The Story

orig mios logo blkbgWave Walker came about after attending a concert by Christian artist Rich Mullins on March 1, 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His song "We Are Not As Strong As We Think We Are" has a line in it “When you love you walk on the water, just don't stumble on the waves.” Not being much of a lyric guy, for some reason that line resonated in my heart.

In September 1997 Rich Mullins died in a car accident. After hearing about his death I started considering the line in that song. While having dinner with my family at a local pizza joint the idea for Wave Walker came to me. With paper for a table cloth and crayons to draw with, I joined my wife and sons in some doodling. This is where the wave design was formed and became the logo for Wave Walker.

Wave Walker is based on the Bible verses Matthew 14:25-31, where Jesus was walking on the water and told Peter to come to him. After getting out of the boat Peter took his eyes off Jesus and began to sink. In verse 31 it says; 'And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him up and said “Oh ye of little faith, why did you doubt?”

visorWith the design in my head, and a crayon drawing in front of my eyes, I took the design to a friend to make some hats on her embroidery machine. With the hats and five of my friends, we went to the Promise Keepers: "Stand in the Gap" rally in Washington DC on October 4, 1997. Prior to leaving for the event we heard a TV news reporter talking and signed off with his name- "Wade Walker". Did he just say "Wave Walker"? Needless to say we stopped what we were doing and stared at the TV. Was this a sign? If not, it sure did get our attention. The "Stand in the Gap" experience was inspiring and awesome, we could feel God's presence.

purpose wvlogo 185x175The following year- 1998, Wave Walker was registered as a Federal Trademark to protect the idea. Being a married, self employed wallpaper-hanger and raising two boys through their adolescence and young adult years, my busy life got in the way and I let the logo hibernate while life flew by.

Wave Walker continued to be on my mind and I have renewed the official registration to keep “the dream alive”. After attending a book study of a “Purpose Driven Life”, by Rick Warren, I was inspired to share Wave Walker “ The logo with purpose” with the world.

One of the unique things about Wave Walker is that it describes who a person is rather than what or whose logo they are wearing. With this worlds attitude about and the persecution of Christians and our faith I truly believe it is time for Wave Walker to unite this country and the world. Stand strong. Be One With Him.

purpose wv jewelry 185x142Tim McGrath a long time friend and master jeweler, has encouraged me to pursue the marketing of Wave Walker and has designed some amazing pieces.

Wave Walker has become much more than a simple logo, it has made me realize that being a Wave Walker is a way of life for over 2 billion people in the world. Each and every one of us has our own unique story of how they have tripped on the waves of life and how they were saved by Christ. God doesn't expect us to be perfect, He knows we aren't. He wants us to be persistent in pursuing Him.

As my pastor said , “If you want to walk on the wave you have to be willing to get out of the boat". In His grip, Tim Reif