Rick Warren Biography
Rick Warren is an American author and a Baptist evangelical Christian pastor. Warren is the senior pastor and founder of an evangelical megachurch called Saddleback Church which is an affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention in Lake Forest, California.
Rick Warren Age, Birthday and Nationality
Warren is currently 68 years old, born on January 28, 1954, in San Jose, California, the United States of America. Moreover, Rick celebrates his birthday every 28th January of the year. Further, he holds an American nationality/citizenship by birth.
Rick Warren Height, Weight and Other Measurements
He is a man of above-average height in stature. Rick stands at an average height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m). Moreover, pastor Warren maintains 80 kg (176 lbs) body weight. READ MORE: Joyce Meyer: Ministry, Bio, Age, Spouse, Cancer, Kids, Salary & Net Worth
Rick Warren Parents, Siblings | Family
Warren was born to his parents Jimmy (father) and Dot Warren (mother) in San Jose, California, the United States of America. Rick’s mother worked as a high school library attendant while his mother was a Baptist minister. However, Warren was brought up in Ukiah, California despite being born in San Jose. Furthermore, Waren has two siblings named Chandel and Jim C. Warren whom they were brought up together with. He recognizes his father, Peter Drucker, and Billy Graham as his close mentors.
Get To Know Pastor Rick Warren’s Education Background
Warren studied at California Baptist University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Prior, he went to Ukiah High School where he also graduated in 1972. Moreover, the first found a Christian club while on the school’s campus. Nonetheless, pastor Rick additionally graduated in 1979 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, Texas) where he received his Master of Divinity. Further, he holds a Doctor of Ministry degree which he received from the theological school known as Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
Details Of Rick Warren Wife/Spouse and Children
Warren married Kay Warren on June 21, 1975, and still enjoys their marital life as a family. Moreover, Rick and his wife have been blessed with three adult children namely; Matthew Warren, Josh Warren, and Amy Warren. Further, he is also a proud grandfather of four grandchildren.
Rick Warren Son: What happened to Rick Warren’s son?
Mathew, Rick’s last born son who was suffered from mental illness took away his own life on April 6, 2013, after a decade of struggle. Moreover, Rick disclosed that the death of his son lead to more than 10,000 people opening up to him about their struggle with mental illness within the church. Further, in March 2014, Warren launched a ministry called The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church to assist enlighten the church on its responsibility to assist mentally disturbed persons.
Rick Warren Salary
Warren reversed the tithe after the success of his best-selling book “The Purpose Driven Life” in 2006, donating 90% of his income to 3 foundations hence declaring no salary for him from the church.
Rick Warren Net Worth
He is among the richest pastors in the USA. However, he lives a humble and modest lifestyle. Pastor Rick has a net worth of $25 Million.
Rick Warren Quotes
“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”
“Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it.
“The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.”
“Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.”
“God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don’t run after them.”
“Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.”
“The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.”
Rick Warren Purpose Driven Life | Books
“Purpose Driven Life” is one of the best-selling books of pastor Rick. The book is a bible study published in 2002 by Zondervan. Moreover, the book describes the five purposes for human life on Earth that Warren says about God.
Further, Rick says Billy Graham motivate him into writing the book that is a sequel to “The Purpose Driven Church” (1995 ) by Billy himself. The book was the second book after his warren’s first book “Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods”
Rick Warren Retirement
Warren made it public through a video service streamed to thousands of congregants that he is retiring from his role as a senior pastor of Saddleback Church. In addition, Rick also said he will retire and gladly retain the title of the “founding pastor,” after serving for close to over four decades. In his statement, he added that the church is on a journey to looking for a replacement for the next generation.
What disease does Rick Warren have?
Rick has a rare disease that blurs his vision as well as causes him spasms whenever he gets a jolt of adrenaline. The disease Warren has is called spinal myoclonus.