Many Christians around the world were rocked by recent news that the “father of the Jesus Movement,” Chuck Smith, has developed lung cancer. He made the announcement to his Calvary Chapel congregation just two weeks ago.
Chemotherapy and radiation lie in front of the 82-year old pastor, but behind him is a legacy that will live for decades to come, if not eternity.
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Smith graciously talked with WND despite his recent diagnosis and his full schedule as pastor of one of the biggest churches in the U.S.
On deciding to become a preacher, or as he prefers to be called, a teacher, Smith recalls the words of a youth camp counselor back in the 1940s, words that, along with a nudging by the Holy Spirit, propelled him into the ministry: “You have only one life – it will soon be past, and only what’s done for Christ will last.”
Smith described for WND the beginning of the “Jesus Movement,” during the turmoil of the 1960s.
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