Milos Solc (pronounced Scholtz) has been working as a missionary in the Czech Republic for only six years, but his name has been known in the country’s history since the mid 30’s. Milos’ grandfather (Milos Solc, Sr.) was a world famous tennis player and unusually bold preacher in the former communist Czechoslovakia.
“His fearless and fighting personality along with his famous past, was something the communists did not know how to handle,” Milos, III said. “Wherever he went, he was known for his bold witness, unfeigned faith, and missionary zeal.”
Milos’ father (Milos Solc, Jr.) followed in the ministerial path of his father, founded and headed many ministries within the Czech Baptist Union, and later became the president of the union.
In 1981, Milos Jr. moved the family to Toronto, Canada to minister in the Czechoslovak Baptist Church. He later returned to pastor in Prague, but Milos stayed behind, later married, and eventually had to leave the Baptist church because of the compromise. He was set to also return to the Czech Republic but the Toronto FPCNA offered him a job at their school, the Whitefield Christian Academy. Milos and his family eventually became members of the church, and Milos worked with the youth ministry.
Although he loved his new spiritual family, after making several visits to his homeland, Milos became increasingly burdened for the desperate spiritual state of his own people.
And so, in 2008 he returned to the Czech Republic. Despite being initially offered a position in the first Baptist Church in Prague where his father and grandfather had ministered, he was soon rejected when the church discovered he would not accept their compromised associations and lack of separation to the gospel.
The family eventually moved to Liberec, 70 miles north of Prague with a population of 100,000, where Milos secured a job teaching English at the University of Liberec. It was here that he began to share his faith with his students.
Eventually Milos held regular Sunday services in rented accommodations with a number of his students attending. They were curious as to why this man would return to the Czech Republic from the stability of Western society, and why God was so important in his life. Between Sunday services and many meetings in the Solc home, the Lord began to establish a work in Liberec, a work that eventually reached into the nearby town of Jablonec.
Milos continues to labor with his wife Martina and five children, and says, “Our dear Lord continues to sustain us even though there have been many difficulties along the way. His great promise from Isaiah 54:10 comes to mind: ‘For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.’”
You can read a full version of Milos Solc’s testimony here.
Milos and Martina Solc
Rychnov u Jablonce nad Nisou
468 02 Czech Republic
telephone: 420 485 100 584
mobile/cell: 420 773 587 975