Our Story

How it all started...

Calvary Chapel Palm City began in 1975 as a small gathering of like-minded Christians who first met in the Howard Johnson Hotel in Stuart. This small group of believers faithfully prayed for God to send them a pastor. God answered those prayers a short time later when He led Pastor Bill Fielding to lead this group. At that time the church was named “New Life in Christ.”
The church grew and was later able to purchase the then abandoned Lyric Theater in downtown Stuart as a meeting place. The church continued to grow spiritually and numerically.

In 1982 Pastor Fielding retired from pastoring, but he continued to be involved in the ministry of the church. Sid Blake, a member of the congregation, was chosen as the new Senior Pastor. He faithfully led the church during the next 10 years. It was during this time period that the church purchased and moved to its current facilities in Palm City.
In 1998, Pastor Sid Blake retired and moved to North Carolina. The Associate Pastor, Larry Sarver, was chosen as the new Senior Pastor. In 2001, Pastor Larry led the congregation through the process of affiliating with Calvary Chapel.

Pastor Larry continues to lead the church, which was renamed “Calvary Chapel Palm City” in 2003. In the following years we have continued to grow in ministry areas such as: community outreach, worship ministry, missionary support, prayer, Biblical studies, and many others.

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