Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon

Biography

Our guest speaker, Robert M. Solomon is Bishop Emeritus of The Methodist Church in Singapore.

After graduating from the University of Singapore with an MBBS in 1980, Dr Solomon gave up a lucrative career as a doctor to go into full-time ministry. He went on to obtain a Masters in Divinity from Asian Theological Seminary in 1984, an M.I.S. (Hons) (Intercultural Studies) from Alliance Biblical Seminary in 1984, and a Ph.D. in pastoral theology from Edinburgh University in 1993.

He has served previously as a medical doctor, church pastor, principal of Trinity Theological College, and president of the National Council of Churches of Singapore.

He was first elected Bishop in 2000 at the age of 44, one of the youngest pastors to be elected bishop of the nearly 40,000 Methodists in Singapore. He was again re-elected in 2004 and served his third and final term from 2008 to 2012. He is suceeded by Bishop Dr Wee Boon Hup.

He has contributed to many books, theological dictionaries, and journals, and authored many books including The Race, The Conscience, The Enduring Word, and The Virtuous Life.

 

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