Pastor Brian Larson has been ministering in Truckee for more than 40 years, having moved here with his young family from Southern California in the summer of 1975 to pastor a denominational church in the area. He stepped out in faith in 1978 to begin a nondenominational fellowship in North Tahoe. By June of 1981, the small fellowship had moved to the high school auditorium in Truckee, and it was then that we became known as Calvary Chapel Truckee.

It has been Pastor Brian's vision that this church would be a God-built church. In other words, we would not depend on the methods and means of man, but solely on the guiding and direction of the Holy Spirit. Consequently, the emphasis of this ministry is simply on the building up of the body of Christ through the clear, objective teaching of the Word of God, the praise and worship of His Name, and diligent prayer; seeking the leading of the Holy Spirit in all we undertake as a church. He firmly believes that as the body is fed and nourished in His Word, we will grow in His grace and love, and the work of the Lord will flourish, with God accomplishing His purposes and plans through the body as a whole. Over the years, Pastor Brian has witnessed the faithfulness of God to guide and build His church.