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.



  1. I didn’t know the man, personally, but he did what God expected of, him. That’s what really counts, in this, life. Prayers to all his, family.

  2. Mack Lyon in giving, “In search for the Lord’s way,” gave to the world a program of worship while teaching the lost. May it always keep this simple pattern. Once while I was having an angiogram in preparing of by-pass surery, the doctor had to stay with me to make sure I was not bleeding. He knew I was a preacher; and started talking about T.V. preachers. Pointing out they were always asking for money. I told him that right here in the Oklahoma City are, I was at the V.A. hospital in Oklahoma City, there was T.V. program and they would never ask for money. I told him about “In search of the Lord’s way.” This was in March of 1988. We will never know the good Mack did through this work. His work will live on!

  3. Priceless are his words of welcome to the Bible and the Church of our Lord. These words were evident in every telecast and every fund raiser I have been privileged to see him. He ‘yet speaks’.

  4. He strengthen my heart to do even more witnessing for the Lord. His humility and love help set a stage in my life. His Sunday morning TV shows prepared my heart for worship every Lord’s day. May God bless his family and I thank God for admirable men to carry on his work.