Fast Lane Past
The segment of CMA known as Fast Lane is changing. When Fast Lane was started the focus was intended to be a ministry to sport bikes and the people who ride them. Although it was a part of CMA, it was developed somewhat outside the conventional structure. Fast Lane was started with sport bikers in mind but over time other segments of the motorcycling community that didn't really fit the 'norm' for CMA were incorporated into the Fast Lane structure and Fast Lane became the banner under which our ministry to sport bikers, ATV riders, dual-sport riders, and off-road riders operated. Our ministry to motocross riders is a joint effort between CMA Youth Movement and Fast Lane.
Fast Lane Present
There are Reps in almost every state working within the Fast Lane areas of ministry. We have chapters whose primary focus is sport bikes, off-road, and/or quads.
On January 1, 2012 John Ogden Jr. assumed the position of National Evangelist overseeing the South Central Region. This move has been in the works for several years and as John and I worked towards the transition we spent a lot of time on the future of Fast Lane. We submitted our plan to care for and grow the ministry efforts covered under the Fast Lane umbrella to the Board of Directors.
Fast Lane Future
Obviously this leadership transition raises questions about the future of Fast Lane. CMA is fully committed to the chapters, members, and ministry efforts of those who consider themselves a part of CMA's Fast Lane. Yes there are some changes taking place, but those changes are intended to enhance the ability of our members in all areas to reach out and touch lives.
One significant change is we are unifying all segments of CMA under the existing structure of the ministry; meaning simply that all leadership is expected to support all facets of CMA. Your region's National Evangelist and your State Leadership will oversee and support all CMA ministries within their appropriate areas.
Additionally as a part of our continued plan to grow Fast Lane:
CMA's Fast Lane is changing but it is not going away, nor is it going to receive less attention. Fast Lane has grown to the place where it should no longer be looked at or considered a separate part of CMA's ministry. John Ogden Jr. and his team have accomplished what they set out to do; they have built a team of people across the country whose interest and focus is different from the primary interest and focus of the membership 10 years ago. Now it is up to all of us to accept and incorporate that ministry into the main structure of CMA. As we move in this direction we become even more prepared to fulfill the original vision of CMA by changing the world, one heart at a time, no matter what or where they ride.
Article written for July 2012 HeartBeat.
Kerry Gibson - VP of Ministry Development
Kerry and his wife Debbie have been a part of CMA since 1995. Kerry started riding at the age of 11. He grew up trail riding and Motocross Racing. Kerry accepted Christ at a young age but it wasn't until 1984, at the age of 30 that he fully committed his life to Christ. Kerry found CMA at an International Motorcycle Show in 1995 and has been actively involved since. It’s all about Jesus!
Tim Weddle accepted Christ at the age of six when his mother led him in the sinner's prayer. He has been riding motorcycles since the middle 1960’s. Tim and his wife, Jane, joined CMA in 1989 in Omaha, Nebraska and joined the CMA National Staff in 1993.Tim currently rides a 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14, 2001 GSX-R600, and a 1969 Norton.
Jerod McPherson - VP of Evangelistic Outreach
Jerod and Jennifer McPherson serve as CMA Youth Evangelists and lead the CMA Youth Movement. The McPherson’s live on Iron Mountain with their four children, Ezekiel, Job, Abigail and Zoe. They have a passion for family, young people and children and have a vision to touch the hearts of this generation of young people through love. Jerod brings a creative edge to the Fast Lane Team.
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