Fellowship of Motorcycle Ministries (FMM) is a 501c3 Ministry formed to bring Christian bikers together in a sacred assembly for worship and fellowship that will reset, renew and refresh their commitment to advance the Kingdom of God through an annual Christian motorcycle rally. FMM is not a membership organization and is formed to serve individual Christians and organized ministries. The annual Light Up The Hills Rally, headquartered at the famous Buffalo Chip Campground, is held each year in July near Sturgis, South Dakota. This rally, which will not conflict with the famed Sturgis Biker Week that is held each year in August, is organized to start a 2 Chronicles 7:14 revival through the 6.5 million Christian bikers in the U.S., using the blessing of motorcycle riding to serve God’s purpose and witness to lost souls with a kindred spirit.
The Light Up The Hills Rally offers Christian bikers an opportunity to ride in one of the most famous and scenic areas of the United States, with access to many national monuments, parks and wonders of God’s creation. There are three evenings of Christian speakers, entertainers and fellowship. The Light Up The Hills Rally is a Holy Convocation (Leviticus 23:24-25), calling Christian motorcycle ministries, riders and all who answer the call of Christ to worship, to praise and to hear from our Lord. All who attend will not leave as they came, but with a renewed commitment to impact our homes, our communities and our nation for the cause of Christ.
Ride In The Majestic Beauty of South Dakota
The Black Hills of South Dakota is one of the most awe inspiring motorcycle riding destinations in the U.S.! With the iconic City of Sturgis as a starting point, there are hundreds of miles of twisting roads leading to a wide variety of interesting destinations such as Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Spearfish Canyon, Devil’s Tower and many other famous points of interest. The Light Up The Hills Rally agenda provides daily Christian worship and entertainment events, as well as plenty of time to enjoy rides on routes identified by skill level and scenic experience. Rally attendees can ride on their own or with Christian Motorcycle Groups to experience fellowship and worship the Creator of all the wonders in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Q. D. Hix
I have been asked many times, “Why do you ride a motorcycle?” My reason for riding is this… I believe we are all endowed by our Creator with a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Personally, I never feel more alive, free and just plain happy as when I am in the saddle. Every block, mile, road and route I ride I am enjoying these rights as I experience the greatness of God in nature and the inspired creation of man. I thank God for allowing me to enjoy His creation in this way. I have, also, on many occasions been in prayer while riding, asking God for the wisdom to discern His will for my life. I have learned from experience that we should always be prepared for His answer if we ask because Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.”
While riding with Christian friends in the Black Hills of South Dakota a few years back, I felt a calling to organize a Christian biker rally in the Black Hills. The idea stayed with me for years, until finally, I felt called to move forward. The result of this calling, and more importantly, the Lord’s guidance, is the formation of Fellowship of Motorcycle Ministries and a plan for Christian motorcycle riders to come together and enjoy God’s creation in the Black Hills, praise the Creator of all this magnificence, and open our hearts and minds to God’s calling through an annual Light Up The Hills Rally. In John 8:12, He tells us “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” The overall mission of this event is to bring Christian bikers together for worship and fellowship that will reset, renew. refresh their commitment to advance the Kingdom of God on Earth as it is in Heaven.
I invite anyone seeking to ride with Christian friends to check out lightupthehillsrally.com and plan to join your friends for a great riding experience and opportunity to praise our Lord at the annual Light Up The Hills Rally.
I was fortunate enough to have grown up in a Christian household. In fact, my parents met while attending Bible College in California. My closest friends, today, are those I met, at church, as a youth.
I’ve been married for nearly 29 years and have four kids. My daily hope is that my children continue to grow in their relationship with Christ & that I am able to be the same kind of parent for them that my mom and dad have been for me.
Motorcycle riding is a passion of mine. I have been riding for the past 7 + years & consider it to be both exhilarating & therapeutic. I have been fortunate to have been able to ride on some of the best roads throughout the southern states. To have this chance to combine this passion with an opportunity to serve the lord is a gift.
For it is by grace you have been saved through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no man can boast.
I grew up moving around the county for my dad’s job. By the time I graduated high school, I had attended 9 schools in 12 years. One thing that remained constant though was attending church. Whenever we moved to another place, going to church grounded me. No matter where we lived, Christ was there.
Having lived in so many places has led to wanderlust and though we don’t move as often as I did growing up, the desire for change still pulls at me. This has led to quite the resume of careers. Though I have a degree in accounting, I have found that I prefer to be in the midst of the fray more than on the sidelines.
My favorite verse is Philippians 4:13 – I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me. What a powerful message to us that through HIM who empowers us, we can accomplish great things for HIS glory.
My husband Jimmy and I have lived in the DFW area for 9 years and have 4 adult children and 9 grandchildren!
After spending 30 years in the aviation industry, Quinn now works in the financial services industry. A 6th generation Texan, he and his wife have 7 children and make their home in Grapevine, TX where they are active members of First Baptist Church – Grapevine.
“I was born with a gypsy’s wanderlust, so a motorcycle was a natural companion for me. There’s just something about being in control of a magnificent machine riding through the splendor of God’s creation that just so keenly tunes me into Him – I have seldom felt nearer to the Lord than when I am in the wind. Interestingly enough, I didn’t get a motorcycle to use as an evangelical tool, but that is exactly what it has become. As a follower of Jesus Christ, sharing the gospel with the lost is something that I can’t “not” do and the beautiful aspect of the love of motorcycling is that it penetrates all social levels, providing a common ground, a level playing field if you will, from which relationships can be built, regardless of social position. I have had countless opportunities to share the gospel with people from many walks of life who I probably never could have reached had it not been for our common love of motorcycles.
Even though my motorcycle has been a tremendous evangelical tool, there has still been something missing in my ministry – a void I had difficulty filling until we started Fellowship of Motorcycle Ministries. It is common knowledge among believers that Jesus commanded us as His followers to go out and share the good news (Matt 28:18-20), which I have never had a problem doing, but the last commandment He gave His disciples was to love one another as He had loved them (John 15:12) – and that is the void that FMM has filled.
FMM is not about evangelism (though it is a natural by-product of our work because of our love for Jesus Christ), it’s about ministering to the Christian motorcyclist, from the organized Christian motorcycle clubs to the motorcycle churches and riding groups, all the way down to the individual Christian motorcycle enthusiast and we do so in a couple of distinct ways. First of all, FMM was created to facilitate interaction and relationship development between Christian motorcyclists through an ever-growing, comprehensive data base that identifies and provides contact information for Christian motorcycle clubs, churches, riding groups and individuals across the nation. Our goal is to provide a single point information and communication hub that allows a Christian motorcyclist anywhere in the nation to identify, research and contact a Christian club, church or riding group in his or her area.
Secondly, FMM was created to facilitate nation-wide fellowship for Christian motorcyclists by hosting an annual motorcycle rally held in Sturgis, S.D., the first of which was held in June of 2017. It provides an opportunity for clubs, churches, riding groups and individuals from across the nation to come together in worship and fellowship in the Black Hills of South Dakota where the famous Sturgis Rally is held every year in August, with one notable exception. While the Sturgis Rally is widely known for being a raucous, rowdy and notoriously “dark” event, the Light up the Hills Rally is an opportunity for the Light (John 8:12) to shine on the Black Hills. The rally features nationally recognized Christian entertainers, speakers and events designed to refresh and recharge the Christian motorcyclist physically, mentally and spiritually.
I am humbled that God would trust me with such a precious chore, but it’s one I love doing!”
I thank God that I live in a country where I am free to ride my motorcycle with Christian friends and to praise our Lord as I enjoy this motorsport. My experience with foreign missions, most recently with a trip to Goma, Congo, makes me realize how precious is the gift of living in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Our mission in the Congo was to work with pastors, police officials and government leaders to help them learn to deal with the trauma of daily life in a war torn society and to strengthen their ability to help others deal with this same trauma.
As Christians, we are experiencing a change in our own country away from the Judeo-Christian principles on which our forefathers based our constitution. I believe that bringing independent Christian riding groups together for worship and interaction can help renew their strength and revive their energy to conduct their independent ministries. In this way, we can have a positive impact on our shared objective to further God’s Kingdom on earth and help restore our country to be one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all. Worshiping together and experiencing the wonders of God’s creation in the Black Hills on my motorcycle with Christian friends will certainly relieve my stress and give me the strength to continue my work for our Lord throughout the year (Isiah 40:31). I hope many of my fellow motorcycle riders will join us in the Black Hills of South Dakota to praise our Lord, enjoy our freedom to worship and Light Up The Hills for Christ.
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