Shayn Roby’s Take: Pastor Chuck Smith impacted thousands lives by sharing the love and gospel of Jesus Christ. He impacted the life of the editor of ShaynRoby.com both indirectly and directly. If it were not for the ministry of Chuck Smith, the editor never would have had the House of Jeremiah to turn to when he was in dire need of overcoming addiction. The House of Jeremiah is a ministry that is operated by Calvary Chapel in Downey, California. Their Pastor, Jeff Johnson, was brought to Christ and prepared for the ministry under the wing of Chuck Smith. There is no doubt that Jesus has said to Chuck, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”
Chuck Smith, pastor and founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement has passed away today. He was 86 years old.
While we don’t agree with everything this man has taught (if you search our blog you would find some disagreement we have with Chuck Smith or those from Calvary Chapel), nevertheless I do believe he is a believer of Jesus Christ and that the Lord has used Him and that people have been saved by God through Him (and perhaps at times in spite of him if that makes sense).
One thing I’m continuously grateful for Chuck Smith and Calvary Chapel is their emphasis on a high view of the Word of God. In other words, I’m surprised sometimes of how their doctrine of the Word of God (bibliology) is quite solid. I think as a result of it, many within these churches have gone on to study the Word of…
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