F.A.I.T.H. Riders adds Turnerville Church chaptercomment (0)
August 6, 2009
June 14 was no usual Sunday at Turnerville Baptist Church, Chunchula. As Pastor Kenneth Chambless put it, “We had a church full of motorcycle riders that morning.”
Motorcycle riders drove their bikes to the Mobile Baptist Association church from as far away as Lakeland, Fla., and as close as down the street in order to take part in the commissioning service for the church’s chapter of F.A.I.T.H. Riders.
Buddy Newsome, national director of F.A.I.T.H. Riders — a church-based ministry geared toward taking the gospel of Christ to motorcycle riders, and two of his staff members were on hand to help celebrate the commissioning of Alabama’s eighth chapter.
Chambless was one of 12 Turnerville Baptist members commissioned. “I had been looking for a ministry that our church could become involved in, and I knew that we had several motorcycle riders in our church. The more I learned about this ministry, the more I knew it was the right ministry for us,” he said.
Chambless called the commissioning service a wonderful challenge to go out and do missions. “We plan to be involved in all types of local motorcycle-riding events and rallies so we can share the gospel,” he said. “Everything we do will be gospel-centered.”
The national F.A.I.T.H. Riders ministry is sponsoring a ride in five states Sept. 12 to benefit the Baptist children’s homes in those states. The Alabama ride will begin and end in Dothan. For more information, visit rumbleforkids.org or call 334-796-8807.