LITHONIA, Ga. — Beleaguered mega-church pastor Eddie Long is back in the pulpit after a leave of absence to deal with his divorce and other personal issues.
Long's spokesman, Art Franklin, said Tuesday that the senior pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church returned to preaching at a New Year's Eve service. Franklin said Long will attend weekly services at the suburban Atlanta church.
In September 2010, Long was accused of sexual misconduct by former church members. He settled out of court eight months later for an undisclosed amount.
His wife, Vanessa, filed for divorce in December.