Calvary Chapel Shreveport started as a home Bible study in 2004. We first started meeting in a home and quickly moved into the Courtyard Coffee shop on Youree Dr. After a year we outgrew the Coffee shop and began meeting at the Broadmoor YMCA in 2005, and since then have grown significantly and continue to grow.
Pastor Billy Spalding and his wife, Emme, met at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta Hot Springs, CA. After graduating in 1998 and getting engaged, they married in 1999.
Shortly after marrying, Billy and Emme moved to Oregon to own and operate a Bed and Breakfast in the tourist town Ashland Oregon. There they began volunteering at a local church working with the High School kids. After serving in ministry for 3 1/2 years, they pursued an opportunity to be in full-time ministry here in Shreveport, LA.
Believing in their calling to start a Calvary Chapel, the Spalding’s have made Shreveport their home, buying a house and starting a family.