Bing ‘Bingo’ Cosby was a champion surfer in his youth and turned his love of surfing into an effective evangelistic outreach. Sadly he passed away on May 6th and we send our love and condolences to his wife Carol and family.
GOD TV viewers met Bingo in 2011 when we televised the testimony in the video below. The GOD TV crew were in Surfside Beach, Texas to capture his passion to help others find hope and healing in Jesus. The video also shows the amazing opportunity available to all believers to extend the reach of Christian media as together we build God’s Kingdom.
Bingo loved being a surfer and as a young man owned beach shops in Hawaii, Canada and Peru. But, it was at Bingo’s Surf shop in Texas that he devoted the last two decades of his life to ministry outreach amongst the beach community. “We just try to love people. We use surfing as a tool to witness to people,” he said.
Bingo was one of GOD TV’s most passionate supporters and you’ll be inspired as you hear from him and Carol. He had such a heart for marketplace ministry and played GOD TV in their surf shop and restaurant. Watch and see how Christian media can change lives and be inspired to find creative ways to reach out further to others where you live.
“Cosby will be remembered as ‘King of Surfside’ writes “Bingo was a King of the Beach.” We will remember him as a surfer for Jesus and fisher of men.
It’s amazing how God gives each and every one of us a unique talent and he calls us to represent Him through that gifting. Bingo built surf boards, sold surfing merchandise, but for him it was all about sharing the Gospel. “My heart is to reach young people to Christ,” he said.
“Bingo was one of the most magnetic and contagious believers I’ve met,” says GOD TV producer, Heidi Cancelleri. “The love of God radiated from him, especially to the young people in the beach community. It was the greatest honor to help film his story.”