|Type||501(c)3 non-profit organization|
|Method||Christian ministry in the automotive field|
|742 paying members, 5000+ website profiles|
|Chapter presidents and officers|
|Slogan||Isaiah 61:3 "...a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor"|
Holy Rollerz Christian Car Club (HRC3) is a non-profit Christian ministry started by Brian Wood and Gustavo "Gus" Torres in Kennesaw, Georgia. Since its beginning in 1999, it has grown to be the largest Christian automotive ministry of any kind in the world, with chapters across the United States and members across the world.
"The Corporation is organized for charitable, educational and recreational purposes. The goal is to spread the Word of God throughout the community and to provide a positive environment for automotive enthusiasts."
Membership to Holy Rollerz is through a lengthy application process. Once completed, the application is sent to the officers of the club, who include the presidents of each chapter, for review and discussion. The organization's trademark, a vinyl applique for the windshield of a member's vehicle, is then given to the new member.
- Atlanta, GA
- Southern California
- Charleston, WV
- Columbus, GA
- Albuquerque, NM
- Chattanooga, TN
- Roswell, NM
- Orlando, FL
- Raleigh, NC
- Beaumont, TX
- Houston, TX
- El Paso, TX
For members of Holy Rollerz who do not live close to a local chapter, there is a National Chapter that they can belong to.
For international members, they belong to the International Chapter.
The Holy Rollerz Forum is the largest Christian automotive forum on the internet. Popular threads are their Faith-based Discussion, General Discussion, and the local threads for each of the chapters.
Membership and posting ability on the Holy Rollerz Forum is separate from the car club. A "user" may sign on to the forums to post, but may not become an official member of the club without going through the application process and submitting their application to the officers of the club for approval.
Media coverage of HRC3
Holy Rollerz Christian Car Club has been featured in many news articles, TV shows and their officers have been invited on radio shows. Some include,
- KKEI Radio
- "Enthusiast". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 2006-07-28. p. S2.
[Gustavo] Torres, 28, is a youth pastor who travels around the Southeast. He co-founded the Holy Rollerz Christian Car Club in 1999 with his longtime friend Brian Wood.
- "Driven By Faith; Co-founders of the Christian car club Holy Rollerz take their message of hope and redemption on the road". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 2006-11-11. p. F1.
- "Holly Rollerz official website".
- "Enthusiast". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 2006-07-14. p. S2.
Wood and other members of the Holy Rollerz Christian Car Club perform community service, attend car shows and speak to teens about their experiences.
- ""Holy Roller" Take on New Meaning". WTVM.
Check out the logo. A Christian car club?.
- "Index of the Web".
- "HRC3 Media Gallery".