Founding Pastor Jeffrie Eugene Long, Sr. a native of Calvert County, MD, was born to the late John and Pearline Long. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where he holds a Bachelors of Science in Education.
His life has been a true testament of the redemptive power of Christ. Being reared in a Christian home, his spiritual formative years were at the Bethel Way of the Cross Church under the pastorate of the late Bishop Jacob Green. It was under the ministry of Bishop Green where Pastor Long received salvation.
Pastor Long was later blessed to serve in ministry at the Mt. Gethsemane Holiness Church. Seeking to ascend to a greater dimension in Christ, Pastor Long was blessed to return to his home church, under the pastorate of Bishop Darnell Easton. It was at this moment where God began to prepare him for the work that lay ahead.
Being fully persuaded that “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation”, Pastor Long alongside his wife Sharon and 2 children Elder Jeff & T’Aria, stepped out on faith and founded then Communion Ministries, now simply known as Communion Church. The initial service was held on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Pastor Long can often be heard testifying that during many services he preached to an audience of 1, yet his message remained steadfast. Since that time many have been saved and blessed through the ministry because of his unwavering yes.
Scripture records that David had the desire to build God a house, yet it was Solomon, David’s son who would bring it to actualization. Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, in the fall of 2017 Pastor Long appointed his son, Elder Jeffrie Long Jr. as the Interim Pastor over the blossoming flock. On November 3, 2018, a new beginning was marked within the ministry as Elder Jeffrie Long Jr. was installed as the Senior Pastor.
God is continuing to enlarge the territory of Founding Pastor & Elect Lady Long as they continue to serve as Overseer and Shepherd Mother, birthing sons and daughters in the ministry as they continue to advance the Kingdom of God.
Elect Lady Sharon Long, a native of Calvert County Maryland was born to Benjamin & Daisy Hawkins. She is a graduate of Northern High School. Following graduation she then later went on to receive certification as a Home Care Specialist and found great pleasure in serving those with disabilities who no longer had the ability to care for themselves.
A nurturer at her core, Lady Long takes immense pride in instilling necessary life lessons within those that she encounters ultimately pushing them towards their destiny. With that same desire to nurture, she was employed as a home technician through which she ministered to clients who were transitioning from life temporal to eternity. Upon the birth of her son, she took on the role as stay at home mom and homemaker, channeling her efforts into being a source of strength and guidance for her family.
Saved under the ministry of the late Bishop Jacob Green, she has served in a multiplicity of roles throughout the ministry. To date, one of her greatest accomplishments was serving as the leading lady of Communion Church, a blossoming ministry in the heart of Prince Frederick, MD founded by her husband, until the appointment of her son as Pastor. Presently, she continues to serves as Shepherd Mother providing spiritual guidance and lending a listening ear to Gods people.
Never desiring notoriety she is credited by many for her simplicity and quiet demeanor, yet beaming elegance. A woman of prayer, faith, class, and distinction she is Simply Sharon. Lady Long is married to her husband of over 25 years, Pastor Jeffrie Long Sr. They are the proud parents of 2 adult children, Elder Jeff Jr. and T’Aria.