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Derry Long

Professor of Christian Leadership

  • Biography
  • Education
  • Theological Interests

Dr. Derry Long has served in ministry for over 45 years in many roles – pastor, church planter, pastoral coach, regional overseer, and international teacher. He was a lead pastor at Evangelical Churches for 27 years in metro and rural areas. He was superintendent of the Western Conference of the Evangelical Church from 1994-2000 with oversight of 30 churches. He was chief strategy officer for Journey Church in Bozeman from 2006-2017, and pastoral coach for Harvest Church and its five campuses in Montana and Wyoming. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, England, and started a consulting company.  He grew up on a farm in North Dakota. He and his wife, Marcy, have been married for nearly 50 years and have three children and five grandchildren.

  • Ph.D. from University of Birmingham, England
  • Th.B. from Wesley Bible College
  • Mass Communication Studies, Bemidji State College
  • Bible and Theology Studies at Bethel Theological Seminary

Dr. Long works to help leaders multiply their effectiveness by seeing the potential in and utilizing the giftings of those with whom they work. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham, England, in the study of how to create and sustain empowering social environments.