HIV and the Church

The HIV&AIDS Initiative is one of Saddleback Church’s Signature Issues because we care deeply about those who are infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. Everyone can play a role in serving those living with HIV and AIDS, and we believe the local church is uniquely able to offer wholistic care, compassion, and real solutions for those living with the virus.

Listen here to the story of Kay Warren, founder of the HIV&AIDS Initiative, as she describes how God got her attention to care about those living with HIV:

Hi I’m Kay Warren and I want to talk to you about something that’s become important to me. A few years ago I was reading a magazine and saw a story about HIV & AIDS in Africa. Until that moment I didn’t care about HIV & AIDS. To be honest I wasn’t even sure what it was. But the article said that millions of people were infected with in incurable deadly virus and millions of children were being orphaned because of it.

That day I saw the suffering of those living with HIV & AIDS for the first time. I wondered how it would feel to have my family abandon me because they were afraid they would catch my illness. Or what it would be like to be a child and have my mom and dad die leaving me to grow up alone. Suddenly their pain became my pain, and it changed me forever.

Please visit to learn how you and your church can show compassion and offer real solutions to those who are living with HIV & AIDS in your community and around the world.

Learn more about how your church can start an HIV ministry , or get plugged into the HIV&AIDS Initiative at Saddleback Church by emailing or calling 949-609-8555.

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