Bikers for Christ

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Bikers for Christ
Bikersforchristpatch.jpg
Founded 1990
Location Marysville, California
Founder Pastor Fred Zariczny
Region Worldwide
Activities Motorcycle Ministry
Website www.bikersforchrist.org
Abbreviation BFC

Bikers For Christ, or BFC is a Christian ministry for motorcyclists founded in 1990 by Pastor Fred Zariczny (A.K.A. "Pastor Z"),[1] who pastors Rushing Wind Ministries in Oceanside, California, the associated church under which the organization operates. Bikers for Christ was originally a ministry of Calvary Chapel in Marysville, California. There are currently hundreds of chapters with thousands of members worldwide.[2][3] Paul Crouch Jr. with the Trinity Broadcasting Network has recognized BFC as one of the largest Christian motorcycle ministries in the world.[4] In a 2010 radio interview with Christian metal radio program The Full Armor of God Broadcast,[5] Zariczny mentions that BFC has Chapters in Belgium, Lithuania and Sweden. BFC sponsors several motorcycle events to raise money for the handicapped, underprivileged and disabled.[6][7] BFC also sponsors events to honor Vietnam Veterans where a 370-foot (110 m) mini replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is displayed publicly.[8] Pastor Fred is also known for his Christian tattoos after having the BFC membership patch logo tattooed on his back by Kim Saigh on LA Ink.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pastor Z Article in North County Times. Nctimes.com (October 7, 2007). Retrieved on January 3, 2012.
  2. ^ Warren, Jim. (September 5, 2009) Lexington Herald Leader. Kentucky.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Bikers for Christ Chapter Database[dead link]
  4. ^ TBN Magazine. (PDF) . Retrieved on January 3, 2012.
  5. ^ The Full Armor of God Broadcast. Podcast.fullarmorradio.com (February 16, 2010). Retrieved on January 3, 2012.
  6. ^ http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1645528.php
  7. ^ BFC Article in North County Times. Nctimes.com (March 26, 2007). Retrieved on January 3, 2012.
  8. ^ BFC Article in North County Times. Nctimes.com (April 14, 2010). Retrieved on January 3, 2012.

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