Max Lucado

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Max Lucado
Born (1955-01-11) January 11, 1955 (age 59)
San Angelo, Texas
Occupation Writer, Preacher, Speaker
Alma mater Abilene Christian University
Period 1985–present
Genre Inspirational Christian Living, Childrens
Notable awards Gold Medallion Book Award
Spouse Denalyn Lucado
Children Jenna Lucado
Andrea Lucado
Sara Lucado
Website
www.maxlucado.com

Max Lucado (born January 11, 1955) is a best-selling Christian author and writer and preacher at Oak Hills Church (formerly the Oak Hills Church of Christ) in San Antonio, Texas.

Life[edit]

Lucado was born on January 11, 1955 in San Angelo, Texas, the youngest of four children to Jack and Thelma Lucado. He grew up in Andrews, Texas. His father was an oil field worker, while his mother served as a nurse.

Lucado attended Abilene Christian University where he received an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication. During his time at the university, he was a proud member of The Fraternity of Galaxy. Initially he wished to become a lawyer, but has said that a required Bible course at the university and a mission trip made him change his mind, deciding instead to become a missionary. However, this required that Lucado get a graduate degree in Bible and have at least two years experience ministering to a church.[1] Lucado graduated from Abilene Christian University with a master's degree in Bible and Biblical Studies.

After graduation, Lucado become an associate minister at Central Church of Christ in Miami, Florida. His responsibilities initially included overseeing a singles' group and writing a column for the church's newsletter. After two years in Miami, the now newlywed Lucado and his wife, Denalyn, moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to become full-time missionaries. In 1987, Lucado's father died from Lou Gehrig's disease. After five years in Brazil, he brought his family back to the United States to be closer to his mother. In 1988, he was hired as a minister to the Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio, Texas (known simply as Oak Hills Church since 2003).[2]

After serving as the senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX for 20 years, Lucado announced in early 2007 that he was stepping down due to health concerns related to atrial fibrillation.[2] Lucado has since resumed the more limited ministry role of writing and preaching at Oak Hills with co-pastor Randy Frazee, formerly of Willow Creek Community Church of South Barrington, Illinois. The Lucados have three daughters, Jenna, Andrea, and Sara.[3]

Accomplishments[edit]

Lucado has written almost 100 books with 80 million copies in print, including three recipients of the Charles "Kip" Jordon Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year (Just Like Jesus, In the Grip of Grace, and When God Whispers Your Name),[4] and has also appeared regularly on several bestseller lists including the New York Times Best Seller List.[5]

Lucado was named "America's Pastor" by Christianity Today magazine and in 2005 was named by Reader's Digest as "The Best Preacher in America."[6] He has also been featured on The Fox News Channel, NBC Nightly News, Larry King Live, LLBN, and USA Today. He has been featured speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast.

Education[edit]

Books[edit]

Other Publications[edit]

Movies

Music

Mobile Apps

Notes[edit]

Media Company to Release Companion CD & DVD to New Lucado Book

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Max Lucado, accessed 2014-03-03.
  2. ^ a b Lucado stepping down for health reasons, Christian Chronicle, May 2007, accessed 2014-03-03.
  3. ^ Lucado, Max (1999). The Gift For all People. Multnomah Publishers. ISBN 1-57673-464-1. 
  4. ^ Christian Book of the Year Past Winners
  5. ^ CBD Profile - Max Lucado "Lucado set a record by concurrently placing seven different Word titles on the CBA hardcover bestseller list in March and April 1997. In 1994, Lucado became the only author to have 11 of his 12 books in print simultaneously appear on paperback, hardcover and children’s CBA bestseller lists. A Max Lucado title has appeared on the CBA hardcover bestseller list every month for the last seven years."
  6. ^ Tiffany Taylor "'Reader's Digest' honors alumnus: Max Lucado named Best Preacher in America in magazine," The Optimist (Abilene Christian University), April 29, 2005
  7. ^ Kilmer, Wendy. "ACU to honor Max Lucado with top alumni award". acu.edu. Abilene Christian University. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  8. ^ 1990 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Inspirational
  9. ^ 1992 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Inspirational
  10. ^ 1993 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Preschool Children
  11. ^ 1994 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Gift Book/Poetry
  12. ^ 1995 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Gift Book/Poetry
  13. ^ 1997 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Inspirational
  14. ^ "Christmas Child: A Story of Coming Home". B&N.com Review. 
  15. ^ 2000 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Elementary Children
  16. ^ 2001 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Inspirational
  17. ^ 2002 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Christian Living
  18. ^ 2004 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Inspirational
  19. ^ 2004 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Bible Study
  20. ^ Christian Book.com
  21. ^ 2005 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners - Inspirational
  22. ^ Christian Book.com
  23. ^ Christian Book.com
  24. ^ Idol Chatter, 13 Feb 2007
  25. ^ IMDb
  26. ^ NY Times Movies section
  27. ^ AZPlace.com
  28. ^ Christian Book.com

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