About Us

We exist to urgently lead people to say “yes” to Jesus and his purposes for their lives.

Saddleback Church started with two young church planters, a dream, and a map. God gave Pastor Rick and Kay Warren the dream to plant a church for people who didn't like church, and he led them to Southern California.

Our first service was held on April 6, 1980. Over the next 43 years, we witnessed God perform miracle after miracle as we moved locations, raised money for permanent buildings, launched campuses in California and around the world, and baptized over 50,000 people.

In September 2022, we welcomed Pastor Andy Wood as our new lead pastor. As we step into the future, we’re believing God will do more than we could ever ask for or imagine. Our best days are ahead, and we can’t wait to see all the ways God will change lives in years to come!

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Our Leadership

Pastors Andy and Stacie Wood

Pastor Andy Wood and his family moved to Orange County in the summer of 2022 to follow God's call to lead Saddleback Church. Pastor Andy has a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches around the world. Andy and Stacie have three kids: Caedmon (17), Sammy (15), and Karis (10).

For Your Family


Saddleback Kids provides fun and age-appropriate programming that will connect your kids to God and to others.

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Check out what we offer for junior high, high school, and college-age students! 

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Get free resources to encourage and equip you on your parenting journey.

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What we believe about:




Jesus Christ


Eternal Security

The Holy Spirit

The Bible


Our Beliefs

Discover God’s purposes for your life

Step into your calling as you grow in your faith, connect in friendship, and use your gifts to make a difference.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of church is Saddleback?

Saddleback Church is a non-denominational church. No matter who you are or where you come from, there’s a place for you here to feel loved and welcomed!

Where is Saddleback Church located?

We have 15 locations in Southern California and five international campuses! Click here to find the campus closest to you.

If there isn’t a campus near you, join our online community!

What should I wear?

Most people dress very casually when they attend a service — t-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes. But you are welcome to wear whatever you’d like!

Where do I go after I arrive?

You can meet one of our Welcome Team members at the Connection Center, and they would be more than happy to show you where you need to go.

How long does a church service last?

Our typical weekend services last about 60-70 minutes, with live worship and a message.

What about my kids and/or teenagers?

Saddleback Kids (SK) is our programming for kids from birth through 5th grade! Every SK environment is fun, safe, and age-appropriate. When you arrive at your campus, greeters are available to guide you to our Saddleback Kids check-in area.

Saddleback Student Ministries (SSM) has services for junior high (6th–8th grade) and high school students (9th–12th grade) each weekend. Click the links above to see what’s available at your campus!