At our first Sunday morning service, June 20, 1982. There were 100 of us.
I look at what God has done, over 26 churches around the city, Harvest Crusades, Churches around the world, the mobile apps and websites (there are over 200,000 sermon downloads every month!), 135 countries and we have brothers and sisters around the world.
We are all so thankful for your trust. Thank you for your patience as we have grown. Cathy and I and the pastors and their wives, thank you for the wonderful journey. You trusted us when we were young. You trusted us all these years, prayed for all of us and you kept coming.
God’s Word is faithful, here we are 40 years later and still in the pages of the Bible and I think of what He has done as His seed has been sown and fallen on good soil around the world. There’s no secret to it, it’s the Bible, it’s the Word of God, it bears fruit.
From Joe and all of the Pastoral Staff at Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia