Brian Brodersen

Senior Pastor

Pastor Brian Brodersen grew up in Southern California. He became a Christian at age 22 and began attending Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, pastored by Chuck Smith. He met his wife, Cheryl, the youngest daughter of Pastor Chuck and Kay Smith, at a Bible study in Huntington Harbor. They were married on May 23, 1980, and have four grown children, five grandsons, and one granddaughter.

 

Brian served in youth ministry and taught Bible studies. Then he and Cheryl moved to Vista, California, in 1983, where he assumed the pastorate of Calvary Chapel Vista. During those years, he began traveling overseas, initially to Yugoslavia and Hungary, and this led to Calvary Chapel’s outreach to Eastern Europe. Many young men and women were sent out from California in those early days of ministry as pastors and missionaries, and currently there are numerous churches, Bible colleges, and retreat centers all over Western and Eastern Europe.

 

In 1996, the Brodersen family moved to London, England, to plant Calvary Chapel Westminster. The church began small, but God blessed the ministry, and thankfully there are now dozens of affiliated Calvary Chapel churches throughout Great Britain.

 

In the year 2000, at the request of Pastor Chuck, the family returned to California to transition into the pastorate of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Brian began ministering alongside Pastor Chuck, as well as traveling and teaching at many conferences both nationally and internationally. Pastor Brian was elected to serve as the senior pastor in October 2013.

 

Brian is known for his clear and challenging exposition of the Scriptures and can be heard daily on his Bible-teaching program, Back to Basics.

 

Born: 1956

 

On staff since: 2000

 

Favorite verse: “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).

Recent Studies

2
May
2021
Church Discipline
Pastor Brian Brodersen, in his message taken from 1 Corinthians 5:1–12 entitled, “Church Discipline,” exhorts that, “the goal of church discipline is to save and restore, to protect the church,...
18
Apr
2021
Building God's Temple
Pastor Brian Brodersen, in his message from 1 Corinthians 3:10–23 entitled “Building God’s Temple,” encourages us that God has a plan for His church, and He intends to supply the...
4
Apr
2021
The Good Shepherd, The Cross, and The Resurrection.
He is Risen! Pastor Brian Brodersen shares his special Easter message entitled, “The Good Shepherd, the Cross, and the Resurrection.” On this Resurrection Sunday we are reminded that Jesus came,...
4
Apr
2021
Easter Sunrise 2021
On the third day the friends of Christ coming at daybreak to the place found the grave empty and the stone rolled away. In varying ways they realized the new...
2
Apr
2021
CCCM Good Friday 2021
CCCM Good Friday Communion service with worship, readings by Hannah Colt, Blake Barnes, Jordan Taylor, Crystal Stevenson, Craig Coffin, and a special message from Pastor Brian Brodersen.
21
Mar
2021
God Makes it Grow
In his study through 1 Corinthians 3:1–10, Pastor Brian Brodersen reminds us that if we are ever going to make any progress in the gospel, we need to remember that...
17
Mar
2021
Ezekiel 40-48
Pastor Brian Brodersen exhorts that “wherever the Spirit goes, there is life” in his Thru the Bible study in Ezekiel 40–48. This promise can motivate us today as we follow...
14
Mar
2021
The Mind of Christ
What are we known for? “Since Christians are people with the mind of Christ, we should be known for our love, humility, grace, peace, and wisdom.” Pastor Brian Brodersen continues...