The Chariot of Fire Motorcycle trike
Executive Director Lynn Everett McBride, and his wife Karen, own and drive a motorcycle trike they built in 1984. It is a great tool for evangelism when they go to Bill Glass events at various prisons.
In late December, 1983, Lynn purchased a one- year old 1982 Ford Mustang that had been totaled on the Kansas Turnpike..
For the next two months, Lynn worked eight hours a day six days a week, re-designing the body structure.
Mechanically, the Chariot of Fire is still a 1982 Mustang, with the Ford four cylinder 2300 engine up front. The undercarriage and front end have a new steel frame. It has a stock Harley Davidson wide-glide front end, steered by extended control arms and Harley handlebars.
In March 1984, the vehicle was driven to the body shop to get its new skin. One month later, it was out on the road, a total of three months construction.
From 1984 to 1989, the McBrides drove the Chariot throughout the country, as full-time evangelists with the Christian Motorcyclists Association. From 1989 to 1991, the trike was on display at the National Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame in Sturgis, South Dakota. Today, Lynn is the executive director of Central Kansas Prison Ministry.
The name Chariot of Fire is derived from the Old Testament Bible story in 2 Kings 6:15-17, when Elisha the prophet said to his servant, Don't be afraid, those who are with us (God's angels) are more than those who are with them (the enemy coming to destroy). Another passage in the Bible says, If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come!
The Chariot is the representation of junk recreated. In just the same way, God can recreate human lives that have been destroyed.
I hope as you see the Chariot of Fire you will become aware of the ultimate creator - Jesus - who is ready to recreate any person's life and fill that person with His power. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Lynn at the El Dorado Facility during the Bill Glass Event in 2004. He is driving a motorcycle trike known as the Chariot of Fire. The trike was built in 1984 while Lynn was with the Christian Motorcyclists Association.
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