Caption: Paul Long loved the students in his English classes at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, the Sunday school students at his Moorpark church and especially his 16-year-old son, Devin. Known for teaching or preaching with props, Long could be counted on to take a shovel, an Oreo cookie or running shoes into the classroom or church auditorium. Long picked the Bible verse that would be preached at Sunday's services at Life Spring Community Church weeks before he boarded that Metrolink train on Friday with his wife, Karen, and their son. It was eerily prescient. "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come," reads Matthew 24:42 from the New International Version. On Sunday, the church took up a collection to help the Long family with expenses. Church members also are pitching in by providing nightly meals for the family.
Album ID: 593174
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