Harold Long is a recognized theologian, preacher, teacher, volunteer in corrections (V.I.C.), and recovery speaker. He has spoken in almost all 50 states and many countries around the globe.
Harold received his M.Div. from Eden Theological Seminary, his M.B.A. from Missouri Baptist University, and his B.P.S. in Professional Studies from Missouri Baptist University (graduated magna cum laude).
Before entering full-time ministry, he spent 25 years in the insurance and financial services industry and is still active. He has earned seven professional designations in the insurance and financial services industry:
(C.I.C.) Certified Insurance Counselor (ChFC) Chartered Financial Counselor (R.F.C.) Registered Financial Consultant, (CLU) Chartered Life Underwriter, (REBC) Registered Employee Benefits Counselor, (RHU) Registered Health Underwriter and (LUTCF) Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow.
Harold is new to Hill-Tran Ministries, where he serves as the Senior/Teaching Pastor, speaking to many in attendance each week. You can listen to Pastor Harold’s teachings each week by clicking on the Sermon tab on the home page or by clicking here, and you can read his weekly blog by clicking the devotionals tab on the home page or by clicking here.
He has volunteered in corrections (V.I.C.) since 1996, where he regularly serves in maximum security prisons. He has mentored hundreds of men over the last 35 years, walking shoulder to shoulder with them and helping them rediscover life.
Harold has also been involved in recovery ministries since 1987. He has mentored and worked with thousands of people over the last 35 years recovering from alcoholism and addiction. He has been invited to come and share his testimony all over the world. If you would like to book Harold to come and speak at one of your events, please email him at email@example.com.
He passionately believes God created everything for a purpose and that each one of us was created for a unique role in the kingdom of God if we choose to discover that role and live into our calling. He boldly defends a Jesus-centered faith and a Jesus-looking God. Harold isn’t a churchy guy, nor a super religious guy, and he believes God’s character stands for justice, righteousness, and peace for everyone.
“Our duty as kingdom people is to carry out God’s will in all aspects of our lives by meeting people where they are and helping them take the next step on their spiritual journey.” He believes in a gracious and loving God who doesn’t make too hard of terms for those who honestly seek God.
Harold’s bride is Suzie; they have five children and a six-year-old black lab named “Koda.” They live in Hillsboro, MO.
One more thing: In his spare time, Harold loves to play golf, fish, and bow hunt, and he even still enjoys playing the drums.