*In a letter to his congregation, Bishop Eddie Long said he will continue to “honor and abide by my commitment of confidentiality” after two former church members came forward with new details about their relationship with the charismatic pastor.
It’s unclear whether Long is legally bound to maintain that confidentiality if Jamal Parris, 24, and Spencer LeGrande, 23, in fact breached the settlement agreement with the bishop and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Both men said their decision to speak out likely would invalidate the deal, costing them undisclosed monetary rewards.
On Sunday, Long, 58, will celebrate his 24th year at New Birth with a special appearance by Bishop T.D. Jakes and said he “will not be diverted from the important work of the ministry.”
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