Saddleback Church

Rick Warren is a pastor, author, global strategist, and philanthropist. Widely considered among the most influential leaders in the world, Rick Warren is the founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA and the author of the The Purpose Driven Life. Over the Easter Weekend Saddleback Church had 57 worship services, ministering to more than 50,000 people.


Christianity Today | Celebrating 50,000 Baptisms – No Matter How Many Churches It Takes

Christian Today | Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church celebrates 50,000 baptisms

Baptist Press | Saddleback celebrates 50,000th baptism

The Christian Post | Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church Becomes First in US to Baptize 50,000 People; Pastor Hails ‘Miracle’

Newsmax | Rick Warren, Pastors Baptize 50,000th Person at Saddleback Church

CBN | Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church Reaches Milestone of 50,000th Baptism

BRnow | Floyd voices call for racial unity at Arkansas capitol

Christian Today | Those who hide their faith and their goals have ‘shallow faith,’ says pastor

The Christian Post | Kay Warren Talks ‘Very Conservative’ Upbringing, Molestation and Porn Magazines

The Gospel Herald | Kay Warren on How Childhood Sexual Abuse Led to ‘Resilience’ Allowing Her to be ‘More Effective Minister for Christ’

Christian Today | Interview: Kay Warren on suffering, questioning God and why evangelicals need to be careful about politics

The Christian Post | Time’s Person of the Year: ‘The Silence Breakers,’ Women Exposing Sex Abuse in Hollywood, Society

Christian Daily | Pastor Rick Warren advises Christians on what to do when answers to prayers are delayed

NRB | Rick Warren to Speak at Proclaim 18 Convention in Nashville

The Gospel Herald | Kay Warren Reflects on Son’s Suicide, Says She is ‘Convinced Matthew is in Heaven in God’s Arms’

The Gospel Herald | Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren Shares 3 Things to Do When God Delays Answering Prayers

CBN | Evangelical Leaders Criticize Christians Who Support Roy Moore

The Gospel Herald | Russell Moore, Kay Warren Criticize Christians Defending Roy Moore: ‘Sexual Assault is Always Wrong’

CBN | Evangelical Women Speak Out Against Roy Moore

Christian Today | What we can learn from Daniel about drawing unbelievers to God

Christian Today | What’s the best way to support suicidal people in your church?

The Christian Times | #MeToo: Beth Moore, Kay Warren join thousands sharing stories of sex abuse they endured

CBN | Do You Care About the #MeToo Trend? Beth Moore & Kay Warren Explain Why You Should

Christian Today | #MeToo: Beth Moore, Kay Warren and other Christians share abuse stories after Harvey Weinstein scandal

The Gospel Herald | Kay Warren Shares Powerful Tips for Ministering to Those Struggling with Mental Illness, Suicidal Thoughts

The Christian Post | #MeToo: Beth Moore, Kay Warren Among Thousands Revealing Sex Abuse They Suffered

Christianity Today | Suicide, Mental Illness, and the Church: An Interview with Kay Warren

Christian News Network | Rick Warren Hopes His Partnership With Roman Catholic Leader Will Become ‘Model’ for World

Christian Daily | Pastor Rick Warren outlines mistakes Christians should avoid during difficult times

Village News | Church family blesses military families with school supplies

Christian Today | Christians should avoid these mistakes during troubled times

Baptist Press | Rick Warren counsels TX pastors amid Harvey relief

Crux | In Orange County, bishop and pastor model Catholic/Evangelical ties

Christianity Today | Survey: Being a Pastor’s Wife Is Good for Faith, Bad for Friendship

The Christian Post | World Suicide Prevention Day 2017: Rick and Kay Warren Talk ‘Unbearable Agony’ of Losing Loved One

Fox News | Message for Houston flood victims: My house was once under 9 feet of water, too. Here’s how you hold on to hope

The Gospel Herald | Top Christian Leaders Condemn Charlottesville Violence, Call for Unity: ‘Satan is Behind it All’

Christian Daily | Charlottesville violent protest sparks condemnation of white supremacism from Christian leaders

USA Today | Trump budget would set back global AIDS fight just when we’re on track to win it

The Christian Post | ‘Happy Birthday in Heaven, Matthew,’ Kay Warren Wishes Son Who Died by Suicide

The Gospel Herald | Saddleback Church Pastor Kay Warren Writes Heartbreaking Letter to Late Son: ‘Happy Birthday in Heaven’

The Christian Post | 111 Californians Die Under Controversial Right-to-Die Law; Most Were Cancer Patients

The Gospel Herald | Over 100 People Have Killed Themselves in 6 Months Since Passing of California ‘Right to Die’ Law

Baptist Press | Pastors’ wives urged to be ‘brave,’ engage culture

CBN News | Kay Warren on Early Years of Marriage: ‘We Returned from the Honeymoon Already Miserable’

The Gospel Herald | Kay Warren on How God Redeemed ‘Miserable’ Early Years of Marriage to Rick Warren

Christianity Today | Kay Warren: ‘We Were in Marital Hell’

The Christian Post | ‘Emergency Strategy’ for Temptation: What Does the Bible Say?

Christian Daily | Christians’ deepest level of worship comes amidst pain, says Pastor Rick Warren

The Christian Post | Rick Warren Reports Double Rise in Saddleback Easter Attendance, Hundreds Turning to Christ in Tears

The Christian Post | Pastors’ Wives: How to Know Your Friends Are Real; Deal With Criticism

Christian Today | What are the 3 things most Christians feel uncomfortable talking about?

Christian Today | What should Christians do when their world seems to be falling apart?

Christian Today | How can Christians show love to a selfish person?

Christianity Daily | How Can Christians Participate in Combating Persecution in North Korea? Conference Aims to Weigh In

The Christian Times | Mark Zuckerberg says Rick Warren’s Saddleback church is a model for Facebook’s online community

Christian Post | How Can Christians Know For Sure That They Are Saved?

Premier | Facebook development based on Rick Warren’s church

The Pueblo Chieftain | Murderer-turned-pastor welcomes new life sentence

Wired | Mark Zuckerberg’s Answer to a World Divided by Facebook Is More Facebook

Christian Today | How Christians Can Strengthen Their Quiet Time With God

Christian Post | Rick Warren: 4 Things God Does for You When Reading the Bible

Christian Post | Rick Warren: If Jesus Trusted the Bible, You Can Too

Christian Post | Kay Warren, Russell Moore Decry ‘Horror’ of Vladimir Putin’s Russia Adoption Ban

Christian Today | Here Are 2 Reasons Why Memorising Scripture Is Important

Baptist Press | Trump spotlights religious liberty at prayer breakfast

NPR | National Prayer Breakfast Could Feature Reconciliation Or Bickering

The Gospel Herald | National Prayer Breakfast 2017: Pastor Rick Warren Says Election ‘Really Divided America’

Christian Post | Rick Warren on Importance of National Prayer Breakfast Following Divisive Election

Christian Post | Saddleback Pastor: Don’t Let Fear Control You

Christian Post | Kay Warren Gives Advice on ‘Private Lives of Public People’

Christian Post | Spiritual Growth Is Not a Private Matter, Says Rick Warren

Christian Today | Feeling Too Tired to Love People? This Pastor Offers Tips on How to Recharge

The Gospel Herald | Rick Warren: Here’s What Every Christian Must Remember When Trying to Become Like Christ

Christian Today | Pastor Rick Warren Shares Secret to Successful Change: ‘Evaluate Where You Are’

The Gospel Herald | Rick Warren Identifies the ‘Greatest Barrier’ to Change in Your Life – and How to Overcome It

Christian Times | Rick Warren: The Holy Spirit will change one’s life beyond the imaginable, but not overnight

Rick Warren: The Holy Spirit Will Transform Your Life Beyond What You Thought Possible

Christian Today | Every Christian Is a Minister, and Here’s Why

The Gospel Herald | Rick Warren, Russell Moore Share Tips for Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions

Christian Post | Rick Warren: Every Christian Is a Minister Because You Have Direct Access to God

Christian Post | Kay Warren Named One of Orange County’s 100 Most Influential People

Christian Post | Rick Warren: 3 Kinds of Peace God Wants to Give You This Christmas

Christian Today | The 3 Kinds of Peace God Wants Christians to Experience This Christmas

Orange County Register | Most Influential 2016: Kay Warren

Christian Post | Rick Warren: 4 Things ‘Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread’ Prayer Stands for in the Bible

Christian Today | Find It Hard to Trust God? Here Are Some Tips

Christian Post | Rick Warren: Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman Are Dangers to Christmas

Orange County Register | Six churches unite for a musical evening in San Clemente

Christian Post | Rick Warren: 3 Reasons Why God Rejects Prayer Requests

Christian Post | Rick Warren: 4 Reasons Why Christians Should Never Worry

The Christian Times | Pastor Rick Warren teams up with Catholic bishop to speak against assisted suicide laws

Christian Today | What Are the 3 Mistakes Christians Should Avoid Doing When Seeking God’s Will?

Christian Today | How Should Christians Deal With Their Regrets?

CBN News | Rick Warren Has Hope for America: ‘Jesus Gave Us the Map’

Charisma News | Rick Warren: 5 Reasons God Will Not Abandon America Now

Christian Today | Pastor Rick Warren Explains Why Pain Is Essential in One’s Life: It ‘Reveals God’s Purpose for You’

Christian Post | Rick Warren: God Can Use the Worst Times in Your Life for Good

The Christian Times | Rick Warren opens newest Saddleback campus in San Diego

NRB | Rick Warren’s Daily Hope Radio Program Expands to iHeartRadio

[Press Release] Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, Rick Warren’s Radio Program, Expands To iHeartRadio

Radio Ink | iHeartRadio Picks Up Pastor Rick

All Access Music Group | Pastor Rick Warren’s ‘Daily Hope’ Joins iHeartRadio Lineup

CrossMap | Rick Warren Launches New Saddleback Campus in San Diego

Christian Post | Rick Warren to Launch New Saddleback Campus in San Diego Sunday

[Press Release] Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church Baptizes 45,000th

Christian Today | 45,000 People Baptised At Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church

Christian Post | Kay Warren Opposed Halloween Haunted House ‘FearVR’ Closes Amid Complaints From Mental Health Advocates

Independent Journal Review | When ‘Knott’s Scary Farm’ Showed Terrifying Mental Illness Scene, Pastor Rick Warren Had It Shut Down

Charisma Magazine | This Subtle Sin Can Hold You Back From God’s Purpose

Charisma Magazine | What It Means to Have a True Relationship With God

Charisma Magazine | Why the Enemy Wants You to Engage in This Battle With God

Charisma | 4 Habits to Take Your Spiritual Fitness to the Next Level

Charisma Magazine | These Distractions Could Hinder Your Kingdom Mission

News OK | Swimmer Michael Phelps contemplated suicide but was rescued by his faith in God

Charisma Magazine | You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Used by God—Just This

Christian Post | Rick Warren: If You Want God to Use You, Get in Shape

[Op Ed] Charisma Magazine | Why God Wants You to Sanctify Your Body

Christian Post | Billy Graham Slams Prosperity Gospel: ‘You Cannot Serve Both God and Money’

Christian Post | Robert Jeffress: Obama Plan to Accept 110,000 More Refugees ‘Rooted in Insanity, Not Christianity’

Christian Post | Rick Warren: Invest Your Money to Build God’s Family, Not Your Comfort

Christian Today | Pastor Rick Warren reminds Christians why they need to be generous

Cleburne Times Review | Terry Mattingly: The purpose driven swimming superstar

Knox News | ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ helped superstar Michael Phelps

Christian Today | Pastor Rick Warren tells Millennials that spiritual maturity has no shortcuts

Christian Daily | Rick Warren assures Michael Phelps that God has a plan for him as he retires from Olympics

Christian Post | Don’t Give Up, Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy

Christian Post | Rick Warren to Young Believers: Spiritual Maturity Has No Shortcuts

Christian Today | Pastor Rick Warren tells Michael Phelps: ‘God has a great future for you’

The Gospel Herald | Rick Warren Congratulates Michael Phelps on Olympic Career, Reminds Athlete ‘God Has a Plan’

The Christian Times | Rick Warren reminds Christians that ‘Earth is just a temporary assignment’

Christian Today | Rick Warren: How to handle failure

Christian Post: Rick Warren: Don’t Be Afraid to Make Decisions, Ask God for Help and He Will Guide You

Christian Today: Rick Warren praying for Michael Phelps daily during Rio Olympics

Christian Examiner: Rick Warren to Olympic Star Michael Phelps: I Pray for You Daily; God Has a Great Future for You

Christian Post: Rick Warren: God Understands You Can’t Change Overnight

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Olympian Phelps: Finding a new goal

Christian Post: Rick Warren to Olympic Star Michael Phelps: I Pray for You Daily; God Has a Great Future for You

Christianity Today: Celebs from Michael Phelps to Kim Kardashian Want a Purpose-Driven Life

Evangelical Focus: Phelps found help in “Purpose Driven Life”

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Michael Phelps says he considered taking his life; credits ‘Purpose Driven Life’ for helping him

The Christian Times: Evangelical leaders Russell Moore, Rick Warren join interfaith coalition to denounce California Bill

Christian Post: Rick Warren Urges Christians to Remember: ‘Earth Is Just a Temporary Assignment’

China Christian Daily: Pastor Rick Warren’s ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ Book Helps Olympian Athlete Michael Phelps Find His Own Purpose In Life

Christian Post: Pastor Rick Warren to Speak at Roma Downey’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony

Christian Post: Russell Moore, Rick Warren Join Interfaith Coalition Denouncing ‘Un-American’ California Bill

Christian Today: What’s stopping so many Christians from hearing God? This pastor explains

Christian Times: Michael Phelps’ life saved by Rick Warren’s ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ book

Christian Post: Olympic Swimming Star Michael Phelps Says Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life Saved Him From Suicide

Christian Today: Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps credits ‘Purpose Driven Life’ for saving his life

Christian Today: Legendary U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps reveals how ‘Purpose Driven Life’ by Rick Warren saved him from suicide

Christian Today: Pastor Rick Warren tells what attitude Christians should have on racism

Christian Post: Rick Warren Challenges People to ‘Face Your Fears About Death’

Christian Post: Rick Warren: 7 Different Attitudes on Racism; Christians Should Have This One

Christian Post: Rick Warren: Give Jesus Control Over Your Career

Christian Post: Rick Warren: Miracles Don’t Happen When Things Are Comfortable

Christian Today: Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao shares his family’s daily Bible routine

Christian Post: Rick Warren’s ‘Purpose Driven Conference’ Brings in Mostly New Audience

Christian Post: Rick Warren: ‘Family of God’ Will Outlast Microsoft, Hollywood, the United States

Christian Post: Pastor Rick Warren: God Wants You to Share Your Talents With Others

Christian Post: Rick Warren: You Can Accept Others Without Approving of Their Lifestyle

Christian Post: Pastor Rick Warren Highlights Value of Small Churches at ‘Purpose Driven’ Conference

Religion News Service: An emotional Rick Warren brings his message back to the American church

Newsmax: Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren Declares 2017 as ‘Year of Hope’


Christian Post: Rick Warren: Put God First in These 5 Areas to Receive His Blessing

Christian Post: Rick Warren: How the Cross Can Free Us From Bondage

Christian Post: Rick Warren: There Is a Difference Between Forgiveness and Trust

Deseret News: Amid changing cultural tides, Pastor Rick Warren launches plan to help churches

Christian Today: Rick Warren hosting another Purpose Driven Conference ‘to help plateaued churches and discouraged pastors’

The Christian Times: Rick Warren’s wife Kay Warren reveals legacy the couple wants to leave behind

Christian Post: Rick Warren: Forgiveness Is a Lifestyle

Gospel Herald: Rick Warren Urges Pastors to Attend Upcoming Purpose Driven Church Conference: ‘It’ll Save You an Enormous Amount of Heartache’

Christian Post: Rick Warren: Here Is the First Step to a Clear Conscience

The Blaze: Kay Warren Reveals Biblical Legacy That She and Husband Rick Warren Want to Leave Behind — and Gets Deep on Life, Loss and Ministry


Christianity Today: Rick Warren shares how people can be ‘adopted into the family of God’

The Christian Times: Rick Warren corrects non-believers’ misconception that Christians obey God out of fear or obligation

Christian Post: Rick Warren: There are 2 Ways to Enter into God’s Family

Christian Post: Rick Warren: Want to Be Happy? Then Have This Kind of Attitude

Christian Post: Rick Warren: Christians Obey God Out of Love, Not Fear

Christianity Today: Rick Warren: 7 characteristics to look for in a husband or wife

The Orange County Register: Pastor at Saddleback Church turned his life around while serving 25-to-life terms for double murder

Christian Post: Rick Warren: For a Successful Marriage, Avoid Emotionally Unhealthy Partners

Christian Post | Rick Warren Hosts 1-Night Event to View Museum of the Bible’s Artifacts at Saddleback Church

CNN: Mom finds new calling after son’s suicide

Christianity Today: Rick Warren says true friends interested in other people’s lives, show up physically and not just in spirit

The Blaze | Jesus’ Words in Matthew 28:16-20 Just Propelled These Faith Leaders to Take Action: ‘This Has to End in Our Generation’

Christian Post | Rick Warren: How to Leave Behind a Proud Family Legacy

Fox News | Rick Warren Explains God’s No. 1 Tool for Character Building (for Most)

Christian Post | Pastor Rick Warren: 5 Tips for What a Healthy Family Looks Like

The Christian Times | Rick Warren says God told him to help fellow church planters

Christianity Today | Rick Warren advises quarrelling couple: Don’t split up; think of your kids’ welfare

Christian Post | Is A Christian Parent’s Main Job to Discipline the Sins in Their Children?

The Blaze | Why Did God Create Adam Before He Made Eve in the Bible? Famed Pastor Says These Verses Reveal the Answer

Christianity Today | Why did God create Adam first before Eve? Pastor Rick Warren explains

Christian Post | Rick Warren: This is God’s No. 1 Tool for Character Building (for Most)

Christian Post: Rick Warren | If Marriage Magnifies Your Problems, Then Why Did God Create It?

The Christian Post | Rick Warren: Give God This if You Want to Improve Your Health

Christianity Today | From Convict to Calling


Christian Today | Freed prison inmate who spent 30 years behind bars is made a pastor at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church

Charisma News | Rick Warren Appoints Just-Freed Prisoner as Saddleback Church Pastor

The Christian Post | Rick Warren Dedicates Freed Prison Inmate With Double Life Sentence as Saddleback Church’s Pastor of Prison Ministries

CBN News | Rick Warren Appoints Freed Prison Inmate As Pastor At Saddleback Church

Press Release | Freed Prison Inmate Becomes Saddleback Church Pastor This Weekend. He will Share His Story As A Part of “The Miracle of Mercy” Campaign With Rick Warren

[Media Advisory] Freed Prison Inmate Becomes Saddleback Church Pastor This Weekend

Miami Herald | Without TV, ‘El Chapo’ resorts to reading self-help book in prison

Charisma News | Drug Lord El Chapo Reading ‘Purpose Driven Life’ in Prison

Relevant Magazine | Drug Lord El Chapo Started Reading ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ While in Prison

CBN | Mexican Drug Lord Reads ‘Purpose Driven Life’ In Prison

Newsmax | Mexican Drug Lord Reading Rick Warren in Prison

The Christian Post | Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Reading Rick Warren’s ‘Purpose Driven Life’ in Prison Cell

Time | 5 Pieces of Actually Decent Self-Help Advice El Chapo Is Reading in Prison

The Denver Post | ‘El Chapo’ gains weight, reads books in prison

U.S. News | Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is getting some self-help advice and gaining a bit of weight under his new, tighter-security prison regime, but Mexico’s formerly most wanted man is apparently not doing so well in the love department

Associated Press | Drug lord gains weight, reads books in prison