August, 1996 ~ Residents of the Temecula Wine Country gathered together for a home Bible study, which grew into a “church.”
June 22, 1999 ~ Public use permit granted to Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship (CCBF) for the current church site on Rancho CA Road.
February 28, 2002 ~ Existing facility was built and certificate of occupancy was given showing CCBF is in compliance with all the county building and planting requirements.
May 21, 2010 ~ CCBF began to process the 30 acres at the current church location for expansion only to find out the Wineries pressured the County of Riverside to quietly pass a zoning ordinance in 1999 (right after granting permits to CCBF) making it illegal to build any more houses of worship in the Temecula Wine Country.
July 25, 2012 ~ The Planning Commissioner’s hearing for the new Wine Country Plan revealed houses of worship and private schools are still not allowed; it continues to be illegal to build synagogues, temples, churches and private schools.
Since 2010, some of the Temecula Valley Wineries have launched an aggressive assault against houses of worship and private schools, fighting to continue to make it illegal for houses of worship to be built.
CCBF agrees with Supervisor Jeff Stone when he stated in a letter written on January 25, 2010, “houses of worship and schools are the backbone of any community”. And “I support churches locating in the wine country and in fact, in any zone, and will do everything in my power to see that this is overturned”.
Now is the time to let your voice be heard on this issue. If you think houses of worship and private schools should be included in the 100,000 + acres of the proposed plan, please immediately write a letter, fax, e-mail and call those listed on the home page of this web site CLICK HERE