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Rick Warren: Southern Baptists Will Change 'at Some Point' on Female Pastors

Rick Warren: Southern Baptists Will Change 'at Some Point' on Female Pastors

The same day his former church was removed from the Southern Baptist Convention for his hiring of a female pastor, pastor and author Rick Warren said he believes the denomination eventually will change on the issue.

Southern Baptists Disfellowship Rick Warren's Church over Issue of Female Pastors

Southern Baptists Disfellowship Rick Warren's Church over Issue of Female Pastors

Southern Baptist Convention messengers on Tuesday agreed to disfellowship Saddleback Church and another congregation for hiring female pastors, upholding a previous decision by the denomination’s Executive Committee that cited a conflict with the SBC’s statement of faith.

Saddleback Lead Pastor Andy Wood Explains Why Church Leaders Believe Women Can Be Pastors

Saddleback Lead Pastor Andy Wood Explains Why Church Leaders Believe Women Can Be Pastors

Saddleback Church lead pastor Andy Wood has released a promised video explaining why the church believes women can hold pastoral roles.

Rick Warren Says Scripture, Not Culture, Led Him to Change on Female Pastors

Rick Warren Says Scripture, Not Culture, Led Him to Change on Female Pastors

Author and Saddleback Church founder Rick Warren says in a new interview that Scripture, and not the culture, led him to change his mind on the issue of female pastors.

Saddleback Church Stands by Female Pastors amid Disfellowship from SBC

Saddleback Church Stands by Female Pastors amid Disfellowship from SBC

Stacie Wood, a teaching pastor at Saddleback Church and the wife of lead pastor Andy Wood, says she will continue to serve in her role despite the Southern Baptist Convention’s recent decision to remove Saddleback Church from the SBC.

Southern Baptist Convention Disfellowships Saddleback Church over Female Pastor

Southern Baptist Convention Disfellowships Saddleback Church over Female Pastor

The Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee on Tuesday disfellowshipped Saddleback Church, citing the congregation's hiring of a female pastor as conflicting with the denomination's statement of faith.

Rick Warren to Release First New Book in over a Decade

Rick Warren to Release First New Book in over a Decade

Author Rick Warren has announced the release of his first book in over a decade and his first book since stepping down from his role as the lead pastor of Saddleback Church.

New Saddleback Pastor Labels His Wife a 'Teaching Pastor' despite SBC Resolution

New Saddleback Pastor Labels His Wife a 'Teaching Pastor' despite SBC Resolution

Saddleback Church, which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, has identified the new lead pastor's wife as a "teaching pastor" despite the denomination's stance on the pastoral office being limited to men.

Rick Warren’s Successor Cleared of Abusive Leadership Allegations

Rick Warren’s Successor Cleared of Abusive Leadership Allegations

The elders at Saddleback Church, pastored by Rick Warren, announced that an investigation into their new pastor found that he was not guilty of abusive leadership practices at his former church.

Rick Warren's Church Remains in SBC, for Now, after Debate over Female Pastors

Rick Warren's Church Remains in SBC, for Now, after Debate over Female Pastors

The California church founded by Pastor Rick Warren remains a Southern Baptist congregation – for now – after a contentious debate Tuesday and after Warren himself appealed to messengers at the SBC Annual Meeting.

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