Verse by verse teaching through the Bible
“…Be doers of the Word and not hearers only.” – James 1:22 …At Calvary Chapel of Lancaster we believe this with all our heart. As Paul told the Romans, “…faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”, being an active member of God’s Church means hearing the Word, feeding off it daily, then taking it and applying it to our daily living. We are a Word based church. We teach the whole counsel of God, book by book, chapter by chapter, line upon line. We expound on each verse  to help the flock of God grow and strengthen in the Lord Jesus Christ…with no agenda beyond seeing each brother and sister in Christ mature spiritually. Located in the heart of Lancaster County tourism, we are always welcoming visitors and guests from out of state. Stop in and fellowship with us!

Upcoming teachings


10:30 am  … Worship & teaching

John 1

7:00 pm … Prayer


7:00 pm … Bible study

Genesis 15




9:00 am … Bible study

Job 18


teaching library

Calvary Chapel is eager to provide links to our weekly sermons and videos. You can browse the selection below to keep up with the teaching ministry.

Feedback is always welcomed. [contact us]

Video Sermon Archive

Here is where you can watch all sermon videos from Line Upon Line. Feel free to share these sermons with friends and family.

Audio Sermon Archive

We publish each sermon on our 
Sermons page  so you can easily
listen to it whenever you want.


Book Intros

For a brief introduction to the books of the Bible before listening or watching each series, you may click on the introductions on the audio or video pages



Our Mission & Vision

Calvary Chapel of Lancaster‘s mission is to teach others to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. How is this done? Through feeding from the living Word of God. Our vision is to see the church grow more deeper than it does wider; To see the fold of God grow strong and healthy, able to rightly divide the Word of truth.

 mission statement



Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Jim Friedman, Senior Pastor

Teacher and overseer of all church functions


Don Risser, Assistant to Pastor

Oversees general operations of the church


Miles McLoughlin, Church Elder

Oversees the church facilities.


Mike Angelino, Worship Leader

Oversees the worship service and music team


Dennis Hogg, A/V Leader

Oversees audio/visual functions for teachings and events


Life Applications

Based on the week’s upcoming Sunday morning message


Relational life stories with practical Biblical application

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WHEN: JULY 8th (Saturday) from 1 PM to 6 PM

WHERE: Black Rock Retreat, Quarryville

Join us for another year of food, fun, and fellowship as we invite new members into the family of Christ.
Black Rock offers up some great amenities for us, such as;
– Baseball field
– GaGa Court (need to come to know what that is :))
– Frisbie/Disc golf game
– Swimming
For more information, please contact the church office

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Calendar of Events

Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. Disciples are made through equipping the saints and enabling them to exercise their faith. James said

“show me your faith without your works and I’ll show you my faith by my works.”

You can’t know where God wants you if you don’t start somewhere. An old preacher once said, “God’s not in to steering parked cars.”

At Calvary Chapel of Lancaster, there is always room for help. We only ask that new members and new believers sit under the teaching for at least six months. Show your commitment to study and “show yourself approved” and when you’re ready let us know, we could use your help.


We support the needs and vision of Waterstreet Ministries. Mentors are always needed to help support those who are trying to get a fresh start on their new life through Christ.

“I was in prison and you did not visit Me…” is what Jesus told His disciples many would say to Him on that day. We all make mistakes in life, sometimes we just need someone there who can help us get back on the right track. Is God calling you to be a mentor to someone in need who doesn’t have the freedom to reach out to you?

Some of the greatest blessings in life come from helping to shape and mold future generations to follow Christ. From toddler to teen, our children need good Godly instruction. “Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

At Calvary Chapel of Lancaster, we don’t serve meals at church, but we do offer snacks and coffee before and after the service. Helpers to set up and serve helps bring others together in closer fellowship.

The way the church of God grows is through faithful servants who take what they learn and share it with others. Home fellowships are a way to continue feeding off of God’s Word daily. They also provide a way for developing lasting close relationships with others within the family of Christ.

“My house shall be called a house of prayer…” -Matt. 21:13. Enough cannot be said about prayer and the need for those who will stand in the gap. We have prayer meetings and a prayer chain. God has called all of us to be mighty in prayer.


 The first person anyone sees when they walk in the church is the greeter. First impressions are lasting ones. We always welcome those who have a heart to welcome others. There are also those in the church who cannot drive themselves. If you live near one, offer them a ride on Sunday, I’m sure they will appreciate it.

Ministry App

Hours & Location

Office Hours:
Tuesday-Friday from 9am to 4pm.
  Church Location & Address:
     130 Tennyson Dr. Lancaster, PA.
        P.O. Box 333 Smoketown, PA 17576
 (717) 291-9711



From Center City, Lancaster – Take King Street (rt. 462) East.   Pass Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, turn right on Tennyson Dr. by the Sundance Car Wash.

From East of Lancaster – On Lincoln Hwy E (rt. 462)/US-30, after passing the outlets and the State Police Barracks on your right, continue about one half mile.  Turn left on Tennyson Dr. by the Sundance Car Wash.


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