Eddy Long was born in Huntersville, North Carolina, on May 12, 1953, the son of the Rev. Floyd M. Long, Jr. and Hattie Long.
He attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, where he received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1977.
In 1994, Long was given the title "bishop" in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, a group of black Baptist churches that embraced Pentecostal practices.
Eddy Long's sermons, writings and teachings emphasize a "chain of command" between certain superiors and subordinates characterized by "respect, submission and obedience".
Eddy Long saw the first link in the chain as being a man choosing to be respectful, submissive and obedient to God.
In 1987 he became the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, which at the time had around 300 members. Under Long, membership grew to 25,000. The church may be considered part of the Bapticostal movement
Books of Eddy Long
Your Vision Is Too Small
I Don't Want Delilah, I Need You!: What a Woman Needs to Know and what a Man Needs to Understand
What a Man Wants, What a Woman Needs: The Secret to Successful, Fulfilling Relationships
The Power of a Wise Woman
Called to Conquer: A Daily Devotional to Energize and Encourage You in Word and Spirit
The Church: Living Without Love
Gladiator: The Strength of a Man
The Blessing in Giving
Deliver Me From Adam
60 Seconds to Greatness: Seize the Moment and Plan for Success with Cecil Murphey