About History



CALVARY CHAPEL SOMERSET WEST began as a Wednesday night home fellowship from Calvary Chapel Cape Town. The fellowship started with just a handful of people as the LORD stirred DeBeer and Ridri’s hearts to open up their home to teach the Word of God, early in 2006. As the LORD blessed, we started growing slowly, and spiritual fruit started showing, as people were drawn to the simple teaching of God’s Word. During 2008, the LORD called DeBeer into full-time ministry, and in January 2009, the Church was officially planted when we opened for our first Sunday service.

The LORD has done a wonderful work of grace in the hearts of those who gather here, and we believe that the love of Jesus Christ defines who we are. We stand in awe as we look at what God is doing in our midst, and we know that it is not by our power or might, but by God’s Holy Spirit alone. We are excited and looking forward to what the LORD is still going to do in Somerset West.

‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.
– Zechariah 4:6

Calvary Chapel

Calvary Chapel began in the late 1960's as a small non-denominational Church of 25 people pastored by Chuck Smith in Costa Mesa. Today, Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa is home to some 30,000 believers, and the Calvary Chapel movement has spread to thousands of Churches all across the globe. The Word for Today publishes Bible study books and tapes all over the world. KWVE broadcasts God's Word to all of Southern California. The Calvary Satellite Radio Network broadcasts worldwide. In addition to these dynamic ministries, Calvary Chapel's Bible College provides Bible education to thousands at its home campus in Murietta, California, and at over 40 extension campuses world wide.


(Acts 2:42) And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.