Dr. Rick Warren is an author global strategist, theologian, philanthropist and Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. Rick and his wife, Kay, cofounded Saddleback Church in 1980 with one family. Today, it is an evangelical congregation averaging 30,000 weekly attendees, and has more than 300 community ministries to groups such as prisoners, CDOs, addicts, single parents, and those with HIV/AIDS.
Rick also leads the Purpose Driven Network of churches, a global coalition of congregations in 162 countries. More than 400,000 ministers and priest have been trained worldwide, and almost 157,000 church leaders subscribe to the Ministry ToolBox, his weekly newsletter.
Rick is the author of a number of books including The Purpose Driven Life, God's Answers to Life's Difficult Questions, God's Power to Change Your Life, The Purpose Driven Church, The Daniel Plan and Rick Warren Bible Study Methods. Rick has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, the University of Judaism, the Evangelical Theological Society and numbers emissaries and universities.
Rick and Kay give away 90 percent of their income through various foundations. They have three children, including one son who is in Heaven.