Saddleback Church Hosts Fall Festival Event in Carmel Valley

10.15.16 | by Del Mar Times Magazine

Saddleback Church hosted a fall festival Sept. 24 at the Canyon Crest Academy campus for area families. One-hundred San Diegans gathered for an afternoon of free food and activities. The fall festival is just one of several events leading up to the new launch of the Saddleback campus launch in San Diego. 

Saddleback Church, founded by Pastor Rick and Kay Warren, will launch its newest campus in San Diego on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Canyon Crest Academy. Services will be at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Warren, Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church and author of “The Purpose Driven Life,” will be on location for the launch.

The weekly services will feature live Saddleback Worship, “an inspiring message of hope and programs for all ages.” The San Diego campus will move toward providing a full range of services for the local community as it grows, including a food pantry, small groups, Celebrate Recovery?, and various other support groups and events.

San Diego Campus Pastor Jeff Gonzalez is a former Marine. Gonzalez previously served as a volunteer at Saddleback San Clemente and also led services in Afghanistan while deployed. 

Jeff was called to full-time ministry at Southwest Church, and is now back to Saddleback to serve in a greater capacity in San Diego. Visit