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Following her husband’s death, First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church leader Bishop Eddie Long’s wife of 27 years, offered these words, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “I am confidant through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place. Although, his transition leaves a void for…

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It was emotional. It was heartfelt. It was a long time coming. Vanessa Long, wife of embattled preacher Bishop Eddie Long, stood before the congregation at New Birth Missionary Baptist and shared an emotional moment with the congregation. During her speech, Long recounts how difficult it was to stand by her husband as he endured…

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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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