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“My heart is heavy, but God is in control. See you in the rapture Bishop Eddie Long. It was my honor to serve New Birth for 12 years,” tweets Byron Cage amid breaking news that the Atlanta minister passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at age 63.

Cage is a former minister of music at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church founded and led by Long.

On New Birth’s website, Long is described as:

Bishop Eddie L. Long is known worldwide as a pioneering leader, revolutionary mind changer, a family man, and a caring and loving pastor.  As a pioneering leader, Bishop Long is highly regarded for his vision, boldness, and unapologetic courage to walk in the supernatural. As a pastor, he is well respected and loved for his passion to bring souls into the body of Christ and join them to a local church body, and for preaching and teaching messages that change mindsets and encourage hearts.  At home, he is a doting husband to his beautiful wife, First Lady Vanessa Long and loving father to his 4 children and 3 grandchildren.  At New Birth, Bishop Long is most loved for being the ‘father of many’ – a pastor who loves God, God’s people, and who speaks life and declares, You shall  NOT die but live to proclaim the goodness of the Lord!   

Kevin Bond, another former minister of music at New Birth, writes on Facebook: “My sincere prayers go out to the Family of Bishop Eddie Long & the entire New Birth Church Family in the passing of Bishop Eddie Long. RIP”

In October 2016, Long told his congregation during a service earlier this month that God had healed him. “I’ve been on a journey and just recalibrating myself.”

The ‘recalibrating’ is likely in part the raw food diet that he adopted. An emaciated Long professed in a video that shocked the world in August 2016. He shared in the video posted on Facebook: “I’m on the medicine that God gave you to feed your immune system to build you up,” he says in the clip. “You know what, if you really want to move through this world and have influence, you gotta be spiritual and you have to walk by his commandments and you have to be healthy.”

There is no word on the cause of death. According to WSB TV Atlanta, Long battled an aggressive form of cancer.

He leaves to cherish his memory his Vanessa Long of 27 years and four children.

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  • cjack418

    Wow…sad

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  • nosey rosy

    if we are to believe all the news on him wasnt he the betrayer of his church slipping around sexing under age boy prostituting them? dam near accepted his fate? u can not fool god .. he lead a many sheep to slaughter he would been better off confessing rather then paying off VICTIMS .only .. it was time to step down like a lot other so call mega ministers we know are DL and ride with them any way gap teeth and all , i mean wicked live on earth , he can now get some peace at the risk of destroying his church and his self . amazing how no one bring up facts . but bash kim burrell when she mentioned him in her speech was she wrong? NO she could have said way more , cause she knew him ., we need to fear god cause when all the lies subside and u are revealed it may be to late to prosper from the poor and enjoy your wicked fruits .. and money means nothing when your days are numbered . pray for his survivors and that they ask for forgiveness for pretending he was truthful… rather than not be lead ., as i hope eddie long has prayed . .
    he has a long history of creating deception for profit WHATs A MAN TO GAIN THE WORLD AND lose HIS SOUL? RIP MR. SMH

    • Belinda Staley

      You need to shut the Hell up!

    • Keith Nardi

      Nothing worse than a false leader. Pastors are to lead by example. Its in the Bible how angry Gods gets over faggots. Even more so, Pastors are judged on a whole different scale than you and I….also in the Bible.😈 has the best disguises thats why Halloween is his Day☕

      • Lamar Battle

        Hey dummy where in the bible did you see the word “faggots”? God hates liars now get with that.

    • dick green

      God damn it hurts to read your writing. What did you do, stare out the window all day at pretend nigger school?

  • Emily Rainge

    I will only say that Eddie Long will finally receive his rightful reward, whatever that be. God sees all things.

    • biilyjoe

      HEE HAW !!

  • James Foard

    I’m happy. He knew the gospel. He used Christianity for his own carnal, evil ends. He was a liar, cheat, fraud, hippocrite, an immoral man, a false apostle, a cloud without water, money mongering swindler. God would not be righteous if this wicked man were not judged and cast into the fires of eternal hell.

  • dick green

    LOL niggers are retarded.

  • The Bootyholist

    Lmao, im glad the pedophile is dead

  • dick green

    Well. Goodbye gay nigger. Have fun in hell.