Bishop Eddie Long Statement
Bishop Long Responds to Accusers While Preparing for 24th Pastoral Anniversary on August 28th
It appears that Bishop Eddie Long may be trying to take the high road in the recent talks from two of his accusers, Jamal Parris and Spencer LeGrande.
Parris and LeGrande say they plan to publish a tell all book detailing all of the secrets the bishop would not want to have known to the public. Though they realize speaking out violates settlement agreements and puts their money at risk, they appear to be confident, for now, that they know what they want to do.
As for Bishop Long, he released a statement in response and wants to move on. He has other things on his mind like celebrating 24 years in the ministry at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The special church service for his pastoral anniversary will be on August 28th at New Birth Church at 9:30 a.m.
Guest speaker will be his ‘spirtual father’, Bishop TD Jakes.
Stay tuned for updated news on the anniversary service for Bishop Eddie Long that will be posted here.
Below, you can read Bishop Long’s official statement and response to two of his accusers, Jamal Parris and Spencer LeGrande:
New Birth Members, We have a long history of dutifully serving those in need in the local and global communities and we will continue to do so. We are committed to the calling of a strong, viable and relevant ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, we are in the media again and people are wondering what I am going to say. All I have to say is what we stated earlier. All parties involved decided to resolve the civil cases out of court. The decision was made to bring closure to this matter and allow us to move forward with the plans God has for this ministry. I will continue to honor and abide by my commitment of confidentiality and restraint as it relates to the resolution of the civil litigation and will not be diverted from the important work of the ministry. I thank God for your faithful support of my journey to South Africa where thousands where blessed and more than 700 people gave their lives to Christ. We also were able to sow more support into the HIV/AIDS Hospice in Johannesburg that we partnered with last year. We built a wonderful bridge of relationships with pastors and community leaders to further establish the Kingdom and bless others. I love you and thank you for your continued commitment and dedication.
Your Pastor, Bishop Eddie L. Long
Statement from NewBirth.org
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