Surfing and Sharing


Recently, the Tennesseean posted a news story on Georgia Cook, a successful 14-year-old surfer. In April, she won a first place in the girls short board event at a U.S. regional surfing competition in South Carolina where over 200 surfers competed. Among other awards she took home, she'll head to a championship meet later this year because of her win.

What the story doesn't tell you is that Georgia and her family are active members of Station Hill.

Georgia is an eighth grader at Heritage Middle School, and the family use her surfing career as a way to share the gospel with others.

Georgia’s dad, John Cook, leads “surf church” on Sundays during the summers when they're at the beach. A group gathers for worship, prayer, and a message—and they also participate in service projects like cleaning up trash on the beach and handing out bottled water.

John isn't new to ministry. He used to serve as the college minister at Brentwood Baptist. Because of their platform, the Cook family was recently commissioned during the prayer and altar time at Station Hill to continue serving on mission where God has placed them.

Pastor Jay Strother said,

"I love this story because it models that since we are the church, the church can go with us wherever we find ourselves during the summer.

Read the full story from the Tennessean here.

Find out more about Georgia here