Video: Eddie Long’s New Birth Academy To Re-Open Their Doors


After closing the private school, looks like Eddie Long had a change of heart. The New Birth Missionary Baptist Church announced the re-opening of the congregation’s school. According to, the announcement was made last Sunday during worship services. More details and video after the jump.

New Birth’s announcement in late December that the school would close after 18 years sent hundreds of students scrambling to find a new school. The church said then it would have to close the school due to the sluggish economy and low enrollment.

New Birth spokesman Art Franklin confirmed to Channel 2 that it was announced at Sunday’s worship services that the academy will reopen through a cooperative agreement with Aurora Day School. Franklin declined to release details on what role Aurora Day School will play in New Birth Academy operations, saying the details would likely be released during a news conference later this week. Aurora has campuses in Tucker and Roswell.

Franklin told Channel 2 that all students, including those previously enrolled at New Birth, will need to enroll this Wednesday at New Birth between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. He said New Birth Academy plans to reopen its doors this Thursday.