American Church Tour Stop 1: Saddleback Church

Church: Saddleback Church, Lake Forest CA

Senior Pastor: Rick Warren

Date: Sunday 19th April 2015, 11am Service

America’s Pastor

There is famous pastor in the U.S. who is so influential that he has become known as “America’s Pastor.” He has the phone numbers of more than one U.S. President and more than a few entertainers you may have heard of. He is one of the best-selling authors of all time (writer of the New York Times best seller “The Purpose Driven Life”), and is invited to speak at conferences all around the world. His name is Rick Warren, and he is the pastor of one of America’s biggest churches, Saddleback Church.

Just an hour’s drive from where I’ve been staying in LA, I couldn’t think of a better church to begin my tour of American churches with than the one pastored by America’s Pastor (a title previously held by Billy Graham). When I looked up Saddleback Church on trusty Google maps, and found that it was located on none other than “Saddleback Parkway”, I immediately knew I was in for something… uncommon. Continue reading