An arts and crafts retailer has donated the 170-acre Rancho Capistrano, previously owned by the Crystal Cathedral, to Saddleback Church.
The Lake Forest church, headed by the Rev. Rick Warren, has been leasing the property, used for retreats, conferences and worship services, from Hobby Lobby, based in Oklahoma City.
“Pastor Warren’s contributions to the world are long and inspirational, and we hope this transaction adds to his church’s legacy of producing good in the world and providing hope to many,” David Green, chief executive of Hobby Lobby, said in a statement.
Last May, the retailer, which owns more than 485 stores in 40 states, purchased the center from the financially troubled Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove.