Victor Long


Rev. Victor K. Long was appointed pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon in July 2010. He is an Elder of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and has previously served appointments in Marion (First UMC), Carrier Mills, Centralia (First UMC), and Metropolis.
He holds the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from McKendree University; Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University; and Doctor of Ministry (DMin) from Graduate Theological Foundation.

He is also a Benedictine Oblate of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana, and his doctoral project focused upon introducing elements of the ancient Benedictine spiritual tradition into United Methodist settings.

Victor is married to Jennifer, and together they have four children: Ashley, Autumn, Lauren, and Carson.