Rick Warren Biography
Rick Warren is a Baptist evangelical Christian pastor, Speaker, and one of the best Christian selling authors in America. He is the founder and lead pastor of Saddleback Church.
Warren holds conservative religious views and conventional biblical views, on social topics such as abortion, same-sex marriage, abstinence education in place of the use of contraceptives to prevent HIV / AIDS, and embryonic stem-cell testing.
How old is Pastor Rick Warren? – Age
Pastor Rick was born as Richard Duane Warren on January 28, 1954, in San Jose, California, U.S. He is 66 years old as of 2020.
Rick Warren Family
He was born in San Jose, California to Jimmy Warren, who was a Baptist minister, and Dot Warren, a high-school librarian.
Rick Warren Alma Mater
In 1972, he graduated from Ukiah High School, where he founded the first Christian club on the campus of the school. Warren received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Riverside, California’s California Baptist University; a Master of Divinity degree from Fort Worth, Texas’s Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1979; and a Doctor of Theology degree from Pasadena, California’s Fuller Theological Seminary.
Rick Warren Wife | Rick Warren Children
Warren is married to author, an international speaker Kay Warren. The couple married on June 21, 1975. The couple has three adult children and four grandchildren. His wife is of American Nationality is a teacher of the Bible and an advocate of mental health. She is the co-founder of Saddleback Church, the sixth-largest evangelical megachurch in the United States. The headquarters of her ministry is in Lake Forest, California.
Rick Warren Son
On April 6, 2013, after 10 years of dealing with mental illness, Warren’s youngest son Matthew took his own life. Warren initiated a ministry nearly a year after the suicide of his son to educate the church about its role in supporting people with mental illness and the Church Meeting in March 2014. In the year following the suicide, Warren claims that more than 10,000 people in the church wrote to him about their mental illness challenges.
Rick Warren Ministry
He started ministry when he was a 19-year-old student at California Baptist University, Warren was called into full-time ministry. He, together Hanks and Wayne Watts, co-wrote two novels, The Victory Scripture Memory Series and Twelve Dynamic Bible Study Methods for Laity.
In January 1980, at their Saddleback Valley condo in Orange County, California, he started a Bible study group with seven people and his wife. In April 1980, at the Laguna Hills High School Theater with 200 people participating, Warren organized Saddleback Church’s first public service on Easter Sunday. The church construction strategies of Warren led to rapid growth, with the church using almost 80 separate facilities in its 35-year history.
Since 2005, he has been a member of the Council on Foreign Affairs (CFR).
In August 2008, by organizing the Civil Forum on the Presidency, featuring Senators John McCain and Barack Obama at Saddleback Church, Warren attracted greater national attention. As the presumptive Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, the forum marked McCain and Obama’s first joint appearance and was televised live on national television.
President-elect Obama chose Warren in December 2008 at his inauguration ceremony to give the invocation. On January 19, 2009, the day before the inauguration, the annual commemorative service. Warren delivered the invocation on January 20, 2009, which was generally praised for its positive message.
At the launch of Intent-Driven Link, a quarterly publication marketed as part of a package of multimedia items, Warren and the Reader’s Digest Association partnered in January 2009. In November 2009, the partners announced that the magazine had not gained enough paying subscribers and would cease after the fourth issue was released that month.
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 Net Worth
Warren has an estimated net worth of $25 million which he has acquired from his career as an author and speaker.