Skip to content

YouTube series explores faith through travel and extreme sports

A new global adventure series launches this week on YouTube following two surfer friends on their adrenalin-fuelled escapades around the world.

The series, which is the brainchild of Share Jesus International (SJI) is launching with its own YouTube Channel The Adventures of the Ginger Vicar and the Balding Bishop (GVBB) and a 6-part original content series that explores adventure, extreme sport and the Christian faith.

Each GVBB adventure episode, with locations including France, Panama, and South Africa, will feature Andy Frost, Director of SJI and Rich Ellerington, an Elim Pastor and leader at Surf Church in France, on various poignant and at times comical adventures, meeting a series of unique and inspiring individuals along the way.

Andy Frost (the Balding Bishop) says, “Over the years, SJI have looked to create content that engages those with little or no faith in a journey of exploration. We know that most people now consume video content online, with almost 5 billion videos watched on YouTube every day. We wanted to create a series that was fun, engaging and encouraged those who watched to consider, maybe for the first time, those questions of faith.”

The first episode of the series was filmed in Costa Rica and included an unexpected opportunity for the two presenters to take part in a local circus.

Frost continues, “We have found ourselves ending up in situations we never could have imagined. From that circus to the boxing ring, the past few months have certainly been an adventure. Our hope would be that by watching, many people can begin their own adventure.”

The series launches on April 2 and will be available at

Get more inspiring reading

To find back issues of the INSPIRE mini-mag - seasonal and themed issues - go to