Richard Duane "Rick" Warren (born 1954 in San Jose, California) is an American evangelical minister and author. He is the founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church, an evangelical megachurch located in Lake Forest, California. As of January 2009 it is the eighth-largest church in the United States (this ranking includes multi-site churches). He is also a bestselling author of many Christian books, including his guide to church ministry and evangelism, The Purpose Driven Church, which has spawned a series of conferences on Christian ministry and evangelism. He is perhaps best known for the subsequent devotional, The Purpose Driven Life, which has 30 million copies in print, and is one of the best selling non-fiction books of all time.