Motorcycle group brings outreach ministry to Titusville


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A member of the Salvation Saloon ministry, based in Palm Harbor, gets ready to roar into Titusville for an “invasion” of help and love.

SENIOR LIFE Courtesy of Salvation Saloon

 

Riding motorcycles and driving cars, members of the Salvation Saloon ministry recently roared into the Park Avenue Baptist Church Retreat Center in Titusville.

They hail from Palm Harbor, where the ministry, which is an outreach to bikers, is based in a one-time bar. There, they can kick back and be comfortable.

The pastor, Paul White, rides a Harley or a 2014 Indian.

“The Salvation Saloon is not just a church. It’s an experience,” the organization’s website states. “We’re Sunday morning’s greatest happy hour.”

The group brings that happiness to other communities by investing their labor, prayers and love. They recently brought these blessings to Titusville.

Called the Bronson Project, the annual effort is based on an old television series, “Then Came Bronson,” which aired on NBC in 1969 and 1970.

“It featured a biker traveling from town to town, helping people,” said the pastor’s wife, Suzanne White, who is the Bronson Project manager.

“We go where the spirit leads to help those in need,” she said. “This may involve going to a gas station and watching for people who need help paying. We encourage people through prayer, paying for groceries or performing physical labor.”

These things and more were done in Titusville. The group’s efforts included helping with a crisis hot line and assisting Hope For North Brevard prepare for its Lights of Hope outdoor Christmas Lights Festival.

Up to $10,000 was invested in Titusville during the outreach and the city is richer in many ways.

An example is the Hope for North Brevard’s Lights of Hope Christmas Lights Festival. It will open from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Lights of Hope Park at 416 Pine Street in Titusville.

The festival will continue Dec. 10, 15, 17, 21, 22 and 24. Admission is $6. Children 3 and younger are not charged.

“Snow Day” festivities will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 16 and 23. Admission is $10 for everyone 4 and older. 

For information, go to hopenb.org/events/lights-of-hope. For information about the Salvation Saloon, go to salvationsaloon.com/