"Of course we wanted to hear more, but we were just glad that the bishop took the opportunity to speak," McDonald told "Good Morning America" Monday. "I think he did a good job of combining the legal, the spiritual, the moral aspects of all that is going on."
Long has vehemently denied the men's claims in written statements released last week but not Sunday.
"It will be tried in the court of justice, and dealt with in the court of justice," he said. "I feel like David, against Goliath, but I've got five rocks, and I haven't thrown one yet."
Although parishioners were seen applauding thunderously for Long during the service, others said they are losing some faith in their pastor.
"He wasn't genuine," one woman said as she left the church Sunday. "It was very heartbreaking."
And there may be more lawsuits on the way.
"We heard perhaps that there are even others coming," McDonald said. "But we don't know all the details. Everything is not as it seems."
McDonald said the accusations have implications that will eventually reach far beyond Long and the New Birth church in terms of how the country views the black church and the role of the mega-church.
"Our prayer is that there will be wholeness at the end of the day," he said. "My prayer is that it doesn't go to trial."