Net Worth: $5 Million
- Birth Place Huntersville, North Carolina
- Marital Status Married (Vanessa Griffin)
- Full Name Eddie Lee Long
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth May 12, 1953
- Occupation Pastor
- Education Interdenominational Theological Center, North Mecklenburg High School, North Carolina Central University
- Children Eric, Edward, Jared, and Taylor
About Bishop Eddie Long
Eddie Lee Long is the senior pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, author and a businessman with a net worth of $5 Million.
He has earned his wealth from his associations with the Missionary Baptist Church as a senior pastor. This is a megachurch located in Georgia, United States. When he started working here as a pastor, in 1987, there were only 300 church members. This has subsequently grown to 25,000. Apart from being a pastor, he is also the author of many books which has contributed a lot to his wealth and public image. He wrote books such as, “I Don’t Want Delilah, I Need You” and “Power of a Wise Woman; What a Man Wants, What a Woman Needs”, and some others.
Bishop Eddie Long was born on 12th May, 1953 in Huntersville, North Carolina. He attended the North Carolina Central University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. He also holds a degree from the unaccredited International College of Excellence in “Pastoral Ministry”.
In 1981, he married Dabara S. Houston. But this didn’t last. The couple divorced soon. He remarried Vaness Griffin Long. This marriage failed too. They divorced in 2001. Houston claimed that she was a victim of domestic violence and that she and her son had to flee to be safe.
Long has been involved with several controversies. It was said that he personally profited from his church’s tax-exempt status. He was also accused of having sexual relations with underage male members of his parish. However he was able to establish himself innocent, thus proving that all the accusations were false.