Calvary is a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Him and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are a non-denominational church, not opposed to denominations as such, only to the emphasis of non-Biblical teachings that divide the body of Christ. We believe the true basis of Christian fellowship is God's love, which is greater than our differences and proves that we are truly His.
We believe worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore, we remain flexible so that the Holy Spirit may direct our worship.
We believe worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore we give great place to music in our worship.
We believe worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore we emphasize verse by verse Biblical teaching so God can instruct us how to worship and know Him.
We believe worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore we look for change and growth in our lives as the supreme evidence that we are truly worshiping Him.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16, 2 Pet. 1:21).
We believe there is one God, eternally exisitant in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Gen 1:1, Matt 28:19, John 10:30).
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isa. 7:14, Matt 1:23, Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Heb. 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Cor. 15:3, Eph. 1:7, Heb. 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25, I Cor. 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11).
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of humanity; and that all are justified only by faith in the shed blood of Christ and that only by God.s grace, through faith alone, we are saved (John 3:16-19, 5:24, Rom. 3:23, 5:8-9, Eph. 2:8-10, Titus 3:5).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:9, 1 Cor. 12:12-13, Gal 3:26-28).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly Life (Rom. 8:13-14, I Cor. 3:16; 6:19-20, Eph. 4:30, 5:15).
The Calvary Story
The fellowship of believers now known as "Calvary Chapel" began in the late 1960's in one small, nondenominational church. Pastor Chuck Smith, who'd spent 17 years pastoring various churches throughout California and Arizona, became the pastor of a church in Costa Mesa, California which called itself "Calvary Chapel."
Through his many years of pastoring, Pastor Chuck became convinced that a new approach to ministry was needed. Rather than preaching an evangelistic message every Sunday, he began to teach verse-by-verse through the Word of God, starting at Genesis and working his way through to Revelation.
Within two years, the small church in Costa Mesa had grown so dramatically that there was no longer room in the church to hold all the members. About, the same time, Pastor Chuck's wife, Kay, began to feel that they needed to reach out to the "hippies" of that era.
Chuck and Kay eventually made the decision to open their home and their church to these young people, teaching the revelation of God's love for them through the sacrificial death of His Son, Jesus.
Pastor Chuck became the founder of what was is now referred to as the "Jesus Movement", witnessing God's miraculous power as the Lord dramatically transformed the lives of these young people. The Calvary Chapel saga had begun.
Today, the original Calvary Chapel church in Costa Mesa, CA is home to over 30,000 believers. In addition, there are over 1,000 Calvary Chapel "affiliates churches" that have been planted throughout America and around the world.
After almost 25 years spent in wonderful fellowship with several Calvary Chapels, in 1999 the Lord called Tim Brock with an overwhelming leading into the pastoral ministry.
The foundations of Calvary Chapel of Davis were laid in prayer. Pastor Greg Brock of Calvary Chapel of Dixon asked his brother Tim and his wife Linda to pray about planting a Calvary Chapel in Davis. Tim and Linda prayed for about a year before the Lord led them to Davis. Tim was ordained in 2001 by Pastor Bill Manley of Calvary Chapel of Shasta Lake, CA.
After consulting with other Calvary Chapel Pastors in the area, Pastor Tim and Linda began Sunday morning services on September 2, 2001 in a rented room at the public library in Davis. In the spring of 2002, Calvary Chapel moved its Sunday service a City of Davis facility located at 3rd and B Street. In early 2006, services were moved to the Lutheran Ministry Center located on the southwest corner of Covell Ave. and Oak St.
Pastor Tim's passion is to make our fellowship the best fed sheep with the Word of God and best loved people in Davis. His goal is to teach the fellowship Gods truth in a practical, down to earth, and relevant way that will cause them to grow in their relationship with God and bring forth much fruit for His glory.