Year in review

2021

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.Isaiah 43:19

In the past 18 months, we've seen all the ways God has been at work through Saddleback Church, and through people like you.

He's shown us that he's always doing something new – healing hearts, restoring minds, and performing miracles. As we started to gather together in person again, many in new buildings, we rediscovered the gift of our church family. There's nothing quite like being home at Saddleback.

So much has happened in 2021 that it may feel like the year flew by. But before we enter into a new year and look forward to what God has in store, let's look back at all the things he did at Saddleback Church in 2021!

609

Baptisms

33,440

Decisions to follow Jesus

1,071

Community Outreach Events

695,955

People in Our Community Impacted

4,543

Small Groups

66

Countries

1,638

Online Community Groups

Reunited in Person

On Palm Sunday, March 28, we gathered together in person for the first time in a year!

Campus Moves

  • September 26: Yorba Linda moved to Brea
  • October 24: Los Angeles moved to a new location
  • November 21: Corona moved to Eastvale

Women Ordained

On May 6, we ordained our first three women pastors: Pastors Liz Puffer, Cynthia Petty, and Katie Edwards!

New Elders

That same night, on May 6, we commissioned three new elders: Pastors Anthony Miller, Jeremiah Goley, and Jason Williams.

Worship Album

On September 3, Saddleback Worship released Alive & Well, a brand-new, full-length album!

Renovated Worship Center

After meeting outside for almost seven months, we regathered in our newly remodeled Worship Center for the first time on November 12!

Light of the World

From December 2 through 19, hundreds of thousands of people visited our campus to walk through our incredible Christmas lights experience.

Thank you, Saddleback Church

This year you sacrificially gave your time, money, and talents to show God's love to people who were in pain. The ways you have ministered to the people around you will have an eternal impact!

But the work isn't over yet. As the future still remains uncertain, we are pressing forward to see what God has in store for Saddleback Church. We are still serving people in every way we can – whether it's a box of food, a word of encouragement, or a hope that will last forever – and we want to stay on this journey with us.

Saddleback Church is all about seeing God transform lives. There are ways you can be a part of seeing life change by volunteering, donating food, giving, or praying.