Several dozen members of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (CCCM) made their way from California recently to visit the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. Pastor Jim Kuehnert of their Vintage Life Seniors Fellowship led the 48-member tour group. This large group flew here to Northern Kentucky from Southern California, some 2,000 miles away.
Since the 1960s, Calvary Chapel has been known as a haven for the unchurched on the beaches and streets of California. That original Calvary Chapel church spun off into over 1,500 Calvary Chapels across America and even more overseas. The founding pastor, Chuck Smith, passed away in 2013. A few months before his death, Pastor Chuck flew out from California just to visit Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum. Through the influence of Pastor Chuck, many opportunities were opened for AiG to minister in Calvary Chapel churches throughout the world, including the original church in California (where I have spoken on a number of occasions).
Pastor Jim Kuehnert of CCCM was amazed by the inspirational, professional exhibits and grounds he saw at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. He plans to show The Building of the Ark Encounter DVD to his church and drum up support for more tour groups to travel to our world-class attractions.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.