Chuck Smith’s successor says he is expanding founder’s vision. Other leaders say he’s diluting it. What would Chuck Smith do? Three years after the Calvary Chapel founder’s death, church leaders continue to look to his legacy to defend competing views of the movement’s future. Smith’s son-in-law and successor at California flagship Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Brian Brodersen, left the Calvary Chapel Association (CCA) this past fall with plans to build on Smith’s vision—but from outside the fellowship that “Pastor Chuck” began. “As I look at the current situation within Calvary Chapel, I don’t see this separation as negative but rather [as] necessary for God’s workRead More →
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