Our Story is much like other Calvary Chapel's who were formed out of a small group of believers who sought the Lord for a church that would simply teach Word of God, simply. Pastor Joe, his wife Terri and their four children were called by the Lord to plant such a church in Cedar City Utah. Having served fulltime at a Calvary in South Florida, and sensing the Lord’s directing, the Carroll’s relocated to Cedar City to establish a Calvary Chapel. That was June of 2000. Since then, the kids got married,
Pastor Joe and Terri are grandparents, and you could say – ‘the rest is history’. But our history is also our present passion and future. To bring the seeking-soul to Christ and to equip the saints for the works of ministry. It continues to be a joy to serve Him.


Our foundational verse that set it all in motion is Isaiah 42:5-9

  • 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 a great
    place to music in our worship.
  • We believe worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are
    designed with great emphasis upon teaching the Word of God that He might
    instruct us how He should be worshipe
  • We believe worship of God is fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our
    lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshiping Him.
  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative, and the inerrant
    Word of God. 2 Tim 3:15-17; 2 Pet 1:21.
  • We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father,
    Son and Holy Spirit Gen 1:1; Deut 6:4; Matt 28:19;John 10:30.
  • We believe in the deity of Christ John 10:33; His virgin birth Isa 7:14; Matt
    1:23; Luke 1:34-35; His sinless life Heb 4:15, 7:26; His miracles John 2:11; His
    vicarious and atoning death 1 Cor 15:3; Eph 1:7; Heb 2:9; His resurrection John
    11:25; 1 Cor 15:4; His ascension to the right hand of the Father Mark 16:19; His
    personal return to earth in power and glory Acts 1:11; Rev 19:11-16.
  • We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for
    salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of the human nature, and that all
    are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that
    only by God’s grace through faith alone are we saved John 3:16-19; John
    5:24; Rom 3:23, 5:8-9; Eph 2:8-10; Titus 3:5.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are
    saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are not unto the resurrection
    of damnation John 5:28-29.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of the believers in our Lord Jesus Christ Rom
    8:9; 1 Cor 12:12-13; Gal 3:26-28.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the
    Christian is enabled to live a godly life Rom 8:13-14;1 Cor 3:16, 6:19-20; Eph
    4:30, 5:18.
  • We believe that we as Christians are examples of the love of God in this world.
    It is this love that we desire to possess and without which we have no right to
    call ourselves Christians 1 John 4:16-17.