Thousands gather to honor life of Pastor Chuck Smith

By Mark Ellis A capacity crowd at The Pond in Anaheim paid tribute tonight to the life and ministry of one of the 20th Century’s most significant American Pastor Jon Courson recalls Chuck Smith’s fatherly influence pastors and one of God’s great servants – Pastor Chuck Smith. Uncounted multitudes watched and listened around the world via radio and the Internet. “It is not often that a man comes around who impacts.

Chuck Smith Memorial Service to Include Global Webcast From 18,000-Seat Arena

By Alex Murashko , Christian Post Reporter (Photo: CCCM) SANTA ANA, Calif. — Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa announced plans for a public memorial service for Pastor Chuck Smith, who died after a battle with lung cancer nearly two weeks ago, that include hosting the event at the more than 18,000-seat capacity Honda Center arena in Anaheim, Calif., on Oct. 27. Additionally, more than 200 churches worldwide presently plan to show.

Praise for humility, tenacity of Calvary Chapel’s Chuck Smith

By KENDRA ABLAZA SANTA ANA – It was just Sept. 29 that senior pastor Chuck Smith led three Sunday services in front of thousands of people at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. Smith’s son, Chuck Smith Jr., said it was his father’s character to defy weakness, even while facing a fatal illness. “He couldn’t help himself,” Chuck Smith Jr. told crowds totaling about 15,000 at the church’s three morning services.

Chuck Smith memorial Oct. 27; Brodersen chosen successor

The public event is planned for 5 p.m. at the Honda Center; a private event is this weekend. By RON GONZALES / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER SANTA ANA – A public memorial for Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa Pastor Chuck Smith, who died last week, is planned for Oct. 27 at the Honda Center, and Brian Brodersen, who had been associate pastor, was chosen to succeed Smith as senior pastor, the.

Chuck Smith, Minister Who Preached to Flower Children, Dies at 86

By PAUL VITELLO The Rev. Chuck Smith, a Southern California minister who shepherded flower children and rock ’n’ roll into the conservative wing of the evangelical movement while building a religious organization that grew to encompass 700 congregations and hundreds of radio stations, died on Oct. 3 at his home in Newport Beach, Calif. He was 86. Calvary Chapel The Rev. Chuck Smith The cause was lung cancer, said a.

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