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Guest Phil spoke passionately about motorbikes and Jesus

Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette

We had a very interesting guest in the studio last week in the form of Phil Roberts from the local branch of the Christian Motorcyclists Association.

Phil naturally came in on the show presented by my fellow Gazette columnist, Patrick Sherring, who is Rector of Ingatestone & Fryerning and has been a regular Friday night presenter on Phoenix FM since September 2011.

Members all share a passion for motorbikes and for Jesus. Phil spoke about his organisation whose aim is to take the gospel to the motorcycling community.

The CMA was originally founded in the USA where they have thousands of members, but it has since spread worldwide – Phil is branch chair of the local group covering Essex.

Members go to bikers events, wearing their leathers that are emblazoned with both the logo of the association and a cross. They also have a Biker Bible available to give out to anyone who is interested. Famous members include Nicko McBrain, drummer with the band Iron Maiden.

Phil spoke passionately about his own love of Jesus and how he tries to live as a Christian, inevitably making mistakes but knowing the forgiveness given through having a relationship with Jesus.

You can hear the interview again at and more info about the CMA can be found at

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