Articles Posted in the " Church Sex Scandals " Category

  • Bishop Eddie L. Long’s Funeral Services have a Set Date

    Bishop Eddie L. Long’s Funeral Services have a Set Date

    Bishop Eddie L. Long’s Funeral Services have a Set Date

    Elder Craig Heath said during an early morning international prayer call that homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 25.

    The church had said on Sunday that an email would be sent to members with further details.

    Heath read from the New Birth in a statement yesterday that Long ” is now spiritually healed and home with the Lord.”

    Leaders on the prayer call, which opened and closed with music, at times seemed emotional as they talked about how Long had always “sowed seeds” in them and in others. Heath said the service would celebrate his life, sacrifice and service.



  • AT2W’s Thoughts: What Really Pushed Bernice King out of New Birth?

    AT2W’s Thoughts: What Really Pushed Bernice King out of New Birth?

    AT2W’s Thoughts: What Really Pushed Bernice King out of New Birth?

    We were just thinking about how Bishop Long’s church membership has went down but furthermore how staff have left the church namely Elder Bernice King. Some revelations came to us about what may have really went on and why Bernice King left at that particular time.

    Now, if we go back, we can come up with a list that will show the accounts that transpired:

    • The public date of the settlement resolution announcement:  May 25th
    • The private date of the actual settlement resolution: after Easter week around April 30th

  • Bishop Eddie Long’s Daughter Speaks Out Hours After His Death on Instagram

    Bishop Eddie Long’s Daughter Speaks Out Hours After His Death on Instagram

    Bishop Eddie Long’s Daughter Speaks Out Hours After His Death on Instagram

    It’s only been hours since New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, announced the death of their leader, Bishop Eddie Long on Sunday, and the late preacher’s daughter, Taylor Long, called her father “perfect” and said she didn’t blame God for wanting him back, says The Christian Post.

    “I love you Dad. Thank you for being perfect. I cherish every moment I’ve shared with you even up to your last breath. I don’t blame God for wanting you back, I would too. Everything I do is for you, it’s been my honor to be your daughter. Thank you for being the greatest example of a wonderful father and husband. You kicked cancer’s ass! Job well done my angel,” she wrote in a post on Instagram with a photo of her father during his sickness on Sunday.

  • Bishop Eddie Long Four Accusers Speak Out In Wake of His Death

    Bishop Eddie Long Four Accusers Speak Out In Wake of His Death

    Bishop Eddie Long Four Accusers Speak Out In Wake of His Death

    AJC News reported:

    As word spread Sunday about Long’s death after an extended bout with cancer, everyone wanted to know what his accusers — four young men, all in their mid-to-late-20s now — thought about the charismatic pastor’s legacy.

    “We’ve been hearing from people from all walks of life — the media, celebrities, gospel singers — wanting to hear what we think,” said Spencer LeGrande, one of four former New Birth Missionary Baptist Church members who filed suit against Long in 2010.


  • Gwinnett County Pastor Faces Charges For Inappropriate Sex with Teen Girl

    Gwinnett County Pastor Faces Charges For Inappropriate Sex with Teen Girl

    Gwinnett County Pastor Faces Charges For Inappropriate Sex with Teen Girl

    A Gwinnett County youth pastor was arrested after police said he allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old girl at a Lawrenceville, GA, church.

    Nicholas Kelley, 34, is accused of having an “inappropriate sexual relationship” with the teen while serving as the girl’s counselor at New Bridges Church, Gwinnett County police Cpl. Deon Washington said Wednesday morning.

    Kelley “began fostering a relationship with the child” in December 2015, and the sexual contact began this summer, police said.

    In addition to the church, Kelley and the teen met at various parks in Gwinnett County, Washington said.


  • Pastor Ronald Mitchell Indicted on 80 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault on Teen Girl [UPDATE]

    Pastor Ronald Mitchell Indicted on 80 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault on Teen Girl [UPDATE]

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    Pastor Ronald Mitchell Indicted on 80 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault on Teen Girl [UPDATE]

    Magnolia pastor Ronald Mitchell was indicted Thursday on four felony child sexual assault charges.

    Mitchell, 57, pastors Body of Christ Church near Magnolia. He was arrested Nov. 1 after SWAT team member with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office raided the church and allegedly found evidence of the sexual assault.

    The pastor is facing four second-degree felony counts of sexual assault of a child – one for every time prosecutors say Mitchell had sex with a 16-year-old congregation member over a four-month period from 2015 into 2016. He is facing up to 80 years in prison for those charges, but Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office detectives believe there could be more victims.


  • AT2W’s End of Year 2016 News: Another Church Divorce: Gospel Singer Israel Houghton and Wife

    AT2W’s End of Year 2016 News: Another Church Divorce: Gospel Singer Israel Houghton and Wife

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    Another Church Divorce: Gospel Singer Israel Houghton and Wife

    Feb. 23, 2016

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