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Eddie Long

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Date of Birth: 1953 , May-12
Date of Death: 2017 , January-15
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Eddie Long

1953 Born in North Carolina
1987 Became the Pastor
1981 Married with Dabara S. Houston
1985 Divorce with Dabara S. Houston
1990 Married with Vanessa Griffin
2011 Divorce with Vanessa Griffin
2017 Died because of Cancer

Detail Timeline of Eddie Long

May 12 , 1953

Born in North Carolina

Eddie Long was an America pastor born on 12th May 1953 in North Carolina and died on 15th January 2017 at the age 63. He grew up with his parents Rev. Floyd M. Long and Hattie Long. Eddie holds American Nationality and belongs to Black Ethnicity.

1987

Became the Pastor

In 1987 Eddie Long became the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, which at the time had around 300 members in the church. Under Long, membership grew to 25,000.The church may be considered part of the Bapticostal movement.

1981

Married with Dabara S. Houston

Eddie Long well-known pastor married to Dabara S. Houston in 1981. The couple has a son name, Edward Long. They couple couldn't handle a relationship and due to several controversies their relation ended at Divorce. 

1985

Divorce with Dabara S. Houston

Long married Dabara S. Houston in 1981 and they have divorced soon afterward. The couple has a son, Edward Long. Houston said she was the victim of "cruel treatment" and was afraid of Long's "violent and vicious temper," according to Fulton County Superior Court records.

1990

Married with Vanessa Griffin

After getting the divorce with his first wife, Eddie Long married Vanessa Griffin in 1990. After he was accused of sexually molesting young fatherless boys in the church, she filed for divorce and ended relationship with him

2011

Divorce with Vanessa Griffin

Eddie Long married with Vanessa Griffin in 1990 and no longer after getting married he was accused of sexually molesting young fatherless boys in the church. Later Venessa Griffin filed for divorce and ended relationship in December 2011.

January 15 , 2017

Died because of Cancer

Eddie Long who was born on 12th May 1953, died on January 15, 2017, at the age of 63. The church issued a statement describing that the cause of death was because of as an aggressive form of cancer. 

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At Atlanta, while he was a student of theology he joined a small church in Jonesboro, Georgia Church as a pastor. In 1987 he became the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. In 2006, he was chosen by the family of Martin Luther King Jr. to host an official funeral of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin. The event was attended by four President George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.  

In his personal life, he has been in and out of two marriages. He married to Dabara S. Houston in 1981 as his first wedded wife but the couple separated with a divorced soon afterward. They have a son, Edward Long from their four years long married life together. Later Long married Vanessa Griffin in 1990 but as he was accused of sexually molesting young fatherless boys in the church, she filed for divorce action in December 2011.

Long died on January 15, 2017, at the age of 63. The church issued a statement describing the cause of death as an "aggressive form of cancer". The pastor had earned the big bulk of amount from his missionary and other by which his net worth turned around U.S. $ 10 Million.