Chuck Smith, Calvary Chapel Founder, Announces He Has Lung Cancer

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The news is blasting through the Christian world that Calvary Chapel founder Chuck Smith has lung cancer.

"Please pray for Pastor Chuck Smith, Sr.!" reads Calvary Chapel's current Facebook status update. "Today it was announced cancer has been found in his lung; there is uncertainty as to the extent. We are expecting to know more regarding prognosis and treatment after Tuesday. Please pass on this request of prayer for him, [Chuck's wife] Kay, and the rest of the family."

Smith made the announcement at the Calvary Chapel Santa Ana Costa Mesa mother ship today, being anointed by his pastors in oil.

Let's not forget that Chuckie proclaimed in October regarding Calvary Chapel critic/abuse survivor Alex Grenier, "I feel sorry for the guy because...what I could do wouldn't hurt much, but I'll tell you what the Lord can do can really...I'm glad I have the Lord on my side."

The Lord sure works in mysterious ways, eh?

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sabra505
sabra505

Dearest Pastor Chuck ~
Even though you are in Heaven now, I just want to say Thank You. Thank you so much.
I was deep in sin down in Southern California in the early days of Calvary Chapel and heard those two words over and over until one day I remember thinking that if I heard the words Calvary Chapel one more time, I was going to lose my mind.
Next thing I knew, a kid named Ben picked me up hitch hiking (something everybody did back then but now wouldn’t dare!) and he witnessed to me, led me through the Sinner’s Prayer and I actually went straight into one of the houses belonging to CC at the time. “Land of Love and Miracles” to be exact. Got grounded in the Word of God and the rest is history.
I’ve pretty much always been on fire for the Lord !
Non-stop….just like you.
Patti LaBelle perhaps said it best of how she sees things when a loved one dies….”Oh, they’re upstairs at a party. I’m going up in a bit.”

15111965
15111965

Dont Judge Gods anointed , even Soloman fell so who are we to jude, ruther pray that that Mr Smith will get a secound chance. im listening Through the Bilble with Chuck Smith, i ve learnt a great deal, so mr smith i lift u up in prayer unto GOD and may u find favour once again in thr grace of the Great I AM. blessings, healing and salvatiton to u.

Coastlinescookie
Coastlinescookie

And What kind of NUT JOBS are you Boobstavo and Alexa? OMG Did you get your Ittty, Bitty feelings hurt? Put some Fuzz on those Itty, Bitty Kiwis of yours and Man-up! Is this the kind of stuff the OC Weekly, Naval-Gazing puts out as News or Newsworthy? Seriously . . . I cannot believe you are Still Employed and haven't been FIRED for your stupidity. Seriously, is this the best you can do? You both appear to be a little "Light in the Loafers" and sound more like Jilted lovers trying to get even with someone. Even four months ago The "News" of Mr. Smith having Lung Cancer  is not really new and is not exactly "Blasting" through Christian Community . . .

Char0110
Char0110

Chuckie is a piece of shit who has been ripping off the naive in Orange County for decades.  He gets what he deserves from his 'all powerful gawd'.  Hee, haw!

Rnrelief
Rnrelief

my mom died of lung cancer      you are very mean

Blue_Neck
Blue_Neck

I am no longer a Christian, but loving pastors like Mr. Smith sustained me during my Christian journey. My loving desire for him is wellness, wholeness, healing, comfort, and peace. He is a good and faithful servant of Jesus Christ.

Suitedelite
Suitedelite

We all need forgiveness.. When you point at someone.. 3 fingers point back at you... So important to help one another.. become better people by overlooking faults.. through understanding and love.. We all need this.. no matter who has made the mistake.. Be ready to forgive.. so we will also be forgiven and understood through love.. Chuck Smith cannot control everything on this earth... so there is no reason to blame him.. We all have said and done wrongs... and needed to be taught the right way.. Criticising others is usually an alternative and an impulsive way to making ourselves feel better than everyone else instantly. God knows our intentions.. no matter wo much you try to be in denial.. because his words penatrates our thoughts that lead us to our motivations that are for the good... or for the EVIL.. So choose your words selectively.. because they will either bring life or death in you or others... God Bless!!

journalismisdead
journalismisdead

It is always a sad day when you find examples of just how much journalism has died. It's disgusting how bloggers, like the author of this "article," are passed off to the public as serious journalists.

Bbleger24
Bbleger24

Noone knows why people need to put in vulgar statements no matter what Christian blog site is. May all the Christians just be thankful that we are saved and give satan's speaker his or her fun now,pray that they have time to ask The Great and Awesome and (only) GOD for forgiveness for they think they are going to live to be 120 years old and have the time one day to ask for forgiveness,but the true Christian knows there is only one way to get to be at the wedding supper. I feel sorry for the fool says Things go on as it always has and will (with alot of luck and hopefully time enough before death)will have the hatred for life and people

georgethecat
georgethecat

Only a liberal would misunderstand that the almighty works in His own ways and we will never and can never think in His way.  Sad that the author is so messed up.  You are forgiven.

Marcy Mills
Marcy Mills

Pastor Chuck, We know for whatever perfect reason, God has allowed this cancer, as we know His providential hand is on your life and how very precious you are to Him.  Please look into the LIFE VESSEL in Newport Beach.  God is using it to heal cancer and many other diseases. May He be glorified in this circumstance and may you continue to look to Him, as you always have. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee and who trusts in Thee."  Is 26:3     "I will perfect that which concerneth thee." Ps 138:8  Gods promises to you. As you have always encouraged others, may you be encouraged, in Jesus name.

Praying4u
Praying4u

Pastor Chuck,I love you for showing me alot about myself throughout the time my son Tyler and I Bobhave gotten to know Jesus Christ through your spoken word through The Great and Mighty and only GOD in the Trinity that spoken His words through you.All l can really say or do is thank The Lord Jesus, His aighty Father, who is our Father, to pray, and when l say only,l do not mean that is nothing,but I pray with my son the small amount compared to a life God gave us through your mouth. We have listened to almost thirty years of God's love that The Father of life expressed and opened our hearts and minds using you as the instrument to say what we needed and l am sure millions of others more than you will ever possibly know.Even if 50 more years you had to give the word, that would still not be enough but we pray you have countless years still to speak GOD's Almighty word with the grace and mercy He gives you to say.God bless you our friend and even though we live inassachusetts, we feel Jesus being spoken as if you were in the room with God talking with such passion. All l can say to you in heaven is thank you for helping us.

AMEN and GOD our Father bless you Pastor Charles Smith and thank you For being so devotional to us,

God Bless you Bob and my son Ty

Vg2222
Vg2222

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[g] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[h] 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren[i] only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors[j] do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Vg2222
Vg2222

     9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God

Pastor Jesse
Pastor Jesse

WE HERE IN LAS VEGAS LOVE THE LORD GOD OUR SALVATION...(SP.18:1-2.)

VivlianWozz
VivlianWozz

Another restaurant cliaimed to use freshmozz arella cheese,where it's dishes were actually made with economycheddar.the "fresh pasta"advertieshed on another meau tumed out to befrozen.--Agedate. ℃⊙M--a nice and free placefor younger women and older men,or older women and younger men,to interact witheach other. 

macdoodle
macdoodle

From working at AMF VOIT  where he was one of  the world's crappiest  shift managers? 

Patriciahodge32
Patriciahodge32

The Lord has allowed me to do 7 or 8 sermons so far, each time I go to Chuck Smith to his commentaries. He is an annointed Man of God.   P.W.H

Scratch
Scratch

CC has been consistently critical of the Catholic faith and its teachings ....how ironic that Chuckie has so much in common with the Pope....do you catch my drift you sanctimonious lemmings?

Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown

Chuck having lung cancer came as a shock to me. I had checked just this morning to see about joining the church in a trip to Israel. I knew he had skin cancer about a year and a half ago. I was part of his church in the old chapel when Frisbie and Love Song were there. It is sad to see such ugly detractors attack such a MAN OF GOD. I hope god forgives you because I find it too difficult to do. Get your lives right. 

TogetherWeStand
TogetherWeStand

It is interesting to see dogs bark when a lion walks by.

stay on target
stay on target

only one thing matters, if it is true that this person was abused by his stepfather, then that is case for the family, police, and courts.  what does it have to do with a high-profile individual unrelated to the facts of the case?  why is there not the same vitriol for the person's mother who did nothing?  i hope you find some peace, man.  your irrational hatred will eat at you from the inside.

Jenbowhay
Jenbowhay

Smith had stepped down from the business side of Calvary and stopped receiving a salary many years ago. If you knew him you would know his heart is for everyone to have God on their side.  Who do you really hate?

Grieva99
Grieva99

Alex is a liar and is trying to extort money from Chuck and CC Costa Mesa.  It is sad and pathetic.  I hope Alex will give his life to the Lord.  I don't think he ever really has because he wouldn't be spending all of his time and energy trying to destroy Calvary Chapels and anyone associated with it.  He LOVES the attention.  

Grieva99
Grieva99

I feel sorry for Gustva and Alex(a)  Both of you are a piece of work and will answer to the Lord.

Mixxlb
Mixxlb

actually he just said yesterday that they don't know what it is and they're doing testing.. sooo.. is this supposed to be reporting??

Gcweaver
Gcweaver

How sad that you would rejoice over someone's hardship. 

Alex
Alex

Thanks for reading and spending your time commenting :-)

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Of course it's blasting through the Christian community, moron: look at all the comments you Chuckiebots have left!

Bbleger24
Bbleger24

Don't like themselves so they take it out on others. We as God's people just need to pray for the ones who are haters of life. May God bless those lost souls.

Alex Grenier
Alex Grenier

1 Timothy 3Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full[a] respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.Titus 15 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint[a] elders in every town, as I directed you. 6 An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe[b] and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. 7 Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.1 Timothy 5:19-2219 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses. 20 But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning. 21 I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism. 22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.Ephesians 5:1111 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.1 Corinthians 5Dealing With a Case of Incest 1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife. 2 And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this? 3 For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this. 4 So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, 5 hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,[a][b] so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord. 6 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? 7 Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8 Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10 not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. 11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister[c] but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people. 12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked person from among you.”[d

Alex Grenier
Alex Grenier

This is what the LORD says: "Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.

Alex Grenier
Alex Grenier

Kevin, you have no clue about Chuck Smith. You worship the public persona. The real guy is not as you have elevated him to. He's a sinner, big time. Look to Jesus.

Alex Grenier
Alex Grenier

Chuck was no wuss, though...and he wasn't the smiley "Papa Chuck" in that meeting either.

Alex Grenier
Alex Grenier

You mean a Lyin' ? LOL.

Chuck is not impressive behind the scenes and not a lion, unless you were referring to someone else. Dave Rolph was no lion either. Janet Carter, on the other hand, was pretty tough.

Alex Grenier
Alex Grenier

No "irrational hatred" over here...that's a "heart judgment" you are making.

I have a great life, lots of fun and many friends and family who I enjoy a lot, successful in business, successful in training (MMA, personal fitness, shooting, etc) and attend a healthy church, read the bible voraciously etc etc.

I am calling out sin and wrongdoing in Camp Calvary Chapel, and whether you agree or not, Chuck Smith has some responsibility as the Spiritual Leader of Calvary Chapel who has spawned 2,000 Positions of Trust in the form of Calvary Chapel Pastor. Our Governing Authority (Romans 13:1, look it up) seems to agree in the Court System over the last 5 years with the Mormon and Catholic churches losing huge lawsuits due to child abuse and molestation in their Camps.

Chuck is currently in a lawsuit for 4 boys that got molested in the Calvary Chapel System. The warning signs and knowledge that a volunteer/employ of Calvary Chapel had a history of pedophilia was ignored by Calvary Chapel and no checks and balances were in place to stop the man from molesting 4 more boys after it was known within Calvary Chapel.

Chuck is wrong for his "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" approach when it comes to protecting his priests, err, Calvary Chapel "affiliate" Pastors (made "official" by CCOF the licensing arm of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and Chuck Smith).

Yet, Chuck Smith has the gall to call down God's judgment on the abuse victim and whistle-blower...and then he gets lung cancer.

Alex Grenier
Alex Grenier

I wouldn't take a penny from Chuck Smith's money that he took from people who thought they gave it to the Lord, but ended up giving most of it (say around $13 million) to Chuck's family and to fund Chuck's empire.

Chuck Smith and Bob Grenier are the liars about many things. I could specifically site a ton of them and it would fill the thread. Chuck Smith and Calvary Chapel leadership are destroying Calvary Chapel by not repenting and being truthful and dealing with sin in their Camp.

LOL
LOL

Cecil, give it up. You lost along time ago and continue to destroy every one around you. How's those herpes doing?

Doves Molest
Doves Molest

Alex is not in this alone. He has hundreds of us who have also experienced the wrath of his crazy step father. Many come forward every day to tell their story about Pastor Bob Grenier and his impact on their marriages, families and spiritual health. Chuck Smith knows this, believes it, confessed it, said it publicly, but refuses to remove his long time buddy from the pulpit. Chuck ordained Bob Grenier, he has the right and responsibility to take that away.

Chuck, do what right before you kick the bucket. Bob molested his own son and you know it. Take you evil servant out of a place of honor. He flies the same dove as you. The child molesting dove.

  

Tehuanaechada
Tehuanaechada

only the lord can do or say............nobody else on earth................NOW! WHEN? HOW?

Alex Grenier
Alex Grenier

Are you implying "Divine Retribution"? B/c if so, Chuck Smith called down God's judgment on me from the CCCM pulpit (and I'm the one who is right in the matter and he's lying) and Chuck came down with lung cancer...just sayin.

Tehuanaechada
Tehuanaechada

CCgirls are not allowed in Mens conversations............you should know better. just as Michelle Backman now knows...........god makes no mistakes.............wa waa :(

Tehuanaechada
Tehuanaechada

once the franchise of calvary chaps expires then another brand will come just like hugo boss and so on..........God makes no mistakes...

TogetherWeStand
TogetherWeStand

You are right, Chuck is not impressive behind the scenes. That is one of the things that makes him such great man.

TogetherWeStand
TogetherWeStand

You are right, Chuck is not impressive behind the scenes. That is one of the things that makes him such great man.

Alex Grenier
Alex Grenier

Jim, what would make him a "great man" in my book, is him being more truthful, him doing the right thing and him taking some responsibility for his Movement.

TogetherWeStand
TogetherWeStand

Alex, Chuck Smith does not come accross as impressive spiritually or in many ways behind the scenes that people whould normally expect.  Again, that is one of the things that makes him such a great man.

Alex Grenier
Alex Grenier

Jim R, unfortunately, I meant more in a Spiritual Context that he wasn't impressive. It was all business in the Board Room.

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