LITHONIA, Ga – Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, died Sunday morning.
In a statement, the church confirmed Long’s death from cancer-related causes.
“I am confidant through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place,” said Long’s wife, Vanessa. “Although his transition leaves a void for those of us who loved him dearly, we can celebrate and be happy for him, knowing he’s at peace.”
Long, 63, had been battling health issues for several months.
He was embroiled in sexual scandal that almost ended is ministries. One of the young males who accused of improper sexual conduct toward them was a Bahamian.