Christian Motorcyclists Association

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CMA is a non-profit, interdenominational organization, dedicated to reaching people for Christ in the highways and byways through motorcycling. Since its beginning in the mid 1970s, CMA has had over 160,000 applicants for membership and over 1,380 chapters chartered in the United States. Also, through the CMA International Ministry, CMA is represented in other countries throughout the world.

CMA is not a club but a ministry. Our Member Training program is designed to make ministers of our members. We are involved in motorcycling events across the country and in taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ into America's prisons. Our Seasons of Refreshing Conferences, conducted by CMA staff evangelists, prepare our members for ministry in the coming rally season.

CMA also has State, National, and Regional rallies. These rallies are times of fellowship, praise and worship, fun bike games, and encouragement.

CMA operates under the heading of a Board of Directors working in conjunction with six regional evangelists and a special projects evangelist in order to support the growth of the ministry. Together, this leadership team oversees CMA from a national level appointing state, area, and local leaders across the country.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Motorcyclists Association
PO Box 9
Hatfield, AR 71945


Phone: 870-389-6196


Organization details

EIN: 751645187

CEO/President: John Ogden Sr.

Chairman: John Ogden Sr.

Board size: 14

Founder: Herb Shreve

Year founded: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


Vision: Changing the world, one heart at a time. We will accomplish our vision through:

Evangelistic outreach primarily, but not exclusively, to the motorcycling community

Run for the Son, where we will partner with ministries with world-reaching potential

Equipping our members in ministry training that aligns itself with Biblical truths

A servant's attitude to the world and to our members (i.e. Here if you need us)

Quality products that aid in evangelistic outreach

An effective Support Center team

Mission statement

To inspire our leaders and members to be the most organized, advanced, equipped, financially stable organization, full of integrity in the motorcycling industry and the Kingdom of God.

Statement of faith

The Christian Motorcyclists Association is interdenominational and evangelistic in nature. We believe in:

The Bible as the inspired and infallible Word of God

One God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

The virgin birth and deity of Christ, His explicit atoning death, bodily resurrection, and ascension

Salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ

The sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit who enables a believer to live holy

The second coming of Jesus Christ

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating159 of 8944 of 27
Fund acquisition rating94 of 8943 of 27
Resource allocation rating95 of 8944 of 27
Asset utilization rating624 of 89420 of 27

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$642,853$742,746$893,177$1,026,477$1,109,231
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,634,435$1,623,889$1,657,111$1,701,892$1,704,451
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,165,830$3,195,170$3,142,966$2,983,565$2,986,658
Other long-term assets$178,569$6,587$29,374$8,780$14,977
Total long-term assets$3,344,399$3,201,757$3,172,340$2,992,345$3,001,635
Total assets$4,978,834$4,825,646$4,829,451$4,694,237$4,706,086
Payables and accrued expenses$74,774$124,390$247,397$164,856$192,252
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$74,774$124,390$247,397$164,856$192,252
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$74,774$124,390$247,397$164,856$192,252
Net assets20202019201820172016
Temporarily restricted$0$0$24,417$38,603$47,629
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$4,904,060$4,701,256$4,582,054$4,529,381$4,513,834
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,284,618$5,943,928$6,050,477$5,915,850$5,620,525
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,755$3,143$79,138$8,385$16,510
Other revenue$1,025,165$1,106,023$767,664$723,393$827,293
Total other revenue$1,035,920$1,109,166$846,802$731,778$843,803
Total revenue$6,320,538$7,053,094$6,897,279$6,647,628$6,464,328
Program services$5,401,526$6,151,177$6,046,261$5,893,770$5,755,752
Management and general$650,657$701,609$716,557$670,644$709,377
Total expenses$6,117,734$6,933,892$6,844,606$6,632,081$6,537,446
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$202,804$119,202$52,673$15,547($73,118)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$202,804$119,202$52,673$15,547($73,118)


John Ogden SrChairman$91,628
Holly OgdenSecretary/Executive International Ambassador$74,332
Jerod McPhersonVP Evangelistic Outreach$69,522
Threasa WhiteCFO$64,217
Kerry GibsonVP of Ministry Development$55,694

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/10/2021. To update the information below, please email:


The original brainstorm for such an organization occurred in 1972 when Herb Shreve and his teenage son purchased their first motorcycles. It was not until 1974 when the need for a new organization began to be realized. Herb attended his first motorcycle rally and saw a massive crowd of motorcyclists who did not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. In fact, many had never heard the Gospel message.

The realization of such a great need prompted Herb to share his vision with a couple of Christian friends. Together, they began to pray. Herb became more and more convinced that God wanted a Christian organization dedicated to reaching motorcyclists with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the spring of 1975, he put action to his prayers. An attorney was contacted and a non-profit charter was applied for and approved. The waiting was over. The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) was born.

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