Surfin America with Jesus

Follow the Gobbell family as they travel across America for Jesus!

Portage Glacier, Alaska

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Gary a danskin posted a photo
Aug 3, 2012
Margaret Gobbell posted a photo
Apr 13, 2012
J.J. Gobbell commented on the blog post 'Spiritual Survey of the United States of America - Summary Report'
"Click on 'Spiritual Survey of USA Summary Report' in red above"
Aug 24, 2011
Jeannine Todd is now a member of Surfin America with Jesus
Aug 18, 2011


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State by State Groups - Follow the Gobbells state by state

Contact Us:

Gobbell Family
P.O. Box 23823
Santa Barbarba, CA 93121

Our Progress So Far


“Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already for harvest."

Sunset Beach, Hawaii (picture above, our 50th state!)

God has called us as a family to survey the land – like a spiritual Lewis and Clark journey, using the Bible as our yardstick.
Specifically, God called us to travel to each of the 50 states within the United States of America over a period of approximately 15 months. In selling our home and traveling the country in a motor home, we were free from debt and free to help our family, brothers and sisters in the Lord, and others God put in our path.

Starting in Santa Barbara, California in August 2009, we completed the 48 continental states in August 2010 and all 50 by October 2010.  We've met countless people, prayed with many, given out over five thousand gospel tracts and, by the grace of God, led some souls to Christ. You can read about our journey by clicking on the blog posts below. You can also be notified of our latest blog by e-mail if you click on the sign up box, on the upper right of the above picture and sign up. We welcome your prayers!

“Lord, who hath believed our report?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Romans 10:16, 17 (also see Isaiah 53:1)

For fun, click on the state flags below left for pictures of our travels.

Surfin America with Jesus Blog Posts

Max's Missions Trip to Germany

"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."  Mark 16:15

We are happy to tell you that Max, who is now 15, is in Germany on a short term missions trip.  Our family update after our travels is that after finding a church home in Ventura, California, J.J. is…


Posted by Allison Gobbell on September 9, 2012 at 3:30pm

Hold the Fort!



I noticed that you already had your Bible in your hand when we sang, "wave the answer back to heaven...". That was a blessing to see!
Just a bit of hymn history for you (in case you didn't know), that song was a civil war hymn. 
Daniel Webster Whittle recounted this story: "During the American Civil War, just before General William Tecumseh Sherman began his famous march to the sea in 1864, and while his army lay camped in the neighborhood of…

Posted by Ken Perry on February 3, 2011 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment




God called my family (wife & seven children) & I…


Posted by J.J. Gobbell on December 17, 2010 at 12:55pm


Christian DVDS which are good for outreach 4 Replies

Started by Allison Gobbell. Last reply by Jim & Pat Stretchberry Nov 4, 2009.

“Let your light so shine before men…”

Started by Rick Girard Jun 22, 2009.

Itinerary Calendar

February 2014: Moved location of OLD GLORY BAPTIST CHURCH to Carpinteria, CA (just to the south/southeast of Santa Barbara)

November 18, 2012: First service for: OLD GLORY BAPTIST CHURCH (Santa Barbara)

May 2012: Moved to Carpinteria, CA (just south of Santa Barbara)

February 27th, 2011: Report on Surfin America w/Jesus @Pacific Coast Ministries in Oxnard, California

February 12, 2011: Moved to Oxnard, California; attending Wells Road Baptist Church in Ventura, California

November 22, 2010 through February 12, 2011: Ventura, California
November 21, 2010: Report on Surfin America w/Jesus @Carpenter's Chapel in Carpinteria, California
November 8 - 21, 2010: Santa Barbara, California (Rancho Oso)
November 1 - 7, 2010: Newport Beach, California (Newport Dunes)
October 16 - 31, 2010: Santa Barbara, California (Rancho Oso), etc.
October 13 - 15, 2010: Santa Barbara/Goleta, California (Ocean Mesa RV Park)
October 13, 2010: Malibu, California (Malibu Beach RV Park)
September 29 - October 12, 2010: KAAAWA BEACH, OAHU, HAWAII (OUR FINAL STATE - ALL 50 COMPLETE!!!); attended Independent Baptist Church of Honolulu (Bible believing church)
September 28, 2010: Malibu, California (Malibu Beach RV Park)
September 27, 2010: Granada Hills, California
September 23-26, 2010: Bakersfield, California (Bakersfield RV Resort); attended First Bible Baptist Church - Bakersfield (Bible believing church)
September 22, 2010: Carmel, California (Carmel by the River RV Park)
September 21, 2010: Novato, California (Novato RV Park)
September 20, 2010: Redcrest (Redwood Forest), California (Ancient Redwoods RV Park)
September 17 - 19, 2010: Gold Beach, Oregon (Ireland's Ocean RV Park); attended Calvary Chapel Gold Beach
September 16, 2010: Winchester Bay, Oregon (Winchester Bay RV Resort)
September 14-15, 2010: Salem, Oregon (Premier RV Resorts)
September 13, 2010: Gig Harbor, Washington (Gig Harbor RV Reso


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