Calvary Chapel Asheville is an affiliate of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa founded in 1965 by Pastor Chuck Smith. His ministry began with just twenty-five 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 1500 fellowships throughout the world.
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This video documents the move of God’s Spirit and the faith and obedience of a man (Chuck Smith) that has become known as the Calvary Chapel Movement.