Eddie L. Long

Eddie L. Long

Eddie Lee Long was an American pastor who served as the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a megachurch in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, from 1987 until his death in 2017. When Long started as pastor for New Birth Church, there were 300 church members, which grew to 25,000. During this time, Long was a subject of a Senate investigation, concerning whether he personally profited from his church's tax-exempt status, which eventually ended without a finding of wrongdoing. Also, civil lawsuits were filed against him alleging sexual abuse of multiple underage male members of his parish. Wikipedia*

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Eddie L. Long has three videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2005 Forum. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2006 with an average of 4,174 views per program. Most appearances with Joseph E. Lowery (2), Tom Joyner (2), Tavis Smiley (2). Most common tags: African Americans, State of the Black Union.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 1990 - Present Bishop, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church (Lithonia, GA) Videos: 3

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