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Pastor Donnell Long


Elder Clarence D. Long is the son to one of Christendom’s most prolific and renowned Apostolic leader’s of his generation. He is the eldest son born of three children to the late Apostle C. L. Long and Elder Joanne Long, founders of Scripture Cathedral Ministries, Inc.

Elder Long served under his father’s influential leadership and made his personal confession to devote his life through service and dedication to God, at an early age. Elder Long was filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost at the age of 13.

In 1979 while in the 11th grade he advanced to the position of Chief Financial Officer of Scripture Cathedral.

There would be more that God would lay at the charge of this faithful and focused man of God. In 1988 he was ordained as a minister to preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ with fervency.

On March 31, 2015 a somber and monumental occasion would take place simultaneously, as the celebratory eulogistic service was held in honor of 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.  Victory was in the house!

Elder Long is the loving and proud husband of his wife 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 lead the flock of God, to that land flowing with Milk and Honey.

You are always welcome to worship with us here at the Scripture Cathedral and get your praise on because, Scripture Cathedral is a “Praise 1 st Church.”

To God be the Glory forever!

First Lady Doretha T. Long


First Lady Doretha T. Long is a native of Washington, D.C.

First Lady Long is an advocate for education and biblical enrichment and she understands the importance of sound instruction through biblical principles that will ultimately better the whole of a person, both naturally and spiritually.


First Lady Long found her place in God at the Scripture Church of Christ when she was filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost and was baptized in water into the name Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 16.


She loves to praise and worship God and has served in many capacities within Scripture Cathedral Ministries which include: directing church choirs, overseeing the liturgical dance ministry, singing solos and serving as a member of the Praise and Worship team.

Though she had been steadfast in her purpose these offices would not be the height of her advancement! In 1999 when she accepted her mandate and was ordained a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the leadership of her Pastor, the Late Apostle C. L. Long, founder of the Scripture Cathedral Ministries Inc.

She is the proud wife of Elder Clarence Donnell Long, who is the Senior Pastor of Scripture Cathedral Ministries in Landover, MD. Together they have vowed to serve God and lead His people all while declaring that Scripture Cathedral Ministries, will forever be “A Praise First Church”.

To God be the Glory!