Mark Nichols - Fuel Ministry Leader/Owner

 Mark and Leslie Nichols

Mark started riding when he was 4 years of age and started racing by 9. He is one of the few who has an equal passion for Offroad and Motocross racing. At the age of 21 he answered a call to full-time ministry. He graduated from Cincinnati Christian University in 1988 and was ordained at his home church in 1989. Mark has been in full-time ministry ever since, working in churches in Ireland, Ohio, Indiana & Kentucky. After spending 20 wonderful years as a preacher in the local church he joined Fellowship of Christian Athletes MX ministry. With FCA MX he was able to join his two great passions: Jesus and dirt bikes. For three years he worked with this great ministry starting new teams and camps. Since 2016, Mark has been working with Fuel Ministry. Fuel has allowed Mark and his team of volunteers to focus more on trackside ministry while continuing to be involved in camps. He and his wife, Leslie, love traveling the region and sharing God’s truth/love with racers and their families.  Leslie is also a staff member who helps the team with administrative duties and has the role of keeping Fuel Ministry running smoothly.  She is a HUGE PART of the registration process and the paperwork that goes with running summer camps.  Leslie is mostly behind the scene, but loves being at the track and camps too.  To financially support Mark and Leslie Nichols, please go to the DONATE tab on our site.

Mark Nichols - Fuel Ministry Leader/Owner

Hudson Taylor

Hudson started riding and racing when he was 5 years old and has been hooked ever since! He has always had a love for both, racing and sharing how Jesus Christ has changed his life. He had the opportunity to intern for FCA MX the summer of 2016 where his love for dirt bike ministry began! He met his wife, Taylor, that summer, who was also interning for FCA MX and also a dirt bike racer. Hudson joined Fuel Ministry full-time in May 2019, and now Hudson and Taylor have combined their two passions of racing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to impact the racing community!  Since joining, Fuel Ministry has expanded trackside ministry and has seen significant growth in the number of summer camps.  To financially support Hudson Taylor, please visit our DONATE page.

Mark Nichols - Fuel Ministry Leader/Owner

Chad and Rebecca Varney

Chad and Rebecca Varney are pictured on the right.  Rebecca has managed the website, social media, and marketing for Fuel Ministry since 2017. Rebecca enjoys being a camp photographer at several camps each summer.  Chad has been volunteering for Fuel Ministry since 2016.  He has been the Ohio Camp Dean since 2019 and is a part of the Fuel Ministry leadership team.  The Varney family began traveling in a Fuel Ministry “Rig” in 2020 to tracks concentrating on trackside ministry in Ohio.  You can financially support Rebecca Varney, part-time Fuel Ministry Staff member, by visiting our DONATE page.

Mark Nichols - Fuel Ministry Leader/Owner

Previous Fuel Ministry Camp Instructors

Bike Camp:  Jordan Ashburn, Ryan Sipes, Becca Sheets, Cory Buttrick, Ricky Russell, Mike & Alex Witkowski, Thorn Devlin, Shelby Turner, Austin Lee, Michael Akaydin, Daniel Milner, Chris Bach, Chris Douglas, etc.

Quad Camp:  Walker Fowler, Devon Feehan, Drew Landers, Ryland Johnson, Hunter Hart, John Glauda, Chuck Dunn, Charlie Welch, Landon Williams,  etc.