1914-1986

September 12, 1914, Chicago, Illinois.

1986, Washington, Pennsylvania.

Beallsville Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Lehman was something of a spiritual child prodigy: He accepted Christ at age 6, he began preaching at age 9, and by age 13, was authorized to perform marriages by the Probate Court of Ohio. At age 15, he founded the Franklin Gospel Tabernacle in Franklin, Pennsylvania, and began a radio ministry on station WLBL in Oil City, Pennsylvania, in 1929. Three years later, his family founded the Wheeling Gospel Tabernacle in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Though he had little formal education, Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, awarded Lehman a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1952, and Biola College/Talbot Seminary in southern California gave him an LLD degree in 1954.

Lehman served as pastor for the Evangel Baptist Church, Portland, Oregon (1946); the Calvary Undenominational Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1952); and Mennonite Brethren churches in Bakersfield and Fresno, California. When he left Calvary Church in Grand Rapids in 1964, he began his Bit of Heaven radio ministry.

Lehman retired from full time ministry in 1984. His works include:

  1. Christian Love
  2. God Bless Our Boys
  3. Jesus Is Worthy of Praise
  4. Whatever He Wants for Me
  5. Wonderful Guest