Senior Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, a megachurch in Riverside, California, who has also written more than 70 books.
He helped form Harvest Christian Fellowship from a Bible Study of thirty people, which he led when he was 19.
His book, The Upside-Down Church, won a Gold Medallion Book Award in the Christian Ministry category in 2000.
He has two sons with his wife, Catherine.
Like Rick Warren, he is the pastor of a megachurch in California.