John Ortberg, Jr.

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John Carl Ortberg, Jr.

Current Location:: Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California, United States
Birthplace: Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, United States
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Son of Private and Private
Husband of Private
Father of Daniel Mallory Ortberg; Private and Private

Occupation: Theologian, Author, Minister
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About John Ortberg, Jr.

John Ortberg, Jr. (born May 5, 1957) is an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and senior pastor of Menlo Church in Menlo Park, California, an ECO Presbyterian church with more than 4,000 members. Ortberg has published many books including the 2008 ECPA Christian Book Award winner When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, and the 2002 Christianity Today Book Award winner If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat. Another of his publications, The Life You've Always Wanted, has sold more than 500,000 copies as of 2008. On August 13, 2012, John Ortberg's book Who Is This Man? debuted at #3 on the New Release chart at


  • Spouse: Nancy Ortberg
  • Children: Laura Ortberg, Daniel Mallory Ortberg, John Ortberg


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John Ortberg, Jr.'s Timeline

May 5, 1957
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, United States
November 28, 1986
Illinois, United States