About Finishing the Task

Finishing the Task exists to convene and to catalyze the global body of Christ towards the goal of ensuring that everyone, everywhere has access to a Bible, Believer and Body of Christ.

This movement began in the year 2000 with the goal of synthesizing data towards tracking and engaging the unengaged, unreached people groups (UUPGs) of the world. Now, with the 2000th anniversary of the Great Commission – Jesus’s call to make disciples of all nations – in sight in AD 2033, Finishing the Task is rallying churches and organizations to collaborate in new ways and work together towards broader cooperative goals in Bible translation and engagement, evangelization and witness empowerment, and church planting.

About Finishing the Task executive director rick warren

As the founding pastor of Saddleback Church with his wife Kay, Dr. Rick Warren leads a 30,000-member congregation in California with campuses in major cities around the world. Saddleback Church has more than 300 community ministries to serve groups including veterans, single parents, orphans, prisoners, addicts, and those living with a mental illness.

He also leads the Purpose Driven network of churches, a global coalition of congregations in 164 countries. More than 500,000 pastors and priests have been trained worldwide, and 212,000 church leaders subscribe to Pastor Rick’s Ministry Toolbox, his free weekly newsletter.

As an author, his book The Purpose Driven Life is one of the best-selling nonfiction books in publishing history. It has been translated into 74 languages and sold more than 50 million copies in multiple formats.

As a global strategist, Dr. Warren advises leaders in the public, private, and faith sectors on leadership development, poverty, health, education, and faith in culture. He has spoken at the United Nations, the World Economic Forum in Davos, the African Union, and numerous congresses around the world.

He established a global mission initiative, The PEACE Plan, to address five global issues—spiritual emptiness, self-serving leadership, poverty, disease, and illiteracy—through the power of ordinary people in the local church.

Dr. Warren also serves as Executive Director of Finishing the Task – a movement of thousands of churches and organizations from across the globe working together towards the Great Commission goal of ensuring that everyone, everywhere has access to a Bible, Believer and Body of Christ.

You can listen to Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, his daily 25-minute audio teaching, and sign up for his free daily devotionals at PastorRick.com.

About Finishing the Task executive director rick warren

As the founding pastor of Saddleback Church with his wife Kay, Dr. Rick Warren leads a 30,000-member congregation in California with campuses in major cities around the world. Saddleback Church has more than 300 community ministries to serve groups including veterans, single parents, orphans, prisoners, addicts, and those living with a mental illness.

He also leads the Purpose Driven network of churches, a global coalition of congregations in 164 countries. More than 500,000 pastors and priests have been trained worldwide, and 212,000 church leaders subscribe to Pastor Rick’s Ministry Toolbox, his free weekly newsletter.

As an author, his book The Purpose Driven Life is one of the best-selling nonfiction books in publishing history. It has been translated into 74 languages and sold more than 50 million copies in multiple formats.

As a global strategist, Dr. Warren advises leaders in the public, private, and faith sectors on leadership development, poverty, health, education, and faith in culture. He has spoken at the United Nations, the World Economic Forum in Davos, the African Union, and numerous congresses around the world.

He established a global mission initiative, The PEACE Plan, to address five global issues—spiritual emptiness, self-serving leadership, poverty, disease, and illiteracy—through the power of ordinary people in the local church.

Dr. Warren also serves as Executive Director of Finishing the Task – a movement of thousands of churches and organizations from across the globe working together towards the Great Commission goal of ensuring that everyone, everywhere has access to a Bible, Believer and Body of Christ.

You can listen to Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, his daily 25-minute audio teaching, and sign up for his free daily devotionals at PastorRick.com.