provided by Search Committee Chair Jeremy Skaggs
On July 6 the board of Disciples Home Missions (DHM) approved the call of Rev. Sotello Long as the next president of DHM. Long was introduced to the full General Assembly on July 11.
Long served as the regional minister of the Christian Church in South Carolina since 2003 and the pastor of First Christian Church in Aiken, SC, since 2014. This will not be his first tour with DHM, however. He was the minister of evangelism from 1995 to 2003.
The search committee was impressed with Long’s ministry in South Carolina and with his passion and vision for the ministry of DHM. He will begin his ministry at DHM on August 21, working with current DHM President Rev. Dr. Ron Degges who will retire on August 31.