Calvary Chapel in North Pinellas county, FL started as a bible study in August of 2000. We have enjoyed seeing God bringing us together and deepening our fellowship. As a Calvary Chapel, we are in a fellowship of churches with Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California and Pastor Chuck Smith. Pastor Brett Robinson has been involved with Calvary Chapel since 1988 and served with Pastor Danny Hodges Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg for seven years prior to answering the call to begin a new work in North Pinellas county.As you get to know Calvary Chapel it is our desire that you will find the focus to be a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ through the Word, Worship, Prayer and friendships. We grow as a church when we fellowship together seeking the Lord. We encourage you to prioritize fellowship with the Church. The opportunities can be formal or informal fellowship. Both are equally important, equally effective and equally encourage the other. As you pray and seek the Lord on which fellowship opportunities He would have you attend, we invite you to visit our "Ministries" link above. We pray God will direct you in fellowship as you follow Him.Because of its size and influence, many Christians have asked exactly what Calvary Chapel believes, what are its distinctives? What sets it apart from other Christian groups? Calvary Chapel, we have always been hesitant to try and answer those questions, not because we are unsure of our beliefs, but because we are cautious to avoid division within the Body of Christ.We long for unity among God's people of all persuasions, and we allow for a great deal of flexibility even within our own ranks. Calvary Chapel pastors are not clones who all believe exactly the same thing. Still, there are distinctives that make Calvary Chapel unique and which define our mission. While the following is certainly not exhaustive, we hope it helps to answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Calvary Chapel.One of the most common questions we hear is: "What denomination is Calvary Chapel?" In a broad sense, Calvary Chapel is the middle ground between fundamentalism and Pentecostalism in modern Protestant theology. Calvary Chapel rejects the over-emphasis of spiritual gifts and experiential signs and wonders to the exclusion of Biblical teaching. In our services, we focus on a personal relationship with God through worship, prayer, and the teaching of the Word of God. We do not allow speaking in tongues loudly during services because we do not believe the Holy Spirit would interrupt Himself.Calvary Chapel we believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Bible, and we encourage their exercise, but always decently and in order, and with the primary emphasis on the Word of God, which we look to as our primary rule of faith.Calvary Chapel services are designed to be centered around the verse-by-verse teaching of God's Word. Many Pentecostals think Calvary Chapel is not emotional enough, and many fundamentalists think Calvary Chapel is too emotionalSome Calvary Chapels are quite traditional in their worship services, while others are more contemporary. Some of our churches are filled with elderly people in suits and ties, and some are filled with young people in jeans and tee shirts. Many are a combination of all different ages, styles, and races of people who come together with one common focus: love for Jesus Christ and the desire to know Him more intimately.