1. I just have one question, and it might be a little off-key, but I have been researching this a while,,,,”how did Saddleback Church get it’s name?

    • Charles, good question. Just behind the church is Santiago Canyon which leads up to Santiago Peak, the tallest mountain in Orange County. But the locals don’t call it that. They call it Saddleback. So all the towns between the mountain and the beach – Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and a half dozen others are referred to as the “Saddleback Valley.”

      When Rick started the church, he wanted it to be home to the entire region so it was named the Saddleback Valley Community Church. Eventually though, the “Valley” and “Community” parts were dropped.

  2. I think the Matthew 18:18-20 reference must be a mistake–he was likely referring to Matthew 18:15-18