Eddie Long

Bishop Eddie Long has passed away and he will soon be funeralized. However, Black church communities cannot bury his troubled past with him. The church—New Birth et al.—must reckon with the Goliath of child sexual abuse and rescue the true Davids, our children, from the perverse and death-dealing realities of molestation, incest and rape.

Embattled megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long has returned to the pulpit of Georgia’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church after being away for weeks, but the senior pastor has lost a significant amount of weight, prompting more dire prognoses about the state of his health.

Thirteen members of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church managed to recoup some of their monetary investments in a civil suit against controversial Bishop Eddie…

Bishop Eddie Long’s mother passed away on Friday (April 26) after a long illness. Hattie Long, 91, passed away in her home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bishop Long, pastor of the mega church New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, released this statement: “Our family recognizes how truly blessed we have been to have her live such a […]

Bishop Eddie Long is being sued by former New Birth Missionary Baptist Church members who claim the embattled megachurch pastor encouraged them to invest money with a company despite being informed the investor had a $3 million capital deficit. According to the AJC, the suit was filed late last month in DeKalb County state court. […]

Centino Kemp, the fifth accuser who came forward in the Bishop Eddie Long sex abuse scandal, will release a tell-all book on Valentine’s Day, according to the Georgia Voice. In the yet-to-be-released book, “First Lady,” Kemp talks about how he came to the United States at the tender age of 16 to attend a university […]

When news broke two years ago that Bishop Eddie Long was being accused of sexual abusing several young men, his wife Vanessa Long eventually filed for divorce. Vanessa would end up withdrawing her divorce petition and until now she’s remained largely silent. However, Vanessa Long took to the podium recently at New Birth Missionary Baptist […]

Centino Kemp, one of the five men who claimed to have had a sexual relationship with Bishop Eddie Long, has taken to Twitter to show his anger that the embattled pastor is having a Spirit & Truth Conference in the Bahamas, where Kemp is originally from. As we previously reported, Kemp, 22, claimed that he […]

A Southwest DeKalb High School star student has decided not to attend her own graduation because it’s being held in a church, more specifically at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, which is led by embattled pastor Bishop Eddie Long. Southwest DeKalb’s graduation ceremony is scheduled for May 25 at New Birth. Nahkoura Mahnassi, 16, and […]

IV His Son — two Atlanta-based Christian rap artists — and Jovan Mackenzy, in partnership with online production company CrownRightsMedia.com have made a video that is causing quite a stir in the Christian community. In the video IV His Son and Jovan Mackenzy are seen standing in front of the popular mega churches of two […]

For the second time in three months, Vanessa Long has called off her divorce from Bishop Eddie Long, the AJC reports. DeKalb County court filings posted online show that Vanessa Long’s divorce petition has been dismissed. The online postings in the case of “Long vs. Long” indicate the petition was dismissed “without prejudice.” Lawrence Cooper […]