New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is a megachurch run by senior pastor Bishop Eddie Long in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, near Lithonia. When Long started as pastor for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in 1987, there were just 300 church members. Since his installation, membership has grown to 25,000.
The church has been marred by a sexual scandal with four individuals filing separate lawsuits in DeKalb County Superior Court, Georgia alleging that Bishop Long is a sexual predator who used his pastoral influence to coerce them into a sexual relationship with him when they were teenagers.
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