Welcome to Calvary Chapel Alpharetta!
Whether this is your first time at Calvary, or you are a returning visitor, we want you to know that you are welcome and loved! We hope that your online experience will help you to become better acquainted with us and will encourage you to visit us in person. More importantly, we hope that you'll become more acquainted with the love of God.
What to Expect
Come as You Are
For some, this means jeans and a t-shirt; for others it means a suit and tie. We have no dress code. We’re genuinely interested in you, not your attire. When you visit CCA, we want you to feel at home.
Pursuit of Jesus
Our sole aim is to know Christ and to make Him known. Our love for Him compels us to worship in truth, study and obey His Word, and lay down our lives. Our love for others necessitates that we share the Gospel, serve His people, and equip His saints.
In the book of Hebrews, we are told that "the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (4:12). Likewise, in 2 Timothy we are told that all Scripture is "profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, [and] for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work" (3:16-17).
For these reasons, we place great emphasis on verse-by-verse exposition of Scripture. We believe that faith comes by hearing the Word (Romans 10:17) and change occurs by applying the Truths it presents.
Environment of Grace
Humility towards others begins with the acknowledgement of who one is before God. At CCA, we are keenly aware of who we were, who we are, and who we are to become. We do not "put on airs" of formality and religiosity, but cultivate an environment of "realness" with God and one another.
Whether you are curious about God, struggling in your walk, or grounded in His ways, you will be loved and exhorted to wholeheartedly and passionately pursue Jesus Christ. The ground is level at the foot of the cross and it is level at CCA.
We have something for everyone, so bring your kids with you. Your children (infants to 5th grade) will have a blast while learning from age-appropriate, Bible-based curriculum. Middle and high school students will have fun learning how to worship and study about God while growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ with their peers.
All children go through a secure and easy check-in process that assures their safety. Parents or guardians are given a ticket with a unique code that allows only you to pick them up. Be assured that our entire staff of trained, competent, and caring volunteers have undergone a thorough background check and training before they’re allowed to serve in your child's classroom.
Our Mission: Upward. Onward.
Our mission comes from Philippians 3:12-14, which says, "Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
At Calvary Chapel Alpharetta, we are keenly aware of who we were, who we are, and who we are to become. Therefore, we are pressing UPWARD into Jesus Christ, knowing that the pursuit of Him and the application of His Word mobilizes His church ONWARD to bring everlasting change to all peoples.
Calvary Chapel Alpharetta is part of the Calvary Chapel Association.
The Lord began using Calvary Chapel in the 1960’s when Pastor Chuck Smith took over as the shepherd of a small flock of people named Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. And the Lord blessed Pastor Chuck’s simple, straight forward exposition of the Bible, going through God’s Word chapter by chapter and verse by verse. His teaching ministry was accompanied by a fresh offering of simple worship music.
The combination of the Word and Worship resulted in masses of people coming to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Soon, many also found that the Bible is a Book for all to study and grow from and that resulted in many young men being called by the Lord into the ministry. And since that time, the Lord has wonderfully and gracefully placed His Hand on the churches and missions of Calvary Chapel around the world, resulting in over 1,600 associated ministries under the umbrella of the Calvary Chapel Association.
This particular Calvary Chapel began in 1977 under Pastor Laverne Campbell. We have met in various locations locations over the years, but we have been our current facility since 2003. We have also had various pastors: Pastor Winston Guinn Jenkins, Pastor David Grubbs, and, since 2014, Pastor Blake West.
We are simply a group of like-minded men serving groups of people that adhere to a simple philosophy of ministry.