Friday, September 27, 2013

Chapter Brother Organizes First Conference for Unique "2-Wheelers" Ministries

Brother  Don Norwood (center, wearing vest)) and Anointed Horsemen
When you draw attention from The Washington Post, you've truly done something of note. Gamma Pi's Brother Don Norwood (Spring 2011) was the subject of a lengthy feature in the legendary newspaper recently after organizing a successful conference of bikers for God. What kind of bikers are we talking about? Bikers as in the motorized kind -- motorcyclists. The ones with the loud engines and long tailpipes and big spoke wheels. That is not normally a culture associated with church ministry. But as a member of the Anointed Horsemen of Ebenezer AME Zion Church (pastored by Brother Rev. Grainger Browning), Brother Norwood and his churchgoing riding partners see their motorcycles as just another "vehicle" for spreading The Word.

As a co-founder of Anointed Horsemen, Brother Norwood helped bring the first-ever conference to life. It attracted Christian riding groups from throughout the state to Ebenezer AME in Fort Washington, Md. The Anointed Horsemen participated in Gamma Pi's Que Kidz Day program for underprivileged children in 2012 by sponsoring a bike safety seminar for the youth during one of the monthly Que Kidz Dayz sessions.

Brothers Clint Green and Terry Rogers with their bikes
Norwood is among a number of Gamma Pi Brothers who ride for the thrill of it. Among Gamma Pi men often seen "on twos" are Eric Konohia, Clinton Green, Terry Rogers, Gregory Gaines, Lucious Toney, Woodrow Grant and the Rev. Rodney Barnes, who is also a Montgomery County police officer and pastor. Bro. Rev. Barnes, who co-pastors Gethsemane AME Church in Landover along with his wife,  Kimberly, participated in the ministerial conference. Of course, all the participants came from around the region "on twos'" as the bikers like to say about their mode of transportation.

Click here to see The Washington Post story about Brother Norwood and the Anointed Horsemen.

Click here to see the blog post about the Bike Safety Event with Que Kidz Dayz.