Truth Matters Conference 2019


John MacArthur

John MacArthur

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, chancellor of The Master’s University and Seminary, and featured Bible teacher of the Grace to You media ministry. Grace to You radio, audio, video, print, and online resources reach millions worldwide each day. In five decades of ministry, John has written dozens of books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series, and Slave. He and his wife, Patricia, have four married children and fifteen grandchildren.

Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson is executive director of Grace to You, the media ministry of John MacArthur. Phil is also an elder at Grace Community Church, where he copastors the GraceLife fellowship group. Phil’s wife, Darlene, has been his partner in life and ministry since 1978. Together they raised three sons and now delight in being grandparents to seven prodigiously cute children.

Voddie Baucham

Voddie Baucham

Dr. Voddie Baucham serves as Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia. Previously he served as pastor of Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. Dr. Baucham is the author of numerous books, including Expository Apologetics: Answering Objections with the Power of the Word, The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World, and Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes.

Justin Peters

Justin Peters

An itinerant preacher, Justin is committed to the expositional preaching of God’s Word. Justin holds a master’s of divinity with Biblical languages (MDiv/BL) and a master’s of theology (ThM), both from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has preached and taught at churches, Bible conferences, and seminaries across the United States and in twenty-five countries. Justin is probably best known for his seminar “Clouds Without Water: A Biblical Critique of the Word-Faith Movement.” He and his wife, Kathy, make their home in Sandpoint, Idaho, and are members of Kootenai Community Church. He may be contacted at his website

Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams is a NASA astronaut currently assigned to the Johnson Space Center. In May 2000, he flew as a mission specialist and flight engineer on space shuttle Atlantis. Since then he has flown three long-duration missions aboard the International Space Station, served as commander of the ISS, and has logged 534 days in space during his career.

Jeff serves as a lay leader and Bible teacher in his local church, has spoken at a variety of churches and Bible conferences, and is currently completing an advanced degree at The Master’s Seminary. He and his wife, Anna-Marie, have been affiliated with Grace to You as Grace Partners for more than twenty years, and he serves on the ministry’s board of directors. Jeff and Anna-Marie live in the Houston area and have two grown sons.

Mike Riccardi

Mike Riccardi

Mike Riccardi serves as the pastor of local outreach ministries at Grace Community Church, which includes overseeing Fundamentals of the Faith classes, eight non-English Bible studies, and evangelism in nearby jails, rehab centers, and in the local neighborhood. Mike earned his BA in Italian and his EdM in foreign language from Rutgers University, and his MDiv and ThM from The Master’s Seminary, where he is pursuing his PhD while teaching in the theology department. He also has the privilege of serving alongside Phil Johnson as copastor of the GraceLife fellowship group at Grace Church. Mike and his wife, Janna, have two children.

Todd Friel

Todd FrielQ&A Emcee

Todd hosts the syndicated Wretched TV and Wretched Radio. He is the author of five books and dozens of Sunday school resources. He has one wife, three adult children, and a dog that is on his last leg.


Wednesday, October 16

8:00 a.m. Church Campus Open
10:00 a.m. General Session 1 John MacArthur
11:30 a.m. Lunch
  Wretched Interview
Todd Friel, Voddie Baucham
1:30 p.m. General Session 2 Phil Johnson
2:45 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. General Session 3 Justin Peters
4:30 p.m. Break
5:00 p.m. General Session 4 Voddie Baucham
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Just Thinking Podcast
Darrell Harrison, Virgil Walker

Thursday, October 17

9:00 a.m. General Session 5 Jeff Williams
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. General Session 6 John MacArthur
12:15 p.m. Lunch
  Wretched Interview
Todd Friel, Phil Johnson
2:15 p.m. General Session 7 Mike Riccardi
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Panel Q&A
John MacArthur, Voddie Baucham, Phil Johnson, Todd Friel (moderator)
5:00 p.m. Break
5:30 p.m. General Session 8 Phil Johnson
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Friday, October 18

10:00 a.m. General Session 9 Voddie Baucham
11:30 a.m. Lunch
  Wretched Interview
Todd Friel, John MacArthur
1:30 p.m. General Session 10 Mike Riccardi
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Panel Q&A
John MacArthur, Voddie Baucham, Phil Johnson, Justin Peters, Mike Riccardi, Todd Friel (moderator)
5:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. General Session 11 John MacArthur


Grace Community Church
13248 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352

You should plan to arrive early on Wednesday to park and to allow time to acquaint yourself with the campus. You may want to consider staying through the weekend so you can enjoy some Southern California attractions and participate in the Lord’s Day worship services at Grace Church on Sunday, October 20.


Parking Icon Three off-campus parking lots are available. Parking is not available on the church campus (except for handicapped parking). Handicapped spaces are available along the west side of the main campus.

No-Parking Icon Please be aware of parking restrictions on the streets around the church campus. For security reasons, we recommend that you park in the designated lots only.

Parking Shuttle Use the shuttle service to and from the west lot. See map for pick-up locations.

Parking Taxi There is a dedicated area for Uber, Lyft, and taxi drop-offs and pick-ups off Roscoe Blvd. in the main parking lot. Please follow the signs and pull through to the drop-off point. The vehicle will then exit through the back of the parking lot.

Grace Community Church Campus Parking Map


Courtyard Marriott

Located 21 miles from Grace Community Church,
and 2.3 miles from Grace to You.

$149.00 USD / Night

Book Online

28523 Westinghouse Place
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 257-3220

Marriott Burbank Airport

Located 7 miles from Grace Community Church,
and 26 miles from Grace to You.

2500 N. Hollywood Way,
Burbank, CA 91505
(800) 736-9712

Hilton Garden Inn Burbank

Located 9 miles from Grace Community Church,
and 28 miles from Grace to You.

401 S. San Fernando Blvd.,
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 509-7964

Hilton Glendale

Located 14 miles from Grace Community Church,
and 32 miles from Grace to You.

100 W. Glenoaks Blvd.,
Glendale, CA 91202
(818) 956-5466

Hampton Inn

Located 16 miles from Grace Community Church,
and 7 miles from Grace to You.

25259 The Old Rd.,
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
(661) 253-2400

Embassy Suites

Located 21 miles from Grace Community Church,
and 2 miles from Grace to You.

28508 Westinghouse Pl.,
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 257-3111

Hyatt Regency

Located 21 miles from Grace Community Church,
and 5 miles from Grace to You.

24500 Town Center Dr.,
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 799-1234


Los Angeles

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Located 24 miles from the conference location at Grace Community Church, and 42 miles from Grace to You.

1 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Note: Many people use the Van Nuys FlyAway shuttle to/from LAX. A one-way trip is $9.75 and buses depart to/from LAX every 15-30 minutes, 24 hours a day. The FlyAway is 5 miles from Grace Community Church.

Van Nuys FlyAway (LAX shuttle location)

7610 Woodley Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91406


Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR)

Located 6 miles from the conference location at Grace Community Church, and 26 miles from Grace to You.

2627 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

Long Beach

Long Beach Airport (LGB)

Located 42 miles from the conference location at Grace Community Church, and 62 miles from Grace to You.

4100 Donald Douglas Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90808

Santa Ana

John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Located 55 miles from the conference location at Grace Community Church, and 76 miles from Grace to You.

18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707


Ontario Airport (ORT)

Located 57 miles from the conference location at Grace Community Church, and 75 miles from Grace to You.

2500 E. Airport Dr.
Ontario, CA 91761

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with my registration?

Registering for Truth Matters allows you to attend all sessions during the three-day conference located on the campus of Grace Community Church. You will also have access to the Grace Church bookstore. Complimentary morning and afternoon refreshments will be available, as well as complimentary lunch each day on campus. A variety of popular, upscale food trucks will be available in the evenings for attendees to purchase dinner.

Will I be able to visit Grace to You during the conference?

The Grace to You office is located about twenty miles north of the Grace Community Church campus. Our office will be closed October 16-18 so our staff can serve and participate in the conference. But because we know that some conference attendees would like to visit Grace to You, we will be offering tours of our facility on Tuesday, October 15.

If you would like more information, when it becomes available, about scheduling a tour, check the designated box on the conference registration page.

What is your cancelation/refund policy?

If you decide to not attend the conference, please cancel your registration to open a spot for someone else. Your registration payment will be refunded, less $50 to cover administrative costs. We will consider a full refund if the cancelation is due to medical emergency—to contact us in that event, please email us at

Can I transfer my registration?

If you find you are unable to attend the conference and would like to transfer your registration to someone else, please contact our customer service staff at 800-55-GRACE (800-554-7223), Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m. – 3:50 p.m., Pacific).

Is childcare provided for the conference?

The conference is designed for people sixteen and older. Childcare will be available only during the Sunday worship services, not during the weekday conference sessions.

What is the weather like in Southern California in October?

October is a transitional weather month for this region. Highs can range from 60 degrees to 80 degrees, with typically cool mornings and evenings.

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