Calvary Chapel Laguna Creek (CCLC) has its heritage in the Calvary Chapel movement that was started by Pastor Chuck Smith.  Calvary Chapel began back in the early 1970s “Jesus Movement.”  We are grateful for the teaching and example of Pastor Chuck.

CCLC started back in 1990 by a guy named Gary Grace. Gary moved up to Elk Grove from Southern California after getting saved and serving at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa.  In 1994, Gary shifted his efforts to Lodi and started a Calvary Chapel there.  The Lord raised up Rich Chaffin to pastor CCLC.  Pastor Rich got saved in the 1980s while in high school. 
He went to Bible college but truly feels that he learned “the ministry” while serving as a janitor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa.  Rich continues to pastor here and still loves it.

After 22 years CCLC moved into its current facility at 2212 Kausen Dr. in Elk Grove.  CCLC began as a small Bible study meeting at the “Laguna Lake” subdivision club house.  CCLC then moved to a leased facility on Big Horn Boulevard across from Century Theaters.  Our church eventually outgrew that location and went portable.  CCLC was a “portable church” meeting at McKee Elementary and Laguna Creek High School over a span of 12 years. Regardless of where we have met, Jesus has always been faithful to work in our lives and allowed us to bless people all over the world.


The Bible says that Jesus is the “head” of the church. So we think Jesus should be in charge. We have a pastor who listens to Jesus and tries to follow where He is leading. There is a small group of men at the church who get together with the pastor occasionally so they can talk to God and listen together. 
They will wait until the Lord gives clear direction and then move forward as He leads.
We don’t have any official church membership. People are free to come and go as they believe the Lord is directing them. We have a lot of devoted people who the Lord has directed to our church and it's a blessing to have them around.