our history

Paul and Ruth Smith came to Victorville to pastor a small church in 1956. Thirty years later, God again called them to pastor a church. Calvary Chapel Community Church began with about twenty friends meeting on October 21, 1984 above a paint store on 7th street in downtown Victorville. In May of 1985, the congregation purchased the 2.3 acres next to Center Street Park and converted an abandoned school building into a place of worship. In February 1989, we broke ground for a new sanctuary and Christian Education facility. We celebrated our first service in the new sanctuary on Easter Sunday morning, April 15, 1990. Pastor Paul Smith was the faithful pastor of the church until 2004, where his assistant Pastor Chris DuPont took over as Senior Pastor. Pastor Chris served the Lord in this capacity until he retired in February 2016. Pastor Gary Malkus, Jr. then was brought on as Senior Pastor. The Church is in a time of New Beginnings, yet we hold on to our strong history of teaching God's Word. We look forward to what God has in store for us, while not forgetting our rich history and foundation.