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Calvary Chapel congregation stunned as Chuck Smith announces that he has lung cancer

Chuck Smith The congregation at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California, were stunned last Sunday when Pastor Chuck Smith, its senior pastor, announced during his Sunday morning services that he has lung cancer and will have a biopsy on Tuesday and surgery the following week.

Chuck Smith, now in his eighties and the father of the Jesus People Revolution in Southern California, said that he has never smoked in his life.

Pastor Chuck Smith has suffered a ‘minor stroke’ and is ‘doing well’

Chuck Smith Pastor Chuck Smith, 82, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California, and the father of the “Jesus People” phenomenon in Southern California, has suffered a “minor stroke” and is in a local hospital.

Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside, California, said on his blog “Last night, Pastor Chuck Smith was taken to the hospital and had what was described by his doctor as a ‘mini-stroke.’ His doctor expects him to make a full recovery.”