John MacArthur

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, and featured teacher with the Grace to You® media ministry.

In 1969, after graduating from Talbot Theological Seminary, John came to Grace Community Church. The emphasis of his pulpit ministry is the careful study and verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible, with special attention devoted to the histori­cal and grammatical background behind each passage. Under John’s leadership, Grace Community Church’s two morning worship services fill the 3,000-seat auditorium to capacity. Several thousand members participate every week in dozens of fellowship groups and training programs, most led by lay leaders and each dedicated to equipping members for ministry on local, national, and international levels.

In 1985, John became president of The Master’s University (formerly Los Angeles Baptist College), an accredited, four-year liberal arts Christian college in Santa Clarita, California. In 1986, John founded The Master’s Seminary, a graduate school dedicated to training men for full-time pastoral roles and missionary work.  Today, he is chancellor emeritus of The Master’s University and Seminary.

John is also president and featured teacher with Grace to You®. Founded in 1969, Grace to You® is the nonprofit organization responsible for developing, producing, and distributing John’s books, audio resources, and the “Grace to You®” radio and television programs. “Grace to You®” radio airs more than 1,000 times daily throughout the English-speaking world, reaching major population centers across the United States, Canada, Europe, the Philippines, South Africa, and beyond. It also airs nearly 1,000 times daily in Spanish, reaching 23 countries, including Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, and Colombia. “Grace to You®” television airs nationwide weekly on DirecTV, via satellite in the United Kingdom, and is available free on the Internet. All of John’s 3,000 sermons, spanning more than five decades of ministry, are available for free download at the ministry’s website, here.

Since completing his first best-selling book The Gospel According to Jesus in 1988, John has written nearly 400 books and study guides, including The MacArthur Study Bible, Our Sufficiency in Christ, Strange Fire, Ashamed of the Gospel, The Murder of Jesus, The Prodigal Son, Twelve Ordinary Men, The Truth War, The Jesus You Can’t Ignore, Slave, One Perfect Life, One Faithful Life, and in 2015 The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series was completed. John’s titles have been translated into more than two dozen languages.  The MacArthur Study Bible, the cornerstone resource of his ministry, is available in English, Spanish, Russian, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic, and now Chinese.

John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four grown children: Matt, Marcy, Mark, and Melinda. They also enjoy the enthusiastic company of their fifteen grandchildren.

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Parables: published 2015
The Upper Room: published 2014
One Perfect Life: published 2013

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John MacArthur is unleashing God’s truth, one verse at a time, in a 28:30 weekly television program.

John MacArthur draws on more than forty years of studying and teaching God’s Word to answer the most frequently asked questions people have about the Bible, theology, and the Christian life. The 2:00 daily feature …

Portraits of Grace

John MacArthur offers snapshots of biblical truth in a daily 1:00 feature, accurately communicating God’s Word with grace, substance and practical application to life.

Weekend listeners are afforded a distinct variety of 25:00 stand-alone studies that exemplify the same depth and commitment to the Word that’s the hallmark of the daily edition.

In each 28:30 broadcast message, John MacArthur brings to the listener his expert exposition and interpretation of biblical passages, not only to understand the Scripture in its historical and grammatical context, but to grow stronger in the faith.