Who would have thought it all began with a simple letter?
A Christian in Old Bridge wrote a letter to California, asking for a Calvary Chapel-style fellowship to be started here in Central New Jersey.
God put it on Lloyd Pulley’s heart to respond to that letter, in person. Lloyd, along with his bride Karen and their two children, moved across country in complete obedience to God.
Once settled in the Garden State, Lloyd and Karen Pulley held a small Bible study on Thursday nights. Before long, this small group began meeting each Sunday morning as well.
By the end of 1984, the fellowship had grown to fifty people and moved to an elementary school gymnasium. By 1986, 150 people moved into the Carl Sandburg School auditorium, and by 1992, the church grew to 700 adults and approximately 300 children requiring multiple services.
Now ministering to the needs of an ever-growing congregation of over 4,000 people, as well as the NY/NJ metropolitan area through Bridging the Gap (the radio and television teaching ministry of Calvary Chapel Old Bridge), we thank the Lord for faithfully providing us an opportunity to minister to His people!
The Broader Calvary Chapel Network:
Calvary Chapel churches are independent of one another, and thus do not comprise a denomination per se. Some Calvary Chapels do not even bear the name of Calvary Chapel, but all are connected by distinctive principles for ministry and emphasis on the clear, systematic teaching of the Word of God.
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