Alabama - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - Biker Church was formed by members of the Birmingham Chapter of Bikers for Christ.
In December of 2012 their prayers were answered when the owners of a restaurant they frequented in Vandiver, Al called Courtyard 25 approached them about using a vacant building to hold church service.
It just so happens, the day they were asked was the same day they planned to talk to the owners themselves about the possibility.
It started as just a 4 member congregation; on May 20th about 30 bikers were in attendance for the Sunday service.
"Everyone here is spirit led, we rely totally on the holy spirit to bring our messages and also to bring our congregation to us," says Pastor Alan Rusmisel.
As members of the Christian motorcycle club Bikers for Christ, Alan Rusmisel and a few friends wanted to create a place for bikers to worship.
"Bikers come up against stereotypes when they go to main-steam churches and that's a very unfortunate thing but it exists," he says.
Chapter Elder, Rex Parvin says the tough exterior of bikers stands out when they enter traditional churches.
"We live life sometimes hard and to go into a church you know we feel like there are people that look at us and condemn us, judge us," says Parvin.
Every Sunday at 10 a.m. bikers looking to take a nice ride and hear the word of God put on their Sunday leather vest and meet up at Courtyard 25 just off Highway 25.
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