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!


Reminder-I will be emailing invoices for the ASR membership for 2021 dues the second and third week of January. If there are any changes to the information that I have on file please contact me with the updated information. All dues are 60.00. Individual dues the 60.00 goes to National headquarters which can be paid by paypal or credit card on the emailed invoice, paid on the website store or sending a check to Azusa StreetRiders Ministry P.O. Box 188 Warren, OH 44482. Members in a chapter pay 60.00 for the first year after membership then it is split 30.00 to National headquarters and 30.00 stays with the chapter. Please see your chapter president or treasurer for information on payment. Any office held by a member will have until March 1st to pay their dues before being put on an inactive status for the position held. I’m looking forward to what the Lord is going to do through this ministry in 2021! Have a blessed and Happy New Year! Love you all!
God bless,
Chaplain Laureen Theodore
ASR International Treasurer

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




Bind The Strong Man 2021

March 5-8 2021  Is our Kick off event. Bind The Strong Man. This year as you can see we are having it in 3 location’s this year. Plan to attend one of the location’s.

Michael Theodore

Public Relations Coordinator



2021 Events


March  5-6  Bind The Strong Man  It is in three Regions this year. Whiteland,Indiana  Price, Texas And Jonesboro, Georgia

March 11-14 Daytona Beach Bike Week fellowship and ride

May 8 Sword Run Clarksburg, WV

May 22-23 Heaven Bound Hoosiers Biker Sunday Bloomington, Indiana

May 29-30 Central Missouri Biker Weekend

June 4-6 Shelburn, Indiana Biker Sunday

June 11-13 Omaha, Nebraska Biker Sunday

June 14-16 Black Hills Rapid City, SD Fellowship ride. Leaving from Omaha, Nebraska

June 15-16 ALJC General Ministry Conference Chattanooga, TN

June 26-27 Hocking Hills, Ohio Biker Sunday

July 16-18 Indiana Northern Chapter Biker Sunday

July 30- August 1st Wooster, Ohio Biker Sunday

August 13-15 Michigan Biker Sunday

August 27-29 Warren, Ohio Biker Sunday

September 18-19 Appalachian Chapter Biker Sunday West Virginia

October 5-8 UPCI General Conference Indianapolis,Indiana


Remember if your planing to host a event for 2021 please get your information to myself or the board. So we can get the information post. Looking forward to 2021.

Michael Theodore

National Public Relations Coordinator








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

The Blessings of Attending “Bind The Strong Man”

Bind the Stong Man will be here in just a few short months so I wanted to give a testimony of past BTSM that I had the privilege to attend. I have attended 4 of the prayer meetings and each one was a blessing in different ways but each one added to my faith. The first one I remember one of the sessions we were interceding for backsliders to come off the streets and walk into our services as the Lord drew them. On that Sunday during service a man come into our church service off the street! The man that came to our service told us he didn’t know why but he felt like he needed to stop and come into the church while service was going on. The Lord answered our prayers from that prayer meeting! The second year I attended BTSM it was during a snack break that a minister came to me with a word from the Lord. The word was a confirmation that ministered to me and gave me the confidence to move forward with the ministry the Lord was calling me into. The third year during the teaching sessions I learned how to anoint people with oil and pray effectively for healing. The fourth year I learned how to effectively do a prayer walk in a city to take dominion over spiritual strongholds and then how to disengage from the spirits. Bind The Strong Man prayer meeting starts off our season for the Azusa StreetRiders ministry and to me is the most important meeting of the year because we receive direction and spiritual discernment for our personal lives as well as for the ministry. We can feel the unity in the spirit during this prayer meeting even if we aren’t in the same physical location. I highly recommend if it is possible plan on attending one of the locations scheduled for this year. If it’s not possible to attend in person then plan to set aside time to pray during the scheduled meetings. I’m looking forward to the testimonies that will be coming out of BTSM 2021!!!
Chaplain Laureen Theodore
ASR International Treasurer