Calvary Chapel

Simply teaching the Bible, simply!

Calvary Distinctives

Calvary Chapel is a fellowship of churches that involve over 1800 churches and ministries around the world. Each Calvary Chapel is unique in its own way, yet all churches are guided by shared core belief and a philosophy of ministry that unites them.

Pastor Chuck

The Lord began using Calvary Chapel in the 1960’s when Pastor Chuck Smith took over as the shepherd of a small flock of people named Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. The Lord blessed Pastor Chuck’s simple, straight forward exposition of the Bible, going through God’s Word chapter by chapter and verse by verse. The Lord has wonderfully and gracefully placed His Hand on the churches and missions of Calvary Chapel around the world, resulting in over 1,800 associated ministries under the umbrella of the Calvary Chapel Association.