Gateway FAITH Riders
Two couples from the First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Florida sensed God leading them to initiate a motorcycle ministry to reach motorcycle riders and enthusiasts for Christ who may not normally step foot into an organized church or Bible study. It was about putting rubber, as well as shoe leather, onto the Gospel message. In February 2002, F.A.I.T.H. Riders was born! Since then F.A.I.T.H. Riders has expanded to over 350 churches in 29 states … even two in Cuba!
The command of God implores F.A.I.T.H. Riders to “go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.”(Mark 16:15) F.A.I.T.H. Riders take this calling seriously as the lifeblood of its existence and passion. This is a ministry, not a riding club or gang, and our sole purpose is to share the life-changing Good News by equipping the saints to engage in practical ministry opportunities.
Jesus called His disciples to become “fishers of men.”(Mark 1:17). We seek to accomplish this on two and three wheels!
F – Forgiveness! We cannot have eternal life and heaven without God’s forgiveness.
A – Available! Forgiveness is available for all, but it is not automatic.
I – Impossible! It is impossible for God to allow sin into heaven. It is also impossible to please God through our own actions.
T – Turn! Turn means to repent from sin and self and to trust in Christ only.
H – Heaven! Heaven is eternal life, here and now and in the hereafter – but only through Christ. Forsaking all, I trust Him!
Gateway F.A.I.T.H. Riders seeks to embrace and engage the vision and calling of F.A.I.T.H. Riders’ first couples by extending this ministry to the motorcycle riding folks in our greater Lake City community. We take to heart the Apostle Paul’s admonition to “become all things to all people so that by all means, we can save some.”(1 Corinthians 9:22) Our appreciation for motorcycles and our love to see lost people come to a saving faith in Christ and to grow in their relationship with Him and His people fuels our participation in this exciting ministry opportunity.