Our Story

Professional surfer Bryan Jennings started Walking On Water with the vision of using his surfing abilities to share his faith with young people. His idea was to hold an overnight surf camp for junior high and high school students where he would not only teach students how to surf, but also focus on sharing his Christian faith. What started as a small camp of ten students grew into a worldwide ministry that reached millions of people through movies, outreach events, surf camps, and mission trips.

Core Value: “God is able to do immeasurably more than all that we ask or imagine, according to his power at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20

Dear Friends,

After 24 miraculous and fruitful years of the Walking On Water ministry, God has made it very clear that the season has come to an end.  Through many circumstances including personal challenges in my family, organizational challenges, and a significant decrease in funding for 2018 and 2019 our board of directors prayerfully came to the difficult but very clear conclusion that it is time to bring the Walking On Water ministry to a close.

I want to thank you and our other special friends around the world who have made this ministry possible through their friendship, partnership, generous financial giving, your encouragement, your time, and your prayers! You are and always will be our family in Christ!  I want to stop and praise God for all HE has accomplished.  Millions of people heard the Gospel and many made first time decisions for Christ through 24 summers of surf camps, 12 movies, hundreds of outreach events, and over 100 mission trips.  Let’s make it our specific prayer request that God would now multiply all that he has done in the coming years.

Please be praying for God’s perfect open doors for our staff and volunteers in this next season.  I would also appreciate your prayers for me and my family during this time.  I am unsure what career path God has for my immediate future, but I know that God is our perfect father in heaven who has prepared good works in advance for us to do.  So during this transition time of unknown our entire staff and ministry family would appreciate your prayers.

The past Walking On Water movies will be available on the Walking On Water website via Youtube, Vimeo, and by searching Walking On Water on https://walkingonwater.cinevee.com/.  To stay in touch with me please email: [email protected].  All recurring gifts (Monthly donations) will be terminated on or before March 15, 2019. You will receive a receipt for each completed gift – if you do not receive a receipt for a gift made please email [email protected]. To make a final gift of any amount to help close out Walking On Water, please make an online donation HERE or mail a check to arrive by March 25th made out to “Walking On Water” to 5928 Balfour Court (Ste C) Carlsbad, CA 92008.  All donations need to be processed on or before March 25th the official closing date of the ministry.

Thank you Lord Jesus for your perfect plan you had for the Walking On Water surf ministry since the beginning of time!  We are in awe of you and all that you did to perfectly provide the funds, staff, partners, and open doors we needed along the way!  You really did more than we ever asked or imagined as you worked through our team to bring the Gospel to so many!  We love and trust you!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Just because the season of the Walking On Water ministry has come to an end does not mean that our friendships have.  We look forward to special times of fellowship and surf sessions with all of you!

Love in Christ Jesus,

Bryan Jennings, The Walking On Water Board Of Directors, and the entire Walking On Water Family

We had a dream for one small surf camp…

God’s response: 23 consecutive summers of camps with over 3,000 students in attendance

We had a dream to produce a small surf movie…

God’s response: 3 movies produced

We had a dream to reach La Jolla with a movie outreach…

God’s response: Movie outreaches in 30 countries reaching 500,000 people in live attendance

We had a dream to reach one country (Japan) on a mission trip…

God’s response: Mission Trips to surfing destinations in over 35 countries

We had a dream to share the Gospel like Billy Graham in football stadiums…

God’s response: We shared the Gospel in Theaters, Schools, and Bars. The 500,000 people in live attendance were the equivalent of 10 Billy Graham stadium events.

We had a dream for some people to see our movies…

God’s response: Over 40 million people have seen a Walking On Water movie