds earlier this year for $1,500 he has requested 2x bikes)
Bro Watts – South Africa – $1,750
Bro Grimh – East Africa – $1,800

We need to pull together to make up this deficit by the time our annual business in Warren, OH. I know we can do it!


Keep the Faith and Stay the Course.

Robert Thompson
President Azusa StreetRiders International
The Apostolic Motorcycle Ministry of Jesus Christ

2022 National’s Motorcycle Raffle

Bro Terry Metheny has acquired on behalf of the Azusa StreetRiders Ministry a 2003 Harley Davidson 100th anniversary Fat Boy that has been donated for Motorcycles for Misionary. Just under 5600 miles with a street value of about $6500.
We will be auctioning up to 100 tickets at $100 each. Once they are sold the Raffle will be closed. Any or more information call Bro Terry @ 574-202-0294.