[John F. MacArthur Jr.], who will take over on May 12, will remain the senior pastor at Grace Community Church on Roscoe Boulevard. [John R. Dunkin] said MacArthur will work through two vice presidents at the college, Robert Provost and John Stead.
Just as MacArthur's own congregation is nondenominational, the new Master's College will seek to emphasize its appeal to a broader constituency. "But it will have the exact same theological constituency as before," said Dunkin, who will become chancellor at the 49-acre campus.
The lawsuit was brought by the parents of a young Tujunga man, Kenneth Nally, who committed suicide in 1979 after receiving spiritual counseling. The parents contend that MacArthur knew the man had suicidal tendencies but intensified his guilt and anxiety through inept counseling and by discouraging him from seeking psychiatric help.