NEWTONIA — The Newtonia Baptist Church had some special guests on Sunday, Aug. 13.

NEWTONIA — The Newtonia Baptist Church had some special guests on Sunday, Aug. 13.
A total of eight chapters of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) attended the worship service, but also spoke about what each of their chapters does, had a guest speaker - CMA state coordinator Brad Barton - and also were served a picnic lunch by the congregation. Between the CMA riders and the congregation, more than 110 people attended the service.
"We use our motorcycles as tools to witness to people," said Chet Smith, with CMA. "We go to rallies, we go to churches like this, we go anywhere they will put up with us. We like to tell people about Jesus."
According to the CMA's website (www.cmausaorg), "CMA partners with three other ministries (Jesus Film Project, Missionary Ventures, and Open Doors) to spread the Gospel around the world. In 2016 CMA donated $898,333.71 to each one of the three ministries as a result of the Run for the Son fundraiser."

Doctrinal Statement:
The Christian Motorcyclists Association is interdenominational and evangelistic in nature. They believe in:
The Bible as the inspired and infallible Word of God.
One God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The virgin birth and deity of Christ, His explicit atoning death, bodily resurrection and ascension.
Salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ.
The sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit who enables a believer to live holy.
The second coming of Jesus Christ.
"We have members in 35 countries, not just in the United States, but in 35 countries and through the Run with the Son, we have affected all but four countries worldwide," Smith said. "That race is the first Saturday in May."