Biographies

Phil Sanders

Born in 1951 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Now lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Family:

Married to Jackie Dodgen in 1974, and parent of four daughters: Christa, Chara and Tara, and Laura; eleven grandchildren.

Education:

Oklahoma Christian College, 1974, BA. Bible and Biblical Languages Harding Graduate School of Religion, 1983. M. A. R. in Christian Doctrine Theological University of America, 1998. Ph.D. in Biblical Studies.

Experience:

Speaker for “In Search of the Lord’s Way,” a nationally broadcasted television ministry of Edmond Church of Christ. Instructor, Amridge University (formerly Southern Christian University) and the Theological University of America. Involved in active ministry for more than 42 years. Former Assistant Director and Instructor, Nashville School of Preaching and Biblical Studies since 1998.

Bibliography:

Author of several books and frequent speaker at lectureships, gospel meetings and seminars. Articles in Gospel Advocate and Spiritual Sword. Author of A Faith Built on Sand, 2011. Adrift: Postmodernism in the Church, Gospel Advocate, 2000. Let All the Earth Keep Silence, Star, 2006. Evangelism Handbook of New Testament Christianity, 2009.


Mack Lyon

Mack Lyon is a native Oklahoman, born in Muskogee.

Family:

Mack married Lois Duncan on November 10, 2001. He lives in Edmond, Oklahoma and is a member of the Edmond Church of Christ who maintains oversight of his work.

Education:

He graduated High School at Coalgate. He attended Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, TN and graduated the University of Oklahoma.

Experience:

Mack committed his life to preaching the gospel at age 14 and preached his first sermon three years later on a Sunday night, November 2, 1939 while still in high school. In those more than sixty-two years, he has lived and worked with local churches in Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas and New Jersey. He was a missionary in Western Australia in the 1960s where he established a congregation in the Riverton suburb of Perth. Mack Lyon began the IN SEARCH OF THE LORD'S WAY television program in September 1980 on one small TV station in Oklahoma. Mack Lyon has been recognized for his work in religious broadcasting by Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN and by Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City. He has been called a "Pace-Setter" among churches of Christ by the CHRISTIAN CHRONICLE, an international newspaper of churches of Christ. At the end of the 20th Century he was named by THE GOSPEL ADVOCATE, a privately published monthly magazine, as one of 100 "Trail Blazers" of the century among churches of Christ. SEARCH received two NIELSEN AWARDS for the largest audiences for a religious program on the ACTS network. For 2 years the program was carried by the U.S. ARMED FORCES RADIO AND TELEVISION SERVICE (AFRTS Network) to 500 naval ships at sea and some 30 nations in which American armed forces were stationed.

Bibliography:

The most popular are CONTINUING INSTANT IN PRAYER (Out of print), DID YOU MISS THE RAPTURE?, LIFE DEATH AND BEYOND, THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL and PAUL'S SERMON ON MAR'S HILL.