"Eddie Lee Long" is the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a megachurch in unincorporated area/unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia/DeKalb County, Georgia (U.S. state)/Georgia, United States, near Lithonia, Georgia/Lithonia. When Long started as pastor for New Birth Church in 1987, there were 300 church members, which grew to 25,000.

During this time, Long was found innocent in Senate investigations concerning whether he has personally profited from his church's tax-exempt status. Also, civil lawsuits were filed against him alleging sexual relations with underage male members of his parish. Long has denied wrongdoing through his attorneys and has settled the lawsuits out of court.

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

You've got to put me on a different scale than the little black preacher sitting over there that's supposed to be just getting by because the people are suffering.

We touch a lot of people, ... This is a world-impacting ministry, and I personally get a little offended when my integrity is questioned.

I have great integrity with my congregation, ... I would never take their money and use them to build my own personal happiness.

That was the day I became pastor, ... Up until that time, I was the hired preacher . ...