Pastor Bruce A. Long is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Restoration Ministries, a ministry which is focused on the restoration and deliverance of the captives by teaching the uncompromising Word of God.
Pastor Bruce was born in Plant City, Florida to the late John L. and Alice Long. In 1979, he married his childhood sweetheart, Valerie Long. Pastor Bruce served in the United States Armed Forces, and while stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia he began his journey with Christ. He became a member of the New Harvest Outreach Church of Columbus, Georgia and was licensed as an Elder.
Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit he relocated back to Florida. In 1995, Pastor Bruce and wife Valerie became members of Revealing Truth Ministries and served under the leadership of Pastors Greg and Deborah Powe. Pastor Bruce served as a Personal Assistant to Pastor Greg Powe, Director of the Children’s Ministry, Ministry Liaison Director, and Director of the Alter Call Ministry. Pastor Bruce was very passionate and dedicated in guiding individuals toward a more purposeful and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
In 2000, he was ordained and licensed by Pastor Greg Powe as a Pastor and served on the Revealing Truth Ministries Pastoral Support Team. In 2016, Pastor Greg Powe affirmed Pastors Bruce and Valerie Long’s call to start their own ministry, Restoration Ministries was birthed and founded upon the principles of 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are past away; behold, all things are become new”.
Pastor Bruce’s success in life and ministry is attributed to his faith in the Word of God, and his relationship with wife, Pastor Valerie. They are the parents of five children: Anthony and Kenya Long; Bruce and Mekesha Long; LaToyua and Ronald Coleman; Shaquana Long, Krystal Mack, and are the proud grandparents of fourteen grandchildren.
Pastor Valerie Long is the wife of Pastor Bruce Long, and the founders of Restoration Ministries, which is focused on the restoration and deliverance of the captives by teaching the uncompromising Word of God.
Valerie was born in Miami, Florida and relocated to Plant City, Florida where she met and married her childhood sweetheart, Bruce Long. In 1995, they became members of Revealing Truth Ministries and served under the leadership of Pastors Greg and Deborah Powe. Valerie served on the Intercessory Prayer Team, and various departments within the ministry. They were ordained as ministers in 2000 and served on the Pastoral Support Team.
During her tenure as the Women’s Fellowship Coordinator, Pastor Valerie assisted Pastor Deborah Powe in identifying, building, and fostering participation within the Women’s Ministry. She encouraged and challenged women to develop strong relationships with God and with each other. Pastor Valerie faithfully served the first family as Pastor Deborah Powe’s personal assistant at Revealing Truth Ministries for over fifteen years.
In 2016, Pastor Greg Powe commissioned Pastors Bruce and Valerie Long to start their ministry. Restoration Ministries was founded and birthed upon the principles of 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are past away; behold, all things are become new”.
Pastor Valerie’s role as a mother and grandmother is an absolute joy. She’s the mother of four children: Anthony and Kenya Long; Bruce and Mekesha Long; LaToyua and Ronald Coleman; Shaquana Long, and the proud grandmother of twelve grandchildren.
Pastor Valerie attributes her success to God, her mother, the continual support of her husband, and Pastors Greg and Deborah Powe.