Chuck Smith Biography
Chuck Smith is an American pastor and is the founder of the Calvary Chapel movement. Smith’s influence extends to more than 800 churches nationwide and hundreds overseas. Some of which are among the largest churches in the United States. He is referred to as the most influential figures in modern American Christianity.
Chuck Smith Age
He was born on June 25, 1927, in Ventura, California and is 86 years old
Chuck Smith Nationality
He is an American national born to both American parents
Chuck Smith Family
He is the second born of four children born to Charles Smith and Maude Smith.
Chuck Smith Education
He went to Santa Ana High School where he graduated in 1945 and joined LIFE Bible college where he was ordained as pastor for the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
Chuck Smith Death
Smith had been fighting a long battle against terminal lung cancer, and on the 3rd of October, 2013 he had trouble breathing and he had a heart attack.
Chuck Smith Calvary Chapel
He is the founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement which started as a Christian Commune. When the church was founded, it operated as a cross-cultural missions organization that bridged the so-called generation gap during the Vietnam War Period.
Calvary Chapel set the way for a less formal and contemporary approach in its worship and public crusades such as baptisms in the Pacific and crusades on the beach. It’s commentary-style of preaching kept the Calvary Chapels close to the text of the Bible and was readily comprehensible by many listeners. His impact on evangelical Christianity is profound, widespread, and largely undisputed.
In his 1978 book End Times, He predicted the generation of 1948 would be the last generation, and that the world would end by 1981. He supported his beliefs again in his 1980 publication Future Survival saying that from his understanding of the biblical prophecies, he is convinced that God would come for his church before the end of 1981. When the prediction failed, Smith ended up losing a large number of his followers.
He also attracted criticism for drawing connections between disasters and divine wrath against abortion as well as homosexuality.
Chuck Smith Books
Smith has a number of publications based on christian life, including the following:
- Why Grace Changes Everything
- Calvary Chapel Distinctives
- Effective Prayer Life
- Living Water: The Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life
- The Word For Today Bible
- The Final Act