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

25
Dec
2020
The Christmas Story With Grandpa Brian
There’s nothing quite like sitting down by the fireplace and reading the Christmas Story to begin one of our favorite days of the year. Join Pastor Brian Brodersen as he...
20
Dec
2020
The Word Became Flesh & Dwelt Among Us - Teaching Only
Pastor Brian Brodersen concluded our Christmas Advent series with his message from John 1:1-18 entitled, "The Word Became Flesh & Dwelt Among Us." We are reminded that Jesus dwelt among...
25
Nov
2020
Jeremiah 46-52
In his final study through the book of Jeremiah, Pastor Brian Brodersen reminds us that we serve a blessing God who delights in blessing, is slow to anger, and full...
22
Nov
2020
The Beauty, Joy, and Power of Unity
In his final study in the book of the Psalms, Pastor Brian Brodersen shares a message from Psalm 133 entitled, “The Beauty, Joy, and Power of Unity.” We are reminded...
22
Nov
2020
The Beauty, Joy, and Power of Unity
In his final study in the book of the Psalms, Pastor Brian Brodersen shares a message from Psalm 133 entitled, “The Beauty, Joy, and Power of Unity.” We are reminded...
18
Nov
2020
Jeremiah 41
In his Thru the Bible study in Jeremiah 41, Pastor Brian Brodersen reminds us that doing things God’s way is for our own personal benefit; His plans are best. We...
15
Nov
2020
Our Prosperity and Security Are in the LORD
In his penultimate study in the book of the Psalms, Pastor Brian Brodersen shares a message from Psalm 127 entitled, “Our Prosperity and Security Are in the LORD.” We are...
11
Nov
2020
Jeremiah 36-40
“Take a scroll of a book and write on it all the words that I have spoken against Israel, against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I...