I have been in the ministry for fifty years now and I have learned that it is all too often thought by SOME that either a preacher makes too much money or he doesn’t really earn what he does make! Now, personally I am not a fan of most ‘popular’ preachers but John MacArthur is a good preacher. I don’t always agree with him on some things but that doesn’t take away from the fact he is a good speaker. As to what he gets paid from his church and other ministries is, I believe, between him, his church and the other ministries. John MacArthur and any other preacher worth their salt would know 1Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
These same men would know 2Corithians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. I will leave it at that but below is just a portion of what Julie Roys recently wrote concerning MacArthur’s salaries and an interview with MacArthur’s front man Phil Johnson.
Julie wrote that ‘Phil Johnson, director of John MacArthur’s broadcast ministry, Grace to You (GTY), argued in a recent videotaped interview with Justin Peters that MacArthur’s large salaries don’t reveal greed, but instead restraint, and his alleged nepotism is a farce. Yet when examined, the arguments Johnson presented are full of holes and raise even more red flags.’ The complete is at https://julieroys.com/johnson-defense-macarthur-more-red-flags/?mc_cid=6961317489&mc_eid=b13d34ad49
The interview with Johnson and Peters is below.