Dr. John MacArthur
Dr. John MacArthur became President of The Master’s University in 1985 and was the longest-serving president of the college.
Dr. MacArthur transitioned to the role of Chancellor Emeritus at the end of June, 2019. As Chancellor Emeritus, Dr. MacArthur 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 Master’s, Dr. MacArthur has overseen large academic expansions including the addition of two master’s degree programs, an extension campus (IBEX) in Israel, a degree-completion program for working adults, and an online degree program 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 John’s books, audio resources and the “Grace to You” radio program to a global audience. More than 3,000 of John’s sermons are available for free on GTY’s website.
He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 55 years, has four married children and 15 grandchildren.
“The Master’s University is rooted in an unwavering devotion to Jesus Christ and the inerrant word of God. Our world-class faculty and dedicated administration prepare each student’s heart and mind for a life of eternal influence.” — Dr. John MacArthur, Chancellor Emeritus