…an unapologetic voice of ecclesiastical reformation crying from the wilderness: purposed to prepare, equip, and strengthen believers at large, and the Church specifically, to stand firm on the absolute truth of God and Holy Scripture -- to earnestly contend for their Christian belief, faith, and practice.
Pastor Benjamen S. Long, DMin relocated his family from Cuyahoga Falls, OH, to Charlotte, NC, in the fall of 2012 to study Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) in Matthews, NC.
Benjamen served as Director of ChurchQuake Ministries, and Pastor of Apologetics & Christian Education for "The Sanctuary Church" in Rock Hill, SC.
Benjamen Long Benjamen S. Long, 60, of Rock Hill, South Carolina was welcomed into heaven on April 15, 2022. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Benjamen will be fondly remembered as a strong and faithful teacher, pastor, counselor, and witness of Jesus Christ. He was loved by many and a stranger to none. He was a “gentle, good-natured giant” and was admired for his compassion and devotion to those around him. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife Robin Long of 12 years; loving children, Dionne Long, Hannah Long, and Pamela Bucci (Demetrius Watkins, Jr.); cherished grandchildren Truth Jackson Long, Bryana Lyons, Rylee Lyons; mother Rebecca Ann (nee Floyd) Long; sister Stephanie Long; brothers Robert and Albert Long and Titus Whitehead (Sabrina); niece Rebekah Walter; great-nieces Karley and Maya Walter; and many treasured extended family members and friends.
Benjamen was an ardent Ohio State Buckeyes, Dallas Cowboys, Boston Celtics, and North Carolina University Tar Heels fan. One of his favorite expressions was "How bout them Cowboys!"
He is preceded in death by his father Bennie Long, Jr.
A celebration of Benjamen’s life will be honored on May 21, 2022 at New Vision Four Square Church, Charlotte, NC . Online condolences and memories may be left on his memorial page at sunsetfuneralandcemetery.com
Donations may be made in Benjamen’s memory to the American Heart Association, online at https://www.heart.org/
His steadfast spirit and light will live on the hearts of those who loved him best. He fought the good fight and finished the race.