On the eve of Saddleback's ouster from the Southern Baptist Convention, Rick Warren marched through a long conversation with me and Jonny. Rick talks about that in this episode. It's obvious he's not happy about it, but as always he remains gracious.
Undaunted by rejection, Rick is focused on his new calling, as the leader of FTT, Finishing The Task. He is pushing ahead to see what we in the Christian and Missionary Alliance call Great Commission Completion!
Rick recently finished his pastoral ministry of 43 years at Saddleback. I (Jeff) was at his conference in 1997, when I was 34 and he was 43. At that time Saddleback was 17 years old and 13,000 in attendance. They would more than double in the next 25 years.
You can find everything Rick is up to, with all the links, at PastorRick.com!
Rick is a teacher, coach, and adviser of pastors - you will get A LOT out of this episode! Enjoy!
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