Rick Warren Reports Double Rise In Saddleback Church Attendance for Easter Attendance With Hundreds Giving Their Lives to Jesus
Pastor Rick Warren has said that his Saddleback Church in California drew more than double its attendance from its first two Easter services compared to last year, with hundreds of people “giving their lives to Jesus.”
“After just two services (Thursday and Friday evenings) where I taught ‘He Did It All For You- Part 1’ 296 new people have given their lives to Jesus for the first time! These are friends and co-workers brought by Saddleback members who made the effort to invite them to an Easter service,” Warren shared in a Facebook message on Saturday.
“Be sure of this: The Bible says that in Heaven these members will be rewarded for eternity by Christ for caring enough to invite unbelievers.”
The megachurch pastor revealed that the total attendance for the first two services alone was 14,400.
“That’s more than DOUBLE the attendance we had last year at our first two Easter services on Thursday and Friday. Including all our campuses, we’ll have around 60 Easter services including the launch of Saddleback en Español, and a new extension in the Great Park area of Irvine,” he added.
Warren said that all Saddleback campuses reported increased attendance and growth over the last year, and attested that besides the impressive numbers, he has also seen real impact on people over Easter.
“Last night, as I walked around after the service, I saw many people sitting and chatting with friends who had just given their lives to Christ! They were celebrating, often with tears of joy,” the pastor wrote.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post