Evangelical pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Purpose Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life. In the first decade of the 21st Century, he made both TIME magazine and Newsweek lists of the world's most influential people.
He started the first Christian club at his Ukiah, California high school. Later, he received degrees from California Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary.
He is the founder and pastor of Saddleback Church, the eighth largest evangelical church in the United States.
He was raised in California by a Baptist minister father. He married Kay Warren in 1969; together, they had three children.
He is a widely celebrated California-born author, much like Tony Robbins.