Michele Newsome

Lakes Church, Florida
Public Safety/Community Chaplaincy
Bartow Florida
Lakes Church
February 16

About My Family

I am married to my husband, Brad Grice. We both have retired from law enforcement. We have a blended family of 11 children, some biological and some sponsored children from the country of Molodova, one grandchild and one 10-pound fur baby.

I love the Lord, travelling, riding motorcycles, reading and thrifting. God has blessed me and allowed me to serve Him through the things I love to do.

About My Ministry

I am a F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry chaplain. My late husband, Buddy Newsome, and I, through the prompting of the Holy Spirit, started F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry many years ago. This ministry has allowed me the opportunity to serve the Lord through evangelism and ministering to people all over the country.

I serve on the board of directors and serve the ministry through chaplaincy, teaching, sharing the gospel and loving others for the purpose of bringing God glory and being light in the darkness. One of our mottoes is "Keep Braggin On Jesus."

SBC Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a vital frontline ministry and extension of the local church. Chaplains reach the lost among the thousands of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, correctional facilities, healthcare settings, public safety, disaster relief sites and corporate environments. SBC Chaplains care for the broken, offer hope to the hopeless and advance the gospel of Jesus Christ in hard to reach places.
The qualifications expected of a Southern Baptist applying for endorsement as a chaplain or counselor are established by the using agency and the Chaplains Commission, SBC. These qualification requirements vary according to the type of chaplaincy or counseling ministry involved but all are expected to meet a high level of ministerial competence.


Pray for boldness to share the gospel and open hearts among the people to whom I minister. Pray for people to come to saving faith in Jesus. Pray for more to become missionaries and chaplains.


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Fund ID: YHFVBA-Newsome,Miche