Lori and David Long
David and Lori Long began their career as missionaries with One Mission Society in 1995, serving in East Asia. Their concern and love for the Chinese people intensified after they spent a month of teaching English and conducting Bible studies in Hong Kong in the summer of 1994.
In the summer of 1995, they began working in Macau with a local church, teaching Bible studies and tutoring English students while learning the local language. In 1998, the Longs moved into another part of East Asia where David taught English to management level factory workers during the week. On the weekends, the whole family taught English classes and supported the local church.
After a year of home assignment, the Longs returned to Hong Kong for four years. David continued to preach in Macau and Hong Kong on a regular basis. He also helped establish the United Wesleyan Graduate Institute in Hong Kong. David taught New Testament Greek and theology classes and served as the OMS field treasurer.
David and Lori worked together with a local church, leading a university student Bible study and a Sunday school class. Lori also ministered through women’s Bible study classes and prayer ministry. In July 2004, they returned to One Mission Society World Headquarters after David was elected as President of OMS by the OMS Board of Trustees. He continues in this position, and Lori serves as assistant to the President.
David holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Murray State University, a juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky, a master of divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and is presently completing a doctor of ministry, also at Asbury Theological Seminary. As a member of the Fayette County and Kentucky Bar Associates, he practiced law for 15 years and served as an adjunct professor at Asbury University. Lori earned a bachelor of arts in Christian education from Asbury University.