Church Profiles

Building Saddleback Buenos Aires on Purpose Driven Principles

Over 20 years ago, Sebastián Ojeda had a dream of building a church in Buenos Aires. When he was commissioned to plant Saddleback’s first international campus, he was overwhelmed by the mission to launch the campus within five months. Watch the video of his Purpose Driven journey.

Celebration Church, Austin, Texas

Pastor Joe Champion turned down a football career after a life-transforming experience with God led him into full-time ministry. While a football player at Louisiana State University,

Faith Community Church, Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Years ago, Faith Community Church in Massachusetts almost closed its doors. With a stable but stagnant weekly attendance of 500 people, the congregation was complacent and passive in their desire to grow. Now with 2,000 members, they have a comeback story that Lead Pastor, Mike Laurence attributes to the Purpose Driven Church. Find out how the PD model helped put strategic principles into place.

Orchard Community Church, Gorham, Maine

As an ambassador for the Purpose Driven paradigm, Pastor Gary Groves of Orchard Community Church in Maine says the five purposes have been part of his DNA since he accepted the Lord in 1997. After being called to plant a church, Gary witnessed the tangible benefits PD had on their congregation. Discover how the biblical strategies allowed God to use their small church to make a big impact.

Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Salisbury, Maryland

Brian Moss had never pastored a church when he took over Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Salisbury, Maryland. It had gone through a 15-year stagnation with a congregation that had dwindled down to 35 members.

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