The Georgia megachurch pastor built a religious empire just outside Atlanta.and has been a national figure in African American church circles since the mid-1990s. He came to national prominence in 2006 when his New Missionary Baptist Church hosted four U.S. presidents for the funeral of Coretta Scott King.
Sept. 26, .2010 Bishop Eddie Long walks to the pulpit with his wife, Vanessa Long, at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta. After more than 20 years of marriage, Vanessa Bishop filed for divorce from Long on Dec. 1. John Amis/AP Buy Photo