Pastor Chuck Smith, 86, has died

. . . and is joyously with the Lord (Thursday morning, Oct. 3rd).  Here are a couple of article links about the man who started the nondenominational Calvary Chapels.  He was sharp to the end, giving his last sermon just last month.

Christianity Today

The Christian Post

Update 10/13:  (1) A surfer’s memorial–a paddle out- will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Huntington Beach pier, north side, starting at 10 am.  (2) The large public memorial service will be at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Oct. 27, starting at 5 pmUpdate:  You can watch the tribute at Chuck’s website.

Update:  There is a new web page up that is Chuck Smith’s biography, basically.

You may have heard already that Smith’s son-in-law, Brian Broderson, is the new senior pastor.  The Orange County Register published a pretty detailed article on Chuck and Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa here, and there are links to more related articles at the Register, too.

Update 10/20:  I didn’t go to the paddle out, but images of it were displayed at the service today.  Very awesome!  A DVD of it is planned.

3 thoughts on “Pastor Chuck Smith, 86, has died”

  1. I’m so sorry to hear of this. Thank you for posting. By the way, I found your blog on “Freshly Pressed!” Congratulations!


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