Who Is Bishop Eddie Long?


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Bishop Eddie Long is the pastor at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Born as Eddie Lee Long on May 12, 1953, Long helped grow the ministry from 500 members to a megachurch of approximately 25,000 members.

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Long earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from North Carolina Central University in 1977 and briefly worked for the Ford Motor Company. In 2005, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Long earned upwards of $3.07 million in salary and benefits from his non-profit Bishop Eddie Long Ministries Inc. Due to this report, the U.S. Senate investigated six ministries including Long's in 2007 as part of a tax-exempt status scandal.

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