F.A.I.T.H. Riders is a motorcycle ministry of our church for those who are passionate about sharing their faith in Jesus Christ through Christian fellowship. We are affiliated with the National F.A.I.T.H. Riders which began at First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Fl, in 2002. There are now 170 chapters and counting that have been organized in churches across the country. Click here to see the national website.
Our chapter was commissioned Nov. 10, 2007, as the second chapter in Tennessee. As a ministry of our local church, we are uniquely Southern Baptist in belief and doctrine. We are committed to sharing the Gosepl of Jesus Christ with everyone we meet in hopes that all will come to repentance and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
We are a ministry, not a riding club. We exist primarily for the purpose of using our interest in motorcycling as a tool to reach people with the Gospel and to fellowship with other believers in Christ. While we do not require membership in our spsonsoring church, we do believe that wearing our F.A.I.T.H. Rider colors and back patch should be backed up with daily living and actions that are pleasing to God. F.A.I.T.H. Riders in our chapter are expected to be faithful and loyal to Jesus Christ above all, representing Him through a Godly lifestyle of obedience to His Word, and to their local church and family. See our Member Commitment.
Since we were organized as a chapter, we have sponsored a number of rides and events for fellowship and outreach. One of our highlights has been participating in the annual Rally to Ridgecrest each Memorial Day Weekend at Black Mountain, NC. We have also been blessed to be instrumental in encouraging the formation of other F.A.I.T.H. Rider chapters in our area, such as Pleasant Heights in Columbia, FBC in Spring Hill, and Thompson Station.
At present, we are inactive as a chapter. We hope in the future our chapter will again be actively serving the Lord when we have more people interested in this ministry.