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Chuck Smith died (dead) at age 86, founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement


Chuck Smith, founder of the Calvary Chapel movement which began some 58 years ago in 1965 in Costa Mesa, California has died and went to be with the Lord Jesus today at the age of 86.  Chuck Smith, known for having a “come as you are” approach to ministry and evangelism began with sharing the gospel to the hippies and surfers in the early 1960’s and over the years many of those hippies and surfers became pastors and leaders within the Calvary Chapel movement.

I have much respect for Chuck Smith, with his expository teachings through the whole Bible book by book, chapter by chapter, and I personally grew in my Christian faith through Chuck Smith and through Calvary Chapels around the world.   I know I can say the same for thousands of other Christians around the world whom have been impacted through Chuck Smith and Calvary Chapel.

Chuck Smith fought the good fight in the Christian faith, and served to the very end with battling lung cancer for the last couple years.  He will be remembered with much respect and he is with the Lord in glory now, which is far better than anything in this world.

More posts on the death of Chuck Smith and his influence through the Calvary Chapel movement:

  • Chuck Smith dies at the age of 86 link (Christian Post)
  • Chuck Smith , 86, Dies After Cancer Battle link  (Christianity Today)
  • Chuck Smith, pastor link (Wikipedia)

To the family and those impacted through Chuck Smith may the Lord give you peace, strength, and comfort during this time.  Our love and prayers to you.

Kelly Powers

Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord–   for we walk by faith, not by sight–   we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.   Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. (2 Corinthians 5:6-9 NAS)


One thought on “Chuck Smith died (dead) at age 86, founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement

  1. Thank you chuck smith for reaching the hippies for I had the experience to work with one of the hippies, he is a orthopedic knee surgeon. From the day I met Dr klenck their was something special about him. I could not put my finger on it, until he asked me was I saved. I replied yes. We talked about 107.9 radio station he asked me who did I listen to….I said Grieg Laurie . Then he told me about chuck smith…then I waited for he radio teaching to come on :)))). I love the way that you and all of the pastors teach. I am always happy and eager to share what I have learned from one of the shows with friends and family. Most of all I love telling people about you paster chuck, and how I got to meet, study and work with a hippie that you bought to Christ.

    Posted by Tessa Bonman | October 29, 2013, 4:48 AM

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