‘Remembering Pastor Chuck’ Huge Tribute Planned for Oct. 27, Honda Center, Anaheim, Will Be Simulcast Live Around the World
By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries, Crossmap On October 21, 2013
ANAHEIM, CA (ANS) -- Details of a huge tribute to Chuck Smith, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California, and the father of the "Jesus People Movement," who passed away at the age of 86, in the early hours of Thursday, October 3, 2013, after a courageous battle with lung cancer, have been set.
It will take place at the 18,000-seater Honda Center (formally The Pond) at 2695 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806, on Sunday, October 27th, 2013, from 5-8 PM., when many of the early Calvary Chapel pastors and musicians are to take part in this tribute to the man they called "Papa Chuck."
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Called "Remembering Pastor Chuck," this memorial service will be hosted by Pastor Brian Brodersen, the new Senior Pastor of the church, along with his wife, Cheryl, who is one of Chuck Smith's four adult children.
The ASSIST News Service has learned that the speakers will include Brian and Cheryl Brodersen, Greg Laurie, Tom Stipe, Don McClure, Jon Courson, Bob Coy, as well as the Israeli General Consulate, and Lieutenant Commander Dennis Wheeler, Chaplain United States Navy, while Mike MacIntosh and Raul Ries will be opening and closing in prayer.
Musicians will include Jeremy Camp, Phil Wickham, Love Song, Malcolm and Alwyn, Parable and many more.
For those unable to attend, this special tribute will be carried live on the KWVE Radio Network (www.kwve.com), His Channel (www.hischannel.com), and you can also watch the live stream from your computer or mobile device. To get details please go to:http://pastorchucksmith.com/#simulcast.
There are close to 320 participating churches located around the world who will also be carrying the live event.
About Pastor Chuck
Charles Ward "Chuck" Smith, (June 25, 1927 - October 3, 2013), was the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and the founder of the "Calvary Chapel Movement."
Beginning with the 25-person Costa Mesa congregation in 1965, Smith's influence has extended to thousands of congregations worldwide, some of which are among the largest churches in the United States.
Smith has been called "one of the most influential figures in modern American Christianity" and oversaw, with others, the birth of modern-day worship music as many of the hippies he ministered to in the late '60s and early '70s, found Christ in the tent erected on the property where a new sanctuary was being built.