STATEMENT FROM EPHREN W. TAYLOR ON BISHOP EDDIE L. LONG
YOUTUBE VIDEO APPEAL AND NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH WEALTH TOUR 2009
ATLANTA, GA (EnviGlobal.com) – Business Accelerator and entrepreneur, Ephren W. Taylor releases the
following statement regarding the recent Youtube.com video appeal posted by New Birth Missionary Baptist
Church pastor, Bishop Eddie L. Long:
"Due to many inaccuracies, and based upon what I view as a recent character assassination and an attempt to paint
a picture of an inability, on my part, to take responsibility for the actions of my former company, City Capital
Corporation, I am extending facts relative to the aftermath of the Wealth Tour Live at New Birth Missionary
I visited with Bishop Eddie L. Long in late 2009 prior to bringing my Wealth Tour Live to New Birth, with hopes
of inspiring and empowering the congregation in business through seminars and making my book, Creating
Success from the Inside Out, available to all attendees. The church received a percentage of product sales, and
stated their intent to sell video from the presentations. I also operated on Bishop Long’s behalf to secure certain
media opportunities for him. Members of City Capital Corporation were in attendance, and subsequently,
members of the church elected to partner with the company on community project opportunities across the country
that aid in creating jobs and stimulate local community-based projects. Even after my departure last year as CEO
of City Capital Corporation, there has been consistent communication between myself and Elder Maurice
Waddell, Chief Operating Officer at New Birth, of which there is ample tracked phone and email correspondence.
City Capital’s legal team has connected via phone and email with members of New Birth, per the list sent from the
church. Paralegals did confirm that all clients have a settlement package, and I personally have reviewed an
updated report on which clients have been contacted, and when they were contacted. The legal team has been
working since last year with individuals to legally and privately resolve, refund, and restructure any potential
issues. To protect the integrity of the process, resolutions are confidential.
A conference call was held with all New Birth members as recently as this month with attorneys hosting the call
on behalf of City Capital, in which Elder Maurice Waddell joined. As mentioned, I transitioned from serving as
CEO of City Capital Corporation in 2010, and am operating completely independent of the company ever since.
However, I am still in good faith honoring my commitment to assist in efforts ensuring that this matter comes to a
swift and positive conclusion for all parties."
-Ephren W. Taylor