About Calvary Westside

CCW began in February 1993 as an outreach ministry under the name of ‘Westside… on The Rock!’. The church was founded by our current pastor Steve Santos, his wife and a small team of like-minded Christian friends, with the vision to reach out to the surfers and young adults of west Maui with a church atmosphere that would be comfortable and casual. The church for the ‘too-churched and the un-churched’, with contemporary Christian praise and practical down to earth teaching straight from the Word of God. As well as reaching out to the young adults of our island we found we grew with adults of all ages, and with that came an immediate need to minister to the children as well, and so began our Sunday school and nursery ministries. Then it wasn’t long at all before the visitors to our island began hearing about us. Now serving our visitors has become a significant part of our total vision.

Calvary Chapel Westside Maui - Beach Location

Calvary Chapel Westside Maui – Beach Location

And so as our church has expanded greatly, our vision has as well. We are now comprised of small business owners, professionals, contractors, realtors, medical and physical therapy personnel, homemakers, school teachers, hotel and restaurant managers and associates, retired persons and many others, as well as a steady flow of first time and return visitors. Yet, we still remember our initial vision, reaching out to surfers and young adults of our community with the same love and encouragement that God placed in our hearts in those first days of our inception.

Our primary purpose is to ‘proclaim the good news of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ,’ as is stated in our By-laws. We are here to minister to the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of individuals and families on West Maui, residents and visitors alike.