Greg Long Joins Avalon as Michael Leaves

( [email protected] ) Jan 02, 2004 11:33 AM EST

Avalon makes a member change. Long-time founding member of Avalon Michael Passons will leave the group and his position will be filled by solo artist Greg Long, husband of Avalon's Janna Long. Greg Long plans to keep his current music ministry as he also takes on being the newest Avalon member.

He confirmed rumors regarding his joining on message boards, saying, "YES, it is true. I am now in the group Avalon and am happy to be so. NO, I am not stopping what I do. My calling has always been writing and singing and this will continue as well. My new album will be released at the end of February and Avalon's will around the same time. Please say a prayer for me as I try to juggle both ministries so that God can be glorified and so that I may do them both justice. Please know that I appreciate your support. I am, as always, honored to know that God allows me to do what I love and that you listen. May God bless and keep you, GREG LONG".

Greg Long's new official website launched January 1, 2004 ( His fifth solo record Born Again will release on February 17, 2004.