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District Elder Johnathan Mintz, President

IYFC 1st Vice President Pastor Jeffrie E. Long, Jr.

IYFC 1st Vice President
Pastor Jeffrie E. Long, Jr.

Pastor Jeffrie Eugene Long, Jr., resides in Huntingtown, Maryland. A graduate of Huntingtown High School, he was afforded the opportunity to complete his studies at the age of 16 years old. He is currently enrolled in Liberty University pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Clinical Psychology anticipating completion in the spring of 2019.

Pastor Long has been blessed to serve in ministry along side his father, Founding Pastor Jeffrie E. Long Sr., as the Pastoral Assistant at Communion Church located in Prince Frederick, MD. He has also served as the Teen (Intermediate) President for the Way of the Cross Church International Youth Department, developing programs for over 3,000 teens nationwide.

Being reared in the church, Pastor Long possesses a unique zeal, love and passion for God and His people. His spiritual formative years began at the Bethel Way of the Cross Church, under the pastorate of his father in the Gospel, Bishop Darnell Easton. He preached his initial sermon at the age of 17, and was licensed a minister by his father. During the 74th Holy Convocation of the Way of the Cross Church of Christ, Intl., Pastor Long made history, and was ordained the youngest Elder in the history of the organization.

In the fall of 2017, Pastor Long assumed the role as Interim Pastor of Communion Church established by his Parents. In the winter of 2018 following the leading of the Holy Spirit, he was appointed as the Pastor-Designate by his father and was unanimously accepted by the Communion Church family. On November 3, 2018, History was made once again as Pastor Long was installed as the Senior Pastor of Communion Church, making him the youngest Pastor within the organization as well as the community in which he serves.

In addition to his numerous responsibilities, he is devoted to expanding ministry beyond the parameters of the church sector. Pastor Long has served a multiplicity of community service organizations. He was the first male awarded with the “Ailene Stamper Youth Award” by the Concerned Black Women, saluting him for his pursuit of excellence. In the summer of 2017, he was elected to serve on the Executive Board of the Calvert County Democratic Central Committee. Pastor Log then went on to win a successful bid, as he was re-elected to a full 4 year term during the 2018 Primary-Election Cycle. He is currently the youngest in state history to be elected and the only African-American presently serving on the county level.

Committed to life-long ministry, it is Pastor Long’s desire to make “long-lasting” impressions through developing lives and reigniting purpose, ultimately impacting the globe with the liberating and transformative power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.