Thank You!!

Praise the Lord Azusa StreetRiders:

We had another awesome National Rally this year. the church services were superb. The Holy Ghost visited us in a mighty way!! we had an awesome turn out this year thank you to all that helped put this rally together. I got to meet a lot of our new members this year. putting faces with the names is always my fav. part.

I would like to thank  the individuals that served on the board with me.

Rev.Lydia Diaz

Rev.Jim Curley

Bro. Michael Luttrell

love you guys thank you so very much! we will always be family..

special thanks to Rev. Doug Joseph for all the direction and wisdom he shared.

I am looking forward to seeing what is next in my ministry and what is next for the Azusa StreetRiders.

Now I would like to introduce the new ASR Nation Board of directors.

Pres. Bro. Robert Thompson

V.P. Rev. Randy Hennigan

Treasurer Sis. Lauren Theodore

Secretary Bro. Michael Luttrell

If you Follow God and work as a team you will have great success. I’m here if you need any help getting adjusted to the job.

God Bless

Rev. Anthony Storey

Exiting  Azusa StreetRiders International President

NO JERKS ALLOWED

Did My Title get your attention
Membership in this club has its privileges. It is called the Smooth Riding Club.
So how does one become part of the smooth riding club? What are the requirements for membership? Simple just be committed to continual improvements and safer riding. In this club we don’t need people who are ignorant and inconsiderate of others, but what I really mean here is that members in this club are consistently smooth and precise. No jerks, no clunks, no head banging, no abrupt and jarring moves. How can one get the keys to the smooth riding clubhouse? Well I will let you in on a few club secrets.
READ THE ROAD AHEAD Getting your eyes up and looking farther ahead means you can eliminate the constant steering corrections that are common when riders focus just a few yards ahead of the front fender. Looking farther ahead also helps you anticipate activity up ahead, allowing you to eliminate surprises and respond smoothly and calmly to developing circumstances.
MAINTAIN A LIGHT TOUCH. The smoothest riders keep a very light touch on the handlebars and guide the bike with subtle inputs instead of steering the bike with forceful, tight-fisted stabs and tense,stiff arms. Lightly and tenderly movements is key.
MAKE BRAKING ULTRA-SMOOTH. Most riders could benefit by improving their braking transitions. Skilled riders recognize the need to allow smooth weight transfer from the rear wheel to the front during braking, and then back to the rear again as throttle is reapplied. To avoid bouncing the suspension like a pogo stick and accomplish a smooth transition, a minimum of 3-4 seconds should be allotted for braking, allowing sufficient time for smooth brake application and release (longer,if greater braking effort is applied). Think of braking like squeezing someone’s hand. Don’t grab. Instead, use a progressive squeeze and a polite release.
EXECUTE SEAMLESS UPSHIFTS. What is the trick for smooth up shifting? Three overlapping steps and regular practice. Start by pre loading the shift lever with your boot (you are wearing boots, right?). Apply just enough pressure to suggest the shift, not enough to cause an actual shift to occur without disengaging the clutch. Secondly, when your ready to make the shift, gently squeeze the clutch lever just far enough to be in the friction zone. ( You do know what is the friction zone is?).
It’s not all the way to the handlebar. The pre load shift lever will slip effortlessly into the higher gear. Thirdly, reestablish smooth and steady throttle as you ease the clutch back out of the friction zone for a silky smooth and silent up shift.
MAKE SILENT DOWNSHIFTS. The mark of a truly proficient rider is how he or she executes ultra- smooth down shifts with no clunks, jerks and no”turtle kisses” ( This is when riders and passenger bump helmets). In addition to pre loading the shift lever as described in up shifting, the trick is to match engine rpm with the gear you’ll be shifting to. How? Some riders blip the throttle as they squeeze the clutch lever. I prefer to hold the throttle steady in place of rolling off the throttle during the shift. I then squeeze the clutch lever only enough to allow the shift lever to snick into the lower gear (don’t squeeze the lever all the way to the handlebar). With practice, every down shift will be marked only by a change in engine sound, not by clunks and jerks. By dedicating efforts to work on these key techniques, you will not only see a marked improvement in your ability to ride more smoothly and expertly, you’ll be among the distinguished membership of the smooth riding club, And that’s not a bad club to be in. After all, there are no jerks allowed.
Keep The Contact Patch Between The Lines
Michael Theodore
National Road Captain

 

NOTE FROM THE ASR PRESIDENT

Praise the Lord Azusa StreetRiders, By the time you receive this issue we will be headed towards Denison Texas for the 2017 ASR National Rally.
I just wanted to say to each of you that it has been an honor to serve as the ASR
President and I thank you all for this opportunity.

I do have a few announcements to make.
First of all Rev. Robert Eades is still the National Chaplain, last month I made a mistake on the announcement that he was stepping down.
we do have a new International Chaplain that is Rev. Allen Cherry from La.
and we have add another east regional chaplain, Sis. Diane Beall from SC
Please travel safely to Texas.
we will be announcing the information fro bind the strongman 2018 and the 2018 & 2019 ASR Nation Rally at our Annual Business meeting.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all there.
God Bless
Rev. Anthony Storey
Azusa StreetRiders
International President

ASR National Election Special Addition of the Rumblings news letter

National President candidate

Robert Thompson

I realty debated weather or not to expound on my bio more than what I have on the Azusa StreetRiders web site, I would rather let my six years of service and sacrifice on the Azusa StreetRiders board reflect my desire to see this ministry grow and keep on track. Since the other candidates chose to do so I didn’t want anyone thinking I was obstinate to the request.

What Azusa StreetRiders means to me? It is and always has been a tool for reaching souls in a pastime that I enjoy. When we think about it this is the best of both worlds. I purchased my first Harley in 2008 and made a promise to my wife I would not ride or as we put it “fellowship” with those who were not in church unless I had another brother accompanying me on the ride because as the bible says she didn’t want me to be “unevenly yoked” so I adhered to her request. After 20 years of begging her to let me get a bike I thought it was the least I could do. Now for those he-men out there don’t puff up to much, you know what I am talking about. And for those who might want to say what kind of christen am I who doesn’t want to share the gospel with sinners and spread the word of God you don’t know me to well, I hurt for lost souls. You see I came out of the drug under world in Miami, FL as a cocaine dealer in the 70’s and early 80’s and I won’t go into that aspect of my life any more here but I will say I always want to be protective of my walk so I do try not to put myself in comprising positions to fail. So I have done my best to keep that promise to her.

To be transparent for the first six month’s or so I was so disappointed and not having as much enjoyment as I thought riding would bring. I did have an opportunity to witness to a few but always felt something missing. I had been 4-wheeling for many years and loved it; now on a 2-wheeler I was hoping the experience would be similar however riding by your self is no fun and well to tell the truth I was discouraged. However Jesus loves his kids and so one day my pastor came to me and told me about the Azusa StreetRiders Ministry I imminently call Rev Robert Knight “The Rev” and I was excited that in the next couple of weeks they would be sponsoring a ride here in my own back yard the Smoky Mountains. So I loaded up and met them at the Iron Horse motorcycle park in NC and I found what I was missing. That Sunday we went to the FAC Maryville church for the first time, Bro Kenneth Carpenter’s church where years later my wife and I have now become part of.

I have only been in three churches in my 30+ years walking with Jesus, one if Florida where I both a Sunday School teacher and youth leader for a number of years, one in Oak Ridge, TN when we moved here from FL in 2001 and our current church FAC Maryville after the pastor in our Oak Ridge gave up his ministry. Upon arriving at FAC Pastor Carpenter insisted we start an Azusa StreetRiders chapter there and so we did, he has been a firm supporter of this ministry since we arrived.

The Maryville chapter has sponsored many local events and two well attended Azusa StreetRiders National Rally’s. I have worked with the ALJC, UPCI organizations and local pastors on events, mostly within the state of TN such as the National Men’s Conferences and General Ministry Conference. The TN Men’s Conference in Nashville and the East TN Conference in Greenville TN. Organizing display booths and day rides. In addition I have attended many, many of the other Azusa StreetRiders chapter rides and supporting those events both with attendance and financially. On several of those I could not attend we as a chapter sent a donations and support when ever possible. In addition I have had the pleasure to be the State of Tennessee coordinator for many years promoting this ministry to other pastors through out the TN district.

I can really go on and on and forgive me if I sound boastful that is certainly not my intent. That is one of the reasons I do not like writing about myself and was hesitant even doing so. I pray daily that the Lord Jesus Christ extends to me a humility and contrite spirit. I think this is enough said for now.

I do want to say something about Brother Michael Theodore who is also running for President, I count him a dear friend of mine we just spent several days in Washington, DC a few weeks back where we were representing the Azusa StreetRiders at the Rolling Thunder Ride. Being a US Army veteran I know it touched me as it did Bro Theo standing in place of his son. This is also one of the things I do not care for in running for office I never want to bring anything between us and I know Bro Theo well enough to know he feels the same way.

In closing, I want the will of the Lord for this ministry and if the good Lord chooses Bro Theo as the next President of the Azusa StreetRiders I will stand in support of his position and make myself available and be his humble servant in any way I can.

God Bless this Ministry and God Bless America

Robert Thompson

TN District Coordinator

The Apostolic Motorcycle Ministry of Jesus Christ

First Apostolic Church (FAC), Maryville Chapter, Maryville, TN

Home: 865-376-0045

Cell: 305-525-4877

Fax: 865-376-9792

 

 

National President candidate

Michael Theodore BIO: Hello my name is Michael Theodore (aka Theo). I live in Warren, Ohio with my awesome wife my best friend sis Theo. I attend Pentecostal Community Church in Jefferson, Ohio where I am the sound booth leader, home prayer group leader with my wife, and motorcycle ministry leader. I am the ASR national road captain and the Ohio coordinator.

What Azusa Street-Riders Ministry means to me; Fist off I would like to say ASR became a part of my family. This ministry is very personal to me. I came into ASR back in 2010 and ASR has forever changed my life. I was out of church for four years over something basically stupid and I got very hurt and bitter over it to where it was starting to make me go into a depression. On March 31st 2010 my life was forever changed when our son was killed. I realized heaven and hell are real and that we are not promised tomorrow. It took a very tragic accident to wake me up. A friend from our church knew of the Azusa Street-Riders and told my pastor about it. I remember that day clear as can be. My pastor took me and my son-in-law and a few church members down to my first ASR biker Sunday in southern Ohio. That day started what I call my bond with my ASR family. My Pastor knew that this ministry would help me and I have to say without my ASR family and the Lord I would have gone into a huge depression.

My burden to reach the lost through this wonderful outreach has gotten bigger, not only for Ohio [which we have grown tremendously], but I also have that same vision to see us grow nationally. I have a strong passion for this ministry. We all need to be united in unity with the same passion and vision to move us forward.

Our vision as members should all be the same to reach lost souls. Thank you Bro Beall for founding this Awesome ministry where we all take our love and passion of riding motorcycles, then mixing in outreach with riding. I love everything about ASR and what it stands for. I am a man who doesn’t like titles I like to run under the radar so to speak. I am so deeply humbled and honored to be even nominated for President.
Please pray for God’s covering and unity over this election before you cast your vote. I will fully support this board whoever gets elected. I love you all may God bless you all.

Michael Theodore (aka Theo)

 

National Treasurer Candidate

Lydia Diaz Bio, Position nominated for: Treasurer

I started in 2008 working the ASR website and store. My husband and I became Roaming Ambassadors for ASR in 2010. We would go to many events as ASR representatives during the course of the year and helped with starting new works in the churches using motorcycle ministry as an outreach. In 2011 I was voted in as Treasurer for ASR and I am currently still in that position. I have over 30 years experience in bookkeeping and accounting and I used to serve on the school board as well as the SJ chapter board. Most importantly is that I have a desire to reach lost souls. I was called  when I was in 3rd grade and have had a personal relationship with God while growing up. When I was 22 I was lead to a church that preached the truth and it has been 38 years since I was baptized in Jesus Name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. We are more than just a board we are representatives of Jesus Christ.

 

ASR is the Army of Jesus Christ and the gifts of the spirit are our weapons. Prayer and fasting will allow us to use our weapons in spiritual warfare and we will be victorious.

Ephesians:

6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

 Lydia Diaz.
ASR International Treasurer
National Treasurer Candidate

Laureen Theodore Bio: Hello my name is Laureen Theodore from Warren, Ohio. I have been married to Michael [Theo] for 31 years and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. I have been nominated for Treasurer. I have 11 years of banking experience with 2 of them being in charge of the computer program of the bank employees training for federal compliance. I am a first generation Pentecostal and have had the Holy Ghost for 35 years. I have been the Sunday school superintendent for 5 years, Vacation Bible School director, part of the praise team, alter worker, home prayer group leader, part of the outreach team and the ladies eastern region chaplain for Azusa Street-Riders.

What the Azusa Street-Riders ministry means to me; My life was forever changed on March 31st , 2010 when our 19 year old son was killed in a tragic car accident. Since my son rode motorcycles with us a friend suggested my husband check out the Azusa Street-Riders. Michael along with our pastor went to a biker Sunday in southern Ohio a couple of months after the accident. The people we have met through ASR have become family to us. The ASR members that have known me from the beginning know that for me ASR was all about my husband and his healing. I was just in the background trying to figure out where I fit in while dealing with my own grief. Because of this amazing ministry and the people that have been there for me and prayed for me it has changed my world. Three years ago I began to feel like I was a part of this ministry and had a purpose of my own instead of just following my husband, we are now in this together. The Azusa Street-Riders ministry is in my heart and soul and it is my desire to work together to see this ministry grow and be a blessing to others as it has been to us. As always pray for Gods will and purpose when making your decision on who to vote for. Thank you and may the Lord richly bless you.

National Vice President candidate

Bro. Randy Hennigan; Below is my personal bio that has been requested.

I received the Holy Ghost in Starks, La at the age of 10 years old. I attended the First Pentecostal Church of Starks until I married my wife, Stephanie, in 1994. We continued to worship in Starks until we moved to the Apostolic Church in Beaumont one year later. While there, I worked as a music teacher and actor in their dramas. In 1998 we moved to Landmark UPC to help Pastor James Lee. I have participated in the Church in a Day Program as an electrician for a number of years. While at Landmark, I spent most of my outside preaching agenda at home mission churches in the Texas District. In 2004 due to a secular job change, the Lord moved us to New Orleans, La. At that time, the Pentecostals of Kenner became open for a new pastor and we have been here ever since. We have watched the congregation grow from just 10 people to 60 before Katrina. After the storm, we again started with 10 folks and now are in a newly remodeled sanctuary with over 60 people again. Much prayer, fasting, and community involvement accomplished this. We actively engage in a community Angel Food Ministry and neighborhood prayer rallies. In the time we have been in Kenner, two full time evangelists have been sent out of the assembly and are doing great things in the kingdom. The section saw fit to elect me as the Section 12 Sunday School Director position for three years. I have been involved with ASR for the last three years and currently hold the Secretary position for the SELASR. Other hobby are hunting, fishing, golf, and ham radio. My secular career has been in Global Sales Management and Project Management.

National Vice President candidate

Hello my name is Scott E. Culver and I have been nominated for Vice-President for the Azusa Street Riders (ASR) motorcycle ministry.

I retired from the U.S. Navy as Chief Petty Officer after serving for nearly 22 years as a Chief Hospital Corpsman. During my time serving this great Nation, both during times of peace and at war, I learned how to serve the needs of people.  Some of the few notable assignments I experienced included leading medical departments on four nuclear class submarines and a seven state region for the U.S. Marine Corps as Regimental Corpsman providing medical services for deployments of Marines to South West Asia (e.g. Iraq and Afghanistan). While serving on active duty the Lord continued to put the revelation of His Word into my spirit as I began this great journey to apostolic faith.  In this, I became a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) where I experienced the joys of ministering the Gospel while associating with others who ride motorcycles coming from different denominations of Christian faith. After joining CMA and involved with different state chapters, I assumed multiple positions from Road Captain up through chapter Vice President.  When stationed in Norfolk, VA, I was instrumental in establishing a new chapter for CMA in Suffolk, VA which grew to over 30 members during a short three month period before being transferred to Kansas City, MO.

 

As a first generation apostolic, I received the full revelation of Jesus Christ which led me to be baptized in Jesus Name and filled with the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance. My brother, Rev. A. Lea Culver (G-OH) was instrumental in discipling me and my family teaching Bible studies and other Spiritual conversation.  In 2011, Lea Culver baptized me and my family in the Name of Jesus Christ at Life Church, Pastored by Rev. Stan Gleason (O-MO).   My influence in this great and fantastic apostolic message continues to come from Lea Culver, Pastor Gleason, Pastor Ken Dillingham and others that have faithfully supported me and my family as we became grounded in the church.

 

Soon after being established in the church I received permission from Pastor Gleason to join ASR where I continued my passion of motorcycle ministry and reaching those that others are unable to reach. Soon after joining ASR I was instrumental in establishing a new chapter (MOKAN Chapter) based out of Life Church in Kansas City, MO which grew to ten members. Since establishing the MOKAN chapter I served as President and later was appointed by the National board as the State Coordinator for Missouri. After receiving the appointment as State Coordinator I led the startup of several new chapters established throughout the Missouri District adding many new members to join this wonderful and successful motorcycle ministry.

 

My ministry development continues to evolve by teaching bible studies and discipling people to Christ, and with the completion of three semesters at Purpose Institute.

 

Motorcycle Ministry Positions Held:

 CMA Chapter Road Captain (Washington) 1997-2004

CMA Chapter Vice President (Virginia) 2005-2007

ASR Chapter President MOKAN (Missouri) 2014-2017

ASR National Retention Committee 2016 (One year assignment)

ASR National Committee Member 2016-2017

ASR State Coordinator (Missouri)  2015-2017

Motorcycle Ministry Leadership Accomplishments

Christian Motorcycle Association

  • Held key positions including Road Captain and President
  • Established new startup chapters
  • Established new members; over 50
  • Coordinated regional rallies and rides

 

Azusa Street Riders

  • Held key positions at local Chapter, District and National levels
  • Established new startup chapters, three in Missouri
  • Established new members, up to 30 in Missouri
  • Serves on National Committees
  • Coordinated and led chapter rides

 

If elected; as a member of the Board I will continue to seek the Lord first and follow the by-laws of ASR when serving with members of the National Committee. I will use my broad experience established in over 22 years of service to the U.S. Navy and our great Nation and years of progressive motorcycle ministry leadership to help guide ASR to new levels of ministry and growth.

 

Vice President Candidate
Mark Hardin Bio

It is with great appreciation that I submit this not so short bio for our ASR
constituents to consider for the upcoming elections. I’m a country boy at heart and
not much for politicking. It shows the growth of this organization that we have
multiple candidates capable of carrying on the vision of this ministry.

I’m a third generation Apostolic minister. My grandfather and dad both exampled a
love and concern for souls…in both the physical and spiritual needs. My grandpa
came out of the world during the prohibition days. He made his own brew back in them
hills of southern Indiana and never backed down from a fight. When he came to the
Lord, at a brush harbor revival, he fought for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Clarence
Hardin left an example of miracles, signs, and wonders for me to believe in.

My dad followed suit by starting or reviving several churches from Indiana to South
Dakota, Louisiana to Illinois. No matter the challenge his example taught me to
persevere and hold to Truth. He cared for the soul, disregarding race or social
status.

I briefly mention these men because it is their combined example that has provided
me a heritage of serving others. When I signed up with ASR it was after 2yrs of
meeting some of the leadership. I had started several interest based outreach
programs, such as “Christian Trail Rides”. If I could get them to ride a horse with
me long enough, I could share the Gospel with them. As I heard the heartbeat for
souls coming from those I met (and I already rode a bike with a group of neighbors),
I was all in. I never dreamt of moving into any further leadership role other than
wearing a patch and leading people to Christ by what it represents…this Acts 2
message.

Coming out of High School, I didn’t know what I wanted to be or do, so I had the
opportunity to travel with a band called David and the Giants as sound man and
roadie. That “gig” led me to Bible College in Houston TX, then came home to a 30yr
carrier in the printing industry, with management, sales, and business development
experiences. All along, serving in our local church in just about every capacity
except pastor. I had a life change in 2010 when the company I worked so hard for was
bought out by another and they let our whole sales staff go. I knew the Lord was in
it, but it was still a painful separation. I then determined to move more full time
into the ministry, which has led to writing a book, “Cultivating a Culture of
Caring” and beginning to evangelize when the doors open.

I am a principled individual that finds my strengths in organizational skills. I’m a
softer spoken evangelist that believes if the Spirit moves it, nothing will be able
to stand in front of it. I’m on a hunt to find the same keys that the Book of Acts
Church had with God…not so that we can display power, but that God will speak to
and through this earthen vessel to meet the needs of hurting people. If the lame
walk, the dumb talk, and the blinded eyes are open then there will be no need for
outreach. The lost will be coming to you. One thought I would leave with us…if the
ASR Ministry can tap into the same Holy Ghost power that was given to our
forefathers, then we can turn this world upside down by the power of the Holy
Spirit. One would not need to doubt if he/she has received the Holy Ghost, for once
a Holy Ghost filled ASR Member lays hands on them, they shall receive and It will
evidence with speaking with other tongues…following closely behind…love, joy,
peace, longsuffering, gentleness, meekness, kindness… It is our lacking that
causes many to not receive. I’ve said it many times, “I have not arrived until my
shadow heals the sick as it did in the book of Acts!” Wouldn’t it be appropriate
that those who have been set free, and feel such freedom when the wind is blowing in
our ears, that we would become Apostles of the Gospel to such a degree that we are
called upon to bring revival to churches and whole communities…as they did in Acts
when folks had not received the Holy Ghost, they called for delegates to come and
lay hands on them that they would receive. That, my brothers and sisters is what we
are called to do…in the jailhouse to the church house!

I pray that gives you a glimpse of who I am…my heartbeat…my dream for the ASR
Ministry going forward. My old pastor told me many times, “Mark, don’t bring a
problem if you don’t have a solution to offer. Go pray till God provides some
direction and then bring the problem.” I’ve found that to be sound advise, and, it
makes me pray before I do anything else.

I would close with this…we have great men and women already in leadership, and we
have the same in the various candidates that have been nominated (nominated not
running…I believe is the theme, so it makes it hard to commercialize and politic).
So, whoever the body votes into any position, you will not hear me moan and
groan…I will continue to win souls and grow this great outreach ministry to the
best of my ability in the area in which I am contained.

God bless and keep you all…I look forward to seeing all of you in Texas!

 

I hope this special addition of the rumblings is helpful. looking forward to seeing each of you in Texas in a few weeks.

God Bless

Anthony Storey

Azusa  StreetRiders

International President

 

 

National Chaplain Position

Praise the Lord Azusa StreetRiders..

I would like to inform you that Rev. Robert Eades has stepped down as the Azusa StreetRiders National Chaplain effective July 1,2017

I would like to thank Bro. Eades for his time as our National Chaplain. I Pray for Gods blessings on him and his family and that HE keeps the Eades family safe as the travel sharing the Gospel.

I would also like to announce that Rev.. Allen Cherry from Louisiana has been appointed the Azusa StreetRiders new National Chaplain.

Please welcome him to his new position. I know he will do an awesome job.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all in Texas this August.

God Bless

Rev. Anthony T Storey

Azusa StreetRiders

International President

Scott Culver Bio

Hello my name is Scott E. Culver and I have been nominated for Vice-President for the Azusa Street Riders (ASR) motorcycle ministry.

 

I retired from the U.S. Navy as Chief Petty Officer after serving for nearly 22 years as a Chief Hospital Corpsman. During my time serving this great Nation, both during times of peace and at war, I learned how to serve the needs of people.  Some of the few notable assignments I experienced included leading medical departments on four nuclear class submarines and a seven state region for the U.S. Marine Corps as Regimental Corpsman providing medical services for deployments of Marines to South West Asia (e.g. Iraq and Afghanistan). While serving on active duty the Lord continued to put the revelation of His Word into my spirit as I began this great journey to apostolic faith.  In this, I became a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) where I experienced the joys of ministering the Gospel while associating with others who ride motorcycles coming from different denominations of Christian faith. After joining CMA and involved with different state chapters, I assumed multiple positions from Road Captain up through chapter Vice President.  When stationed in Norfolk, VA, I was instrumental in establishing a new chapter for CMA in Suffolk, VA which grew to over 30 members during a short three month period before being transferred to Kansas City, MO.

 

As a first generation apostolic, I received the full revelation of Jesus Christ which led me to be baptized in Jesus Name and filled with the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance. My brother, Rev. A. Lea Culver (G-OH) was instrumental in discipling me and my family teaching Bible studies and other Spiritual conversation.  In 2011, Lea Culver baptized me and my family in the Name of Jesus Christ at Life Church, Pastored by Rev. Stan Gleason (O-MO).   My influence in this great and fantastic apostolic message continues to come from Lea Culver, Pastor Gleason, Pastor Ken Dillingham and others that have faithfully supported me and my family as we became grounded in the church.

 

Soon after being established in the church I received permission from Pastor Gleason to join ASR where I continued my passion of motorcycle ministry and reaching those that others are unable to reach. Soon after joining ASR I was instrumental in establishing a new chapter (MOKAN Chapter) based out of Life Church in Kansas City, MO which grew to ten members. Since establishing the MOKAN chapter I served as President and later was appointed by the National board as the State Coordinator for Missouri. After receiving the appointment as State Coordinator I led the startup of several new chapters established throughout the Missouri District adding many new members to join this wonderful and successful motorcycle ministry.

 

My ministry development continues to evolve by teaching bible studies and discipling people to Christ, and with the completion of three semesters at Purpose Institute.

 

 

Motorcycle Ministry Positions Held:

 

CMA Chapter Road Captain (Washington) 1997-2004

CMA Chapter Vice President (Virginia) 2005-2007

ASR Chapter President MOKAN (Missouri) 2014-2017

ASR National Retention Committee 2016 (One year assignment)

ASR National Committee Member 2016-2017

ASR State Coordinator (Missouri)  2015-2017

 

 

Motorcycle Ministry Leadership Accomplishments

Christian Motorcycle Association

  • Held key positions including Road Captain and President
  • Established new startup chapters
  • Established new members; over 50
  • Coordinated regional rallies and rides

 

Azusa Street Riders

  • Held key positions at local Chapter, District and National levels
  • Established new startup chapters, three in Missouri
  • Established new members, up to 30 in Missouri
  • Serves on National Committees
  • Coordinated and led chapter rides

 

If elected; as a member of the Board I will continue to seek the Lord first and follow the by-laws of ASR when serving with members of the National Committee. I will use my broad experience established in over 22 years of service to the U.S. Navy and our great Nation and years of progressive motorcycle ministry leadership to help guide ASR to new levels of ministry and growth.

 

 

Touring Tip Be A Safer Night Rider

Be A Safer Night Rider
A riders risk factors increase once the sun goes down. To avoid an accident, it’s important to see and be seen.
Here are some tips for avoiding road hazards at night.
Keep a clear view: In low light conditions, wearing sunglasses or having a tinted shield on your helmet further diminishes your already restricted ability to spot road hazards.
Check Headlight Adjustment: Changing load conditions on a motorcycle can alter where the bike’s headlight falls on the road. Make sure the headlight on your loaded bike is adjusted properly before it gets dark.
Upgrade Your Headlight Bulb: If your bike’s headlight puts out a relatively weak beam, upgrade it with a more powerful bulb. Always carry an extra one and know how to install it.
Add Auxiliary Lights: There’s a reason why most bikes set up for round -the-clock Iron Butt events have additional lights mounted on them: They are riding long hours, often at high speeds, in the dark, and must have more illumination than is provided by just a headlight.
Use your High Beam: Whenever there’s no oncoming traffic, shift to your high beam. This will help you spot hazards farther down the road and peripherally.
Don’t Deer Me: If your route leads you through wooded or rural areas, assume that deer will be present and ride accordingly: slow down, ride in the left one third of your lane (when there is no on coming traffic), keep fingers resting on the front brake handle and clutch, and be alert to potential hazards materializing suddenly from the roadside.
I personally like to follow a Car/SUV/Truck when riding in a deer zone. I let them be my blocker incase of hazards.
Protect Your Night Vision: If you stare at the lights of an oncoming vehicle, your pupils will constrict and dramatically reduce your night vision. Focus instead on the white line on the shoulder until the vehicle passes.
Position Your Bike Defensively:  If you’re following a four – wheeled vehicle at night, Your ability to spot and react to road hazards is reduced. If you are riding in the middle of your lane and the vehicle ahead straddles something in the road, you’ll be lucky to spot it in time to take evasive action. However, if you follow that vehicles left rear tail light, you’ll know if there’s a road hazard in your path, because the vehicle will likely swerve to miss it.
Be Reflective: Aside from just your reflectors that come with your bike, it’s good idea to add reflective material.
Add Auxiliary Lights:  In addition to helping riders see better, auxiliary lights also make it easier for them to be spotted by others, including pedestrians, who other wise may step into your path.
Avoid Blind Spots: Staying out of a car or truck’s blind spots is critical at night. Position your bike so you and your lights are clearly visible in their mirrors of other vehicles. Don’t use your high beam though while behind a vehicle.
Signal Your Intent: As a rider you should always use your turn signals for turns and switching lanes.
Add More Red More Brake Lights: It is always good to add another brake light more LED to the back of your bike. And another good tip when at a stop is to keep your brake on to have your brake light lit up. I always have my foot on my brake pedal when I come to a complete stop. Just added safety here.
Do a Once-Over: It doesn’t do much good to have headlights,tail lights,turn signals, and auxiliary lights if they’re not all working. It is always a good Idea to check them.
I leave you this one last note. Night riding is much more dangerous but can be enjoyed when you slow it all down and Light it all up. I enjoy riding at night. Once again keep the contact patch between the lines.
Michael Theodore
National Road Captain

 

Michael Theodore BIO

 Hello my name is Michael Theodore (aka Theo). I live in Warren, Ohio with my awesome wife my best friend sis Theo. I attend Pentecostal Community Church in Jefferson, Ohio where I am the sound booth leader, home prayer group leader with my wife, and  motorcycle ministry leader. I am the ASR national road captain and the Ohio coordinator.

What Azusa Street-Riders Ministry means to me; Fist off I would like to say ASR became a part of my family. This ministry is very personal to me. I came into ASR back in 2010 and ASR has forever changed my life. I was out of church for four years over something basically stupid and I got very hurt and bitter over it to where it was starting to make me go into a depression. On March 31st  2010 my life was forever changed when our son was killed. I realized heaven and hell are real and that we are not promised tomorrow. It took a very tragic accident to wake me up. A friend from our church knew of the Azusa Street-Riders and told my pastor about it. I remember that day clear as can be. My pastor took me and my son-in-law and a few church members down to my first ASR biker Sunday in southern Ohio. That day started what I call my bond  with my ASR family. My Pastor knew that this ministry would help me and I have to say without my ASR family and the Lord I would have gone into a huge depression.
My burden to reach the lost through this wonderful outreach has gotten bigger, not only for Ohio [which we have grown tremendously], but I also have that same vision to see us grow nationally. I have a strong passion for this ministry. We all need to be united in unity with the same passion and vision to move us forward.
Our vision as members should all be the same to reach lost souls. Thank you Bro Beall for founding this Awesome ministry where we all take our love and passion of riding motorcycles, then mixing in outreach with riding. I love everything about ASR and what it stands for. I am a man who doesn’t like titles I like to run under the radar so to speak. I am so deeply humbled and honored to be even nominated for President.
Please pray for God’s covering and unity over this election before you cast your vote. I will fully support this board whoever gets elected. I love you all may God bless you all.
Michael Theodore (aka Theo)
ASR-National Road Captain and Coordinator for Ohio
The Apostolic Motorcycle Ministry of Jesus Christ
330-720-0440

 

Laureen Theodore BIO

Hello my name is Laureen Theodore from Warren, Ohio. I have been married to Michael [Theo]  for 31 years and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. I have been nominated for Treasurer. I have 11 years of banking experience with 2 of them being in charge of the computer program of the bank employees training for federal compliance. I am a first generation Pentecostal and have had the Holy Ghost for 35 years. I have been the Sunday school superintendent for 5 years, Vacation Bible School director, part of the praise team, alter worker, home prayer group leader, part of the outreach team and the ladies eastern region chaplain for Azusa Street-Riders.

What the Azusa Street-Riders ministry means to me; My life was forever changed on March 31st , 2010 when our 19 year old son was killed in a tragic car accident. Since my son rode motorcycles with us a friend suggested my husband check out the Azusa Street-Riders. Michael along with our pastor went to a biker Sunday in southern Ohio a couple of months after the accident. The people we have met through ASR have become family to us. The ASR members that have known me from the beginning know that for me ASR was all about my husband and his healing. I was just in the background trying to figure out where I fit in while dealing with my own grief. Because of this amazing ministry and the people that have been there for me and prayed for me it has changed my world. Three years ago I began to feel like I was a part of this ministry and had a purpose of my own instead of just following my husband, we are now in this together. The Azusa Street-Riders ministry is in my heart and soul and it is my desire to work together to see this ministry grow and be a blessing to others as it has been to us. As always pray for Gods will and purpose when making your decision on who to vote for. Thank you and may the Lord richly bless you.
Laureen Theodore

 

2017 Early Rally Registration

Praise the Lord Everyone,

Rally Pre-registration ends July 17. Register online now and save or you will have to purchase at the door after that date for $30.
Register now and SAVE!

http://www.azusastreetriders.com/store/2016-early-asr-rally-registration/

If you have not renewed your membership you will not be able to vote at the rally this year. You have to be current prior to rally. I will be updating the list on July 18. It must be postmarked, phone or paypal with July 17th date.

If you are a chapter please make sure to bring your Motorcycle for Missionaries contribution. If you don’t have someone attending the rally please send your contribution to me by July 20. You can call me at 609-742-6539 and pay by phone or paypal.

We want to thank everyone who has supported this ministry through contributions, purchases and their time every year. We are all ambassadors of Christ and without all of you allowing God to use you to reach lost souls the laborers would be few. The harvest is ready and so are Azusa StreetRider members.