Calvary Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills AZ

85268



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Who we are

Calvary Chapel Fountain Hills is a non-denominational church serving the Town of Fountain Hills, AZ since 2011. Our purpose is to share the good news of the gospel in a world that is short on good news. We trust the word of God, the Bible, as it brings clarity to our lives. We invite you to join us as we seek to grow together in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

What We Believe

Calvary Chapel Fountain Hills has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our desire is to know Christ and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all things.
(Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:8 and 48:16; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:30; Hebrews 1:3).

We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which this church operates and is the basis for which this church is governed. We believe that the Word of God supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures.
(Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:3-4 and 1:21).

We believe in the person of God the Father, an infinite, eternal, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
(Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 102:27; John 3:16 and 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Titus 1:3).

We believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.
(Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2, 8:58 and 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8).

We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ;
(Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26 and 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14).

We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
(John 6:13, 14:16-17 and 16:8-11; Romans 8:26).

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all Biblical gifts of the Spirit according to the instructions given to us in 1 Corinthians 12-14.
(1 Corinthians 14)

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and, therefore, are under condemnation; that God saves and regenerates based upon faith by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
(Acts 8:15-17; Ephesians 2:1-3 and 8-9; Romans 3:23 and 5:8; Titus 3:5).

We believe in the universal church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all who are born again are a part of the Body of Christ.
(1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:15-16)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances for the church: (a) full immersion water baptism of believers, and (b) the Lord’s Supper.
(Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ validated the ordinance of marriage.
(Matthew 19:4-5 and John 2:1-11

We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ which is His personal, visible return to earth and the establishment of His millennial kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless separation of the wicked.
(Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:11-15)

We believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church where all believers will meet the Lord in the air and be taken out of this world prior to the Tribulation that will come upon the earth.
(Isaiah 26:20; Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 21:36; Romans 1:18, 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-16 and 5:9; 2 Peter 2:7-9; Revelation 3:10, 5:7-10 and 7:13-14)

We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell and that all those who place their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, while those who reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation will spend eternity separated from the Lord.
(Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:3, 5:22, 18:9 and 25:31-34; Mark 9:42-49; Luke 12:5; John 3:18; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:10-11 and 20:11-15)

Calvary Chapel Fountain Hills is affiliated with the Calvary Chapel Association of churches.



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Calvary Fountain Hills
13215 N. Verde River Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
United States
Phone: 480-816-5756
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Church Pastor

Rick Ponzo
Rick Ponzo
13215 N. Verde River Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
United States
Phone: 480-816-5756
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Matthew 16:26

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

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Rick Ponzo was born in Queens, NY, and lived on Long Island until his parents bought land in Fountain Hills, AZ and moved to Tempe, AZ in 1975. Rick finished High School in Tempe, then after a few years of traveling he came back to Arizona unsure of what the future held for him. Rick was raised Catholic, but hadn’t attended church from the age of 12 until he was 20 when a friend stopped by his house to tell him about Jesus. Rick committed his life to Christ immediately, and one year later he joined the U.S. Navy.

Rick was stationed in San Diego, CA and served as a Hovercraft Navigator at Camp Pendleton. Before the first gulf war, Rick felt the call of the Lord to “get prepared” for the upcoming deployment to the gulf. He packed away music, Bibles, and commentaries to bring on the trip, not knowing what to expect. Once deployed, he was told the ship did not have a chaplain. Rick asked the captain if there was a place where he could hold Bible study. Over the next ten months he held Bible study each night in the library on the ship with the blessing of the ship’s captain.

Upon returning to the US, Rick knew the ministry God placed before him was complete. It wasn’t until years later that the Lord placed the calling once more on Rick’s life.

Rick and his wife Cheryl met at a San Diego church in 1996, and were married in May of 1997. After moving to north San Diego county, they began attending Maranatha Chapel in Rancho Bernardo, where Cheryl was on staff. Rick lead men’s small groups, and was a member of the security team.

The Lord placed a calling on Rick and Cheryl’s life to relocate to Arizona to be closer to Rick’s family who lived in the valley. With the support of the CEO of the company he worked for, the Ponzo family moved from San Diego to Queen Creek in 2004. Rick continued to work from home, while Cheryl went on staff at a new church plant, Calvary Chapel of Queen Creek.

Rick served at Calvary Queen Creek with Pastor Jim Remington for seven years leading young marrieds’ ministry, usher/greeter ministry and men’s ministry. Rick and Cheryl had been praying about planting a new church since 2007, and in early 2011 Rick approached Pastor Jim about planting a new Calvary Chapel in the Town of Fountain Hills. Rick was ordained by Pastor Jim, and with the blessing of the church in Queen Creek proceeded to establish Calvary Chapel Fountain Hills.

Calvary Fountain Hills held its first service in September of 2011, meeting at the old Four Peaks Elementary School location. In early 2016 Pastor Rick was informed that EVIT was moving into the Four Peaks school, so the lease would not be renewed at the end of the year.

In February of 2017 Calvary Chapel Fountain Hills moved to a new facility on the corner of Verde River Drive and Parkview, one block up from Fountain Park.
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13215 N. Verde River Drive
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Fountain Hills, AZ
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Sundays 10:00 a.m.

Wednesdays 6:30 p.m

Calvary Fountain Hills service times last updated on the 23rd of June, 2018
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Sunday Mornings from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

The goal of Calvary Children’s Ministry is to train up young disciples of Jesus.

Children’s Church is not “babysitting.” We serve our Creator by equipping the next generation to follow the Bible through Bible based curriculum, in a fun and creative environment. We use games, crafts, activities, and more to teach children about Jesus Christ, and what He’s done.

We watch over the children of Calvary Chapel Fountain Hills as though each one is a child of the King!

“Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.” ~ Mark 10:14   Edit
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