When I was a kid, I idolized Christian Hosoi. I rode his skateboards. I followed his professional career. I thought he was the best thing going as far as skating was concerned—even better than Tony Hawk.
I didn’t know then that his life was spiraling out of control into drug addiction and dissipation. Nor did I know that God had plans to intersect his life and make Christian into a Christian. But He did.
Christian is now telling his story in a new book titled Hosoi: My Life as a Skateboarder Junkie Inmate Pastor. The video above offers a preview of what that story is all about.
Below is the “I am second” testimony that Christian gave in 2010. Check it out. Check out the book here.
P.S. “Christ Air” was the name of one of Christian’s signature moves back in the day. If you’ve ever seen the trick, the reason for the name is obvious. There’s a pic of Christian doing one below.