5TH Annual Azusa StreetRiders National Rally

Our newest “Honorary Members” of Azusa StreetRiders, Dr. and Sis. David K. Bernard, UPCI General Superintendent, with “Honorary Members” from last year, Rev. and Sis. Kenneth Carpenter ALJC General Superintendent at the 2015 Azusa StreetRiders National Rally; 7/30-8/1 in Maryville, Tennessee. They are pictured here with some of the Chapter Presidents of Azusa StreetRiders from the US and Canada


Azusa StreetRiders, the world’s only Oneness Apostolic Motorcycle Ministry met in Maryville, TN at First Apostolic Church (Pastor Kenneth Carpenter) and 74 members from 18 states, Canada and Africa were in attendance.pin



Thursday night, July 30, 2015, Rev. Jerry Richardson, the UPCI Regional Director to Africa, preached our “Motorcycles for Missionaries” service and reception was tremendous. He helped explain how the motorcycle gifts assist jr2missionaries on the foreign fields. And on Friday night, July 31, 2015, Dr. David K. Bernard, the UPCI General Superintendent, preached “God is Able.” Services were open to the public and both nights were very well attended. Following the Friday night service, we were honored to baptize two ladies in the wonderful Name of Jesus!

As always, the Smokey Mountains offer excellent motorcycle riding areas and Azusa StreetRiders took advantage them and great the weather! We had an awesome time of fellowship and renewal.

At the business meeting, two new officers were elected; Rev. Anthony Storey (President—Eminence, KY) and Rev. Jim Curley (Vice President—Ashland, KY). Bro. Robert Thompson (Maryville, TN) was retained as Secretary and Sis. Lydia Diaz (Mays Landing, NJ) remains Treasurer.

The Azusa StreetRiders are not about motorcycles or riding. We’re about souls—Working for the Lord!


Letters from our Chapter Presidents

The Atlantic Canada Chapter hosted the 7th Annual “Cruzin’ for Christ” – Motorcycles for Missions Biker Rally on 22 August 2015.
We had 24 bikers in attendance which included a Polaris Slingshot. We know of at least 13 bikers who took a “rain-check” because of thunder / lightening in their areas.
Two separate groups met in their respective regions and then rode to a common meeting place. We had a BBQ lunch and headed out on a group ride with 24 bikers.
I’ve just been in touch with our treasurer. As I prepare this report, given the actual funds that are deposited plus the valid commitments of “It’s in the mail”, we now feel confident that we will be able to purchase SEVEN more motorcycles for use in Ghana and Burkina Faso in West Africa plus one for the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific and a contribution toward a bike for Thailand.
As Bro. Jerry Richardson told us at the ASR National Rally in Maryville, TN, “Motorcycles are making a very positive impact on the Mission Field in Africa.”
Our challenge, as a motorcycle ministry, is to have each ASR Chapter and ASR Member commit to “Ride locally to Impact Globally” so that funding requests don’t get deferred until “Next Year.”

Dave McLeod
Atlantic Canada Chapter

Letters from our Chapter Presidents

Greeting in the Name of our Lord!

We had our 9th Annual “Cruz’n’ For Christ” motorcycle run on 8/22/15. This was the first event I’ve participated in as Chapter President of Northern Kentucky ASR and I’d like to recognize our members and Chapter board members. They did a great job getting things together this year. A special thanks to our Anthony Storey, our new ASR National President, for making the transition easy and for helping setup everything. We not only raised money for the Wounded Warrior Project and Motorcycles for Missionaries, but are making lots of connections in the community and spreading the Word of God! Most importantly, thanks to God for always being there and keeping us safe and dry this year as we were out doing His will.

From previous years, we continued the theme of the bike show first followed by a “fun run.” Slightly more than 30 bikes registered but several more came to show support and make donations. The ride started in Eminence, KY at the CVS where the bike show was held. Approximately 20 bikes stayed for ride. Leaving Eminence, we proceeded though Shelbyville towards Lawrenceburg. From there we made our way to the State’s capital, Frankfort.

While in Frankfort, we stopped by the Vietnam Memorial to pay our respect to our fallen national heroes. The memorial is a large open concrete pad with the soldiers’ names scattered about in what first appears to a random order. However, each location has a special meaning to it. In the center of the concrete pad is a 10-foot sundial that casts a shadow across the pad. This is what makes the placement of the names special. The shadow crossed the name of the fallen soldier on the day he made the ultimate sacrifice giving each man his own special, memorial once a year. A final note about the Vietnam Memorial is a scripture that surrounds the sundial; Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” All gave some, some gave all. May they rest in peace!

One more stop was made before our ride home. We stopped by the Boone Center National Guard Memorial to pay honor to our Guardsmen that faithfully fought for us. While there we meet a CMA group there. After a few minutes of fellowship we had a moment of pray for our soldiers and for safety of the ride.

I would like to give thanks to a few more people; the members of ASR. We had several show up from other chapters to show their support. Not only did we get to spread the Word of God and make connections with the local community, we got to spend time fellowships with one another. I say this without reserve as I type, the ASR is more than a ministry to me, it’s family!

May God bless you and protect you on your journeys.

You brother in Christ,
Andrew Storey
ASR Northern Kentucky Chapter President
ASR Kentucky District Coordinator

A word from the Vice President

Greetings to all my ASR family,

I just wanted to take a few minutes to tell you how much I love you all, how much I love ASR, and to thank you all for putting your trust in me by voting me into the office as the National Vice President of Azusa StreetRiders.

Most of you know I am a product of ASR. I loved G-d but it was when I was introduced to ASR that my love for G-d and my ministry went to the next level. ASR flat out changed my life so I want to do all I can do to help make this ministry the best it can be. ASR changes lives. It’s that simple!

I will keep this short because you will all be hearing from me on a regular basis this year, but I just want you to know that I am here for anything; questions, concerns, fellowship, prayer, etc. Do not hesitate to contact me for any needs that arise or even if you just want to say hi.

I will do all I can to serve in this position to the best of my abilities and according to His will. This is going to be an amazing year for ASR!

Now let’s go hit those highways, byways and hedges to tell some people about Jesus!

Rev. Jim Curley
National Vice President
Azusa StreetRiders


Letters from our Chapter Presidents

August 25, 2015
MOKAN Chapter News
MOKAN Chapter of ASR formed October 2014 based out of the Life Church Pastored by Stanley O. Gleason located at 10400 View High drive, Kansas City Missouri 64134. Officers are as follows: Scott Culver President, Pete Olson Vice President, Danny Torres secretary/treasurer, Jamie ONeal Road Captain.

Member roster:
Scott Culver Brad Gilliland Pete Olson George Clemons
Jamie ONeal Danny Torres Don Patton

Shortly after forming our chapter we began a Yankee Candle fund raiser to give a needy family gifts and gift cards for Christmas. With the Lord’s help we were able to raise enough money to give, a family of eight, many gift cards for their six children ranging from 13 to 20 allowing them to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in a way that they wouldn’t have been able to do without our help. Mom and dad were able to celebrate with special gift cards for their personal use.

We have enjoyed a Brat Run to McBee’s in Amsterdam, MO to pick up some specialty bratwurst and enjoy the countryside and fellowship with a dinner at Sneads BBQ in Belton, MO.

We are looking forward to a run to Sikeston to support our ASR brothers on the other side of the state…get to do some riding and witnessing you just never know what God might throw in our path.

We have two “potential members” looking over our program and what we are about. Also have two young ASR “Future Members” we are mentoring; one is a 3-year old and the other is an 8-year old.

Our church, The Life Church of KCMO, is this year’s host to the “Missouri District Men’s Conference.” We are planning a ride to the Harley-Davidson factory in Kansas City, MO since the dates coincide with their open house. We are also celebrating the birth of our Brother Don Patton’s very first granddaughter!

Praise the Lord!

Letters from our Chapter Presidents

The Northwest Missouri chapter of ASR is expecting great things! We just patched our seventh member of our chapter greenhorn, Jacob Still. We are planning routes for next year’s rides for when ASR comes to Missouri for the national rally.. Our pastor, Joe Jones, has challenged us to be bold .We accept the challenge and in return challenge fellow ASR members to be bold in this motorcycle ministry as well
We enjoyed meeting the ASR members in Tennessee. You all have been a blessing to us. We are super excited for ya’ll to come to Cameron, Mo next year. God is great and greatly to be praised.
Jeremy Borchardt NWMO ASR Pres

Letters from our Chapter Presidents

Azusa StreetRiders Ashland KY Chapter had our first big event/outing this month. Every year, “Rally on the River” takes place in Ironton, OH and we participate. ASR members came in from Ashtabula (OH) Chapter to just help introduce ASR and reach out to the surrounding biker community. At first things were kind of slow; not many people and new form of outreach for us. The biker world is different than your everyday outreach. A lot involves respect and no one knew who we were. So we rekindled previous contacts with a Trinitarian based motorcycle club and set up a prayer one day that brought all the Christian groups together. After that things changed. Doors opened and we made great contacts with people in the clubs, Christian and secular. Needless to say, we were wondering how the 1% clubs saw us. As some of you know, it can sometimes be touchy with these guys due to patches. As the weekend progressed, we soon found out what we’d been wondering. While conversing with others, a biker from one of the clubs came up and introduced himself. He told us, “We are good,” somewhat of a relief to get that approval. Now we can “talk Jesus” with these guys. They now know we are and that we’re here to help.

The most important and glorious thing to happen involved a young couple we made contact with. The woman is in a Trinitarian ministry. They help operate a motorcycle shop that stays open 24 hours for the Rally. We made stops there going in and out of town every chance we got. We even had a couple of our members get their bikes worked on. They really clicked with the group and they had some questions about God. So every chance around them, we just loved them and talked. Yes it’s that simple! We just simply talked to them about where God brought us from. They told us Saturday night they wanted to come to church. This was great but what happened that Sunday was life-changing. The woman already had been baptized in Jesus’ name and filled with the Holy Ghost. The guy was curious so Sunday, in the middle of worshipping, he decided to get baptized and God filled him with the Holy Ghost! To God be the glory! It was all worth it and we can’t wait for our next outing.

We’d like to thank all ASR members that came and helped us in outreach and those that kept us in prayers! God bless everyone and ride safe.

Partakers – Part II

In the last video, Partakers – Part I, we looked at scripture to see what godly things we partake in. In this video, we will entertain the question, “Is it possible that we can partake in things that are not godly?”

Who Are The Azusa StreetRiders? Answer to an Email

A thought occurred to me this morning, July 22, 2015, that I thought I’d share this month…

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 this underlying 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, 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?

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 do 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 him, 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, 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,

Fred Beall
Sent from my iPhone

2015 Azusa StreetRiders National Rally

To All Azusa StreetRiders and Friends of Azusa StreetRiders:

Greetings in the Name of Jesus!

We’re about a month away from our 5th Annual Azusa StreetRiders International Rally to be held this year in Maryville, Tennessee at First Apostolic Church (Pastor Kenneth Carpenter, ALJC General Superintendent). You will not want to miss it!

Each day will be filled will beautiful rides through the mountains of Tennessee and awesome times of fellowship. Then, to top off the day, we’ll have a great time in the Lord with preaching from Bro. David K. Bernard, the General Superintendent of the UPCI.

We have something new and exciting starting this year at our annual business meeting; a time of recognition for our members. Achievement awards will be presented and I will be explaining how your chapter could earn the very first Azusa StreetRiders’ CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD to be presented at the 2016 International Rally! This award will be presented annually and will be based on a simple point system that will be fair to all chapters, large or small. All the details will be presented at our business meeting on August 1, 2015. Please plan to be there or at least have a representative from your chapter present if you can’t make it.

Don’t miss the awesome time of renewal at the Rally! Each year we are greatly blessed by this event. You can be sure that the Lord will be there with us, so if you can only make one trip this year, this is it! Remember, in addition to our Rally, the area is great for a family vacation…Pigeon Forge, TN (Dollywood) is only about an hour away and Gatlinburg, TN is not much further.

God Bless you all for your hard word. We appreciate each all your efforts!

Hope to see you in Tennessee!!!

Rev. Anthony Storey
ASR National Vice President