The Long Family
Bishop Long is a man of tremendous compassion who exemplifies the term “a giver.” It is not at all unusual for him to personally extend help to members in need, or to lead the charge in the community to help those less fortunate. For years New Birth has been the largest giver to Hosea Feed the Hungry, outgiving all the major corporations in Atlanta. Driven by a strong call to minister to young boys, Bishop Long started Longfellows, a summer academy that provides a structured, educational environment for boys ages 12 – 16. As long as they hold up their end of the bargain, he upholds his – college tuition. Those are just a few examples of how he not only gives personally but directs corporate giving as well. He is a living example of Loving, Living and Leading like Jesus.
Bishop Long has a lovely wife, Vanessa, who is the epitome of the Proverbs 31 woman. She is the quiet strength in the Long family, raising four children, one of whom is a minister of the gospel. She is an awesome woman of God in her own right and has much to offer the body of Christ. She is an inspiration to many of the women at New Birth as they watch her lovingly and quietly support her husband in every sense of the word.