We began as a few families meeting in a home, and in 2002 started Sunday services. By the end of that year we were leasing what was an empty church building in downtown Bemidji – which we continue to use today.
Our church is affiliated with Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, CA (pastor Chuck Smith / www.calvarychapel.org). We are part of a fellowship of churches throughout the world that now number over 1200.
There are many great people that make Calvary Chapel Bemidji what it is! We welcome you to join us and become a part of our family under the grace & truth of Jesus!
Calvary Chapel has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Water baptism is a public, outward testimony that indicates a personal, inward faith. It gives evidence of the inner change that has already occurred in the believer’s life when he or she was “born again” (John 3:3-8; 1 Peter 1:23) through faith in Jesus Christ. Learn more about baptism here.
Our pastor, Chris Hess, was born & raised in Duluth, MN. After moving to Seattle, he was sent out from Calvary Fellowship in Seattle (www.calvaryfellowship.org) as a missionary to Russia from 1992-2001.
He and his wife Morgan and their four boys (Caleb, Luke, Ben, & Silas) moved to Bemidji in 2002 as Calvary Chapel Bemidji was planted.
Women's Ministry : Morgan Hess
Worship Team : David Baker
Youth Worship : Kim Borck
Children's Ministry : Lisa Mitchell
Middle School Boys : Greg Renn
Middle School Girls : Carmita Bratlien
High School : Jim & Heather Stone
Office Coordinator : Cheryl Smith