Sometimes you need to know who you have become, before you can become who you need to be - R. Duane Gryder

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Desert Highway Ministries are the ministries of
R. Duane & Janet Gryder
Serving as US Missionaries for the Assemblies of God
working with bikers and inmates in the good ol’ USA.


D-and-J-2007-CAs a boy, when our family traveled, I would daydream about riding a motorcycle down the highway in front of us. I would speed up, slow down, bank the curves, and occasionally imagine a dirt bike in the bar ditches. I bought a bike as soon as I could back in 1972, Then it was real! I wonder at times if God allowed me to have a ministry that included something I was so passionate about -OR- if He put the passion in there when I was still a young boy because He knew how He would use me later. Either way… This is an exciting ride and peoples lives are being changed.

Today, Duane serves as part of the National Leadership Team for HonorBound Motorcycle Ministry, which is the national motorcycle ministry of the Assemblies of God. He also serves on the Christian Unity Council for the National Coalition of Motorcyclists.

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Recent Blog Posts

September 29, 2014 |

Account of creation in a nutshell…

In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the...

September 20, 2014 |

Life Tuning

I was thinking about when I first learned to tune my guitar. I did not have a digital meter like we have today. I...

May 1, 2014 |

Support the Gryder’s ministry

As AG US Missionaries we depend on donations by individuals, churches, and businesses interested in unreached...

January 25, 2014 |

Christian Communion

The Lord’s Supper INTRODUCTION Official AG Statement: Holy Communion The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the...

January 17, 2014 |

The importance of Water Baptism

Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son...

January 13, 2014 |

God Said What???

I am by nature a one who loves to dig things out through study. Early in my life, I was taught things that were...

January 11, 2014 |

Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, and Pastor/Teachers

I keep hearing people talk about those who are apostles, prophets, evangelist, and pastors and teachers. I am an...

January 11, 2014 |

Cussing Cowboy

The rancher had picked up this cowboy pastor to go work a round up for him. As they rode in the pickup, the...

January 5, 2014 |


Understanding and communicating within the culture God sent you to reach. — RELATE SO YOU CAN COMMUNICATE...

January 4, 2014 |

Doctrine is Bad????

Doctrine (Latin: doctrina) is a code of beliefs or “a body of teachings” or...

January 4, 2014 |

Seeing Clearly

 I received a new pair of riding glasses a while back. It is always interesting when I get new lenses with a new...

January 4, 2014 |

What Ministry Are You Doing Outside Your Ministry?

 I have always believed that you should invest outside of your own personal ministry, even when I was a pastor,...

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