John MacArthur

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President, Professor of Pastoral Ministry

B.A., Los Angeles Pacific College
M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
Litt.D., Grace Graduate School
D.D., Talbot Theological Seminary

John MacArthur is the president of The Master’s University and Seminary, 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.

THE MASTER’S UNIVERSITY & SEMINARY

In 1985, John became president of The Master’s University, an accredited, four-year liberal arts Christian college in Santa Clarita, California. In 1986, John founded The Master’s Seminary.

GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH

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.

GRACE TO YOU

John is also president and featured teacher with Grace to You. Founded in 1969, GTY is the nonprofit organization responsible for developing, producing, and distributing John’s books, audio resources, and the “Grace to You” radio and television programs. All 3,000 of John’s sermons, spanning more than four decades of ministry, are available for free on their website.

BOOK MINISTRY

Since completing his first best-selling book, The Gospel According to Jesus, in 1988, John has written nearly 400 books and Study Guides.

FAMILY

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

Posts by John MacArthur

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12 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Seminary

John MacArthur | June 26, 2018

Choosing the right seminary is crucial, for it will shape your thinking process in all future ministries. Seminary should be a place where men enjoy spiritual, biblical, and theological growth—not a battleground where they try to hold on to a remnant of their faith.

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Why I Love the Church, Part 3

John MacArthur | September 11, 2017

Original Post Date: March 26, 2015 Why I Love the Church, Part 1 Why I Love the Church, Part 2 This post completes our series on “Why I Love the Church.” 3. The Church Is the Most Precious Reality on Earth There’s a third biblical reason I love the church: It is the most precious thing […]

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Why I Love the Church, Part 2

John MacArthur | September 5, 2017

Original Post Date: March 25, 2015 Why I Love The Church, Part 1 In our last post, we looked at the fact that the church is a divinely-ordained institution. Today, I’d like to consider a second reason why I love the church: 2. The Church Is the Outworking of an Eternal Plan In Titus 1:2, the […]

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