Jeff Long serves as Senior Pastor at Parkwood Baptist Church in Gastonia, N.C. Jeff grew up outside of Hickory, N.C. He came to faith in Christ as a teenager and was called to ministry while a senior in high school. After graduating from college, six days later 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. The Lord has blessed Jeff and Celeste with four wonderful children.