Surf Baptisms


Hope Chapel began in Hermosa Beach, CA  in 1971 and was one of the first churches that welcomed surfers just as they were, barefoot, long-haired, rough around the edges.  My husband was one of such surfers, living in Manhattan Beach at the time who wandered into the church and soon after found his life forever changed.  He went on to start Hope Chapel of the Valley 28 years ago because he had a bunch of friends who needed a place where they could come and find acceptance just as they were without having to hike to the South Bay from the Valley.  We returned to our surfer roots this weekend with ocean baptisms and surf lessons, both given by my amazing husband.  God is so good.

{Jeff coaching a student into a wave}

{Celebration Hugs}