• Fr. Dwight LongeneckerFr. Dwight LongeneckerFr. Dwight Longenecker


Now that I’m the Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary parish I am not as free to travel and speak as I have been. However, I am still able to speak to your group if we plan far enough in advance.

I speak on a variety of topics. Many groups ask me to tell how and why I went from being brought up in a very Evangelical home and attending Bob Jones University to became a Catholic priest. Others ask me to speak about particular apologetics questions or to engage in dialogue with Evangelicals about the key questions of the faith. Others ask me to deliver training seminars on evangelism and apologetics. The speaking engagements I like most are parish missions. This is a great chance to meet ordinary Catholics and help inspire and enliven their faith.

Before I was ordained I started a personal growth program called Ordinary Hero. In these seminars we we use film clips and the outline of the Hero’s Quest to help people make positive change in their lives. Now, as a Catholic priest I lead a similar program called Spiritual Hero. Using Lord of the Rings and other exciting films, I explain how the Hero’s Quest can help direct people in their spiritual lives. This program makes an excellent presentation for a youth conference, parish retreat or special youth retreat.

If you would like me to come and speak to your group just fill out the seminar request form, or be in touch with me to discuss your needs for a speaker. You can send me an email or call me by going over to the contact page.

  • We will run in the path of God's commandments our hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love. -- St Benedict