Light Up The Hills

Regional Retreat

Kerrville, Texas


Come Ride With Us

Friday & Saturday, September 11th & 12th, 2020

What Is The Light Up The Hills Retreat?

2 Chronicles 7:14 – If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

The Light Up The Hills Retreat is a great opportunity for Christian bikers to gather for fellowship, worship and to ride in the Texas Hill Country. If this is all that we do, then Halleluiah, what a great event.  However, there is something else I hope everyone will consider. If you watch the news at all these days, you know our country needs a revival to truly be One Nation Under God! Christian bikers, working together, praying for our nation, can spark that revival.

Many of us met in Sturgis, South Dakota in 2017 and 2018 to Sing, Pledge and Pray for the Holy Spirit to descend on our Light Up The Hills Rally to renew our spirit and revitalize our individual walk with Christ. There were many professions of faith and what I believe was a “first” for Christ. There were three baptisms in the swimming pond at the Buffalo Chip Campground. We claimed that ground for Christ and prayed that the Holy Spirit would dwell in that place year-round.  Bikers familiar with the annual Sturgis Rally and the goings-on at campgrounds such as the Chip can appreciate that this is a victory for Christ.

Now we are led to host a regional retreat more accessible for riders to come together, pledge allegiance to our flag and pray for God to strengthen our resolve to adhere to the Christian principles upon which our country was founded.  I look forward to greeting bikers, non-bikers, Christians and everyone wanting to join us in Kerrville, Texas for fun rides, fellowship and worship on September 11-12, 2020.

Q. D. Hix

River Star Event Park

4000 Riverside Drive

Kerrville, TX 78028

(830) 896-9044


How Can We Help You?

We want you to make the Light Up The Hills Rally an experience to remember, and one you will want to attend annually. If you have any questions about the event, please send us an email, and we will answer your question as promptly as possible.


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The Speakers

Friday Evening

Richard Coss

It’s your life. Would you choose to spend years in prison as a convicted felon? Would you choose to lose two young grandsons in the Oklahoma City bombing? Doubtful.

But could those experiences make you a powerful messenger for Christ? Definitely.

From destructive and tragic life experiences that no sane person would desire for himself, evangelist Richard Coss has built a ministry which reaches people with the message: “I’ve been there.” And once people hear his story, they know he speaks the truth.

His tormented and traumatic life story makes 54-year-old Richard Coss, once met, simply unforgettable.

In his early years, the red-haired, freckle-faced Coss was the poster boy for bad behavior. From his first trips to a detention center at age 9, a state mental institution at age 11 and a state reformatory at age 12, it was obvious he was getting a head start on a life of crime. Between the ages of 15 and 25, Coss compiled 32 arrests and spent his time in city jails, county jails and prisons. He had assaulted police officers, was known to possess firearms and was considered dangerous by the FBI.

 Then two men and a Bible changed all that. While serving his third prison term, a 10-year sentence, Coss gave his life to Jesus Christ. As Coss puts it, what counselors, psychologists, sociologists, corrections officers, special schools and prison had been unable to do for him in 16 years, God did in one day.

Saturday Morning

Dawn Thompson

Dawn Thompson, is living proof that you can change your life to achieve and enjoy your personal and professional goals. Dawn is full of Southern sass and charm. She is raw, real, and relatable; she will move you with her vivacious personality. She is a Christian, mom, award-winning business owner, author, self-discovery coach and speaker. She has been in business for 25 years in the beauty industry, owning and operating Spa Bella Inc. in Wichita Falls, Texas. She has a nonprofit organization, Operation Spa Kids Adopt A Box.

This organization provides haircuts, clothing, hygiene products, mentoring and other tools for children, teens and their family to get on the right path.

Dawn is passionate about serving and helping others be the best version of themselves.

In Dawn’s speeches, she shares her own struggles and adversities both in her business and personal life.

She helps others realize where their problem areas are and to understand that you are more than your circumstances and negative thoughts. She empowers you to take control of your own life, and let go of old stories, emotional  baggage, and patterns, that are holding you back from your maximum potential in your personal, and professional life. She is passionate about helping you find your joy, love, and connecting with yourself, and others. She believes that you can be fulfilled with life and enjoy it by learning to have inner peace and start living life to the fullest.

In the words of Dawn, God has been preparing me for a lifetime of brokenness, to go boldly worldwide to share my message “That through Him, You’re Enough©.”


Saturday Evening

Allen B. West

Lt. Col. West believes it will be principled constitutional conservative policies, not politics, which secures a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for this generation and those to come.

He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22-year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the year.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District. As a mamber of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in passage of the 2011 and 2012 National Defense Authorization Acts.

He is a NewsmaxTV Contributor, Senior Fellow of the Media Research Center, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and We Can Overcome: An American Black Conservative Manifesto.

He is the former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas Texas, and a former Director if the Booker T. Washington Initiative (BTWI) for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. West is an avid distance runner, a Master SCUBA diver, a motorcyclist, and in his spare time he enjoys cheering his beloved Tennessee Volunteers.

Lt. Col. West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. Lt Col. West is a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, life member of the American Legion, life member of the Association of the United States Army, the Society o the First Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, and 101st Airborne Division. He is Patriot Life Member (Benefactor) and Board of Directors member of the National Rifle Association and Life Member (Benefactor) of the Texas State Rifle Association. Lieutenant Colonel West is an inductee into the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Hall of Fame. He is on the Board of Advisors of Amegy Bank, Dallas Region. In 2016, Lt Col. West was appointed by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission.

He is married to Dr. Angela Graham-West, a financial advisor, and they have two daughters, Aubrey, a Board-certified Physician Assistant, and Austen, a software sales consultant.

The Rides

Friday, September 11th

9:00 AM – Meet at River Star Event Park

9:30 AM – Kick Stands Up

Ride The Three Sisters

Return by 3:30 PM

7:00 PM – Praise and Worship at River Star Event Park

Broken Chains Praise & Blues-N-Review Band

Guest Speaker Richard Coss, Evangelist and Fellow Biker


Saturday, September 12th

    8:00 – 10:00 AM – Ladies Retreat (Men are welcome too!) at River Star Event Park

Guest Speaker Dawn Thompson

10:30 AM – Meet at River Star Event Park for Jericho Ride

This is a guided ride with stops to pray for our area towns and country

Concluding at The Coming King Sculptured Prayer Garden by 4:00 PM 

7:00 PM – Praise and Worship service at River Star Event Park

Broken Chains Praise & Blues-N-Review

For God and Country

A Special Night to Honor our

Military and Veterans 

Guest Speaker LTC Allen B. West

Everyone is welcome to attend!


Our activities may expand as we get closer to event, so we will keep you informed on one or all of the following:



Supporters of the 2020 Light Up The Hills Rally Retreat make this annual event possible.

Please click on the DONATE button below if you feel led to add your contribution.

Information on site from the Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Our Retreat Headquarters will be the beautiful and historic Y.O. Ranch Hotel

located at 2033 Sidney Baker Street in Kerrville, TX.

We have arranged a special rate of $89.00 per night and this does not include breakfast.
To make your reservation please call them at 877-967-3767.
Be sure you mention that you are attending the Light Up The Hills Rally Retreat for this pricing.


(830) 257-4440


(800) 677-9477



(830) 895-9500


(830) 997-3377

(830) 257-1500

(830) 896-8200

(830) 896-1511

(830) 895-5000

Kerrville Schreiner Park

for RV Camp Sites, Tent Camping or Cabin Rentals

(830) 257-7300

The Rally Movie

Screening Events

  “Sing Pledge & Pray” is now available for screening events across America.

Movie Theaters – Churches – Schools – Auditoriums – Community Centers and more!

Screening events can take place in a variety of locations.  We have established relationships with top movie theater groups and independent theaters in most cities across America.  You can also host a screening event in a location of your choice (churches, schools, civic centers, auditoriums, etc.).  We will walk you through the process to help you set up a great event.  Best of all, there’s no out of pocket cost to you when you follow our step by step plan for your screening!

Contact:  Steven Scaffidi
Phone:  504-669-0189
Email:  stevenscaffidi@gmail.com

Broken Chains Freedom Church

5200 Old Jacksboro Hwy., Wichita Falls, Texas 76302

Roy Boswell 940-636-9615

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