Controversial megachurch pastor, Bishop Eddie Long, has been reportedly hospitalized as a result of a grave illness.
According to a report from the Christian Post, the 63-year-old is suffering from an unspecified gastro-intestinal cancer that has reached Stage 4. His congregation is said to be keeping his illness a secret.
Founder of Obnoxioustv’s blog William McCray III, reported Friday that he was informed by a close friend of the bishop, who he also alleges is a verified member of Long’s church, that the pastor is suffering from an unspecified gastro-intestinal cancer that has already progressed to stage 4.
“Recently, while out to dinner with some prominent minister friends a person approached our table and specifically want to speak to Sir William, (sic) in a very humble and politely asked if they could have seat. We said sure and the source went on to share they were a member of New Birth and choose to stay through the scandal. The source shared their name and shared they were very close to Bishop Long and asked if Obnoxious Media would take it easy on bishop due to his having cancer,” McCray reported.
“After a couple of phone calls and text messages it was confirmed this was a very reliable source. They explained that Bishop Long has cancer in his digestive system and it was discovered in the 4th stage and he literally has months to live,” the report added.
The Christian Post reached out to New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for comment but a phone message said the church was not open on Mondays. A message left for the minister on call for urgent matters was not returned.
According to McCray’s source, despite the alleged diagnosis, Bishop Long is banking on his faith for deliverance.