Dr Robert Solomon served as a doctor, pastor, theological educator, and itinerant speaker. He has degrees in medicine, theology and intercultural studies. He earned an MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 1980, an M.Div. (summa cum laude) from Asian Theological Seminary in 1984, an M.I.S. (Hons) (Intercultural Studies) from Alliance Biblical Seminary in 1984, and a Ph.D. in pastoral care from the University of Edinburgh in 1993.
From 2002 to 2012, Dr Solomon served as the bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore supporting different groups of people including the elderly. Bishop Emeritus Dr Solomon is a highly sought after speaker and a prolific writer. He has written more than 60 books on a wide variety of subjects, including The Hurting Heart, and books for the aging – Growing Old Graciously and A Grand Calling (on grandparenting). Bishop Emeritus Dr Solomon has spoken to many groups of seniors in Singapore and Malaysia.