“Fire” Up Your Engines

The Great Wall of China is a fascinating and opposing structure. It’s purpose was to deter incursions by nomads from Inner Asia. Stretching for more than 13,000 miles, it is possibly the most recognizable symbol of China.

On the top of the wall, an estimated 25,000 watchtowers were built every 200 yards, standing approximately 40 feet above the main wall. It was from these watchtowers, sentries would stand watch, scanning the countryside for any movement, or potential threat of an attack.

These towers were not simply used for observation, but were also signaling posts . Each tower had a storage of firewood, hay, and sulphur. If and when the sentries would spot a hostile force, they were instructed to to light a signal fire to let the other watchtowers know that the enemy had been spotted. If up to 100 enemies were spotted, they would light one signal fire. If up to 500 enemies were spotted, 2 signal fires were lit. 3 fires meant 1,000 of the enemy had been spotted. 4 fires meant 5,000 enemies, and 5 fires meant more than 10,000 of the enemy was approaching. 

Although the threat was real, and the enemy was on the attack; the greater the attack of the enemy, the greater the light was broadcast.

We live in an ever darkening world, where sin is rampant. Evil is called good, and good is called evil. Wickedness is abounding. Society has reached new levels of sin. The enemy is on the prowl, seeking to steal, kill, and destroy.

The stronger the attack, the greater the light of the church will shine. The greater the ferocity of the forces of evil, the hotter the fires of revival will be. The attack of the enemy is nothing more than a call to action, so the fires of revival and the fire of the Holy Ghost will shine brighter than ever before.

The prophet Jeremiah, when he was struggling, and felt like giving up, would say “but His word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones!”

Don’t be disheartened and discouraged at the enemy’s advance, but use the opportunity presented by him, to light a fire in your life that cannot be extinguished. Use the enemy’s advance to shine brighter than ever before. Use the condition of society as a rallying cry, to move forward with the fire of the Holy Ghost leading you to someone who needs the Light!

As summer arrives, and events kick off, we embark into a mission field of souls that need to hear about the grace and mercy of God. Just as a sputtering, misfiring bike causes us to fall behind the pack, a smoldering ember will cause us to fall behind in our calling.

As you fire your bikes up this summer, and head out on the streets with the message of hope, make sure the fire of the Holy Ghost is kindled, and burning more brightly than ever before in your life, and you will start fires wherever you put your kickstand down.

Jeremiah Hayes
International President
Azusa StreetRiders

New Members


We want to extend a warm welcome to our new members!

Sharese Willis
Portland, IN
(Upgraded from Assoc.)

Travis & Kaylyn Sturgell
Richmond, KY

De Crawford
New Haven, IN

Brent & Angela Fielder
Valparaiso, IN

Lincoln Fielder
Valparaiso, IN

Matthew & Majel Beal
Jonesport, ME

Alabama Coordinator

The Board of Azusa StreetRiders would like to welcome Bro. Cedrick Magwood as the newly appointed Alabama Coordinator. We are grateful for his vision to reach the lost in Alabama through ASR. Thank you Bro Magwood for your dedication and desire to serve the Lord through this ministry. We are excited about the future of ASR in Alabama!

2024 Upcoming Events


May 3-5
Biker Rally
Cottondale, Florida

May 18
Blessing of the Bikes
Toledo, Ohio

May 25
Heaven Bound Hoosiers Poker Run for Missionaries
Bloomington, Indiana

June 15
Life Gate Motorcycle 4 Missionaries Run
Madison, Alabama

June 21-23
Pentecostal Temple Biker Sunday
Midland, Michigan

June 28-30
Heaven Bound Hoosiers Biker Weekend
Bloomington, Indiana

July 12-14
Northern Indiana Biker Weekend
Location Northwest Indiana

July 20
Princess Within Conference Run
Location and details TBT

August 1-3
ASR National Rally
Omaha, Nebraska

August 4-10
Black Hills Ministry Tour
South Dakota

August 9-10
Heaven Bound Hoosiers Overnight Ride
Bloomington, Indiana

August 17-18
WAPC Biker Weekend
Wooster, Ohio

August 17
2nd Annual Bike Night
Sanctuary of Sikeston, MO

August 24 – August 25
6th Annual ASR Weekend
Jacksonville, IL

August 30 – September 1
Muskingum Chapter Biker Weekend
Zanesville, Ohio

August 31- September 1
7th Annual Biker Weekend
Sparta, Tennessee

September 13-15
7th Annual Biker Weekend
Clendenin, West Virginia

September 20-22
Motorcycles for Missions Biker Weekend
Toledo, Ohio

September 21
Hocking Hills Biker Day
New Straitsville, OH

October 19
2nd Annual Floyd’s Backyard Run
Madison, Alabama

November 7-10
Lone Star Rally
Galveston, Texas

All events will be listed in the monthly rumblings newsletter and on the ASR website.
If you have an event planned, please create an event on the Facebook Group under the events tab, and also send the event information along with any flyers to jeremiah.hayes@azusastreetriders.com

2024 UPCI General Conference

Azusa Streetriders will have an exhibit at the 2024 UPCI General Conference in Long Beach, CA. Most of our influence and membership is from the south, midwest, northeast, and east coast. We are anticipating new opportunities to open on the West Coast! Please be in prayer for this conference. If you plan to attend GC, we hope to see you there!

Man Up 2024 Michigan District UPCI Momentum Men’s Conference

By: John Zerbe – Michigan Coordinator

I got a chance to attend this conference in Marshall, Michigan this year. The Prayer, Preaching, and Presence of God was Amazing.  I want to share that we had a great turn out for ASR Supporters.  Mid-Michigan Chapter presented Support Shirts to several men that are going to promote Acts 2:38 message. These men represent 4 different churches and cities.  Solid Rock Worship Center,  Cedar Springs, Pentecostal Temple, Midland,  Christian Life Center, Fremont, Christian Life Ministries, Big Rapids. There may be a chance of a new member in Manitique, which is in the U.P. I’m excited for what God is doing around the world and especially Michigan. Keep Praying 🙏 until Jesus Comes

Are You Mission Minded?

From the desk of Jon Weber, ASR National Road Captain:

Praise the Lord ASR friends and family! I pray this finds you well in Jesus name.
Riding season has finally arrived and it’s time to hit the road for some much-needed wind therapy. For those that can ride all year round, well this is for you too 😉.
Summer is always a busy time and there are many local functions and riding events going on where seeing our ASR patch could spark a conversation that could win souls for the Lord. Let’s attend what we can and let our light shine for those to see the goodness of our God!

Let’s also be aware of the various biker weekends coming up and do our best to support all those we can. Remember, a lot of time, money, and effort go into these events and if we want a good turnout for ours, we need to get involved and support as many as we can! Those of us that have had the privilege of attending these biker weekends know first hand the impact these events have had on the community. We have seen souls Baptized in the name of Jesus, souls filled with the Holy Ghost. We’ve seen broken hearts mended, lives touched, healings and miracles performed! These weekends have also helped us to be able to bless many missionaries with many needed motorcycles to reach souls they couldn’t before and to further their work for the kingdom of God!
In what may be considered a lesser scale, they provide great fellowship with our ASR family and friends that we all miss during the colder months. I myself am looking forward to seeing you, and I personally am going to do my best to hit some areas this year that I haven’t been able to hit before.
Enjoy this summer riding for Jesus!
Ride safe, smart and let Jesus guide you to that soul in need of a change!! God Bless us all!!

Always Keeping Ready for the Mission

The riding season is upon us.  We have our rides planned and our bike serviced road ready.  Our mission is clear and the purpose is  to “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled” Luke 14:23.  I want to take this moment to remind each one of us to seek God to:

  • Let us always be ready to share our testimony and His Word II Timothy 4:2
  • Keep our attitude Christ-like Ephesians 4:2-5
  • Protect us and those around us Ephesians 5:15-17
  • Give us alertness and quick thinking on the roads Proverbs 3:23-26
  • Bring us back to our family with a grateful heart for the blessings of the day Psalm 121:8

Nominations for Vice President and Secretary are Open

At the ASR annual business meeting on August 3, 2024 in Omaha, Nebraska, offices for Vice President and Secretary will be elected. Nominations are now open for these positions and will remain open until May 31, 2024. To be qualified for these positions, the nominee must be a dues-paying member in good standing for no less than 2 years. To submit nominations for one or both of these offices, please email a completed nomination form available at the link below to Julie McGhghy at julie.mcghghy@azusastreetriders.com on or before May 31, 2024.


Duties of the Vice President:

In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall discharge the duties of the President. He shall execute all other such assignments as may be ordered by the Board or President. This shall include presiding at membership meetings and/or Board meetings at the request of the President. Additionally, the Vice-President:

  • shall coordinate the efforts of all standing and special committees appointed by the Board and/or the President and be the liaison between the Board and said committees; and
  • shall oversee and help implement the vision of the future of ASR.

Duties of the Secretary:

The Secretary shall be responsible for all books, documents, papers, and records of ASR not otherwise entrusted, temporarily, or permanently, to other officers or to standing or special committees. The Secretary is, therefore, custodian of all ministry documents. Additionally, the Secretary:

  • shall maintain all membership lists, complete with names, addresses, email addresses, church affiliations, etc. pertaining to all current and prospective members;
  • shall transcribe all minutes of meetings of ASR and the Board and shall submit it for approval or amendment at the next meeting thereof;
  • when so required, shall conduct the general correspondence of ASR;
  • shall with the President, attest and seal all duly authorized and approved contracts of ASR and keep copies thereof in the corporate files; and
  • shall execute all other such assignments as may be ordered by the Board or President. At the expiration of the term of office, shall deliver to his/her successor the seal and all ASR books and papers in possession.