Yesterday, Lauren and I had the opportunity to spend some time with some of the leaders of Broken Chains Freedom Church in Wichita Falls, a congregation that serves a wide variety of people, including bikers.
The church has biker paraphernalia throughout its facility, including a saddle bag that hangs on the back wall and serves as an offering plate. The pulpit is made of the front wheel and forks of a motorcycle.
In the first few months since the congregation’s April launch, it is seeing roughly 70 people each night and attendance has been growing in recent weeks. Last Friday night, they had about 95 and a couple people made professions of faith.
The church reaches out into biker bars and by connecting to biker rallies. During a recent rally, the church left a pile of New Testaments like the one in the picture above. Roughly 150 New Testaments were taken. The church is spreading the Hope of Christ, and people’s lives are being changed.
In an article in the Wichita Falls newspaper, I love what Pastor Roy Boswell says about the church. May his words describe every congregation.
“It’s more about reaching the unchurched and lost,” he said. “We don’t care what you drive, how you dress, where you work, if your hair is a different color or how many tattoos you have. All we care about is where your heart is and where you’re going to spend eternity.”