His Calling
Why a Pastor is hitting the road for AIDS/LifeCycle

by Gil Diaz

Before signing up for his first AIDS/LifeCycle Ride, Pastor Andy James had his doubts about completing the 545-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

“Day Two is 109 miles!” he pointed out to his wife Christy, who had completed the Ride three times herself.

“Yeah, but it’s all flat!” she retorted.

The clergyman’s trepidation was soon overshadowed by the very reason he wanted to do the Ride in the first place: He was going to ride in memory of Jeff—a high school classmate with whom he performed in the school band more than 30 years ago.