John Piper Bio, Age, Wife, Family, Children, Net Worth, Books

John Piper
John Piper

John Piper Biography

John Piper is a reformed Baptist theologian, author, preacher, and founder of This was after his book Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist. He is also the founder of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

John was born and partially raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Bill and Ruth Piper. Soon after, Piper’s family relocated to Greenville, South Carolina where he spent the rest of his childhood. He later graduated from Wade Hampton High School.

Between 1964 and 1968, Piper attended Wheaton College where he majored in literature and minored in philosophy. After college, he studied and received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He further pursued several courses; studying the writings of Jonathan Edwards.

From 1971-1974, he did some doctoral work in New Testament Studies in Munich, West Germany. His dissertation, Love Your Enemies, was later published by Cambridge University Press and Baker Book House. Upon his doctorate completion, John taught Biblical studies at Bethel University and Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota for six good years.

In 1980, Piper became a preacher, and pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ever since John has been working there as the lead pastor. He later became famous when his book Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist was published.


Later in 1994, Piper established his Desiring God Ministries. As of today, this ministry puts all of Piper’s sermons and articles online, running from the last three decades. It also offers books, CDs, and DVDs.

On January 11, 2006, John was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He had surgery on February 14, 2006. From May 1, 2010, Piper took an eight-month leave from his ministry. In June 2011, John announced that he would be stepping down the role of a pastor. On May 20, 2012, Jason Meyer was voted to take up the position of Pastor for Preaching& Vision, replacing John Piper.

John Piper Age

How old is John Piper? John is 77 years old as of 2023. He was born on January 11, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the United States of America. In addition, Piper celebrates his birthday every 11th day of January.

John Piper Wife

Piper has been married to her wife, Noël Piper since 1968. The duo ministered at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for over 30 years

John Piper Children

Piper and Noel are blessed with five children; Talitha Piper, Barnabas Piper, Abraham Piper, Benjamin Piper, and Karsten Piper.

John Piper Family | Parents

Piper was born to his parents; Bill Piper, father, and Ruth Piper, mother.

John Piper Net Worth

Piper has an estimated net worth of $20 million. His income is mainly from his career as an author.

John Piper Books

  • The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent (August 31, 2014)
  • A Godward Life: Seeing the Supremacy of God in All of Life (October 6, 2015)
  • Think It Not Strange: Navigating Trials in the New America(January 1, 2016)
  • Lessons from a Hospital Bed (February 12, 2016)
  • Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy: Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week (March 1, 2016)
  • Living in the Light: Money, Sex and Power (March 15, 2016)
  • A Peculiar Glory: How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness (March 31, 2016)
  • A Camaraderie of Confidence: The Fruit of Unfailing Faith in the Lives of Charles Spurgeon, George Müller, and Hudson Taylor (April 30, 2016)
  • 50 Crucial Questions: An Overview of Central Concerns about Manhood and Womanhood (April 30, 2016)
  • Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission (August 31, 2016).
  • Happily Ever After: Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage (January 25, 2017).
  • The Collected Works of John Piper (13 volume set plus Index) (March 31, 2017).
  • Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture (April, 2017).
  • The Satisfied Soul: Showing the Supremacy of God in All of Life (September 5, 2017).
  • Shaped by God: Thinking and Feeling in Tune with the Psalms (November 17, 2017).
  • Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship (April 2018).
  • Coronavirus and Christ (April 2020).

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