Who is Brian Sumner?
D.O.B: 2nd of June 1979
Hometown: Liverpool, England
Sponsors: Reliance skateboards, Truth Soul Armor, Airspeed, Independent trucks, Rocket Wheels, Ninja bearings, Furnace, Fender.
Skating: Brian started skating at 13 yrs old. By 15-16 Brian has won contests and appeared in magazines around England. He ended up visiting and eventually moving to America around 16 years of age living with Geoff Rowley, Ed Templeton, Andrew Reynolds and more. Brian was riding for Tony Hawks Birdhouse and some of the biggest brands in skateboarding. World tours, video parts, interviews, boards, shoes, pants, tech decks and more Brian accomplished his dream. Through life changing experiences Brian experienced he enountered Jesus Christ in 2004 and has been using his gift of skating for The Lord over since. For more see the “Testimony” page.
Ministry: Brian’s view on his skating changed a lot when he encoutered Christ. Today he rides for different sponsors, some founded on the same purpose of reaching the lost. Brian is also a Deacon at The Sanctuary Church where he speaks most sunday nights at Generations service.
Aside from this he travels all over the world doing outreaches involving skating, sharing his testimony, and speaking at Churches. Brian is part of The Uprising reality show with Pastor Jay Haizlip and Pastor Christian Hosoi which airs in homes weekly.
In 2009 Brian produced “Foolishness” a skate Ministry tool aimed at empowering and building up skate ministries around the world and reaching the lost.
Music: Colossians 1:16 tells us that “All things were created through Him and for Him.” Music then, was created for worshipping God. Josh Harmony, Dominick Balli, Call To Glory, Phil Wickham, Hillsong, Love Song, Keith Green, Leeland, Delirious, Third Day, Johnny Cash.
Hobbies: We’ve got a Mission! Epesians 2:10
Fav place: Heaven
Influences & Heroes: Jesus, He never quit, didn’t tap, was more punk and wasn’t ashamed of you and I.
Words of Wisdom: Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Matthew 4:4 “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Read: The Holy Bible, Don’t Waste Your Life, Mere Christianity, The Case for Christ, More than a Carpenter, Knowing God, Case for Faith, Case for a Creator, Dinner with a Perfect stranger, The Final Act, Jesus Among other Gods.
Movies: The Passion of the Christ, The Ten Commandments, One night with the King, The Nativity Story, Fireproof, Amazing Grace, Foolishess.
Future: Jeremiah 10:23 “I know, O LORD, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.” Be ready in and out of season. Share the good news… SkateBible.com MySanctuaryChurch.com Steelroots.com
Thanks: The Lord, family, friends, the Body, Sanctuary Church, sponsors and support.
Last Words: John 14:6 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Romans 10:9 if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.