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Minister John Long

John Kevin Long was born on September 1, 1961, in Rockingham County, North Carolina.   He is the son of Joseph and Mattie Johnson Long.  He is also the grandson of the late Deacon John H. and Annie Mitchell Long and Allen “Brown” and Ellen Coleman Johnson.

John joined the High Rock Baptist Church at an early age. While he was  raised by his parents, his grandparents, uncles, and aunts have played important roles in his life.

John is the husband of Sharon Echols Long.  He is the father of two sons: John Kervin Long (Wife, Natasha) and   Jo’Bryant Kevin Long; adopted daughter, Tiffany L. Echols; and godson, Jhabaria Johnson.  He is the grandfather of Na’Sha Inez Long, John’nae Kiera Long and Tyjha Echols.

John is a graduate of Bartlett Yancey High School.  He started his career working for Dan River Mills and Culp Upholstery Prints.  In February 2004, he went to work for AW North Carolina as a level 2 and was later promoted to team leader.  He received his apprenticeship certificate from Durham Technical Community College.  Before leaving AW due to illness, John’s co-workers formed a prayer team.  Every Wednesday, they would get together and pray for him – Prayer does change things!

John’s love for his community and desire to help the youth is quite evident.  John coached basketball for the Highrock Elementary School from 1985 -1990 and served as a coach volunteer for the Caswell County Recreation Basketball League for two years.  Among many awards and accolades, he received an Outstanding Coaching Award.

We look forward to the service from this soldier in the Lord’s Army.


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Rev. Denise Taylor

Minister Denise Taylor is the fifth child of six born to the late Reverend Rufus Fuller Jr. and Geneva High Fuller. She is married to Lawrence Taylor and they are the parents of three children: Jarrod Taylor, Bryant Taylor, and Lakia Crutchfield. In addition, they have ten grandchildren.

While she possesses several educational degrees as well as other accomplishments, her greatest was recognized on September 18, 2005 when God allowed others to see the calling He placed on her life. She has taken a vow to do the will of the Lord, and serves High Rock Baptist Church as an inspired preacher and teacher of the Word.


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Rev. James Florence


Reverend James A. Florence was raised in Hillsborough, NC. He was educated in the Orange County School System and attended Alamance Community College. He married Sheila Bynum Florence on October 12, 1974 and they have two children, Kelvin and Debra Florence.

Rev. Florence preached his first sermon on January 20, 1980, and was Ordained as a Minister of the Gospel on September 16, 1981. He became a member of High Rock Baptist Church in July of 2000. Now serving High Rock as an Associate Minister, Rev. Florence is a mighty man of God.

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet...


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Rev.Lakia Crutchfield


Minister Lakia Crutchfield, born Lakia Charice Ingram, was born on January 22, 1980. She accepted the Lord at the early age of twelve. She accepted her call into the ministry of the gospel in June of 2005 and preached her initial sermon on March 12th, 2006. She is the mother of four beautiful children and an outgoing woman on a mission for the Lord. She loves to preach, teach, and minister whenever given the opportunity. Her favorite scripture is Ephesians 4:1, and some of her favorite people of the bible are Paul, Ruth, Elijah, and Elisha. She studies to show herself approved, and with the Holy Ghost readily divides the word of God.

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you the ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.




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Pastor Henry C. Long

Rev. Henry C. Long was born on December 7, 1954. He was the eighth of thirteen children and the fifth of seven sons to Rev. Daniel Long, Sr. and Mrs. Ethel Valentine Long. Raised on a tobacco farm in Caswell County NC, he was taught the importance and value of good work ethics.

Rev. Long married his high school sweetheart, Warneda Gunn, on June 7, 1975. They have three daughters: Natarsha, Laveta, and Belinda, as well as four grandchildren.

He received his education in the public schools of Caswell County at Stoney Creek Elementary, Dillard Jr. High and Bartlett Yancey High School, where he graduated on June 3, 1973. He later received an associate degree in industrial management from Alamance Community College, where he graduated at the top of his class with a 3.95 grade point average. While attending Alamance Community College he received the following awards: National Deans List 1993-1994, Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges 1994-1995, Academic All USA nominee, Business Merit Award, National Achievement Academy, and member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

The Pastor became a member of High Rock Baptist Church at an early age and served as a Trustee, member of the Pastor's Aid Committee, member of the Board of Deacons, and as a teacher for Sunday School and Bible Study. He was called into the ministry and preached his initial sermon on December 23, 2001. Afterwards, he served High Rock as Associate/Youth Minister assisting the Pastor as needed as well as preaching the Word whenever the Lord gave him an opportunity to do so, at home and in other churches.

On December 18, 2004, Rev. Henry C. Long was elected Pastor of The High Rock Baptist Church. He was ordained on February 26, 2005, by the Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Association.

Pastor Long served as Treasurer and executive board member of the Cedar Grove Ministers and Deacons Union, as well as Treassurer and member of the board of directors of the High Rock Community Outreach Center. He is a member of Dan RIver Masonic Lodge #490, where he served as Junior and Senior Deacon, Junior and Senior Warden, and Worshipful  Master. He is also a member of the Pride of Locust Hill Order of the Eastern Star, where he is a past Worthy Patron.

One of Rev. Long's favorite passages of scripture is Romans 12:1-21.



High Rock 2018

High Rock Baptist Church wishes everyone a happy and prosperous new year. May the love and blessings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, cover and guide you throughout 2018.

You are most welcome to join us in worship at any time. God bless you.

Morning Worship Service - 11:00 am Sunday

Bible Study/Prayer Meeting - 6:30 pm Wednesdays