John Piper Biography

John Piper (John Stephen Piper), the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, is committed to sharing the life and teachings of Jesus Christ through his sermons, radio broadcasts, and online content. He has written over 50 books and currently gives seminars on God’s supremacy all over the world. Aside from his religious duties, he writes poetry on a regular basis to commemorate unique family occasions and annually creates story-poems for Advent churchgoers.

How old is John Piper? – Age

He was born on 11 January 1946 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. He is 76 years as of 2022.

Where did John Piper go to school? – Education

He studied and graduated from Wade Hampton High School in Greenville, South Carolina, with his family.
From 1964 to 1968, he studied Romantic Literature at Wheaton College, where he majored in literature and philosophy.

He got involved in a Pre-med program in college, but went on to get a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. He subsequently went on to get his doctorate in New Testament Studies at the University of Munich in Germany.
From 1974 until 1980, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel University and Seminary after completing his Ph.D. degree.

John Piper Wife – Family

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, he was the son of Bill and Ruth Piper. His father was a traveling evangelist and church planter, therefore he was largely reared by his mother.

Piper Wife and Children

In 1968, he married Noel Henry, a fellow Wheaton, and they have four boys, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.
Piper enjoys reading literature in his leisure time and also enjoys writing poems for special occasions or occasions in his family.

John Piper The senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church
John Piper The senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church

On January 11, 2006, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and on February 14, 2006, he had surgery.

What is Piper Salary?

His earnings are unknown.

Piper Net Worth

His net worth is predicted to be $20 million.

John Piper Career

He became the pastor of Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1980, and in 1986, he published ‘Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist.’ He expanded his theological boundaries by writing a number of other publications about ‘Christian Hedonism.’ In 1994, he launched ‘Desiring God Ministries,’ which distributed all of Piper’s theological talks, sermons, and information in the form of CDs, DVDs, and even over the internet.
Piper claimed that a tiny tornado that struck at a seminar in August 2009 was a sign from God. He published a blog post about it, linking the tornado to a contentious LGBT blog. Although he was initially chastised for his remark, it was eventually praised by readers as a “brave” statement.
From May 1, 2010, to January 9, 2011, he took a hiatus from ministry. He focused on writing a number of novels during this time, as well as traveling throughout the world.
Jason Meyer was elected as the pastor on 20 May 2012, succeeding John Piper. He offered his farewell homily as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church on 31 March 2013, before retiring permanently.
During this sermon, he revealed that he and his family would be leaving the church for a year so that the new pastor could focus on his work without being distracted.
‘Counted Righteous in Christ,’ ‘Think About These Things,’ ‘The Hidden Smile of God,’ and ‘The Misery of Job and the Mercy of God,’ are some of his most recent writings.

Major Projects

In 1994, he launched ‘Desiring God Ministries,’ which sells or gives away all of his sermons, books, and essays online and offline. For fellow ‘Christian Hedonists,’ his sermons are also available on DVD and CD. Because he considers ministry to be the “primary effort of his life,” this is considered one of his key works. He has impacted the lives of approximately 2 billion individuals around the world as a result of this foundation.
During his lifetime, he wrote a number of books, but one in particular, ‘Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist,’ was a best-seller and won the ECPA Christian Book Award.’
The Passion of Jesus Christ, published in 2004, was not only the winner of the ECPA Christian Book Award, but it was also his greatest opus, as it explained the magnificent truths of the gospel with theological evidence, which was unusual at the time.


  • Love Your Enemies: Jesus’ Love Command in the Synoptic Gospels and the Early Christian Paraenesis (Cambridge University Press, 1980; Baker, 1991).
  • The Justification of God: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1–23 (Baker, 1983; 2nd ed, 1993).
  • Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (Multnomah, 1986; 2nd ed, 1996; 3rd ed, 2003; 4th ed [25th Anniversary], 2011).
  • The Supremacy of God in Preaching (Baker, 1990, 2nd ed, 2003).
  • The Pleasures of God (Multnomah, 1991; Expanded edition, 2000).
  • Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Co-editor) (Crossway, 1991).
  • Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions (Baker, 1993, 2nd Edition 2003).
  • Future Grace: The Purifying Power of Living By Faith In Future Grace (Multnomah, 1995).
  • A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer (Crossway, 1997).
  • A Godward Life: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life (Multnomah, 1997).
  • God’s Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards (Crossway, 1998).
  • The Innkeeper (Crossway, 1998).
  • A Godward Life, Book Two: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life (Multnomah, 1999).
  • The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God’s Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin (Crossway, 2000).
  • The Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd (Crossway, 2001).
  • Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ (Crossway, 2001, 2nd edition, 2004).
  • The Dangerous Duty of Delight: Daring to Make God the Object of Your Desire (Multnomah, 2001).
  • What’s the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible (Crossway, 2001, reprint 2008).
  • The Misery of Job and the Mercy of God (Crossway, 2002).
  • Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry (Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2002).
  • The Roots of Endurance: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce (Crossway, 2002).
  • Counted Righteous in Christ: Should We Abandon the Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness? (Crossway, 2002).
  • Beyond the Bounds (co-editor) (Crossway, 2003).
  • Don’t Waste Your Life (Crossway, 2003).
  • Pierced By the Word: Thirty-One Meditations for Your Soul (Multnomah, 2003).
  • The Prodigal’s Sister (Crossway, 2003).
  • The Passion of Jesus Christ (Crossway, 2004). Also released under title 50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die
  • When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy (Crossway, 2004).
  • Life As a Vapor (Multnomah, 2004).
  • A God Entranced Vision of All Things (Co-editor; Crossway, 2004).
  • Sex and the Supremacy of Christ (w/ Justin Taylor, Crossway, 2005).
  • Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life (Multnomah, 2005).
  • God is the Gospel: Meditations on God’s Love as the Gift of Himself (Crossway, 2005).
  • Contending for Our All: Defending Truth and Treasuring Christ in the Lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen (Crossway, 2006).
  • Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die (Crossway, 2006).
  • Suffering and the Sovereignty of God (Crossway, 2006).
  • What Jesus Demands from the World (Crossway, 2006).
  • When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God—and Joy (Crossway, 2007)
  • Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce (Crossway, 2007).
  • The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World (co-editor w/ Justin Taylor, Crossway, 2007)
  • Battling Unbelief: Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure (Multnomah, 2007)
  • The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright (Crossway 2007).
  • Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ (Crossway, 2008).
  • John Calvin and His Passion for the Majesty of God (Crossway, 2008).
  • The Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd (Crossway, 2008).
  • Finally Alive – Christian Focus, (March 20, 2009).
  • This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence (Crossway, 2009)
  • Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ: The Cost of Bringing the Gospel to the Nations in the Lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton (Crossway, 2009).
  • A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God (Crossway 2010).
  • Jesus: The Only Way to God: Must You Hear the Gospel to be Saved? (Baker, 2010).
  • The Gadarene (Desiring God, 2010)
  • Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God Crossway, (March 31, 2011).
  • The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor – Crossway, (March 31, 2011).
  • A Holy Ambition: To Preach Where Christ Has Not Been Named – Desiring God, (July 1, 2011)
  • Thinking. Loving. Doing.: A Call to Glorify God with Heart and Mind (co-editor w/ David Mathis; Crossway, (September 8, 2011)
  • Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian – Crossway, (September 8, 2011).
  • The Innkeeper – Crossway; Reprint edition (September 14, 2011)
  • Adoniram Judson – (Desiring God, 2012).
  • The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent – Crossway (August 31, 2014)
  • A Godward Life: Seeing the Supremacy of God in All of Life – Multnomah; Revised edition (October 6, 2015)
  • Think It Not Strange: Navigating Trials in the New America (co-editor w/ 9 authors; Desiring God, 1 edition * (January 1, 2016)
  • Lessons from a Hospital Bed – Crossway, (February 12, 2016)
  • Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy: Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week – CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 1, 2016)
  • Living in the Light: Money, Sex and Power – The Good Book Company, (March 15, 2016)
  • A Peculiar Glory: How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness – Crossway, (March 31, 2016)
  • A Camaraderie of Confidence: The Fruit of Unfailing Faith in the Lives of Charles Spurgeon, George Müller, and Hudson Taylor – Crossway (April 30, 2016)
  • 50 Crucial Questions: An Overview of Central Concerns about Manhood and Womanhood (co-editor w/ Wayne Grudem, Crossway (April 30, 2016)
  • Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission – Crossway; (August 31, 2016).
  • Happily Ever After: Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage – Desiring God; 1 edition * (January 25, 2017).
  • The Collected Works of John Piper (13 volume set plus Index) – Hardcover: 8464 pages * Publisher: Crossway (March 31, 2017).
  • Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture – Crossway, (April 2017).
  • The Satisfied Soul: Showing the Supremacy of God in All of Life – Multnomah, (September 5, 2017).
  • Shaped by God: Thinking and Feeling in Tune with the Psalms – Desiring God, (November 17, 2017).
  • Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship – Crossway, (April 2018).
  • Coronavirus and Christ – Crossway, (April, 2020).
  • Providence – Crossway, (January, 2021).

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