Char Brodersen

Senior Pastor

Brian Charles Brodersen (Char) is the Co-Senior Pastor at CCCM. Char pastored Refuge Christian Fellowship in Northern California for 13 years before moving back to Southern California in 2021 to join the leadership team of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. He and his wife Grace have been married for 16 years and have three children: Judah, Hudson, and Evelyn.

Char is very passionate and convicted about lifelong learning and has just completed the MABL program through Western Seminary. 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 friendships, reading (all sorts), music (both playing and listening), film, and just about anything else you can think of. Char has a deep conviction that this is God's world, filled with his power and presence, and is seeking to live in that reality day by day.

Recent Studies

14 Jul 2024
The Canaanite Conquest and Violence
Throughout the Bible, we see moments of violence. Throughout history, all people have lived through violence. But the Bible provides us with an ethic of peace modeled after the character...
23 Jun 2024
The Story of the People: Forming A Peculiar People
True freedom is living within our created purpose, and Scripture tells us again and again that we were created by God, and we were created for God. We will only...
16 Jun 2024
The Great Exodus
The story of the Exodus is well-known. It has all the pieces that make for an epic. Yet within this book, we see the great metanarrative of the whole biblical...
2 Jun 2024
Redemption Begins
We continue our look at the story of redemption as we journey through Genesis. 

As we read the beginning chapters, we see humanity in a downward spiral and might wonder: what...
26 May 2024
Salvation and Hope: Jesus the True Image Bearer.
In the beginning chapters of Genesis, God not only documents humanity's tragic fall, he also introduces his redemptive promise. Through Jesus Christ, humans have been brought back into the plan...
12 May 2024
Sabbath Rest
The Sabbath is a gift. The God whom we love and serve rested on the seventh day, as seen in the creation account. But how does Sabbath apply to us? Char...
28 Apr 2024
Humanity's Vocation
What are you made for? Does God have a purpose for and calling on your life? The Scriptures say yes! We are invited to bring light, truth, healing, order, beauty,...
21 Apr 2024
Human Sexuality
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27

What does it mean to bear God’s...