Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” ~ John 14:6
Pastor Rick Gaston
Rick Gaston served in the Marines in the mid-1970’s and is a veteran Ironworker from New York City. Having served at Harvest Christian Fellowship Manhattan and Horizon Christian Fellowship in Brooklyn, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, in 1995, he and his family left the “Big Apple” and moved to Central Virginia to start Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville. Meeting first in their home and later at various sites around the community, the church has grown and been blessed by the fruits of their labor. Pastor Rick attributes all his success to the Lord, Who has also graced him with his family and those he has the pleasure to serve alongside.
Statement of Faith
Calvary Chapel is a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our desire is to know Christ and to be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We focus on the unity of the Body of Christ rather than emphasizing denominational doctrinal differences that lead to division.
- The Bible to be the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
- Both the Old and New Testaments are the inerrant, inspired, and infallible Word of God.
- God is eternally existent in the distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- The basic doctrines of historic Christianity.
- The only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ’s Agape love.
- God is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.
Worship of God is…
- Fruitful resulting in His love in our lives.
- Spiritual, orderly, and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
- Intelligent with great emphasis on teaching the Word of God.