Gary Burd, National Director
Gary Burd is driven by a commitment to reach “the least of these” (Matthew 25). Born to IPHC parents and ministers, Gary himself became minister at age 16. One day, God shattered his heart for the overlooked and oppressed in his community. He answered the call to Be a Light, Not a Mouth (BALNAM). For more than 25 years, Gary and the congregation at Christian Heritage Church in Amarillo, TX have led the charge for churches to get outside their four walls and serve their communities.
Gary and his wife, Carolyn, began serving at Christian Heritage Church in 1973. He was named Senior Pastor in 1986. In addition to pastoring, Gary served as Conference Bishop of the Great Plains Conference for over 20 years.
Today, Gary and Carolyn are full-time M25 leaders and IPHC missionaries to the U.S. They have logged over 560,000 miles on a motorcycle since 1999, flying their Christian “Colors” to open doors of service. Wherever they go, they endeavor to fulfill bringing God glory through their “good deeds” (Mt 5:16) by fulfilling the Great Commission of “Go Ye”!
Rev. Mark Richardson and his wife, Ellen, pastor Journey Church in Siler City, N.C. Mark has been in ministry for over 10 years. Prior to pastoring, he owned and managed his own automotive repair business. From neckties to leathers and riding motorcycles, the focus of his ministry is to connect with people “wherever they are.” As pastor, his vision for the church is to be the place everyone can come to find hope and healing in every way. His ministry focus is Hard Core M/M and Run for the Wall. Mark and Ellen have one son and one grandson.
Danny Stewart grew up in the IPHC with roots inWestern Oklahoma. He currently serves as the Great Plains Conference Men’s Ministry Director and has served as a servant and mentor with Christian Heritage Church all of his adult life. He focuses his ministry on Knights Training, Hard Core M/M and Run for the Wall. Danny lives in Amarillo with wife Glenda. He retired from the Pantex Plant in 2012 after 37 ½ years as a safety engineer, facility manager, warehouse supervisor and is a U.S Naval Reserve retiree after 24 years as a First Class Petty Officer. He has one daughter and her family living in Amarillo and enjoy endless hours with the two grandsons
Angel C. Alba
Angel grew up in the pentecostal / charismatic church movement and became part of the IPHC when he was in high school. In 2009, after years of running from his calling, Angel attended Biker Sunday in Amarillo, TX. Seeing a church get outside the four walls and impact their community led him back to the Lord, where he sold out to his calling. Since that time, he dedicated his life to serving “the least of these,” with a focus on the 1% biker community and discipling men. Angel and his wife, Mégan, live in South Carolina and have two sons.
Conference Point Men
Point Men help to oversee Mission:M25 in their IPHC conference. If you’d like to get involved in M25 in your area, contact the Point Man closest to you.
|State||Conference||Point Man||Contact Info|
|California||Golden West||Bill Woodsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Colorado||Rocky Mountain||Ron Whiteemail@example.com|
|North Carolina||Cornerstone||Mark Richardsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|North Carolina||Gary Whaleyemail@example.com|
|New Horizons||Greg Aeryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|South Carolina||South Carolina||Angel Albaemail@example.com|
|Upper South Carolina||Gail Glick|
|Texas||Great Plains||Danny Stewartfirstname.lastname@example.org|