J. Vernon McGee

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J Vernon McGee
BornJohn Vernon McGee
June 17, 1904
Hillsboro, Texas
DiedDecember 1, 1988 (aged 84)
Resting placeMountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum Altadena, California
Education

B.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary;

Th.M. and Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary
Occupation

Minister; Bible Teacher

Founder and teacher of the "Thru the Bible Radio Network" program.
ReligionChristian
Spouse(s)Ruth
ChildrenOne daughter, Lynda; first child stillborn
Website
Thru the Bible
 
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J Vernon McGee
BornJohn Vernon McGee
June 17, 1904
Hillsboro, Texas
DiedDecember 1, 1988 (aged 84)
Resting placeMountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum Altadena, California
Education

B.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary;

Th.M. and Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary
Occupation

Minister; Bible Teacher

Founder and teacher of the "Thru the Bible Radio Network" program.
ReligionChristian
Spouse(s)Ruth
ChildrenOne daughter, Lynda; first child stillborn
Website
Thru the Bible

John Vernon McGee, Th.D., LL.D, (June 17, 1904 – December 1, 1988) was an ordained Presbyterian minister (PCUS) who later pastored an interdenominational church, a Bible teacher, theologian, and was also a radio minister.

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Biography

Early Years and Education

He was born in Hillsboro, Texas. He graduated with his B.D. from Columbia Theological Seminary and his Th.M. and Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas. He served Presbyterian churches in Decatur, Georgia; Nashville, Tennessee; and Cleburne, Texas before he moved with his wife to Pasadena, California, where he accepted a position at the Lincoln Avenue Presbyterian Church.

He moved from Pasadena to Los Angeles and became the pastor of the Church of the Open Door in 1949, where he continued as pastor until 1970. McGee also served as chairman of the Bible department at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (a.k.a. Biola University) and as a visiting lecturer at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Thru The Bible

In 1967, he began broadcasting the Thru the Bible Radio Network program. In a systematic study of each book of the Bible, Dr. McGee took his listeners from Genesis to Revelation in a two and one-half year "Bible bus trip," as he called it. After retiring from the pastorate in January, 1970, and realizing that two and a half years was not enough time to teach the Bible, McGee completed another study of the entire Bible in a five-year period. Thru the Bible is broadcast on Trans World Radio in the UK and throughout the world every weekday.

Death

Dr. McGee continued many speaking engagements after he retired, refusing to be slowed by a bout of cancer from which he fully recovered. However, a heart problem surgically corrected in 1965 resurfaced, and he died in his sleep in 1988. After his death, the five-year program of Thru the Bible continues to air on over 400 radio stations in North America, is heard in more than 100 languages and is broadcast worldwide via radio, shortwave, and the Internet.

Education and Areas of Service

Table 1: Education
DegreeYearInstitution
Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)1930Southwestern (Memphis, TN)
Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div.)1933Columbia Theological Seminary
Master of Theology (Th.M.)1937Dallas Theological Seminary
Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)1940Dallas Theological Seminary
Table 2: Pastorates
YearsCongregationLocationDenomination
19??-19????Decatur, GeorgiaPresbyterian
19??-19??Second Presbyterian ChurchNashville, TennesseePresbyterian
May 3, 1936-October 3, 1940First Presbyterian ChurchCleburne, TexasPresbyterian
1940-1948Lincoln Avenue Presbyterian ChurchPasadena, CaliforniaPresbyterian
1949-1970Church of the Open DoorLos Angeles, CaliforniaInterdenominational
Table 3: Radio Ministries
YearsProgramLocation
1941-19??The Open Bible HourPasadena, California
19??-1967High Noon Bible ClassPasadena, California
1967–PresentThru the BiblePasadena, California

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References

Notes
Bibliography

Delgado, Berta (2004). "A voice from the heavens". The Dallas Morning News. http://religionblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2007/10/post-58.html. Retrieved 2008-08-07.

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