Lon grew up in southern California and accepted the Lord at 13 years of age at Calvary Chapel West Covina. He attended Christian Chapel in High School where he worked with the Youth Ministry.
1989 was an epic year as he graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Psychology and married Ann Margaret. One year later they were involved in full time ministry and traveled to South Africa for four months to attend a church planting training school. In 1996 Lon helped plant South Coast Church, here in San Clemente, alongside Chris Smith.
On the first Sunday Roger was in the pulpit as Senior Pastor, Lon and Ann Margaret came to Heritage and decided to make it their church home. It has been over six years and now Lon serves on the Elder Board here at Heritage.
Lon and Ann Margaret have three children, Ryann (20), Nick (16) and Carly (14).