New Birth Missionary Baptist Church’s senior pastor Eddie L. Long has died, according to the church. He was 63 years old.
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It has been reported this morning Bishop Eddie Long has passed away at the age of 63.
Â It seems like these days Eddie cant get a break. Eddie Long is back in the news after the church decided to close the “New Birth Christian Academy School.
Here’s what happen!!!!
A school affiliated with Bishop Eddie Longâ€™s Georgia megachurch is shutting down.
Parents received letters, just two days before Christmas, telling them the school would close on January 4th.
Bishop Eddie Long Steps Down As Pastor Of â€œNew Birth Churchâ€
New Birth Christian Academy, which enrolls students in kindergarten through the 12th grade, has been struggling financially for years, officials said. A financial deficit and declining enrollment left its board of directors with no other option but to temporarily close the school, said a church statement. READ MORE
In stunning and breaking news, Bishop Eddie Long has officially announced he will be stepping down from the pulpit of New Birth in Lithonia, GA.Â In church today Bishop Long announced he will beÂ taking a leave of absense to “take time to heal with family”. This comes days after his wife revealed she has filed for divorce and after the 2010 allegations of the pastor having sexually relations with young men in his church. Check inside for more details of this story. READ MORE
A $15 Million dollar settlement was arranged for the accusers in the Eddie Long sex scandal and now Eddie is saying he wantsÂ some ofÂ his money back. If you remember, earlier this year media coverage revealed a sexual misconduct lawsuit against the Lithonia, Georgia pastor filed against him by 5 younger male members of his own congregation. READ MORE
One of Bishop Eddie Long’s original accusers in the sex abuse scandal that rocked his church last year has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana in Miami yesterday. He will serve one year probation and 75 hours of community service because of the charge.
Speaking with WSBTV out of Atlanta, he said, READ MORE