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Bishop Eddie Long Net Worth $6 Million

What was Bishop Eddie Long’s net worth at the time of his death?

Eddie Long was an American pastor who had a net worth of $6 million at the time of his death. He served as the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

Under his leadership, the church grew from 300 members to over 25,000.

He was born on May 12, 1953, in Huntersville, North Carolina, USA, as Eddie Lee Long.

In 1972, he graduated from North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, North Carolina.

In 1986, Eddie received his M.A. degree in divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center.

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

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In 1987, he became pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church with a congregation consisting of about 300 members.

It was founded in 1939 in Scottdale as Travelers Rest Baptist Church. 

Less than 4 years later, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church had grown to over 8,000 members.

In 1988, Long published a book titled – ”I Don’t Want Delilah, I Need You!.”

In 2002, Long became a member of the North Carolina Central University Board of Trustees.

In 2006, George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush attended the funeral of the widow of Rev.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — Coretta Scott King — at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

Bishop Eddie Long Net Worth

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In 2008, Long made a donation of $1 million to his alma mater, North Carolina Central.

In 2009, he released the album – ”The Kingdom, Vol. 1” via Ultimate Entertainment. It featured guest spots from Dorinda Clark-Cole, Tye Tribbett, and Mary Mary.

In 2010, Maurice Robinson, Jamal Parris, Spencer LeGrande, and Anthony Flagg made accusations against Long, stating that he used his influence to coerce them into sexual relations. The cases were settled in 2011 out of court.

When asked about the reasons he has chosen to settle the cases, Long responded: ”I had to make the decision to save me, save my family and save the church.”


In 1981, Long married his first wife, Dabara S. Houston.

The couple divorced in 1985.

In the divorce papers, she accused him of abuse. Houston also said she was afraid of Long’s “violent and vicious temper.”

Long denied all of Dabara’s allegations.

In 1990, Bishop Eddie Long married Vanessa Griffin, a Columbus, Georgia native.

Bishop Eddie Long with his wife Vanessa Long

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During the peak of the sex scandal, Griffin filed for divorce following ”a great deal of deliberation and prayer.” Vanessa also stated: ”It is my sincere hope that this matter can be resolved expeditiously, harmoniously, and fairly.”

About 24 hours later, Griffin has changed her mind. ”I love my husband. I believe in him and admire his strength and courage,” she said in another statement.


Long has a son (Edward Long) with his first wife. With Vanessa, he has three children named Taylor, Jared, and Eric.

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Long died in Georgia on January 15, 2017.

The cause of death was an aggressive form of cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Vanessa Long, children Taylor, Jared, Eric, and Edward, and three grandchildren.

Prior to his death, Bishop Long said: ”I am recovering from a health challenge that I trust God to deliver me from.”

First Lady Elder Vanessa Long declared: ”I am confident through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place.”

After Long’s death, Bishop Stephen A. Davis succeded Bishop Eddie L. Long as the new pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga. After 16 months on the job, Bishop Stephen A. Davis announced his resignation.

Later, Pastor Jamal Bryant was selected as the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Bryant was married to Gizelle Bryant.


how much is bishop eddie long worth

Bishop Eddie Long and Tom Joyner – @Getty

”We’re not just a church, we’re an international corporation.”

”I’m not gonna sit here and run the white horse.”

“We don’t read the bible as thoroughly as we should because everyone you see in the bible when God got ready to promote them, even Jesus the Christ, always allowed tribulation, and it was a maturing process.”

”I’m not leaving you if you don’t leave me.”

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Net Worth

How much was bishop Eddie Long worth? Long earned most of his wealth from serving as the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church for three decades. ”I pastor a multimillion-dollar congregation,” Long once said. Therefore, at the time of his death, Bishop Eddie Long had an estimated net worth of $6 million.

In addition, pastor Long made money from the royalties from his books, which include Deliver Me From Adam, The Blessing in Giving, Your Vision Is Too Small, Gladiator: The Strength of a Man, I Don’t Want Delilah, I Need You!, The Church, What a Man Wants, What a Woman Needs, and Living Without Love.

Long also invested in real estate.

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Tuesday 1st of February 2022

I’m sorry but I thought this Man was gay and really died of AIDS not Cancer, is there any truth to this? I would listen to Him from time to time was told to stop.


Thursday 29th of September 2022

My thoughts to your question is this.. whatever his sexuality was or his health condition was is not our business. And I’m not trying to be rude or anything of the sort. So i will say this.. as long as what he read and preached matched what’s in the Bible then I wouldn’t be concerned about anything else. I don’t believe everything that people says because majority of the hearsay is botched anyways. Always keep this in mind “People can’t take you to Heaven but they can help you get to hell”. God tells us not judge for he is the only Judge. God Bless🙏🏽

Jacquee albritton

Monday 17th of January 2022

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband first lady Vanessa you have my deepest sympathy and only jehevoah god can judge and not us amen

Marcelina Southall

Wednesday 28th of July 2021

He had to save his self his church and his family.

Vivian Sanders

Monday 31st of May 2021

I love Bishop Eddie L Long sermons and teachings of the word of God... He not only preach the word of God but teach, break it down, show you in illustrations how to apply it to every day life... Powerful teachings!! RIP Bishop Eddie L Long...