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MIKE STEWART

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Mike Stewart was born in Warren Ohio March 31, 1950 but moved to Deming New Mexico when he was around 4 years old where he lived until graduating from high school in 1968.  He joined the U.S. Navy in 1968 and served as a Hospital Corpsman for 30 years serving in Viet Nam with the Marines, aboard three different submarines, surface ships and retired as the Force Master Chief of the Medical Department in 1998.  He began riding motorcycles while in high school and the love and passion for motorcycling has never left him.  He has been involved in Christian motorcycle ministry since 1999.  He was the original Director of the Hibernia Baptist chapter in Fleming Island FL, was named as the State Coordinator for Florida, then became the Assistant National Director in 2013 and in April of 2016 was named as the National Director.  Mike is married to Diane, has three daughters who are all married to wonderful men and has 10 grandchildren.

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THOMAS ARMBRISTER

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Tom joined the staff of London Bridge Baptist Church on January 29, 2001, as the pastor of administration. The Lord provided him the ability to serve in this capacity through his experience in the U.S. Navy; as a technical rep for Atlas Powder Company; as a regional VP for heavy equipment sales in the mining industry; and as general manager of Pump Engineering in Chesapeake, VA. After six years as administrator, Tom became the assoc. pastor of adult education, and five years later the sr. assoc. pastor.

Tom is married to an absolutely wonderful woman and true partner in ministry, Sherry. They have two sons: Michael married to Tracey with twin boys, Alex & Owen living in Marion, VA. John who lives in Spartanburg, SC; and a daughter Carrie, married to Matthew Carver, living in Asheville, NC.

Tom was always in church from birth, and accepted Christ as Savior at age 7, but didn’t surrender to Christ as LORD until God put him behind the curtain (literally) during a Christmas Pageant at LBBC in 1996.

Tom attended Va. Tech and served in the Corps of Cadets, majoring in biology (pre-veterinarian medicine), minoring in psychology, with supplemental courses in bio-medical engineering.

Tom’s life verse is Phil. 1:6, Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Hobbies are: motorcycles (obviously) and fly fishing

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KEITH BURKHART

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Keith Burkhart is the Family and Men’s Ministry Specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.  Keith is passionate about helping churches develop spiritually strong men and families who impact their communities for the Kingdom of God.  Through his leadership with the “Rewired” men’s conference, men throughout this region are discovering new ways to live out their faith.  Keith also leads the Oklahoma Faith Riders motorcycle ministry, representing riders in over 70 churches across Oklahoma.  Keith is a contributor to various articles related to men, marriage and family for Lifeway Christian Resources.  Keith began his ministry at First Southern Baptist Church where he served for 10 years.  Keith’s other accomplishments include owning a small business for seventeen years and retiring as an Army Officer in the United States Army Reserves.  Keith has been married for 38 years and is the proud father of 10 children and 8 grandchildren.

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DAVID BURTON

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President and founder of David Burton Ministries. Established September 1, 2015.

DavidBurtonMinistries seeks to enhance and encourage local churches, Baptist associations and SBC state conventions in the New Testament strategies of Evangelism and Church Health.

He served the past 26 years in the Evangelism Division of the Florida Baptist Convention and the last 13 years served as their Director of Evangelism and Lead Strategist. During the last 8 years of ministry The Florida Baptist Convention lead the nation in total state baptisms.

David graduated from Union University, in Jackson, Tennessee, and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, with a MDiv.

Prior to serving with the Florida Baptist Convention, David pastored and served other staff positions across the nation.

David is married to Kathy and they have two married children, Josh and Katie.

He has preached or taught in every US state except Oregon. David has also traveled to over 12 nations with most recent ministry emphasis in Haiti. He has preached in thousands of churches and led hundreds of revivals over the years across the nation and around the world.

Writings would include articles and manuscripts for the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Lifeway, North American Mission Board and several state convention papers. He is also designed and develop numerous personal evangelism/soulwinning tools now being used around the world.

David is available to travel in order to preach, teach, strategize and consult with local churches, associations, state conventions and individual pastors as requested.

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RIC CAMP

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Dr. Rickey Edward Camp

Spouse:
Lisa W. Camp

Children:
Raegan Danielle Camp Samford University

Noah Zachary Camp Hewitt Trussville High School

Education:
Snead State Junior College Associate Degree 1982
Samford University Bachelor’s of Science in Religion 1984
SWBTS Masters of Arts in Religious Education 1987
NOBTS Doctor of Educational Ministries Program 2009

Employment:
Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Trussville, AL Senior Pastor

Denominational Activities:
Associational: Birmingham Baptist Association: Executive Board, 2014-present
State: ALSBOM: Building and Facilities Consultant, 2006-2010
ALSBOM: Church Planting Training Facilitator, 2009-present
Samford University: Presidential Advisory Board, 2016-present
Samford University: Officers Nominating Committee, 2016
National Trustee North American Mission Board, 2006-2014
Second Vice-Chair of NAMB, Board of Trustees, 2010-2012
First Vice-Chair of NAMB, Board of Trustees, 2012-2014
Church Planting Team, NAMB, 2006
Chair of Missionary Personnel Team, NAMB, 2009-2012
Member of Chaplain’s Commission, NAMB, 2012-2014
Constitution and ByLaws Committee, NAMB, 2011-2012
Awards: Troy L. Morrison Leadership Award-New Work, 2007
Civic Activities: Hewitt Trussville Baseball Booster, 2013-present
Hewitt Trussville Baseball Announcer, 2014-2015
Treasurer, Soul Stock, Inc. Non-profit, 2000-2002
Chaplain, Florence High School Baseball Team, 2012-2013
Chaplain, Florence Police Department, 2012-2013

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RANDY CLIFTON

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Born and raised in middle Tennessee, I am blessed to be married to a wonderful woman and my best friend, Margaret Ireland Clifton. Margaret and I have two awesome children, Katie and Baxter. The light of our lives is our granddaughter, Katie’s little girl Natalie. I’m a graduate of Auburn University and work in the construction field as a preconstruction manager. I grew up with a love for motorcycles. I like to tell people that I had a dad that took me riding on his bike on Saturdays and to church on Sunday. Those two passions were always a part of my life but it took FAITH Riders to bring them together. I’ve been an active FAITH Rider since September 2006 when our church, Hermitage Hills became the 13th FAITH Rider chapter. In 2010 I started working with the Tennessee Baptist Convention as State Coordinator.

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RODGER HALL

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My name is Rodger Hall.  I was born and raised in southeast Alabama.  I joined the Air Force after high school.  After separating from the service I continued my career at Charleston AFB SC working for the Dept of Defense.  After the Challenger Space Shuttle accident I accepted a position with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center.  After retiring from NASA I relocated back to Alabama where I became involved with F.A.I.T.H Riders Motorcycle Ministry.  I served as the chapter director for the Memphis Chapter in Dothan AL for 7 years before becoming the Alabama State Coordinator.

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DR. KEITH MANUEL SR.

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Evangelism Associate  | Louisiana Baptist Convention
EMPLOYMENT:
Evangelism Associate, LBC 2007-present
  • Serves in all areas of Evangelism and leads efforts in Church Revitalization.
  • Leads witnessing teams to Angola State Prison, See the Light Christmas Bible Distribution in Natchitoches, LA and Daytona Bike Week.
  • Author: The Desperate Church: Asking God for a Fresh Start Through Prayer and Planning, 2016.
  • Writes on areas of Evangelism and Revitalization. Articles appear in our state Baptist Message and numerous national publications.
  • Edited One on One: Evangelism Made Simple and created the website WhatIValueMost as a tool to train people in personal evangelism.

Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist, New Orleans 1999-2007

  • Revitalized a plateaued church to become a vibrant community of believers who actively sought to lead people to become committed followers of Christ.
  • Hub for Disaster Relief activities following Hurricane Katrina. Served one million meals. Distributed tens of thousands of Bibles. Saw salvations of relief workers from around the world and hundreds through volunteers serving in New Orleans.

Pastor, First Baptist, Bogalusa, LA 1997-1999

Pastor, Beacon Baptist, Hattiesburg, MS 1990-1997

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT/SERVICE:

  • Graduate Adjunct Faculty, NOBTS as needed since 2002
  • Adjunct Faculty, Louisiana College as needed since 2014
  • Served as Interim Pastor at numerous churches in Louisiana
  • Former Chaplain for the Bogalusa Police Department
  • Current Chaplain for the Louisiana State Police
EDUCATION:
B.A.  William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS 1988
M.Div.  New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 1990
Th.M.  New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 2004
Ph.D.   New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 2004
FAMILY:
Married to Wendy Sue Manuel (formerly Woodard) of New Orleans 1990
- Wendy teaches first grade at Buckeye Elementary School
Three children:
- Keith, Jr. (1993) Louisiana College
- Jeremy (1996) Louisiana College
- Hannah (2000) Pineville High School

DEBBIE MCDONALD

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Debbie McDonald was born in Macon, Georgia, Aug 22, 1959, and grew up in the small town of Reynolds, Georgia.  She lived there until she married Johnny McDonald in 1977, and they moved to Cochran, Georgia.  She has one daughter and three wonderful grandchildren.  Johnny and Debbie moved to Tennessee in 2014 to be closer to their grandchildren.

Debbie began a long career at Robins Air Force Base in 1977 and retired in 2012 with 35+ years of civilian service.  She has a master’s degree in Information Systems and has long been interested in computers, technology, and photography.  She began working with the quilt ministry (Peace*Love*Quilt) at The Glade Church in 2015 and now enjoys quilting for the ministry and family.

Debbie and Johnny both rode motorcycles during their younger years and bought small bikes in 2008 to take on camping trips.  That sparked a more serious interest in motorcycles, and they both soon moved up to larger bikes.  They went to Rally to Ridgecrest for several years in search of Christian motorcycle activities and that’s where they first became aware of the F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministries.  They were active in the Friendship Baptist Church, Warner Robins, GA, chapter until they moved to Tennessee, where they are now active in The Glade Church chapter in Mt Juliet, TN.

Debbie became the National Merchandise Director in May 2014 and began managing the merchandise store virtually from her home in Tennessee.  Last spring, the inventory was also moved to Tennessee, and now she manages all store functions from Murfreesboro, TN

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DANNY MOATS

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Danny Moats born 1948 in Eufaula Alabama, moved to Florida in 1949.  Joined First Baptist Church Lakeland Florida in 1960.  Graduated high school at Lakeland Senior High in 1967, joined the United States Army 1968 and got married to a wonderful lady we have two children (girl and boy) and four grandchildren (two girls and two boys).  Served in the United States Military Advisory Group Thailand from 1968-1971.  Discharged from the Army in 1971 and returned home to Lakeland Florida.  In 1972 was when I came to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and savior.  Graduated from Polk Community College with an AA degree.  Retired from Verizon Communication after 37 years.  I have been a member of F.A.I.T.H. Riders since 2002, was licensed to preach by First Baptist Church at the Mall on October 21, 2009, and served as National Chaplain of F.A.I.T.H. Riders until March, 2016.  Now serving as one of the local chaplains at First Baptist Church at the Mall Lakeland, Florida.  I am also currently serving on the board of directors for F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry.

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MICHELE NEWSOME

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Michele and her husband Buddy Newsome founded F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry in 2002 while attending First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Florida. Michele and Buddy were married 19 years until his passing in November 2015.  Michele and Buddy have 3 grown children, 5 adopted children they sponsor in Moldova and one beautiful granddaughter.

Michele M. Newsome serves as the Director of The Porch Light, which is a safe home for minor girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking.  The Porch Light is a ministry of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes.  She is responsible for the oversight of the victims, staff and volunteers of the program’s safe home, as well as education and prevention efforts.

Michele graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Saint Leo University and served in law enforcement as a police officer and detective for 24 years. She worked as a patrol officer, school resource officer and as a detective investigating crimes against children that include emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Michele retired from law enforcement after her tenure in the Office of Professional Standards Internal Affairs Unit.

A graduate of Webster University, Michele has her master’s degree in mental health counseling. She is a registered intern working toward licensure. She has a history of working with victims of sexual abuse, offenders and those with sexual addictions.

Michele enjoys traveling and serving orphaned children in Moldova by partnering with Justice and Mercy International to sponsor orphaned and abandoned children into transitional living. Transitional living affords these children hope and the opportunity to succeed while keeping them from entering a life of crime and trafficking.

Michele is passionate about loving people, sharing Christ and making an eternal difference through motorcycling ministry.  She wants “No One Left Behind” and for F.A.I.T.H. Riders to “Keep Braggin on Jesus.”

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BENNY REYNOLDS

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Senior Pastor of Peniel Baptist Church Palatka, Florida since January of 2003

Originally from Sylacauga, Alabama.

Married to Cara since June 13, 1980.

We have one son Andrew who is married to Dana and they have two daughters and live in Ft. Payne, Alabama

We have one daughter who is married to Ryan Emery and they have three daughters and they live in Bunnell, Florida.

I have served churches in Texas, Alabama and Florida since December 1978.

I met Buddy and Michelle Newsome in Jacksonville, FL in November 2004 at the Florida

Baptist State Convention.

Peniel Baptist Church and Academy was Commissioned on September 17, 2005

Peniel Baptist is the church where Rev. Billy Graham was baptized in 1938 and was ordained in 1939.

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ROBERT RHODES

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I was born in 1965 in Santa Barbara, CA.  I married my wife, Sherry, in 1988 in LaFayette, AL.  We have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.  I surrendered my life to Christ in 1990 and was called into the ministry the same year.  I began pastoring in 1994 and am currently in my third pastorate at Cottonton Baptist Church in Cottonton, AL.  I have been a part of FAITH Riders since 2011 and have been a part of starting chapters in my last two churches.  I am enjoying serving as the FAITH Riders National Chaplain and look forward to helping disciple others to evangelize the lost through this ministry.

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