March 2011

Prayer For a New Work

Calvary Chapel Lihue began with prayer in March of 2011, as 7 couples gathered together to seek the Lord’s will about planting a new church in Lihue. God confirmed His will, and a midweek Bible study began in a home in Lihue attended by over 30 people.
May 2011

Pastors & Elders Commissioned

Pastor Bruce Baumgartner, Pastor Lon Malapit, and the first CCL elders, were commissioned by Calvary Chapel Kauai on May 29th
June 2011

First Sunday Service

CCL held it’s first Sunday service on June 5th, 2011 at Nawiliwili Beach Park.
June 2011 - June 2013

Church in a Warehouse

Our first location was the ChemCo Warehouse, rented on Sunday mornings. We were busy each week setting up and taking down plastic chairs, hospitality tables, a portable sound system, screen and projector. The older children were in an upstairs office and the younger ones were outside in a small camping tent. From the very beginning, the Lord blessed the fellowship with slow but steady growth, and soon we extended the chairs out into the parking lot under a canopy.

April 2012 - June 2013

New Church Construction

We signed a lease for our current location in April of 2012 when we were about 80-90 adults, but by the time we completed the build out and moved into the storefront in June 2013, we had grown to over 150 adults, and the facility was full. We are currently operating with 2 Sunday morning services, and our total attendance averages 180 adults and 20 children per week.
January 2014

Bible College Begins

In 2014 we launched Calvary Chapel Bible College Kauai (CCBCK) as an extension of Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, CA, for both local and off-island students looking for a great place to study the Bible, learn about ministry, develop their gifts, and experience a healthy Christian community. Housing is currently provided at a 7 bedroom, 6-bath home very near the church.  Visit the CCBCK website at
July 2015

KESU Radio

CCL Launched a Low Power FM radio station, covering much of Lihue and Kapaa.