2014 Australia's Local Hero (New South Wales) Community leader
DOB: 17 / Nov / 1951
From: New South Wales
Rev Graham Long has worked at the pointy end of humanity for his entire working life. After starting out in social work, Graham trained for ministry from 1979 to 1982 before becoming a chaplain to Parramatta Prison and running a church welfare agency. Graham was on a sabbatical in 2004 when The Wayside Chapel called him to be the next Minister. Since then, Graham has transformed the iconic charity into a flourishing community of no ‘us and them’.