You have joined my heavenly entourage of interceding saints and I am truly grateful. Rest well pastor and I will see you on the other side. What more can I say,God is so Awesome he gave us a man after his own heart. Bishop love went through this whole world and we are Grateful for the time we had with this man of God. Thanking the Father for a life well lived. We love You!!! Bishop was truly called to the people. He was the peoples Bishop. Watching him on television over the years, you could feel the anointing coming through the screen. I was so blessed to come to Georgia and be in service with him and again felt the anointing and witnessed both he and his wife financially bless some of the families in the audience.
He was a giver and a lover of People. Bishop Eddie L Long, you have been my spiritual father since the days on Snapfinger road in the little chapel. My spiritual growth developed through the words God spoke through you and I am forever grateful. Your legacy lives on in us and we are blessed to be a part of the New Birth Family. Elder Long and the entire Long family, what a blessing you are to the kingdom of God. We stand with you and we shall continue legacy. We are New Birth! We love you Bishop but God loved you more.
Rest in Heaven. My prayers goes out to my First Family. Bishop, you will truly be missed and I will forever be grateful for you and your family. Thank you for all you have done for my family and I. Without you, we would have never learned how to really serve God. We will forever love you, see you later Bishop. Love and miss you dearly Westmoreland Family. I watched him through the years and his prophetic sermons encouraged me quite a lot helping me through many situations ….. I joined New Birth on September 7, I will be eternally gratefully for the seeds that were deposited into my life under this leadership.
Apostle Long will be truly missed and I am grateful to God for the time he allowed us to have him here in the earth realm. I love you all dearly. I was carrying so much hurt and pain and rejection and embarrassment and just an attitude of over all failure, I wanted to end it all One day while riding the bus home from work, I clearly heard the Lord say to me go to New Birth and I can honestly and truly say that my life has never been the same.
I am honored and thankful to have had Bishop Long as my pastor. I grew spiritually under his leadership as he challenged us to be better, do better, while showing us God wants us whole and not just healed. No doubt he had a great impact in the lives of many. Bishop Long I will miss you greatly. Our hearts is so heavy….. Thank you for your everlasting legacy. Bishop you will be truly.
You have made a huge difference in my life and have helped me to grow spiritually these last 15 yrs. May you rest in perfect peace. Though are hearts are heavy here on earth, I know you are having a heavenly celebration. My condolences go out to the long family. Thank you for sharing bishop with us. May God be with you all. Bishop Eddie L Long will always be my spiritual father, i joined New Birth , Bishop Long touched my heart with truth his word expanded my prayer life, i joined the Christian Shelter Ministry now known as The Valerie McKay Ministry, my grandson who is now 10 knows Bishop Long as his father, while the tears that i shed are in sorrow, i would not trade one moment of your teachings, you can rest now but continue to look over New Birth WeAreNewBirth.
My prayers are with this first family. Bishop was and is truly love by my family and he has touched in so many ways too many to explain. I truly admire how God used him to touch y family and many others lives. I will truly miss him. We love Elder Vanessa the Bolden Family. Bishop Long will truly be missed for his laughter, funny humor and great anointing that God graced him with. I thank God for the time that my children and I were able to call Bishop our pastor last eleven years. We have gain so much from being under his leadership at New Birth Lithonia.
Rest in peace Apostle Long, we love and will always miss you. I have fond memories of his leadership when New Birth was on Snapfinger. He would jokingly say Sister Vanessa Long made him the man he would become, polyester suits and all, My prayers are with the members who have lost our shepherd, his family and the countless people around the world he touched. I prayers are with the Long family and our New Birth family.
Bishop Long was an inspiration to not only me but my entire family. I joined New Birth in and we raised our children in the church. I appreciate and love every word and prayer that you spoke over our lives. Your voice will forever resonate in my spirit. I will continue to live, lead, and love like Christ! Your legacy will live on! Thank you for showing us how to stand on God promises for our lives. Sister Long and the Long family we thank you for sharing your husband, father and brother with us. We will keep you lifted in prayer. Again, thank you, thank you, and thank you!
Elder Long and family It has been quite a journey. I can only hope that your husband, father and our Bishop can finally be at peace! We as a church family, those of us that endured the storm with you thank you, thank you for sharing Bishop with us, and for sharing parts of yourselves as well.
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It is my hope and my prayer that you know that you are loved. Bishop was and is one of a kind! This is such a surreal moment. Prayers go out to the Long family. Bishop Long has been a great inspiration in my life and I will miss him deeply. Bishop Eddie Long, you will be missed. I recall so many of your teachings. When you preached, many times I felt you were talking directly to me.
You preached to me, and taught me how to handle my problems, without ever talking to me. Rest now, no more pain, no more sorrow. I thank God for allowing me to have you in my life for so many wonderful years. Thank you God for the life and teachings you gave us through Bishop. Through your divine connection, Bishop had a way of making thousands in a room feel as if he was speaking directly to their heart. We lift his family up at this time and thank you Father for using him to guide us and grow us. I am so proud to be a part of the Newbirth family.
Rest in Heaven beautiful soul! We know the heartache you must have and the void you must feel in the loss of your husband and father. I thank and appreciate all of you for allowing Bishop to soar to the spiritual heights and dimensions he has laid open before us. We thank you for allowing him time to pour into each one of us through his presence and teachings. My husband, Elder Cunningham, and I miss him more than words can express. We grew so much in the faith under his tutelage over the almost 30 years we have served at New Birth. We are forever indebted to him for hearing and answering the Clarion call of God to go out with all boldness to preach the gospel to the world.
The energy he displayed, the zeal, passion, authority and order in which he presented the word of God; the love he shared with us his church family, was inexplicable to those who watched from afar. He had the ability to hear from God and speak to each of us encouragement in diverse situations, hope for the future, and a peace that reassured us that all would be well.
Bishop has laid out for us such an awesome foundation for the road to victory and living life by kingdom principles. Bishop ran the race and finished strong. He demonstrated how, in spite of adversities, challenges and tribulations, to walk with head held high knowing that only God is the author and finisher of our faith. God ordered his steps, gave him the words to speak, and anointed and graced him to complete his assignment. Bishop was the keeper of a flock that spread over continents. Bishop was a man of such finesse, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
He was a man whose will was first to please God. A man who may have seemed small in stature but who became huge in the eyes of man. What a legacy he leaves behind! What a challenge he left for us. He has set the foundation and the bar on which we are to build — line upon line, precept upon precept.
Bless you Bishop Long for the love you showed us and for all that you were. God keep you Elder Vanessa. Hold fast to the faith. Know that you were the wind beneath his wings. Much love to you and the children. You have endured the storm, that tried to defeat your husband, father and our Bishop. For those of us that stayed the course during the tough times, we thank you, thank you for sharing him with us and a little bit of yourselves as well.
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It is my hope, that you know how much my family and I love you. Bishop was and is the best pastor on this side of Heaven,. He has endured until the end! I have no doubt in my mind or spirit that The Lord Jesus Christ and Jehovah God looks at Bishop Long and smiles because He finished his course and he keep the faith, so Rest well Sir in your earned reward!
May The Lord comfort Mrs. Condolences to the Elder sister, the sons ,daughter and grandchildren. Thank you for giving so freely your anchor. Bishop always said to whom much is given much is required. He gave his life time and time again. I am grateful for the season he gave. Well done thy faithful servant. Rest in Power! How does one say thank you for the last 20 years?
My life was to never be the same again. I thank Bishop for exposing and teaching me about The Kingdom. New Birth became home for me with the blessing of my father; the late Rev. My life will never be the same again. Tiffany Slaughter. May God continue to carry you and your family and strengthen each of you as you prepare for the hardest days, months and years to come;. May God strengthen your church and carry each member who loved this amazing Man of God and his family.
May he cover your Ministry and continue to give you overflow in all you are doing and continuously working toward in future journey ahead. May God just continue to cover your minds? And watch over you all as a whole. In Jesus mighty name. My continue prayers are with you all. In Jesus name. Bishop Long has gone to glory although missed here on earth but he is with Jesus right now with his glorious crown. I pray the Holy Spirit of God step into those voids he left and by the His grace his family and New Birth Church will move to a new level of glory in Jesus Mighty name.
My prayers are with the family of New Birth. Bishop is resting at the feet of Jesus so we are not mourning as those who do not have hope. I have been blessed by the ministry of Bishop Long over the years despite the distance. We shall miss him. I had never heard of New Birth and at that time. I was facing a series of horrible situations that had almost taken my life.
When I arrived,I was amazed at to what I saw. I felt the power and the anointing of God soo strong. I saw all those people and I went into the sanctuary still in awe. I met God there at New Birth. Thank you God for the life and ministry of Bishop Long! Thank you First Lady Elder Vanessa for standing and for gracing us with your love and presence. I am sure that was not easy but know that we are forever grateful! We are love you and will continue to pray for you all! My sympathy and prayers will continue to go out to the Family and the New Birth Family.
In regards to our lost. A man that inspired many, some he Knew by face and others through faith. I learned that although he may not know me by face its the spirit that was in that man, that housed the vessel. I knew Bishop Long from the sound that bellowed through the lungs and tunnels of heaven released in the earth realm for many to hear the calling and mandate of the creator. With that came great challenges. Increase and fortify the grounds with prayer and fasting.
Your true leader has not died but is reborn. As the book of Acts say, they heard a sound of a mighty rushing wind. The wind is present as we speak…. He will be missed. I loved attending the worship service along with my wife and daughter. We will miss you Bishop and may god bless New Birth Family. I will be there to celebrate the life of my spiritual daddy. You would laugh when I would call you Big Poppa. Big Poppa, you were a powerful positive influence to me and you will live in my heart forever. So sorry to hear about the lost of you beloved Bishop Eddie Long!
You are all in our prayers. God will not take your pain of his lost away, but he will makes your pain easier to bear. Stand on God word as it will stand the test of time. Simply, thank you Sir for sharing your gift with the world! All of heaven is probably laughing at your jokes! Condolences and love to Lady Vanessa and the family! My Prayers and Condolences to the Long family and NewBirth members and all the lives he has touched including mine..
I have been a member since , served as a dedicated member of Total Praise Choir as an Administrator for 10years. I know you will be an out of box trendsetter in heaven as well. I pray God gives you and your family comfort and healing during this time of bereavement. Long had such a loving and giving spirit. We are will all miss him dearly. Thank you Long Family for allowing the world to share such a wonderful gift! My condolences to the Long Family.
Bishop Long, you will truly be missed. Your words and teachings led me and my family closer to God. You gave so much of your time and life helping others. Thank YOU for everything. Rest In Peace. Bishop Long at all but i can say that God knew him more. We are to allow him to do his awesome work. And God will have his final say so.
I just want to make it into The kingdom of heaven. And everyone that read this message should strive to make heaven our final destination. In my heart, I know Bishop Long accomplished his mission and is now in a better place with the Lord. He was not perfect, as none of us are. My father, my dad, I have walked with Bishop for 24 years. I know his heart, love and compassion for others and the gospel of Jesus Christ.. Even though my grief consume me concerning his passing, because the human side is going to miss him so much, I know the Lord is saying well done my good and faithful servant come up just a little bit higher.
With much love and respect, rest in peace as I carry on your dreams, love, and legacy. My Bishop, my pastor. Where do I start? I admired Bishop Long. I love him and I appreciate how he cared about people. I loved his sense of humor. Progression in Christ. He taught us how to forgive, to serve and to lead. Christ in us. Often Bishop would preach and as he was preaching God would be speaking to him. Powerful ministry, powerful, wonderful man. I love you Bishop. Thank you for caring about our health enough to bring people and resources to us to help us live better and healthier lifestyles. I could go on, but it would take way too long to express everything.
Beautiful man of God. You are loved. My thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful, loyal wife and his loyal children. Thank you Elder Vanessa Long for being a faithful caregiver to the end to your husband and to the man we know as the honorable Bishop Eddie L. May God regenerate, restore, and revive you mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually with each passing moment.
Elder Vanessa Long, thank you. Thank you for giving your husband to be used by God to help sooo many of us.
He was such a spiritual blessing to me. He will never know, but he touched my life in such an amazing way. My condolences to you and your family in this time, especially your children. I pray daily that God gives you all a peace that surpasses all understanding. God Bless. I thank God for you Bishop Long. Your willingness to love, lead and serve has greatly impacted the world and advanced the Kingdom of God. Your special touch to minister to men has made so many men better men, thrusting us to take our rightful place.
To Elder Vanessa Long, the children and grandchildren, God is with you. Rest on Bishop Long, you will always be loved and never forgotten. It was a pleasure to hear him for four years during the week on the morning prayer line. He will be missed but am grateful that the suffering is no more. God bless you all,. Rest in Heaven Bishop! I was so blessed to have you as my Pastor for 10 wonderful years! First Lady Long thank you so much for sharing your husband! I love you with all of my heart! I joined New Birth in , after hearing about a man that God had his hand on and how he was making an impact on so many peoples lives.
So I visited and been here every since. I pray that we who remain will pick up his mantle put it on and prophesy with power. Bishop you are truly missed but God loves you more. Thank you for a job well done! Ephesians Bishop Long has been a true teacher and Spiritual Father. I moved to Atlanta in as a widow lost and seeking guidance. I attended the church every time the doors opened. Bishop Long spoke to my broken heart and helped me to grow and gain the strength I needed to move forward. He taught me to trust God and to develop a personal relationship with God.
I found myself living again. He will truly be missed. I thank God for the blessing of developing under his leadership. Praying for the entire Long Family! Their memories remains in our hearts. May loving memories heal your pain and keep you going. Before I had established a place to live in Atlanta upon relocation in , I was certain of my church and my pastor. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine myself living in Atlanta, working at CDC or becoming a member of New Birth and having the up close opportunity to be touched by the man whom I admired via BET on Friday mornings at 6 am while attending Grambling State University.
Bishop Long was larger than life to the masses, but for us, he was a father, a friend, the teacher of all teachers and a gladiator of leaders who taught us to stand…by standing. I will never be the same because Bishop spoke life and hope into me like no other. He was a limitless example of fortitude and Godly surrender. He showed us his vulnerability and in every step and with every breath, he taught us to move forward in God.
While I miss him and mourn this immense loss, I look forward to what lies ahead for my New Birth family. We shall pick up the mantle, put it on and prophesy! I am fully persuaded that when our Bishop departed this life, he went empty; after giving everything he had. Vanessa Long, my love for you will never fade. To his beloved children, grandchildren, brothers and family, I extend my deepest condolences and fervent prayers of strength and healing to you all. Thank God for his life and legacy.
I had the gift of being a part of both. My girls and I already miss Bishop Eddie L. I remember the first time I came to New Birth over ten years ago, Bishop spoke a word over my life that called me out of a dead situation and completely captivated me… And since then, every word spoken out of that pulpit has been just for me … Bishop Long has made a profound impact on my life and he will forever be missed, cherished and loved…. My sincere condolence goes out to the Long and Newbirth family.
May Bishop Long rest in the arms of our father in heaven. I pray strength and peace for the movement into the next journey of life in gods presence. Also god bless their children and their church members. As you celebrate the life of bishop just know that many are the afflictions of the righteous but the lord will deliver us from them all. God has bishop in paradise and he is resting. As god sent Joshua as a predecessor after Moses, he will raise up a leader to lead the members of New Birth.
Know that you all are a Joshua generation. He will take you all across the Jordan spiritually. You all are in continually in my prayers that you will be a vessel of honor fit for the masters use. Bishop did enormous things for the body of Christ, and I thank God for him and his lovely wife along with the spiritual leaders, their children, and the members for all that you do. Know that weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.
Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. Always remember this parable. A master threw a break at each of his laborers. The first laborer threw the brick back and injured his master, and this laborer lost his job. The second laborer stop building and walked out the job. The third laborer took the bricks that were thrown at him each day and built a castle. The third laborer ended up inheriting the masters kingdom. New Birth, I encourage you all to continue walking in the love of god. You owe no one nothing but to walk toward those that are with or without Christ in love.
When I joined New Birth there were only members and two rows of pews. Long at the time had only been there six months. Attending New Birth changed my life forever. It was at New Birth that I truly found Christ and my life changed for the better.
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God spoke to me so many times through Bishop Long. I would pray and study and hear God telling me something all week and than come to church on Sunday or Wednesday and Bishop Long would confirm exactly whatever God had been saying to me through his sermon. It was a miracle! I thank Bishop Long for being obedient to God when preaching the things that God placed in his heart. Because he was obedient, he changed and touched so many lives.
One of Bishop Longs sermons confirmed to me that I was supposed to attend graduate school. It was something that I knew, but was confirmed during a Bible study lesson. I went to graduate school where I met my husband. We attended premarital counseling at New Birth and it was life changing. It was the best premarital counseling we could have ever had. We were so blessed by it.
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We are still happily married 10 years this year with two wonderful children. Although I changed church membership after my marriage, the messages that I received from God through Bishop Long stay with me, and will forever. Rest in Peace Bishop Long and thank you for the positive and life-changing impact you had on my life. My heart goes out to the Long family and the New Birth Ministry. Bishop Long has has a profound impact on my life and ministry, he laid hands on me as a child and I have never felt better in my life.
I will always love him and his wife.
Rest in Peace to one of the greatest men in the Gospel. Thank you Bishop Long for allowing God to use you! Your teaching will live forever! Our prayers are with the Long family. Thank you for sharing Bishop Long with the world! RIH Bishop Long. You will always be in our hearts. Thank you and we love you. Today Bishop Long is experiencing the New Birth. On this side of eternity in the land of the dying we are moving towards the land of the land of the living. Bishop is with the person whom he has come to know.
It is easy to talk about God but it is another to know God. Many people can speculate on many fronts, yet I hear God say he is my child. IF humans were capable of saving themselves we would not have needed Jesus. You cannot talk about someone whom you know nothing about. To his family I thank you for living the words of our Father. Families represent what God intended, for us to stand together in spite of all odds.
A family of individuals who forgive and press forward knowing that it is only by the grace of God that we are who we are. Thank you Father for showing us through Bishop Long, his family and New Birth how we are to treat one another. May this nation. As America stays locked in fascination with the fallout from New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's online stripdown for women other than his wife , an older scandal — that of homophobic, black mega church preacher, Bishop Eddie Long — draws to a disquieting close.
About a year ago, four young men in Bishop Long's Georgia church sued him, accusing him of sexual coercion. Apart from the suggestion of abuse of his pastoral role, the allegations painted Eddie Long as the consummate hypocrite. This was the bishop who had railed against homosexuality as being a "manifestation of the fallen man". In , in the heat of Bush gay-baiting about a constitutional ban on gay marriage, this preacher led a march to the graveside of Rev Martin Luther King to support Bush's initiative.
They argued that Coretta Scott King, who was a staunch gay rights supporter, would never have approved of her funeral service being held in Long's church because of his homophobic views. Bishop Long has now settled the lawsuits against him , under terms that preclude any discussion of the truth of the men's allegations; or disclosure of how much, if any monies were paid or if an apology had been delivered. As with many sex scandals, Long's troubles are as intriguing for his apparent moral failings as they are for what it says about his community. Recently, Bishop Long's friend and fellow pastor, Creflo Dollar, admonished those in Long's flock who have fled the church because of the stench of the allegations.
In a perfect world, it wouldn't matter if an unmarried Eddie Long had consensual sex with other men — except that the bishop was married to a woman at the time that these allegations are said to have taken place. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Top News. Celebrity Weight Loss Spokespersons.
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