Pastor Chuck had been the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa for almost 50 years and in Christian ministry for some 65 years. He was 86 years old when he entered Glory. His impact on the Christian Church in the 20th century was like few others. Directly and indirectly:
•Thousands and thousands of churches have been planted all over the world as the fruit of his work
•Tens of thousands of pastors – both in the Calvary Chapel movement and far, far beyond – have been influenced and trained by him
•Millions of people came to a saving trust in and relationship with Jesus Christ, and millions more were led to Christian maturity through his Bible teaching and broader ministry
•The worship environment of the contemporary Christianity was essentially birthed through his ministry.
•His emphasis on the verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible as the center of the teaching and preaching ministry of the church has had a vast influence.