New Birth Names Bishop Stephen A. Davis As New Pastor To Succeed Eddie Long-Edward Long Should Burn New Birth Down To The Ground Rather Then Let Another Man Come In And Take His Father’s Legacy 

Posted on January 29, 2017

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Everything Is Going Down, But The Word Of God……Bishop Stephen A. Davis of New Birth Birmingham has been named to succeed the late Bishop Eddie Long.  Pictured with his wife.  It will be interesting to see how the people adjust to a new pastor and white First Lady.  It is most bazaar that Davis seems to come out of nowhere and was not even on program at Bishop Long’s funeral.  Long  was senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia. He died Jan. 15 at age 63.  We have not been clear on structure at New Birth since Bishop Long dismantled traditional Baptist protocol some time ago.  However, this is a travesty to not even morn Bishop Long for at least 30 to 90 days.  If they loved him and felt he was such a great man then honor his memory and not just kick him to the curb.  

It would have been most appropriate to have waited at least a year and had various preachers come in and the members have some part in the process.  How did the Trusttees not consider Edward Long and name Davis as pastor and you just had the man’s funeral on Wednesday.  Now New Birth and people that say the loved Bishop Eddie Lee Long so much and have been so upset with the negative comments and people being critical of his scandal show thier true colors.  Vanessa she have not allowed this to happen the following Sunday after she just buried her husband.  This is disrespectful and to fast of a move and dishonors Bishop Long’s legacy. 

Davis was formally introduced as the new senior pastor today during Sunday services. His installation is effective immediately.  Long and the New Birth board of directors agreed to Davis as the person to take over the megachurch in the succession plan, which was adopted in 2013.  It seems they had Vanessa, the widow make the announcement to get the members to buy into Davis as the new pastor. 

Davis comes to NBMBC on the “crest of a highly successful tenure as senior pastor, president and chairman of the board , formerly known as Refiner’s House, according to a release. Davis has had direct ties with Long since 2006. Refiner’s House in Birmingham became a New Birth Church plant in 2011, a part of the New Birth Church expansion.  Not sure how Edward Long allowed his father’s legacy to slip through his hands and he has been preaching and filling in  for his father during his illness.  Edward should strike a match and burn it down to the ground then let it go to another man.

Bishop Eddie Long, longtime senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.