Our History

The church began in 1980, as a home fellowship in Wrightwood. The fellowship grew quickly to the place where it was necessary to rent a building for the services. So, in 1981, the fellowship began to meet on Sunday as Higher Ground Christian Fellowship and was incorporated under that name in 1987. The Lord has richly blessed the church and in 1989, the name of the church was changed to “Calvary Chapel.” It is our prayer that God continues to bless and to use the people of Calvary Chapel to minister to the High Desert. Praise the Lord!!

Calvary Chapel of Phelan has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our sincere desire is to know Christ and to be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only their overemphasis of non-biblical traditions and doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ.

We believe that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is His (agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.

Calvary Chapel bases its teaching, attributes and church growth on these following scriptures:

And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and prayers. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42, 46-47

WE BELIEVE: Worship of God should be spiritual.

THEREFORE: We remain open and yielded for the Holy Spirit to show God’s spiritual truths as they apply in our lives.

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 on how we should walk and serve Him.

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 worshipping and seeking His will in our lives.