Graham Long worked as a social worker before training for the ministry in 1979. He was chaplain to Parramatta Prison and ran a church welfare agency. He has degrees in philosophy from the Catholic Theological Union and the Catholic Institute of Sydney. He has been pastor and CEO of the Wayside Chapel for 10 years and is a regular guest on various ABC radio programs. He is the author of Love Over Hate: Finding Life by the Wayside and Stories by the Wayside.