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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!!

What’s New, October 9, 2018

A few weeks ago, while I was on the road, I was at a restaurant eating lunch with a few people from the church I was playing at. When our waiter was at our table I was joking around with him and just having a good time. The waiter joked back a little but was very busy and couldn’t talk a lot. Towards the end of lunch while he was finishing up with us, someone from the church that was there with us invited him to the concert that night and he said he would come. Now…..I don’t want to sound negative, but a lot of people say they will come to the concerts and NEVER do. Well, this situation was different.
At the concert that night somewhere around my third or fourth song, I saw the waiter walk in and sit down in the back. The concert went well and it was a fun night. After the concert was done, he came up and we talked for a few minutes, I gave him a CD and he left. A few minutes went by and I started packing up and he returned and we talked for a few minutes and then he went to leave again and turned around and came up to me and gave me a big hug. He told me he was having the worst week of his life and the concert and what I said during the concert was exactly what he needed to hear.
The Pastor of the church was standing right near me the whole time and was part of our lunch crew, so he knew who this guy was. The Pastor pulled him aside and had a chance to talk to him one on one. After I was done tearing down my equipment and getting ready to leave, the Pastor told me that he prayed to receive Christ at the concert and that he is very excited about getting hooked up in that church. I never asked the Pastor why he was having such a bad week, to be honest, it’s none of my business, but I was very excited to see him respond to the Gospel.
Each year, God blesses this ministry to see hundreds and hundreds of people receive Christ as their Savior. I am always excited about that and that is why we do what we do. But this story is a lesson to all of us, that ministry isn’t just Pastors, or it isn’t just people in ministry and people on stage, it is sometimes as simple as being nice to someone. Show people God’s love in EVERYTHING you do and you will see Him do awesome things.

Thanks for your time,

What’s New, September 4, 2018

Don’t be mad at me for saying this, but the summer is over and the cooler weather should start coming soon!! I have played a lot of concerts in non-air conditioned cathedrals and done my share of outdoor concerts and I can surely say, I am thankful fall is coming. There is nothing fun about sweating through your clothes halfway thru your first song of an hour concert. NO FUN AT ALL !!!!
This summer has been good in ministry and we have continued to see people come to Christ at almost every concert. Over a thousand people so far this year have come to Christ at the doors God has opened for this ministry. We are excited about the rest of this year and very excited that most of next year’s tour schedule is done in which we will be all over sharing God’s love with people in every corner of this country. 2020 has two international trips in the works and we are working hard to see those come together.
Please continue to pray that God will meet the needs of this ministry to allow us to continue to spread the Gospel and meet the needs of our family so we can be focused on the job ahead and that’s reaching more people than ever before.

Thank you for your time,

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