About CCB

Calvary Chapel Bemidji is simply the name of a group of people who have chosen to gather together as spiritual family. Our leader is Jesus Christ, who we want to worship, serve and follow with all of our hearts.

History

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!

Statement of Faith

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.

Other Basic Beliefs:

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.

In Our Meetings:

  • We believe worship of God should be spiritual; therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
  • We believe worship of God should be inspirational; therefore, we give great place to music in our worship.
  • We believe worship of God should be intelligent; therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the expository (verse by verse) teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us on how He should be worshipped.
  • We believe worship of God should be fruitful; therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshiping Him.

Leadership

Pastor Chris Hess

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) have lived in Bemidji since 2002.

Elder Board

  • Chris Hess
  • Sam Christenson
  • Blaise Weidenborner
  • Don Pearson

Deacon Board

  • Sam Mason
  • Tim McMahon
  • Rhonda Dockendorf
  • Bill Stoller

Church Ministry Contacts

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