Our Story

How it all started...

In 1965, Pastor Chuck Smith began his ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California with just 25 people. From the beginning, Pastor Chuck welcomed all, without judgment, placing his emphasis on the teaching of the Word of God. His simple, yet sound, biblical approach eventually drew 25,000 people weekly.
With a move of the Holy Spirit and Pastor Chuck’s sincere concern for the lost, he made room in his heart and his home for a generation of hippies and surfers that led to a revival that spread from the West Coast to the East Coast, and now, throughout the world. What began as a small local church has now grown into an international ministry of over 1,800 fellowships throughout the world.
One of those fellowships was Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Pastor Trent first visited there in 1993 and was deeply moved by the verse by verse teaching and heartfelt worship during the service. He soon became a ministry volunteer serving as a biblical counselor and home bible study teacher. After several months, The Lord moved him into full time ministry at the church where he served for three years in many capacities, including missions, benevolence, addictions ministry, and men’s discipleship.
In 1996, The Lord called Pastor Trent to return to his home state and plant a Calvary Chapel in the Jackson, MS area with the vision of bringing the same model of ministry to the Bible belt.


Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 10:30am.