About Us Our
mission is to reach motorcyclists with the good news of salvation
through Jesus Christ, through both friendship evangelism and our witness
of the love and grace of God, and to encourage other believers in their
Frequently Asked Questions
What are we?
Heralds of the Cross™ Motorcycle Ministry is an interdenominational
ministry for all types of motorcyclists. We do not discriminate on the
basis of denominational affiliation, race, disability, skill level,
experience, brand, or style of motorcycle.
Where are you located? Are you a national organization?
We were founded in May of 1997. At this time we are a small but growing
ministry that is based out of the northwest suburbs of Chicago,
Illinois. As God leads and provides we will expand this ministry to
include other areas. We do not believe that God has put any
physical/geographical limits on this ministry.
What is your purpose?
We have several: First, we are an evangelistic ministry, coming
together for the purpose of spreading the good news of eternal life
through Jesus Christ to the world, but especially to other motorcyclists
since we share a common interest. Second, we provide fellowship with
other Christian motorcyclists, working to bring unity to the body of
believers in Jesus Christ, and encouraging all believers to grow in
Do you have a mission statement?
Yes, our mission statement is as follows: "Our mission is to reach
motorcyclists with the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ,
through both friendship evangelism and our witness of the love and grace
of God, and to encourage other believers in their faith."
What exactly do you believe? What are your statements of faith?
In general our beliefs fall within mainline conservative Christian
beliefs. For a complete and specific listing of our Statements of Faith
please see our Statement of Faith page.
Do I have to be a member to ride with you?
No. In fact, we encourage you to come check us out before you make any
decisions about prospecting for membership. Any and all of our meetings,
rides, and events are open to anyone who would like to come by and
check us out.
What kind of rides and events do you have?
All kinds; everything from having ministry outreach booths at local
bike events to attending charity rides and having our own social rides.
please see the ride and event schedule.
When and where do you meet? Each chapter has its own meeting/event dates and locations. Please contact us and we will have a member contact you.
Do I have to own a Harley to join?
No, we are open to any and all brands, types, and styles of
motorcycles. Our current members own a variety of bikes - everything
from Hondas to Harley-Davidsons. Jesus did not discriminate against
people for their possessions, and neither do we. We are very interested
in adding members who ride sport bikes, sidecars, scooters, off-road
bikes, and quads.
Do I have to own and operate my own motorcycle to be a member?
No, we do not require that you own or operate your own motorcycle to be
a full member; many of our members are open and willing to take
passengers on rides. However, if you do not own and operate your own
bike, a ride to a specific event may or may not be available for you.
All passengers wishing to ride to a specific event should arrange a ride
with someone who does own and operate their own bike prior to showing
up to the event, as passenger space will not be guaranteed. Also, it is
important to remember that as comfort level, personal views, and riding
skill level are not the same with every rider, some riders may not be
comfortable taking a passenger or may not wish to take a passenger.
Therefore, just because a bike has an empty passenger seat it should not
be assumed that it is available for a passenger.
Do you charge any membership fees or dues?
No, our ministry is supported 100% by member donations, gifts, and
fund-raisers. We believe that as long as we are doing God's will He will
provide for all our financial needs.
Okay, so I am interested in the Heralds of the Cross Motorcycle Ministry. How do I get involved? First, contact us and let us know that you are interested. E-Mail us at Heralds@heraldsofthecross.org Provide us with your mailing address or e-mail address and we will put you in contact with a member nearest you.
The Heralds of the Cross™ Motorcycle Ministry is
an outreach organization. Although we do participate in social
events and rides, that is not our primary focus. We understand
that not everyone can commit to the amount of time and energy necessary
to be a full patch member, so we also offer an Associate Membership
program for those who want to be involved but cannot commit to the
minimum requirements associated with being a full patch member.