Founder of Calvary Chapel movement, Pastor Chuck Smith, to begin chemo and radiation


By Dan Wooding

Pastor Chuck Smith

Pastor Chuck Smith, the 84-year-old senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California, is about to start chemotherapy for his lung cancer.

This was revealed by Mike MacIntosh, one of the early converts of the Jesus People Movement, writing on his Facebook page.

MacIntosh, the senior pastor of Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego, California, on Saturday, January 14 said, “Chuck Smith is doing fine. I spoke with him last week and this cancer is not going to separate him from Jesus. Please pray for him as he will begin chemotherapy next week and then radiation.

“He’s the all-time great guy and would never complain, so let’s bathe him in prayer.”


  1. I am praying for you Pastor Chuck! Of all pastors I’ve sat under and listened to, you have been the MOST influential in my life. I know you are trusting the Lord and I am too. I pray for a complete recovery and for His will. May He keep you in perfect peace as you go down this new journey of faith. I love you as a servant of Jesus.

    In Christ,


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