'Skateboarder Junkie Inmate Pastor' Christian Hosoi shares how he found Christ
Our take: After a life of accolades and recognition as a professional skateboarder, Christian Hosoi, nicknamed "Christ" lost everything after he was sentenced to prison for drug trafficking. Nearly 10 years later, Hosoi is a pastor with a completely changed life. In his newly released memoir, Hosoi, who uses his pro-skateboarding reputation to help spread the gospel, shares how he found a relationship with Christ after his girlfriend, now wife, encouraged him to start reading the Bible for himself and trust God for the rest.
His nickname was "Christ," but professional skateboarder Christian Hosoi knew nothing about Jesus. In 2000 he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine across state lines.
Today, Hosoiauthor of the memoir "Hosoi: My Life as a Skateboarder Junkie Inmate Pastor"is pastor of The Sanctuary Church in Huntington Beach and shares the good news of Jesus Christ in the public arena wherever he can.
According to a report in The Press Telegram Hosoi's childhood was anything but traditional; he began smoking pot at 10, did acid at 12, became a pro-skateboarder at 14, and started his own skateboard company at 17. Not surprisingly, he ended up addicted to meth and speed.
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