Who We Are As Calvary

We are a community of faith, fully walking with Jesus, impacting the community and world around us.

Our Values

This is the DNA of Calvary Chapel Lake of the Ozarks. It's who we are in everything we do.

Serve Faithfully

Serving the church & community to reveal the heart of Jesus [Matt 5:16]

Engage Fully

Pursuing a life of faith & trust in obedience to Jesus [John 8:12]

Choose Together

Focusing on the Word & sharing life in response to Jesus [1 John 1:7]

Our Beliefs

Discover our unwavering beliefs at Calvary Chapel Lake of the Ozarks - rooted in God's Word, and centered on His love and grace.


We believe that God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1st Peter 1:2 & 11, 2nd Corinthians 13:14


We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King. Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5; 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1st Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1st Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13

The Bible

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error. 2nd Timothy 3:16, 2nd Peter 1:21


We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way for the forgiveness of sin. God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation cannot be earned, it is a gift from God. Acts 4:12; 13:38-39, 1st Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 4:4-5; 5:1, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 1:4-5

The Christian Life

We believe that every Christian is called to a holy life of service and testimony in the power of the Holy Spirit. Service includes the sharing of the gospel message to the whole world. We believe strongly that each believer is chosen to declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness and into His wonderful light. To empower believers, the Lord has given us the Holy Spirit who works within us to accomplish His work. Therefore, Scripture calls believers a royal priesthood and provides each of us the privilege and authority to allow the Holy Spirit to equip and empower us to accomplish His work. John 14:12-13, 1st Peter 2:9, 1st Peter 1:15-16, Acts 1:8, 1st Corinthians 3:12-17, John 14:1-3

Eternal Security

We believe that because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in the salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security. John 10:29, 2nd Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14, 1st Peter 1:3-5

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is equal to the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer from the moment of salvation, guides us into all truth, glorifies Jesus and convicts of sin, righteousness and judgement. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and empowers us for service. 2nd Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13; 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 1st Corinthians 2:12; 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:1


We believe that humankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but through Adam’s disobedience, the entire human race was separated from God. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own effort alone. Romans 2:2-5, Ephesians 2:8-9, Genesis 1:27; 9:6, Psalms 51:5; 58:3, Romans 5:12; 3:23, Ephesians 2:1

The Church

We believe that the church is the Body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted, by faith, in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world. Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:24-30, 1st Corinthians 12:4-13, 27


We believe that man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. John 3:16, 1st John 2:25, 1st John 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15, 1st John 5:11-12, Matthew 25:31-46

Lead Pastor

Nick Pierce

Here’s a little about me: I grew up in Missouri with a single mom and an older brother. As a kid, I grew up in church through a wonderful, godly set of grandparents. Before getting into full-time ministry, I was a pediatric nurse for 7 years. As an adult, I made my faith my own, giving my life to Jesus at the age of 20 in a pre-marital counseling session. I am married to my best friend Ashley; and we have 4 kids: Deyton, Kaylin, Ryann, and Emersyn. I have two degrees from Calvary University: A.A. in Youth Ministry & B.S. in Advanced Biblical Studies. I also attended Veritas International University and received a M.A. in Theological Studies and a M.A. in Christian Apologetics. A big part of my life story is my battle through cancer in 2013. God revealed Himself in big ways as my Healer, Sustainer, and that He restores all things.- Pastor Nick


Meet our team

Jaron Humiston
Creative Pastor
Sean Killin
Student Pastor
Taylor Richardson
Administrative Coordinator
Sam Richardson
Facilities Coordinator
London Humiston
Kids Coordinator
Zechariah Depew-Burdette
Middle School Director

Heart for the House | Building A Legacy

Home for the Broken, Encouragement for the Hurting, and a Family for the Follower of Jesus. It’s not about constructing a building, but building the family…we’re creating a spiritual home for our faith family.