UrbanSurf Ministries was started in 2012  by Pastor John Rozier of Calvary Fellowship Germantown. It began with the vision of  bringing the inner-city youth of Philadelhia to the beach and using  surfing as a bridge to share the Gospel - teaching students how to handle the waves of life through faith, the Word of God, and fellowship with other Christians. Over the last several years, UrbanSurf Ministries has been growing along the East Coast  and now  hosts surf camps in Maryland, Florida and New Jersey.