About Calvary Chapel
 
 
Our Past
 
In 1965, Pastor Chuck Smith began his ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa with just 25 people. From the beginning, Pastor Chuck welcomed all, young and old, without judgment, placing his emphasis on the teaching of the Word of God. His simple, yet sound, biblical approach drew 25,000 people weekly.

With a sincere concern for the lost, Pastor Chuck made room in his heart and his home for a generation of hippies and surfers, generating a movement of the Holy Spirit that spread from the West Coast to the East Coast, and now, throughout the world. What began as a small local church has now grown into an international ministry of over 1,800 fellowships throughout the world.

We invite you to find out more about who we are today, what we believe, where we are throughout the world; and we invite you to join us as we meet and worship our wonderful Lord and Savior, study His Word, fellowship together, grow in His grace, and desire to make disciples and go into all the world.
 
For more in-depth information about the Calvary Chapel movement, our history, and Pastor Chuck Smith, please visit the Calvary Chapel Association website at http://calvarycca.org/
 
Source taken from http://calvarycca.org/history/
Our Present and Future
 
The Calvary Chapel movement that began in 1965 continues today!   If you would like to find out more about what’s happening today you are invited to visit the Calvary Chapel Magazine website at https://www.calvarymagazine.org/
 
The Calvary Chapel Magazine website is a great resource to see what events are taking place throughout the Calvary Chapel family all over the world!