Lon received an M. Div degree from Talbot Theological Seminary and a Th. D. from Trinity Theological Seminary, Tennyson, Indiana. He and his wife, Janet began attending Community Bible Church in 1984. Currently, he serves as an elder, Bible Institute teacher, mission committee member, and Kids Quest teacher.
Lon is an assigned writer for adult Sunday school quarterly magazines. His editing company, Ackelson Lighthouse Editing, has been in business since 1997, and he has edited a number of Christian book and article manuscripts (all have been accepted by publishers either he or the writers have contacted). He also co-wrote and edited How Heavenly Is Your Church? published in 2008.