Service Locations & Times

Arlington

Monday
7:30 pm

Bethesda

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Loudoun

Saturday
6:30 pm
Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Prince William

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Tysons

Saturday
6:30 pm
Sunday
9 am
10:45 am
12:30 pm
5:30 pm

Internet Campus

Sunday 9:00 am 10:45 am 12:30 pm 5:30 pm

Arlington

Monday
7:30 pm

Bethesda

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Loudoun

Saturday
6:30 pm
Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Prince William

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am

Silver Spring

Sunday
11 am

Tysons

Saturday
6:30 pm
Sunday
9 am
10:45 am
12:30 pm
5:30 pm

Internet Campus

Sunday
9 am
10:45 am
12:30 pm
5:30 pm

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Church Leadership

Our leadership structure consists of Elders, the Senior Leadership Team, Individual Campus Operations Teams, and a Central Operations Team. 


Elders

Our Elders provide strategic leadership. The Board of Elders is comprised of nine men who possess the qualifications described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, 1 Peter 5:1-7, and Acts 20:28. Their responsibilities include financial oversight, doctrinal integrity, policy matters and overall strategic direction.

 
 

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Lon Solomon

Senior Pastor

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 was a chemistry major. While in college, Lon's life became a relentless search for meaning and purpose. He sought to fill the void he felt on the inside with fraternity life, partying, gambling, and even 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 ''spiritual'' things at this point, diving into psychedelics, Eastern religions and even attempting a return to mainstream 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 is a marvelous example of God's transforming power in action. Subsequent to his decision to accept Christ, Lon was able to quit the drug and alcohol abuse that had plagued his life for years. He went on to graduate from Capital Bible Seminary in Old Testament with highest honors. He then did his graduate work at Johns Hopkins University in Near Eastern Studies. He taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Capital Bible Seminary from 1975-1980. In 1980 Lon became the senior pastor at McLean Bible Church, where he has served for over 30 years. 

 
 

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John Baber

John had the good fortune of being born into a Christian home and reared in the Southern Baptist church. He has early memories of his mother reading him Bible stories and kneeling with him beside his bed to “say my prayers.” These are cherished to this day, and they gave him great security for the rest of his life. His mother told him about the Lord Jesus and what He had done for us. John learned that if he wanted to live forever with Him in heaven, he needed ask Jesus into his heart, which he did. However, it was not until he was married with three young children that his spiritual journey came alive in Christ. After moving their church membership to Barcroft Bible Church in Arlington, Virginia in 1973, John and his wife, Sharon, were taught the real meat of the Word, and they grew quickly. Now, having attended McLean Bible Church since September 1997, and becoming a member shortly thereafter, he has been given the unexpected privilege of serving Him and His flock as an Elder at McLean Bible Church. This wonderful privilege is far beyond his greatest expectations. Within MBC, it is his desire to serve the members and attendees with all his abilities. Outside the church, his desire is to stand strong in his testimony for our Lord, Jesus Christ. And, to present MBC honorably in his every-day walk with Him. 

 
 

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Larry Cooper

Larry joined the Board in 2001. He and his wife, Phyllis, have been members of McLean since 1988. They have 3 grown sons and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Larry has been active over the years in the Creative Arts Ministry as an instrumentalist and has served as a home fellowship group leader, a member of the Church finance committee and a member of building committees for the Caleb I and II, BFL I and BFL II MBC building programs. On the Board, he currently serves as the Chairman and as a member of the Executive Committee. He is also one of the three appointed Custodial Trustees of the church.Larry’s career history includes serving on active duty as an officer with the US Army Corps of Engineers and a 31 year career with IBM. Upon retiring from IBM in 1992, Larry founded and currently leads Cooper Consulting, Inc., a management consulting and technololgy firm that primarily serves the not-for-profit sector.

 
 

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Mark Gottlieb

Mark Gottlieb gave his life to Christ a short time after he started attending MBC in 1985. He has been on the Board of MBC for almost ten years now.Mark has two masters’ degrees in engineering from Stanford University. After graduate school he joined SRI International in Arlington where he worked for a few years and also taught part time in the engineering school at George Washington University. In 1986 Mark started his first business and is presently running an electronics company manufacturing home healthcare products.Mark and his wife Sharon have been married since 1988, and have been blessed with 4 wonderful children. Mark’s interests include woodworking, photography, electronics, scuba diving, lock picking and of course studying God’s Word.His favorite Bible verse is Phil 4:6-7.

 
 

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Tom McMahon

Tom has served on the Board of Elders since 1991 (he also served for two years in 1988-89) and serves as its Vice Chairman. He and his wife, Glee, live in Davidsonville, MD. Members of MBC since 1985, they accepted Christ together in September 1959 shortly after they were married. As a member of the Board of Elders Executive Committee, among a variety of other duties, he and the Board Chair, Larry Cooper, recommend staff personnel policies and oversee ministry staffing. Tom is semi-retired after nearly 50 years in military and civil aviation management. Besides his duties on the Board of Elders, he now devotes much of his time to the MBC Primetime Community as a teacher and worship leader.

 
 

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Jimmy Mitchell

Jimmy returned to serve on the Board of Elders in June 2002. He previously served on the Board for 13 years, during which time he served as chairman for two years. He and his wife Chambliss began attending McLean Bible Church in 1974 soon after they moved into the area. Both were young Christians eager to grow in the Lord. The teaching and service opportunities at MBC have been critical to their and their family’s Christian growth. They have also had the opportunity to minister with parachurch organizations, including Jimmy’s service on boards of three area Christian organizations. The Mitchells have two sons, two wonderful daughters-by-marriage and six grandchildren.

 
 

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Craig Proulx

Craig has a B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry from Houghton College. For the past 18 years, he has worked in the defense-related industry in the Washington Metro area. He currently is Vice President of Business Development for AERA, Inc., a $24 million high-technology company in Arlington, VA. He is married with two children and has served on the Board of Elders since 1994.

Elder Nomination and Qualification

Any member may nominate an Elder. Before prayerfully considering nominating someone, please review the nomination process and qualifications and duties of Elders, also available at the welcome desk at each campus.


Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team is comprised of our senior pastor, campus pastors, and directors of key ministries. Their responsibilities include strategic and tactical planning, financial planning and management, new initiatives, pastor development and church-wide coordination of ministry.

 
 

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Lon Solomon

Senior Pastor

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 was a chemistry major. While in college, Lon's life became a relentless search for meaning and purpose. He sought to fill the void he felt on the inside with fraternity life, partying, gambling, and even 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 ''spiritual'' things at this point, diving into psychedelics, Eastern religions and even attempting a return to mainstream 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 is a marvelous example of God's transforming power in action. Subsequent to his decision to accept Christ, Lon was able to quit the drug and alcohol abuse that had plagued his life for years. He went on to graduate from Capital Bible Seminary in Old Testament with highest honors. He then did his graduate work at Johns Hopkins University in Near Eastern Studies. He taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Capital Bible Seminary from 1975-1980. In 1980 Lon became the senior pastor at McLean Bible Church, where he has served for over 30 years. 

 
 

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Denny Harris

Associate Senior Pastor - Campus Management

Denny Harris joined the staff of MBC in 1999 following more than 30 years of management experience. He served most recently as president of an association management company based in Reston, and prior to that he was president of a transportation services company headquartered in Pittsburgh. His broad experience also included management consulting and a variety of transportation management responsibilities with the USX Corporation.

Just as important as his business experience is his heart for the Lord and His work. Denny became a Christian while a student at the University of California at Berkeley. Following graduation in 1967, he was on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ before briefly attending Dallas Theological Seminary. Denny was ordained in 2012.

He has been active in lay leadership positions with a variety of ministries. He has served on the Boards of Community Bible Study and Eastern University in St. David, PA. He and his wife, Jane, have both served as Teaching Directors for CBS classes in Minnesota. Denny currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Jill’s House. 

Denny and Jane have two grown daughters and eleven growing grandchildren.

 
 

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Bill Steele

Director of Operations

Bill has been on staff since April 2000. He oversees the general administration of the church, and manages the Central Operations Department, which includes Building Services, Security, Technology, Production, Human Resources, Finance, Counseling Center, Communications, Benevolence/Membership, CD Ministry, and the Café/Coffee Shop. Bill was the lead staff person overseeing the building project at the MBC Tysons Campus, as well as the Jill's House building completed in 2010. He is also the Treasurer for Jill's House. Bill earned a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University (Business & History double major) as well as an MBA from the University of Oregon. He and his wife Tricia live in Gainesville, VA with their Westie puppy, Madi.

 
 

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Jim Supp

MBC Loudoun Campus Pastor

Jim has been on staff at MBC since May of 1997 and has worked with Young Adults, Young Couples and was the Director of Marriage and Family Ministry. Jim is currently the Campus Pastor of our Loudoun Campus, which began in January of 2008. He received his Masters In Divinity from Denver Seminary with a specialty in Counseling. He has been married to Sharon since 1999, and they have two children. Natalie was born in 2002 and Adam in 2003.

 
 

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Joe Henriques

MBC Tysons Campus Pastor & Director of Pastoral Care Training & Development

Dr. Henriques joined the MBC Staff in January 2008, after previously serving as the Academic Dean of Moody Graduate School in Chicago. Prior to Moody, Dr. Henriques was President of New Enterprise Education and Training Services. Working as a consultant for LEAR Corporation in Strasburg, Virginia, he assessed the training needs of managers, supervisors, and employees, and provided appropriate education for each respective group. His co-authored book, Cultural Change and Your Church: Helping Your Church Thrive In A Diverse Society, speaks to a deep concern for the well being of America's immigrant and multicultural population. As Wing Chaplain of the of the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Chaplain Henriques (Lt. Col) provided spiritual guidance and support for 900 unit military members and their families. In his career as a Chaplain, he presented a spectrum of workshops and was also lead facilitator for commanders' off-sites for strategic planning and developing values, mission, and vision statements. Other experiences as a minister and missionary included Youth and Music Director, cofounder and Director of New Life Bible Camp, College and Career Director, founding Pastor of an International and Portuguese Church and founding Director of the International Christian School in Portugal, Senior Pastor of a church in North America, and Director of People Of the World which provided training in developing intercultural relationships. Dr. Henriques is a graduate of Columbia International University (B.A.), Capital Bible Seminary (Th.M), and Dallas Theological Seminary (DMin). He and his wife, Bonnie, have been married since 1970 and are blessed with seven children and seven grandchildren.

 
 

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Mark Davis

MBC Prince William Campus Pastor

Mark has been on staff with MBC since August 2003. He spent three years in Small Groups Ministry, two years in Men's Ministry and now serves as the Campus Pastor at MBC Prince William. He earned a BS in Bible and Psychology from Liberty University and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1986, Mark has served on staff at three Bible churches (Christ Chapel, Barcroft, Pantego) prior to coming to MBC. Mark and Tonya have five children: Dane, Brennan, Isabella, Troy and Roman.

 
 

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Ken Sun

MBC Bethesda Campus Pastor

Prior to joining MBC staff, Ken was active with MBC’s young adult ministry as a small group leader/coach and the primary teacher for the Thursday and Friday Night Bible Studies. Ken joined MBC staff as the Director of Biblical Training and is currently the Bethesda Campus Pastor. Before entering the ministry, Ken was a Director at Capital One Finance working in new business development. Prior to that, Ken was President of Genesis Clinical Laboratory. He came to that position from the Boston Consulting Group where he developed corporate strategies for Fortune 100 companies. Ken received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University and his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University); he was ordained by MBC in 2012. Ken and his wife Deborah currently reside in Fairfax with their sons (Joshua and Nathaniel) and their dog (Buddy).

 
 

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Mike Kelsey

MBC Silver Spring Campus Pastor

After graduating from the University of Maryland in College Park, Mike traveled full-time doing evangelism ministry with the Luis Palau Association and then joined the McLean Bible Church staff in 2007. Mike is currently in the Master of Divinity program at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Over the years and through various experiences, God has given him a particular passion to spread the Gospel and nurture the church in a multiethnic context. Since Silver Spring is one of the most diverse parts of the DC Metropolitan area, our congregation has been able to reflect that. Mike is married to Ashley and they have two young children.

 
 

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Nate Keeler

MBC Arlington Campus Pastor

Nate is the husband to Shannan and the father of Nathan and Aidan. After graduating with a degree in Biblical Studies from Philadelphia Biblical University in 2004, he and Shannan got married and moved from PA to Tysons Corner, VA. Nate spent his first 3 years out of school working with a major asset management company as an advisor. While attending and serving at MBC as a volunteer, God called him into full-time pastoral ministry. 

Over the past six years he has served in Small Groups, Couples Ministry, and helped launch two MBC community campuses. 

Early in 2012, Nate become the MBC Arlington Campus Pastor. He is currently finishing his Masters in Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary. 

Nate is passionate about his family, teaching God's Word, life-on-life discipleship, developing the future leaders of the world in Arlington/DC and cultivating a passion for the lost worldwide.

 
 

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Sue Langlie

MBC Tysons Director of Campus Ministries

Sue’s tenure at MBC began in 1994 as the Director of Kids Quest. Her passion for developing young children in their spiritual journey naturally evolved into a ministry focused on teens. In 2001, Sue and her team created The Rock, a ground-breaking program that provides teens a safe and stimulating environment for spiritual growth.

After 15 years of directing both programs, Sue transitioned to become MBC Tysons Director of Weekend Ministries. Her responsibilities included the direction of Kids Quest, The Rock Student Ministries, McLean University, Creative Arts, Weekend Host Teams, Community Groups and Parenting.

In 2013, Sue transitioned to her current role as MBC Tysons Director of Campus Ministries. Sue oversees the operation of all ministries at MBC Tysons. She also serves as a member of the MBC Senior Leadership Team and leads the MBC Tysons Leadership Team.

Sue earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Texas and has taught at inner city schools in both Dallas and Maryland. Sue’s career spans over 30 years, with experience in the development of children’s and student programs. In addition to her work at MBC, Sue has been a guest speaker at conferences, businesses and universities, teaching leaders how to develop individuals to their fullest potential, as well as how to build strong and effective teams.

Sue and her husband, Gordy, have been married since 1977 and have three children, Matt and his wife Julie, Drew and Kelsey.

 
 

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Jane Daniel

MBC Tysons Director of Discipleship

Jane Daniel is originally from South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Dallas Theological Seminary. She spent four years on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru), 13 years on staff at The Chapel on the Campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and five years at Peninsula Bible Church in California.
She has been on staff at MBC since 1994 and has been the MBC Women’s Ministry Director, on the team to open a campus location in DC, and the Director of MBC Tysons Small Groups. She is currently the MBC Tysons Director of Discipleship.
Jane is married to Ken Daniel, and they have three adult daughters.

 
 

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Dale Sutherland

Associate Senior Pastor

Dale and his wife Patti have been attending and volunteering at MBC since the early 1980s. He served as our Director of Student Ministries for over eleven years as well as Outreach Director for the Tysons Campus. He has three daughters, three sons-in-law and two grandsons.

 
 

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Cory Thurman

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Cory Thurman joined the MBC Staff in the fall of 2007 in the Rock Student Ministry after previously working with students in Richardson, Texas. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Dallas Baptist University and Master’s Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He married Magen Thurman, also of staff at MBC in 2008. His passion is to serve the local church by developing disciples to use their spiritual gifting to make other disciples for Christ.


Campus Leadership

The McLean Bible Church family consists of multiple campuses around the Washington, DC metro area. We’re building a “spiritual beltway” around the city with these communities. Each campus shares our Core Values, a passion for God’s Word, and an emphasis on a personal relationship with Christ. Learn more about our campuses.