IMG_20160327_122846-001I have been privileged to serve as pastor of Calvary Chapel of St. Louis County since it began in May of 1990. I gave my life to the Lord on Memorial Day, 1975. I met the love of my life, Carol, on Memorial Day 1978 and we married six weeks later. We began to attend Calvary Chapel of Bellflower, California, now Hosanna Christian Fellowship. It was while attending that church that God began to give us a desire to move back to the St. Louis area, where I grew up, and plant a Calvary Chapel.

We moved to Missouri at the end of 1984 and the church began in May of 1990. We have been blessed by the Lord with four children, three daughters and a son, as well as twelve wonderful grandchildren.

Over the years we have been honored to be involved in missions in India, Ukraine, Asia, and the middle east, particularly Egypt. We are very involved with The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, which provides grief ministry and deploys crisis-trained chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual care to those affected by man-made or natural disasters. Calvary Chapel of Saint Louis County has been formed as a non-denominational fellowship of believers. Our desire is to know Jesus as our Lord and Savior and to be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are affiliated with the Calvary Chapels started by Pastor Chuck Smith. The vision for ministry came from Ezekiel 34:15-16 (NKJV).

“I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down”, says the Lord GOD. “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick”.

Simply put, to teach the Word of God, His whole counsel, and to love the people that He puts in our lives.We are more than an organization that meets for services on Sunday mornings. We are a family. We look forward to continuing the work the Lord began and standing one day before His throne next to you hearing Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servants”.

In His love,

Pastor Dave Fitzgerald