REV. LON SOLOMON Senior Pastor_ McLean Bible Church First Light by wuyunyi


									                                   REV. LON SOLOMON
                            Senior Pastor, McLean Bible Church
                               First Light Men’s Community
                                    September 29, 2010

Lon Solomon was born and raised in a Jewish home in Portsmouth, VA. He attended the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he studied chemistry. While in college,
Lon sought to fill the void he felt on the inside with fraternity life, partying, gambling, and he
developed a serious drinking problem. When all this failed to supply the inner peace he
was seeking, Lon became deeply involved in drugs, both as a user and a distributor. He
turned to Eastern religions and even attempted a return to Judaism. But all this failed to
resolve his inner turmoil, and he decided that suicide was the only reasonable way out. It
was at this time that Lon met a street evangelist in Chapel Hill who began to talk to him about
Jesus Christ. As a result of months of interaction with this man, Lon made the decision to
accept Jesus as his personal Savior and Messiah in the spring of 1971.

Lon was able to quit the drug and alcohol abuse and he went on to graduate from Capital
Bible Seminary, receiving highest honors for his studies in Old Testament. He then did his
graduate work at Johns Hopkins University receiving a Masters Degree in Near Eastern
Studies in 1979. He taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Capital Bible Seminary from
1975-1980. In 1980, Lon became the senior pastor at McLean Bible Church in the Virginia
suburbs of Washington, D. C., where he continues to serve today as Senior Pastor.

Today, Lon ministers to over 12,000 people every weekend at McLean Bible Church. Lon
has been on the Board of Jews for Jesus since 1987, where he now serves as chairman
of the Board’s executive committee. In September 2002, Lon was appointed by President
George W. Bush to serve in his administration as a member of the President’s Committee
on Intellectual Disabilities, a position which he still holds. Lon is the author of the book,
Brokenness—How God Redeems Pain and Suffering. Lon holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry
(1971) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a Th.M. degree in Hebrew and
Old Testament (1975, summa cum laude) from Capital Bible Seminary; an M.A degree
(1978) in Near Eastern Studies from Johns Hopkins University; and a Doctorate of Divinity
degree (2005) form Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Lon and his wife, Brenda, have been married since 1974. They have four children and two
grandchildren. Lon’s 30-minute Sunday radio broadcast called “So What?” can be heard
weekly on local radio stations throughout the metropolitan Washington DC area.
 2010-2011 Season
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your
own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and
he will make your paths straight.”           -Proverbs 3:5-6

Men’s Event Calendar
  JILL’S HOUSE PREVIEW WEEKEND!: Come take a tour of Jill’s House this weekend before the grand opening.
   Learn how you can be a part of an incredible life-changing ministry. Reach out to families with children with special
   needs and make in impact for our Lord Jesus Christ by getting involved at Jill’s House or with Access Ministries!
         Saturday, October 2:            Sunday, October 3:
         10 am–12 pm                     8–9 am
         7:30–8:30 pm                    12–3 pm
                                         6:30–7:30 pm

  A/V TECHNICIAN NEEDED: MEN’S MENTORING COMMUNITY: The Men of God Men’s Mentoring Community
   is in need of an MBC volunteer technician to run the PowerPoint presentation on October 2. The only requirement
   is that the technician must be MBC-trained. The event is 9:00 to 11:00 am in Room 2400. If you are interested,
   email Jamie McClay at

  BREAKFAST DELIVERY: If your family members would like to volunteer at First Light, we are seeking volunteers to
   deliver breakfast Wednesdays at 7:15 am to the MBC Cafe. Participate as often as you are able. Email firstlight@

  KIDSTUFF: This is a fun and engaging 45-minute creative arts production that teaches elementary children and their
   families about God through live theater, rockin’ worship music, video, dance, and zany audience participation games.
   Each show hi-lights a virtue to build character in kids. This same virtue is taught in our weekend elementary classes
   for that month, however, siblings of all ages as well as friends and family are welcome to participate. Whole family
   participation enables parents to learn the virtues and have continuing conversations at home. Sunday, October
   3 at 12:30 pm in the Smith Center FREE event - no tickets or RSVP required.

  ACCESS MINISTRIES NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Access offers Volunteer Orientations for all new
   volunteers and those considering serving. If you have never volunteered with Access or have only served a few times,
   this is a great workshop for you to consider. At the orientation, attendees learn about our programs, expectations,
   and policies. It is a chance to ask questions and get familiar with the ministry. Join us on Monday evening October
   25 at 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Room 1107-1108.

                                                      MBC MEN’S MINISTRY DIRECTORY
David Sheets..............................Director of Men’s and Marriage
Joe Kelty........................ .............Director of Men’s Small
Laura Slingerland.......... .............Administrative Assistant, Men’s Ministry
Adam Schwenk ..........................Men’s Ministry Future Leader
                                                     Men’s Ministry direct line: 703-770-2973

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