Vanessa Long Bio | Wiki
Vanessa Long ( Full name Vanessa Griffin Long) is an American Pastor. She was married to the late Bishop Eddie Long, the pastor of the New Birth Missionary Church located in Lithonia, Georgia. The management of the megachurch announced on a Sunday that Bishop Eddie died from cancer at age of 63 years.
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is a megachurch based in DeKalb County, Georgia, near Lithonia. The church embraced a Pentecostal theology not typically found in African-American Baptist churches. The church was launched in 1939 in Scottdale. At first, it was called Travelers Rest Baptist Church. In 1983, the church moved to Decatur and changed its name to New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The late Eddie Long took over as pastor in 1987. By then, the church had 300 members but later the membership grew up to 25,000.
Vanessa Long Age
She was born in 1960, in the United States of America. Vanessa is 61 years old.
Vanessa Long Height
She is a woman of average stature. Vanessa stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in ( Approx 1.6m).
Vanessa Long Family
She was born to her father and mother in 1960, in the United States of America. Vanessa holds American nationality but belongs to the African-American ethnicity. However, more details about her family are currently unavailable.
Vanessa Long Eddie Long Wife
Eddie Long and Vanessa tied the knot in 1990. The 61-year-old was his second wife after Eddie divorced Dabara S. Houston. Dabara S. Houston and Eddie tied the knot in 1981, the Union lasted until 1985. Eddie and Vanessa were proud parents of three children namely Eric, Jared, and Taylor. Also, Eddie had another son called Edward with his ex-wife.
Vanessa Long New Birth Church
New Birth was selected to host the live recording of Dorinda Clark-Cole in 2002. Also, the same church was chosen to host the funeral for the rapper by rapper and R&B superstar Lisa Left Eye Lopes’s family. The rapper was killed in a car accident in La Ceiba, Honduras. In 2003, the church began another branch “New Birth Charlotte” based in Charlotte, North Carolina. However, the church no longer exists and its building was sold long ago. According to the Mecklenburg County records, the church defaulted on its payments to Evangelical Christian Credit Union for a $10 million loan.
The church opened another branch called “New Birth Memphis” in Memphis, Tennessee on August 15, 2004. However, the New Birth Memphis no longer exists. There were more churches opened such as New Birth Metro, New Birth Oakland, New Birth Knoxville, and New Birth California. The church was chosen by the family of the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, to host and also officiate her funeral in 2006. The funeral was attended by four former USA Presidents i.e George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter.
According to a statement released by the church, Bishop Eddie Long died on January 15, 2017, from an aggressive form of cancer. Stephen A. Davis took over as Eddie’s successor at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church based in Lithonia. Stephen was before serving as the pastor of the New Birth Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama, he still remained pastor of Birmingham. However, he resigned in June 2018. He was succeeded by Jamal Bryant, pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland on November 19, 2018, He resigned as Pastor for Empowerment Temple Church in early December 2018.
Vanessa Long Net Worth
As the wife of the later Bishop Eddie Long, the founder of New Birth Church, she is entitled to her husband’s wealth. Vanessa has an estimated Net Worth of $3,574,284.
What Happened To Vanessa Long
Is Vanessa Long Married
She was married to her late husband Eddie Long from 1990 until his death in 2017.