Welcome, and thank you for stopping by. We're truly honored that you have. The purpose of this website, is not only to help people familiarize themselves with this ministry and what it is we do, but more importantly, it's our hope that it will allow us to reach people we may never have been able to reach before.
With that, it's our desire that this site will in part; teach, equip and minister in some small way, to those who may or may not ride motorcycles, as well as to those that may or may not yet have a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.
In addition, this website is set up not only as a resource to access the information needed about this ministry; but with all of the other information and the helpful things it has, it can also be used as a kind of tool box - and how cool is that.
So take your time, and have fun with all of the things this site has to offer. It's our hope and desire, that your visit with us is not only informative, but enjoyable, and inspirational as well.
- Have A Great Ride -
Iron Horse Ministries?
Iron Horse Ministries (I.H.M.) is a true Christ-centered, Interdenominational, Para-church, Non-profit, Nation-wide Motorcycle Ministry (M/M).
One of the unique aspects of this ministry is that each member not only lives for, and serves God, out in the field as a true Christ follower, but they do so, with a missionary mind-set. As such, they are charged with living and working behind the scenes in silent service, to the motorcycling community in their area; prayerfully doing what is needed, any time, anywhere. And of course, all of this is done, with the utmost integrity and accountability.
What Is The Mission
Of Iron Horse Ministries?
The mission of Iron Horse Ministries is simple, and yet, far reaching. It is 'Building Bridges To Christ'. This is accomplished in part, through these three basic outreach aspects of this ministry:
To prayerfully and quietly (without drawing undue attention), minister with unconditional love and integrity, to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those in the motorcycling community - no matter where they are, what kind of bike they ride, or whom they may ride with.
This is done by developing one-on-one relationships - just like Jesus has done with us. His desire for Iron Horse Ministries, is to share and to show the love of Christ in such a way, that it will cause the riders to want for themselves, what they see Him doing in, and through us. He also desires for us to put a copy of His Word (the Bible), into the hands of every rider He gives us to minister to.
To help create an awareness within the worldwide Christian community of the many needs and opportunities there are to minister to those that ride motorcycles.
This is accomplished in many different ways. One way is through casual conversation out in the field with fellow believers. Another way is by bringing a requested multi-media presentation (and/or seminar) to a church and other groups, in order to help shatter the myths about bikers, and to help them to better understand the 'biker culture' in their area.
As a result of these, and other interactions, many folks are able to see for themselves, that not ALL people that ride motorcycles, are associated with a certain club or group, and they don't ALL ride a certain kind or brand of motorcycle. And perhaps even more importantly, people come to realize that they too, can reach out to this often feared and misunderstood segment of society.
To help build a database network of "biker-friendly" churches across the U.S., and around the world.
This is done through the Biker Friendly Church Network (B.F.C.N.). (More details on this outreach aspect can be found on the "Opportunities" page of this website.) Basically, God's purpose for this network is: 1) To help unify the body of Christ (the Church); 2) to help make it possible for a rider in need, to connect with a Christ-centered, Bible believing church body in their area, that will not judge them, but instead, will love on them and minister to them and their families, at their point of need - with no strings attached, no questions asked; and 3) to help make sure that anyone - no matter who they are (that has prayed and asked Jesus to forgive them of their sins; and to come into their heart and be their personal Lord and Savior), will be able to find a church in their area, that will be willing to accept them and fully disciple them - so that none will fall through the cracks