Rick Warren Biography
Rick Warren is a renowned American pastor and evangelist who is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church. He is also recognized for his book, The Purpose-Driven Life (2002). As of today, Warren is one of the most influential Evangelical Christians in the United States of America.
Born in San Jose, California, and raised in Ukiah, California, Warren attended Ukiah High School later graduating in 1972. Rick then joined California Baptist University where he got his Bachelor of Arts. He further Got a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.
It was then at the age of 26 when he and his wife Kay founded Saddleback Church where he still serves as the senior pastor. To many of his fans, he is Pastor Rick but to his immediate congregation, they call him Papa Rick.
On the Easter Sunday of 1980, Saddleback Church held its first public service in Lake Forest, California, with a congregation of 205 people. Surprisingly, most attendees had never been to church.
After three decades, the church has grown to more than 20,000 members where it holds 6 Sunday services. Subsequently, The church now has over 30 affiliate churches and has sent nearly 5,000 members on mission projects around the world.
Since they established their church, Saddleback Valley Community Church in 1980, Rick has risen to be one of the nation’s top pastors. His book, The Purpose Driven Church is echoed by many pastors citing its influence on following their pastoral call. He has also been mentoring youths all through.
After he noticed how influential the book was, Warren established the Purpose Driven Network, a global alliance of pastors from more than 160 countries. In addition, he also founded Pastors.com, an online interactive community that air sermons, forums, and other helpful resources for pastors.
In addition, Warren gives 90 percent of his income away to charity. To support his charity work, his church does a lot of ministries with the poor in their community. There is no doubt that Rick has a calling in helping the poor.
Rick Warren Age|Birthday
Rick is 67 years old as of January 2021. He was born on January 28, 1954, in San Jose, California, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday every 28th day of January.
Rick Warren Wife
Pastor Rick is married to his wife, Kay Warren since 1975. Kay is an author and international speaker. The two are blessed with three children. Pastor Rick and Kay and the founders of Saddleback Church.
Rick Warren Children|Kids
Rick and Kay are blessed with three beautiful children; Matthew Warren, Amy Warren, and Josh Warren.
Rick Warren Net Worth
As of 2021, Warren is estimated at a net worth of $25 million. All this is attributed to his career as an author and speaker.
Rick Warren Books
- Open Doors: A Year of Devotions
- Expanded Purpose Driven Life Book
- The Purpose Driven Church
- The Purpose Driven Life 100 Illustrated Devotions for Children
- Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life Gift Edition
- The Purpose Driven Life for the Graduate
- Purpose Driven Life Italian Duo-Tone Edition
- The Purpose Driven Life Updated Journal
- Meditations on the Purpose Driven Life
- The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids
- The Purpose of Christmas
- The Daniel Plan Book: 40 Days to a Healthier Life
- The Daniel Plan Journal: 40 Days to a Healthier Life
- Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods
- God’s Power to Change Your Life
- God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions
Rick Warren Sermons
You can always join Saddleback Church Sunday Service with Rick Warren, Live stream.