What I Learned From Lonnie Frisbee | by Sandy Adams

Lonnie Frisbee was the “hippie preacher” that God used powerfully in the early days of Calvary Chapel. The Jesus Movement had begun when Chuck Smith met Lonnie and allowed him to preach to the young people who were flocking to Chuck’s church in Southern California. And Lonnie’s impact was undeniable. Under his preaching hundreds of [...]

2011 Mount Hermon Q&A

In 2011 I was honored to participate on a Q&A panel at a pastors conference in Mount Hermon, Northern California. My pastor Chuck Smith, a good friend David Guzik, and myself fielded questions through the moderator, John Snoderly. Recently, I listened to the Q&A ten years later, and it struck me that the questions are [...]

Women and Church Leadership

This week, Saddleback Church announced the appointment of three female pastors. This was applauded by many evangelicals. Yet I believe this breaks the heart of the God who made us male and female. Both genders and the roles assigned to each are designed by God to teach spiritual truths. The Bible says that Christian men [...]

A Dumpster Diving God

A Christmas message from Sandy Adams:

Calvary Chapel in the Deep South

Listen to a podcast featuring Pastor Sandy regarding Calvary Chapel in the Deep South with Pastor Anthony Rea of Living Water Christian Fellowship in Dothan, AL. Listen to a podcast featuring Pastor Sandy regarding Calvary Chapel in the Deep South with Pastor Anthony Rea of Living Water Christian Fellowship in Dothan, AL.

An Encouragement from Pastor Sandy to our Calvary Chapel Family

Calvary Chapel pastors are different. Calvary Chapel pastors are the same. And both statements are true. To prove my point just look at how we’re all reacting to the coronavirus… On Sunday, March 15th our Calvary Chapel did online services. We decided to cooperate with the CDC and our governor to address what we considered [...]

How We Role: Pastor Sandy Adams

Should women teach in church?  Has God assigned roles to men and women?  What does the Bible say Pastor Sandy Adams addresses these issues in "How We Role." 1 TIMOTHY 3:1 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. Church leaders go by different [...]

Things I’ve Learned In The Ministry

When most of us hear the call to go out and start a work for God He deals with most of us the same way He did Abraham.  That is He doesn’t give all of the details at the beginning He simply says go!  Why not give us more details?  First of all I think […]

Core Values: Living Grace

      There is one core value shared among Calvary Chapels that, to me, is more important than any other. It is truly high and holy ground. It should be our coat-of-arms – the banner over us that I hope will flap in the breeze forever. When Calvary Chapel becomes a footnote on the […]

Core Values: Male Leadership

A core value I pray all Calvary Chapel pastors maintain is the principle of male leadership in the church and in the home. Yet I can hear someone say, “Oh, don’t be a stick in the mud. Can’t you see times are changing, what’s so wrong with a woman having a place of authority in […]

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