Dr. Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, is the author of the New York Times #1 best-seller The Purpose Driven Life. With over 10 million copies sold since its release in October, 2002, the book received the ECPA 2003 Book of the Year Award.
Warren also wrote the Gold Medallion Award-winner The Purpose-Driven Church, with over one million copies sold in 21 languages. Other books by Rick Warren include The Power to Change Your Life, Answers to Life's Difficult Questions, Planned for God's Pleasure, and Personal Bible Study Methods.
Dr. Warren is also the founder of Pastors.com, a global Internet community which serves and mentors those in ministry and features Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox, a weekly email newsletter with 85,000 pastors subscribing. Rick and his wife, Kay, began Saddleback Church as a small group in their home in January 1980. The church now averages 17,000 in attendance each weekend, lists over 60,000 names on the church roll, and, through its numerous resources and Purpose-Driven Church seminars, is having a worldwide impact.