The Christian mega church in California was the brainchild of pastor Rick Warren. It was also Warren who presented the invocation at US President Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony.
The following are some interesting facts and trivia about the evangelical speaker.
Epitome of ideal marriage Rick Warren and wife Kay confess to having a not so rosy start to their marriage. Rick says, "Our first two years of marriage were the most difficult. They were really tough. We would have divorced, except a) we were both committed to Jesus Christ, and b) we both agreed divorce is not an option."
The congregation of megachurch consists of over 20,000 members. The pastor apparently knew everyone by name till the community grew to 3,000.
Warren's son suffered from mental illness and ended his life by shooting himself. The evangelist has since become an active spokesperson for mental-illness.
The founder of Saddleback Church has an unusual hobby of collecting hot sauce of different varieties. He boasts of a collection of over 500 bottles of hot sauce.
In the segment below we bring to you some of the inspirational quotes by the famous evangelical Christian pastor and author Rick Warren.