FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
January 31, 2011
Candace Reese J.
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 direct character assassination and an attempt to paint a
picture of an inability, on my part, to take responsibility for the actions of City Capital Corporation during my
tenure as CEO, I am extending facts relative to the aftermath of the Wealth Tour at New Birth Missionary Baptist
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 to make 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 videos from the presentations. I also operated on Bishop Long’s behalf to secure certain
media opportunities for him. Members of the City Capital team were in attendance, and subsequently, members of
the church elected to partner with the company on community service opportunities across the country that aid in
creating jobs. 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 a significant amount of documented phone and e-mail correspondence.
City Capital’s legal team has connected via phone and e-mail with members of New Birth, per the list provided by
the church. Paralegals confirmed that each member received a resolution package, and I personally reviewed an
updated report on which clients were contacted, and when contact was initiated. Since last year, the legal team
has been working 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, hosted by the attorneys representing City Capital, was held with all New
Birth members involved as recently as this month, in which Elder Maurice Waddell participated. Since my
transition from City Capital Corporation in 2010, I have operated completely independent of the company.
However, in good faith, I have chosen to honor my commitment to assist in the efforts to advance a swift and
positive conclusion for all parties.
-Ephren W. Taylor
For all media inquiries, please connect via email at C.Reese@EnviGlobal.com or phone at (678) 367-3117.
ABOUT EPHREN W. TAYLOR
Ephren Taylor has seen the glitz, had the glamour, and experienced enough to earn his stripes as an Elite
Entrepreneur. He has started or acquired over 100 businesses in his 16-year business career that began at age 12,
when he designed a videogame because his parents could not afford to buy one for him. After running a number
of companies, Taylor has shifted his focus to helping entrepreneurs achieve quantum growth in their businesses.
What motivates Taylor the most, is the ability to contribute as a thought leader to ideas for new solutions to
problems that have plagued communities for years, decades, and in some cases, centuries. Summed up best in a
recent interview with Taylor, “You can always make more money; but changing someone’s life, that’s priceless.”