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

After more than three decades in prison, Danny Duchene is ready to start afresh, this time to play a role in the spiritual renewal at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in Lake Forest California where he will lead the Mercy Ministry for those who are behind bars.

Warren, bestselling author of the “The Purpose Driven Life”, was instrumental in Duchene’s release and his new role as he appointed the former inmate to his new position.

According to a report by CBN News, Duchene, who was meted a double life sentence at the age of 19 and was incarcerated for killing two men, said that he first encountered the pastor through the book.

When he read the book in 2003, he said that his life changed. Warren’s second book “The Purpose Driven Church” also served as the inspiration for their establishment of the “Sierra Christian Center”, a small nondenominational church at the California’s Sierra Prison.


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