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Beginning with the person Costa Mesa congregation in , Smith's influence now extends to "more than 1, churches nationwide and hundreds more overseas",  some of which are among the largest churches in the United States.
Beginning with the person Costa Mesa congregation in , Smith's influence now extends to "more than 1, churches nationwide and hundreds more overseas",  some of which are among the largest churches in the United States. He has been called "one of the most influential figures in modern American Christianity. In the late s, Smith was the campaign manager and worship director for healing evangelist Paul Cain. In March , Smith brought into his home the thenyear-old pentecostal evangelist Lonnie Frisbee with his wife Connie.
Chuck Smith paired him up with John Higgins who already had a Bible study going for youth; they started a Christian commune called "The House of Miracles. The Santa Ana church, led by Smith, grew and as of , was attended by 35, people and had spawned over 1, churches that have branched out as part of the Calvary Chapel Association. Smith has been called "one of the most influential Christian pastors in Southern California"  who "is known for training other prominent ministers.
At its beginning, Calvary Chapel operated as a cross-cultural missions organization that bridged the "generation gap" as it existed during the Vietnam War period. Calvary Chapel was a hub of the "Jesus People" phenomenon that existed at that time and was featured in Time Magazine for its success among "hippies" and young people. Calvary Chapel pioneered a less formal and contemporary approach in its worship and public meetings; for example, it did outreaches on the beach, and baptisms in the Pacific Ocean.
Calvary Chapel's rolling commentary-style of preaching kept the Calvary Chapels close to the text of the Bible and was readily understandable by many hearers.
Calvary Chapel developed its own internal training early for multiplication of church leaders and pastors; by pioneering a more informal and contemporary style in its church practices, Calvary Chapel reached large numbers in Costa Mesa, CA and expanded easily by adding many pastors and new congregations in many locations. The impact of Chuck Smith and Calvary Chapel on evangelical Christianity is profound, widespread, and largely unheralded.
Rather than being a teacher of systems and methods of growing large churches elements of which frustrated him in his denominational experience , Chuck Smith taught the Bible at pastors' conferences modeling in word and deed what he felt was the critical core of Calvary Chapels.
In his book End Times , Smith predicted the generation of would be the last generation, and that the world would end by at the latest. When the world failed to end, many disillusioned followers left the Calvary Chapel movement. Smith attracted criticism for drawing connections between disasters such as the September 11 attacks and divine wrath against homosexuality and abortion.
Smith has also been criticized publicly with allegations that he has tolerated financial  and sexual  improprieties within the Calvary Chapel movement. In , Smith was instrumental in removing his son, Chuck Smith Jr. On June 19, , six days before his 20th birthday, Smith married Kay Johnson. She served as director of the women's ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa for many years. Smith's four children currently work or have worked in the ministry. On December 27, , in the early morning hours, Smith suffered a minor stroke in his home and was immediately hospitalized.
Smith announced during the New Years Day service that he had lung cancer. Smith died from lung cancer on October 3, , at his home in Newport Beach, California , at the age of After he was buried, his funeral was held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, where more than churches worldwide planned to show his tribute, live via webcast.
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We also hope that it will be a reminder of the philosophy of ministry and its Biblical basis that has been passed to us — and now ours to pass to others. For those of you who have only known Pastor Chuck through recordings or his books and have become part of the Calvary Chapel family, we know you will be encouraged and reaffirmed. To countless others — whom we may never meet until that Great Day, when our work is done — we pray you will be edified and encouraged, as we are all part of the Church, the Bride of Christ. Pastor Chuck had been the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa for almost 50 years and in Christian ministry for some 65 years. He was 86 years old when he entered Glory. His impact on the Christian Church in the 20th century was like few others.
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Chuck Smith THE MAN GOD USES
Proverbs reads, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. And when that reverence moves us to seek God through His Word, we gain understanding. Join Pastor Chuck on a journey from Genesis to Revelation as he draws out God's biblical wisdom for life in daily devotional readings.
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Pastor Chuck has been crucial in my own 44 year ministry and has personally ministered to me in many, many ways over the past four decades.
Chuck Smith Studies
Works of the Law, or Fruit of the Spirit? The Book of Galatians, written by the Apostle Paul, sets us free from legalism and brings us into a living relationship with God through faith. All may come freely unto God on the basis of God's love and grace, and not on the grounds of our good merit of works.
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Chuck Smith Bible Commentary
This page documents the false predictions from Chuck Smith's own writings. In principle, Chuck Smith rejects setting a date for the return of Jesus Christ and he has even condemned other ministers for their date setting. For instance, Chuck Smith said:. So Jesus is saying that no man knows the day, or the hour, only the father. So that anyone who presumes to know the day or the hour is making an unbiblical presumption.
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