Chuck Smith

With a sincere concern for the lost, Pastor Chuck Smith 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, bringing thousands of young people to Jesus Christ.

It all began in 1965, when Pastor Chuck started a church in Southern California consisting of only twenty-five people. That church, known as, Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, has now grown into a church that draws about 25,000 people weekly. From the beginning, Pastor Chuck welcomed all, young and old, without judgment, placing his emphasis on the teaching of the Word of God.