Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., announced in a letter today that his son, Matthew, 27, committed suicide.
In his letter, Warren wrote that “after a fun evening together with [wife] Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his life.” He also recalled a time years ago when Matthew asked him, “Dad, I know I’m going to heaven. Why can’t I just die and end this pain?”
— Louie Giglio (@louiegiglio) April 6, 2013
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) April 6, 2013
— T.D. Jakes (@BishopJakes) April 6, 2013
God, in the name of Jesus, please be with @RickWarren and his family during this time of horrible grief. Please comfort them.
— Monica Schleicher (@La_Coqui) April 6, 2013
Rick Warren's 27-year-old son has committed suicide. What a tragic loss. May God's comfort and peace rest on him and his family.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) April 6, 2013
Warren had sent this tweet earlier today.
Our thoughts and prayers too are with his family and friends.