Phil is the executive director of Grace to You. He has been closely associated with John MacArthur since 1981 and edits most of Pastor MacArthur’s major books. Phil also founded several popular websites, including The Spurgeon Archive, The Hall of Church History, and the Pyromaniacs blog. He is an ordained elder and pastor at Grace Community Church. Phil and his wife, Darlene, have three adult children and seven grandchildren.
I came across Phil Johnson when he appeared on Wretched Radio with Todd Friel. I looked him up and started listening to his series entitled "The Bad Boys of the Bible". In fact, they were so good, I listened to them multiple times before I found his broadcast The Grace Life Pulpit.
I had always wondered who would take over for John MacArthur, whenever the time should come. My opinion matters not, but my sincere hope is that it would be Phil Johnson.
Grace to You began in 1969 which was the same year as the Apollo mission took us to the moon and back. John MacArthur became the Senior Pastor at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, and recordings of his preaching were made to share with members who were unable to attend. A radio station began to play the tapes over the air, and the ministry of Grace to You was like that of an Apollo rocket ship, sitting on the launch pad, ready to blast off.