The Faith Rider ministry is going strong at First Baptist in Dyer! Four of our Faith Riders recently served during Daytona Bike week for the Faith Rider Daytona bike give a way. Jeff Emerson, Steve Robinson, Joel Pigg (Salem Baptist-Trenton), and Doug Duncan rode their Harleys to Daytona, leaving on Saturday morning, 7AM, on March 11th, 32 degrees cool!
We got to Valdosta, GA where we met up with other Faith Riders from middle TN, then arriving at First Baptist Church in Daytona, around noon on Sunday. We are so blessed that FBC Daytona provides housing for the Faith Riders.
There were about 300 volunteers serving in Daytona, with 3398 people coming under our tents with 339 professions of faith, and many seed planted. We are already excited about Daytona 2018 and hope to hope more join us for this event, it’s life changing. It’s an international mission trip really, as we visited with bikers from Israel, Russia, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, just to name a few countries!
We look forward to participating in “Light in the Smokies’, an event coordinated by Hermitage Hills Baptist Church in Nashville, the dates for this event are Sept 14-17, 2017. We had a great group that participated in this event this past September.
Our chapter is currently busy making plans for the 9th annual Tanya Taylor Family Memorial Bike ride for missions, the date of our ride this year is May 7th, 2017, always the first Sunday in May, and the rain date is the 3rd Sunday. Last year we had 120 bikes even though we went to our rain date. This year, we are especially honored to have our National Director, Mike Stewart, from Fleming Island, FL join us for this special event. Mike will be bringing the morning message at FBC that morning, and we look forward to a great turnout of Faith Riders from across the state to come and support both Mike and this event. Follow FAITH Riders of First Baptist Dyer on Facebook for more updates on this event.
Proceeds go to the Tanya Taylor Family Mission Fund, established in memory of Tanya Taylor, husband Brad, sons Tyce and Kyle, who lost their lives in the tornado of April 2, 2006. The fund was established by FBC members Ronnie and Selene Barron, parents of Tanya. This year, a 21 member team will be serving in Quito, Ecuador, June 3-10, 2017.
Proceeds for the ride help in paying for free eye glasses, medical supplies, children’s supplies, free Bibles, clothing and much more for those in need in areas of Quito.
What a joy to serve the Lord, but ESPECIALLY on a motorcycle!!
Chapter Director, Faith Riders