John MacArthur: Age, Biography, Family Life, Ministry & Net Worth

John MacArthur is an American Protestant preacher and author best known for his worldwide syndicated Christian teaching radio and television show Grace to You. Since February 9, 1969, he has served as the pastor of Grace Community Church, a non-denominational church in Sun Valley, California. He is currently the emeritus chancellor of The Master’s University and The Master’s Seminary in Santa Clarita.

John MacArthur: Age, Biography, Family Life, Ministry, And Net Worth
John MacArthur


John Fullerton MacArthur Jr. was born on June 19, 1939. He came from a Christian background as his grandfather, Harry MacArthur, was a Canadian Anglican priest. His father was a Baptist radio preacher Jack MacArthur.

MacArthur is a controversial preacher who has spoken out against same-sex marriage, female ordination, the Roman Catholic Church, and the social justice movement. He has given several sermons in which he addresses these concerns.

During the COVID-19 global crisis in 2020 and 2021, MacArthur defied instructions from Los Angeles County public health officials about Grace Community Church services, insisting that no one from the church had been critically ill, despite reports to the contrary.

John MacArthur: Age, Biography, Family Life, Ministry, And Net Worth
John MacArthur Family

John MacArthur Age

MacArthur was born June 19, 1939. He is currently 83 years old.


From 1957 to 1959, MacArthur attended the conservative Bob Jones College. After taking a year off, Free Methodist Church’s Los Angeles Pacific College accepted him in 1960. He spent his final year watching two football games and going on the field once for one play (see 1962 yearbook statistics).

In 1963, he received an honorary Masters of Divinity from the Bible Institute of Los Angeles’ new Talbot Theological Seminary in La Mirada, California. MacArthur received honorary doctorates from Talbot Theological Seminary (Doctor of Divinity, 1977) and Grace Graduate School (1976).

John MacArthur Family Life

Patricia MacArthur is MacArthur’s wife. They are the parents of four children, fifteen grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.

John MacArthur: Age, Biography, Family Life, Ministry, And Net Worth
John MacArthur and Wife


MacArthur’s father recruited him to the Voice of Calvary singing quartet. It was the Christian radio in Southern California . This was while he was a student at Bob Jones University in South Carolina. From 1964 to 1966, MacArthur worked as an associate pastor for his father at the Harry MacArthur Memorial Bible Church (now Calvary Bible Church in Burbank, California), which his father Jack had founded and named after his own father.

He also worked as a faculty representative for Talbot Theological Seminary from 1966 to 1969. On February 9, 1969, he was hired as the third and youngest pastor of Sun Valley, California’s nondenominational Grace Community Church.

The Grace media team produced MacArthur’s daily radio and television program, Grace to You, which is currently carried throughout much of the world, to market audio cassettes of sermons; it was initially broadcast in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1977.

MacArthur was appointed President of Los Angeles Baptist College, currently The Master’s University, a four-year Christian liberal-arts college, in 1985. He was appointed President of the new Master’s Seminary in 1986.

On June 5, 2011, over 43 years after first taking the pulpit at Grace Community, MacArthur fulfilled one of his own life objectives by preaching through the entire New Testament.

MacArthur is a prominent supporter of expository preaching and has been named one of the most influential preachers of his generation by Christianity Today.

MacArthur has written or edited over 150 books, the most notable of which being the MacArthur Study Bible, which has sold over one million copies and received a Gold Medallion Book Award.

John MacArthur Net Worth

John F. MacArthur net worth is estimated to be more than $15 million

Social Media

You can follow him on the following social media platforms;

Twitter: @johnmacarthur

Facebook: John MacArthur

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section, designed to provide you with comprehensive insights.  Explore the questions below to discover more about John Macarthur. If you have additional inquiries not covered here, feel free to reach out for more information.

1. How Did John Macarthur Die?

John F. Macarthur (American Pastor) is still alive. However, John D. MacArthur, the Florida insurance magnate and real estate billionaire, died of cancer  in 1978. He died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach; Fla. He was 80 years old.

2. Where is John Macarthur Today?

He presently holds the position of Chancellor Emeritus at both The Master’s University in Santa Clarita and The Master’s Seminary.

3. How Old is John Macarthur the Pastor?

Born on 19th June, 1939, Pastor Macarthur is 89 years old.

4. Where is John Macarthur Church?

Grace Community Church, established in 1956 and situated in Sun Valley, a neighborhood within the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, is a non-denominational evangelical megachurch. The senior pastor of Grace Community Church is the renowned speaker and radio evangelist, John MacArthur.

5. How Long has John Macarthur been preaching?

Pastor MacArthur delivered his inaugural sermon at the age of 19 in 1959 near a bus depot in South Carolina. He expresses gratitude that there is no existing recording of that early sermon. A decade later, in February 1969, he delivered his initial sermon at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.

6. Does John Macarthur have kids?

Pastor Macarthur has four children namely; Mark, Melinda, Matt and Macy Macarthur.

7. How many grandchildren does John MacArthur have?

He has four married children and 15 grandchildren.

8. What Bible does John MacArthur use to preach?

After years of preaching and teaching, MacArthur, along with numerous individuals influenced by him, adopted the NASB as their preferred translation. The creation of the LSB project aimed to uphold the legacy of the NASB as the definitive standard for literal, formal-equivalent translations, ensuring its preservation for generations to come

9. Is John MacArthur in American Gospel?

Heis recognized for his involvement in the films “American Gospel: Christ Crucified” (2019), “Puritan: All of Life to The Glory of God” (2019), and “American Gospel: Christ Alone” (2018).

10. What seminary did John MacArthur attend?

He attended the Talbot Theological Seminary. Upon completing his studies at Talbot Theological Seminary, he joined Grace Community Church in 1969. His pulpit ministry centers around a meticulous examination and verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible, with a particular focus on delving into the historical and grammatical context of each passage.



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