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Statement of Faith

Calvary Chapel Ridgecrest has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only to their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ. We believe that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is His (Agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess. Therefore, it is only through His love that we have the right to claim ourselves as Christians.
 
We Believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative inerrant Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21).
 
We Believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30).
 
We Believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25, I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19): His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 1:7).
 
We Believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature; and that all are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God's grace, through faith alone, are we saved (John 3:16-19, 5:24, Romans 2:23, 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5).
 
We Believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).
 
We Believe  in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8-9, I Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28).
 
We Believe  in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose dwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (Romans 8:13-14, I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30, 5:18).
 

History of Calvary Chapel

In 1965, Pastor Chuck Smith began his ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa with just 25 people. From the beginning, Pastor Chuck welcomed all, young and old, without judgment, placing his emphasis on the teaching of the Word of God. His simple, yet sound, biblical approach draws 25,000 people weekly.

 

With a sincere concern for the lost, Pastor Chuck made room in his heart and his home for a generation of hippies and surfers, generating a movement of the Holy Spirit that spread from the West Coast to the East Coast, and now, throughout the world. What began as a small local church has now grown into an international ministry of over 1,500 fellowships throughout the world.

 

For a more in-depth look at the history of Calvary Chapel, we recommend reading The Reproducers. You can download a free digital copy as a PDF here  or ePub here.

 

You can also visit Calvary Chapel Association for more information about and/or to locate other Calvary Chapel churches.

History of Calvary Chapel Ridgecrest

Calvary Chapel Ridgecrest began as a home bible study in 1980. In the first Sunday in October, Pastor Glenn shared his first Sunday morning message.

In 1982 we officially incorporated with the state of California as a church.

There were approximately 25 people as of the first Sunday in October, and today counting children and adults there can be up to 400 in attendance on Sunday Mornings.

 

Visit our Videos page for a Video highlighting the first 35 years of Calvary Chapel Ridgecrest

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Our Pastoral Staff
Glenn Hill, Senior Pastor
Terry Morrison, Associate Pastor
John Paul, Assistant Pastor
David Shipley, Worship Pastor
Jim Humphrey, Assistant Pastor

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Calvary Chapel Ridgecrest
210 E. Springer Avenue
Mailing address: P.O. Box 2138
Phone: 760-375-3133
Office Hours: 
Monday-Thursday 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.