Monday, January 30, 2017
New Birth Replaces Bishop Eddie Long
Less than a week after laying Bishop Eddie Long to rest [click here if you missed that] New Birth Missionary Baptist Church announces his successor...
On Sunday New Birth Missionary Baptist Church announced to the congregation that Bishop Stephen A. Davis, seen here with his wife Darlene, from the New Birth extension in Birmingham, AL would take over the pulpit at the Lithonia mega-church effective immediately.
Bishop Eddie Long was installed at New Birth in 1987 and grew its congregation from 300 members over 25,0000.
At its height New Birth had churches in Charlotte NC, Memphis and Knoxville TN, and Oakland CA.
The Charlotte and Memphis churches have since closed.
In 2011 New Birth was rocked by scandal after they agreed to pay cash settlements to five young men who accused the Bishop of sexual misconduct [click here if you missed that].