‘Skateboard Preacher’ rolling to Shiloh BaptistBy Emily Beckett Published 6:34pm Wednesday, January 2, 2013
An evangelist known for his unique set of wheels on stage will visit Chilton County again this weekend.
Jamie Coulter, sometimes called the “Skateboard Preacher,” will be at Shiloh Baptist Church on County Road 16 in the Fairview community on Sunday, Jan. 6.
Coulter is a gospel singer and songwriter who travels the country and shares his music and personal testimony with people of all ages.
A skateboard Coulter uses to move across the stage during his programs has become his trademark.
In 1966, Coulter was born with 28 broken bones because of Osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder also known as brittle bone disease.
His odds of survival were small, but Coulter beat the odds and has since built his life and career around ministering to and encouraging others as they face obstacles in their lives.
“I can’t walk, so I preach a constant message of people can go through anything that comes in their way if they have the Lord on their side,” Coulter said. “They can get through it.”
Coulter and his friend Paul McDill travel throughout the United States and occasionally abroad for his performances.
In March, Coulter will marry his fiancée, Michelle.
“He’s just got such a good message,” Shiloh Baptist Pastor Ernest Fike said. “Someone in his situation could just as easily have given up. He’s an inspiration to a lot of people.”
His program at Shiloh Baptist Church on Jan. 6 is not his first in Chilton County.
Coulter has performed at Through the Grace of God Ministries and New Covenant Baptist Church, both of Clanton.
All are invited to the show Sunday, which starts at 11 a.m. and is free to attend. A love offering will be taken.
Coulter said he would be available to visit with guests after the show.
“I’d just like to invite everybody out,” he said. “I’m looking forward to a good time.”