HolyCoast: Pastor Chuck Smith, Founder of Calvary Chapel, Scheduled for Lung Cancer Surgery

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Pastor Chuck Smith, Founder of Calvary Chapel, Scheduled for Lung Cancer Surgery

From Active Christian Media:
Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel announced this morning that he has lung cancer. He also said he has never smoked a day in his life, and he's scheduled for surgery next week.
I wish him the best. He's certainly had a big impact on churches, starting Calvary Chapel in 1965 as pretty much a hippie church, and expanding to a worldwide association of like-minded fellowships. He's probably more responsible than anyone for the expansion of contemporary music into worship services (but I forgive him for that - not a big fan of contemporary Christian music, as anyone who is a regular reader will know).

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

O pastor Chuck really needs your forgiveness for committing such a horrible sin before God and before you by allowing Love Song to sing about Jesus Christ. Pastor Chuck embodies faithfulness to the whole counsel of Christ and by the grace of God impacted a whole generation throughout the world.

Anonymous said...

Pastor Chuck is such a blessing to me, the Lord has used Him throughout my whole life. My Dad was a hurting, lonely, lost drug dealer when he heard Xavier Ries tell him about the love of Jesus. My dad served with Raul Ries and then began a home bible study in a small town in northern California that 25 years later grew to 600 precious people. I was raised in God's Word, I went to Bible College and I married a man of God and we're expecting our first little one with whom we will do our best to share the love of Jesus. I thank God that He used Pastor Chuck to reach Xavier to reach my dad to reach me to reach my baby. I look forward to humming and singing all of those sweet Maranatha songs to my little one, just like my beautiful mom sang to me 28 years ago. Lord please bless our Pastor Chuck. -Rachel

Rick Moore said...

Actually, I liked Love Song and even had a couple of their albums, but a lot of the rest of the music was crap.

Lighten up, Skippy.

george said...

Hey Active Christian Media

Thanks for the kind words about Pastor Chuck. I know he would forgive for your lack of good taste in music so who am I to hold it against you?

Rick Moore said...

Actually, George, I have very good taste in music which is why most of the stuff that's called contemporary Christian just ticks me off. Being ticked off is no way to start a worship service, so I just avoid it.

Anonymous said...

Yea, the rest of the Album was, "Crap". Rick, ignorant statements about Chuck is not appreciated at this time. Find an alternative context to devalue what Christian music has become. If there's anyone who has held a high standard for worship it's pastor Chuck pure and simple. I wish the best.

Rick Moore said...

You seem to have a comprehension problem there, Skippy. I liked Love Song - the group, and song, and their albums. It's the other music coming out of the whole hippie church thing I couldn't stand.

Anonymous said...

I wish you the best, RIck! Skippy.

Rick Moore said...

Right back at ya, Skippy! No harm intended.

Dave said...

This is my first occasion to view your blog. After what I have just read, it will be my last.

Nightingale said...

Bye Dave.

Most of contemporary Christian music pales in comparison to the old hymns, because the latter have good theology woven throughout.

What I did like about the music at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, and I was a regular member from 1976 to the mid 80's, were the songs that put the Psalms to music. They were catchy tunes that helped you memorize Scripture.

Hang tough Pastor Chuck, you're in my prayers.

Rick Moore said...

Unwad your undies, Dave. You'll live.