The roots of Calvary Chapel can be found in Costa Mesa, California. A non-denominational Christian church, Calvary Chapel was founded by Pastor Chuck Smith in 1965. It has been estimated that over 8,000 baptisms were performed in a two year period at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in the mid 70’s. During that same period, Pastor Chuck Smith and his church were instrumental in bringing 20,000 conversions to the Christian faith. Chuck Smith has come to be known as a leading figure in what is today called “The Jesus Movement.” Miles away from Costa Mesa, Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia was born in November, 1981. Pastor Joe Focht started a Bible study with 20 people. God has abundantly blessed the teaching of His Word as this small Bible study group multiplied into hundreds, and then into thousands.
It was out of Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia that our Pastor, Dave Cummings, was called to start a Bible study in Quakertown. After having served on staff at Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia for over ten years, he was led to start Calvary Chapel of Quakertown.