Jack Williams Hayford (born June 25, 1934) is a prolific and best-selling writer. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 books and composed 600 hymns and choruses—including the internationally known and widely recorded “Majesty.” Dr. Hayford is a graduate of L.I.F.E. Bible College (now Life Pacific College) and Azusa Pacific University.
Described by Christianity Today magazine as “The Pentecostal Gold Standard,” Hayford served as founding pastor of one of the largest churches in southern California, The First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California (now known as The Church on the Way). Hayford also founded the King’s University in Los Angeles, where he currently serves as Chancellor, and from 2004 to 2009 Hayford also served as president of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
“Pastor Jack” is the author of several popular titles including Hayford’s Bible Handbook, Prayer is Invading the Impossible, and Appointed to Leadership. He was the general editor of Spirit-Filled Life Study Bible.
Hayford and his wife, Anna, have four children, eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.