Audio of John MacArthur


In 1989, in a prison cell in Perryville Prison, a cellmate gave me a cassette tape with a sermon from Dr. John MacArthur.

Over the next two years, I listen to thousands of sermons and messages (many of them numerous times) and read every book he had ever written. I grew strong in my understanding of God’s Word and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Pastor MacArthur became a ‘father-in-the-faith’ to me and a teacher during that time of my life.

I had no idea (in God’s providence) I would one day begin attending the Sheperd’s Conferences at Grace Community Church. Nor did I know, while listening to Pastor John MacArthur in prison that he would one day come to our home in Gilbert, Arizona and that I would get the opportunity to share with him in detail the impact he had (still having) on my life, family and ministry.

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In this audio recording, John MacArthur describes his first meeting with Chuck Holmes, his reaction to his testimony, and his recommendation of the Mt. Nebo Prison Ministry.


God developed a ‘partnership’ with Grace Community Church, Grace To You, and Mt. Nebo Prison Ministry.  John is a friend, hero, and still a teacher I listen to and highly value. A few years ago, I was invited to speak at Grace Community Church Staff Chapel and now have many friends on that amazing campus. When I visit Grace Church it always feels like home.

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