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.

Absentee Ballots

Just a quick reminder that all absentee ballots must be RECEIVED no later than July 14th.  Absentee ballots will not be accepted after July 14th.  Feel free to contact me via email, text, phone call, or on FB messenger and I will get the absentee ballots to you.  My contact info is listed below.

Michael Luttrell
Secretary
Azusa StreetRiders
MLUTTRELL79@YAHOO.COM
(502) 681-7155

Almost Time!!

It is the most exciting time of year for the Azusa StreetRiders. Not only is riding weather in full swing, we are also rapidly approaching the 7th Annual National Rally and our annual business meeting. This is always a great time of refreshment and renewing while having tremendous church, riding, and fellowshipping with our ASR family. As we prepare for this event, I want to encourage every one of us to reflect upon our purpose within the ASR along with our mission as a whole. We must continually remind ourselves that our purpose is to take the gospel of Jesus Christ and salvation message of Acts 2:38 to a world that is hungry and seeking fulfillment through various avenues. We fulfill this mission through various methods. It is imperative that we are individual witnesses and incorporate personal evangelism in our life. Our chapters organize and host local events throughout the year. Motorcycles are donated through the Motorcycles For Missionaries program to ministers that provides a new avenue for them to reach even more people efficiently and timely. The common denominator in each of these avenues is us; each individual member of the ASR. Each one of us must be sensitive to the voice of the Holy Ghost for direction in our personal lives, in our chapters, and for the direction of the ASR as a ministry and organization. As we reflect on the purpose of the ASR, I also ask that each of us spend extra time in prayer in regards to our upcoming annual business meeting. I am confident of your knowledge that we will be electing three of the board positions; President, Vice President, and Treasurer. We are blessed with great nominees. Each of these nominees have given of themselves to the ministry of the ASR and have proven through time and efforts that their heart is in the ASR. That being said, every organization is at a critical juncture when faced with a possible change in leadership at three out of four elected offices. However, the ASR isn’t just any organization. The ASR is an Apostolic ministry. We MUST know and follow the direction of the One that this ministry is to represent. For that reason, I cannot adequately stress the importance of seeking His direction and will for the upcoming election. I implore each of you to join me in prayerful consideration that will enable each of us to cast our ballots with certainty that, ultimately, the will of God will be accomplished. I look forward to seeing you in Texas!!

Blessed to Serve,
Michael Luttrell
Secretary
Azusa StreetRiders

Mark Hardin bio

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!

Keep The Faith,mark

Lydia Diaz Bio, Position nominated for: Treasurer

I started in 2008 working the ASR website and store. My husband and I became Roaming Ambassaders 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
ASR International Treasurer