Jeff Long

Jeff Long

Lead Pastor

Jeff’s desire is to see every member at Parkwood embrace their role in the Great Commission. He seeks to equip Parkwood in this task by a commitment to the faithful exposition of God’s Word, while devoting himself to gospel-centered leadership.

Jeff grew up outside of Hickory, NC. He came to faith in Christ as a teenager and was called to ministry while a senior in high school. Six days after graduating from college, he married his lovely wife, Celeste. In 1992, he was called to serve as the Youth Pastor at Parkwood. After the retirement of Dr. Ned Mathews in 1999, he was called as the Senior Pastor. Jeff and Celeste have four young adult children; Jacob, Anna, Mary Claire, and Andrew. Jeff enjoys reading and spending time outdoors, working with his hands and fishing.

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