Leadership GraceLife

Phil Johnson

Pastor, Elder

Phil is the executive director of Grace to You. He has been closely associated with John MacArthur since 1981 and edits most of Pastor MacArthur’s major books. Phil also founded several popular websites, including The Spurgeon Archive, The Hall of Church History, and the Pyromaniacs blog. He is an ordained elder and pastor at Grace Community Church. Phil and his wife, Darlene, have three adult children and seven grandchildren.

Mike Riccardi

Pastor, Elder

Mike Riccardi serves as the Pastor of Local Outreach Ministries at Grace Community Church, which includes overseeing Fundamentals of the Faith classes, eight foreign language outreach Bible studies, and evangelism in nearby jails, rehab centers, and in the local neighborhood. Mike earned his BA in Italian and his MEd in Foreign Language from Rutgers University, and his MDiv, ThM, and PhD from The Master’s Seminary, where he also serves as Assistant Professor of Theology. He has the privilege of serving alongside Phil Johnson as co-pastor of the GraceLife fellowship group at Grace Church. Mike and his wife, Janna, have two sons and one daughter.

Dave Amandus


Dave graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in chemistry and an M.S. in electronic engineering. He retired from the biomedical field in 2008. Dave and his wife, Jan, started attending Grace Church in 1972 and were married here in 1973. Since 1983, Dave has been serving in the Fundamentals of the Faith (FOF) ministry, teaching, training teachers, and developing ministry materials. He also serves on the Grace Advance board, where he is involved with church planting and strengthening, coming alongside pastors, and providing off-site leadership until local elders can be established. Dave has been an elder at Grace Church since 1996.