New details released for Bishop Eddie Long memorial service

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Bishop Eddie Long (L) embraces a friend at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church . The Lithonia megachurch pastor died at 63. (Photo by John Amis-Pool/Getty Images)

New details have been released for the funeral services of Bishop Eddie L. Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia.

Long, 63, an influential and controversial pastor died Sunday after battling an aggressive form of cancer. He had recently celebrated his 29th pastoral anniversary. At its height, New Birth had more than 25,000 members. It continued to have a global reach.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd. in Lithonia.

Long will lay in-repose from 8 a.m. until the service begins.

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