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Pastor Rick Warren Scheduled To Preach First Service Since Son’s Death

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"The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church" will mark pastor Rick Warren's first public initiative since the death of his son Matthew last April. (Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

“The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church” will mark pastor Rick Warren’s first public initiative since the death of his son Matthew last April. (Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

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LAKE FOREST (CBSLA.com) — Pastor Rick Warren is expected to preach his first sermon since his youngest son’s death next weekend.

The service scheduled for July 27, will be streamed online by the evangelical megachurch.

The first sermon will be held at 4:30 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. service. Another service will be held at 9 a.m. on July 28.

The 59-year-old Warren is also expected to lead a series titled, “How to Get through What You’re Going Through.”

The church announced on April 6, that the Warrens’ 27-year-old son, Matthew, committed suicide. Warren later said via Twitter (@RickWarren) that his son had used an unregistered gun purchased online.

Founded in 1980, Saddleback Church serves a large Southern California community with several locations.

Pastor Warren is known for authoring, “The Purpose Driven Life,” which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, according to the church’s website.

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