Wrestling and worship are coming together in downtown Raleigh.
Freedom Biker Church of Clayton hosts a worship service every year at the Ray Price Capital City Bikefest and Motorsports Expo. The service is the church’s largest evangelistic community outreach, and this year it will have a unique twist as it showcases the Gospel and grappling.
The worship service, which will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, will feature four wrestling matches with testimonies and a sermonette mixed in. The main event is a tag-team match with Jimmy Valiant and Rocky Morton taking on George South Sr. and Jr.
Freedom Biker Church is partnering with the North Carolina Wrestling Association to bring those wrestlers, along with Ivan Koloff, Shane Douglas, The Barbarian and The Sandman. All of the wrestlers are professed Christians and will appear at a meet-and-greet at the end of the service.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Freedom as it gets to set up center stage and share its simple message of real freedom,” said Mike Beasley, pastor of Freedom Biker Church.
The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest and Motorsports Expo will be at the Raleigh Convention Center from Sept. 23-25.
Koloff, one of the wrestlers, will meet fans at the church’s expo booth Saturday.
Freedom Biker Church is a congregation that is bound together by a love of motorcycles and a strong faith in Jesus Christ. For more information, go to freedombikerchurch.com.
For more than 30 years, Ray Price Harley-Davidson has served as the center of motorcycle culture in Raleigh, N.C., and among the Southeast’s top motorcycle dealerships. Home to Hall-of-Fame racing legend Ray Price, dealership staff have centuries of combined Harley riding experience to provide award-winning customer service and education programs for beginners-to-expert riders. Ray Price was again named a 2014 Dealernews Top 100 business, as well as a Powersports Business Power 50 Dealer. The team actively supports area charities through a wide range of philanthropy projects. Ray Price Racing won the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Top Fuel Harley Championship in 2014 and 2015.