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Smith, Charles Ward “Chuck” (b. 1927)

  1. Dietrich Gotthilf Buss

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1271

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Buss, D. G. 2011. Smith, Charles Ward “Chuck” (b. 1927). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Chuck Smith was born in 1927 to Charles and Maude Smith in Ventura, California. He is the pastor of Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, California, and founder of the Calvary Chapel church movement. In 2007 some 1,400 churches are affiliated in the Calvary Chapel Outreach Fellowships (CCOF). Of these, 350 are outside the United States. Church affiliation requires adherence to the “Calvary Chapel Distinctives.”


  • Smith, Charles Ward “chuck” (b. 1927);
  • Smith and LIFE bible college, in Los Angeles;
  • Smith's bible expositional preaching