Disgraced megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long announced Sunday he's taking time off to focus on his family after his wife filed for divorce twice in the last two days.
According to Long's spokesman, Art Franklin, the pastor told his congregation during church services that he will continue to serve as senior pastor at the church needs a sabbatical.
Franklin declined to say how long the pastor's sabbatical from the church would be. He said Long and his family "are asking for privacy and sensitivity to their family."
This latest announcement stems from Long's sexual abuse case last fall, when four young men accused the Atlanta pastor of coercing them into having sex. Their lawsuits were settled in May, then dismissed.