Pastor Donnell Long & First Lady Doretha Long

Pastor Clarence D. Long

Pastor Clarence D. Long is the Senior Pastor of Scripture Cathedral Ministries.  Pastor Long has been ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 2 decades and has embraced his Pastorate with a fierce determination to lead God’s people according to His statutes and precepts.

Pastor Long comes from a long line of service in the Apostolic church. He served under his father’s (Apostle C.L. Long) influential leadership, and in doing so, humbled himself to make his confession of devoted service and life-long dedication to God at an early age.  In 1988 Pastor Long was ordained as a minister to preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ with fervency.

March 31, 2015 would be a somber and monumental occasion; as the celebratory eulogistic service was held as Pastor Long lay to rest his father, the late Apostle C. L. Long. Yet in that same service through the laying on of hands by Bishop Ralph Dennis and Arch Bishop Alfred A. Owens, Elder Long was consecrated as Pastor and Successor of the Scripture Cathedral Ministries, Inc.

Pastor Long is the loving and proud husband of his wife First Lady Doretha T. Long.  They have been wed in holy matrimony since 1988 and have one daughter, Promise T. Long. He and his family reside in Maryland and together they have vowed to serve God and his people as they feed and lead the flock of God to that land flowing with Milk and Honey. You are always welcome to worship with us and get your praise on; because Scripture Cathedral Ministries is a “Praise 1st Church.”


First Lady Doretha T. Long is a native Washington, DC.

First Lady Long found her place in God at the Scripture Church when she received salvation as a child and was baptized in water into the name of Jesus Christ. At the age of 16 she was filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost thus began her life anew with Christ.  She loves to Praise and Worship and has had the privilege of working with Choirs, the liturgical dance ministry and praise team just to name a few.  In 1999 she accepted her mandate and was ordained a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the auspices and leadership of her Pastor, the late Apostle C. L. Long, founder of the Scripture Cathedral Ministries Inc.

First Lady Long has a heart and empathy for women and youth causing her to pour out of herself to enhance them for Kingdom greatness, as well as teaching life skills and self empowerment. In the words of Lady Long “there’s nothing greater than a women that knows who she is.” Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit she has developed groups within the ministry such as: The Jewel and Diamonds Ministry, Trail Blazers Ministry, Hospitality Ministry, Divine Worshippers, and many others that are designed to edify women and youth in ministry. Living out her life based on her favorite scripture psalm 27:4 “one thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.”  Thus she is steadfast in her service to God and the call of God on her life.

She is the proud wife of Pastor Clarence D. Long, Senior Pastor of Scripture Cathedral Ministries and together the parents of one daughter Promise T. Long.  Together they have vowed to serve God’s people and equip every believer for the work of the ministry. Ultimately, her desire is to live her life in the service of God knowing that her labor is not in vain in the Lord. To God be the glory!