These are the folks who have put their blood, sweat and tears into making this project a success thus far. Hard work, dedication and countless hours of tireless effort have gotten things to this point. At UCC, we understand that success is not something that happens over night. It happens through hard work, focus and commitment. Oh yeah, and prayer of course! We know we have a long road ahead, but we think that we have a good start.
Anthony R Long
Founder, Managaing Director
Originally from Rochester, NY Anthony Long has always been a creative person. His motto is “if you can think it,you can create it”. With experience in sales, negotiation and creative management Anthony has always stuck by this principle” When developing a team, you don’t have to be the smartest person in the room, you just have to inspire your team to see the vision and then work on executing it”. As the founder of the magazine, Anthony set out to find individuals who had the necessary skills to take this project to the next level.” Anthony went to Hampton University for a couple of years and then transferred to Molloy College in Long Island majoring in Business Management.
His experience mostly comes from years trial and error. “In any business, it’s understood that experience is the best teacher but experience is nothing without God’s guidance”. He who seeks the Lord will find refuge in his word.
Andrew Rucker aka Heartofpsalms is a man whom God has blessed with many gifts and talents, such as writing, producing, video editing to name a few. Heartofpsalms is a recording gospel artist, who got his start in music when he was 8 years old and began to write his own songs at 10. He started out singing in the church choir and volunteered for many solo parts at school. God blessed his efforts in the musical arts with praise and encouragement from those who came out to support him.
Heartofpsalms has been commissioned to preach the gospel and tell the truth on every platform that God has allowed. He is also the Audio and Video Director as well as the magazine personality for the video section entitled AIR IT OUT.
Heartofpsalms is the loving husband of Andrea Rucker together they write and record music with their band Resolute, which consist of two other band members. They share three beautiful daughters together Jasmine 19, Jordan 16, and Makayla.
Heartofpsalms lives in Glendale Arizona and attends Church for the nations in
Phoenix Arizona pastored by Michael Maiden.
Sr. Staff Photographer
Originally from Fort Myers, FL Joseph currently resides in Oklahoma City, Ok. Photography is his passion. As a graduate from the Oklahoma School of Photography, Joseph loves to capture the moments of life. “My goal is to bring the best images to represent UCC Magazine while furthering my knowledge and expertise of photography and video.”
Joseph is married to the love of my life and best friend Angela Dawson and he has his own photography business entitled Joseph Dawson Photography. “I want to thank everyone that supports me in my work and also my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for all he has done and continues to do in my life. I look forward to doing great things for UCC Magazine.”
A writer since the young age of 10, Mia has earned a BFA in creative writing and a MA in Journalism and Mass Communications. She has a freelance professional writing business in the works by the name of Writer’s Twist. Mia lead’s the writing team for the Magazine.
Adam began his career as a Graphic Designer and as time and technology evolved, so did Adam’s skill as a Graphic Designer. Combining his graphic skills with the latest web designing technology, Adam has over 20 years experience in the following areas; Web mastering, design, as well as consultations and instruction from the very basics to the tech savvy.
Quenne E. Nonde
Originally from the Ivory Coast, Quenne pronounced as “Ken” is a highly talented filmmaker and cinematographer. Since he was a young child Quenne has always been interested in filmmaking. Filmmaking for Quenne is a way to bring people’s everyday issues to light and also give others the opportunity to look at issues from a different point of view. He loves being able to connect to a variety of people through a story. In addition to being a filmmaker/videographer for the UCC Magazine, he is the Founder and Creative Director of Imaginative Creations. Quenne would like to use his talent and his experience to spread awareness of sensitive subjects and to help others.