Christian Hosoi is the Outreach Pastor at The Sanctuary in Orange County, CA.
Christian Hosoi is a world renowned and iconic legend in skateboarding. Christian began skateboarding at the age of seven and turned pro at 14. He revolutionized vert skateboarding and invented the “Christ Air”. At the peak of his career, Christian developed a drug addiction that later landed him in prison. In 2000, Christian was arrested at Honolulu International Airport for possession and the intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Upon entering prison, Christian committed his life to Jesus and had a radical transformation. After serving five years, Christian was released.
Pastor Christian now dedicates his life to a message of hope and restoration. Traveling nationwide and being interviewed and featured in national magazines and T.V. shows, he shares his life story and God’s love. He uses professional skateboarding and world recognition as a platform to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Christian appears in the The Uprising reality series, attends the Luis Palau festivals, Livin It Events and in churches across the world. He is still active as a professional skateboarder, winning contests and receiving numerous awards.
Pastor Christian and his wife, Jennifer reside in Huntington Beach with their three children.