History

Calvary Chapel Fellowship of Enid (CCFE) is a body born at the insistence of God’s Holy Spirit. When Pastor Matthew and his family were living in Southern California and attending Calvary Chapel North Edwards, prophecies were made regarding the call on his life. So when the Air Force sent him from there to Enid, Oklahoma, where there wasn’t a Calvary Chapel within 80 miles, the questions surfaced. An extensive search for a local fellowship of like faith was unfruitful, but God eventually called the Thoms family to a small, non-denominational and very “Bible-Beltish” congregation.
 
God walked them through several stages, beginning with, “We’re here to fix things” and culminating with, “We’re here to learn how to, and how not to minister to Bible Belt Christians.” As a result of spiritual starvation, the Thoms started a home Bible study that outgrew two homes and a basement. This confirmed the hunger that was alive and well in a portion of the area population. Despite the evidence of God’s call, Matthew remained hesitant to whole-heartedly commit to being a pastor and “threw out the fleece,” as it were, by saying “God, I can’t do this all by myself.
 
If You really want me to do this, You’re going to have to send me some help.” God, almost immediately, sent someone from the Thoms’ home church in Southern California to help. As a result, they held a prayer vigil with some trusted and mature brothers to ask the Lord, corporately, for His will in the matter. He confirmed the call and His will toward starting a local body and on November 12, 2000, Calvary Chapel Fellowship of Enid was born. Since that time, it has been our goal to equip the body so that the world might be affected for Christ.