It’s with a heavy heart that I report Bishop Eddie L. Long has passed away after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer. He was 63.
Bishop Long had fallen extremely ill in 2016 and was hospitalized with what he described as a “health challenge.”
I am recovering from a health challenge that I trust God to deliver me from. It is unrelated to the eating for life diet consisting of mostly raw vegetables that I am continuing, as part of a holistic approach to good health.
In October, Eddie Long returned to New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and declared that he had been healed.
And like I said, I had some health issues and God has healed me. The manifestation is coming through and we stand in that.
This morning the shocking news of his passing was confirmed by Byron Cage, who served as the Minister of Music at New Birth for over 12 years.
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
Bishop R. Bryant also extended his condolences.
I extend my prayers and condolences to the Longs and the New Birth family.