WHO WE ARE
Calvary Chapel of the Raccoon River Valley began in the fall of 1999 as small Bible study and outreach of Heartland Christian Fellowship (Now Calvary Chapel Des Moines) and continues as a fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ. We are committed to the authority of God’s word and His personal working in and through our lives and fellowship. Pastor D.A. Haworth continues to teach verse by verse though God’s word and lead our fellowship.
We are a Bible-believing fellowship that exists to bring people into a closer relationship with God. We seek to accomplish this by proclaiming the Hope that is found in Christ Jesus, and equipping the body in fellowship and teaching through the Word of God verse-by-verse in simplicity.
In 1965, Pastor Chuck Smith began his ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa with just 25 people. From the beginning, Pastor Chuck welcomed all, young and old, without judgment, placing his emphasis on the teaching of the Word of God. His simple, yet sound, biblical approach drew 25,000 people weekly.
With a sincere concern for the lost, Pastor Chuck made room in his heart and his home for a generation of hippies and surfers, generating a movement of the Holy Spirit that spread from the West Coast to the East Coast, and now, throughout the world. What began as a small local church has now grown into an international ministry of over 1,800 fellowships throughout the world.
We invite you to visit calvarycca.org to find out more about who we are today, what we believe, where we are throughout the world; and we invite you to join us as we meet and worship our wonderful Lord and Savior, study His Word, fellowship together, grow in His grace, and desire to make disciples and go into all the world.