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What’s New, September 4, 2019

Where did the summer go? It honestly feels like we just put away our winter stuff and now we are just about to enter fall. There were so many things that we wanted to do this summer but just didn’t. We ran out of time and never got to them. That stinks. Oh well, there is always next summer.
Can you imagine what life would be like if we had enough time to do everything we needed to and to get everything done! Wow, that would be awesome. But the truth is, we don’t. I certainly don’t want to get to the end of my life and have some huge list of things I should have done. There will always be things on that list like bungee jumping, ski diving, getting a tattoo and swimming with stingrays, but what about the really important things. What about the most important thing of all……asking Jesus into your life. Why wait?
Some people will have a slow death that they can think about their whole life and others will die in an instant. You may never have the time to get to the things you wanted to in life and more importantly, you may never have the time to get your life together and give it to God.
Getting to the end of life and not having the time to give your life to Christ is A LOT different than getting to the end of summer and running out of time to do things. Make that life changing decision right now and ask Christ into your life. For more about a relationship with Christ, click on “true salvation is just a click and prayer away” on the upper right corner of this website.
Please keep this ministry in your prayers in the next month. We have a mid-west/western tour. 31 shows in 25 days, and over 7000 miles. There is a ton that can go wrong, but there is way more things that can go right when God is the one in control. Please pray for the trip and for my family as I leave them behind.

Thank you for your time and for checking in,


What’s New, July 2, 2019


I love this holiday! I am a very proud American and I truly love this country. My one regret that I have in life is that I did not serve in the military. I wish I could have, but God lead us into full time ministry and for a few health issues, there is no way they would have taken me anyways.
For this whole week you see more flags than any other time of year. You see people’s pride in this country and you see people celebrating our independence and freedom we have as a country. That is so cool.
Just as I wrote in my last “What’s New” in June, we as Christians have another freedom we get to celebrate. It is the freedom of sin. We can all have that freedom when we believe and receive Christ as our Lord and Savior.
This week we should all remember how awesome America is and how we are blessed to live in such a great country. The love we have for this country should never just come on a certain day of the year but be a pride we carry every day we live out our freedoms.
But WAY more importantly then thinking of this country, we should remember the freedom we have from sin because of what Christ did for us on the cross. America is beautiful and is the home of the free, but heaven will be so much better, better than anything we could possibly imagine. That is the promise we have in a relationship with Christ.
Enjoy and celebrate your freedoms you have in this country and celebrate and enjoy the freedoms you have in your relationship in Christ.
If you don’t have a relationship with Christ, click on “True Salvation is just a click and prayer away” on the upper right hand corner of this website and start a relationship with Him today.
Happy 4th. Thank you for your time and for checking in,

What’s New, June 5, 2019

What a great time of year. Even though it has been raining a lot, the flowers are still blooming and the weather is warmer. Fall is still my favorite time of year, but the summer is pretty nice.
Last week was Memorial Day and tomorrow is the remembrance of D-Day. I am blessed to be playing at a service tomorrow in Savanah Ga. and had the privilege to play some services on Memorial Day. I wish more people would take time during these two memorial days and pay their respects for the freedoms they have because of the sacrifices that were made for them. Can you imagine what this country would be like if we didn’t have our freedoms. Those freedoms did not come cheap. Those freedoms came with the high cost of thousands and thousands of lives.
There is another freedom that we can have. It is freedom from sin and eternity in hell. It too came with a cost. That freedom came only because Christ paid for it on the cross. He died for you and He died for me. There is no other way to have freedom from sin then to have a relationship with Christ. He paid the price for you and me and all you have to do is receive Him as your Savior and you will then have the greatest freedom a person can have. Find out more about this relationship with Christ by clicking on “ True Salvation is just a click and prayer away” on the upper right hand corner of our website (chizrider.com).
I am so blessed to live in a country that I am able to share Christ wherever and whenever I want. I can travel all over this country and share the Gospel with whomever I want. I have that freedom because so many died to give me that freedom. I am also blessed because I know where I will spend eternity when I die and right now, even though I am not even close to being perfect, I know that I am forgiven of my sins and that God loves me. I have that assurance and the freedom of sin because of the cost Christ paid on the cross.
I pray that we all take the time to remember how we got these freedoms we have in this country and take the time to know how you got or can get freedom from sin.
Thank you to all who have served or who are serving this country. Your sacrifices are a blessing to all of us.
Thank you for checking in and for your time,


What’s New, May 9, 2019

My update this month is very simple……Things here at CRM are going well. God continues to open new doors to new places and continues to fill up our calendar with a lot of concerts all over the world. We have some international things scheduled and working to schedule more. 2019 calendar is full and the next two years are filling up fast. Now, most people would measure the success of this ministry based off of what I have just said. “The more shows, the more successful “right? Well……..just in the last few days, we have seen over 20 people except Christ. That is not success for us, but for the Kingdom of God. That is VERY COOL!!
It is my prayer that every day of my life God will use me and this ministry to reach as many people as possible. God has done some awesome things so far this year and I pray that we will see hundreds more people come to Christ this year.
Check out our schedule and see when we will be near you and come out and see one of our concerts.
Thank you for your time and for checking in,


What’s New, April 2, 2019

I just got back from a North Carolina tour. I had a great time, fun concerts and saw several people turn their lives to Christ.
I do love what I do. Being able to travel all over the world playing my trumpet is one of the best jobs in the world, but……………….traveling all over the world playing my trumpet is not worth it AT ALL.
March 30 was Kelli’s and my 23rd anniversary. In being married for 23 years, I have been home for 3 anniversaries. I have miss so many of the kids and Kelli’s birthday. I have not been there to see two of my kids walk for the first time. I have missed tons of school activities as well as social things they have done through the years. Playing my trumpet around the world is just not worth the sacrifices I have made through the years.
I am in no way after sympathy or a pat on the back at all. To be honest, I think the men and women that fight for this country make much more of a sacrifice then anyone I know. Why then do I do this, why do I choose to leave my family to travel and play music to thousands of strangers a year. Well, for me, it has nothing to do with playing my trumpet or playing music, it has everything to do with sharing the love of Christ to as many people as I possibly can. The trumpets and music are just the tools that I use to help me communicate the Gospel to as many people as I can.
Was this past trip down south worth missing another anniversary, was it worth the long days and short nights, and was it worth the money spent on fuel, lodging and food. Was it worth being away from my wife and kids again? Absolutely!!!!!
Seeing people respond last week to the Gospel is why we do what we do.
This month we will celebrate Easter. Easter isn’t about candy, eggs and bunnies, it is all about how Jesus Christ defeated sin for you and I. He did that by dying on the cross but then rising from the dead 3 days later. He died and was raised from the dead for you and me. If you don’t know Christ personally, you can begin a relationship with Him right now by asking Christ into your life.
There is no better time than right now to ask Christ into your life. Find out more by clicking on “True Salvation is just a click and prayer away” on the top right side of our home page on this website.
I truly do love what we get to do here at this ministry. I love traveling all over the world sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thank you for checking in and for your time,


What’s New, March 1, 2019

My family has recently started to watch this show on TV call “Dr. Pimple Popper”. It is a reality show that follows the practice of a dermatologist and her weird and over the top cases. I guess you can say that one of the highlights of the show that my family enjoys is when the Doctor begins to squeeze these large cysts on people’s bodies. Some of them just look like the Doctor is popping a baseball size zit. It is pretty nasty, but for some crazy reason, it is hard not to watch. I find myself wondering how such nasty stuff can build up on someone’s body, but then I think of how we as humans and Christians let things build up in our lives that are worse than a visible cyst.
The patient’s on that show do creative things to hide their conditions. They use scarves, hats, and certain types of clothing to hide their problems, and that is exactly what we do with the sin in our lives. We use creative ways to hide it from the people around us. We want to appear as if we are flawless and without any blemishes, but the real truth is, we are hiding huge, nasty things that are much grosser than any cyst you would ever develop on your body.
The cool thing is that you don’t need to go to a Doctor for you sin; you go to the one that created those Doctors. You go to God. You go to God and ask Him to forgive you, and you ask that Jesus Christ become your Lord and Savior. Just as a Doctor gets rid of all the nasty stuff on your body, Jesus gets rid of all the nasty stuff in your life. To learn more about Christ and what He can do for you, click on “True Salvation is just a click & prayer away” on the top right of this home page.
I can only imagine how much relief a patient feels when they have a huge cyst popped on their body, can you imagine how much relief you will feel when your sins are forgiven?
Thank you for checking in and for your time,


What’s New, February 6, 2019

Things here at Chiz Rider Ministries are going well. The calendar is filling up for our 2020 year and we are working on and practicing many new things for our concerts.
The Rider family is good but we are definitely at a different stage in life right now. Kaitlin and Chase both have full time jobs and Chase’s schedule has him working mostly in the evenings. Ryan works part time and keeps up with his junior year of high school, while Brooke is also in school and has theatre practice in the evenings. All of that added up with Kelli’s and my schedules and the ministry’s schedule, it is REALLY hard to get all of us together at the same time and it stinks. I know “its life” but I do wish things could slow down sometimes. At this stage in life, it really makes me focus on my priorities in life.
Life has changed a lot through the years. My family has grown up, Kelli and I are not 20 anymore. She has grown more beautiful and my waist line has grown bigger. This ministry has even changed in many ways through the years too.
God is still leading this ministry to places all over the world. I am very excited to already be in February and see what He has done so far in 2019 and what He is going to do the rest of the year.
I am hoping to start putting the new things in our concerts in the next 3-4 weeks. Be sure to check out the schedule on this site and see when we will be near you and come out and see us soon.

Thank you for checking in and for your time,


What’s New, January 15, 2019

2019 has kicked off very fast. We are booking concerts right now for 2020 and filling in just a few holes in this year’s calendar. Our holiday break seemed to go way to fast but we did enjoy the time home as a family and hanging with friends.
I am very excited to see how God is going to use this ministry this year. We have several tours that will take us through most of the country, so check out our schedule, see where we are going to be and come see us in concert.
Most importantly, please pray with us that NOTHING will get in the way of God using this ministry to reach as many people as possible.
Thank you for checking in and thank you for your time,


What’s New, December 4, 2018

What a year 2018 has been! It was a year of great things and a year of challenges. I am very thankful for what God provided this year and we are thankful for the growth we have had and the hundreds and hundreds of people that accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior because of God using this ministry.
We here at Chiz Rider Ministries want to thank all of you for praying for this ministry, coming to our concerts and for supporting us in many ways. We are looking forward to seeing God continue to use us in 2019.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope to see you at a concert soon.

Thanks for your time,

What’s New, November 7, 2018

All of the “ministry updates” and “what’s new” columns that I write are all about this ministry and how God uses us in awesome ways. If you ever really pay attention to how I write, you will always notice that I very rarely ever say “I” or “me”. God has truly blessed this ministry through the years and we wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for His blessings.  We are humbled to be doing His will through the talents He has given us. But there is another blessing that God has given me, and it is my wife. It is not her birthday, it is not our anniversary, and it is not even a special occasion in our lives right now – but today, I want to tell you about Kelli and how she has been such a big part of this ministry.
Yes, it is me on the stages playing my trumpet and traveling all over the world, but I would not be anywhere without Kelli’s support. Through the years I have left home for long tours and trips. At times, I have left her for a few days, and other times for weeks and/or months. She gets phone calls from me when I have issues and trouble on the road, and immediately kicks in to help me when I am hundreds or thousands of miles away. She runs the ministry office, takes care of the details of most of our concerts, and she keeps up with our house and the needs of our kids.
Most every married man thinks they have a great wife, well……..I think I have the best. Not many people know her like I do, and I am truly a blessed man. Chiz Rider Ministries may have my name, and it may be centered around the use of a trumpet – but without my amazing wife and my great family, Chiz Rider and Chiz Rider Ministries is not, and would never be what it is.
God has always provided for us, and I know He always will, but I know the greatest thing that He provided for me was my wife. So, my ministry update this month is just putting a spot light on my strength, my love, my best friend and my ministry partner, Kelli Rider!!

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