About Rick Warren

Rick Warren is an innovative pastor, renowned author, and global influencer. The various ministries Pastor Rick has created are a multi-faceted expression of his heart to bring the whole Gospel to the whole world.


Since founding Saddleback Church in 1980, Rick Warren continues to be at the forefront of the evangelical movement, encouraging churches everywhere to be a sanctuary for hope and healing.

Saddleback Church

Saddleback Church was founded by Rick and Kay Warren in 1980 in Lake Forest, California. Saddleback has grown to over 30,000 weekly attendees across sixteen locations, including four international campuses, and an online campus hosting listeners from around the world. Saddleback Church continues to be America's most influential church.

Saddleback Church has built an outreach of more than 300 community ministries, including the nationally recognized Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program now implemented in over 25,000 churches.

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Pastors.com has been the ultimate destination for pastors and church leaders to be trained, equipped, encouraged, and resourced for ministry for over 30 years. Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox, a free newsletter, delivers insight directly from Pastor Rick’s leadership experience to over 225,000 subscribers each week.

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The Purpose Driven Network

The Purpose Driven Network is a global alliance of over 400,000 pastors and priests in 163 nations representing every spectrum of Christianity. More than 700,000 church leaders have been trained in the Purpose Driven paradigm, designed to empower pastors and church leaders to organize effectively around 5 Biblical purposes; worship, evangelism, discipleship, ministry, and mission.

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Daily Hope

Daily Hope is a radio and broadcast ministry with a heart to bring hope to the hopeless, the Gospel to the 2900 remaining unreached people groups around the world, and to combat the erosion of religious liberty in America through a half-hour Bible teaching program, “Daily Hope with Rick Warren.” Over 700,000 subscribers receive practical wisdom from God’s Word through Pastor Rick Warren’s Daily Hope Devotional. Daily Hope Ministries is a non-profit 501c3.

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Topping the New York Times Best Seller list for the last 3 decades, Rick Warren's books are known for taking complex theological principles and translating them for the common man.

The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren’s New York Times best-selling book, has sold more than 32 million copies, been translated into 85 languages, was the subject of a major motion picture, and is the best-selling hardback book in American history. The Purpose Driven Life is a Christ-centered approach to answering life’s most fundamental question: What on earth am I here for?

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The Purpose Driven Church

The Purpose Driven Churchpioneered a pathway for churches to build a foundation for healthy, consistent growth based on balancing five biblical purposes. It is listed in "100 Christian Books that changed the 20th Century." Forbes magazine called it "the best book on entrepreneurship, management, and leadership in print."

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The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Planis a collaborative effort with prominent doctors, Mark Hyman M.D. and Daniel Amen, M.D. This groundbreaking, faith-based health and wellness guide was voted the #1 Christian Book of the Year in 2015. More than 15,000 people have lost over 250,000 pounds and transformed their health through this holistic program’s powerful combination of Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends.

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Global Influencer

Rick is recognized as America's most influential spiritual leader, regularly advising international leaders in the public, private, and faith sectors on the most challenging issues of our time.

Dr. Warren has addressed the United Nations, Global Health Summit, World Economic Forum in Davos, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Aspen Ideas Institute, TED, and numerous world congresses on the issues of poverty, health, education, corruption, leadership development, and faith and ethics in culture. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy.

The PEACE Plan

The PEACE Plan is a comprehensive initiative begun by Rick Warren and Saddleback Church to address the five global giants impacting our world; spiritual emptiness, self-serving leadership, poverty, disease, and illiteracy. With the faith sector strategically partnering with public and private sectors, The P.E.A.C.E Plan aims to overcome these giants by planting churches that promote reconciliation, equipping servant leaders, assisting the poor, caring for the sick, and educating the next generation.

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HIV/AIDS Initiative

The HIV/AIDS Initiative was founded by Kay Warren in 2004 in response to the millions of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, including the orphaned and vulnerable children left behind. This collaborative initiative offers resources for those who are infected and affected, and equips and mobilizes local churches to combat the spread of the disease.

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Hope for Mental Health

The Hope for Mental Health ministry serves a two-fold purpose; to reduce the stigma of mental illness and provide holistic care and support for those living with mental illness and their families through the local church. This ministry was founded by Rick and Kay Warren after their youngest son, Matthew, took his own life on April 5, 2013, following a lifelong struggle with mental illness.

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