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Buddy Newsome

National Director

F.A.I.T.H. Riders

HQ Phone:

Email: b***@***.org

F.A.I.T.H. Riders

1010 East Memorial Blvd

Lakeland, Florida 33801

United States

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The F.A.I.T.H. Riders are made up of people from all areas of life, but we do have a common interest - enjoyment and enthusiasm for motorcycles, all makes and models. ... more

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First Baptist Church Inc

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First Baptist Church at the Mall ...

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First Baptist Church at the Mall and F.A.I.T.H. Riders honor Buddy Newsome

I currently serve as Outreach Pastor at First Baptist Church at the Mall, and it has been my privilege to be Buddy Newsome's supervisor at First Baptist Church at the Mall for several years. As you are quite aware, Buddy has stepped down to focus more attention on his battle with cancer.

First Baptist Church at the Mall › Our Staff

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Buddy Newsome F.A.I.T.H. Riders National Directorbuddy.newsome@fbclakeland.org

Buddy Newsome, co-founder of ...

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Buddy Newsome, co-founder of F.A.I.T.H. Riders, will be bringing F.A.I.T.H. Riders from all over the country to work the event, so we'll have more booths and more volunteers."

The Schedule will be: September 16 ...

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The Schedule will be: September 16 - Biker Sunday with guest speaker Buddy Newsome, National Director of F.A.I.T.H. Riders. September 23 - Hear former University of Alabama football player, Siran Stacy, share his inspirational testimony.

Participating in a weekly motorcycle ride ...

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Participating in a weekly motorcycle ride was merely a hobby for Buddy Newsome for most of his life.

"That's a great example of the work we do as F.A.I.T.H. Riders that is not motorcycle-related," Newsome said. "Doing those types of service to the Lord and others is a very rewarding effort."
In the beginning, Newsome never intended to expand the ministry beyond his church.
But in 2003, he attended a motorcycle event in Clearwater, Fla., and met Jim Wigh, who expressed interest in starting a chapter at his church. After praying, Newsome scheduled a meeting with First Baptist at the Mall Pastor of Evangelism and Missions Dave McClamma, who agreed that the idea was worth exploring.
Newsome said the ministry's most fruitful year in terms of new chapters was 2008, shortly after he retired from his full-time job at the Lakeland Police Department to become the national director of F.A.I.T.H. Riders. He said most of the growth occurred in Oklahoma, which added 20 chapters that year.
"That partnership with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma opened the door for them to promote us statewide, a way we could not have done by ourselves," Newsome said.
Though F.A.I.T.H. Riders has experienced strong growth in its first decade of existence, Newsome believes the ministry is poised for more expansion in the future. He cites a low awareness of F.A.I.T.H. Riders in the West as an opportunity for growth, though he said a booth the ministry manned at the recent Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., allowed for a great amount of exposure.
"We've grown a lot because of exposure and word-of-mouth," Newsome said. "I don't see any reason why F.A.I.T.H. Riders [can't] continue its growth as long as we honor the Lord.
"My desire is to have F.A.I.T.H. Riders in churches throughout the United States, which would give us both more chapters to help evangelize the lost [and] more churches for young Christians to be discipled," he continued.

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