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Reverend Walter E. Longshore III

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Reverend Walter E. Longshore III was born in Orange NJ, the son of Dr. Walter & Laura Longshore. Walter was educated in the Orange school system and graduated from Orange High School.

Rev. Longshore, has a BA from Central State University in Ohio and a Pastoral Counseling certificate from Blanton Peale Institute in New York. He has done advanced degree work at both New York Theological Seminary and Eastern Seminary in PA. He has also studied at Eastern Bible Institute in Newark. NJ.  He has completed all of the required course work for certification as a drug and alcohol counselor (CADC).  Walter, is currently employed as a Case Manager for Community Education Centers in Newark, NJ where he assist former inmates with addiction, housing and employment concerns.

Rev. Longshore started his Christian journey at Union Baptist Church in Orange NJ. under the late Rev. James Vance McIver. In 1996 he responded to the Lord's call to serve His people, and in 1997 was licensed to preach the Gospel at Imani Baptist Church under the Pastorate of the late Rev. Moses A. Knott Jr. whom he followed to Nia Fellowship Baptist Church. Reverend Longshore was ordained under the Pastorate of Rev. Alphonsus E. Platt. He is currently a member of the ministerial staff of Nia. Walter, has served God in many capacities including usher, teacher, trustee, deacon and counselor.

Rev. Longshore conducts Christian services at the White House Nursing Home in Orange, and at Logan Hall, a half way back facility in Newark. He has also served as a Hospice volunteer. He believes that the best way to serve God is to serve his people.

Rev. Longshore is married to Louella and he is the father of Kyra, Marc, Brittany and Deshawn. He is also the grandfather of eight.