History of Calvary Chapel

Calvary Chapel

It was in 1965 when Pastor Chuck Smith began his ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa with only twenty-five people. At a pivotal moment in history, Pastor Chuck welcomed everyone, young and old, without judgment, to the local church. With sincere concern for the lost, Pastor Chuck and Kay Smith made room in the church and home for a generation of hippies and sufferers, serving in the midst of a powerful movement of the Holy Spirit that stretched from the west coast to the east coast and around the world.