Our Story

How it all started...

In 1965, Pastor Chuck Smith began his ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa with just twenty-five people. At a pivotal time in history, Pastor Chuck welcomed all, young and old, without judgment, into the local church. With a sincere concern for the lost, Pastor Chuck and Kay Smith made room in the church and their home for a generation of hippies and surfers, serving in the midst of a powerful movement of the Holy Spirit that spread from the West Coast to the East Coast and throughout the world.

In his ministry, he emphasized the teaching of the Word of God. In the wake of that move of the Holy Spirit, what began as a small local church grew into an international family of over 1700 churches around the world. Pastor Chuck's simple, yet sound, expositional approach to teaching the Bible has helped millions better understand God’s Word.

Meet the pastor

Pastor Rick and Mercedes Miller have been married and serving in ministry for almost 35 years.  God called them in 2004 to plant Calvary Grapevine.

They have a strong heart for hospitality and ministering to Jesus by faithfully caring for those around them, both within and outside the walls of the church.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather for intercessory prayer at 8:30 am and church at 10 am.