Lon Solomon was born and raised in a Jewish home. While in college, Lon’s life became a relentless search for meaning and purpose and he sought to fill the internal void he felt through a variety of avenues including drugs, alcohol, partying, and religion. But his efforts failed to resolve his inner turmoil, and he decided that suicide was the only reasonable way out.
During the spring of 1971, in the midst of this turmoil, Lon met a street evangelist in Chapel Hill who shared Jesus Christ with him. This resulted in Lon’s decision to accept Jesus as his personal Savior and Messiah.
Lon is a marvelous example of God’s transforming power in action.
He holds a B.S. in chemistry from UNC, a Th.M. degree in Hebrew and Old Testament at Capital Bible Seminary, an M. A. in Near Eastern Studies from John’s Hopkins University, and a Doctorate of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005.
Lon taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Capital Bible Seminary until in 1980, Lon became the senior pastor at McLean Bible Church, where he has served for the last 31 years.
Lon and his wife, Brenda, have been married since 1974 have four children and three grandchildren.