Vision and History

We believe that Calvary Chapel West Oahu has been called by God as a Body of believers to fulfill the Great Commission to “Go and Make Disciples.” This involves spreading the Gospel through outreach, evangelism, and missions as well as a ministry to the whole body to include men, women, youth, children, singles, couples, education, music, small groups, and pastoral care.

Calvary Chapel West Oahu is affiliated with Calvary Chapel Association, which follows the original vision of Pastor Chuck Smith. Pastor Charles served with the regional CCA leader, Pastor Bill Stonebreaker for many years before stepping out to found CCWO.

Our fellowship officially began in February 1993. Our first mid-week bible study began in Pastor Charles’ home in Makakilo, and we’ve seen steady growth ever since. Our joy in ministry, however, is not from an increase in numbers but in changed lives.

On January 7th, 2024, Pastor Pat Kenney from Poimen Ministries officiated the formal ceremony where Pastor Charles Couch transitioned the ministry to Pastor Dan Jacobson, a long-time assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel West Oahu. 

We teach the Bible in a verse-by-verse fashion and worship the Lord in contemporary music. Our greatest desire is to continually seek God’s direction for this ministry so that He may receive the glory! (Psalm 115:1)