Son-in-law succeeds Calvary Chapel founder

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa has selected a new senior pastor following the death of its founding pastor, Chuck Smith.

Brodersen

Pastor Brian Brodersen has been chosen by the Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa board as the new senior pastor of the California mega-church. Brodersen replaces his father-in-law and founder of the Calvary Chapel movement, Chuck Smith, who recently passed away after a battle with lung cancer. ASSIST News reports that Brodersen was appointed by the church's board during a meeting Oct 8.

"Chuck always knew that it was the Lord's church – and whatever the elders of the church decide, they’re men of God,” says Calvary Chapel pastor Alan Esses. “I leave everything in the hands of the Lord. The Bible says, 'Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not in your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.'"

Brodersen previously served as the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Vista and Calvary Chapel Westminster in London, England. He is married to Cheryl, one of Smith's four adult children.

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