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 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 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

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Oct
2021
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Love and Order in the Churches
Paul is concerned that the church gathered is a place where believers can learn about and experience God, and unbelievers can encounter the presence and power of God. We must...
13
Oct
2021
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Daniel 6
Don’t forget! It is possible to enjoy the realities of the kingdom despite what’s going on around us. As we enjoy these realities, we can spread the kingdom out further...
10
Oct
2021
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The Gifts of the Spirit and the Bulding Up of the Church
Eagerly desire the best gifts! Pastor Brian Brodersen continues our Everyday Discipleship study with his 1 Corinthians 14:1–5 message entitled, “The Gifts of the Spirit and Building Up the Church.”...
6
Oct
2021
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Daniel 5
We need to remember that God will either stop the storm or He will walk with us through it. This should be our understanding as we navigate difficult seasons of...
5
Oct
2021
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Immanuel - God with us = Jesus
Matthew 1
29
Sep
2021
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Daniel 4
The Most High God tells us of the absolute sovereignty of our God over all the earth. Pastor Brian Brodersen takes us through Daniel 4 as he furthers our study...
22
Sep
2021
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Daniel 3
“As we stand for the LORD and refuse to compromise, we do it knowing that God will comfort us. As hard times unfold before us we have confidence to know...
19
Sep
2021
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One Body, Many Members
We, as God’s people, are all part of the same family. Pastor Brian Brodersen, in his 1 Corinthians 12:12–31 message, exhorts that, “the way God designed our bodies is a...