Byron Cage, who served as the music minister at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church for 12 years confirms that Bishop Eddie Long has died. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Bishop died from an aggressive form of cancer.
Bishop Long was 63-years-old.
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.
— Byron Cage (@RealByronCage) January 15, 2017
In 2016, Long fell ill, which not only affected his health but his appearance.
Long was hospitalized by what he described as a “health challenge”.
Long was the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a megachurch in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia. When Long started as pastor for New Birth Church in 1987, there were 300 church members, which grew to 25,000.
Bishop Eddie Long is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and three children.
Sending sincerest condolences to the entire Long family and the church family.