John Long was the FIRST worker to commit to the work full time on Faith Lines in 1899/1900.
He obtained permission for William irvine's FIRST independent mission in
Nenagh and was Irvine's first companion!
In 1907, John was EXCOMMUNICATED by William Irvine while preaching
from the platform at the Crocknacrieve Convention. He left the sect
and later married.
He wrote a very comprehensive Journal in which he chronicled
the "Early Days" of the movement.[sample pages]
He died in 1962 at age 90.