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Since the death of Bishop Eddie Long in January 2017, Atlanta-area megachurch New Birth  Missionary Baptist Church has struggled to find a leader that can match the vigor of its late leader. The first replacement was Bishop Steven A. Davis, who ran a successful satellite church tied to New Birth in Birmingham, Alabama. Davis resigned from New…

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Bishop Eddie Long is back, and so is the New Birth Academy. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church announced plans to reopen its New Birth Academy on Thursday, Jan. 19, about a month after it announced it had closed its doors after Bishop Long founded it 18 years ago. The suburban Atlanta school’s closing in late December…

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Congressman Anthony Weiner’s, D-N.Y., and Bishop Eddie L. Long’s troubles are far from over, according to inside reports. As Long just finished the first wave of a humiliating, image-destroying, sexual assault case, another cultural storm is about to bombard the bishop’s religious empire at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta. Even as he…

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Bishop Eddie L. Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta, is close to reaching an agreement with the four young men who sued him over allegations of sexual abuse. After three months of marathon negotiations, the two sides have reportedly overcome the final obstacle that prevented the case from coming to…

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