Phil LongIndependent, Voting Member
Asheville, North Carolina
Prior to joining Global Action, Rev. Phil Long served as an associate pastor of Church of the Highlands, one of the fastest growing churches in the US. Since 1988, his passion has been to develop leaders and help plant churches around the world. Since entering full-time ministry in 1989, he has served the local church as missionary, living and working for 6 years in Nigeria, Guatemala, Mexico, Kenya, and Uganda. Additionally, he has been a pastor for youth, college, small groups, and adults. He has also served in administration and as a church consultant. Upon completion of his MBA graduate school work from Indiana University in 2003, Phil entered the international business world and has worked in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa doing both ministry and business, which has given him the experience, diversity, and influence to train leaders in an even greater capacity. In 2008, he resigned a general manager position managing over 160 employees to re-enter full-time ministry. Phil is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Gulf States Bible College, formerly known as MTI. Phil served Global Action as International President from 2012 to 2016.