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Rick Warren announces successor ahead of retirement in September

Andy Wood will be taking over the reins of Rick Warren’s California megachurch when he retires this September.

Warren announced his retirement plans this week after a year-long search to find his successor.

He and wife Kay are stepping down after more than 40 years of ministry that have included his best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, and growing Saddleback Church from a small Bible study group back in 1980 to a 15-city megachurch today with over 20,000 people attending each week.

His successor, Wood, currently serves as lead pastor of Echo.Church in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Stacie.

Keep reading this article on Christian Today.

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