Category Archives: ASR Chapter

Welcome These New Chapters to Azusa StreetRiders Ministry

  • Southwest Ohio Chapter
    • Brother Scott Culver – President
    • Todd Brown – Vise President
    • Mike McGhghy – Sec / Trea.
    • Julie McGhghy – Member (National Ladies Chaplin)
  • Larry Walker – Member – Road Captain
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Azusa StreetRiders are very please to announce the establishment of the Azusa StreetRiders Philippines International Chapter to be known as from this day forth

  • ASR Philippines

Azusa StreetRiders Ministry would first like to Welcome the ASR Advisors and Pastors of the newly established ASR Philippines Chapter and Thank them for their support:

  • ASR Advisers
    • Bishop Celedonio C. Ompad
    • Rev. Gadiel C. Ompad
    • Rev Lorenzo Reyes
  • Members – Pastors
    • Pastor Romy Villanueva
    • Pastor Medel Zarsuelo
    • Pastor Brentson Bago
    • Pastor Marcos Prieto
  • Azusa Street Riders Philippines Officers
    • Rodante D. de Guzman
      • Chapter President
      • Philippeans Area Coordimator
    • Bernelito C. Gavero – Chapter Vice President
    • Eleazar Villaraza – Secretary
    • Dan Carlo M. Coloma – Treasurer
  • Philippines Chapter Road Crew
    • Danilo L. de Guzman – New Rider Mentor
    • Billie Joel C. Gavero – Sweeper/Marshal
    • Jacob Paniza – Sweeper/Marshal
  • Members
    • Virgilio Escobia
    • Federico L. Padawang
    • Jose G. Labong
    • Jose A. Padernos
    • Emmanuel A. Piedad
    • Erwin C. Bernardo
    • Alvin M. Godito
    • Danmark Joseph C. Labong
    • El John C. Labong
    • Julius C. Labong
    • Aldrin M. Arellano
    • Moises Alcontin
    • Harris Manzo
    • Joel Ampan
    • James Alvin R. Masilang
    • JirahRuire  M. Teja
    • Estaniel C. Soriano
Robert Thompson
President Azusa StreetRiders International
The Apostolic Motorcycle Ministry of Jesus Christ

New Chapters/Members in 2016

Nearing the end of 2016 we need to reflect on our growth and how we are using this ministry to unite with one accord to reach the lost. We need to be available to new members for training and ideas on how to use our motorcycles to witness. If they don’t have a bike but were a biker we need to encourage them to be a part or continue to be a part of ASR by using their vehicles and putting ASR magnets on their doors.  We have had 88 new members sign up this year and I can’t wait to hear how many new souls they have brought to repentance by using the tools of this ministry.  We need to do whatever we can to be ambassadors for Jesus Christ and spread His amazing gospel throughout the world.

This is a list of the new chapters that have started this year:

Tuscarawas (OH) 04/16
Southern (IN) 08/16
Red Springs (NC) 09/16
Northwest (LA) 08/16
Hannibal (MO) 09/16
Evansville (IN) 05/16
Central (OK) 09/16
Cape Girardeau (MO) 01/16
Ball (LA) 05/16

Thank you for having a burden for souls!!!

Rev Lydia Diaz                                                                                                                         Treasurer–Azusa StreetRiders International

1st Annual New Straitsville, Ohio Biker Sunday June 12,2016

Tom's Flyer

1st Annual New Straitsville, Ohio Biker Sunday
June 12,2016

Looking forward to this first biker Sunday and a  mighty move of God. Looking forward to the ASR fellowship. Pastor David Showalter  from Omaha Nebraska is the guest speaker. Looking forward to what God has for southern Ohio.  Hope to see you in New Straitsville, Ohio. Southern Ohio has some great motorcycle roads to ride.

Sword Run (Clarksburg, WV) promos: videos, poster, sponsor form, info

You can view / link to the promotional videos on YouTube via these links / displays:

30 sec video, for social media, with wall-to-wall content without large margins: https://youtu.be/fU_j2ZHe2ME

15 sec video, with margins, targeted for WDTV: https://youtu.be/996417ufpBo

30 sec video, with margins that fit WDTV & regular TVs: https://youtu.be/AMDu8PDXMFc


Here are links to the promotional poster & sponsor form

Sword Run Poster (8.5x11)
Poster, letter-size (8.5 x 11)
PDF (2.6 MB)
JPG (2.1 MB)
Sponsorship Form, letter-size (8.5 x 11), PDF (0.2 MB) or JPG (1.2 MB)
Sponsorship Form
letter-size (8.5 x 11)
PDF (0.2 MB)
JPG (0.9 MB)

As always, you can register online at http://swordrun.com

Stuck In Ohio

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2016 is going to be a very different year for me and the Ashtubla chapter. For years I was blessed to just be able to ride anywhere just about at any given time. Was able to go to any type of event. Just pack up the bike and ride. This year I will be basically stuck in Ohio and just concentrating on Ohio for ASR. I would really like to see someone from Ohio help out and step up this year. I just went back to work in a totally new field started a new career and have no vacation time to use this year. Also my wife and I are taking care of my parents who are 92 & 91 with medical needs. So I will not have the freedom to ride anywhere far. I was really looking forward to meeting and riding to new and different ASR events this year. I gave it a lot of thought whether to stay semi retired or go back to work part time or full time. I sent my resume to our county prison. But the Lord had another plan for me. Some how my resume wound up at my new employment.  North East Ohio Community Alternative Program  (NEOCAP) which is a Community Based Corrections Facility that  provide residential substance abuse treatment and programming. NEOCAP’S MISSION is to provide a viable sentencing option to the Common Pleas Courts of the five member counties here and protect the public safety by providing an intensive, highly structured treatment program in a secure facility. NEOCAP provides an environment where change through learning new behavior can occur to enable residents to return to their communities as productive members of society.
In stead of working with hardcore prisoners. I am working with lesser offense Inmates which we call residents. I know the Lord moved my resume and the hearts of my supervisors. Because this place was not hiring at the time and you have to have a degree in this field or worked in it. Which I have  zero experience in this field or a degree in this field. I intrigued them by scoring extremely high on a test after my first two interviews.They liked that and said We can teach you. You have what it takes and what we need here. I have to take a six program class and six two hour tests which I have to pass on all six test to be certified in this field. I have successfully passed my first one. My second test is this Friday. Please pray that I complete and pass the entire program.
I know this is where I’m supposed to be. The Lord is already opening doors here at my work place praise God. This job will not keep me from missing any church praise God. Just missing out on meeting new ASR members and riding to new events.
Michael Theodore
National Road captain

Busy Summer

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It has been a real busy summer for me with our chapter and with out with outreach.
We have been busy riding to many different places and events here in NE Ohio to ASR events and non ASR events.  I didn’t post last month in the newsletter ok I am hearing those cheers LOL. So glad many more members took the time to write last month. So please keep it up so I don’t bore everyone with my newsletter  post. Because you all know I could fill up a full magazine with my on and on articles hint hint LOL.
Ok all start with back in July we held our 6th Annual Biker Sunday in Memory of Michael T Theodore JR. What a huge success we started of the weekend  with our meet & greet on Friday. Then on Saturday was our outreach ride. Once again it was all worth it because we had someone show up on Sunday do to Saturdays outreach. On Sunday was our Biker Sunday with the  Michael T Theodore JR. pavilion dedecation service and food followed by a ride. We had one person get baptized praise God. Thank you to all ASR members who joined us on our special day. We were able to raise our funds for motorcycles for missionaries. I am working on something different for next year.
The ASR National Rally what can I say. It is always a wonderful time of fellowship,riding and great church service. Just an awesome time I am glad I got to meet a lot of new members. 
On to Rally On the River in Ironton, Ohio. I love riding to this event to help out Bro Curley and the Ashland, KY chapter with outreach. I tired to get as many Ohio members to ride down but seemed  that weekend everyone had something going on. So I got a hold of some members from a church that I had went there to try to recruit members. Thought what better way for them to find out what ASR is about. I was happy when two of them said yes they would like to ride down with me. They got a first hand view of seeing what we do hopefully in time they will send in their ASR applications.
I have to share this with all of you because it made my day and shows you that outreach works and makes a huge impact. A few days after the Ironton rally I rode over to my Harley shop to spend one of my gift cards. As I was walking around I noticed a guy with this years Ironton event shirt on. No way so me being well me. I had to walk over to him and talk to him. I asked him if he went to the rally or if someone bought the shirt for him. He said he rode down on Saturday. I said no way so did I. I then turned around and said did you see us showing him my ASR patch on my vest. He said yes I saw you guys praying in a group. I then asked him did he come over to us. He then pulls out of his wallet a card and he gave it to me to look at. Thank you bro Curley it was your card he had in his wallet. In the course of the day Bro Curley stopped to talk to this man. He goes on to tell me That this nice gentleman pointing to the card asked him to a church service but he told bro Curley he was heading back home. Praise God the man did take that card though. This made my day as I talked to him in the HD shop for about 45 minutes. We exchanged numbers I invited him to church which he has not come yet. But will keep following up with that. I asked him to join our chapter on a lunch ride coming up in October.
September I rode down to Pikeville, KY for their Biker Sunday what an amazing time in service we had I might have the numbers wrong but I think there was 3 people receive the holy ghost and 3 people baptized and one person got renewed praise God. Bro Curley was the guest speaker and he gave us a wonderful word form the Lord. Thank you Bro West and your church what a wonderful time. Looking forward to next years event.
No sooner I get home we have to get ready for the huge bike event here up on Lake Erie. Thunder on the Strip at Geneva on the lake. This is a huge biker town right on the shores of lake Erie. This year the city of Geneva wanted to try something new and add another event to the huge bike event to get even more people to come to Geneva and Geneva on the lake instead of just bikers. The City and organizers for another festival called my pastor and asked if we would be a sponsor a silent sponsor. The Festival which is called Bacon & Beer Festival. Yes I know what your thinking and saying. But outreach is outreach correct. The plan was to set up an ASR Booth and church booth at this festival. But the city  decided to wait till next year in 2016 to add this. My guess is they proboly didn’t have enough vendors in such a short time. When time gets closer I will ask all Ohio members to help join us at this event.
Since that festival was a no we headed up to Thunder On the Strip for the weekend. This year the weather was not nice to us up on the lake. It was cold windy and off and on rain all weekend. We stopped by the Bikers for Christ booth and hung out with them for a while. Really just to stay dry LOL Did I say that out loud. Their group just stayed in the tent at the booth and never walked around. I’m sorry but If your waiting for people to come to you your going have a long wait. Get up and go to them. But I give them credit they were there with a booth.
With the weather not nice the attendance was way down usually the event sees well over 3,000 bikers this year about 1,000. Looking forward to next years Thunder on the strip with the bacon & beer festival.
October is here and our chapter has two more dinner/lunch rides and there are two events that I just added that I would like to go to. Guess its good to be busy.
Hope everyone had a great summer and are still enjoying getting on your bikes and getting a chance to ride somewhere.
Michael Theodore
National Road Captain
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Roar to the Shore Sept 5 & 6 2014, Wildwood, NJ

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It was a great outreach in Wildwood, NJ! We had several states represented (OH, NJ, KY, NY & PA). We want to thank Bro Artie Brown for allowing us to use his home so that ASR members had a place to stay.

We prayed with people that came to the booth and passed out flyers for the biker blessing.  Bro and Sis Curley went down at night to where the Pagans had their meeting and spoke to several people about the Lord. During the day Bro Storey, Bro Curley and Bro Klages walked through the vendor booths where all the bikers were to talk to them. The rest of us manned the booth. Later that night they had a prayer meeting at Bro Arties house and Bro Norman Knight received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost.

After the event I received a phone call from a couple who had my business card and requested prayer for her husband. They also want to come to our Chapter meeting to find out more about our ministry! This ministry truly works as an awesome outreach for Jesus Christ!

We are excited about next year. We plan to have church service  with Bro Curley preaching on Sunday and a biker blessing at the booth. We will also be prepared to baptize anyone that is seeking salvation. Please put this event on your calendar for next year (the first weekend after Labor Day, Sept 4 & 5, 2015).

Lydia Diaz                                                                                                                                    ASR Treasurer

 

August 23, 2014: 8th Annual “Cruz’n For Christ”, Eminence, KY

NKY CruisingThe day started with our annual bike show. This year we changed things up and had the bike show first, right in the middle of town! We had a good response, but with the threat of storms all day it keep our offical regastration to 38 bikes, however 50 acually participated. Many people stopped in to see the motorcycles or make donations from 9:30 till around 1:00 pm. We estimate that between 175 and 200 people came through either to look or sign up for the bike show. Others just came to ride to Rabbit Hash, KY with us. Rabbit Hash is just a little over 70 miles from Eminence. It is a local biker hang out. All but two visitors had never attended before, so we were able to witness and tell many more about Jesus and the ASR.

The Lord was kind to us and kept the storms away ‘till all had returned home or to local hotels. We had an awesome ride to Rabit Hash through five counties and some hills, but most of the ride was along the Ohio River. Throughout the day, we had many opportunities to witness to people and had a new member sign up for ASR in the Northern KY Chapter. Thank you Jesus! All in all it was a sucsessfull day. We raised $570.00 dollars for the KY Wounded Warrior Project and so far we have raised $380.00 for ASR’s Motorcycles for Missionaries.We are trusting the Lord for the ability to raise the remanding $620.00 to achieve our $1,000.00 Chapter goal.

We would like to thank all who were able to join us this year and all that covered us in prayer! We love y’all and this wonderful ministry! All the members of the Northern Kentucky Chapter send their thanks for your support. May God Bless each and everyone of you for all that you do for His kingdom!

Rev. Anthony Storey, ASR Vice President

22-24 August 2014: 6th Annual Cruzin’ for Christ, Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada

photoEvents for Cruzin’ for Christ were centered at Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church in Sussex, New Brunswick.

Our 2014 goal was to raise enough funds to purchase three more motorcycles for use in Ghana, West Africa (Bro. and Sis.Nick Sisco and Sis. Colleen Carter). Our “Cruzin’ for Christ” organizing committee is comprised mostly of members of the Atlantic Canada Chapter of Azusa StreetRiders. The committee meets regularly on an almost year-round basis.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON:
Biker Registration area is set up in the foyer of ALUPC. Appropriate signage is present and maps and directions are available for out-of-town bikers who have made reservations at one of the area’s motels or Bed & Breakfasts. Accommodation information is available on the “Cruzin’ for Christ” website. (www.cruzinforchrist.ca). As bikers register, the funds that they have gathered are recorded on their Ride Application /Pledge Sheet and Waivers are signed.

FRIDAY EVENING:
This year’s concert had a “House Band” plus nine different “performers” (if that’s the appropriate word to use in this context) in concert. We had a canteen and the first $200.00 of canteen profit is designated as a gift to the “MK” program of the UPCI. This money is used to purchase bicycles for “Missionary Kids” somewhere on the foreign field. For 2014, although a final audit has not occurred as of this date, we anticipate being able to send approx. $240.00 to the MK program. The free-will offering received during the concert totaled about $450.00. About 100 people were in attendance. Visitors get a first-hand view of old fashioned Pentecostal worship, prayer and praise! The result was one young man filled and another re-filled with the Holy Ghost and one was baptized in Jesus’ name! (Both young men were again in church for the Sunday Evening service and both were again at the alter and praising, praying and worshiping.) For the event, we raised enough to buy four motorcycles and two bicycles for MKs. To God be the Glory!

SATURDAY:
Registration for the bikers started at 7:45 am. Breakfast was at 8:30 am and “Kickstands Up” was at 9:30 am. It’s the policy of the “Cruzin’ for Christ” Ride to plan the Biker’s Route in such a way that the ride stops for a “Noon Meal” visit with a smaller congregation that would ordinarily not have a chance to host any events within the Atlantic District. This year we stopped at the Blackville United Pentecostal Church in the village of Blackville, New Brunswick. Bro. and Sis. John Beach have seen attendance double in the 24 months they have pastored there and they are now seeing about 70 saints per service. This is in an area that has been devastated by a lack of employment. They organized a “Biker BBQ” for this noon meal. We learned that the church made new contacts within their community and had new people in their Sunday Service as a result of the BBQ. We were able to supply Bro. Beach with the “Outreach” type tracts that are available for download from the Azusa StreetRiders website. He also used these for the bikers that stopped in to see why so many motorcycles were parked in the church yard!

The Bikers then made their way back to Sussex where we arrived in time for a 5:00 pm Roast Beef Dinner.

SUNDAY MORNING BIKER CHURCH SERVICE:
The service is advertised as a “Biker Service” on the church’s sign on the Main Street of the community. This year’s message was delivered by the Atlantic Canada Chapter’s President. Thanks to inspiration received during Bro Chavis’s messages at ASR’s National Rally in Maryville, TN, Bro. McLeod spoke on the theme of “Loud Pipes Save Lives.”