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Chiz and his son Chase playing a duet at a concert !!!!

Chiz and his son Chase playing a duet at a concert !!!! Chiz and his son Chase playing a duet at a concert !!!!

Chiz In Guatemala

Chiz In Guatemala Chiz In Guatemala

Chiz with his green trumpet and green lights on the bell of the horn.

Chiz with his green trumpet and green lights on the bell of the horn. Chiz with his green trumpet and green lights on the bell of the horn.

Chiz at youth rally.

Chiz at youth rally. Chiz at youth rally.

Chiz playing at concert

Chiz playing at concert Chiz playing at concert

Chiz plays at a church in Arizona !

Chiz plays at a church in Arizona ! Chiz plays at a church in Arizona !

What’s New, March 2, 2018

I have been in ministry for 36-37 years and have been playing my trumpets for over 40 years. My first “public” performance was when I was 7 years old. I played at my home church in Altoona, PA. A few weeks after that, I was invited to play at the Port Matilda United Methodist Church where Pastor Sabas was leading that congregation. Pastor Sabas later became part of our ministry advisory board and helped lead us into full time ministry. Through the years he has pastored at a few different churches and I have been blessed to be at all of them.

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to minister with him again in Tamaqua, PA. What a blessing, not only to this ministry, but to me personally to have served with him again. Many years have passed since that first concert, but in some ways, it seems like just yesterday. It was not only great seeing Pastor Sabas again, but it was an awesome time spent with his congregation.

Last weekend I was ministering in Tamaqua, Pa and this weekend I’m headed to Cathedral City, CA! God is so awesome to allow us to serve.

I am thankful for friends of this ministry like Pastor Sabas, and to all of you that check in, as well as those of you who support and pray for this ministry. Thank you so much !!!

Thank you for your time,

What’s New, February 1, 2018

A few nights ago was the State Of The Union address to let us know how we are doing as a country. So to stay relevant……..here is our “State Of The Ministry” !!

Things are ok !! We have been very busy in the office this past month scheduling concerts and filling up the calendar. We have one or two small holes to fill in 2018, but most of our bookings right now are for 2019 and 2020. We began a new method of getting people connected with a local church when they accept Christ at the concerts and in the last 4-5 months since it has been in place, we have seen a huge difference from where we were before and people are now getting connected to someone or a church in their area.
With over 1700 people receiving Christ at the concerts last year, we are not looking to “beat “ that amount this year, but looking for God to continue to use this ministry and bless us to be as of effective as we can.
Even though concerts are going well and we are scheduling concerts way ahead, we still find ourselves always tight with finances. God always provides, but we can always use a few new donors.
I’m very excited to be working on some new music and hope to have it ready and using it in concerts very soon.

As always, I ask that you pray for this ministry in everything we do, and be sure to check out our concert schedule for when we are close to you and come out and see us.

Thank you for your time,


What’s New, January 2, 2018

My update this month is simply a prayer.

I pray that God will give us the strength, endurance and the heart we need for this New Year be the best year this ministry has even seen. Not better by worldly ways, but better and more effective for the Kingdom of God.
Lord, give each of us more strength than we have ever had so we can do what you want us to. Help us to draw closer to you and only be here as servants of you. Let the words we speak, on stage and off, be more effective than ever before. Let the music we play reach more people than before.
Provide for this ministry what we need. Protect my family and allow us to see and feel your guidance in everything we do. Thank you for allowing us another year to serve. Thank you for what you have done to get us to this point right now, and thank you for what you will do in this New Year.

What’s New, December 13, 2017

What’s New, November 2, 2017

What’s New, October 3, 2017

Instead of doing my traditional “update” on the ministry, I thought I would just share a quick thought. After the recent tragedy in Vegas, I have found myself going through a lot of thoughts and emotions. First, I am not a person that likes to miss much, so I find myself wishing I could have been there to help out, or to be able to help to stop the carnage. I also feel a TON of anger. How could we as human beings come to this point?
I don’t get on social media that much, but have been fascinated by people’s commentary and thoughts on this tragedy. It seems like no matter what someone says, it is often met by someone else’s thoughts or criticism. Everyone wants to say something that matters; they want to say something that people will remember. Well, I guess I’m not any different because I want to say something that people will remember too. What I want to say is no different than what I have been saying for most of my life. It is a word and message that the victims need to hear, and it’s a message that the man who did this terrible thing needed to hear.
The message is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a message that is the same yesterday, today and forever. It is a message that could have kept this tragedy from happening. I may not have been able to be to in Vegas to help stop the massacre, and I wasn’t able to be there to help the victims, but I know what I have to do. I have to share the love and the Gospel of Jesus Christ more than I ever have. It is a message that is for EVERYONE.
If you don’t like what this world has become, if you don’t like to watch the news because it’s so depressing, if you are discussed with things going on around you and around the world, start to fix it by doing the best and most important thing you can – spread the Gospel. If that seems like a “small” thing to do, then you don’t know the power and the promises that are in a relationship with Christ. Be bold, be loving, and go share the Message of Jesus Christ with as many people as you can.
We may not be able to stop the “next thing” in this world, but we can make a difference in the people’s lives that we come in contact with. Imagine what we would be talking about today if someone would have shared the Gospel with the gun man before he committed this act. The Gospel has the power to change people’s lives.
I hope and pray that we will all have the opportunity to change this world buy sharing the Love of Christ.

Thank you for your time,


What’s New, September 1, 2017

It is here !!!!!

Our newest CD is now available on this website and on Itunes. We look forward to God using it in awesome ways !


What’s New, August 1, 2017

One more month and this new CD will be available.

Great big band arrangements of :
Victory In Jesus
Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus
Holy Holy Holy

A beautiful arrangement of Breath and a song that my son Chase and I finally get a opportunity to record together.
Be sure to check back September 1 to get your copy of Psalm 150 !

What’s New, July 2, 2017

Happy Fourth of July to all of you! We hope you all enjoy the time celebrating this AWESOME country God has blessed us with.

What’s New, June 1, 2017

When I write these monthly updates on how the ministry is doing, it is sometimes hard not to sound like a broken record when I say that God is using us, people are receiving Christ and things continue to move forward. But that’s what is happening !!!! I am sure that it would look good to have pictures of huge shows and talk about celebrities that I have played for or played with and some awesome places we have been or will be going to, but…….to me, those things aren’t the highlights of what we do.
I don’t get excited about how many people are sitting in the audiences we play for. I don’t get excited about certain people that come to our concerts and I don’t even get that excited about certain places we go. I get REALLY excited about God using this ministry and seeing hundreds and hundreds of people receiving Christ as their Savior every year. That’s what this ministry is here for.
I have said it many times before, but I really don’t even see myself as a trumpet player. I see myself as a messenger of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and my trumpets are just the tools that I use to spread that Gospel.
Please continue to pray that God will use this ministry for His Kingdom.
We will be hitting the studio next month for the new CD, so be sure to stay tuned for updates and announcements on things.
Thank you for your time,

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Chiz Rider Ministries
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State College, PA 16801

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