Calvary Church of Santa Ana

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Calvary Church is a community where we CONNECT with God and others to GROW in our faith so we REACH Orange County and the world for Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us as we explore the Bible to discover God's truth, celebrate Jesus Christ's love, and experience a life transformed by Him.


Calvary was started by a faithful group of believers who met for their first service on October 25,1931 in the Ebell Club in downtown Santa Ana under the leadership of Rev. Frank E. Lindgren . As the church began to expand, they outgrew the Ebell Club and moved to a property down the street to the club in 1941, where their numbers continued to grow. When Pastor Michael Samsvick became the fourth head pastor of Calvary he purchased the current Tustin Ave. property in 1962. As the church grew, more land was purchased on the property to create more space for buildings and Calvary Christian School that started in the late sixties. The last building put in place was our current Worship Center that was finished in 1991. Calvary currently has around 3,000 members and has been under the leadership of Dr. David Mitchell since 1995. Calvary continues to have a heart for missions and seeking the lost for Jesus Christ in Orange County and around the world.


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Coordinates: 33°45′15″N 117°50′09″W / 33.754067°N 117.835863°W / 33.754067; -117.835863