Our Mission

Our Mission: It is our goal to provide an environment where people can come and grow in their relationship with the Lord without all the religious baggage found in many places of worship.

We believe that people should be able to seek the Lord without man-made burdens and expectations. At Calvary Solid Rock we desire that all who come would worship the Lord freely and without pretense. We believe it is vital for spiritual growth that people worship in an environment where they can simply be themselves.

When we can be ourselves deep and meaningful relationships are built and from these relationships a healthy faith community is established. We view our fellowship as a family of believers put together by the Lord and it is the love for God and commitment to one another that allows us to weather the storms faced by any family.

We believe that a healthy faith community will follow the example of the early church as found in the book of Acts “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.” – 2.42 NLT The early church devoted themselves to the teaching of the scriptures, being in fellowship with one another, remembering the atoning work of Jesus Christ on the cross through communion, and they prayed with and for one another. It is this example of the early church that we wish to follow here at Calvary Solid Rock.

Our story

The Lord had always put Minnesota (Mike’s home) on the hearts of Mike and Lynn Fernandez. In 1988, after serving for five years at Calvary Chapel Oceanside in California, the Lord called Mike and Lynn to Calvary Albuquerque, where Mike took Skip Heitzig’s pastors training class. Feeling led to assist in the planting of Calvary Chapel Santa Fe, they served there, Mike heading up the children’s ministry and Lynn on the worship team.

In 1988, the Lord called them to St. Paul, Minnesota. They started a Bible study in their home in South St. Paul and Calvary Chapel Twin Cities was born. The church began meeting in Maplewood, and after meeting in various places throughout the Twin Cities metro area, the Lord provided a place in Bloomington, Minnesota, where CCTC settled into for 10 years.

In the fall of 2011, Mike was approached by Pastor Dean Cook of Calvary Solid Rock, a Calvary Chapel affiliate in New Hope, Minnesota. Dean asked Mike to pray about pastoring the flock that he had planted, as he believed that the Lord had called him and his family to minister in Scotland . After months of prayer, the Lord led them to merge, and on January 25, 2012, the two fellowships joined together to become one fellowship under the name, Calvary Solid Rock in New Hope, where they continue to meet to this day.

Calvary Solid Rock is an independent fellowship of believers that is affiliated with a larger movement of churches known as Calvary Chapel. For more on the history of the Calvary Chapel movement please click here.

we believe...

1. There is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons;

2. In God, the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness,

3. In Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.

4. In the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son

5. That all the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God,

6. People are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin,

7. In the pre-tribulation rapture of the church.

8. We are neither Five-Point Calvinists, nor are we Armenians.

9. We believe not in "positive confession"

10. We believe in the universal Church, in the living spiritual body,

11. The Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the Church:

12. In the laying on of hands for the sending out of pastors and missionaries,


13. The only true basis of Christian fellowship is His (agape) love

14. Worship of God should be spiritual;

15. Worship of God should be inspirational;

16. Worship of God should be intelligent;

17. Worship of God should be fruitful;

18. The church government should be simplistic

19. The Bible delineates that spiritual gifts are for the edification of the body