Who We Are
Today and a publishing house by the same name that continues to share his teaching ministry. Calvary Chapel Bible College was established in 1975 as an intensive Bible study program and continues to help people grow in their knowledge of God and His Word today.
Calvary Chapel government is simplistic. The pastor is responsible for the church, responsible to hear from God, and responsible to feed and love His people faithfully. Our church has a board, as required by most states, that is made up of mature Christians who can advise the pastor with respect to the operations and decisions of the church.
Calvary Chapel sets itself apart from other Christian groups, but what really matters is what we have in common as Christians. These are the essence of Christianity, and agreed upon by virtually all born again believers.
The essential doctrines of the infallibility of God’s Word
The virgin birth of Christ
Jesus’ sinless life, His death for our sins, and His bodily resurrection
Christ’s ascension to glory and personal return to rule the earth
Calvary Chapel was founded in 1965 by Pastor Chuck Smith, which began as a 25-person congregation in Costa Mesa, California. This church has now grown to over 30,000 in attendance and spawned over 1,000 churches across the world. Pastor Chuck Smith also launched a radio program called The Word for
About Calvary Chapel
In the summer of 1999, a small home fellowship met on Saturday nights learning verse by verse the book of Romans. Numbers quickly grew, and it became clear that the Lord had a work for us to do in Georgetown, Texas. Two months later, Sunday services were being held. By the spring of 2000, our radio ministry was launched, and by the summer, we were
baptizing people and sharing the gospel wherever possible.
The church is now located in the Northwest area of Georgetown on Shell Road. We are a diverse and family-oriented church. We often hold services outside under the oak tree when the weather is good. As a church family, we know it won’t be long now before Jesus Christ returns to this earth and
takes all Christians home to be with Him for all eternity. What a great day that will be! Until then, we will “continue steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers”. (Acts 2:42)