Embattled megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long has returned to the pulpit of Georgia’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church after being away for weeks, but the senior pastor has lost a significant amount of weight, prompting more prognoses about the state of his health. As Long praise danced at the altar, he looked almost unrecognizable—his thick hair gone, and replaced with a shiny bald head.
Atlanta’s own Bishop Eddie Long looks unrecognizable in new photos. Many speculate a serious health issue, he says, “God has healed him”. pic.twitter.com/TroiiDD9Lp
— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) December 28, 2016
As reported by NewsOne months ago, Long had been fielding calls and concerns about this health for some time, but the executive administrator of New Birth released a statement saying in part that he had changed his diet, and had been healed by the grace of God:
“I am recovering from a health challenge that I trust God to deliver me from. It is unrelated to the eating for life diet consisting of mostly raw vegetables that I am continuing, as part of a holistic approach to good health.”
Yet, his return this time has again set the rumor mill abuzz, with some reports saying he was in hospice earlier in the month; and many saying that his illness is just desserts for the accusations he has faced of molesting young boys from his congregation in the past.
I heard from a Sanctified Soul Sistah that Bishop Eddie Long is in hospice…
— cadillackimberly (@caddykim) November 28, 2016
— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) December 28, 2016
Damn Bishop Eddie long look like he got ……The Package
— SCAR (@ishot_ricky) December 28, 2016
The Lord whooping Bishop Eddie Long behind for playing on that pulpit
— brrrrkia (@stingRaye___) December 28, 2016
“Bishop” Eddie Long is a walking example of Romans 6:23. “For the wages of sin is death.”
— The Official A.U.M.A (@aumaonline) December 28, 2016