Calvary Chapel is a non-denominational evangelical Christian church that began with twenty-five people in Costa Mesa, California in 1965 by Pastor Chuck Smith. Pastor Chuck Smith was a key minister to the youth in what is called the Jesus movement of the 1960s. As he reached out to the youth of the counterculture many accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God gave the increase and thousands gave their lives to Christ.

Today the church, Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California, is listed among the world’s twenty largest churches with more than thirty-five thousand calling it their home church. It is number one of the ten largest Protestant churches in California. From this first Calvary Chapel many men were raised up who went out to plant new Calvary Chapel churches. These in turn also raised up new pastors and church planters so that today there are over one thousand Calvary Chapels around the United States and the world.


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Calvary Chapel Shreveport started as a home Bible study in 2004. First meeting in a home, it quickly moved into the Courtyard Coffee shop on Youree Dr. due to growth. After a year the coffee shop was outgrown and the church began meeting at the Broadmoor YMCA in 2005. Now is in a church building in Highland, a hurting neighborhood in our community.


In September of 2019 Pastor Dan Gillman and his wife Lara, along with four of their children moved to Shreveport from Fort Bragg, California to take the position of lead pastor at Calvary Chapel Shreveport. We look forward to see what God has in store for us in this new chapter at Calvary Chapel Shreveport.