Watch Videos of Guest Speakers at Saddleback Church

Saddleback Church is the most influential church in the United States, and perhaps the world. When guest speakers from around the country or around the world get an invite to speak on the Saddleback stage, that is a special occasion for the speaker and for the church. If you’re searching for videos of talks and sermons by guest speakers at Saddleback, here’s what I’ve found so far:

Follow Me (Summer 2013)
Greg Laurie, Francis Chan, Choco De Jesus, Russell Moore, Jud Wilhite, Perry Noble, Judah Smith, Mark Driscoll, Doug Fields, Pete Wilson, Matthew Barnett, Steven Furtick, Craig Groeschel, Alan Robertson

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The Best News I’ve Ever Heard (July 2015)
Sergio De La Mora, Samuel Rodriguez, Jason Frenn

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Closer (May-June 2016)
Johnnie Moore, Emerson Eggerichs, Tim Harlow, Les Parrott, Derwin Gray, Lance Witt

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Preachers of LA: Church Profiles and Online Reputation

A new reality tv show coming this Fall is called Preachers of LA. The wide world of churches is vast and these pastors and churches are not in the circles that I’m familiar with, and they’re bound to get more attention than ever with a new reality show coming soon, exhibiting their back stories for all to see. Most if not all of them apparently come from a so-called “prosperity Gospel” perspective. How that is defined may well not be an exact science or an exact theology.

In reference to an article on Pastors on the Pentecostal site Charisma News, one reader wrote: “I won’t be watching this mess. These particular ‘men of God’ were chosen for a reason. Don’t they realize they are being used by these TV producers to make a mockery of Christianity?”

Here’s what I could find about who they are, their online presence, and links to their church websites:Image

Deitrick Haddon (@DeitrickHaddon 149k followers): The son of a bishop and an evangelist, Deitrick was preaching at the age of 11 and conducting the church choir at 13.  …  Aside from the call on his life, the one thing that helped him from hitting rock bottom was his music. A dynamic personality, singer, songwriter, and preacher… “I’m one of the producers of the show and I thought it was necessary for people to get an inside look on what it takes to be a man of the cloth.

Bishop Noel Jones (@BishopNoelJones 136k followers): A Jamaican born into poverty, Jones has made his way to the other extreme, now living on a hilltop with a view of the Pacific Ocean, Malibu at his feet… The pastor of a church full of celebrities, and the brother of Grace Jones, Bishop Jones is headed towards retirement… Pastor of City of Refuge in Gardena, California, with “a growing membership of 17,000 who jam the sanctuary 5 times a week” [est. attendance 10,000]

Bishop Clarence McClendon (@BishopMcClendon 15k followers): Bishop Clarence McClendon appears throughout the world on his weekly international broadcast, which is available in 250 million homes worldwide… Pastor of Full Harvest International Church in Gardena, California. [est. attendance 2,000]

Pastor Jay Haizlip (@jayhaizlip 11k followers): … pioneering great of competitive skateboarding… but fell deep into drugs… [now] helping rescue souls for the Kingdom.  Serving as Senior Pastor of The Sanctuary of Huntington Beach…

@PreachersofLA 457 followers – Twitter account of the reality tv show

And the 2 pastors not yet on Twitter::

Bishop Ron Gibson… Although he was raised by a Christian mother in the Church, Ron succumbed to the pressure of the streets and became a Compton Crip by the age of 16.  This led to a life of crime and drug addiction, until Christ changed his life.  He started Life Church Of God In Christ [Riverside, California] with 9 members, which has now grown to a congregation of approximately 4,000 members.  … [est. attendance 4,500]

Pastor Wayne ChaneyAt the age of 20 he got the call from God and has grown to become a prominent pastor of the church his grandfather built… Pastor Chaney has helped remarkably grow the church, along with the help of his secret weapon, his wife, gospel artist Myeshia Chaney. While Antioch is poised to become the next mega-church with the ability to reach millions worldwide…  Pastor of Antioch Church of Long Beach [est. attendance 1,250]

(Twitter follower count is taken at the time of this post)