We are one of the many churches that partner with the Dakota Baptist Convention (DBC) to share the Gospel with thousands of people each year at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—the largest single bike rally in the worl—held in the small town of Sturgis, SD. Since 1938, bikers from all over the world ride out to Sturgis for some good ol' racing and biker networking. In 2006, the DBC launched the sturgisbikegiveaway.com Evangelism Ministry—a ministry that purchases a Harley Davidson Motorcycle to give away at the end of the rally each year. Our people then travel to Sturgis in August to share a three minute story about how Jesus changed their life--all the bikers have to do is listen and then they're registered for the bike giveaway.
During the Sturgis Bike Giveaway Ministry, Christians from across the United States and Canada gathered together to share the gospel at the Sturgis Bike Giveaway Storefront. FB Maryville sent a team of seven men to serve at the event during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. During the week, the team served the 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm shift. We shared the gospel 599 times and 75 folks made first time commitments. Overall during the week, the gospel was presented 2,932 times with 296 making first time commitments to the Lord. The Lord blest us with good weather and His protection during the entire trip. I am so thankful for the support of FB Maryville. Lives have been forever changed by God’s grace and the support of the church.