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John MacArthur

Pastor-Teacher / Grace Community Church
chancellor / The Master's University and Seminary

John MacArthur is the chancellor of The Master’s University and Seminary. He is also the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church, as well as an author, conference speaker, and featured teacher with Grace to You.

Dr. MacArthur transitioned to the role of chancellor at the end of June, 2019. As chancellor, he provides spiritual guidance and mentorship with the campus community, fosters trust with stakeholders, and engages with students through chapel and campus events.

In his time at The Master's University, Dr. MacArthur has overseen large academic expansions including the addition of master’s degree programs, an extension campus in Israel, a degree-completion program for working adults, and online degree programs available to Christians around the world.

After graduating from Talbot Theological Seminary, he became the pastor- teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, where over the course of 50+ years he has taught verse-by-verse through the entire New Testament. In 1986 he founded The Master’s Seminary, a graduate school dedicated to training men for full-time pastoral roles and missionary work.

A native of Southern California, Dr. MacArthur has published dozens of books, including a New Testament commentary series. His media ministry, Grace to You, is a nonprofit organization responsible for distributing Dr. MacArthur’s books, audio resources, and the “Grace to You” radio program to a global audience. More than 3,000 sermons are available for free on GTY’s website. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for six decades. They have four married children and 15 grandchildren.

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