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Pastor Rick and Founding Doctors


Meet the Team

Rick Warren, D. Min. is a pastor, author, global strategist, theologian and philanthropist. As a theologian, he has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, University of Judaism, and dozens of universities and seminaries. As a global strategist he advises world leaders and has spoken to the United Nations, US Congress, Davos Economic Forum, TED, Aspen Institute, and numerous parliaments. His book, “The Purpose Driven Life,” is listed as the bestselling, non-fiction hardback in publishing history. Warren founded Saddleback Church in 1980 with his wife, Kay. In addition to a 120-acre campus in Lake Forest, CA, the church has 10 satellite campuses across Southern California and three international campuses.

Founding Doctors

Daniel Amen, M.D. is a physician, double board certified psychiatrist, teacher and eight-time New York Times bestselling author. He is the founder and Medical Director of Amen Clinics in Newport Beach and San Francisco, CA; Bellevue, WA; Reston, VA; Atlanta, GA; and New York City. Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The Dr. Oz Show, 20/20, Newsweek, TIME, Parade Magazine, and New York Times.

Mark Hyman, M.D. is a practicing family physician, a six-time #1 New York Times best-selling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator and advocate in his field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and medical director of The Ultra Wellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor for the Huffington Post and a regular medical contributor on Katie Couric’s TV show, Katie. He is also a board member of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and the Environmental Working Group, an advisor to Dr. Mehmet Oz’s HealthCorps, the Dr. Oz Show and LYFE Kitchen.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, three-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning host of The Dr. Oz Show, is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters and medical books, has received several patents, and performs more than 100 heart surgeries per year. In addition to regular appearances on the Today show, he has also been featured on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, The View, and Piers Morgan Tonight.