John MacArthur is a renowned American author, teacher, and pastor of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California. Christians around the world know him as the pioneer of the Grace To You radio show. His sermons flow in on a regular basis.
Pastor John is the president of Master’s University, Newhall, and Master’s Seminary, Los Angeles. He has written three books against the continuationist beliefs of pentecostalism and Charismatism i.e The Charismatics, Charismatic Chaos, and Strange in 1978, 1993, and 2013 respectively but not limited to those. He has authored more than 100 books.
Pastor John earns an annual salary of $160,000, and he’s estimated net worth is $14 million by 2020.
His main sources of income are his pastoral services’ royalties, book sales plus salary as the president of The Master’s University and The Master’s Seminary.
|Full Names/Real Names||John Fullerton MacArthur|
|Celebrated Names||John MacArthur|
|Birth Date||19 June 1939|
(Mark, Matt, Mellinda, Marcy) MacArthur
|Estimated Net Worth||$14 Million|
John Fullerton MacArthur Jr. was born June 19, 1939, to Jack MacArthur and Irene Dockendorf in Los Angeles, California. His renowned sibling is a sister called Jeanette MacArthur.
His father was a Baptist preacher and his grandfather Harry MacArthur (died in 1950) was an Episcopal minister.
John MacArthur followed in his father’s footsteps, studying the Arminian Theology of Henry Orton Wiley and John Miley at both Wesleyan-Methodist Colleges. He had a passion for football in high school and university.
He graduated with a bachelor’s in arts from Los Angeles Pacific College (now, Azusa Pacific University) post-transferred from Bob Jones University where he was from 1957 to 1959. In 1963, John went on with a master’s degree (honors) in divinity from Talbot Theological Seminary, a subsidiary of Biola University La Mirada California. In 1976 and 1977, he received two honorary doctorates in divinity from Grace Graduate School and Talbot Theological Seminary respectively.
John MacArthur was an associate pastor at Harry MacArthur Memorial Bible Church named later, Calvary Bible Church, Burbank, California between 1964 to 1966. From 1966 to 1969, he served as the representative of the faculty for Talbot Theological Seminary and became the third pastor at Grace Community Church in 1969.
In 1985, he became the president of The Master’s University till now and founded the Master’s Seminary in 1986. He started the Grace To You broadcast in 1977 till now and completed the entire New Testament-through preaching in 2011.
John F. MacArthur got married to his wife Patricia MacArthur in 1963. They bore four (4) kids, Mellinda, Marcy, Matt, and Mark. The family has now enlarged to 15 grandchildren and one (1) great-grandchild.
He’s not materialistic as he has stayed with his wife in the same house for more than 35 years in Sun Valley, California, and is not known to have a taste for expensive rides. His car collection is not much known to the public.
As a young preacher, pastor MacArthur and his partner John Perkings were arrested for preaching the gospel in Mississippi while on the summer evangelism missions tour in the 70s.
Recently, he was under government authorities observance after announcing the reopening of Grace Community Church for normal prayer gatherings in addition to the live streams being conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interesting Facts About John F. Macarthur
- He’s the only pastor in the US to announce the reopening of the church during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- He is one of the pastors who are against the prosperity preaching of the gospel and disagrees with the continual use of the spiritual gifts to this era.
Pastor John F. MacArthur is 81 years old now but still good at the pulpit as/ he was at 31. That is another reason as to why his broadcast “Grace To You” has been influential and uplifting till now.