Bismarck man begins Bible study for men



BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – Bikers and Bibles.

The two may not seem to go together, but one man from Bismarck is working to change the stereotype that so many people have about motorcycles and the people who ride them.

Jerry McFarlen says most bikers are good. He started a weekly Bible study specially designed for bikers.

Jerry McFarlen loves God and he loves motorcycles.

“Yes, absolutely,” McFarlen said.

Now he has found a way to combine the two. He started a weekly biker Bible study. It’s an idea he’s been praying for for four years.

“About four years ago God asked me to do a Bible study for motorcyclists. I’m not much of a speaker, so I fought so for a while, ”he said.

Six weeks ago he decided to get into the faith and started this weekly Bible study. The group meets every Thursday evening in McFarlen’s basement and online.

“There are people from a radius of about 10 states looking at it,” McFarlen said.

Joshua Thompson is one of them. He joins Bible study every week from Williston.

“I don’t fit into most churches,” Thompson said. “You present yourself in leather, you are despised.”

But here he feels welcome. This weekly study has become a place he goes to grow in his faith.

“It gives us the opportunity and the tools we need to grow as men of God and to share that and not be ashamed of it,” said Thompson.

“A lot of us believe in God and we try to go out there and serve the people around us,” McFarlen added.

Some would say this is an unexpected ministry, but for these bikers, it is simply a blessing.

McFarlen says his Bible study is open to all men, not just bikers. To learn more, message Jerry McFarlen on Facebook.

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