Mike Long is one of the most sought after speakers for Pro-Life banquets and fundraisers due to his enthusiastic message and record-breaking appeal. One of the pioneers of the abstinence education movement, Mike has woven his thirty years of speaking on sexual purity into one of the most unique messages of prevention and restoration on the issue of abortion. His presentation, including humor and stories touching every heart, captivates his audiences, as he leads donors into one of the most successful appeals strategically bathed in direction and prayer.
Mike and his family are originally from Raleigh/Durham, NC and currently reside in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mike served as a legislative assistant for the late US Senator Jesse Helms. He then became a teacher in the Durham Public Schools. His teaching career led to the development of his nationally acclaimed videotape series "Everyone Is NOT Doing It," one of the most persuasive abstinence education programs currently used in over 5000 school systems throughout the world.
After speaking at hundreds of churches, parent/teen conferences, community programs, school assemblies, and youth rallies nationwide, the Lord led Mike to primarily direct his message in a very special way to ministries most dear to his heart….Pregnancy Resource Centers. After speaking to hundreds of PRC executive directors at Focus on the Family, Mike began to develop his message to encourage every PRC donor base to become more proactive in these ministries, while raising record funds for them.
His message is simple: The #1 goal of PRC ministries is to help young women who have made a wrong choice in their lives, not make another one called abortion. PRCs are very successful in achieving that goal, but when they do, the question should arise, “Do we want to see that young woman back a year from now?” The answer is no and that is why Mike’s message is so appealing. Not only are PRC ministries saving the lives of the unborn, they are also saving the lives of young women (and men) who grace their doors through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ! That is full-scale ministry and Mike’s challenge is not only for donors to stand behind PRC ministries with a one time gift of support at the banquet, but also a monthly “investment” in them that will pay eternal dividends!
Mike is an accomplished author of 2 books, Teenagers: Everyone Is NOT Doing It and Parents: Everyone Is NOT Doing It published by Jameson Books. These books compliment his video series and are highly recommended by national leaders. Mike holds a Masters degree in Christian School Administration from Southeastern Theological Seminary and is recognized as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America. He is also the recipient of the Eagle Award for his outstanding inspiration and concern for America’s Youth.
"God has blessed Mike with the ability to "go and tell" and through his testimony communities across this country are being awakened to the effects of comprehensive sex education and the resulting life-altering choices young people are making. Mike's passion for your youth, the unborn, and his commitment to the work of pregnancy centers is evident in the sound of his voice and the words he speaks!
“It was noted that people finally understood the connection of what we do and how intervention relates to prevention…The biggest success by far was the way you execute "the ask." We have never had such an excellent "ask!" Our pledges for next year more than doubled!”