Chuck Smith and the Calvary Chapel
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Chuck Smith and the Calvary Chapel

Chuck Ward was an American pastor who was also known as Chuck Smith. He was born in 1927 and is still alive though his health has been on the decline since 2009. He had a minor stroke in that year but was courageous enough to return to work. Unfortunately, he announced that he now has lung cancer and was expected to have surgery early this year. He is featured here in this collection of psychological beliefs concerning the future based on religious doctrine and human reasoning.

Chuck Ward was an American pastor who was also known as Chuck Smith. He was born in 1927 and is still alive though his health has been on the decline since 2009. He had a minor stroke in that year but was courageous enough to return to work.  Unfortunately, he announced that he now has lung cancer and was expected to have surgery early this year. He is featured here in this collection of psychological beliefs concerning the future based on religious doctrine and human reasoning.

Chuck started his minister in the 1950’s after graduating from LIFE Bible College.  He began as a Pastor for International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.  He also had close ties with the evangelist Paul Cain; performing the duties of worship director and campaign manager. He left these churches and tried a few others until he found Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California.

In the 1960’s amid the Jesus Movement, Chuck started an outreach program for youths which he called the House of Miracles. This program was one of the biggest ever of its kind.

His little church has over 35, 000 members and now has branched out to 1,000 other churches that have become part of the worldwide fellowship.  Smith is considered one of Southern California’s most influential spiritual leaders.  His appeal in the late 60’s was the informal way of rendering a service.  This drew in the masses in Costa Mesa especially his services held on the beach and helped the little church grow to the size it is today.

Smith believed that the last generation for humankind as we know it started in 1948 and would end around 1981. He based his belief on biblical interpretations of the last book of the Bible. He formulated this conviction in 1978 and reiterated it in his book, "Future Survival." He did say he could be mistaken, but also said this was a very deep conviction coming from his heart.

In 2001, The Los Angeles Times reported Chuck’s believe that 911 was part of the Bible predictions leading to the end.

In 2006, Christianity Today   reported that members were concerned of misappropriation of funds and sexual misconduct at Calvary Chapel.  Father and son Chuck Smith Junior entered into a court battle over these issues as well as control of the 400 radio stations. 

The styles of father and son are so very different that the elder Smith has demanded that his son remove the name Calvary Chapel from his own little church. 

The World of Todais one of his outreach program providing biblical sermons.

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Comments (10)

As usual friend, excellent work. Thanks

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thank you Abdel

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Well informative article about this pastor and his fellowship.

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thanks Ron

Nice share, carol :)

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thanks Aileen

Thank you my sister Carol for the report on Pastor Chuck Smith. Voted. I always appreciate your amazing writing in so many articles. Requesting your guidance and support.

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thanks Paulose

Thanks for sharing another great piece of work.

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thanks for reading Martin

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