‘Purpose Driven Life’ Author’s Son Commits Suicide

Posted 1 year ago

By Scott Carlson

Matthew Warren

Matthew Warren

The Southern California church headed by popular evangelical Pastor Rick Warren says his 27-year-old son has committed suicide.

Warren’s Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif., says in a statement Saturday that Matthew Warren had struggled with mental illness and deep depression.

Warren is the author of “The Purpose Driven Life.” In 2008, his church sponsored a presidential forum with Barack Obama and Republican John McCain. Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney had been invited to a similar forum last fall, but Warren canceled it, saying the campaign had become too uncivil.

Saddleback’s website says that about 20,000 people attend weekend services at the church near Los Angeles.


  • Sista Mary Margret

    Thoughts and prayers for this family…so sad.

    Current score: 7
  • Lucifying

    Matthew as you know by now there is a special place in Hell for ppl like you.

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    • wow

      Wrong. Quit spreading your lies. Find in the bible where it says that. It’s a lie.

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  • Neverunderstand

    I’ll never understand people like you Lucifying. It’s tragic enough without comments like these.

    Current score: 5
  • PB

    The sad thruth is if he believed the false gospel of his daddy, he is in Hell. His father is a charlatan and false prophet, who preaches a false gospel about a false Jesus. Luke 13:3 “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

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    • John Who?

      By using that verse you do mean repent from unbelief right? Not name all your sins, if that’s the case no one could go to heaven. Jesus died for ours sins (past, present, and future) kinda hard to name all your sins(past, present, and future!)

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