Man Reportedly ‘Tried to Stab’ Eddie Long During Easter Sunday Services at New Birth

Eddie Long preaching on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Eddie Long preaching on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.

A church attendee at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, sent the following tweet during Easter Sunday services on April 20, 2014.

Bishop Eddie Long

Comments on the church’s Facebook page also confirmed the incident.

Service was off the chain yesterday The Lord used Bishop Eddie Long especially when that man jumped in the pulpit. The enemy will come to distract you to get you off focus….. When the bishop said that I got so full and happy. That was for sure a moment. I love Bishop eddie long. Anointed man of God.

Let me clarify my comment. It was written regarding the incident of the young man who rushed the pulpit as Bishop Long was speaking during the second service. He (the young man) had to be taken down by security so as not to cause anyone any injuries. A previous commentator spoke about the timing of this occurrence and Bishop Long’s statement, “don’t get distracted.” Bishop Long is a great prophet and orator, so of course he can take a situation, no matter how quickly or long ago it happened, and make it part of his sermon.