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Who was Bishop Eddie Long?

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Eddie Long was the bishop of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. He became pastor of the Lithonia church in 1987. In 1987, he had 300 members. By 2010, he had more than 25,000. He developed relationships with Stevie Wonder, Joseph E. Lowery, Bernice King and more. The funeral service of Coretta Scott King was held at New Birth. Long died Jan. 15, 2017 at 63 from an aggressive form of cancer. He was survived by his wife, 4 children, and 3 grandchildren. Thousands attended his funeral at New Birth on Ja
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