Who will replace retiring Rick Warren at Saddleback’s Helm?

During a sermon on Sunday and also on YouTube, Purpose Driven author Rick Warren announced that he is stepping down as lead pastor of Saddleback Church. “For 42 years, Kay and I have known this day would eventually arrive and we’ve been waiting for God’s perfect timing,” says Warren in Continue Reading

Saddleback’s Rick Warren appoints 3 women pastors

In open rebellion of Scripture (1 Timothy 2:12) and defiance of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), founder and longtime leader of Saddleback “Church” Rick Warren, announced last week that he has ordained three “female pastors.” Via Saddleback Church’s Facebook Page: “Yesterday was a historic night for Saddleback Church in many Continue Reading

How Dan Southerland’s seeker-strategy shapeshifted the Church

If you are wondering how many of today’s “seeker friendly/seeker-sensitive” mega-growth churches came about, this article will help you see how one man was able to influence tens of thousands of churches to adopt a new paradigm shift. Perhaps you will recognize some of his methods in your own church.

Saddleback Church youth mentor convicted of lewd acts with teen boys

Saddleback Church youth staffer Ruven Meulenberg, 33, was convicted Wednesday of molesting two teenage boys on two occasions when they were 13 and 14 years old: Deputy District Attorney Courtney Thom told jurors in her opening statement that the defendant encouraged one of the boys to sit on his lap Continue Reading

Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Paradigm awakens once again

In case you thought Rick Warren was fading into the background giving the New Apostolic Reformation the spotlight, think again. While the NAR “apostles” target youth ripe for revival, Warren is back in the saddle targeting pastors around the globe for his one-world P.E.A.C.E. Plan. For the first time in Continue Reading

Rick Warren’s “Power of a Campaign for Revival and Spiritual Awakening”

Saddleback’s and Amurica’s pastor Rick Warren is talking revival and spiritual awakening! Can it be that he is finally preaching repentance and surrender to Christ?  Well, not exactly. We’re talking about a movement by numbers again, from his latest email blast. What does the Bible have to say about this? Continue Reading

Saddleback Church raising $71 million for its largest expansion yet

Pastor Rick Warren is asking people  to donate their hard earned money to open 10 more Saddleback campuses in Southern California. Even teens are getting into the act as you will see in Orange County Register’s piece. They’re called PEACE centers and they’ll provide assistance locally with food, medical help and counseling,  Helping Continue Reading

Rick Warren, Elton John at senate hearing on global health programs

Saddleback’s CEO Rick Warren got a chance to tell U.S. lawmakers about how his Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan will address AIDS and other health issues faster than any government can do. It took place at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on State Department global health programs. Seated next to Warren were Continue Reading