About the Author
When Bishop Eddie Long became the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, it had a membership of 3,000. Under his leadership, it has grown to approximately 24,000 with members being added daily. A result of his ministry practice of mentoring, 40% of his present church membership is men. He is currently the Vice Chair on the Morehouse School of Religion Board of Directors, is affiliated with the Traditional Values Coalition in Washington, D.C. and has served as area moderator of the American Baptist Churches of the South. Bishop Long has a daily radio program in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, and London England. Bishop Long and his wife, Vanessa, have four children.