John Ortberg Wiki, Biography, Family & Relationship, Networth, Read John Ortberg Books and Quotes

By | April 5, 2021

John Ortberg, Jr. is an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and famous writer. He is the former senior pastor of Menio church in California. John’s teaching centers around how faith in Christ can impact our everyday lives with God. He has written books on spiritual formation including, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, Who is This Man? The Me I Want To Be, Soul Keeping, All The Places To Go, and most recently I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches.
His some books like “The Life You’ve Always Wanted”, has sold more than 500,000 copies as of 2008 and On August 13, 2012, John Ortberg’s book “Who Is This Man?” debuted at #3 on the New Release chart at
John Ortberg was born on 5 May 1957 in Rockford, Illinois, and raised at the same place. John has completed his graduation from Wheaton College with a degree in psychology, he also holds a Master of Divinity and doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary and has done post-graduate work at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Before joining Menlo Church, John served as teaching pastor at Chicago’s Willow Creek Community Church. John is a member of the Board of Trustees at Fuller Seminary and is on the board for the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation. He has served on the board of Christianity Today International. Now that their children are grown, John and his wife Nancy enjoy surfing the Pacific to help care for their souls

NameJohn Ortberg
ProfessionReligious Leader, Author, psychologist  
Age61 Year
Birth  Date5 May 1957
Birth SignTaurus
CountryUnited States of America
 Wife Nancy Ortberg  
John Ortberg: Jesus loved outsiders. So why is the Church known for being  judgmental?

John Ortberg Background

Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, Sir John Ortberg earned a degree in his M.Div. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary from Wheaton College. Afterward, he moves to the University of Aberdeen, Scotland in Between 1985 and 1990 where he served as a senior pastor at Simi Valley Community Church.

From 1990 to 1994 he served at Horizons Community Church in Claremont, California. After that he relocated from California to Illinois to serve as a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois till 2003. John then assumed his current role at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, a Multi-campus church in Northern California.

John Ortberg has published several books which includes the 2008 ECPA Christian Book Award winner When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box. Other books include; the 2002 Christianity Today Book Award winner If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat.

Other publications include; The Life You’ve Always Wanted, which has sold more than 500,000 copies as of 2008. On August 13, 2012, John Ortberg’s book Who Is This Man, ranked at number three on the New Release Chart at

The God of the Open Door — New Beginnings Community Church

On January 21, 2020, his current church, Menlo Church issued a statement indicating that Ortberg was placed on leave. This was following the revelation that he allowed a church volunteer, to be precise his son John Ortberg III to work and travel with children. What made it odd is the volunteer’s confession of a lifelong sexual attraction to children.

On January 24, 2020, he returned from leave apologizing for his failure, not doing the right thing. He later made a return to the pulpit on March 7, 2020. On July 29, 2020, Menlo Church yet again announced that Ortberg had resigned his position effective August 2, 2020. This is basically from the guilt that he allowed his son John Orberg III to volunteer with children at Menlo church even after the confession of his attraction to the minors.

John Ortberg Birthday

John Ortberg was born on 5 May in 1957 in Rockford, Illinois, US, He is 64 year old as ofd May 2021.

John Ortberg Childrens

Ortberg is father to three children with his wife Nancy Ortberg: Laura, Daniel, and John III. Laura is a writer for The New York Times, New York Magazine, and BuzzFeed. Daniel M. Lavery is the founder, writer and editor of the popular feminist humor blog The Toast and the current author of the “Dear Prudence” advice column for the Slate online magazine.

John Ortberg Net Worth

John Ortberg estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Expenses, Luxuary Lifestyle & Much more are been updated below

According to Wikipedia, Forbes & Various Online resource, John Ortberg’s estimated net worth Under Review. You may check the previous year’s net worth, salary & much more from below.

Estimated Net Worth in 2021 $ 1-5 Million
Previous Year Net Worth (2020) $ 1-3 Million
Annual Salary Unkown
Income Source Primary Income Source – Religious Leader

Work Published as Author

  • Grace: An Invitation to a Way of Life (with Laurie Pederson and Judson Poling). Zondervan, 2000
  • If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat. Zondervan, 2001
  • Love Beyond Reason. Zondervan, 2001 ISBN
  • The Life You’ve Always Wanted. Zondervan, 2002
  • Everybody’s Normal Till You Get To Know Them. Zondervan, 2003
  • Living the God Life: Finding God’s Extraordinary Love in Your Ordinary Life. Inspirio, 2004,
  • God Is Closer Than You Think: If God is Always with Us, why is He So Hard to Find? Zondervan, 2005
  • Now What?: God’s Guide to Life for Graduates. Zondervan, 2005
  • When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box. Zondervan, 2007
  • Know Doubt. Zondervan, 2008
  • The Me I Want To Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You. Zondervan, 2010
  • Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus. Zondervan, 2012
  • Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You. Zondervan, 2014
  • Wrote the foreword for William Vanderbloemen (2014). Next: Pastoral Succession That Works. Baker.

John Ortberg Speaking

Ortberg has been a featured speaker at many events, including

  • Promise Keepers 2006 Conferences
  • Westmont College (2007 commencement speaker)
  • 2008 Global Leadership Summit
  • 2012 Global Leadership Summit

John Ortberg Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  • For most of us, the great danger is not that we will renounce our faith. It is that we will become so distracted and rushed and preoccupied that we will settle for a mediocre version of it. We will just skim our lives instead of actually living them. – John Ortberg
  • Art is built on the deepest themes of human meaning: good and evil, beauty and ugliness, life and death, love and hate. No other story has incarnated those themes more than the story of Jesus. – John Ortberg
  • God has entrusted us with his most precious treasure – people. He asks us to shepherd and mold them into strong disciples, with brave faith and good character. – John Ortberg
  • A bad sermon is like a car wreck – everyone slows down to see what happened. – John Ortberg
  • Sloth is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done – like the kamikaze pilot who flew seventeen missions. – John Ortberg
  • Prudence is what makes someone a great commodities trader – the capacity to face reality squarely in the eye without allowing emotion or ego to get in the way. It’s what is needed by every quarterback or battlefield general. – John Ortberg
  • Churches need to figure out how they will address the spiritual lives of their staffs and leadership teams. – John Ortberg
  • I wrote ‘Soul Keeping’ because we are taught more about how to care for our cars than how to steward our souls. But you cannot have an impactful life with an impoverished soul. – John Ortberg
  • The most important criterion is this: hire someone whose character and humility and attitude you would like to have reproduced in your church and in yourself. – John Ortberg
  • When I teach the formal curriculum, I have the chance to think about it ahead of time. I can rehearse it. I can illustrate it with self-deprecating humor and humble-sounding personal disclosure. I can try to make it comes out just right. – John Ortberg
  • I have given up the idea that there is an opposition-free church out there. But I have gained something else – an appreciation for the gift of opposition. When it comes, I learn something about my motives. When it comes, I get to test my courage. – John Ortberg
  • Being deeply contented with God in my everyday life is a focused attitude. It is always available. It means practicing letting go of my obsession with how I’m doing. It means training myself to learn to actually be present with people, and seeking to love them. – John Ortberg
  • When preaching is done right, it can change lives. When it’s done badly, my failure goes beyond the merely human. – John Ortberg

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