Our History

History Of Calvary Chapel Living Water


On June 2nd of 1991, Pastor Tom Ruiz and his wife Joanna began Living Water Fellowship in the banquet room of the Hacienda Del Rey restaurant. In November of 1991 the church moved to the current location on the corner of Lincoln and Railroad.


The church followed the Calvary Chapel model of ministry from the beginning, although it was a Foursquare church in name. In December of 1994 the church affiliated with Calvary Chapel and became Calvary Chapel Living Water.


Pastor Jerry Simmons became the senior pastor of CCLW as God called Pastor Tom to move his family to Okinawa, Japan.

Church Plants

2001—Pastor Rick Barnett moved to Okinawa, Japan and began Calvary Chapel Okinawa.

2002—Pastor Dion Douville moved to Hagerman, Idaho and began Calvary Chapel Hagerman Valley.

2003—Pastor Dylan Smith moved to Watsonville, California and began Calvary Chapel Watsonville.

2004—Pastor Tom Ruiz moved to Okinawa, Japan and an extension campus of Calvary Chapel Bible College.

2005—Pastor Tom Hallman moved to Williamsburg, Virginia and began Calvary Chapel Williamsburg.

2006—Pastor Tom Ruiz begins Calvary Chapel Ginowan in Okinawa, Japan.

2010—Pastor Quint Betts moved to Clovis, New Mexico and began Calvary Chapel Clovis.

2012 —Pastor Aaron Eichelberger moved to Central Texas and began Calvary Leander.