Happened across this four mos. later, marker to read.
HIGHLIGHT: Warren said he and wife, Kay, looked to Scripture for answers. Like Osteen, Warren decided not to take a salary from the church. But he didnt stop there. He added up all the money the church had paid him over the past 25 years and gave it all back. So the 10 percent the Warrens now live on is 10 percent of the income Warren earns from book royalties and additional ventures.
The Warrens have vowed never to change their lifestyle. They have lived in the same house for 16 years. Warren drives the same Ford truck he had before the book came out. And he owns the same two suits.
Warren told Beliefnet hes aware of the stigma that pastors are in it for the money, but he said every pastor he knows would serve for free if possible.
There are so many easier ways to make money, Warren said in the interview. Believe me, if you want to make money, dont be a pastor.