Saddleback Church

Hobby Lobby Billionaire Donates Ranch to Saddleback Church

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Saddleback Church — headed by Pastor Rick Warren — has been given a 170-acre ranch in San Juan Capistrano from an Oklahoma City arts and crafts billionaire to help further Christian values by training pastors.

Hobby Lobby, with more than 485 arts and crafts stores, has been leasing the Rancho Capistrano retreat property — nestled in the hills adjacent to the I-5 Freeway — to Saddleback Church for a nominal payment since last May when the Lake Forest mega-church had struck a deal to lease the ranchland from the crafts retailer. Hobby Lobby purchased the property a month before that from the then already-faltering Crystal Cathedral Ministries. Continue reading.

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