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, four 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

9
Aug
2020
Risen With Christ
Only Christ can bring us into that beautiful holiness that is so attractive to the world around us. In his message titled, "Risen With Christ" taken from Colossians 3:1-4, Pastor...
5
Aug
2020
Conversation Through Revelation 7-12
How do we overcome the enemy? We overcome him by the blood of Christ, our testimonies, and not loving our lives to the death. In their Conversation Through Revelation, Pastor...
29
Jul
2020
Conversation Through Revelation 6-18
How we relate to Jesus now influences how we will face the coming wrath of God called the Great Tribulation. The Great Tribulation is when our holy God finally deals...
26
Jul
2020
The Sufficiency of Christ
Christ's victory over sin, death, and spiritual powers comes through the Cross. His death and resurrection forever secures all who put their trust in Him. Nothing can be added; we...
22
Jul
2020
Conversation through Revelation 4-5
Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed! In their Conversation Through Revelation chapters four and five, Brian Brodersen, John Hwang,...
19
Jul
2020
Complete In Christ
In Christ, we've reached the pinnacle of reality. In his message titled, "Complete In Christ" taken from Colossians 2:1-10, Pastor Brian Brodersen encourages us that we can rest and rejoice...
15
Jul
2020
Conversation Through Revelation 3
Walking in white, marked by love, the Rapture, and the danger of being lukewarm are just a few things Jesus discussed with the early churches of Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea....
12
Jul
2020
Christ in You
God doesn't see what we see when we look in the mirror. He sees us through His Son Jesus Christ. In his message titled, "Christ in You" taken from Colossians...