Concerning the relationship of CCCPM and George Bryson to Calvary of Costa Mesa, the Calvary Chapel movement as a whole and Chuck Smith in particular.
George Bryson, the director and founder of CCCPM, shares the theological-doctrinal views and ministry vision of Chuck Smith and the Calvary Chapel movement as a whole.
George came to Christ through the ministry of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa back in 1968 and has been in ministry agreement with pastor Chuck and the greater Calvary Chapel movement ever since.
More recently (1991), George
was called by God (and encouraged by Chuck) to start and lead a ministry established to help Calvary Chapel pastors (mostly in America) start and sustain Calvary Chapel churches
(mostly) in Russia, the former Soviet Union and other areas of the world as the Lord may guide and provide.
has worked in cooperation and partnership with Calvary Chapel pastors and churches in America to help start and sustain Calvary Chapel churches
in Russia and elsewhere.
The Russian Calvary Chapel churches
are led, fed, and generally cared for by Calvary Chapel senior pastors in Russia (Russian and non-Russian alike).
Because the churches in Russia may be financially dependent upon one or more churches in America, the mission pastor will naturally (especially in the earliest days of the church plant) have some corresponding reporting accountability to the supporting pastor.
This reporting accountability to a sending church only lasts as long as the mission church is financially dependent upon the supporting church.
In addition to (and in relationship to) the ministry of CCCPM
in Russia, George
has started and is leading CCBC Moscow, as an extension of CCBC Murrieta.
In addition to (and in relationship to) the ministry of CCCPM in Russia, George has started and is leading a long-term internship program in Moscow designed to help prepare and equip foreign missionaries and national ministers for long-term ministry in Russia.