Bishop Stephen A. Davis, who stepped in as interim senior pastor of Ne…

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Bishop Stephen A. Davis, who actioned in as interim senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in DeKalb County after the death of Bishop Eddie Long, has actually resigned.

A nationwide search will be released for his follower.

Thomas W. Dortch Jr., chairman of the church’s board, stated the “stress on Bishop Davis from needing to return and forth from Birmingham to Atlanta weekly while keeping his other churches – one in Birmingham and one in Tuscaloosa – ended up being a significant difficulty for him.”

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Dortch, a popular Atlanta business person, likewise stated it was likewise hard for Davis to be far from his household “which is rather easy to understand.”

Dortch stated the board has actually asked Bishop Dale C. Bronner of Word of Faith Household Praise Cathedral in Austell, Bishop Neil C. Ellis of Global United Fellowship, based in the Bahamas, and Senior Vanessa Long, the better half of the late New Birth senior pastor to be part of that group, to name a few.

He stated there will likewise be numerous “listening sessions” at the church so members can weigh in on what they desire in a brand-new pastor.

He stated the brand-new senior pastor is somebody who is a “visionary” “energetic” and can “motivate our churchgoers and reconstruct those different neighborhood ministries and objectives that we utilized to have at New Birth.”

The existing board is likewise most likely to be broadened, he stated.

Read his full resignation letter here

Earlier Wednesday, the church in Stonecrest provided a declaration which seems Davis’ public very first remarks because resigning. The declaration stated Davis thought about delegating be “bittersweet.”.

” I like my New Birth Household both in Birmingham and Stonecrest,” Davis stated in the declaration.” At this time my partner, my kids and the New Birth Birmingham household require my complete attention. We will stay a New Birth Church in Birmingham and preserve a relationship with the New Birth Stonecrest Parish.”.

Senior Vanessa Long, the widow of Bishop Eddie Long, stated she is “grateful that Bishop Davis honored the dreams of my late other half by serving New Birth at a time of requirement. We hope God’s True blessings over him, his partner, First Lady Darlene, and the Birmingham church household.”.