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Bikers for Christ Motorcycle Ministry member Nick Buxton is reflected in a framed image of Jesus at the Salvation Army building in Zanesville, Ohio, in June 2013. Before joining the Rushing Wind church and BFC ministry, Nick, 33, had problems with alcohol and violence, and faced felony charges for his involvement in a street gang, he said. “Once you get that far down, you just don’t have anywhere else to go but up after that,” he said in an interview.