Pastor Stan Long currently serves as Part Time Interim Lead Pastor at Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church in Relay Md. He also serves as Associate Executive Director for Baltimore Antioch Leadership Movement. A native of Washington DC, he was nurtured by his parents and converted in a Baptist church at age 12. He earned a Bachelors of Arts in History at Frostburg State in 1976 and came to Baltimore to serve as a campus minister with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship where he ministered on various local campuses for 11 years. In 1981 he married Baltimore native Terri (Martin) and by God’s grace they have raised 5 children. They now have 4 granddaughters. When not doing ministry Pastor Stan is involved pursuing his other hobbies of music and sports.
After joining Forest Park Presbyterian Church in 1978, and becoming an ordained Ruling Elder in 1983, Pastor Stan began to sense the call to the gospel ministry. After earning a Masters of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois in 1989, Pastor Stan was ordained to the office of Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America in 1991, serving as solo pastor at Forest Park Presbyterian until 2000. He served at Faith Christian Fellowship from 2000 through 2019 and began at Grace January 2020. He is also involved with Metro Baltimore Seminary as a professor, Dean of Admissions and the Urban Ministry track.
Assistant Pastor of Christian Education and Family Ministries
Eric is a Maryland native, growing up in Carroll County. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied government and politics. Eric met his wife, Leigh, in college and they were married in 2013. After a brief time working on Capitol Hill, Eric began to work for a PCA ministry in Washington, DC called Ministry to State. This was a significant time in Eric’s life as the Lord used it to begin calling Eric into ministry.
The Tracys came to GRPC in 2016, and Eric served as the Pastoral Intern while in seminary at Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando). In 2017 their son, David, was born, and he has brought constant joy and laughter into their lives ever since. After graduation from seminary, Eric accepted a call to stay at GRPC as the Assistant Pastor and was ordained in January 2019.
In his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading, and eating good food – especially anything spicy!