Northeast Texas Bikers Church of Paris Holds Open House
The Northeast Texas Bikers Church of Paris held their Open House on Saturday, March 24th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. When we arrived, some members were off on a bike ride. There was plenty of food and drinks, as well as information about the church. It was a warm, welcoming atmosphere to step into. The Northeast Texas Bikers Church of Paris was started because some of the members felt there was a place for their ministry. The Northeast Texas Bikers Church started first in Mount Pleasant; Ronnie Melton, Gary Gentry, and Fred Erben are among the few that helped to get this church started.
On December 12th of last year, the first service of the Northeast Texas Bikers Church of Paris was held at the Fairgrounds. In February, the location of the church changed to the old Grand Dad’s BBQ building. Every week, the NETX Bikers Church of Paris meets on Tuesday nights. They eat a potluck of foods at 6 p.m. and a live band goes on at 7, to kick off the worship part of the service. The Bikers Church of Paris is nondenominational; they are not in competition with any of the local churches. As Switch, Ronnie Ross, the pastor put it, “we want to fire that love back up. If we can help them love the Gospel, love the Scriptures, love the church again…”
The congregation of the Bikers Church of Paris is made up a variety of people. There are doctors, truck drivers, retirees, kids, teens…There is a little kids area, an area for bigger kids, and a room for teenagers. The teens meet twice a week, on Sunday nights and Tuesday nights. It is a very relaxed and inviting group of people that gather every week to worship. If you would like to learn more about the Northeast Texas Bikers Church of Paris, stop in on a Tuesday night at 3900 Southeast Loop here in Paris or go to the NETX Bikers Church website
Photos by David Claxton