EDMOND, Okla. (BNC) by Phil Sanders — We are saddened to announce the loss of our dear friend and brother in the Lord, Mack Lyon, who passed from this life to be with the Lord at 11:15 pm on August 5.

Brother Lyon was a great soldier of the cross and enjoyed an opportunity to minister to more people in his life than anyone in his generation. Like David, he served the will of God in his own generation and fell asleep (Acts 13:36).

Mack Lyon loved the souls of men and loved preaching. In his last days, he constantly dreamed of being able once again to preach. As a young man, he was made to leave home if he were going to preach the gospel. He chose the Lord over his own parents.

Those who heard Mack Lyon from week to week loved him. How could they not love him? He spoke the truth in love and cared about every soul. He never exploited anyone but gave countless materials away free.

Mack ended his programs with compassion. Speaking of the booklets and CDs Search offered, brother Lyon would say:

“They’re free. Everything’s free, due to the generosity of your friends —members of some churches of Christ in the area. They’d be very, very pleased to have you visit and worship with them. It’s been a pleasure to have you join us today. Do it again next week, too. Will you? God bless you. We love you.”

We love you too, brother Lyon.