After John MacArthur Misses Day 1 of Shepherds Conference, Attendees Pray He Makes an Appearance

(Protestia) Thousands of attendees descending on John MacArthur’s annual Shepherds Conference, March 8-10, were disappointed to discover that the beloved pastor would not be preaching his scheduled sermon that day, and that he may not make an appearance altogether. Grace Community Church elder Tom Patton announced that not only was MacArthur, 83, still recovering from heart surgery months ago, but that he had also broken his wrist days before and was not well enough to attend.

Despite this dispiriting news, many have hope that he may join in the Q&A today or preach one of the final closing sermons, with Steve Lawson noting:

I have been coming to Shepherds conference since 1983. That’s 40 years ago. We met over in the chapel, which was only half-full. And over the years, these last 40 years, there’s been one constant voice in my spiritual life. And that voice is John MacArthur…. View article →



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