Steve Gladen

1 Saddleback Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Steve Gladen is the Pastor of the Small Group Community at Saddleback Church. He oversees the strategic launch and development of Saddleback's over 7,000 adult small groups across their global campuses. He has authored Small Groups With Purpose, which is translated into 7 languages to date; Leading Small groups With Purpose; and co-authored Big Ideas for Small Group Leaders. In 2006 Steve started the Small Group Network ( which connects

He frequently speaksat conferences and consults with church leaders both in the United States andaround the world. He has a driving passion tosee each church attendee connected to a qualified shepherd and become anintegral part of their church body, living purposefully for Christ.

Steve earned a Mastersof Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1985, and a B.A. in BiblicalStudies, with minors in Greek and Philosophy in 1982, from Evangel University.Steve and Lisa have been married since 1989 and have two children, Erika and Ethan.

  • Work
    • Saddleback Church Global Small Group Pastor
  • Education
    • Evangel University
    • Fuller Theological Seminary