Solomon 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) from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Work at McLean Bible Church
In 1980, Solomon became the senior pastor at McLean Bible Church in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., where he has served ever since. Today, Solomon ministers to over 14,000 people every weekend at McLean Bible Church.
Solomon's 30-minute, Sunday radio broadcast called So What? can be heard weekly on SiriusXM 131, WAVA-FM (105.1), WASH-FM (97.1), WMZQ-FM (98.7),in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as WGMD-FM (92.7) on the DelMarVa peninsula, and WRVL-FM (88.3) in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The birth of Solomon's disabled daughter Jill led to his initiating and organizing the Access Ministry of McLean Bible Church, a vast ministry to serve the needs of disabled children and their families.
Activity outside McLean Bible Church
Solomon 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, Solomon 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 held until 2006.
Sermons and books by Lon Solomon
- Sermons by Series – Some of Lon Solomon's sermons online.
- Brokenness: How God Redeems Pain and Suffering
- Future Hope: A Jewish Christian Look at the End of the World – by David Brickner, foreword by Lon Solomon.