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New guy in Louisville

PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:57 pm
by MrJoel
Hey all,
My name is Joel. I have been riding motorcycles for 18 of my 40 years of existance and am considered a born again biker in both senses of the phrase. Last year I got back into riding after an 8 year break (too busy and God moved my passions from bikes to Him). I had reached a small level of fame in the custom bike world with my custom mini chopper business back in the early 2000's but was a hopeless mess who was focused strictly on myself, having never really known God. That changed quickly when my CFO embezzled a quarter million from the business and forced me into selling the business and sending me into a very dark place in my life. I reluctantly went to a couples get together at my wife's suggestion/insistence, when a man started asking me about my bike and talking about a cb750 he was building as a rat bike...come to find out he was an assistant pastor who was a real guy. after some amazing discipling, I accepted Christ. A couple years later I gave up my last bike (FJ1100) and my home in michigan and moved to Tenessee for 7 years then after much arguing with God until He changed my heart again... I moved to Louisville to attend Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a call to preach. I'm not your average seminary student, that's for sure, and one of just a few guys that ride here on campus. I am also the first guy to build a motorcycle on the porch of a seminary apartment, they didn't take to well to it but it is inspiring quite a few guys who have never thought of turning a wrench. I have been married for 20 years and we adopted two little guys with Down Syndrome from Ukraine 4 years ago. Life is very busy and I've been blessed to have a working bike while the project bike is still awaiting the final touches and time to complete them.

I have also started motovlogging on my YouTube Channel and am trying to break through and use that as an evangelistic tool... I am a fun loving guy who is pretty funny and outside the box on what I vlog about. I only have a 6 mile commute to work so the scenery is kind of boring but I have fun at it anyway! I've been vloggin for just a few weeks and am still getting the kinks out of the equipment and topics and whatnot. All said and done, I hope to encourage, make people laugh, and lead them to Christ. Check out the vlog and throw down some suggestions and comments.
Latest vlog

Chanel link ... yDNq8IAI'm glad to find some like minded people to hang with online, and hopefully in person some day.


Re: New guy in Louisville

PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:50 pm
by udoggie
Welcome from Oregon!


Re: New guy in Louisville

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:31 am
by Chilimac
Welcome to the forum from west Arkansas.

Re: New guy in Louisville

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:41 pm
by Sparkey
Welcome from Oklahoma!

Re: New guy in Louisville

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:41 am
by Don-F
Welcome and greetings from Winton,Ca

It is nice to see how the Lord has worked in your life!



Re: New guy in Louisville

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:36 am
Hey Joel!

A big warm and local welcome from just down the road in E'town.

I apologize for not being on the forum often enough to see your post earlier.

We need to get together soon.

God Bless!

Re: New guy in Louisville

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 5:52 pm
by meanstreak
Welcome to the forum from Glasgow