A statement read on a radio show Thursday, from Bishop Eddie Long as he denied the allegations brought against him and his church.

“I have been through storms and my faith has always sustained me, I am anxious to respond directly to these false allegations, and I will do so. However, my lawyers counseled patience at this time.”

“Let me be clear: The charges against me and New Birth are false,” the statement said. “I have devoted my life to helping others and these false allegations hurt me deeply, but my faith is strong and the truth will emerge.”

This was read by attorney Craig Gillen on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Please continue to pray for everyone involved.