All posts by Anthony Storey

Rev. Anthony Storey is a licensed minister with the UPCI and has been a member of the Azusa StreetRiders since 2007. He resides in Pleasureville, Kentucky with his wife, Victoria.

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. Putting faces with the names is always my favorite part.

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

Rev. Lydia Diaz

Rev. Jim Curley

Bro. Michael Luttrell

I 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 Board of Directors.

President: Bro. Robert Thompson

Vice President: 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

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.

 

 

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

2017 Year of Focus

The Azusa StreetRiders focus is soul winning..
That’s what we are about, going out witnessing to people,getting them to churches. We as a ministry must keep our focus!
you might ask,how do we do that?
I’ve got something to share with you. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but refreshing our minds is always good..
This type of ministry requires organizing apostolic teams (chapters) Forming apostolic teams (chapters) is one part of the new apostolic church revolution. Let’s learn how the Apostle Paul built an apostolic team.

PAUL’S APOSTOLIC TEAM
The Apostle Paul showed us how he built an apostolic team by finding disciples, laying hands on them to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, spiritual impartation, modeling boldness, forbidding prejudice and showcasing deliverance ministry. We can find his example in the following scripture.
“And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus and finding certain disciples said to them, Have you received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said to him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said to them, To what then were ye baptized? And they said, To John’s baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus” (Acts 19:1-5).

GATHER DISCIPLES
Apostles don’t work alone. Jesus didn’t send them out alone and neither should we. He sent them out two and two (Mark 6:7). They have an anointing to gather disciples and put them to work as a team. Paul’s first step, when he entered the city of Ephesus, was gathering disciples. He didn’t have many to begin with, only twelve are mentioned. From these twelve he formed an apostolic revolutionary team that built one of the greatest churches in history, the Ephesus church.
Gathering disciples was putting “first things first.” A true disciple (Greek mathetes) of Christ is not simply a born again believer. A true disciple is a person that lives according to the Word of God to the best of their ability. Jesus described a disciple as one who “abides in His Word” (John 8:31). Disciples love the Word, are lifelong students, doers of the Word, and are spiritually hungry and remain teachable (2 Timothy 2:15; James 1:22). They know the Word of God and the ways of God. There are many believers, but few disciples. Notice Paul asked these disciples if they had received the Holy Ghost since they believed in Christ. Their response was revealing. They said they had never heard of a baptism of the Holy Ghost.

At this point in Paul’s life, he is a seasoned apostle. Many years passed since being sent out of Antioch. Because of the warfare against his life and ministry he knew that these disciples had to be filled with the Holy Ghost. When Jesus formed His revolutionary team right before His ascension into heaven, he directed them to wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit. “But you will receive power after the Holy Ghost comes on you and you will be witnesses to me” (Acts 1:8). Notice Jesus said you would receive power after and not before. Apostles never ignore the spiritual condition of their team members. Team members need the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues and prophecy. “And when Paul laid his hands on them the Holy Ghost came on them and they spake with tongues and prophesied” (Acts 19:6).

BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY GHOST
Second, Paul laid his hands on these disciples and prayed that they might be baptized with the Holy Ghost. This is the New Testament biblical pattern for building apostolic teams. Apostolic team members should be filled with the Holy Ghost to be effective in ministry. Remember, we are rediscovering the Apostle Paul’s apostolic model. This is it. There is no way to handle the extreme pressure and opposition to the Gospel without Jesus’ dunamis power to witness, the Holy Spirit himself. Not only does the Holy Spirit give you power, but He is also your spiritual teacher.
There are many references to the baptism of the Holy Spirit in the Word of God. After Jesus’ resurrection, he commanded his disciples not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for the promise of the Father. Jesus had spoken of this same promise when he said, “If you love me keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Comforter that he may remain with you forever even the Spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive because it seeth him not neither knoweth him: but you know him for he dwelleth with you and will be in you” (John 14:15-17). Jesus declared, “For John truly baptized with water but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days from now.” Jesus also assured them that they would “receive power after the Holy Ghost came on them and that they would be witnesses to him” (Acts 1:4-8). John the Baptist also prophesied of this great baptism. “I indeed baptize you with water to repentance, but he that cometh after me is mightier than I whose shoes I am not worthy to bear he will baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire” (Matthew 3:11).

Then that precious day came. “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come they were all with one accord in one place, and suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat on each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:1-4). The Apostle Peter was also in the Upper Room that day and was filled with Holy Ghost power and spoke with other tongues. After he had left the building people asked him the same question that is being asked today, “What meaneth this?” Responding, he preached his first Holy Ghost empowered sermon. His message pierced the hearts of the hearers, and they asked, “What must we do?” Peter, who just days before denied the Lord Jesus, answered with great boldness. “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to you and your children and to all that are afar off even as many as the Lord our God should call” (Acts 2:37-39).
This same baptism of the Holy Spirit is available for you right now. Let’s pray together. Jesus. You are my Lord and my Savior. Lord, I want everything that you have to give me. I want this same precious gift of the Holy Spirit that you poured out on your servants in that upper room. By faith and according to your word, baptize me and fill me right now with your Holy Spirit. I accept your promise by faith. Thank you, Lord.
LAYING ON OF HANDS AND SPIRITUAL IMPARTATION
Paul modeled his apostolic ministry through the laying on of hands for impartation on those twelve disciples. “And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Ghost came on them and they spake with tongues and prophesied” (Acts 19:6). Paul taught his new team the doctrine of the laying on of hands and the power of apostolic impartation. This doctrine originated with Christ (Hebrews 6:2). After he had prayed, there was a release of the Holy Spirit on these believers, and they began to speak in other tongues and prophesy.
Apostolic ministry is a ministry of impartation. Paul said in Romans, “I want to come to you that I might pass on some spiritual gift to the end you may be established” (Romans 1:11). There are many examples of the ministry of the laying on of hands throughout Scripture.

BOLDNESS IN SPIRIT
The next step the Apostle Paul did was to show a bold ability to preach and teach the Gospel to a not so receptive group of religious people for three months.
“And all the men were about twelve. And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus” (Acts 19:7-9).
Grace for spiritual boldness is an apostolic trait. The Apostle Paul trained by example. Here the team gets a chance to hear Paul speaking boldly in the synagogue challenging and swaying the listeners. Apostolic boldness expresses itself during a conflict. Notice too that Paul taught about the Kingdom of God. Indeed, Paul spoke of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ and the atoning blood of Jesus. This Scripture, however, says he spoke boldly about the Kingdom of God. The message of the Kingdom of God is reestablishing the Kingdom of God on earth through Christ’ disciples.

The Holy Ghost loves boldness. To be bold shows a readiness to take risks and face danger. Not boldness worked up by man’s soul but evidence of the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Apostolic grace is visible.

TRAIN IN DELIVERANCE MINISTRY
The step to forming an apostolic team is training in deliverance ministry.
“And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons and the diseases departed from them and the evil spirits went out of them” (Acts 19:11-12).
Paul was given the opportunity to display the miracle working power of God and teach the newly formed team about deliverance ministry. Apostles don’t ignore the devil. You cannot build a new apostolic church and ignore enemies in the unseen spirit world.
In the past, some untrained and overzealous people abused the merits of deliverance ministry but that doesn’t mean we should stop helping people. Some try to replace holy living and obedience with excuses for sinful behavior that can often be linked to generational curses, soul ties, and witchcraft. Our apostolic teams, therefore, must train in spiritual warfare and deliverance ministry. Jesus said that “deliverance is the children’s bread” (Matthew 15:22, 26). Paul trained the members of his church to put on the armor of God and engage spiritual enemies. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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” (Ephesians 6:10-12).
Before Jesus sent out his apostolic teams he gave them power against spirits. “He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease” (Matthew 10:1). Again, Jesus never taught his apostles to ignore the devil. Jesus didn’t leave them alone and neither should we. Demonic powers are still saying, “Let us alone; what have we to do with you, thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know you who you are; the Holy One of God.” Jesus answered them, “Hold thy peace and come out of him” (Luke 4:34-35). A disease is often, not always, directly related to demonic activity as seen in the following Scriptures.
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil for God was with him” (Acts 10:38).
“There came also a multitude out of the cities round about to Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one” (Acts 5:16).
Understanding your authority as a disciple in spiritual warfare and deliverance ministry is important to the apostolic team. Spiritual warfare is simply binding and loosing in prayer and attacking on purpose spiritual strongholds of opposition and resistance to the advancement of the Gospel in a territory (Matthew 18:18-20). It is a taking up, in prayer, the authority of the believer that Jesus gave his disciples (Luke 10:17-20). This is all with the understanding that we are not wrestling with people, but with principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12).
Deliverance ministry and the casting out of demons is the first sign that should follow the believer. “And these signs will follow them that believe; In my name will they cast out devils” (Mark 16:17). An apostolic governing church never substitutes deliverance with counseling. They don’t try to talk out what can only be cast out. This is not to say that they don’t offer to counsel; they do. Apostolic ministry, however, flows in the anointing that sets captives free. There are many different types of prayer in the Word of God, all given for Spirit-life living and the advancement of the Gospel (Ephesians 6:18).

Apostolic teams must prepare to meet strong opposition from Satan and occult influences in society (1 Thessalonians 2:18). Christians cannot continue to avoid spiritual conflict while hiding behind a comfortable and often backslidden condition. To do this ignores the needs of those around them. Opposition, abuse, and resistance are all part of the package. Paul declared, “For a great door and effectual is opened to me and there are many enemies” (1 Corinthians 16:9). The effective advancement of the Gospel always causes a reaction; some are negative.

A SERVANT’S HEART
Apostles train those with servant’s hearts. forming apostolic teams is the servant’s heart.
“After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome. So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered to him, Timothy and Erastus; but he stayed in Asia for a season” (Acts 19:21-22).

Paul completes the apostolic pattern gathering, teaching, training and sending. He chooses Timothy and Erastus, two of his spiritual sons that ministered to him and sent them on apostolic assignment. Erastus was not only a servant he was a city manager (Romans 16:23). Until you have learned to serve someone else, you can never be a sent one. Minister, from the Greek minus or minor, means one who acts as an inferior agent in obedience or subservience to another and one who serves or officiates in contrast to the master (magnus). The most familiar English word describing a servant is the deacon. Someone once asked, “How do I know if I am a servant?” The answer is, “You find out when you are being treated like one.”

The Holy Spirit is teaching us the importance of apostolic teams. Once we thought of the apostle’s Paul or Peter working alone, but now we know they never worked alone, they formed many teams.

He is your teacher who will “lead you and guide you in all truth.” Next, do everything you can to renew your mind with the Word of God. Spiritual maturity is a must and only comes through learning and applying God’s truth to your life. If you don’t think right then, you can’t believe right. As you continue to grow in the Word, learn the ways of the Holy Spirit. Watch what the Holy Spirit likes and dislikes. Then start using the spiritual authority Christ gave you by submitting yourself to God and resisting the devil.

I know that you want to do something great for God with your life. Follow the Apostle Paul’s example and get baptized in in the Holy Spirit. He is your teacher who will “lead you and guide you in all truth.” Next, do everything you can to renew your mind with the Word of God. Spiritual maturity is a must and only comes through learning and applying God’s truth to your life. If you don’t think right then, you can’t believe right. As you continue to grow in the Word, learn the ways of the Holy Spirit. Watch what the Holy Spirit likes and dislikes. Then start using the spiritual authority Christ gave you by submitting yourself to God and resisting the devil

Rev. Anthony Storey

Azusa StreetRiders

International President

prayer and fasting

Praise the Lord!!

we are 5 weeks away from Bind the Strongman all night prayer service.. This year it will be held in Clarksburg WV. March 3rd and 4th. I hope to see many of ya’ll there.

as we get into full swing with events in 2017, I want to challenge you to spend time in prayer. We must be ready to take HIS WORD to individuals that need HIM. we can not do that successfully if we have not taken care of ourselves first. Prayer, Fasting is a must! We all have struggles and when we are in those valleys we must keep on walking with HIM. I would like us all to put some time a side for prayer and fasting this month. prayer for each other, pray for the ASR, pray for the lost and pray for our country..

when we arrive  in Clarksburg for BTSM Prayer service, we will be ready for what God has in stored for us this year.. each year there is an awesome move of God and this year will be know different, so we must prepare.

If you are struggling now, just remember:

If there were 1000 steps between you and God today, I want to assure you, that God would take 999 of them. He leaves it to you to take that 1 step towards HIM.. An old Chinese proverb says that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Will you take it today?

WILL YOU TAKE THAT 1 STEP TOWARDS THE LORD?

God Bless

Anthony Storey

Azusa StreetRiders

National President

Happy New Year! 2016 was awesome, but the best is still to come!

I would like to start 2017 by saying thank you to each and everyone of the Azusa StreetRiders!!

Thank you for your dedication to this ministry. thank you for all the prayer that went out in 2016, not only for our members in need of prayer but for all who were in need of prayer.

2016 was an awesome year. There was awesome growth in this ministry in many places of the country.  We each have had our own trials and victories, but we made it through with the help of an awesome God.

Please continue to pray that we can reach more soul’s in need of a relationship with Jesus and that the right door will open so we can share His Word with them.

We started off 2016 with Bind the Strongman all night prayer service in Cincinnati Ohio and we had an awesome time in the Lord a big thanks to Bro. & Sis. McGhghy for all there work.

Our2016  National Rally was awesome! We had a great turn out in Cameron, Missouri. The chapter  that hosted the rally did an awesome job. I would like to thank Bro. Jones and his group for a job well done!! The Azusa StreetRiders had their first Chapter of the year and Coordinator of the year in 2016.  Keep pushing, your chapter could be picked in 2017. We had some Holy Ghost filled Church!!!

I would like to thank our National board for all their work in 2016

Rev. Jim. Curley  National VP

Rev. Lydia Diaz  National Treasurer

Robert Thompson National Secretary ( former )

Michael Luttrell National Secretary

I would like to thank my friend  Bro. Robert Thompson for his many years of service on the National Board of Directors.

2016 we added a Chaplain brigade headed up by Rev. Robert Eades our National Chaplain and our National Ladies Chaplain Sis. Julie McGhghy. the list of 9 chaplains and their districts can be found on our national website please use these men and women they are there to assist you..

Like I said 2016 was an awesome year, but 2017 will be even greater!!

We must stay in prayer and HIS WORD!!

Now for a few things about 2017 and even a little bit of what’s to come in2018.

First, March is not far off, so plan to be in Clarksburg WV March 3-4 2017 for bind the strong man. We are always blessed at this all night prayer service. Bring a friend!

Our National Rally will be in Dennison Texas Aug. 2-5 2017

Thursday night missionary service, Rev. Bruce Howell, St Louis Mo will be preaching.

Friday, Rev. Samuel Smith,   Evansville In will be preaching.

We are going to have an awesome time of fellowship and worship you will not want to miss it.

I am going to share a little about the 2018 National Rally in Ohio

Thursday night Missionary service. Rev Dwayne Abernathy from Belize and he is also our 2017 sponsored mission for the ASR motorcycle for missionaries program.

Friday night  service. we  will have Rev. Aaron Bounds preaching.

It’s going to be good !!

Vicky and I are looking forward to seeing each of you in 2017

We pray that God Blesses each of you and your families in the years to come. God Bless

Love Ya’ll

Rev. Anthony Storey

Azusa StreetRiders

International President

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2017 motorcycles for missionaries

Praise the Lord Brethren,

Azusa StreetRiders is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with UPCI Global Missions and Missionary to Belize, Dwayne Abernathy, to help purchase motorcycles for use by local ministers who are under his direction. This is a UPCI 2016 Special Project Appeal (Code GMGP.158845.2405) and we, as the World’s Only Oneness Motorcycle Ministry, believe strongly that motorcycles on foreign fields are tremendously helpful in reaching the lost and want to help in any way we are able. To date, independently, we have provided funds to purchase 38 motorcycles for use around the world. If you are able to help us in this endeavor, please send whatever you are able to the address on the bottom of this page. 100% of the funds will go to this cause.

Thank you and God Bless,

Rev. Anthony Storey

President, Azusa StreetRiders International

 

A Note from Bro. Abernathy

Esteemed Brethren; Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

I am happy to inform you that the work in Belize is in a time of unprecedented growth and revival! At our recent General Assembly of ministers we had four new candidates receive ministers’ licenses and nine upgrade to the next level. In just a few short years we have increased from mid-twenties to 49 licensed ministers in Belize.

We receive reports on a regular basis of pastors baptizing people in Jesus’ name and new ones receiving the Holy Ghost! This is great news but with growth, unique problems arise; we cannot effectively minister to our new Saints due to transportation problems. We need motorcycles for our Supervisors and Presbyters. Some travel considerable distances for work and to visit their churches. Presently, they use unreliable public transportation and this takes too much time from ministry. Bus schedules greatly extend travel time and reduce ministry time. If our Supervisors and Presbyters had motorcycles, they could be much more efficient.

We have received an excellent quote of $2,650 US each from the local Honda dealer (one of our brethren) for 9 Honda XR150 motorcycles. This includes license and insurance for one year.

I am writing to solicit your help: If we could have 22 churches give $1,000 US each then the motorcycles can be purchased and delivered to our men. If you are unable to help at this level, any financial support and prayer is appreciated.

Thank you for taking time to read this letter. I ask you to please prayerfully consider helping us with the purchase of these motorcycles

Lord bless you and your church,

Dwayne Abernathy

Missionary to Belize

 

 

Rev. Anthony Storey

Motorcycles for Missionaries

835 main st

pleasureville KY 40057