Biker ChurchPosted: June 24, 2012
Though Farmer D is quite devout, I’m not much of a churchgoer. But today he literally took me along for the ride…we got to go to biker church at a church in Ashtabula County that was built in 1875.
Though simple, the church is lovely. This is the front door:
and this is the inside:
but today’s service was held around the back.
Everyone pulled up a chair (most of us in the shade of the trees at the back of the lawn), and enjoyed music, worship, fellowship, and a sermon (if you could call it that…it was more like an inspirational speech with bible references as supportive material) by a pastor who goes by the name of “Gator.”
Since I was raised Byzantine Catholic (and as a kid, had to sit through structured masses that were in Slovak), the whole concept of church under the trees was quite surreal.
But I really enjoyed it.
And Farmer D finally got to wear his favorite t-shirt to church.
*Just in case you wanted to know, Pastor Keith (Gator) Hullinger is from the Canton Chapter of Bikers for Christ, and was invited as a guest minister to the First Congregational Church of Wayne.