Green Forest to host Christian bike rally

Saturday, June 2, 2012

GREEN FOREST -- Soul Purpose Ministries in Green Forest is sponsoring a Christian motorcycle rally and revival event called the All For Him Rally and Revival in Green Forest on Fiday through Sunday, June 8 - 10.

The event kicks off on Friday night with a youth night filled with music that starts at 4 p.m.

On Saturday there will be a Poker Run. The first bikes go out at 9 a.m. and the last depart at 11. There is a $5 entry fee, and extra cards are $1. The 70-mile ride begins at the rodeo arena and ends back at the event grounds in time for the big bike show.

There will also be a Saturday performance by T.H.U.G.Z. a minibike stunt team from Harrison.

The event also includes a Battle of the Barbecue contest, which is open to the public. Restaurants and individuals are encouraged to sign-up for only a $10 to $25 entry fee.

For details and sign-up contact John Coates at 870-438-4964. Entry Deadline is 8 a.m., Saturday morning, June 9.

There will also be concessions, vendors, and live music.

Some of the acts performing at the event will be:

* Overcoming Affliction who recently played Young Christians Weekend at Silver Dollar City;

* Saltbox, who plays hard Christian rock from Nixa, Mo.;

* Caleb's Crossing;

* Recycled, a Christian band from Rogers;

* Almost Taken, a Christian rock band that frequently performs at motorcycle rallies and other public events;

* Social Collision, an alternative rock band out of Eureka Springs that is out to spread the Gospel;

* Criterion, specializing in worship music that glorifies God "without being too preachy";

* Fan the Flame, who says they "know how it feels to be on fire for God, but they have also felt the fire go out. Their goal is to keep the fire for God in their hearts like a bonfire."

There will be other live and local talent, as well as prayer tents that will be up so participants can hear from inspiring speakers for most of the event.

The purpose of the event to introduce the community to the sponsoring church as well as spread the love of the Lord Jesus Christ, organizers said.

All the proceeds from this event will be used to start a faith based women's recovery house the church is calling the Jeremiah Project based on the scripture Jeremiah 29:11:

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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