CRN has reported on the direction Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa has taken since the passing of CC’s founder Chuck Smith. (Here, here and here) Now Berean Research informs us of a troubling incident that occurred in the tiny town of Appleton Wisconsin. According to BR, there are “eyebrow-raising concerns [that] have not gone unnoticed by news outlets and other Christian groups,” and she lists what the concerns are:
Calvary Chapel pastor who warned of false teachings and apostate movements seeping into the Calvary Chapel organization has been removed from his regional leadership position, and is now removing his local congregation out of the Calvary Chapel Association altogether.
Pastor Dwight Douville of Calvary Chapel Appleton Wisconsin was informed last month that he was being removed from his position as a regional leader, a position he’s held for many years. Why? He says because personal friendships have been put above doctrinal truth, muddying the waters of what Calvary Chapels are all about. And because he advocated for maintaining and staying the course while calling out wolves and yeast seeping into Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and the organization as a whole since the death of founder Chuck Smith.