SKATE CHURCH HISTORY
In 1987, while attending Portland Oregon Bible College, Paul Anderson and Clint Bidleman recognized a need to reach out to their local skate community. Encouraged by Central Bible Youth Intern John Stone to start a weekly gathering to reach those "that didn't quite fit in", Paul and Clint joined forces with Youth Pastor Mark DeYmaz and founded what is still known and recognized worldwide as "Skate Church".
For over 30 years now, Paul along with a team of other leaders have been reaching out to skaters in the greater Portland area with the Good News of Jesus. This movement is based out of a 6,400 sq. ft. skatepark, called “the Warehouse,” and is located behind Central Bible Church in the Gateway neighborhood of northeast Portland.
The past 30+ years have been a testimony to answered prayer and God’s power to save souls and change lives. Co-Founder and Executive Director, Paul Anderson, and his staff affirm with wholehearted zeal: “The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1: 16), that prayer is the backbone of spiritual ministry, and that one plants, another waters, but it is God who causes the increase (1 Corinthians 3:5, 6).
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