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Celebration Of Life For Bishop Eddie L. Long – Wednesday, January 25 @ 11:00 AM

January 1, 2017 - January 25, 2017

Celebration of Life Bishop Eddie Long

Celebration of Life for Bishop Eddie L. Long

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When is the Homegoing Celebration Service for Bishop Eddie L. Long?

The Homegoing Celebration Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the New Birth Cathedral, 6400 Woodrow Road, Lithonia, GA 30038.

  1. Will the service be streamed?

Yes. To watch the live stream of the Homegoing Celebration Service, please log onto www.newbirth.org and click on “Watch Live.”

  1. Will there be a viewing?

The Apostle will lie in state on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the New Birth Cathedral sanctuary.   There will be an additional viewing on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Please note that taking pictures or videos during the viewings or Homegoing Service is strictly prohibited.

  1. What time will the doors open on Tuesday and Wednesday?

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the doors to the New Birth Cathedral will open at 11:00 a.m.  Please use the main entrance and follow the directions of the greeters and ushers.

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, the doors will open at 8:00 a.m.  Please use the main entrance and follow the directions of the greeters and ushers.

  1. Where should I park at New Birth?

Please park on the Woodrow Road side of the church near the main entrance.  Use designated spaces on the church parking lot only.  Do not park in the neighborhoods surrounding the church.  Illegally parked cars are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

  1. Where can we send flowers or donations?

Flowers can be sent to the church.  Preferred floral colors are white or off-white.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be given by mail, online, by app, or by text.  Checks may be made payable to New Birth.  Please indicate that your gift is “In Memory of Bishop Eddie L. Long”.

  • By Mail or In-Person:

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

6400 Woodrow Road, Lithonia GA 30038

Attention:  Finance Department

  • Online:


Click on “Give” and follow instructions.

Give to:  NB Love Offering (Lithonia)

  • By App:


Search for the organization à New Birth – Lithonia

Giving Type:  Love Offering

  • By Text:

Text NBGive to 77977

Giving Type:  Love Offering

  1. Where should New Birth members sit at the Homegoing Service?

New Birth Members, the sanctuary seats behind the break on the main floor and in the balcony are open for you and for guests.  Please arrive early with your family as we cannot guarantee seating in the sanctuary nor allow saving of seats for others.  Overflow seating will be provided in the Chapel.

  1. Are there special instructions for clergy?

At the Homegoing Service, clergy are asked to wear black suits and shirts with clergy collars.  There will not be a special seating section for general clergy.  Instead, all ministers are asked to sit in the regular seating areas with the congregation in order to assist in providing support to those who are grieving.

  1. What can I do to help?

At this time, the best thing that you can do to help is to pray for First Lady Vanessa Long and the entire Long Family.  They truly appreciate your prayers more than anything and the New Birth church family is grateful as well.  Please continue to honor Bishop Eddie L. Long and live the Kingdom message that he taught and embodied.  Thank you for your kindness.

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January 1, 2017
January 25, 2017
Event Category:


New Birth