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Rick Warren, Founder

Rick SmilingPastors.com was founded and is led by Dr. Rick Warren, a pastor, global strategist, theologian, and philanthropist.

As a pastor, Rick founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., in 1980 with one family. Today, it is an evangelical congregation averaging 22,000 weekly attendees, a 120-acre campus, and has more than 300 community ministries to groups such as prisoners, CEOs, addicts, single parents, and those with HIV/AIDS.

He also leads the Purpose Driven Network of churches, a global coalition of congregations in 162 countries. More than 400,000 ministers and priests have been trained worldwide, and almost 157,000 church leaders subscribe to the Ministry ToolBox, his weekly newsletter. His previous book, The Purpose Driven Church is listed in “100 Christian Books That Changed the 20th Century.” Forbes magazine called it “the best book on entrepreneurship, management, and leadership in print.”

As a global strategist, Dr. Warren advises leaders in the public, private, and faith sectors on leadership development, poverty, health, education, and faith in culture. He has been invited to speak at the United Nations, the World Economic Forum in Davos, the African Union, the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, TIME’s Global Health Summit, and numerous congresses around the world. TIME magazine named him one of “15 World Leaders Who Mattered Most in 2004” and in 2005 one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Also, in 2005 U.S. News & World Report named him one of “America’s 25 Best Leaders.”

As a theologian, Dr. Warren has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, the University of Judaism, the Evangelical Theological Society, and numerous seminaries and universities. His six books are known for explaining theology in understandable ways and have been translated into more than 50 languages. Dr. Warren says he teaches theology without using theological terms and telling people it is theology. His latest book, The Purpose Driven Life, has sold 25 million copies and is the best-selling hardback book in American history, according to Publisher’s Weekly.

As philanthropists, Rick and Kay Warren give away 90 percent of their income through three foundations: Acts of Mercy, which serves those infected and affected by AIDS; Equipping the Church, which trains church leaders in developing countries; and The Global PEACE Fund, which fights poverty, disease, and illiteracy.

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  1. Berny Carlsson May 31, 2016 at 2:49 am


    Looking for resources or sermon transcripts covering books of Galatians, Ephesians and Hebrews (Christ-centered messages or series).

    God bless


  2. I was so blessed with your book, Purpose driven Church. I have a question. Is aevery Pastor called to head a branch. Thanks

  3. Hi Dr. Rick Warren, I am Rev Joe F. Bildan of LIfechangers MInistry Inc., a 7 year old church planting ministry based in the northern capital of the Philippines, Baguio City. WE have now 5 mission outreach centers in Baguio, Benguet, Vigan, Urbiztondo and Ampasit, La Trinidad. Our focused is winning, discipling, training and sending our Young People at the forefront of Mission and Church Planting. I am convicted to empower our Young People to be actively exposed in Mission and Church Planting both local and international. A very Unique Ministry exposure given to the Young people ages 12 to 30 years old. either in school or out -of=school youth. I need more training so i will be more effective and relevant today’s generation. It is my prayer that I will be given opportunity to attend the Purpose Driven Church Conference Come June 2016. As of now, i may not be able to finance myself (airfare and conference fee) because we are still in the early stage of ministry and we are still surviving. Hopefully, soon from Surviving to Revival as the Lord provides for the operation of the MInistry here in the Philippines. My wife and I have a mutiple entry visa til 2018. Hope we could be considered for the conference this year.

  4. Hi Dr Rick Warren,I am Samuel Lahai a Sierra Leonean,An Advance Diploma Student from Mission Kalima Bible College of Guinea Conakry,I have Gods gift to Win Souls for Christ Jesus but have no Place for Congregational Worship.Sir,Dr Rick Warren,I am your Secret Admire how God is using You to accomplish the Great Commission Matthew 28v16-20.Sir I want you to be my Earthly Spiritual And Biological Father.Matthew 10v42.Hope hearing from You soon!Godbless.email pstsamuellahai@gmail.com. Tel +232 79700455 or +23276873837 Or+232 77664480.

  5. Shirley Ann Petrillo May 13, 2016 at 5:40 am

    I understand there IS a “Celebrate Recovery” group that meets at some church located on Caverton Rd, Dallas, PA. However, it is NOT listed on your site. PLZ Advise. THANX

  6. I am from Côte D’Ivoire, My name is Rebecca. How could I manage to buy the DVD ON “BUILDING GREAT RELATIONSHIP”. Thanks

  7. I would like some information on inside celebrate recovery materials that may be available, we just started a Faith Base Program at our local county Jail in Franklin County Florida. don’t have a lot of resources yet would like to be able to use your material for recovery.
    any help would be greatly appreciated.

  8. The Lord is using me to minister in this area, and I was wondering if you have anything set up in Ogdensburg N.Y. I would like the oppertunity to open one here or join in the fight, I follow the Lord and have a amazing testemoney.Please contact my email address. God Bless.

  9. Nina Lancaster May 5, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I am a recovering addict the 7th of may 2016 I will be clean for 7 months, after a 15 year long battle i placed myself in a detox center after admitting I had a problem from there I went home and with the help of my loving mother I got threw my with drawlas from iv meth and cocaine use, I had looked online and found a few places but the one that stuck out to me was GRACE HOME in Santee sc, miss nita smith runs it .Its also a Christian based program and opportunity to grow closer to GOD instead of having just a religion you will graduate from there with a relationship with the almighty LORD , he has done so much for me if it wasn’t for the the loving and caring most forgiving GOD we serve I sure wouldn’t be here. I really need to keep up with being in the word and being able to be around people who have been were I have been, I don’t wanna mess up and I know the devil is just waiting on that chance for me to slip up so he can take back over my life I truly need these classes and people so I can be on track alday everyday with the LORD guiding my way and me living the right way. I know this will be nothing but a positive influence not only on me but so I can be a better mama,daughter, girlfriend,niece,just a great all around person thank you

  10. what do one do if not sure of your local Church home?Can you stay at home and do Church from your laptop.Because it seems that you’re to big of a problem in the Church?Like you’re a wort on the Pastor behind. You don’t think Pastor knew what he was asking of God when he’d asked of God to give you to him.What to do when you’re the problem?And it seems like Pastor wants to even help you.What do ya do then?If you’re the problem,then what?The Pastor has helped you.When you ask for help with you being the problem.You are tired of traveling from Church to Church and they as of now don’t care now.You feel like what now, your back is up agasn’t the wall.You don’t want to turned from the Church because of all the help they have given you more than any Church you attened in you’re entire life and that’s the God’s truth.What now?I know God’s word on not coming to Church,my happiness is where I founded was always my Church I atteneded.When Pastor told me.I founded to so.I like the hands on ministries that is shown in our Church.I just struggle with how I have been the problem,when I don’t get answer from the Pastor.He just folds on me like a roller- bed.His time is very, very limited when comes to me.I want his and some clearity and I can’t get or his limited time or maybe it’s the time frame.I feel like I nobody like any Pastor wants to bothered such as mine or any Pastor friends I knew of/ know of know to or use to love me.This is the matters of my heart.I want to apart of the solution not a problem, not any hinderance to the Church.This what I want from Pastor, his help.Due to his time frame it seems impossible his or anyone else. Thank you, Carlos E. Williams

  11. pst.Elliot Phiri April 15, 2016 at 1:36 am

    The purpose driven church is a great book,Rick Warren is a general in the kingdom of God.

  12. Would love to talk with someone about the proper way to get a blog up and running well. I just started miketaber.org and would love to expand its reach.

  13. Shalom.
    Do you have the Church,or any nind of ministry in Barcelona(Spain)?If yes,please write me an addres?
    Thank you.
    Richest Blessings.

    • I am asking from you Pastor Warren?I want to get closer to the Lord it gets harder for me the more of Him.I understand that I have a calling it’s to hard for me to realize I have a illness, mental illness.I know the Lord to be a healer as well.What I am having a tough time with my Mama not wanting to forgive me as if I am the worse child adult child ever.To comment the ultimate sin agasn’t her and I impossible for this NO GOOD SON to be forgiven.I have know you can’t be forgiven blasphemeing of The Holy Ghost, and saying there’s no God.I don’t care what Mama do with this house I want the peace of mind that I forgiven by her and Green my DADDY, I am a groof ball, a idoits,full mistakes.I just want forgiveness from both of them, that I may go on in God.And accomplish what He wants me to do for His Kingdom.I know God have something in His Kingdom He has called me to do for Him. Thanks, For your time, prayers,I hope this to big or to much for you, Pastor Rick. Carlos Edward ?