"I thank Christ
Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength,
that He considered
me faithful, appointing me to His service.
Even though I was once a blasphemer and persecutor
and a violent man, I was shown mercy because
I acted in ignorance and unbelief."
"But for that very reason I was shown
mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners,
Jesus might display His unlimited patience
as an example for those who would believe
on Him and receive eternal life."
1 Timothy 1:12-13, 16 (NIV)
JESUS LOVES BIKERS TOO!
“Addicted to drugs and alcohol, about
to lose my marriage and my job, that’s
how I came to Jesus,” states Chaplain Russ
An Assemblies of God pastor made me a cup of
coffee and explained how things could be different.
I had never heard of the Assemblies of God and
knew nothing of Pentecost or the Holy Spirit.
But, somehow, maybe just purely out of desperation,
I sensed everything was about to change.”
A few days later Russ and his wife, Judy, accepted
Christ as Lord and Savior. Soon they were filled
with His Holy Spirit and called to ministry.
Now, after 20 years pastoring two Assemblies
of God congregations, Russ feels compelled
to return to the harvest field as a missionary
to America’s bikers.
Chaplain Russ remembers, “That Sunday night
after I prayed to receive Jesus into my life,
I also asked God to never let me forget from
where I had come. I never have. Now it is time
to go back and tell as many as I can that, ‘Jesus
loves bikers, too.’”
As nationally appointed
home missionaries, Chaplain Russ and
Judy Cockrum minister to America's eight
million bikers and motorcyclists. Traveling
across the United States on two Harley
Davidson motorcycles, they proclaim the
good news of salvation, healing and deliverance
through Jesus Christ.
Coffee cups imprinted
with God’s plan of salvation, biker specific
gospel tracts and Hope for the Highway New
Testaments containing testimonies of
former bikers, addicts, and prison inmates
spread the message, “Jesus loves bikers,