Welcome to the Calvary Chapel Association Web Site
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. And 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. His teaching ministry was accompanied by a fresh offering of simple worship music. The combination of the Word and Worship resulted in masses of people coming to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Soon, many also found that the Bible is a Book for all to study and grow from and that resulted in many young men being called by the Lord into the ministry. And since that time, the Lord has wonderfully and gracefully placed His Hand on the churches and missions of Calvary Chapel around the world, resulting in over 1,600 associated ministries under the umbrella of the Calvary Chapel Association.
We are simply a group of like minded men that adhere to a simple philosophy of ministry.
- If you are looking for a Calvary Chapel in your area, you can use the Church Locator.
- If you are looking for a good Bible Training center in your area of the world, checkout the Bible Colleges.
- If you are interested in who are the men that help build and serve the Calvary’s in your area, you’ll find it in Regional Leadership.