Brian Sumner is an Evangelist/Pastor/Speaker, host of The Foolishness Podcast and Author of the Never Fails Marriage Book.
Brian came to faith in 2004 at the height of his professional skateboard career.
Born in Liverpool England, at age 15 Brian transplanted to America to become part of Tony Hawk’s Birdhouse Skateboards, building a successful decade-plus long career riding for some of the biggest skate companies in the world, reaching international acclaim.
“I was going to God to fix my life, while He was, through His Word confronting the issue of sin, the cursed world we live in and the reason He sent His Son Jesus. This “Good News” was new to me! One night, at home in my office, while divorced from Tracy, crying out to God, He opened my eyes, awakened my heart, and I experienced His love and forgiveness exactly as His Word declares. I promised to get baptized, be used however God saw fit, and even, if He led, re-marry my ex-wife.”
In 2013 Brian’s home church Branches affirmed this call and encouraged him to step out into full-time Ministry as a somewhat Urban Missionary, raising full time support.
As an Evangelist the call is to Evangelize people locally and internationally while also helping train and equip the local church. The Great Co-Mission is to be part of the every day lives of all believers. Go – Equip – Send!
Being ready in and out of season means just that. No day is the same, be it speaking at my home church as part of the teaching team, other Churches, Schools, Conferences, Colleges, Universities, Youth Groups/Camps/Retreats – Men’s Retreats – Rehabs – Prayer Breakfasts – weekly skate nights our WE GATHER Street Ministry or leading Missions trips.
Ministry encompasses wherever the Lord may lead becoming all things to all men, that we may win some.