Calvary Chapel’s Steady Slide Into Apostasy

In 1965 Chuck Smith founded what is now known as Calvary Chapel. The 1960’s were a tumultuous time in America. The Vietnam War was at its peak; the Cold War was still raging on; people were on edge following the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, and the youth were rebelling. Hippies began protesting the “establishment” and advocating “free love” and experimental drug use. These directionless youth were, perhaps providentially, being primed for someone to lead them.

 Calvary Chapel began with 25 people and has blossomed into a network of 1700 independent Calvary Chapels. Shortly after Smith began his bible study he was introduced to Lonnie Frisbee, who impressed Smith with his charisma. Frisbee was a long-haired, radical hippie and Jesus look-a-like who mentored the likes of Harvest Crusade’s Greg Laurie. Frisbee’s Jesus-like locks, and his connections to the hippie world meant growth for Calvary Chapel. By 1968, Frisbee was a leader within the Calvary Chapel movement, and by 1971 the Jesus Movement was well underway; influencing pop culture to the extent that Elton John made reference to “Jesus freaks” in his song Tiny Dancer. Frisbee and Smith were a dynamic team and arguably two of the most influential players in the Jesus Movement, yet in 1971 they parted ways due to Smith’s reluctance to embrace Frisbee’s enthusiasm for experience-based signs and wonders. Smith was known for being a verse by verse bible teacher, and rightly concluded that an emphasis on experience was dangerous; even coining the term “charismania”. This verse by verse emphasis generally continued throughout the Calvary Chapel movement, however, in recent years especially, there have been many egregious errors.

After Smith’s passing in late 2013, his son in law Brian Broderson took over the Costa Mesa operation (the Mecca of Calvary Chapel’s). Broderson has aligned himself with several emergent heretics, from Nicky Gumbel to Rick Warren. Of course, Broderson isn’t the only Calvary Chapel pastor to head down a dark path. Bob Coy resigned from Calvary Chapel  Ft. Lauderdale after being caught in adultery. Calvary Chapel Kendall’s Pedro Garcia quietly made his church a “Hillsong Family” church, submitting to their heretical network. Not long after, Pedro was removed due to “lifestyle choices”. It’s a sad day when a church that covered up pedophilia for decades removes you. I wonder what he did. Calvary Chapel Golden Spring’s pastor Raul Ries has allowed his degenerate son, Ryan, to not only serve in the church (ah… shameless nepotism), but has left his heretical endorsements unaddressed. Ryan is good friends with and promoter of Brian “Head” Welch, whom “God has led” back into the satanic band Korn, according to him. I thought God did not tempt anyone with evil. Maybe I missed something. Ryan also recently attended the Azusa Now apostasy gathering which included Lou Engle literally kissing the feet of a catholic priest. Ryan’s thoughts on that? ….“beyond epic”. On an “epic” note, I would encourage you to look at the official IRS 990 documents showing Raul Ries’ $500,000.00 per/year salary (not uncommon for mega church pastors). That’s epic… and might I add, thoroughly consistent with the biblical model… isn’t it?

Well, the plot thickens. I used to attend Calvary of Albuquerque, headed by pastor and CEO Skip Heitzig. Skip studied under Chuck Smith, and later came to Albuquerque to start his big business, and boy did he. With an average weekly attendance of 13,000, and friends like Franklin Graham; they have tremendous influence. For 3 years I was heavily involved here early in my christian walk, and was the leader of an apologetics ministry through their college group. Being at the church 3 days a week if not more was regular for me, and I saw first-hand the boyish and nepotistic nature of these guys. Skip had an assistant pastor named Chip. Skip and Chip (sounds like a cartoon); both employed their sons Nate and Jesse to “pastor”. Chip Lusko is also father to fledgling heretic Levi Lusko, who has received the coveted Passion Conference invitation 2 years in a row. Levi has also embraced the Alpha Course’s Nicky Gumbel, Steven Furtick, Carl Lentz, Ed Young Jr., and recently spoke with Joyce Meyer.

I regularly attended a bible study on Wednesday mornings with a man named Sam Garcia. Sam is both a bible study leader and the head of web development for Calvary Albuquerque. I left Calvary Chapel in 2012, but given my association with Sam, thought it fit to warn him of Levi Lusko’s heretical associations, given that Calvary still hosts Levi, and promotes his material. Levi is a good friend to all things Calvary Chapel as well as Greg Laurie and others. Truly hoping Sam would listen, I detailed Levi’s compromise over the last few years and showed that he was in sin by “mere” virtue of his promotion of false teachers. Here is what Calvary Chapel’s bible study “teacher” said to me.

“..to judge Levi Lusko as spiritually “dangerous” simply because you deemed Steven Furtick, Carl Lentz, John Piper, Beth Moore, Christine Caine, Rick Warren, Louie Giglio, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen and Brian Houston as dangerous. This simply tells me that you purport yourself to be a Berean but are the furthest thing from it. It is clear to me that you’ve never heard teachings from these people, but judge them as false teachers, prosperity teachers, or spiritually dangerous without ever having heard them.”

He then goes on to say,

“I encourage you to look at the extremely fruitful ministries of Steven Furtick, Carl Lentz, John Piper, Beth Moore, Christine Caine, Rick Warren, Louie Giglio, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen and Brian Houston.”

That’s right, folks; pope lover Rick Warren is a “fruitful” minister, according to Sam. If you had any doubt, this man told me that Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen were “EXTREMELY frutiful” ministers. Joel Osteen? This is the, “fill out your name” part of the test. Even Benny Hinn rebuked Joel Osteen….BENNY HINN; the other false teacher!! Any dunce with a shirt on can tell that Mr. “discover the champion in you” is a fraud. When a false teacher can spot a false teacher better than you, something is severely wrong. I still can’t believe what he wrote. Is this what Calvary Chapel has become? YES.

Skip still allows Rick Warren to be played on their radio station, Connection Radio, with no regard for his ecumenical agenda. On that note, Calvary’s second radio station, Star 88, was home to a weekly show called “Shock Therapy” where hipsters gathered to give advice that they are not qualified to give, as the questions are generally not related to hair gel or skinny jeans. On one such episode (2/4/2016), they began to promote contemplative prayer (@ 26:00min). These men are all employed by Calvary Chapel.

After receiving Sam’s shocking email, I sent an open letter addressed to as many Calvary Albuquerque “pastors” as I could, including their core group, asking if these statements were the held consensus of them and Skip personally. It has been over two months and I have yet to receive a response. This man says that Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Rick Warren, Christine Caine, Beth Moore, etc. are “extremely fruitiful” ministers, and nobody has a response???

Ichabod. Coming soon, to a door near you… the dove has left the building.

P.S. Calvary Chapel is in the midst of a split, as Brian Broderson resigned from the Calvary Chapel Association.

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  1. BOS says:

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK HERE AND EXCELLENT WRITE:

    Google: OC Weekly on Calvary Chapel, OC Weekly Calvary Chapel and How is Calvary Chapel Doing These Days and read all the articles. I’m not sure where you live but maybe you can get together and help the editor of O.C. Weekly expose this stuff (read his articles and he’s RIGHT). I’M glad you didn’t lie about Lonnie Frisbee like David Sabintino did (have you ever talked to Stan Frisbee Lonnie’s Brother (lives in Costa Mesa, CA 2020 Federal Way?). Perry Huckaba would talk about the lack of Chuck Smith and his role with Lonnie AND how played out (Perry used to help Baptize those in Water at the height of Jesus People Movement)=Lonnie got so THROWN UNDER THE BUS AND GALL OF Chuck Smith Sr., to call him a Samson at his Funeral=DOWNRIGHT EVIL WHEN HE KNEW NOTHING and didn’t correct the situation (meaning Smith Sr., would NOT correct sin, adultery, pedophiles in his church and or abused women or help them; Contact the #2 or #1 guy under C. Smith Sr., that they forced to resign for standing up for an abused wife that said the church/staff going to help her and SMITH sr. NOT; he’s been talking for years; last heard he was at Friends Church in Whittier-“Holly” would know who he is if want to track her down her mother was a famous artist in Whittier, the Pastor of that church should know who she is).
    Did you ever read books James Lloyd wrote on Calvary Chapel and Smith and his Empire. Some article read somewhere the Author thinks that C.C. going to implode and C. Smith Sr., wanted it that way. Look at all the in house fighting, read the O.C. Register and Los Angeles Times Articles over the years. READ:
    http://www.understandthetimes.org/commentary/c210sinking.shtml
    http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=O.C.+WEEKLY+ON+CALVARY+CHAPEL

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=OC+WEEKLY+CALVARY+CHAPEL

    tp://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=HOW+IS+CALVARY+CHAPEL+DOING+THESE+DAYS

    http://www.ocweekly.com/news/the-5-craziest-things-chuck-smith-of-calvary-chapel-ever-said-6455713

    http://www.ocweekly.com/news/dino-cardelli-former-calvary-chapel-pastor-in-arcata-convicted-of-molesting-stepdaughters-6473328 (READ so many articles on this: and worse: Calvary Chapel created a deceptive site and people who were blogging and posting C.C. was threatening to sue all those people who were exposing and commenting=I would call that warlockism. Could write books on the movement. DID YOU READ ALL THE COMMENTS https://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2017/01/19/breaking-lawsuit-between-calvary-chapel-visalia-pastor-bob-grenier-calvary-and-his-step-son-alex-grenier-has-been-dropped/comment-page-1/#comment-355092 (read all the comments on all the articles regarding Grenier on this site please).

    Deceptive Blog that Calvary Chapel created, to get people to post, then threateneing to sue because they had your url’s (url addresses). TOOK IT PUBLIC TO THE NEWS and David Wilkerson and REPORT CHURCH ABUSE LIST AT THE TIME which would have been during arcata California pedophile his two foster(?) daughters at the time Dino C. so sad. Have you read this: This was posted on a blog and have read many hours of abuses that gets covered up: Battle Hymn by John Scura/Dane Phillips would write it well in their book and The Marketing of Evil and his other reads: David Kupelian. The Planned Destruction of America by Dr. James W. Wardner to name a few. Pagan Christianity (green cover) by Frank Viola depicts it well.

    I greatly appreciate your response to my post. It is so discouraging sometimes that people involved in these groups cannot hear nor can they see. I feel like the Lord has shown me that we are to seek to warn them but, at some point, we have to stop trying.

    2 Thessalonians 2 tells us that they did not love the truth enough to remain in it. They have been given a strong delusion by the Lord Himself.
    While I find this terrifying, I realize that God is God. I want to encourage you by affirming that I know that what you have posted about all of these ministries is the absolute truth. I cannot explain the relief and freedom that I began to get when the Lord began to reveal to me what the enemy was doing in the deep darkness that these people in leadership are moving in.

    People have been conditioned to have a knee-jerk reaction to anything involving a conspiracy. This is nothing short of mind control operating in people as a whole. This has been done because there is indeed a conspiracy afoot and they have brilliantly hidden it.

    I am going to go out on a limb here and say a couple of things about the Vineyard and MorningStar. It took a great deal of warfare but finally I was able to discover that both organizations have existing and historical ties to Government Intelligence Agencies. When I talk about spiritual warfare these groups do not play. They do everything that they possibly can think of to make sure that darkness obscures what they are doing. I am not going to go into great detail here but I will say that the Jesus Movement that the Vineyard was large sprung from has strong ties to the CIA. Gerry Boykin has historical ties to Chuck Smith. Gerry Boykin is a Knight of Malta and he was in charge of the Special Operations Delta Teams at Fort Bragg, NC. Delta operators are nothing short of mind controlled killers. They are created by classified technology developed from project MK-Ultra. The book Thanks For the Memories by Brice Taylor is a great book to gain insight into this evil.

    Now Gerry Boykin is curiously very deeply connected to MorningStar. Matt Petersen was Associate Pastor at MorningStar. Now he is Currently Pastor at Winston Salem MorningStar Fellowship. Good old Matt Petersen was or more likely still is a CIA agent. Not kidding.

    A lot of people do not realize the deep ties that the intelligence agencies have to the occult. They would do well to find out. There is a great deal more to mention but I run the risk of losing too much credibility which has probably become tenuous from this post already.

    We are called to be wise as serpents. I have been driven to pursue this mandate personally because my freedom and life has depended on it.
    I highly recommend that folks do some research into the history of the Jesuits and their connection to people like the Rothschilds and Secret Societies all over the world. I promise you it will blow your mind! KW

    I DO NOT EXPECT YOU TO POST THIS: I’VE ALWAYS SAID THIS: C.C. was best in the WORD BUT TALKING AND LIVING IT WERE TWO DIFFERENT ITEMS. By the way, look at the young man that killed his entire family in New Mexico in Calvary Chapel movment; that made The Daily Beast. What was amiss there that no one picked up and so addicted to church that they can’t see these warning signs where killed entire family. talk about a VERY dysfunctional church community like so many. So busy doing church works/ministry that don’t even know the condition of your own kids=amazing.
    When read: Susan Forward, Herb Goldberg, Dr. Laura, David Elkind and Victoria Secunda Books and the so many unhealthy people; where is the church in all this.
    By the way the news articles aren’t wrong they could be sued for libel, slander and deformation of character.
    Did you read: “How Benny Hinn became our wacky neighbor” by john bloom. david wilkerson has B. Hinn apostasy and those items will take you to so many others and that he even says he’s giving money to the Vatican (what you said about Lou Engle=never liked that whole movement).
    My favorite Writers: are Leonard Ravenhill=brutal prophet (that went home to Glory) “Why Revival Tarries, America is Too Young to Die, Tried and Transfigured, Sodom had No Bible etc., and Apostolic Foundations/Reality, the Hope of Glory, Prophetic Call, True Fellowship etc. by Art (Aaron) Katz!
    VERY SAD WHAT THE CHURCH HAS BECOME AND THE CONDITION so many false shepherds, wolves, hirelings, snake oil salesmen, charlatans sold out for $ and # (bragging about how many sheep/people that are SO UNHEALTHY).
    Google: Scandal, People’s Negative Feedback, Abused by, Controversial Articles Calvary Chapel and or any pastor (that would apply to anyone) and do the reads. By the way in so-called church leaders in Christendom knew all this and more obviously part of the rat pack that he talks about in Battle Hymn because nothing done to date in way of correction and or accountability. You should hear the stories of the many calvary chapel victims it’s so sad.

    Beginning of Sorrows: appropriately named! going on for long time. My ? to God is how long are you going to let them prostitute and whore your name because he doesn’t get any money and their lack of helping homeless, fatherless, widow, orphan, poor, single parents and their children etc.

    • Leticia says:

      I had some difficulty reading your post (though it was interesting) because of the lack of punctuation and missing words made it very difficult to understand some of the content/continuity. Albeit it was very interesting.

      I listened to a radio interview of Chuck Smith a couple years ago and was shocked that he stated that “Catholics are Christians” too not to mention other questionable or unbiblical ideas he had discussed with the interviewer. With that in mind I was dismayed that Chuck’s brother, Paul Smith and his wife, were invited to preach at a church in Devore, CA. Not surprisingly wrong ideas and teachings can be shared within denominations and church franchises as well as nepotistic preaching families.

      I listened and watched closely and wasn’t surprised when Ruth Smith, Paul’s wife, told us all that she spoke at a Catholic women’s conference, at the same church, sharing about how these “lovely Catholic nuns”, whom she was fellowshipping with and teaching at their conference brought such joy to her in their fellowship. No one at the Devore Church batted an eye and only one other woman wondered about that comment.

      We too easily accept popular Christian pastors/teacher and their ministries and not question them or their teaching and associations with other heretical teachers, or their carnal emotional outbursts. Are we not able to judge one another righteously? This same church did not vet the background of the Smith’s, their teaching and another regular guest speaker and popular South African pastor/teacher (who’s on the outs) but blamed THEIR OWN lack of discernment (they claim to be a discernment church) on the fault of the S.African heretic because he didn’t tell them what he actually believed. Go figure?

      I believe your connection with MKUltra and black ops and the infiltration of the Christian church as devilish but if they were truly Bereans we wouldn’t they have seen this all and held their ground? The pride within man and cult of personality is alive in well and not just a problem within the political realm but that also of the spiritual.

  2. BOS says:

    P.S. Hillsong has an HORRIFIC over 30-40 year Pedophile Cover-up by Brian Houston son of Frank Houston (donelley.wordpress.com has post).

  3. BOS says:

    By the way: Church Correction List Knew this at the time: Greg Laurie stood a women up and called her a “donkey’s ass” for wanting to leave her husband who was molesting the children. Mary Vega/Perez. Personally, no one should have stayed, they all should have left because that could be advice given to them. Knew people who went to talk to him, to correct him; refused to see. So, when glanced at his book of his life, he who grew up dysfunctional (mother lot’s of marriages) does nothing like C. Smith Sr. to lift/bear the burden and then praying for people to die that correct their ministry (ask Steve ? would have to track him down in Riverside, CA)=son ended up decapitated in that car accident=indicative of praying for people to die. (also happened to don long and S.B., got up to preach and dropped dead=people were correcting them and a pastor knew that they were praying for people to die=different movement). by the way, jan/paul crouch common knowledge that they were asking their employees to die that came against their ministry. “Losing My Religion” by Wm Lobdell. Church correction list knew all this: Handbook of Denomination and List is on ripoffreport.com under search box: John Paul Jackson under Tammy’s Lament. Grew up in a different movement won’t consider either of them churches; we do not know what a true looks like (do now) but consider them no different than mormon cults in building their pyramid scheme. God doesn’t get any money; nor the people help when they need it. From one who has networked poor, homeless, widows, single parents for over 30 years and getting no help from any big name ministry/denomination. THOSE WHO HAVE NOTHING GIVE OUT OF THEIR NOTHING.

    • Steve says:

      Do you have a source of this story about Greg Laurie calling a woman a donkey’s ass”? What is this Church Correction List?

  4. BOS says:

    CORRECTION: JAN/PAUL CROUCH sr., we’re having employees pray that people die that came up against and corrected their ministry. George Barna talked about that in his book “Frog in the Kettle” and David Wilkerson posted Paul damning people to hell that came against their ministry. Also, Crouches were taking and bragging and boasting that four of five lawyers died that came against their ministry (yet they stole manuscript from sylvia F.(?) made l.a. times and made it into a mega blockbuster movie. very sad read and they called themselves christian, christian what? warlocks/witches? again, media/church correction list knew this.

    • Coral Hahn says:

      Right? I knew a pastors wife who thought it funny that she cursed someone and that it happened…that was almost 10 yrs ago. I think she was largely ignorant tho…not a hardcore witch or something. Maybe I am wrong. Its disturbing to me that 70 percent of Christendom doesnt believe/know spiritual warfare. That only leaves 30 percent. Since 31.- Some percent of people in pew research centers statistics identify as Christian, thirty percent of that 31- point-some percent of the statistical information equals nine some percent of the population worldwide is fighting the spiritual battle.

      • bobbie says:

        Coral & Steve: I would have turned her in to Focus on the Family-H.B. London Jr., Charisma Magazine-Editor to Investigate and Report Church Abuse List which is on ripoffreport.com in search box type in John Paul Jackson’s name and the list is there (dropped Rick Joyner/Mike Bickle from list for corruption reasons) along with Handbook of Denominations has a bigger list of names and addresses. Yep, it’s amazing people don’t know about spiritual warfare Derek Prince works woke me up, his teachings and friends refer Books also. Thank you, this was sobering about Imprecatory Prayers. I’ve heard Pastors praying for someone to lose everything to come to Jesus and the man lost everything. Why would you be in a Church that cursed rather than blessed as Bible talks about Blessing and Cursing shouldn’t come from same mouth.
        found this also:
        Paul in this post this is disturbing on CC’s: https://www.thedailybeast.com/calvary-chapels-tangled-web (by David Sessions if doesn’t come up).

        Know of a true example of a witch by the name of Florence marrying a Pentecostal Preacher and they were married many years heard of the damage she did by her grandson; amazing stuff out there.

  5. BOS says:

    Reason why “they remove them quietly” is because they don’t want the tithe to go missing and or the # of congregants that brings in the tithe (sweep under carpet and hopefully it will all go away). I don’t like my tithe money going to molest, rape, sodomize and murder children (we are ALL God’s children no matter what age)! Amazing, the people (us stupid brainwashed people) still tithe, attend and throw our hard earned money at and for the most part the leadership doesn’t care whether we live or die and or have food on the table; so long as we keep them in their corrupt lavish lifestyle. Just google all the false ministries and see how they live. SO SAD!

    These false churches, leaders, big named ministries are robbing the $ that really should go to Orphans, Homeless, Fatherless, Widow, Alien what’s talked about in Matthew 25:31-end; Luke 14:all, Isaiah 10:all. How and why we do not question what they own, worth and where the money goes and who they help (lies of that) is beyond me! Worse, NOT to investigate who founded the Regime, Cult their History and or Foundations; that your tithing and attending and NOT researching to the unth degree where the money is going=absolutely amazing. Not to mention all that’s been exposed by Trinity Foundation in Dallas, TX, “Thieves by Trey Smith; Losing My Religion by William Lobdell, The Fleecing of Christianity by Jackie Alnor; Ungodly Fear by Stephen Parsons, Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola, Don’t Call Me Brother by Austin Miles (2nd Book also), Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse by Johnson/Van Vonderan and NOT reading and applying the Bible.

    I could have sat in the two cults grew up in: Foursquare and Assassins of their God=AoG’s and they would have NEVER gone through the Bible completely once from birth to death and the people love to have it so. “Exploiting the Need to Belong” by Stephen Parson’s and bethcavete.wordpress.com (“Coming Out Alive”). Toxic Faith by Stephen Arterburn so many great writes exposing and U-Tube Video’s exposing corruption on big names and why aren’t people heeding?

  6. BOS says:

    https://emergentwatch.com/2016/01/19/calvary-chapel-alert-pedro-garcia-double-agent-in-the-church/

    Case in point, sheep with rose-colored glasses on want to believe the best of their leadership and want to defend the lie without researching a matter and you want to believe the best of your Pastor/Leaders and NOT think they could be Warlocks/Witches and or in Sin! Why aren’t they researching a matter and demand TRUTH and accountability?

  7. BOS says:

    http://articles.latimes.com/2007/feb/28/local/me-calvary28 (WHAT DO YOU THINK)? This is the Classic Good Old Boy Network, sweep sin under the carpet, time and time again; throw victim(s) under the bus keep bank rolling corruption all the build an empire. James Lloyd wrote it well.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2006/sep/02/local/me-smiths2

    http://www.andyrowell.net/andy_rowell/2006/09/excellent_la_ti.html

    http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/march/7.53.html?tab=seminarygradschool&start=1

    http://michaelnewnham.com/?p=21198

    http://calvarychapelabuse.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/CCOF_CC_oversight1.pdf

    http://americansatanism.com/archives/505

    Just a number of articles; what does Orange County Register have and or O.C. Weekly?

  8. bighossbigcross says:

    A fascinating article. Churches continually maneuver for the trifecta of power, fame, and fortune. Call them out on it and they show you the door.

  9. Sounds to me like you have done good work but, you’ve gotten too busy listing the sins of others, and probably spent way too much time on this. The devil is pretty slick all right, and I believe you are speaking the truth, but he’s got you spending hours thinking about his crap, and you’ve not been thinking about Jesus. I get it. I’ve been there too. I never did ‘get’ churches, and how they operate. It has never worked for me. I like very small fellowships held in homes, where people worship Jesus, and each person brings special ministry to the group. Each member of Christ’s body comes to contribute. Each is honoured because it is the Spirit of God teaching encouraging and blessing through each other. It’s awesome. Big churches are not for me, and I no longer feel guilty about not belonging to one. Satan himself has entered in to those outfits. I say kepp it small, keep it tight, and study the Church in the Book of Acts to know how it should look. Power trips are not permitted. We are all equal, men and women. God Bless. Close the book on all this crap, and focus on Jesus. You will have peace. Pray for those who are deceived but do not make it your life. Love 2 u. By the way, I enjoy this web site, many many good articles. Good work! Especially your video on church deception. Keep up the good work!

    • Kate says:

      Dear Jerry Joe Black, I was really touched and blessed by your comment! Could you please give me some tips on how to find a fellowship like that. Thank you.

      • Beth says:

        Hello Kate. Finding fellowships like that are extremely rare. Often you have to start one. You can look up via a Google search for house churches or home church. There are often websites with search results by state. I won’t post those links here as I do not know if it’s allowed. Besides, if you look you will find them.

        Do realize that house churches are not perfect either. Often they are controlling and border on, if not right out, cult status. You must be very careful entering into these types of groups. Not that there aren’t any good ones out there, there are, it’s just as in all things, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

        Nothing this side of heaven is going to be perfect. I wish you the best in your search. Know that in the meantime, not every branch of Calvery Chapel is bad. I listen online to JD Farag (he is in Hawaii). I truly enjoy his testimony and honesty. You might want to listen to his broadcasts while you are searching.

        • BOS says:

          Kate & Beth: BIG problem with the House2House movements is the organized church leaders take them over because they want the money and to CONTROL. People are still dealing with these evil organizations and the item is they will lie to cover that up.

    • Coral Hahn says:

      Do you live with Him? Do you know his thoughts outside of doing this? How much time he spends thinking about Jesus or not?

  10. Paul says:

    To whom it may concern,
    I understand your frustration, but I just want everyone to understand that while some Calvary Chapel’s have gone with Brian Broderson and the Emergent Church Movement, most have stayed with the Calvary Chapel Association and the uncompromised Word of God. Don’t associate all Calvary Chapel’s with this heresy. thanks and God Bless

    • Joshua says:

      Paul,
      Skip Heitzig is one of the 13 on the board of directors of the CCA. He is deceiving and being deceived. He invited Jesus Culture to lead worship at Calvary ABQ not a month ago. He is close personal friends of Levi Lusko, a blooming heretic and friend of every wind of doctrine. Unfortunately as Spurgeon said, “no protest can equal that of distinct separation.” Calvary as a name alone is tainted. They all operate by the “Distinctives” This is a business strategy, not biblical conformity. Calvary ABQ, for example, spends $6.25 MILLION per year on salaries and benefits alone (48%) of total expenditures… ONLY 6% goes to missions and outreach. This is par for the course for the entire movement. Not pleasant to digest, but necessary. Get out while you can.
      God bless.

      • Lori B. says:

        I have to agree, Josh. I have tried going back to various CCs over the course of the 30 yrs I’ve been following Christ and though I was not close enough to witness mishandling of monies, I had a very close friend who was treasurer of one CC and left due to financial disagreements. On a personal note, I have been burned by the leadership on more than one occasion, at more than one location. A clear violation of the pastoral office wherein I called out the senior pastor and his wife for gossiping about my situation to others only to be shut down and and waived off….and this after being a member for almost 10 yrs.
        Over the years my experience with church has not been optimal but I continued to go out of faithfulness to the word and to God. The only reason I didn’t not walk away from the Lord after my dealings with CC is because I refused to let the actions of man be the reflection of God. God is God and He rules from His throne with full knowledge of everything going on in this world and He still is sovereign! It will all be as He said … in the end, He wins!! Hallelujah!!

      • Joe says:

        I think so often we forget that all fall short of the glory of God, that we’re all sinners, even pastors(along with all those obsessed with finding false doctrines and things wrong with the church RATHER than just following Christ and proclaiming Him unto all the nations as He’s called us to do.) That would be my argument, where’s your urgency in sharing Christ? Pour your efforts into that rather than blogging about whats wrong with church bodies.

        I have attended and am an associate pastor with a calvary chapel in Hawaii. Making blanket statements, saying all Calvary Chapels are this way or that is completely wrong. I can honestly tell you that our small church of 100 something people give to missions. That around half of all tithes that come in goes to missions. Supporting missionaries in 5 different countries.

        We’re called to the mission of God which is to share the good news of Jesus. Not to continually point out faults in different doctrines on how the church operates.

        • Joshua Chavez says:

          Joe, giving to missions does not absolve one from the guilt of looking the other way in the face of grievous error. If you are a part of the CCA then you are subject to leadership that is promoting heresy. You are clearly biased because your job depends upon in, Joe, which makes you a hireling, not a good shepherd. You have no biblical or factual objection to what has been presented. Hibbs, Stewart, Laurie, Broderson, Ries, Heitzig, etc. are all liked up and promoting the Hillsong agenda; Greg Laurie now a TBN regular. While Broderson is not part of the CCA its core leadership promote him still and if you are subject to that leadership with no concern, you have become one who aids and abets that error. Giving to missions does not permit the promotion (tacit or otherwise) of compromise and/or heresy. You have unfortunately fall prey to a corporatist mindset. By the way, your whole argument undermines the ministry of every prophet in the Old Testament; good job, Joe.

        • Dave says:

          Dear Joe,
          Run as quickly and as fast as you can from CC. I unfortunately assisted the start up the first Big Island CC when requested to help by John Higgins. When it became apparent the pastor was a sexual deviant and I exposed it, I was asked to leave the church. It took 10 years before CC finally kicked out the pastor.

          I was in the Shiloh houses from 1969-1971 and have many, many stories from back in those days. Just run. That’s my advice.

          • BOS says:

            Dave, EXIT AND RUN as fast as you can, isn’t fast enough! Heard over 30 years of horrific horrible abusive stories done to people by CCA. Occult hides sin and lives in darkness, doesn’t live in truth, sweeps sin under the carpet. Alex Grenier true story, talk about EVIL and note: “Father, Son and Holy Rift”-Los Angeles Times. That CCA still exists is beyond me and people still waiting for “rapture cult bus” lie, as people in the grave believing that also.

  11. william stephens says:

    i appreciate your information. i sometimes attend the wed. night bible study at Calvary Alb. -i greatly enjoy Skip’s bible exposition. however, i’ve wanted to find out about the church’s stance on the Calvary split. i moved to alb. in 2004 and missed the Pete Nelson controversy. i’d heard some negative comments about Skip with regard to money. i’ve also wondered why Rick Warren is on kNKT. Thanks for the information.

    • Joshua says:

      William,
      Not only is Rick Warren (friend of the Pope) on KNKT, but Levi Lusko is a family friend to Calvary and regularly speaks there. As you may know by now, Jesus Culture was recently there leading worship the same weekend Ryan Ries was there promoting his “tour”. Calvary spends 48% of their expenditures on salaries and benefits while only 6% goes to missions and outreach. Sam Garcia, who is head of their web team, and a bible study leader as well, told me through email, that Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Brian Houston, Steven Furtick, etc were “faithful ministers of God.” It seems the compromise of Calvary knows no bounds…. GET OUT! It is only getting worse… The leadership is corrupt.

  12. Robert Dale says:

    Thanks brother keep sounding the alarm love in Jesus who is the Christ .

    • Joshua says:

      Robert,
      Thank you for the encouragement. The page has been down for a few months. By God’s grace we are back at it.

      • Carri says:

        You probably had a mental break down as evidenced by your raving and over the top excessive article. Dude, you are crazy. No one should listen to your extreme lines of reasoning and false conclusions. PEOPLE….THINK FOR YOURSELVES AND DON’T BELIEVE EVERY ONLINE DISCERNMENT MINISTRY. Anyone can be behind these so called ministries and appear knowledgeable yet are NOT. Yes, there are false teachers out there. But I think Satan is dividing us, the real Christians from each other by these O.D.M’s spreading false information and feeling so important. Be good Bereans and don’t take what this website and others say, as truth.

        • Joshua says:

          What “over the top excessive article” are you referring to? And what exactly did you find to be problematic with it?
          You made a comment about “election” on facebook; I cordially replied with well over a dozen scriptures. You have referenced none. What exactly did I say that you take umbrage with to the extent that you childishly say I “probably had a mental break down?”
          You talk about Bereans, but you have not referenced the Bible ONCE… Hypocrite, much?

        • Erick Gildart says:

          Right ON BROTHER!!!

  13. Anne says:

    Thank you for sounding an alarm. The CC movement is worse than I thought, and we attend a Calvary church in the Denver area. Things have been eye-opening here, too. I will share more when I have the opportunity.

    • Joshua says:

      Anne,
      It grows worse by the day. Calvary ABQ just had Jesus Culture leading worship a few weeks back. They are officially part of the “Hillsong Network” now. Very corrupt

  14. Jess says:

    Levi Lusko is a false teacher. He teaches worldly motivational speeches, and rejects the Bible. His mentor, Steven Furtick, is also a false teacher and does the same anti-Bible messages.

    • Servus Chrisit says:

      Sadly true. Levi, Steven, and Carl (Lentz) are like the 3 stooges of modern apostasy. They are misleading an entire generation of youth with their ridiculous antics.

  15. Mark says:

    How could anyone be described as a Jesus look alike ? We don’t know what He looked like and to portray Him in any fashion is idolatry.

  16. Naomi B. says:

    It’s getting worse. I attend one of the calvary chapels in San Diego County and they have embraced, in the name of Grace, everything from the false pseudo psychobabble teachings of the Enneagram and splankna and soaking prayer to mystical properties of essential oils and Prosperity Gospel teaching , including no longer speaking about the Rapture and a premillennial one at that, but rather really not speaking about the kingdom to come at all because the pastor has increasingly become strange bedfellows with a plethora of Heretics ranging from New Apostolic Reformation to Roman Catholic and emergent, none of whom are believing in the rapture or a new Heaven and new earth. They invited so called dr. Caroline Leaf from Australia to come and speak and as she often quotes Rob Bell and other New Age Heretics on her Instagram account, you would think there would have been more discernment, but there was a complete lack of it, and this was coming from the top on down, so if you cannot trust that the senior pastor has discernment how can you trust anything? Get out!

  17. Pablo says:

    How can anyone place Jhon Piper and Joel Osteen in the same group of people? One of the is a scholar of the word the other barely opens it to speaks about it

    • Servus Christi says:

      Pablo,
      John Piper was practicing Lectio Divina on stage with Lecrae, Beth Moore, Louie Giglio and Francis Chan a few years ago; not exactly what I would call “scholarly”
      The Pharisees vehemently disagreed with the liberal Sadducees, yet Jesus rebuked them both.
      There are two gutters in every bowling lane. Piper endorses Rick Warren as , “Theological and doctrinal and sound…”
      This is not only NOT scholarly, but it is absurd and dangerous. Piper is a deceiving mess.

  18. Mary says:

    I used to work for Greg Laurie in the early 90’s and overheard him and another Pastor talking about the headcount of one of the services and them having to pass aroundanother tithe & offering because it wasn’t meeting their quota. I truly believe he started out right and has a heart for evangelism but got caught up in being a pastor (which I believe is an evangelist not a pastor) at a mega church. He stopped all services that would wait on the Holy Spirit and does not allow anyone to stand up during worship unless the worship leader stands first. He lives in Irvine and has a luxurious home and car and keeps on building bigger buildings and getting more people to come to his church (through his false teaching and funny stories) to give more money. He also use to get things in the mail that were written sermons that he and other pastors used to teach from so they didn’t have to do their own. It’s sad and I am so glad the Lord removed me from that church.

    • Servus Christi says:

      Mary,
      That is tragic to hear, and yet unsurprising. You were graciously spared. It seems many men begin with seemingly good intentions and begin to love not only the preeminence (as did Diotrephes) but also the business success. They, by necessity, must become business minded at the expense of being biblically minded. Compromise is inevitable; the business of business prevails.
      I pray you have been and continue to be encouraged by whatever you find here. God bless you.

  19. My dear brother in Christ, Servus Christi:

    Chuck Smith and the founding of Calvary Chapel has more deceitful connections behind the scenes than you realize.
    I since the 90’s, I have never considered Chuck Smith as one of the faithful. He promoted such names such as Lonnie Frisbee, and we can not ignore his supporting and promoting of John Wimber the founder of the heretical movement “The Vineyard”.
    The founding of “Calvary Chapel” was from the very onset, never built upon the rock.
    Mat 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
    Mat 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
    One can easily see how the history of Chuck Smith started him off on the path of ruin:
    This is a portion from Wikipedia:

    “Charles Ward Smith was born on June 25, 1927, in Ventura, California, to Charles and Maude Smith.[3] He was the second of three children.”

    “After graduating from Santa Ana High School in 1945, Smith graduated from LIFE Bible College and was ordained as a pastor for the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. In the late 1950s, Smith was the campaign manager and worship director for healing evangelist Paul Cain.[citation needed] After being a pastor for a different denomination, he left his denomination to pastor a non-denominational church plant in Corona, California, and eventually moved to a small pre-existing church called Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California in December 1965.[4]”

    “Life Bible College” LPC is associated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
    “International Church of the Foursquare Gospel” The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG), commonly referred to as the Foursquare Church, is an evangelical Pentecostal Christian denomination founded in 1923 by preacher Aimee Semple McPherson. As of 2000, it had a worldwide membership of over 8,000,000, with almost 60,000 churches in 144 countries. The headquarters is in Los Angeles, California, United States.
    Then he worked with Paul Cain: “In April 2004, Rick Joyner, Jack Deere, and Mike Bickle, three ministers who had long-held, close ministerial relationships with Cain, met with Cain to confront him about a homosexual relationship and several incidents of public drunkenness. He denied these accusations which led to Joyner, Deere and Bickle releasing a statement in October stating that he was unwilling to participate in the restoration process. However, in February 2005, Cain stepped down from ministry and issued a letter of confession, posted on his website[5] and excerpted in Charisma Magazine.[6] “I have struggled in two particular areas, homosexuality and alcoholism,” Cain admitted, “for an extended period of time.”

    We can see from the documented history of these influences that he “learned” from and then “worked” with…..explains why and how he was drawn to the homosexual “prophet” Lonnie Frissbee, and used him to grow “his” Church, and then be drawn to the likes of ecumenical heretic “John Wimber” who also caused “Calvary Chapel” to grow in size.
    Four Square Church was founded by a woman, and we know what the Lord has stated about a women being in Authority over the Body of Christ. “Aimee Semple McPherson” Here is a wikipedia link that gives a detailed report of this woman and her questionable character and influences from “doctrine of demons”.
    Another well known heretic that came out from the “Life Bible College” is the infamous heretic Jack Hayford: Life Pacific College (formerly “L.I.F.E. Bible College”) and received his first bachelor’s degree in 1956. Subsequently, after serving as the National Youth Director of International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, he joined the faculty of L.I.F.E. and went on to become dean of students there.[4] During this time, he began working on his second bachelor’s degree at Azusa Pacific University (APU), where he graduated in 1970. Over the course his life, he has also been awarded a few honorary degrees, including Doctor of Divinity from both L.I.F.E. and Oral Roberts University, and Doctor of Literature from California Graduate School of Theology.”

    Also Chuck Smith was “close friends” to Rick Warren, so compromise has been his foundation from the onset.
    Also “Jack Todd” back in the mid 70’s was the courier, from the Mason/Illuminati cult, that gave Chuck Smith over $4 million dollars to start the “Maranatha Records” for the sole purpose of exposing “Christianity” to Christian Rock music.
    I pray that you will understand that is truly shocking to have to face the reality, that NOT all seems what we think it seems. Deception has been the name of the game from the onset, a willful deception to bring about the ecumenical One World Church, to assist in introducing the “son of Perdition” the Anti-Christ to the world.
    Thank you for standing for the truth, there is so much we don’t realize how the “Web of Deception” has been propagated within the so-called “Main Stream Christianity”.
    Lord bless you dear brother in Christ.
    Shalom……

  20. Joe says:

    I had stopped going to a Calvary Chapel and which I knew that church well before it became a Calvary and yet too I started in Raul Ries original church in the late 70’s before I myself moved away in 1981 with family as a teenager .I left that Calvary I mention first ( one year back ) because I do not understand the worship as it changed a lot and maybe it was the church got so very big the noise and accousticals got to be too much ! I am honestly trying to understand things of why i might of changed my perspective in this . I DO give credit to Calvary Chapels that I learned to seek to study the Bible from them .I might of outgrown some things too possibly .
    It almost seemed something in the morning service made me get burned out when I had stayed there over 6 years total. I am though still in the Word and reading abundantly and getting other books to study scripture and keep up on things ( I think I been away from the big city far too long ). This Calvary was far too busy to talk about things like reminiscing on scripture and friendly conversations in between services and such .
    I had trouble with two people that talked like wolves that took me on Sunday night to that church and I tried to resolve and think of what I can do to help make it better and positive for a few years now. Asking if anyone can pray I remain ongoing and strong no matter what as would hunger for scripture and study and read often and discern what goes on around me and look to Jesus daily . Joe ( please email me if you like if you feel up to it or any posters too). I really had been studying and pondering scripture and history for a long time and glad I kept it up for many years as a Christian.

  21. Yep says:

    You are an idiot

  22. Lori B. says:

    Thank you SC for speaking truth with boldness into the darkness of deception with the hope of saving those who have an ear to hear. As for your critics ( I.e. Yep) they aren’t worth a response or your time. Let God be your defense, the truth will always be met with resistance and those who don’t want to know it will be deceived.

    At the trial of Christ before Pilate the crowd yelled for his head…. those same people five days earlier were hailing Jesus as king…what changed their minds…. the religious leaders!! Their influence was great enough over the people that they accomplished what they wanted.

    The religious leaders of today are no different.for they too have the blood of Christ on their hands if they choose heresy over truth. God help them though who are leading away the younger generation…as Jesus said, it would be better if a millstone be tied around his/her neck and be dropped into the sea should they cause one of these little ones to stumble. Our youth need our prayers in a mighty way!

    Keep being a voice in the wilderness!

    Peace and grace brother

  23. mIKE Nimer says:

    Again, slanderous comments and judging people as apostate who dont agree with you or may have had legitimate failures. You have real issues with self righteous phariseeism and you lack grace! Sad and despicable. You misinterpret facts and even if somethings are true, this does not mean they are not saved and apostate. God uses imperfect people and just because they have failings does not mean they are not saved.

  24. Steve says:

    I’m going to make this short. Many of these men are preaching the gospel, souls are being saved, and God is being honored at the forefront. I bet Peter is glad that Jesus didn’t treat him the way in this unforgiving manner when he rejected knowing Jesus. What you need to do is be more concerned about the number of lost souls on their way to hell at this very moment instead of picking at the speck in your brothers eye when you have a big in your own eye. You who are without sin cast the first Stone.

  25. Mark B says:

    Not so sure about the original post. I am a MacArthur/Friel-style reformed evangelical and have attended Calvary for a year. I have found the actual membership to be Christ-loving, diverse, and on-target. Ministries are deeper than the average church. Can’t speak to Levi and his associations, but the church preaches the blood of Christ, focuses on expository preaching, and has a strong Christ-based congregation. Maybe the original poster here has an agenda or a bit too much pride?

  26. Coral Hahn says:

    Thank you. I was attending Calvary ALB. Glad you said something.

  27. Bob says:

    Thanks for the eye-opening article. I went to many Calvary Chapels over the yrs and while I’ve not seen blatant apostasy in them- This article makes me leery.. So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can anyone tell me who is a GOOD mainstream preacher? I listen to Pastor Charles Lawson on YouTube and he seems very Biblically sound. Yet every time I find a Pastor to listen to I read somewhere that they are un-sound and false teachers. PLEASE help me find a good one who won’t lead me astray.. In his service, Bob

  28. Bryan says:

    I would love for somebody to look into Ryan’s tax returns and see what he makes. I know him and his wife live in one of the nicest areas of orange county. Seems to me that Ryan is in the ministry of T-shirt making and self promoting. I can’t understand why anybody takes this guy seriously

  29. Margaret walker says:

    Calvary ABQ, NM thinks it’s ok to play Journey, TLC, Aerosmith, and Tom Petty in the Church ….I am absolutely horrified that even the worship band sang don’t stop believing and Dream on during worship supposedly to Jesus….Nate Hietzig is a fraud just like Levi Lusko…and now they gave a head pastoral position to Levi’s brother…come on, Skip’s self intentions are apparent …teaching Love without Judgement brings forth rebellion and rebellion is as witchcraft….just as obvious as the huge skull tattoo on Nates arm…they are filling a cup with the blood of the saints, where does it say in the Bible we are just gonna be swept up without tribulation, mine says those who endure to the end shall be saved ….we might have to be killed in fact…. Please Pray for Calvary ABQ……

    • Joshua Chavez says:

      Margaret,
      As someone who has intimate knowledge of the practices and dealings of Calvary ABQ, you are 100% correct. Nate is a degenerate lover of men and Skip operates in the spirit of Eli, allowing folly to proliferate on his watch. God help him. The whole mindset of this organization if that of corporatism and pragmatism for business’ sake, not being biblical or God’s glory. They have utterly gone headlong into apostasy embracing folly upon folly and seeking to please men rather than God. What a shameful ordeal. Please see the Apostasy Report video I did on Calvary Chapel if you have not already. God bless.

      Joshua

  30. Tim Smith says:

    Yes, on all points. For a true Watchman will feed the sheep and give their life. A hireling , who turns a blind eye like Joe, and hopefully Joe will not continue to justify the end by the means.

    I have observed these mega churches flourish and will continue by God’s design. Sending Blind Sheep to Blind Shepherds that both will fall into the ditch as Jesus warned .

    He said, leave them be, and he Turned His Face against them leaving them to their means. Large Mega churches is more of a sign of Judgment then blessing.

    A House that is stored up as kindling for a fire to burned in the day of Judgment…

  31. Dan E says:

    I don’t know the full story of all of these churches (beyond Joel Osteen’s Lakewood), but it does seem to me that you are spending rather a lot of time going over faults in a great many churches. No church will be perfect, and while the prosperity gospel (Joyce Mayer, Benny Hinn, Osteen etc.) is dangerous, just because a church makes mistakes doesn’t make them apostates. Apostasy is turning away from God, not all the people you discuss have done so. Maybe it would be better for you to make videos/articles on what truth is, rather than shooting down others for what you see as false truth.

    • Joshua Chavez says:

      Dan,
      There are literally dozens of articles and videos which are teachings about doctrine and so forth. Please don’t be lazy. Also, Meyer, Hinn, Osteen, etc are not merely “dangerous”, they are damnable and present a false gospel and false realities about God. Therefore, those who approve of them are indeed apostates, which would include those I mentioned. Your objection is an unfortunately emotional one, not a biblical one. Now, before you falsely accuse me again, feel free to browse the articles and videos for dozens of teachings. Apostasy is turning away from God, and those I have highlighted have done exactly that while pretending they are still representing Him. This is exactly what the false prophets did in Jeremiah 29. Please try again.

      • BOS says:

        Josh: Yes, people NEED to see it for themselves, you can tell them but obviously “they haven’t been burned enough by the church”. Do not get why we are NOT researching who founded and funded all these habitual liars and worse helping no but themselves, consumed with self. Look at the condition of our society and where are ALL these false movements and regimes that they call themselves Churches. The false people you mentioned are robbing the true who are truly serving and living the Gospel and care about the Poor, Homeless, Fatherless, Widow, Orphan, Single Parents and their Children. The majority of big names are evil and corrupt let’s truly see their fruit of LOVING, serving and caring about People.

        All you have to do is scandal, people’s negative feedback, controversial articles, abused by any name of church, pastor and or ministry; is your pastor really a mason/masonic or funded by luciferian, satanic regimes. Just Google is Rick Joyner a Luciferian and do all those reads and anyone tied in is part of the rat pack. Don’t know why we sheeple need a type of King Saul to worship over God violating Ten Commandments, Revelations 2:4,14,20 actually entire Chapter along with Revelations 18:all. It’s a Business and Real Estate Development and for those hucksters, false shepherds, false teachers, wolves, hirelings, to be kept in their lifestyle. Research EVERYTHING they own here and oversea’s in Businesses, Property, Camps, Vehicles, Boats, Planes, Bank Accounts, Camps, Ranches and what they hide in other items. Occult lives in darkness, doesn’t live in truth and sounds like the majority of our leaders and false churches.
        James Lloyd wrote a book exposing 40 plus Business Empire that Smith Sr., created with the people’s time and money and time you cannot get back and also Rapture Cult Lie. People are the church NOT buildings. “Exploiting the Need to Belong” by Stephen Parsons; Does Benny Hinn Deserve More Consideration Than Jesus by Cultnews and How Benny Hinn Became Our Wacky Neighbor. The names you mention, what they own is appalling and disgusting that they even have a following robbing your Spouse/Family of their time and money.
        Everyone needs to get unbrainwashed and think for themselves!

  32. Troy says:

    Boy, you are a mixed bag of lunacy, I bet you have never even seen anyone healed, are you out there on the streets like others that you mock. Probably a cessationist for sure. Get a life, help the homeless, heal the sick, feed the poor!!!

  33. BOS says:

    Troy: Yes, please admonish the whole entire Body of Christ to do that and EVERY church and Pastor to truly live the Gospel and what Matthew 25:31-end says. Give me a Pastor/Priest/Church that is truly taking care of the Poor, Homeless, Fatherless, Widow, Single Parents and their Children and building strong families rather than the dumbing down and brainwashing ALL these FALSE heretic Leaders are doing. Occult hides sin, lives in darkness, doesn’t live in truth and sweeps sin under the carpet which sounds like every movement/regime that these wolves, hirelings, hucksters, con-men/women in the guise of dead religion are serving. THIS SITE IS doing the right thing. Came across two homeless people in 30’s and tried to get them help. NOT one Church, Pastor and or Christian would step up to the plate. Do you know anyone who truly helps and lives the gospel and NOT all this dead rhetoric that they are serving up? You should have heard the excuses even from false agencies set up in the guise of Christian! We need MORE sites like this.

  34. Jim says:

    Joshua
    What do you have to say about CC in Manteca, Ca …I’m New to this Church….Was drawn to investigate it by their teaching of the scripture by book, chapter and verse…
    I’m very new here at CC because all of what you have said I have not seen or heard…Doesn’t mean, in time I won’t….
    I’m also new to your YT platform…Very well thought out and researched information…
    Thank you….

    • Joshua Chavez says:

      Jim,
      Begin here:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CYLmN_9ipM&t

      That said, their whole wives listed as co-elders theme, is wildly unbiblical and sure to be the source of future error. Under the heading of “senior pastor” both Tim and Heidi. I’ve also never heard of “equipping ministry” before. But it appears as if there are as many female leaders as there are male leaders. This will be a big problem. Not to mention they are part of an organization which is steeped in compromise. Please see the posted video. Anyone who overlooks the errors I have documented is not concerned with the holiness of God’s church. Show them the video and see how they respond. God bless.

  35. Mark says:

    I came across your article while trying to dig up info on Raul Ries. I used to attend his brother’s, Xavier Ries, church in Alhambra back in the mid 80s. Xavier Ries was a hardcore racist back then. He used to make racial comments about Asians during his sermons. I learned recently that he went on record with his support for Trump with a Pasadena newspaper. Apparently, he got into hot water during one of his sermons by mentioning Trump and veering the sermon towards politics. In the Pasadena newspaper interview he states he has a problem with Mexican illegals. Odd, since he is Mexican as well. But, Raul Ries has always been a dirt bag. In the mid 80’s he was telling people how he came to God. He stated that he planned to kill his wife. He stated he loaded the shotgun and was waiting for to come home when God spoke to him. This is depicted in the movie “Fury to Freedom” the movie about his “life story”. The guy is a dirt bag. In the early 2000s he was claiming to be a former MMA fighter. The Calvary Chapel crowd is a joke

  36. Mike Sam says:

    Josh, your information regarding Calvary ABQ was a wake up call. I live here and know several people who go there. It doesn’t surprise me about $kip Heitzig love of money….he’s ALWAYS pimping his over priced books etc… His wife Lenya is selling these used bullets to “build playgrounds” in war torn countries….I wonder how much $$$ ends up in her bank account. He is a very immature,proud, skinny jean bowl haircut “HEY DUDE” 60 SOMTHING old boy who rides a skateboard…a hipster. He and Greg Laurie are HUGE fans/promoters of satans rock band the Beatles…he and Lenya are on one of his videos making fools out of themselves trying to sing a Beatles song called Rain….hey dude ain’t you cool…his best friend is Franklin “$1,000,000.00″ a year salary” Graham, Skip,Franklin @ Laurie are on a video riding their Harley Davidsons on some exotic part of Irans remote highway during a Samaratins Purse “mission” they put them on Samaratins Purses old jet..he lives in an exclusive part of Albuquerque and drives a brand new Range Rover, Lenya has a Lexus, I’m sure he helped his son Nate buy his first house that looks like a $300,000.00 + modern manor…..why play pro sports when you can get a Cush job with Calvary Albuquerque…. When he failed at his stint a that church in California in 2004 he returned back here in ABQ and claimed his KINGDOM back…he’s always making fun of the seed faith preachers with his mock southern accent when he’s nothing but a MONEY GRUBBER himself….I get a kick out of these old men and their skinny jeans, it’s as ridicules as 30 SOMTHING MEN wearing N.F.L jerseys lol…I’m not against anyone making money driving nice car, living in beautiful houses, vacations etc… when they DONT FLEECE THE FLOCK….$KIP IS A MONEY MAN, pleasure seeker, he is a very smart man who knows the Bible, he is a sell out…I hope his kingdom gets humbled and brought back down to earth before JESUS COMES BACK SOON?

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