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Bishop Eddie L. Long

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Profession

Category:
ReligionMakers
Occupation(s):
Pastor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Favorite Quote:
Watch This.

Birthplace

Born:
5/12/1953
Birth Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina

Profession

Category:
ReligionMakers
Occupation(s):
Pastor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Favorite Quote:
Watch This.

Birthplace

Born:
5/12/1953
Birth Location:
Charlotte
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Biography

Pastor Bishop Eddie Lee Long was born on May 12, 1953 in Huntersville, North Carolina, to Floyd and Hattie Long. Long graduated from North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, North Carolina in 1972. In 1976, he earned his B.A. degree in business administration from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina where he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

From 1979 until 1981, Long worked for the Ford Motor Company as a zone manager in parts and services. He then was hired at HoneyWell where he worked in the energy management division from 1981 until 1987. In 1986, Long received his M.A. degree in divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and in 1987, he became the senior pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. Since his installation, New Birth’s membership has multiplied to well over 30,000 members. In 2001, Long began serving as co-chair for the “Hosea Feed the Hungry” Project, and in 2004, he established a mentorship program known as the Longfellows Summer Academy in order to assist in the mental, physical and spiritual development of young men between the ages of twelve and sixteen. In 2006, Long earned his Ph.D. in pastoral ministry from the International College of Excellence in Tampa, Florida.

Long served as a member on several boards including the Morehouse School of Religion Board of Directors (Vice President); Board of Trustees for North Carolina Central University; Board of Trustees for Young Life; Board of Directors for Safehouse Outreach Ministries; and 100 Black Men Of America. Long authored numerous books, including I Don't Want Delilah, I Need You; Power of a Wise Woman; What a Man Wants, What a Woman Needs; Called to Conquer; Taking Over; It's Your Time!; Gladiator: The Strength of a Man; The Blessing in Giving and Deliver Me From Adam.

Long married Vanessa Griffin Long, a native of Columbus, Georgia on March 10, 1990. They were married at Central United Methodist Church. Long had two adult children, Eric and Edward, and two teenage children, Jared and Taylor.

Bishop Eddie Lee Long was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on February 28, 2008.

Long passed away on January 15, 2017.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Bishop Eddie L. Long describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Bishop Eddie L. Long recalls his mother's education and career
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Bishop Eddie L. Long describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Bishop Eddie L. Long describes his paternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Bishop Eddie L. Long describes how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Bishop Eddie L. Long remembers his father's career
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Bishop Eddie L. Long recalls moving to Montclair, New Jersey
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Bishop Eddie L. Long describes Rand Elementary School in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Bishop Eddie L. Long remembers his relationship with his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Bishop Eddie L. Long remembers his elementary school teacher
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Bishop Eddie L. Long recalls his home in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Bishop Eddie L. Long describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Bishop Eddie L. Long recalls his experiences in elementary school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Bishop Eddie L. Long recalls Northwest Junior High School in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Bishop Eddie L. Long describes Ranson Junior High School in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Bishop Eddie L. Long recalls North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Bishop Eddie L. Long recalls the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Bishop Eddie L. Long remembers the assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Bishop Eddie L. Long describes his extracurricular activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Bishop Eddie L. Long remembers working for his father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Bishop Eddie L. Long remembers his neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Bishop Eddie L. Long remembers working as a school bus driver
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Bishop Eddie L. Long recalls his aspirations to become a preacher
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Bishop Eddie L. Long describes his father's challenges as a minister
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Bishop Eddie L. Long remembers the Vietnam War
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Bishop Eddie L. Long describes North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Bishop Eddie L. Long remembers his courses at North Carolina Central University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Bishop Eddie L. Long recalls his activities at North Carolina Central University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Bishop Eddie L. Long talks about developing his confidence
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Bishop Eddie L. Long remembers paying for his education
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Bishop Eddie L. Long describes his early career