We weren't born God's gift to the world, but we're darn well called to be!

"How will we ever grow if James keeps running men off?" A guy now long gone, asked Retrow six years ago, when there were only three of us. And it hasn't changed today. He had it wrong though. I don't run men off, I'm just UNCOMPROMISING in who I allow to run in my circle. And the leaders I've raised up are also uncompromising. And you're here today because you see how deep the men are that we've...

June 05, 2016 — James Johnson

"I had never fasted before... "

"I had never fasted before...."
Thats how a lot of amazing stories I hear from people start. I teach on fasting a lot, because of how powerful it's been in my life. In fact I can't think of any other biblical way to crucify the flesh than fasting. Quite literally.
So what is the biblical definition of fasting? Skipping food we enjoy out of respect for God. This includes the total fast eating and...

June 02, 2016 — James Johnson

Picture Posting Guidelines!

I'm going to give guidelines for how supporters and up can post pictures of themselves with a full-patch. 

First of all it is a core belief that it's important for us to be able to share cool looking pictures on social media to gain followers, and advertise our presence to potential members. Therefore it's intrinsically important that cool looking pictures of us riding in a pack, or various people...
May 24, 2016 — James Johnson

Your Lady is Important to the Mission Too

This is a story about the sisters in the motorcycle clubs. Once upon a time I was an young single Enforcer who may or may not have been at war with another motorcycle club. I knew the Warlord who was my counterpart in that club, and his ol' lady. When the war was over we became great friends. One day he and I were shooting pool in my clubhouse when I realized that the dandruff I was scratching out...

May 10, 2016 — James Johnson

They Keep Watch Over Your Soul

Hebrews 13:17; Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account.  Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

Men, obeying our leaders and submitting to them, is a difficult text to speak on because of our culture and direction most of us have come from. Our culture is anti-authoritarian and...

May 05, 2016 — James Johnson

God's Club

During a question and answer session this weekend a prospect with previous motorcycle club experience asked me "James, is this your club, or our club?"
The question made me chuckle because I understand it so well. It may well be that he's been burned by the actions of the leaders of a previous club.

But the answer is simple. This is God's club. I can't take any of the credit for the dramatic and...

April 25, 2016 — James Johnson

An Ecumenical Club

The foundation of this club is that we are an ecumenical organization. That means we accept people from all denominations of the Christian faith, Baptist, Catholic, Pentecostal, Lutheran, Word of Faith, doesn't matter. The second Foundation is Unity, we do not have divisions and arguments on our internal web pages. End of story. That means if somebody else is a Catholic and you think Catholicism...

April 20, 2016 — James Johnson

When National Comes Rolling In

When National comes rolling into your charter, its important to put your big boy pants on. We arrive with 48 hours to teach you the Disciple Way. That means in a very short time, literally everything you may have thought about Disciple might be critiqued, and you might be asked to change: from how you ride in the pack (never ever pass the front left bike), to how you introduce yourself, to how you...

April 18, 2016 — James Johnson


I've been cussing too much the last few months. Some happenings have caused me to take my focus off of heaven, and put it on earth. And if there's ever anything that'll make you cuss, it's the things that happen on Earth.

So I'm working to fix that, but I can't do it alone. I need God, and I need you.

First and foremost I have to focus my attention on the things that are happening in heaven, focus...

April 13, 2016 — James Johnson


Let's talk about it.  Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club is useless if you are all sunshine and God bless you's around your bros when your soul is rotting.
My goal is to be totally legit here. When I'm on, you'll know it, and be in awe of my walk. When I'm depressed, struggling with my sobriety or any other constant struggle for me, you'll know that too, and be shocked. I consider it...

April 05, 2016 — James Johnson

The Salvation Prayer

And the lion shall lay with the Lamb.

The other day I got to say the salvation prayer with 4 year old baby James. The night before, he had told Mommy that he was afraid of what happens after you die. So she had a conversation with him about heaven and Hades. She pulled out her phone and Google pictures to show him. He was struck by how the hungry animals were not eating the children who were...

March 30, 2016 — James Johnson

God Can Really Give a Spanking

1 Corinthians 11:31But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 32But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.…

My critics first response, when I am administering discipline, is who disciplines me? The obvious answer is myself. I am my own biggest critic, constantly seeking improvement and deeper spiritual depth. The...

March 30, 2016 — James Johnson