I am so very grateful for the life and legacy of Pastor Chuck Smith, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement.  He entered the presence of the Lord early this morning after a bout with lung cancer.

No one will probably ever know how many tens of thousands of people have come to know the Lord Jesus Christ through the ministries of Calvary Chapel.  Over the years I have deeply appreciated his commitment to the Bible as the word of God and the simple, clear way that he taught through the Scriptures.  Dr. Robert Saucy concurs:  “Pastor Chuck Smith was a truly faithful Bible teacher.  He was a courageous person committed to the authority and power of God’s word.”

Talbot School of Theology joins its many Calvary friends in grieving this loss, but we celebrate the extraordinary legacy of this great Christian leader.