Kay Lee Arthur was born November 11, 1933, in Michigan and is an American Christian author, Bible teacher, and co-founder of Precept Ministries International. She has won the ECPA Christian Book Award four times. Arthur graduated from nursing school in 1955 when she was 21 years old and married her first husband but was divorced in 1961. She became newly committed to Christianity in 1963.
Arthur moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee to attend Tennessee Temple University, where she earned a Nursing diploma. There, she met Jack Arthur who had graduated from TTU with a Graduate in Theology in 1956. The couple married in 1965 and served as missionaries in Mexico. After returning to Chattanooga, Arthur began teaching teenagers about the Bible in the couple’s living room while Jack took over as manager of a local Christian radio station.
Arthur has hosted a daily radio, television, and online Bible study teaching program called Precepts for Life. She won the Gold Medallion Book Awards for her books A Marriage Without Regrets, The New Inductive Study Bible, His Imprint My Expression, and Lord, I Need Grace to Make It Today. Kay has three sons, two from her first marriage, one from her second, and nine grandchildren. Arthur’s husband, Jack, died from Alzheimer’s disease in Chattanooga, on January 9, 2017, at age 90.
“Sin will take you farther than you ever expected to go; it will keep you longer than you ever intended to stay, and it will cost you more than you ever expected to pay.”
“What is courage? It is the ability to be strong in trust, in conviction, in obedience. To be courageous is to step out in faith – to trust and obey, no matter what.”
“The problem is that so often we forget that we are in warfare and that Satan’s target is our mind.”
“Faith is not faith until it is tested!”
“Christianity isn’t a religion, it’s a relationship. And as we all know, a relationship requires a high commitment to communication.”