The settlement includes an installment plan as well as incentives for early repayment that could cut what Long and West Indies owe.
The bishop and West Indies would continue to maintain the property, pay taxes and collect rents from tenants, according to terms of the settlement.
Long would not comment to reporters Thursday outside a Midtown Atlanta law firm where he was scheduled to appear for a deposition in an unrelated sexual harassment and discrimination case filed last year by a former church employee against New Birth.
Long, who is not a defendant in that case, drove off in a black Bentley when approached by reporters.
Long and his West Indies partners also were embroiled in a 2008 lawsuit over the Jonesboro property with its former owner, Danny Wright and J.D. Rock Enterprises. Wright claimed in a court filing last week that Long defaulted on a previous settlement.
West Indies and Long’s attorney, Reginald Winfrey, declined comment about the settlement with State Bank. When asked about the alleged settlement default with Wright, Winfrey told Channel 2 Action News, "We’re looking to resolve all of those matters in the courtroom.”
--Staff writer Christian Boone contributed to this article.