Welcome to the Family!

2015 New Members

Salim and Jacqueline Sanchez live in Apopka, FL and have been married for just over a year. They are members at Spring Meadows SDA church in Winter Springs, FL. Salim has been riding for 2 years. They are excited to be part of this powerful ministry and look foward to sharing Christ's love along with their AMM brothers and sisters.


December 2014 New Members

Hi! My name is Howard and this is my wife Bev.  I have been riding since the ‘60s. I was not raised in

the SDA church but was a Sunday keeper.  My Grandmother was SDA, though.  I was very rebellious when I

was young.   Was in the Army in Vietnam.   Came to the Lord in 1975 as a Baptist.   Started attending

the SDA Church in 2000 through 3ABN.   Baptized into the SDA Church in 2003.  Now an Elder in the

Santa Clara SDA  Church in Eugene, OR.  Have attended the Oregon Conference Motorcycle Camp meeting and enjoyed meeting the members from the Oregon Chapter of AMM.  As they are too far away for Joining I decided to start a chapter here in Eugene.   We are called the Southern Willamette Or chapter.  Right now this chapter consists of me and my wife but there are several  riders in the churches around here that might join. My wife and I have 2 adult children.  A Son and a Daughter.  No grandkids yet.  My Son rides but he is in Seattle.  I am semi retired but work at Medical Transport and love to talk about Jesus to my passengers.  I want to get this chapter going so we can spread the Word to more and more people.  Time is short!!  God Bless and ride Safe!!!


November 2014 New Members

My name is Ray Ruiz, I am 44 yrs old and I live in Houston Texas.
My beautiful wife’s name is Leticia, I am Texas born and raised and my wife is from Honduras.
I have 3 beautiful grown children Bianca, Ramon and Ramsey.
Leticia and I got married and baptized in April of this year and we dated for 3 yrs before that.
She grew up SDA and I have been SDA for a year and I love serving the Lord.
We enjoy our time together.
I have a love for studying the Holy Bible and prophecy,  motorcycles, working as a youth coach in
basketball, baseball and soccer  and I enjoy working out.
We are members of Houston Central SDA Church.


I am Dave Forbes a 65 years old, retired Army Officer of 21 years, retired civil service employee, currently working as a consultant in DC.  I was born in Virginia in Bedford County. I currently attend Patterson Avenue SDA Church. and I plan to retire for good in September of 2015.
  My wife Livia is "Younger than I", was originally born in Brazil, and has lived in the US for over 30 years.  She works at the VA Hospital in Richmond, VA.  She also attends Patterson Ave SDA Church in Richmond VA.  We both enjoy serving God and riding motorcycles!  We are looking forward to riding with you soon!



Ron Miller - California
Ron Miller - California

My name is Ron, my nickname is “Loser”. It’s just a nickname, not a way of life. I’m 58, on my 2nd marriage, 2 grown children, 3 grandchildren. Was raised SDA, in and out of the church, baptized for the third time a few years ago. Rode off and on since I was 19. Blessed to still be alive. Have a 2001 Roadking Classic with 92000 miles on it and a 2013 Electra Glide Ultra Limited (old man bike). Love playing bass guitar for our music group Adventist Wheels In Motion. Love attending our home church SF Central SDA. Retired now, live out on a ranch, get up and feed chickens, cows and dogs. Love it when the grandkids come spend the day. And how cool to go out to the garage and jump on my scoot and go for a ride whenever I want. J God Bless you all. Stay Safe!


September 2014 New Members

Theodora Sanders
Theodora Sanders

I'm a 52 yr old widow, mother of 7 and grandmother of 9. I am a baptized member of the Mt Calvary 7th day Adventist church in Huntsville, AL. On March 1, 2013 I purchased my first and only motorcycle (2011 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200c) and then took the Riders Edge course to learn to ride it. I've been riding now for a year and a half and I absolutely love it. I'm a former motorcycle club member who has been touched by the Holy Spirit and am ready to start sharing my testimony with others and allowing God to use me to save the souls of those that I come into contact with each day.


May 2014 New Members

Greetings from the West Plains Community Church in Airway Heights, WA: May the Peace of Jesus Christ be with all of you.

I was the fifth of six in a RC, Air Force family was wild and non-stop and became an altar server with the Serra Mass Server Award and a Boy Scout with the AD Altare Dei, "Studied abroad" (First and part of Second grades in Tachikawa, Japan.) I was inundated with "Be Good" from every quarter and wanted nothing better than to rebel.

I started motorcycling as an early teen with a Honda 305 Dream, boy, to have that bike now! That was not rebellious, it was an eye opener.

High School.....Enlisted in USAF.

My USAF service days netted me a Vietnam Service Medal and then when the Vietnam conflict ended, an early out for good service in a non-productive career field. While in the service, I bought a 1973 Triumph Trident 750 right off the showroom floor and started a run on Triumphs, by my service mates. I was then the leader of a motorcycle club of GI's and didn't even realize it.

College.....a 1983 Yamaha Midnight Virago 920. Worked as Self Employed in electrical field and then became an Electrician. Now retired on disability. Recently, a friend gave me some books to read, I read The Great Conflict by E.B. White and felt as I had been asleep my whole life.

Last year, I got a 2000 Harley XL883C, finally woke up and was Baptized into the SDA, on Dec 21st. Since then, the Lord has moved fast...I'm a Deacon (in training), back-up children's Sabbath teacher and have taken the Shield The Vulnerable training. We motorcyclists of the church had considered getting a motorcycle club, with the intent to Minister, started at the church with the Pastor's full support.

Then, I found the AMM and brought it forward, there was voting and meetings and meetings and voting and here we are....Now looking forward to bringing the Good News to others in our area, and to meeting all of you!


February 2014 New Members

Kathleen Otey
Kathleen Otey

Kathleen Otey, a member of the Alabama Prayer Warrior Chapter. Recently began riding again as a passenger with her husband, Onezean Otey, Jr..
In 1983 she owned a Suzuki 450 Sport, covering  many miles in the Daytona Beach and Deland areas. her first solo ride was about one mile. Today, many years later, she is attempting riding once again. It is a privilege to have her husband and best friend, Onezean as her instructor.
They enjoy camping, hiking and many other outdoor activities, hoping to go on camping trips on our Suzuki DL650 V-Strom, which will be a NEW experience.
I “enjoyed” riding my bicycle for many years back and forth to school and work. However, riding the motorcycle many miles with less exertion is even more fun. For me, right now, my mission is to ride!
Spread Joy


Raymond Hickman
Raymond Hickman

Ray Hickman, Jr. was born and grew up (well, some think he hasn’t yet.) in Lincoln, Nebraska.  He spent two years in the Army in Washington, DC as a member of the Whitecoat project.  He spent time in West Virginia, Nebraska, Arkansas and finished his working years in Maryland.  Now he is living in Leesburg, Florida, with wife, Rosemary.  They have 4 adult children and 14 grandchildren. 

 


Shekharaju Raju - India
Shekharaju Raju - India
I'm a member of the Seventh day Adventist Church, Salisbury Park, Pune, Maharashtra, India and I'm also a recovering addict eleven years clean time. From the depths of hopelessness to what you see in the most recent pic i sent you is a testimony of God's greatness and what He will do for all who believe in him. I'm Happy and peaceful and live to carry the message to others sufferers of drug abuse, therefore the desire to join AMM. I also run a de addiction, rehabilation & counseling Center called Turning Point... a chance to change my website is:  ( www.turningpointpune.in ).   
 

 


January 2014 New Members

John and Jan - South Carolina
John and Jan - South Carolina

Retired in 2012 from jobs in healthcare, John as a physical therapist and Jan as an RN.  Settled in South Carolina last year, where we are close to family and friends.  We have been riding since we were teenagers. We have three daughters and seven grandchildren, all of whom enjoy riding with Papa.
Being on the motorcycle gives us a way to clear our heads, and affords a different view of the world around us.  As lifelong Adventists, we are pleased to learn of AMM, as it gives us a new way to talk about Jesus, while enjoying motorcycling.


May 2013 New Members

Don - Oregon
Don - Oregon

Don Moore is a life-long Adventist and motorcycle rider.  He is married to Debbie and has four children.  He resides in Portland, Oregon and attends the Rockwood SDA Church.  Don manages an apartment complex and substitute teaches.  In his spare time he enjoys prospecting and riding his motorcycle with his daughter Rio.  By joining AMM Don gets to join the two things  he loves the most, sharing Jesus and riding motorcycles.

Gehrke is 45 years old and born in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.  He rides a yamaha drag star 650/2008 Red and attends the Central Church of São José dos Pinhais - Paraná.  He is a business consultant and I work in the area of quality, ISO 9000 and related.  Married to Keyla Rocha Araújo, and is leader of the ministry adventurous child in SDA and we already have 18 members in our chapter.  My hobby is fishing, camping, and of course ... motorcycle riding.


April 2013 New Member

Vernon - Alabama
Vernon - Alabama

Vernon, lives in Huntsville Alabama he us newly baptized and member of first SDA church in Huntsville Alabama he is a father of 3 children two daughters and one son. 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren all live in Huntsville.he is a retried construction and painter subcontractor . His hobbies are collecting and restoring antique cars and trucks and riding motorcycle he consider it an honor to be part of AMM and he is looking forward in working with fellow riders in this ministry and using gifts God has blessed him with.


March 2013 New Members

Shawn - Jacksonville, FL
Shawn - Jacksonville, FL

Shawn - Age 36 baptized in Leesburg Florida in 2000.  Currently working as a CNA in Jacksonville Florida and is a member of the Orange Cove SDA Church.


Tommy - Jacksonville, FL
Tommy - Jacksonville, FL

Tommy -  Attends the Orange Cove SDA Church, and is currently working as a mortician in the Jacksonville area.  More info to come!


February 2013 New Members

Neil - Oregon Chapter
Neil - Oregon Chapter

Hi, I’m Neil. I was born a 3rd generation SDA and was baptized at the appropriate age. In my late teens I began to drift. In my twenties I found myself a member of the "church with the revolving back door". I could come and go at will and no one seemed to care. After years of being gone I could no longer resist the sweet wooing of the Holy Spirit. It became clear to me that most drifting is caused when a person takes their eyes off of Jesus. One of my favorite songs is Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.

I enjoy riding and I enjoy sharing my faith. It is good to be part of a group that also enjoys these two things and actively spreads the good news that God is Love and Jesus will soon return.


Pearline - Alabama Chapter
Pearline - Alabama Chapter

My name is Pearline McReynolds, and I live in New Market, AL.   I have been a member of the First SDA Church in Huntsville, AL since 1978. Before joining the Adventist Church - I have known and loved the Lord all my life and at the age of 12, I was a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in New Market, AL Presently, I am serving at Abundant Life Ministries in New Market, AL.

I am a mother of seven children. Two sons living in Pennsylvania and one living in Seattle, WA; four daughters, three living in Huntsville, AL and one killed in a car accident in 1998.

Since 1989, I have been self-employed.  I own a 16 bed assisted living specialty facilities in New Market, AL, specializing in the caring for people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

My hobbies are traveling nationally, internationally and riding bikes.  I rode bikes when I was much younger and enjoyed it so much that I had to seize this opportunity to do it again.

At the present time, I ride on the back with Vernon Hereford.  I am proud to be a member of the Adventist Motorcycle Ministry and I want to thank Kevin for bringing it to Huntsville, AL area.   I prayerfully look forward in supporting this ministry with whatever talent and ability God has given me to point souls to Christ.


Pstr. Tom Hughes - a.k.a. Bible Biker - Ohio
Pstr. Tom Hughes - a.k.a. Bible Biker - Ohio

Pstr. Tom Hughes - For 40 Years I have been riding motorcycles in all 50 states telling people about my best friend; JESUS CHRIST! He came into my heart when I was 19 and has been riding with me ever since! The thing I love the most about Jesus Christ is that he will accept you just as you are! You don't have to change a thing to get to know Him. He realizes it's hard to understand spiritual things and he gives you time to get comfortable with Him and to understand how the Holy Spirit comes into your heart and changes you into a new creature.


January 2013 New Members

Sandile - Cape Town Chapter
Sandile - Cape Town Chapter

My name is Sandile Gogotya and I’m a born Adventist.  I was born in Mthatha (Eastern Cape, RSA) and grow up in Uitenhage (Eastern Cape, RSA).  I then later left the country to go study in London, UK.  I was baptized in the Central London Church and a few year later I moved to Hove Church, UK.  I returned later in 2005 and joined the Langa International SDA church in Cape Town, RSA.  Later on as the years went by I got married to a very beautiful sexy young lady Stacy-Lee Gogotya (Queen of my heart) and we felt it was time to move to a smaller church.  We then joined the New Rest SDA church and we have been worshiping there ever since.

I currently ride a Honda VFR400R NC30.  I’m an outdoor person and like to do all kinds of things like skydiving, mountain biking, playing the guitar and many other things.  I like new challenges and trying new things.  I’m grateful for this opportunity to because part of the AMM and my wish is to grow the AMM here in Cape Town and spread the word, bring all to Christ through AMM


Tshepo - Cape Town Chapter
Tshepo - Cape Town Chapter

My name is Tshepo. I'm from the North West Province of South Africa in Mafikeng, but have stayed in 4 other cities before settling in Cape Town, South Africa. For most of the year I attend the Langa SDA church but am regularly visiting many other churches while busy with music ministry. I work in IT and specialise in IT Security and Service Delivery.

My hobbies incluce singing, music arrangement, technology research and riding my Suzuki GSX 650F. I started riding a Yamaha 90cc scooter in 2007 and have made my way up to my current GSXF.

I'm happy to join AMM and hope to touch many lives with my motorcycle.


November 2012 New Members

Onezean - Alabama Chapter
Onezean - Alabama Chapter

My name is Onezean.  I grew up in the First SDA Church in Huntsville, AL during the 60's, attending Oakwood Elementary & Academy with undergraduate studies at Alabama A&M University.  Upon graduation, I married the most beautiful woman in the world, Kathleen, who has given us three great kids, now adults.  Settling in Lawrence County TN  and serving Tennesseans as a medical technologist consultant, we are looking forward to the great consummation with our Elder Brother, Jesus.  We are currently members of the Philadelphia SDA Church in Pulaski, TN, there we have served our sisters and brothers for many years.  My pastime activities include: nature photography, camping, and riding my Suzuki DL650. These three pursuits have been combined to make some of the most pleasurable adventures I have ever experienced.  I am grateful for the opportunity to join AMM, which provides opportunities for fellowship with like believers while serving Jesus and our fellow man.


October 2012 New Members

Andy - Kentucky Chapter
Andy - Kentucky Chapter

My name is Andy. I've lived in the Louisville, KY area my entire life. God has blessed me with a beautiful, loving wife of almost 5 years, Paula, and have 3 amazing children, Hannah 13, Abigail 3, and Jacob almost 1 year. I attend Louisville First SDA Church. I've been a seventh-day adventist for 4 years and still have lots to learn. I've been riding motorcycles since I was 8 years old. I'm a shipping/receiving coordinator for a high-end conveyor company, been there 13 years. I ride a 2000 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100cc. Motorcycles are my passion and am so glad I found AMM so that my passion now includes the Lord's leading!


September 2012 New Members

Clovia - Alabama Chapter
Clovia - Alabama Chapter

My name is Clovia. I am a mother of two daughters and a host of inherited children. I live in Madison, AL under the belief that All Things Are Possible Through Christ – Who Strengthens Me.. I am a member of the First SDA Church in Huntsville, AL. and I am currently blessed to be employed as a federal government employee. I enjoy family fun, meeting new people, singing, horseback-riding, nature, camping, learning new things and motorcycling.

I look forward to meeting all my new AMM family. I praise God for this opportunity to "ride for Jesus" spreading His love and His gift of life. May God’s blessings overflow abundantly in all that AMM has done, is doing and will do – be encouraged because God said, Lo, I am with you even until the ends of the world.


Deborah - Alabama Chapter
Deborah - Alabama Chapter

My name is Deborah. I am a divorced mother of one son (Marcellus) and a member of the First SDA Church in Huntsville, AL. I enjoy riding motorcycles (I have owned an HD 1200L and a HD DWG). I enjoy motorcycling, camping, traveling, horseback-riding, swimming, reading, cooking, meeting new people and singing. I am a graduate of Pine Forge Academy, Oakwood University, Faulkner University, and Troy University. Currently I am working on my PhD (dissertation phase) at Capella University and I am employed part-time as a transportation engineer.

I am looking forward to sharing my light within this ministry to all I meet and enjoying fellowship with my new AMM family. I pray that God will continue to work through this ministry as we win souls to the kingdom.


Shawn - Minnesota Chapter
Shawn - Minnesota Chapter

My name is Shawn - I Attend Ebenezer Fellowship SDA Church Twin Cities area Minnesota Married with 3 kids Wife, Azuar, Our children Shawn Jr. 18 at Oakwood University, Huntsville AL. Desiree 17 and Christian 11.  I ride a 2005 Yahamaha Vstar 1100 Safety Coordinator for a Natural Gas Co. In Mn.  Serve as Assistant Conference Coordinator for Pathfinders.  I love the Lord and look forward to serving in in this ministry.


Roger - Oregon Chapter
Roger - Oregon Chapter

My name is Roger - I am married to Karen and have a daughter Lori and a son Eric, and Rylan our grandson.  I'm a third generation Adventist. 
I've been involved in numerous church activities/offices:  community services, personal ministry, church elder, men's accountability group participant/facilitator all in an attempt to present God as a loving, accepting and forgiving God.
I've attended Livingstone (Salem), Columbia Academy, Walla Walla College, La Sierra College, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
I love extreme long distance moto riding and have developed many good friends in the Iron Butt Association.  I consider that as a bit of a mission field for me.
One of my most important avocations is as a member of the board of directors of Project PATCH (projectpatch.org).  It's awesome to watch God change lives in young people and to be a small part of it.  There's also some great moto riding around the Idaho ranch and the Goldendale family center.


John - Alabama Chapter
John - Alabama Chapter

My name is John.  I was born in a small town in upstate New York in the forties.  I moved to Huntsville, AL in the 60’s to attend school.  I graduated, got married, have 2 adult children, 5 grandchildren, & 1 great grandchild.  My 1st wife is deceased.  I re-married and have on additional adult child before a divorce took place.  Some of my hobbies are these: Martial Arts, Music, Vegetable gardening, Food Distribution to the needy, Table Tennis, Walking/Hiking, Riding my motorcycle out in God’s Beautiful Country.  I am retired now.  I am looking forward to the Adventist Motorcycle Ministry.  I ride a 2001 Honda VT 1100cc Spirit Motorcycle.  I have been riding a motorcycle off and on since 1975.


Kathy - Oregon Chapter
Kathy - Oregon Chapter

Kathy - I have been a Seventh-day Adventist since June 1990 and have felt blessed ever since. I attend the Pleasant Valley SDA church. I have two daughters, ages 26 and 22, and a lovely grandaughter who is almost 1. I'm very much into health and fitness, I love spending time with friends and family, and have found a new love -- motorcycles. I love reaching people for Jesus and am excited to see what Jesus has in store for each one of us in this awesome ministry.


Nanci - Alabama Chapter
Nanci - Alabama Chapter

Nanci - I was raised in the Adventist church. My membership is at the church I grew up in which is the First SDA church in Huntsville, Alabama. I'm involved in First church Prayer Ministry and I enjoy teaching Sabbath School. Hobbies are writing, I've written a couple of books, "In the Shadows" and "In Search of a God Lost" which I hope to get published some day. Really enjoyed riding when taking a motorcycle riding class and am working on getting a bike of my own.