Tucker Long

Living the Christian Life: June 2017 to Present

The Lord used my time at Straight Street Restoration Center to ground me in His Word, learning what it means to follow Jesus as Lord and Savior. During the 18 months there, the Lord began leading me towards full-time professional ministry. He graciously opened the door for me to attend LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas to study Christian Ministry. I enrolled at LeTourneau in the Fall of 2018, going straight from the Street down to LeTourneau in Longview. I have been at LeTourneau since. I’m now in my senior year! The Lord has graciously given me many joys and celebrations, as well as mercifully sustained me through many trials and difficulties. He gave me the opportunity to serve with a Christian organization in Lebanon, teaching English to Syrian refugee children in the summer of 2019. He also gave me the opportunity to serve with the same organization in New York City in the summer of 2021, while I was initially prevented from returning overseas due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Lord has also given me several opportunities to preach and teach His Word in different churches in the Longview area, including at the college group of my home-church here. I believe that the Lord is calling me into pastoral ministry, with missions possibly involved somehow. I’m not sure what exactly this looks like yet. Now, I am seeking the Lord about what He wants me to do after I graduate from LeTourneau this upcoming May, 2022, Lord willing. I am considering attending seminary for further theological and ministerial training, but I have not made any firm decision yet. I am excited to see what the Lord will do next!