Biker pastor leaves legacy of hope

Pastor Peter Dickman

Pastor Peter Dickman’s bike fell silent this past Sunday, but his message of hope will stay with the hundreds of bikers who regularly attended his Biker’s Church services.

Dickman always had a message of hope and love for everyone, his followers say.

Paul ‘Chicken’ Herbst, a close friend and worship band leader, says he is still trying to come to terms with the news of Dickman’s death, which reached him barely four hours after attending the pastor’s last church service.

Herbst says Dickman was the first person he calledin 2017 to share the good news about his deliverance.

“Ever since, we walked a good road,” he says.

“I could relate to Dickman,” Herbst says.

He says Dickman, in one of his last messages to Herbst, thanked him for the part he played in the service.

He was excited about his plans for the future, he says.

Dickman had a lively sense of humour, joking that God was a biker at heart and rode a Triumph (motorcycle brand), Herbst says.

He says Dickmann had the ability to speak to anyone, no matter their class, race or religion.

He grew up on the streets and had to fend for himself through many hardships.

Dickmann’s son, Greg, says: “Dad maybe did not have a big church as a building, but his church was big as we are the church. The bikers loved him because he was only one burnout away.”

To celebrate Dickman’s life, several bikers from all over Namibia will embark on a mass ride to the paintball centre at Swakopmund on Saturday to attend his funeral.

Dickman’s famous words, “I love you, my bru”, will always be remembered.

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