The Bandido Who Saved Souls

The Vet’s Story… One Day at a Time

When “Stroker” Wiggs, the “Bandido” bike rider who became a Christian minister, died of cancer, Neal Benschoff lost a dear friend and role model. Benschoff, also a former member of an outlaw biker group that terrorized the countryside was, like “Stroker,” a Vietnam War veteran.


The mainstream media has been having a field day with the Bandidos lately.. And, they are by and large.. Completely wrong. Anybody else notice they have all of what, three or four court cases to complain about over the course of a decade? That doesn’t sound like terrible criminals to me.. As a matter of fact, i suspect there are more crimes committed by doctors and school teachers…. So, let’s look at some statistics.

The Bandidos was formed in 1966 by a man named Don Chambers in Texas. Their motto is “We are the people our parents warned us about.” It is estimated to have 2,400 members in 210 chapters, located in 22 countries. If there was 2,400 dangerous criminals running wild, why do we not hear of more crimes? If twenty or twenty five of them are dangerous enough to gun down two dozen at the risk of an entire city block.. Shouldn’t we be hearing a good deal of raping and robbing and pilaging going on?


None of them are perfect… But I doubt any are serial killers at the same time. We are all saints and we are all sinners. The Bible says don’t judge anyone… It doesn’t say don’t judge anyone but bikers.


It’s sickening to see the way people are talking about bikers these days.. Now, if one single Bandido can become one of Central Arkansas’s most  beloved pastors, leading the way for bikers in a thousand ways… ABATE, CMa, rider safety, toy runs… don’t the rest of them deserve a chance, too? I believe some folks need to go back to worshiping Jesus instead of the Obamas. The next time someone tells you the Bandidos are all criminals…. Think about Stroker Wiggs. Deuteronomy 29:29


2 Responses to “The Bandido Who Saved Souls”

  1. The guys I’ve had the pleasure of meeting are great guys.

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