Rick Warren Biography

Rick Warren is a Baptist evangelical Christian pastor, public speaker, and one of America’s best-selling Christian authors. Saddleback Church was founded by him and he is the lead pastor.

On social issues like abortion, same-sex marriage, abstinence education instead of contraception to prevent HIV/AIDS, and embryonic stem-cell testing, Warren holds conservative religious beliefs and traditional biblical views.

How old is Rick Warren? – Age

He was born on 28 January 1954, in San Jose, California, the U.S. He turned 68 years in 2022.

Where did Rick Warren go to school? – Education

He graduated from Ukiah High School in 1972, where he also created the school’s first Christian club. Warren earned a Bachelor of Arts from California Baptist University in Riverside, California, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1979, and a Doctor of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Rick Warren – Family

Jimmy Warren (dad), a Baptist minister, and Dot Warren (mother), a high-school librarian, raised him in San Jose, California.

Rick’s Wife

Rick is married to Kay Warren, a well-known novelist, and public speaker. On 21 June 1975, they were married. Three grown children and four grandkids have been born to the couple. His American-born wife is a Bible teacher and mental health advocate. Saddleback Church, the sixth-largest evangelical megachurch in the United States, was co-founded by her. Lake Forest, California is home to her ministry’s headquarters.


Rick Warren's photo
Rick Warren’s photo

Rick Warren Son

His youngest son Matthew committed suicide on 6 April 2013, after ten years of suffering from mental illness. Warren began a ministry nearly a year after his son’s suicide to educate the church on its role in supporting people with mental illness, and the Church Meeting in March 2014 was the first step in that direction. Warren claimed that over 10,000 church members wrote to him about their mental illness struggles in the year following the death.

Rick Warren Ministry

Warren began serving as a full-time minister when he was 19 years old and a student at California Baptist University. The Victory Scripture Memory Series and Twelve Dynamic Bible Study Methods for Laity are two novels he co-wrote with Tom Hanks and Wayne Watts.

What is Rick’s Salary?

Warren’s ministry and book sales are estimated to bring in roughly $350,000 each month.

Rick’s Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be $25 million.

Rick Warren Career

He formed a Bible study group with seven persons and his wife in their Saddleback Valley apartment in Orange County, California, in January 1980. Warren organized Saddleback Church’s first public service on Easter Sunday in April 1980 in the Laguna Hills High School Theater, with 200 people in attendance. Warren’s church construction techniques resulted in fast development, with the church utilizing nearly 80 different structures over the course of its 35-year history.

He has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2005. (CFR).

Warren gained national notoriety in August 2008 when he organized the Civil Forum on the Presidency at Saddleback Church, which featured Senators John McCain and Barack Obama.

The event represented McCain and Obama’s first simultaneous appearance as likely Republican and Democratic presidential contenders, and it was broadcast live on national television.

In December 2008, President-elect Barack Obama chose Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration event. The annual commemorative ceremony was held on 19 January 2009, the day before the inauguration. On 20 January 2009, Warren gave the invocation, which was much applauded for its optimistic message.

Warren and the Reader’s Digest Association teamed up in January 2009 to produce Intent-Driven Link, a quarterly periodical sold as part of a multimedia package. The partners declared in November 2009 that the magazine had not attracted enough paying subscribers and that it will be discontinued after the fourth issue was published that month.

Rick Warren Books

  • The Purpose of Christmas
  • Open Doors: A Year of Devotions
  • Purpose Driven Life Italian Duo-Tone Edition
  • Expanded Purpose Driven Life Book
  • The Purpose Driven Life for the Graduate
  • The Purpose Driven Church
  • The Purpose Driven Life 100 Illustrated Devotions for Children
  • Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life Gift Edition
  • Meditations on the Purpose Driven Life
  • The Purpose Driven Life Updated Journal
  • The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids
  • Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods
  • The Daniel Plan Book: 40 Days to a Healthier Life
  • The Daniel Plan Journal: 40 Days to a Healthier Life
  • God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions
  • God’s Power to Change Your Life

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