What a life, Lonnie Rex has lived. I call him God's ambassador to the world. He has worked with some of great evangelists in the 20th Century like Oral Roberts, and T. L. Osborne. and others.
He led our General Conference 100-Voice Choirs and orchestra, as well as our Sunday School Convention Choirs when Karl Bunkley was the director of our Sunday Schools.
Lonnie was led by the Holy Spirit to found the David Livingstone Foundation that has provided relief, food, medicine, boats, ambulances, hospitals and orphanages in many countries. In major crises in many countries Lonnie Rex and the David Livingstone Foundation people were there to render help and encouragement.
In spite of developing Polio when he was about 10 or 12, God spared his life at the prayer request of his Godly parents, family, and friends in the church. He overcame this handicap, learned to play piano, organ (even pipe organ) and excelled in music. He taught music in the early days of Southwestern College, and took a choir of 30 students back east for ministry in our churches all the way to New York City and Toronto, Canada, and down to Jacksonville, Florida to sing for the General Conference when Dr. R. O. Corvin was the founding president.
Lonnie shared on Face Book about his birthday on Wednesday and some 537 people have responded already.
You may wish to write Lonnie Rex by using his new e-mail address:
Lonnie Rex <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Or, you may send him a birthday card at this mailing address:
7914 Oxfordshire Drive
Spring, TX 77379
Happy 89th Birthday, Lonnie. Tell Betty we love her too. She is a gifted Pentecostal pianist, and I love to hear her play.
Lonnie and Betty Sorrells Rex drove all the way from their home in Spring, TX to the dedication of Stephanie's Place at our church in Athens. They played a twin piano duet of a medley of Gospel songs and hymns that ignited the congregation with applause.