Lithonia(WAOK)-The once flourishing New Birth Missionary Baptist Church says it will close down the Christian Academy at the end of this school year. The school says the closing is due to increasingly low enrollment and a bad economy. The academy is located on New Birth church campus in Lithonia, GA and has been opened since 1993. The teachers and students are being asked to make plans to transition into other schools.
LITHONIA, GA - SEPTEMBER 26: A billboard featuring Bishop Eddie Long welcomes church members as they arrive for services at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., on September 26, 2010. Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church gave a sermon to his parishioners concerning recent lawsuits during two Sunday services. Long faces allegations of sexual coersion of male church members when they were teenagers. During the sermon, Long promised to fight the charges and return to lead his congregation next Sunday. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)