Saddleback Church Pastor, Rick Warren is
stepping down from his position as lead pastor of the megachurch.
“For 42 years, Kay and I have known this day would eventually arrive and we’ve been waiting for God’s perfect timing,” Warren said in a video to the church.
Warren founded the Saddleback Valley Community Church in 1980 and since then, the Church has grown into a global ministry with an estimated 40,000 participants. Recognised as one of the United States’ leading pastors and Christian authors, he wrote The Purpose Driven Life, a 40-day personal spiritual journal that presents what he believes are God’s five purposes for human life on earth. The Purpose Driven Life was also on The New York Times Best Sellers list for over 90 weeks and to date has sold over 50 million copies in 85 languages. Warren, now aged 67, will continue to serve as Saddleback Church’s lead pastor until a replacement is found.
Author – Matthew Chapman