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Norwich: skateboarding pastor to visit city's skatepark

US pastor and top pro skateboarder visits one of Norwich’s skateparks next week (15 August) …

Brian Sumner, professional skateboarder, pastor and evangelist will be at the Norwich skate park in Eaton Park on Monday August 15, writes Tony Rothe for Network Norwich & Norfolk.

Turning professional at the age of 19, Brian has skateboarded for some of the biggest companies. He made his US debut in the skate video The End. He has been in other films including One Step Beyond by Adio shoes, on many 411's and on Baker videos.

Brian spent many summers travelling the US on Tony Hawks Gigantic skate park tour which aired throughout America on television, and helped present skateboarding to a new generation of skateboarders.

His love for God’s Word led him to various Bible schools and courses, and he is now a pastor at Rock Harbor Church in Huntington Beach in America, where he preaches/teaches and focuses on city evangelism and outreach. He continues to travel the world partnering with ministries, churches and the like, with the goal of reaching the lost.  

He will be at the Eaton Park, in Norwich, on Monday August 15 from approximately 3–5pm along with Stephen Nowak, a former UK skateboard champion, now a Baptist church minister, to demonstrate and chat with the youngsters at the park that day. 

He will also be visiting other skateparks in East Anglia during his UK visit.  

For non-skateboarders, there is an opportunity to see the Billy Graham 'My Hope' film Second Chance and to hear Brian give his extended testimony at 6.30pm on Sunday August 14 at Elim International Church, Barrack Corner, Ipswich, IP1 2NB. There is plenty of parking in adjoining streets.  

Find out more about Brian at
Twitter @BriansumnerUK

Photo: Brian Sumner

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