Curtis Jamieson looks likes the perfect biker cliché: His hair is pulled back into a long ponytail that runs past his shoulders, he's wearing a slightly intimidating leather vest adorned with multiple patches over his heavily tattooed body as he stands next to a dozen or more motorcycles.
But Jamieson is much more than just a biker, because Christian symbols leap out from the patches on his vest and the motorcycles he's standing next to are in the parking lot of the South Walton First Baptist Church, which chartered a local chapter of the Heaven's Saints Motorcycle Ministry on Sunday.
"We (bikers) aren't as wild and crazy as the world thinks we are," said Jamieson, a Phenix City, Ala., resident and the international president of the ministry. "It's easy for people to judge us on our appearance."
Founded in 1979, the Heaven's Saints Motorcycle Ministry was formed to spread the world of the Lord, without excluding anyone because of physical appearance.