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Bishop Eddie Long Home-Going Service; Wednesday 25th January

January 15th saw the passing of senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Bishop Eddie Long. The American speaker

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January 15th saw the passing of senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Bishop Eddie Long. The American speaker and author died on Sunday morning with his fight against cancer coming to an end.  With his weight being the significant sign that he was dealing with a severe illness, amongst the speculation over the allegations that was made against him a few years ago, let us remember that our opinion is ours. And at this time the family deserve the respect to mourn accordingly. As believers, we all recognise that the Lord does not list sin of any form in hierarchy. And so, although we have been given free speech to express ourselves, let us remember to correctly apply wisdom when speaking to edify, bring truth and stand as a light of hope for change.



“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. (Matthew 7 v 1 & 2) NKJV 



The New Birth Church released a statement on behalf of his wife and the church below. As a man of God with unyielding faith, Bishop Long maintained his commitment to our Heavenly Father as he proclaimed that cancer would not kill his faith nor his spirit.


First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, Bishop Long’s wife of 27 years offered the following;



I am confidant through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place.  Although, his transition leaves a void for those of us who loved him dearly, we can celebrate and be happy for him, knowing he’s at peace.”



Deeply committed to his church, even in his last days, Bishop Long delivered his final message to New Birth as we ushered in 2017. He told the church that God was already working in our favor and what we have been praying for was already manifested.  In his departure, we receive that and as faithful members of New Birth, we praise God for the life of Bishop Long.



Bishop Long was known as one of the most influential faith leaders in the world.  He stood strong as a Kingdom Builder, pioneering leader, and revolutionary mind changer.  Long was a family man and spiritual leader who was well-respected and loved for his passion to unapologetically and courageously preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Long inspired thousands of believers around the world through his global ministry that literally changed lives.  Through his earthly battle, Bishop Long believed that God was once again using him to help others see the power of the Holy Spirit through the love New Birth displayed to him and the countless prayers sent up by others from every corner of the earth.



Bishop Eddie L. Long was 63 years old.  He is survived by his beautiful wife, First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, 4 children Eric, Edward, Jared and Taylor and 3 grandchildren.  The Long family thanks you for your prayers, condolences and messages of love. The family appreciates your support and respect of their privacy. For the home going service to honor Bishop Long, the date for the service is scheduled for Wednesday 25th January at 11am at New Birth Church.

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