“There is nothing covered that won’t be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops!” – Luke 12:2-3
The claim that Calvary Chapel affiliates are all independent, that none exerts any significant influence on the others, is not true. Calvary Costa Mesa was the beginning of the Calvary Chapel movement, and was known as “Big Calvary”.
CCCM has been, and still is, to a large degree, perceived as the center of the Calvary Chapel movement. Out of CCCM have come the Calvary Chapel Education Association [CCEA, of which Brian Brodersen is the president]; CC Bible Collages, Veritas Seminary and more. As the movement grew and the number of affiliates expanded, Costa mesa and it’s administrators, acquired many properties for use as conference centers, bible collages, etc.
To demonstrate the influence and control that Brodersen and CCCM have on the other affiliates, EW media has made a list of the presently known assets that are controlled, to a significant degree, by Brian and his appointed board.
The problem with Brian Brodersen and the amount of influence and control he has, is that he has been steering CCCM – and those who follow him – away from biblical foundations. Brian’s seeker-friendly and ecumenical escapades have been extensively documented for over the past 3 years. Now that he has resigned from the CCA, the power struggles are really just beginning.