Alabama State Coordinator
Phillip was born in Shelby County Alabama on April 30, 1965. In 1976 his family moved to Jemison, Alabama. Phillip graduated from Jemison High School in 1983. He married his wife, Lesa, in 1984. They have one son, Clay. Phillip went to work as a Stone Mason for a large company in Bessemer, Alabama. In 1994 he opened his own Tile Business and in 2000 opened a Marble & Granite Shop. Currently, He manages his own Residential & Commercial Properties.
In April 1988 Phillip was under the conviction of the Holy Spirit and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. (Thank You Jesus!) He followed up with believer’s baptism and joined Mineral Springs Baptist Church. He was ordained as a deacon in 1996. He has served as Brotherhood Director, Sunday School Director, and taught Sunday School and Discipleship Training Classes. Phillip has a love for sharing God’s word through local & foreign missions. This has lead him to serving locally with the county’s jail ministry and taken him as far as trips to Nicaragua & Guatemala. He has been involved with the Chilton Baptist Builders since 1996 and is currently serving on the board of directors. This group travels the U.S. and constructs new church buildings. He currently attends Enon Baptist Church in Montevallo, Al. where he serves as a deacon and works with the kid’s ministry and bus ministry.
While at Mineral Springs Baptist Church several couples began riding motorcycles and a short time later started a F.A.I.T.H. Rider chapter. Phillip served as the event coordinator and now is honored to serve as the State Coordinator for Alabama.
He must become greater, I must become less. John 3:30
Florida State Coordinator
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1957. I grew up on the west side of town just above the barrios of Albuquerque’s south valley. My family moved to Tucson, Arizona in 8th grade. I joined the Air Force, serving for 5 years as a Radar Repair technician. I met my wife to be, Leta, while stationed at MacDill AFB in Tampa. Married in 1982. No kids, one dog. Worked as a defense contractor for Ford Aerospace in Area 51! (may explain a lot). Moved back to Tampa in 1984 going to the same church I got saved in. I’ve been there ever since. Leta is the organist and her brother is a pastor there. I’ve been in my dream job for 20 years being a Field Service Engineer for a medical device manufacturer working specifically on Puritan Bennett ventilators. I love my job!!
I got saved, March 17th, 1979 (St. Patrick’s Day) in my dorm room at MacDill AFB. Let’s just say God finally showed me that I was NOT a good person and I needed a Savior. Growing up in church laid a good foundation to know that I had to repent and turn the reins of my life over to Jesus.
While I had a desire to share my faith with others I was never really good at it until I got a chance to share the “Wordless Book” with Child Evangelism Fellowship at the Florida State Fair one year. Very similar concept to what FAITH Riders does at Daytona and Sturgis. I thrived in that environment and found that people really did respond to the Gospel when given a chance. We did that for many years even organizing shifts and training volunteers how to use the “Wordless Book”. It’s still my “go to” in a pinch.
I’ve ridden motorcycles since my Air Force days and in 2006 my church started a FAITH Rider chapter. I met some people I admired for their ability to share their faith and joined. Got a chance to go to Sturgis with FAITH Riders in 2008 and got hooked again. I discovered a world of spiritual warriors I looked up to and went “all in” with FAITH Riders feeling God had called me to this ministry after years of preparation. I had already learned through church softball that God could take those things I was passionate about and make a ministry out of it. Now I had an avenue to combine my love for Him and my love of motorcycles to share my faith.
Georgia State Coordinator
He was born in Bainbridge, GA on January 5, 1951. He grew up on a small farm in Mitchell County. After graduating from high school in 1969, he enlisted in the United State Air Force. After basic training, he was stationed at Chanute AFB, IL for his technical training on Ground Power Equipment. From there he went on to serve at Robins AFB, GA, U-Tapoa, Thailand, and Pope AFB, NC. After his military service he attended and graduated from Georgia Southern College in Statesboro, GA. After graduation he worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Crossett, AR and Titusville, FL., U.S. Postal Service in Albany, and the U.S. Marine Corp as a civilian employee in Albany. He retired in May 2010 as the LOGISTICS Command Safety Manager. He is married to Priscilla and they have two daughters and one grandson.
He received Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 10. But, while in the military, he did not follow his walk with Christ. All that changed after he married Priscilla while in college. They became involved in Sunday School and worship services at FBC Statesboro. The biggest change came as one the members, a retired Master Sargent, gave his testimony. Durwood rededicated his life to Jesus. His has served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher, Brotherhood Director, Vision Team Member, and F.A.I.T.H. Rider Director at Byne Memorial Baptist Church in Albany. Over the past 6 years, he has worked the tents in Daytona, Panama City Beach, and Sturgis.
Louisiana Baptist Convention
DR. KEITH MANUEL SR.
- 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
- 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
North Carolina State Coordinator
Robert “Mac” McComb
I grew up in Newberry, Florida, a small town just west of Gainesville. A year after graduating high school I became a United States Marine, recieving a honorable discharge in 1985.
I've always been a believer and was baptized as a teenager. For years and years I did my own thing. Not living the life GOD wanted for me. But through HIS grace and mercy I am blessed to be able to serve HIM.
While a member of the F.A.I.T.H. Riders Chapter at Hibernia Baptist Church in Fleming Island, Florida, my loving wife Dana's job was transferred up to the Raleigh, North Carolina area. We didn't want to go! But GOD called us to Central Baptist Church in Wendell, NC where I was lead to start a F.A.I.T.H. Riders chapter. And now that North Carolina is growing with more chapters, here I am.
I am humbled and honored to be a part of this ministry. May GOD bless you all!
"But GOD demonstrates HIS love for us in this, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us"
Oklahoma State Coordinator
Born and raised in Oklahoma City. Accepted Jesus as his savior at age 13. Married his wife Debbie in 1980 and they have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. He has been a Radiographer for the last 42 years and has worked at the hospital in Shawnee, Oklahoma for the last 39 years. Started riding motorcycles 12 years ago then was introduced to FAITH Riders soon after and was commissioned with the original members of Sharon Baptist church on Fathers Day 2010. He is the former Chapter Director. He has a passion for youth and sharing the gospel at local youth camps and events.
Tennessee State Coordinator
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.
Virginia State Coordinator
Pat was born in Leitchfield, Kentucky on April 6, 1958. His family moved to Louisville, Kentucky while he was still an infant and eventually settled in New Albany, Indiana where he graduated from New Albany High School in 1976. That same year he joined the Navy. After twenty-five years, he retired as a Senior Chief completing his Bachelor’s Degree along the way. Currently, he works for the Department of the Navy.
He was baptized in January 1990 and shortly afterwards was off on another deployment not realizing the Lord was with him. While in the Navy, he did get to travel and see places many have only heard or read about in a magazine; but with no accountability partners, he was just trying to take on the world alone. He married the love of his life Bunny. Today, they have three grown children and three grandchildren. She was already a member of London Bridge Baptist Church when they married so when he moved to Virginia Beach, he joined the church. Plugging in, he still attends the same Saturday morning bible study to this day.
While at London Bridge, he has been involved with birthing several small groups, including two biker classes. He has also served on the Church Council, Finance Committees and been the Greeter and Parking Lot Coordinator. He is one of the founding members of the church’s FAITH Riders Chapter and has been the director since 2010.
Since the age of ten, when older bothers introduced him to motorcycles, they have been a part of his life. The love of Christ, a heart for the lost and interest in motorcycles, the FAITH Riders Ministry has been the ideal fit. FAITH Riders has been so many thing in his life since being introduced to the ministry. Today, he cherishes his immediate FAITH Rider accountability partners and holds them close. Along the way, the network of FAITH Riders across the nation has humbled him and been a blessing to his life.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5, Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Kentucky State Coordinator
Grew up in Southern Illinois, college in Missouri, married and began working in the mining industry. Moved to Southern Indiana, raised two wonderful children, then moved to Western Kentucky in 2010. Have ridden motorcycles since age 6 and began to be interested in a motorcycle ministry while in Indiana. We finally began our F.A.I.T.H. Riders chapter here in Western KY in 2015. While serving as the director of the Pennyrile F.A.I.T.H. Riders, we have reached out to our region and several other church denominations to minister in this area. We support local food banks, children’s backpack programs, bike nights, local benefit rides, little Sturgis Bike Rally, and many other events. We visit and love on our veterans once a month at our local Veteran’s Home.
I feel very unworthy of this position but will give it my best. I am looking forward to working with our great Kentucky chapters to see how God may use us in His service.
Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
2 Peter 3:18 – But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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