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 Apr 2024
The Image of God
The Imago Dei. You have heard that term. But what does it mean that we are made in the image of God, and what are the implications of this statement?...
31 Mar 2024
Sunrise Service
Watch as Char Brodersen teaches on what it looks like to practice resurrection. 
29 Mar 2024
Good Friday
Join Char Brodersen, Richard Cimino, and Brian Brodersen as they each share on the various sayings of Jesus from the Cross.
17 Mar 2024
God the Spirit
There are nearly 400 references to the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments, and the diversity of these references touches every aspect of theology.

The third person of our...
10 Mar 2024
God the Son
In the Son, God did the unthinkable—he became human in order to rescue and redeem us. How can God become human? We can’t comprehend it! But maybe that's part of...
3 Mar 2024
Our Trinitarian God
“What we think about God is the most important thing about us.” A. W. Tozer

Char Brodersen begins our Story of the Trinity series with an in depth look at God...
11 Feb 2024
Understanding the Context
As we read through the Scriptures, we need to filter what we read through the lens of redemption. But what does this word mean? Where did it originate?

In order to...
4 Feb 2024
Understanding and Navigating the Strange World of the Bible
As we begin our new series, The Story of the Bible, Char Brodersen addresses the elephant in the room—there are some sections of Scripture that we struggle with.

Do you have...