Warriors Motorcycle Club forms at Christ the King

Members L-R), John Epps, Sharpsburg, road captain; Gary Cramer, Newnan, sergeant-at-arms; Jason Epps, Senoia, president; John Jenkins, Sharpsburg. Back Row (L-R) Dawn McCook, Newnan; Steve McCook, Newnan, secretary and webmaster; Ellen Cramer, Newnan; Jessica Epps, Senoia; Gerhard Bar, Carrollton, treasurer; Bonnie Bar,Carrollton; and David Epps, Sharpsburg, vice-president; Dawn McCook was appointed club photographer.

The Warriors Motorcycle Club has been formed at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The club was formed to give church members and other Christians the opportunity to ride and fellowship.

The first activity of the group was to visit Bishop John Holloway and his family in Griffin.

The first official organizational meeting was held at a local restaurant and officers were elected. In order to be a full member, a person must own and ride a motorcycle. Non-owners who ride may be associate members. A committee is being formed to work on the club’s by-laws.

The patches and logo were designed by Jason Epps and approved by the membership. Since the CTK team name (volleyball, basketball, softball) has been the Warriors, that name was retained for the club, as indicated in the top rocker. The bottom rocker indicates the state where the club is. The letters “MC” simply stand for “motorcycle club.”

The “warrior patch,” whose name is “Rex,” (Latin for “king”), consists of a helmeted warrior (or a “soldier of Christ”) with shield and spear. The shield symbolizes the “shield of faith,” the helmet is the “helmet of salvation,” and the spear symbolizes the “sword of the Spirit, the Word of God.”

The inscription on the shield is “Christ the King” in Hebrew. There is also a small front patch consisting of a helmet superimposed on a Maltese cross. The Maltese cross, also known as the Amalfi cross, is identified as the symbol of an order of Christian warriors known as the Knights Hospitaller or Knights of Malta.

Motorcycle clubs in the United States often include the Maltese cross in their insignia. The Maltese cross with eagle, globe, and anchor is used for the sharpshooter badge in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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