Minister, musician, artist, producer, singer, model, radio personality, director, ceo, and the list goes on. Coming up as the youngest of 5 children, in a suburb of chicago, lonnie is one of those we would consider a church baby.
Lonnie was surrounded by gospel at a very young age due to the fact that his mother was a popular background singer for many of gospel music’s legends during his youth. She passed on to be with the lord on lonnie’s 8th birthday. It was at this time that he became determined to carry out her legacy.
Lonnie graduated western il.university with a bachelors in public administration/public relations. After working in the public sector, lonnie started hunter communications group. Training corprorate management teams in areas such as cultural awareness/ diversity, effective communication skills, effective leadership, time and stress management. As ceo of hunter communications group, lonnie earned the pinnacle award of achievement for black owned companies. Awarded by the gellett corporation.
A stellar award nominated artist, lonnie recorded and produced 3 cds with the voices of st. Mark, on the malaco record label with hits such as “even me” ,“lets dance”, and “theres power in his name”.
While earning his degree, lonnie served in the u.s air force for 5 years earning an honorable discharge as a high ranking seargent.
Lonnie spent 3 years as a runway/ print model for luster hair care products male texurizer campaign and continued to do what god had commissioned him to do in the gospel music industry.
For 4 years lonnie was the host of the #1 gospel radio show in chicago. Ruling the morning drive time mon-fri 6am-10am on wgci am. While at the same time serving as dean of students for one of the largest school districts in the suburbs of chicago. Now a resident of new jersey, he serves as pastor of worship at bethany baptist church a 23,000 member mega church in lindenwols nj. Where bishop david g. Evans is the pastor.
Lonnie can now be seen weekly as the male face of the word network, and heard as the host of “real christian radio” mon – friday on praise 103.9fm. A philadelphia radio-one station. As a husband, father, mentor, artist and business man, lonnie lives by phil.4:13 “ i can do all things through christ that strengthens me.”