Kay Arthur | Cofounder | Precept

Kay Arthur


Kay Arthur’s exciting, practical approach to studying the Bible has helped millions of people discover the truth of God’s Word for themselves over the past five decades.

Kay came to faith on the morning of July 16, 1963 and quickly developed an unquenchable thirst for the Word of God and relationship with Him. Kay met her husband, Jack, shortly after coming to faith, and the two married in 1965. After several years of international ministry, health issues forced the Arthurs back to Tennessee and opened the door for the living room Bible study ministry that became Precept. In 1970, the Arthurs purchased a 32-acre farm in the Tennessee Valley and officially launched the Reach Out Ranch.

Through television, radio, writing, and speaking, God has used Kay to reach millions of households with His truth. An author of more than 100 books and Bible study workbooks, Kay continues to collaborate with the Precept team on Bible study resources. Kay and Jack served as co-CEOs of Precept until 2012 when their son David assumed the position.

Kay taught and hosted Precepts for Life™, reaching more than 75 million households each day through radio and television in more than 30 countries for more than 20 years. Precepts for Life is available online today at PreceptsforLife.com.

  • Recipient of the prestigious NRB Hall of Fame Award at the 2011 National Religious Broadcasters Convention and Exposition.
  • Recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tennessee Temple University for outstanding biblical knowledge.
  • Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Christian Women in Media Association in 2012.
  • Author of over 100 books and Bible studies, with over ten million in print. Four of her books have received the prestigious Gold Medallion Award.