Worship Team

New Music Pastor Comes to Heritage

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Pastor Michael Long

Music Director

I grew up in the West 11th Street Church of God in Houston, TX and accepted Christ as my Savior through the children’s ministry there.  In the summer of 1992 my family moved to Oklahoma City.  In January 1993, I began college at Mid-America Bible College.  My connection with the Church of God in the state of Ohio began in the summer of 1994 while on a camp team from Mid-America I came to Payne Camp Meeting.  It was during that week in Payne I accepted my call to ministry and met my wife Jennifer.  In 1996 we were married, and lived in Oklahoma City.  We returned to northwest Ohio in June of 1999 after I finished my schooling at Mid-America.

 

I began my ministry at Free Christian Church of God in Continental, Ohio, in the year 2000. God used the twelve years we spent at Free Christian to grow us both spiritually and in ministry. While at Free Christian our family grew. Our daughter Allison was born in 2005, and our first son Andrew was born in 2008.  This past fall we felt the Lord calling us to a new adventure.  We knew we were going to miss the family that had loved and supported us so much at Free Christian, but knew that God was in the changes to come.  In January we began that new adventure when we accepted the call to Heritage Church of God in Maumee, Ohio.  Right after Easter this year our family expanded once more as we welcomed Austin into our family.  In October we celebrated once more, as I was ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

My passion and calling is to see people embrace a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as I help lead our congregation into His presence.  Through His help and guidance I desire to use the talents the Lord has given me to accomplish this calling.  I am so thankful that the Lord sent Jennifer into my life to complete our ministry together. Jennifer loves leading our children’s choir and is integrally involved in the worship ministries. Over the past year we have grown to love the people at Heritage.  We believe that God is using us to further His ministry here and are excited to see how He is going to continue to use us in His ministry at Heritage Church of God.

 

Michael