When you think about a gathering of bikers, you probably don't envision a church as the backdrop.
But, that's exactly what happened Sunday at the East Gate Church of the Nazarene in Roanoke. It was all part of “Biker Sunday”, an event for bikers to congregate and praise the Lord at the same time. Bikers took part in a parade and ended up at the church where they took part in a worship service.
Pastor Jim Asberry wants to send a message to people who may have prejudge bikers because of stereotypes. "That we care, we're good people , we're not, you know, sometimes again we are stereotyped you know, bikers, you think about motorcycle gangs and this kind of thing but you know what we're just people out having a good time and enjoying life," he said.
Shannon Harris took part in the event and says the event serves a very important purpose. “Biker Sunday is important to us so we can tell people about Jesus Christ and how much we love Christ and we love bikers and we care about bikers and their safety," he said.
The event included quite a surprise. Pastor Jim Asberry took a ride down the center aisle on his Harley Road King Classic, creating memories that are sure to last.