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Eddie Long

AKA Eddie Lee Long

Born: 12-May-1953
Birthplace: Lithonia, GA

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute [1]
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Georgia Baptist minister

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.


[1] 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: Eric
Son: Edward (youth pastor)
Son: Jared
Son: Taylor

    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


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