CALVARY CHAPEL'S BEGINNING
The original Calvary Chapel was established in the late 1960’s when Chuck Smith opened the church doors to local surfers, hippies, and other non-conventional groups of individuals to hear the Word of God taught and to have their lives radically changed through the redeeming power of Jesus and His finished work on the cross. Since that time, Calvary Chapel has grown to include over 1500 churches in the USA alone, with hundreds more scattered throughout the world. In addition, Bible colleges, radio stations, and online programming are used to spread the message of hope through Jesus.
CHUCK SMITH AND THE JESUS MOVEMENT
Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, in Southern California
PASTOR RANDY AND KELI LUCERO
FOLLOWING THE LORD'S LEADING
Calvary Chapel Greer began when Randy and Keli Lucero followed the Lord’s leading to move from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to upstate South Carolina to plant a new Calvary Chapel here. You might be thinking, “Why another church when there are already so many established churches in this area?” It’s true that the upstate has an ample supply of churches of all sizes, denominations, and styles. But Calvary Chapel’s chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse approach to Bible teaching is unique and effective. Apparently, God saw a need for this approach here in our area!
CALVARY CHAPEL GREER
CCG’s first service in June of 2006 was held in a picnic shelter at Lake Robinson. From there, we moved to a coffee house and then to the Greer Opry House before acquiring our own building on New Woodruff Road in Greer. By 2014 we were outgrowing that facility, and the Lord graciously opened a door for us to purchase and renovate our current facility on Brushy Creek Road.