Born: June 23, 1933
Died: November 06, 2010
Rev. Lyle Bolen, 77, passed on to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on November 6, 2010 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington. He was born June 23 in Decota, Arkansas, the son of Lillie and Roy Bolen. Rev. Bolen was the Senior Pastor of Udall First Foursquare Church. Because of his steadfast commitment to his community, he poured his heart out for 36 years to win souls to the Lord. He began serving the Lord Jesus Christ as a street evangelist and traveled from California to Maine and many points in between preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and winning thousands of souls to the Lord. He is to be remembered by many for his Biblical intellect, the powerful anointing in song and his ability to teach and preach the gospel message to people of all walks of life, on the street and in the church. He was the founder and Pastor of New Life Chapel and New Life Christian Academy. Preceding him in death are his parents, Roy and Lillie; sisters, Vera Mitchell, Bethel Messerschmidt; brothers, Arnold and Gerald Bolen. Dr Bolen is survived by his wife, Rev. Edna Bolen; daughters, Terry Bright of California, Kelly Lamb and Cathy Piland, both of Wichita; stepdaughter, Debbie Mayo of Wellington; stepson, Gerry Thibodeau of Udall; brother, Wayne Bolen and sister, Beverly Exley, both of Wichita; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; precious pup, Penny. Memorials to Udall First Foursquare Church or New Life Christian Academy. 2570 58th Drive, Udall, Ks. 67146. Viewing: Thursday, 10-8pm with family present from 6-8pm at Senter-Smith Mortuary, 501 SE Louis Blvd., Mulvane. Service: 10am, Friday, November 12, 2010, Udall First Foursquare Church, 2570 58th Drive, Udall. Arrangements with Senter-Smith Mortuary.