Our Beginnings

In March of 1995, while serving at Calvary Chapel Temecula in California, Pastor Rodney Finch, and his wife, Elvira, were led by the Lord to plant a church in North Carolina. In obedience, they visited Raleigh several times, meeting with others about starting a Calvary Chapel and moving their family east.

Just one month after settling their family into the Treybrooke apartment complex, the apartment manager asked Pastor Rodney to begin leading a Bible Study in the community center. Outgrowing the apartment setting after just two months, the Bible Study moved in September 1995 to a rented trailer and garage in Morrisville. At this time, the gathering became known as Calvary Chapel Raleigh.

By December 1996, this fellowship of Believers once again outgrew their worship space and moved to a vacancy adjacent to a gas station in Cary, and the name was officially changed to Calvary Chapel Cary. It was less than three years later, in March of 1999, that the church moved to its current location on Center Street in Apex, and has been growing ever since.

Three Calvary Chapels have been planted from our church: Calvary Chapel Chapel Hill, Calvary Chapel Clayton and Calvary Chapel Wilmington.