Fundraising efforts continue for local pastors

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Fundraising efforts continue for a local team of pastors affectionately known as the “Motorcycle Pastors”, Jerry and Tina Kennedy.

Saturday, July 16 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm family and friends of Pastors Jerry & Tina Kennedy will host a Chicken & Down Home Sausage cookout in the parking lot of Central Christian Church, 2010 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The Kennedy’s are both recovering from injuries sustained when an alleged drunk driver pulled out in front of their motorcycle on Memorial Day Weekend. Both Jerry and Tina were critically injured, but have been moved from Level I Trauma Care at University Health to inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care.

Jerry & Tina Kennedy are Pastors of the Radiant Thunder Motorcycle Ministry in Shreveport. They also Pastor Omertà Biker Church the first Sunday of each month the inside Life Tabernacle church on Meriwether Road. They’ve have dedicated their lives to ministering to the spiritual needs of men & women who ride motorcycles ~ from Bandidos to Ghosts & everyone in between ~ these Pastors have led the life Christ intended for all of us ~ Love God, love each other.

Both are doing better with Jerry even holding short video sermons from his hospital room and broadcast on social media.

“I’ve known Jerry and Tina for many years,” said Tony Nations, Pastor of Central Christian Church and a member of the pastoral staff at University Health in Shreveport. “Not only are they committed Christians, but they especially care about those bikers, and even more so, bikers who need the Lord in their lives,” he said.

“The response to the fundraisers has been amazing,” says Debra Kelly, co-organizer of many of the current and past fundraising events. “To be able to do something good for someone else is the way Christ meant for us to live our lives. ‘Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another’ – John 13:34-35. It’s right there in the Bible. That’s the mission of our message,” she said.

Volunteers, including the Brother’s Keeper Motorcycle Club, will have grilled chicken & Down Home sausage plates complete with baked beans & bread for $10. There will also be several items raffled that day including a Glock (raffled by the Brother’s Keeper Motorcycle Club), a Yeti cooler, gift cards to various restaurants including Crawdaddy’s & Smitty’s Pizza, two customized Yeti cups, plus tickets to the Independence Bowl kickoff luncheon featuring guest speaker Herschel Walker & many, many more!

Best part ~ 100% of the proceeds will go to the #TeamKennedy Rehabilitation Fund!! Come on out for some good grilled chicken & sausage, prizes, fellowship ~ all for a great cause!

The same evening Faith Farms Arena in Elm Grove will host a concert by Landry and Company, fish plate dinner and will also have prizes.

Saturday, July 23 Radiant Life Church at 12022 Mansfield Road in Keithville will host a Benefit Ride for The Kennedys. Sign-up starts at 9 am, kickstands up at 10 with lunch and live music at 11. The cost is $20 singles, $25 per couple with raffles and prizes as well.

For more information on any of the events, contact Debra Kelly by email at debra.kellylnc@yahoo.com or 318-458- 4569.