PIKES PEAK BIKERS CHURCH was formed in Colorado Springs in 2007.
The original vision for Pikes Peak Bikers Church was to provide a place for Christian Bikers to gather once per month to share their love for Jesus and to get to know each other.
Pastor Jayme Simpson saw in Motorcycle Ministry what we see in Churches everywhere, “separation”.
As a member of a motorcycle ministry Jayme would see at motorcycle events groups of clubs, ministries, and organizations not gathered together, but gathered separately. It seemed a lot like the denominational churches all gathered in their own buildings, separate from each other.
Jayme asked God, Is this the body? Are we all doing our own thing, unaware of each other and not praying with and for each other? Do we know how to encourage and support one another if we are all behaving like an island?
God laid it on Jayme’s heart to begin this ministry and attempt to gather the clubs, organizations and ministries together once per month on the second Saturday each month. Jayme rallied a team of people from different organizations to help and each time we met, we would have music, food, fellowship and someone would give testimony. One of the greatest hopes of the Church at the time was that if someone were ministering to a biker that was not ready to enter a traditional church, we would bring them here. To experience God in a radical way that only bikers would understand. This was the model of Bikers Church for several years.
We moved in 2011 and partnered with a homeless ministry for a while. The homeless ministry served the community while Pikes Peak Bikers Church provided church services for them on Friday and Saturday nights. At this point it was obvious that God wanted more from us and He was building something new. We began to be a preaching church more than a testimony church. Pastor Jayme accepted the call to ordination and to weekly preaching. The church grew and the body began to form. There were many that came because of the connection to the homeless ministry, and bikers came as well, but we lost some of our core vision and some of our original body because of the connection to the homeless ministry. Some bikers simply are not called to this mission field. After 2 years of connection to the other ministry God called us out of that location.
We moved into a building with a host church “Restoring Hope Church” in October of 2013. We were fortunate to find a host church that would partner with us in such a way as to allow us complete autonomy to our individual mission: To reach bikers and any and all broken and lost people. The really cool thing was that Restoring Hope Church had very similar core values and a drive to reach the un-churched and broken. We moved in and immediately felt like we were at home. We set roots in that location, our 4th location.
When we made this move, we regained those who were not interested in homeless ministry. We still minister to the homeless community, please do not get us wrong. We love all God’s people. Yet, we are a biker’s church! We love seeing the parking lot full of motorcycles! I have blessed many a ‘pedal bike’ in the parking lot though, because we do not differentiate who needs to be blessed in and through us in the name of JESUS!
We know that God desires for Pikes Peak Bikers Church to survive and thrive and we are excited every day to watch HIM move us in new ways.
February 2018 He moved us one more time to our current location. 1318 N Circle Drive Mt. Calvary Church. This church has 4 churches that meet in their property. What a great outreach, helping small churches survive by sharing the expenses of a large building. We love this new space! We had our Blessing of the Bikes event in May in the beautiful Fellowship Hall in the basement. We have fellowship hour in the Fireside Room across from the sanctuary every Saturday from 5:30-6:30pm. We even have a nursery upstairs for the kiddos. The sanctuary itself is equally fantastic, more than adequate seating and a vaulted ceiling which creates a beautiful sound during worship.
Once again we find ourselves growing, not only in numbers but also in Spirit!
One thing I personally love these days at Bikers Church is that we are ministering to so many NON-Bikers. People always ask me if you have to be a biker to come.
The answer is a very loud NO!!
If you know the basic standards of the Biker Code, you know that we value people. We value individuality. We value fun. We value loyalty. We value honor. We value each other.
We welcome people that are like-minded and are seeking like-minded people themselves.
We have been through many changes over the years, but GOD is steadfast and HIS desire for us is that we remain steadfast in HIM and continue to worship Him in a radical way so that we meet people right where they are!
So we continue to press forward knowing the main thing is the main thing is the main thing. JESUS!