Dr. Elijah Solomon is a dynamic and energetic
ambassador of the gospel of Jesus Christ. His ability to deliver the word of God with an in-depth biblical knowledge coupled with his extensive business and
personal background makes every message an inspiring learning experience. Bishop Solomon, ministering under the Holy Spirit, powerfully unlocks
the keys to Kingdom living.
A native of Atlanta,
Georgia, Dr. Solomon is the son of the late Apostle Frank S. Solomon and the late Mother Mae Solomon. His early exposure to
Jesus Christ and living by Christian principles were forged at Refuge Temple Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Atlanta.
is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and he has done postgraduate study at George Washington
University and The University of Maryland
in mathematics and business. He received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Houston Graduate School of Theology
(HGST) where he was elected as Student Senate President for the 2002 - 2003 school year. His doctoral project focused
entitled “Develop a Model to Transition An African American Pentecostal Church into a Multicultural Ministry”
is on file at HGST with the library’s reference documents. He is a retired IBM Corporation executive with thirty-two (32) years of technical and business management
During his professional career he amassed extensive experience in project management, business planning, marketing and software development. His customers
included the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
and several commercial
accounts in the aerospace and energy industries.
Bishop Solomon acknowledged his calling into the ministry
in 1973 and became an ordained Elder in 1979. During his early ministry, he served as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent, a choir director,
a bible class instructor and later as financial and executive secretary to the Texas diocese of the Churches of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
1980, God placed him as co-pastor of his first church, Greater Refuge Temple in Houston, Texas. Following the divine calling of the Lord, Bishop
Refuge Vision Ministries (RVM) in Houston, Texas on May 30, 1982. He was named pastor of Refuge Temple in Atlanta, Georgia
on August 28, 2005. He is currently the active pastor of both RVM and Refuge Temple. His vision from God is for spiritual development,
and prosperity, and his ministries are geared toward providing for the spiritual and natural needs of the total person.
Bishop Solomon, under the auspice of his personal teaching ministry, is often requested to conduct Personal Development
Seminars at churches, district and diocese conventions. His most recent seminars have been “Effective Backroom Ministry”, Financial
Empowerment - God's Way”, “Building Relationships”, “7 Laws-Of 7 (Church Growth)”, and "Reaching The
Un-churched". Some of his most popular audiotape messages include, “A New Beginning”, “Permission To Proceed”, “The
Pursuit of Excellence”, “Live Like You’re Dying”, and “Stay Under The Blood”. He has published one
inspirational booklet “I CAN!” with a central message of faith overcoming fear.
He is married to Christine,
who is an integral part of his ministry and vision. Together they count among their many blessings two daughters, Eleshia Monique
Spence (Wally) and Keturah Davis (Ulysses), three grandsons, and four granddaughters.