Pastor Rick Warren has helped people live with hope and on purpose for over 40 years. He’s the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California with more than 500 ministries. Today it is one of America’s most influential congregations with more than 30,000 weekend attenders in 18 regional and international campuses. Pastor Rick is the author of several books including The Purpose Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life, read by over 100 million people in 137 languages. His radio teaching and daily devotional DAILY HOPE is heard all across America.
As a global strategist, Pastor Rick founded the P.E.A.C.E. plan, a global missions effort (Plant churches of reconciliation, Equip servant leaders, Assist the poor, Care for the sick, Educate the next generation) used by churches in 196 countries.
Rick and his wife Kay are philanthropists, giving away 91% of their income.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.