Calvary Chapel, Richmond
Calvary Chapel Richmond is a growing community of believers seeking to know Christ personally through the simple verse by verse teaching of God’s word. Our desire is to be conformed into His image through the power of the Holy Spirit and to bring glory to God.
As a church we are devoted to the apostles teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer, much like the early church was. The atmosphere is relaxed, informal, and inviting, with worship that is spiritual, warm, and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa
Calvary Chapel is a non-denominational evangelical Christian church that began with twenty-five people in Costa Mesa, California in 1965 by Pastor Chuck Smith. Pastor Chuck Smith was a key minister to the youth in what is called the Jesus movement of the 1960s. As he reached out to the youth of the counter-culture – the hippies, drug users, and those rebelling against cold traditions, many accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God gave the increase and thousands gave their lives to Christ.
Today, Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California, is listed among the world’s twenty largest churches with more than thirty-five thousand calling it their home church. It is number one of the ten largest Protestant churches in California. From this first Calvary Chapel many men were raised up who went out to plant new Calvary Chapel churches. These in turn raised up new pastors and church planters so that today there are over one thousand Calvary Chapels around the United States and the world.