F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry, Roanoke, VA-A Ministry of First Baptist Church
F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry(FRMM) or F.A.I.T.H. Riders(FR) is a National Christian Motorcycle Ministry and our Roanoke, VA Chapter is a Ministry of First Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA(FBCR).
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Fruit of Sharing Gospel of Jesus Christ at Daytona Bikeweek
Another great DAYTONA BIKE WEEK has come and gone, thanks to over 225 volunteers who prayed and served. Praise God,This year, 2018, 1,723 people heard the gospel and 183 made life changing decisions. In 2017 at the exact same location we had 1,958 presentations and 181 decisions.
Our totals at Daytona in 8 years are 27,973 presentations and 3,123 decisions. REMARKABLE.
Praise God for HIS Amazing Grace!
F.A.I.T.H. Riders Meeting -1st Mondays of each month begin at 6:00 PM unless otherwise noted. Meet in Phelps Hall at First Baptist Church Family Life Center-321 Marshal SW, Roanoke,VA-All Welcome
Date: 1St Monday of each month-Unless announced otherwise
Location: Phelps Hall next to Marshall Ave
321 Marshal Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24016
Monthly Meeting- Typical Agenda
1. Opening Prayer- 6:00 PM
2. Snack/Drink and Fellowship-6:00 to 6:30 PM- All Welcome- A time of fellowship, playing music, showing pics, talking
3. Devotional-6:30-6:45 PM
4. Motorcycle Topic- 6:45-7:00 PM
5. Ministry and Activity Update –7:00 to 7:30 PM
6. Close with Prayer—7:30 to 7:45 PM
We are passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through one on one personal testimonies and developing personal relationships. Through the ministry of F.A.I.T.H. Riders, bikers and others are learning about Jesus Christ and receiving His awesome gift of salvation and eternal life in Heaven with Him. F.A.I.T.H. Riders is reaching people with their bikes who may not normally step foot into an organized church or Bible study. It’s putting rubber, as well as shoe leather, onto the Gospel message. We seek to share the gospel, lead folks to Christ, and to equip new believers to become disciples of Jesus Christ, who will go and Disciple others. We are using motorcycle ministry, to love folks and share life with them through Evangelism, Discipleship, and Spiritual Multiplication.
F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry started in Florida in early 2000, we have grown to 335 Chapters in 29 States in USA and two in Cuba. Our Roanoke F.A.I.T.H. Riders Chapter was Chartered on May 12, 2012, we are a Ministry of FBCRoanoke.
Through our outreach mission work at Daytona, Sturgis,Panama City, BBB in Fayetteville AR, MB, Horton Park, Elmwood Park, the Gospel has been Shared over 81,927 times and over 11,170 folks prayed to receive Christ over the years.
F.A.I.T.H. Riders Theme Verse:--2 Peter 3:9 (NIV) -9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
John 3:16-17 (NIV) -16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
1 Timothy 2:3-6 (NIV)
3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior,
4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
6 who gave himself as a ransom for all men--the testimony given in its proper time.
Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV)-18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
We encourage One Another to KEEP BRAGGIN ON JESUS!, with our words, actions, and motorcycles, as we go to a Lost and Broken World, at Motorcycle Events, in churches, small groups, at work, at play, in our neighborhoods, with our friends, families, and enemies, with Everyone we meet as GOD leads and directs. We want to GO EVERYWHERE and TELL EVERYONE, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We encourage one another to tell our personal Life Story about how through Jesus Christ our sins were forgiven, our lives were changed, and we have peace and joy now and assurance of Eternal life, to the Praise and Honor of GOD.
This gospel is in our name "F.A.I.T.H." Riders and please read about its meaning at the end of this page and if you have questions, have a prayer request, want more information, or made a decision, please contact us using the contact form on this page and we will follow-up with you, We love and appreciate you and your interest in Motorcycles and People. Thank you for visiting our Motorcycle Ministry website, like each of us, it is a work in progress.
We give an invitation to everyone to come and talk with us about joining our F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry of Roanoke. Please fill out the Contact Form and we will contact you to answer your questions. We are a friendly group who will encourage you, ride with you, serve with you, pray with you, love and do life with you.
Below, please watch and be encouraged and motivated by the Videos of fellow Christian Motorcyclists and Ministry partners Sharing the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST through Motorcycle Ministry , and listen to the testimonies of the Changes Jesus Christ Makes in All Involved--GOD is in the Business of Saving and Changing Lives FOREVER through JESUS CHRIST-Crucified -RISEN-Coming Again. JESUS CHRIST takes our Brokenness and Makes us Whole, HE gives PEACE, Joy, ETERNAL LIFE, Now and FOREVER! Its exciting to see folks listen and respond to the gospel and to hear their conversion testimonies and to watch and hear the excitement of those who lead their first person to Christ and also to persevere in prayer and service together with all the faithful workers who are committed to sharing the gospel and follow-up.
We provide you an Opportunity to learn about, receive Jesus Christ, and to Grow in your relationship with Christ, and then Go and tell others the Love Story that God sent Jesus on a Rescue Mission for us so we can Know and Serve God, through Motorcycle Ministry, and have fun Serving God together, We would love for you to join with us. We will help you prepare your Christian testimony, train you to share a 3 minute gospel presentation using your Christian conversion testimony, provide opportunities to share, lead folks to Jesus Christ, and help them grow in Christ. We will ride and serve together in local Mission projects, at Daytona Bike Week on March 10 to 18, at Sturgis in August, at Ride for Unborn in September, at Monthly meetings on the 1 St Monday of each month, and many events throughout the year, and as God leads and allows, we will participate together in special rides, benefit events, and social activities. At the links below you will find helpful information about F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry, and resources about Evangelism Training, Events, and encouragement to use your motorcycle for Gods Glory.
http://faithriders.com/default/ National FAITH Riders MM Website, has info, events, video on riding, evangelism, 3minute testimony
http://faithriders.com/228-Roanoke--VA Roanoke FAITH Riders MM Website
http://www.firstroanoke.com/ First Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA
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Prayer Requests and Questions: If you have prayer requests, questions about F.A.I.T.H. Riders, about Events, Ministry and Training Opportunities, please go to the "Contact" part of this page and Phil Foster, Director of the local F.A.I.T.H. Riders MM in Roanoke will contact you and answer your questions.
Mobile use of this Website: Depending on your phone, submenus can be accessed by hitting menu button and selecting "Home","Events","Social Media","Contact Us"(for Info.or prayer)
Memory Verses to Strengthen in your Walk with God-
1 Cor. 10:13-There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Romans 5:8-But God commending HIS love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Acts 1:8 (KJV) 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) -7 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
John 15:7 (KJV) -7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
We are a ministry, not a “gang”, not a riding club(but we do ride), there are no membership fees or special requirements to join, you don’t even have to own or ride a motorcycle. Just be a practicing Christian, willing to align with a fundamental statement of Faith, be sensitive and responsive to the leading of Holy Spirit and how God wants to use you in evangelism and discipleship of those who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. F.A.I.T.H. Riders Chapters are Chartered through Southern Baptist Churches. We invite all to join us in Motorcycle Ministry who follow a similar statement of faith, we are not asking for folks to leave their own churches, we desire to work together in ministry for the spreading of the gospel and discipleship of Christ followers.
The command of God implores us as we “go into all the world we are to preach the Gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15); the F.A.I.T.H. Riders take this calling seriously as the lifeblood of its existence and passion.
MOTORCYCLE Safety Riding Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEk6Kha1lB8 Safety 5 Mistakes Motorcyclists Make
F.A.I.T.H. in F.A.I.T.H. Riders means.
Consider, If you were to die today, and God asked you Why should you be allowed into Heaven, What would you Say? The message below using the acronym F.A.I.T.H. explains how the Bible answers this Question. We encourage you to contact us using the "Contact" tab on this website with your questions and your prayer requests, we will contact you. It is our desire to help you in your Life.
Forgiveness-Forgiveness must come from Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:7,John 14:6,Acts 4:12)
Available-Christ forgiveness is available for all, but is not automatic. (John 3:16,Romans 5:7,Matthew 7:21)
Impossible-It is impossible for God to allow sin into Heaven. (Romans 3:23,6:23, Rev. 21:27). Impossible to earn your way to Heaven on your own merit(Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5)
Turn-You must turn from sin(Repent) and self to Jesus Christ. (Romans 10:9,Luke 13:3, Acts 3:19)
Heaven-Heaven is eternal life, found in having a personal relationship with Christ”(John 10:10,Romans 3:24-26)
- A – Admit you are a sinner in need of a Savior.(Romans 3:23,6:23)
- B – Believe Jesus is the sinless Son of God and He died on the cross and arose from tomb for your sins.(John 3:16,1Cor.15:3-4,Eph.1:7, Romans 5:8)
- C – Commit your life to Christ.( Romans 10:9,10,13,John 1:12)
At age 22, at a time when I felt without peace, a time I was searching for answers, after living a life of rebellion and running away from God, I heard this F.A.I.T.H. message from the Bible. I had felt rejected, and alone, and I heard that night that God loved me and Jesus came from Heaven to earth on a Rescue Mission to pay the penalty for my sins, to give me the gift of eternal life in Heaven, to give me a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and that I could have peace and joy now and forever. Eternal life is not automatic, I had to decide and that night I knew God was convicting me of my need, I knew I should respond, I needed Change, I needed Peace, I needed Hope. I prayed a prayer like the one below to demonstrate my desire to Admit I was a sinner and desired to turn/repent from sin, and to believe Jesus died and arose from tomb to pay the penalty for my sins and give me the gift of eternal peace with God and eternal life, and that I desired to live for God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord.
After receiving Christ as Savior, I had many challenges and heart breaks in my life, the good news I discovered, that now I had the Holy Spirit to comfort, teach, guide, convict, and encourage me, the Bible became my life operating manual, the local church and Christian ministry groups, like our Christian Motorcycle Ministries, were a place of fellowship, bible study, Worship, prayer, encouragement, service, and although sometimes slowly, I began to grow spiritually, and to tell others about my experience with Jesus. Jesus will never leave us and is with us always.
How About you? Are you where I was, If God is convicting you that you need Jesus and you want HIM as your Savior and Lord, realize Salvation through Jesus Christ is offered as a free Gift and is not earned or deserved based on our own merit, you may Receive HIM Now, If you desire. This is your decision, after you have heard what the Bible has said through F.A.I.T.H. and your life experiences, and as you are convicted to respond to God. There isn't anything magical about the following prayer, it is a way to demonstrate your desire, please know, when the bible assures us, we can believe and trust it totally, and have assurance and hope and trust in it.
"Lord Jesus, I admit I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness for my sin, I want to turn from my sins and live for You, I believe and Trust that Jesus died and rose again to pay the penalty for my sins and give me eternal life and peace with GOD. I now receive you into my life as Savior and Lord, I want you to take control of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be, In your Name I pray, Amen."
If you prayed this prayer, or have questions, please contact us using the contact form and we will call and follow-up with you to encourage and help you grow in you new life as a Christian. The Bible assures us we are children of God when we turn from sin and receive Christ as our Savior(John 1:12), our salvation is eternal(1 John 5:10 to 13), it is a gift(Romans 6:23), it is by Grace through Faith(Ephesians 2:8 to 10). God initiated, authored, and is the finisher of our Faith(Philippians 1:6). Bible also tells us that we are changed and are to live a new Christ Centered Life(2 Corinthinians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10, Romans 6, James 2:17-18, Hebrews 12:1-2, Colossians 1:23).
National Headquarters Message
Daytona will be here before you know it. Mark your calendar now for March 9-17, 2018 and be sure to check out www.DaytonaBikeGiveaway.com for registration and information.