Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, with a congregation of 25,000. Investigated 2007 as part of a Senate probe into the finances of six wealthy megachurches. Subject of four separate lawsuits filed September 2010 by former male parishioners, alleging that Long gave them gifts of cars and international travel, while coercing them into sex.
Father: Floyd Long
Mother: Hattie Long
Wife: Dabara S. Houston (m. 1981, div.)
Wife: Vanessa Griffin (four sons)
Son: Edward (youth pastor)
High School: North Mecklenburg High School, Huntersville, NC (1972)
University: BBA, North Carolina Central University
Theological: MDiv, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA
Theological: PhD Pastoral Ministry, International College of Excellence (unaccredited)
Administrator: Trustee, North Carolina Central University (2002-)
Bishop Eddie Long Ministries Inc.
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Pastor (1987-)
Ford Motors (fired)
Sexual Harassment Paid undisclosed amount to settle lawsuit (2011)
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity