About the Author

After his conversion in 1976 at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles California, Barry and his wife France were led to plant a church in his home town in Northern Kentucky. While attending seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, he planted the Vineyard Christian Church of Northern Kentucky in 1988. During his 29 year pastorate, the church grew to over a thousand members. He served on the national Vineyard counsel in the early 90’s and helped launch “the Holy Spirit task force” in 2007 to serve Vineyard churches in the Midwest. At the end of 2015, Barry retired from pastoring. Currently he pursues writing, serving on the board of “Reset recovery ministries,” and church planting in Zimbabwe, Africa. Pastor Long resides in Northern Kentucky with his wife, three children, and eight grandchildren.

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