About Us

Mission + Vision + Values 


MISSION | What God Is Doing
Engaging in God’s mission to renew all things through Jesus. 


VISION | What We Are Doing
Pursuing Jesus renewal by reaching, equipping, and loving people in Orange County and beyond. 


CORE VALUES | How We Are Doing It
The principles that shape our attitudes and actions as Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. 

  1. A Jesus Church
    We are committed to following the Word, works, and ways of Jesus. 1 Cor. 11:1

  2. A Kingdom-Minded Church

    We partner with gospel-centered churches to impact our communities for Jesus’s kingdom. Eph. 4:4-6

  3. A Great Commission Church

    We are committed to proclaiming the gospel, making disciples, and planting churches among all people. Matt. 28:18-20

  4. A Gospel-Centered Church

    We point people to Jesus from every passage of Scripture and to His death and resurrection as their hope of transformation. Rom. 16:25

  5. A Spirit-Empowered Church

    We pursue the Holy Spirit’s presence, power, and gifts to be and do all God desires. Acts 1:8

  6. A Grace-Filled Church

    We practice encouragement and patience toward each other in the lifelong process of transformation. Eph. 4:2

  7. A Culturally-Engaged Church

    We seek to wisely counter, create, or celebrate culture as we engage in God’s mission. 1 Cor. 9:22b-23 


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Watch Pastor Brian Brodersen's Vision Sunday Message 

What We Believe

Calvary Chapel is centered around the Bible, God’s revelation to us. Through the teaching of His Word, we learn about His character, plan, and love for us. As we grow in our understanding of Him, we experience His Spirit leading us to step out in ministry to one another and to the world.

Church Staff

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 in 1983, he and Cheryl moved to Vista, California, where he assumed the pastorate of Calvary Chapel Vista. During those years, he began traveling overseas, initially to Yugoslavia and Hungary, and this...

Char Brodersen

Associate-Senior Pastor

Brian Charles Brodersen (Char) is the Associate-Senior Pastor at CCCM. Char has spent the last 13 years pastoring a small church in Northern California. He and his wife Grace have been married for 14 years and have three children: Judah, Hudson, and Evelyn. Char is very passionate and convicted about lifelong learning and is currently enrolled at Western Seminary for his MABL. He has a deep passion to see the church live out the life of Jesus and to put the kingdom of God on display. His other passions and interests include time with family, traveling, and exploring the wonders of God’s beautiful creation, deep...


Executive Directors

Church Staff