By Peter Kaye
When God put in my heart to publish Wheels Of Grace in May of 2002, He also gave me three reasons:
- Reach the unbelieving biker
- Unite the Christian motorcyclists, Christian motorcycle ministries and Christian motorcycle clubs
- Provide the Christian biker a magazine they can call their own
We have been reaching the unbeliever for almost twenty years. Wheels Of Grace magazine has been distributed in places we never expected. Several boxes filled with letters from prisons display the thousands that have come across a copy of Wheels Of Grace over the years. From being subscribed by a family member or a friend, to supernaturally receiving a magazine when in solitary confinement, Wheels Of Grace magazine has made its way to 200 prisons. In addition to the prisons, Wheels Of Grace Christian magazine has made its way to military bases, schools, churches, motorcycle events, attorney’s offices and even commercial airplane pilot cabins. That means, Wheels Of Grace is a “tool” to reach the people that Christ ministered to and reached: the drug addicts, the prostitutes, the inmate, the drunkard that still smokes, drinks and has a foul mouth. If your pastor will not witness to that person, Christian bikers should and Wheels Of Grace will. If you are a Christian biker reading this, please remember where you or your neighbor came from: “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light” Eph. 5:8 (NIV). Mailed to several countries, Wheels of Grace has been used as a tool to reach the unbelievers in around the world, including prisons, military bases, and even in churches! It can be read by grandchild to grandparent, and that is its beauty! Our Mission Statement reads:
To educate and entertain the motorcycle enthusiast, promote motorcycle riding through media that contains a positive message, worthy to be read by all and free from content that is offensive, while glorifying God.
If you are part of a Christian motorcycle group, or follow Christian motorcycle groups on Social Media, you have seen photos of Christian bikers, with their backs turned towards the camera displaying the different Christian patches next to each other in a sign of unity. That display of unity for Wheels Of Grace began in 2002 and has continued ever since. In 2006 Wheels Of Grace introduced the Unity Rides that carried for several years and united thousands of Christian bikers in twenty two cities.
Although every issue of Wheels Of Grace has an attractive motorcycle on the cover as the biker’s “eye candy”, its pages are filled with testimonies, ministry articles, tech articles, motorcycle and product reviews, motorcycle event recaps, biker church spotlights and articles from different motorcycle ministries. You cannot go through a Wheels Of Grace magazine and not see the unity among the Christian bikers.
Finally, due to the “clean” and at the same time educational and entertaining content, Wheels Of Grace is the go-to motorcycle magazine for the rider and motorcycle enthusiast with “Traditional American Values”. Last month I received a call from one of the largest motorcycle ministries in the country telling me about a letter he received from someone behind bars asking for Wheels Of Grace. Just a couple of weeks ago I received an email from the leader of another motorcycle ministry and also one of the largest in the country letting me know about a letter he also received. His email subject matter was: ‘GOOD LETTER’ and here is a part of that letter below:
You may be a Christian attorney, doctor, teacher or pastor that enjoys reading Wheels Of Grace, and we appreciate your readership and your support. But PLEASE do not lose sight of the great commission. We know where the Christian bikers are going at the end of their journey on this earth, and we care about the ones who do not know Christ and will not spend eternity with Him. If you are a Christian, you know by experience that Christ can change someone’s life. Our primary goal has been (and still is) to be used as one of the tools the Holy Spirit uses to reach the ones that the conventional church cannot or will not.
When Jesus called the disciples, they dropped their nets – their entire lives – and followed Him. When He calls us, we don’t do much net dropping anymore, and sometimes we feel that we can just keep doing what we’ve always been doing – only better with God by our side. But Jesus said, “Deny yourself and follow me”. To follow the voice of Christ is to let go of our own agenda and throw ourselves towards His. How much more Agape-Love can you get than that?
Peter “Spartan” Kaye