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December 01, 2018

Following God's Call

Having a front row seat in God's handiwork can bring both great joy and exhaustion to a pastor and his wife.  Kay Warren of Saddleback Church calls being a pastor's wife a "sacred privilege."  Ed Stetzer talks with Kay about what she's learned in the last 40 years of ministry -- and the hope and encouragement she's found in her calling. 

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Kay Warren
Kay Warren

Kay Warren

Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick, is an international speaker, best-selling author, and Bible teacher.  She is best known for more than 10 years as a tireless advocate for those living with mental illness, HIV & AIDS, and the orphaned and vulnerable children left behind.  Kay is also a board member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.  When her youngest son, Matthew, took his life in April 2013, her life was dramatically altered by the catastrophic loss.  As she and her family continue to grieve the loss of Matthew, she has determined to be a voice for those living with mental illness.  Her message to the faith community is to eliminate stigma, shame, and fear and to create warm and accepting places of refuge for those who suffer. She is the author of several books including Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor's Wife.  Kay attended California Baptist College and earned her B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles. Her children are Amy and Josh, and Matthew who is in Heaven, and she has five grandchildren.

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Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, teaches at Wheaton College, and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have three daughters.

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Ed Stetzer Live helps you live out the truth of the gospel in a rapidly changing world. Drawing on years of research and ministry experience, Ed leads special guests and caller interaction in an engaging discussion of today’s cultural trends. Discover new ways to show and share the love of Jesus to a broken and hurting world. Airs Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon CT on Moody Radio.