Dr. John F. MacArthur, Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California, U. S. A., on June 14, 1939. An American Evangelical Writer and Minister, with an existing radio program entitled “Grace to You”, & currently serving as a Pastor/Teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley California, also holding the position of President of The Master’s College (and it’s Seminary), located in Santa Clarita, California.
He is the son of Dr. Jack MacArthur (also an accomplished Preacher in his time), John was a gifted athlete who attended the Bob Jones University before moving to Los Angeles Pacific College (now name Azusa Pacific University). He earned his Masters of Divinity course at Talbot Theological Seminary in La Mirada & graduated with honors in 1969.
He was the third Pastor in the Grace Community Church, a non-denominational church in the same place. John MacArthur and his wife, Patricia, have four children, eight grandchildren, and are living in Santa Clarita, California.
In 1985, he became the President of the Master’s College (used to be named and known as the Los Angeles Baptist College), an accredited four year liberal arts Christian College & a year later he founded the Master’s Seminary. His daily radio program
“Grace to You” is being broadcast not just in California or the U. S. A. but also through out many parts of the world. He is an author to many dozens of books with notable commentary series & various Bible Study Guides. He works alongside Phil Johnson who usually edits most of his written works.
MacArthur has been involved in a lot of controversial issues, the greatest one of which was when his evangelical church for the first time, got sued for malpractice charge.
A certain Kenneth Nally, a 24 year old seminary student from their school committed suicide in 1979. A year after, MacArthur & several other members of their staff appeared before the court about the legality of their Biblical counseling procedures from the modern psychological approach, notwithstanding that Nally has been under a psychological help from the outside. Several years passed with various court rules, appeals, hearings until the California Supreme Court ruled out that there was insufficient evidence to forego on the case into a full trial.