Senior Teaching Pastor
Lon Solomon has faithfully served as senior pastor of McLean Bible Church (MBC) for more than 36 years, until February 2017. Under Lon’s leadership, MBC has reached thousands of people with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and expanded the footprint of the church to five campuses spread across the Washington, DC region. His stewardship of MBC has resulted in the church being totally debt free and continuing to advance in ministry. Today, Lon serves as Senior Teaching Pastor at MBC, where he preaches alongside a team of Pastors.
Lon graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Chemistry (1971). He completed a Th.M. degree in Hebrew and Old Testament at Capital Bible Seminary (1975, summa cum laude). He also completed graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, receiving a Masters Degree in Near Eastern Studies in 1979. In 2005, Lon received a Doctorate of Divinity degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Lon and his wife, Brenda, have been married since 1974. They have four children.
Learn more about Pastor Lon and read his testimony, here.
Dale Sutherland is the Lead Pastor at McLean Bible Church. His faithful leadership consists of casting vision, shepherding the people, and providing pastoral oversight of the church. Dale and his wife Patti have attended MBC since the early 1980’s. Prior to his role, Dale served as the Director of Student Ministries and Director of Outreach for more than a decade. Dale has three daughters, three sons-in-law, three grandsons and one granddaughter.
Interim Teaching Pastor
David Platt is an interim Teaching Team Pastor at McLean Bible Church and the President at the International Mission Board. He previously served as pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. David earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia, followed by Master's Degrees of Divinity and Theology and a Doctorate of Philosophy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, and Counter Culture. David also is the founder of Radical, a ministry devoted to disseminating disciple-making resources so the Gospel can be made known to the ends of the earth.
Teaching Pastor | MBC Montgomery County Pastor
Mike Kelsey is Campus Pastor at the McLean Bible Church Montgomery County location, and a member of the Teaching Team. Prior to, Mike served faithfully in other pastoral roles including, Pastor of MBC’s Frontline Silver Spring. Born into a strong lineage of Washington, D.C. pastors, that includes both his father and grandfather, Mike grew up with a strong foundation in the Gospel. He is married to his college sweetheart, Ashley, and they have two young children, Ava, Michael III, and one on the way.