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Hillsong megachurch paid Brian Houston $1m a year +

Financial documents tabled in Federal Parliament reveal Hillsong megachurch paid founder Brian Houston $1 million a year. Also this week: a Sydney revealed that Houston was charged with drink-driving in California last year. Houston then addressed his drunk driving on Instagram. “I made the foolish decision to drive just 2 or 3 hundred metres (yards) …

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Hillsong Pluck Ups: to every thing there is a season

Hillsong founder Brian Houston tweeted a scripture quote last month. “To every thing, there is a season.” Inspired by the same Bible verse, here are the latest Hillsong Pluck Ups. To every thing, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to …

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Hillsong founder: ‘reasonable excuse’ for not reporting abuse

Hillsong founder Brian Houston has returned to Australia to defend a charge of concealing the serious indictable offence of another person. He claims he has a ‘reasonable excuse’ for not reporting his father’s abuse of a 7-year-old boy. Police allege that Houston failed to report his father’s indecent assault of a 7-year-old boy despite knowing …

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Former youth minister convicted of Hillsong arson

A NSW court has sentenced a former youth minister to seven years in jail following a Hillsong arson attack, crude graffiti about Brian Houston, and other crimes. Stephen Luke’s 5-day crime spree also resulted in $1.3 million worth of damage to a Lismore Church. The rampage began on September 14, 2020. Luke threatened a 20-year-old …

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Yee hah! Allegations of Hillsong cowboy culture

The lawyer for a whistleblower bringing a Fair Work action against the megachurch alleges a Hillsong cowboy culture. Papers lodged in the Federal Court reveal the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) began an investigation into church finances in March. In hindsight, the once mighty Hillsong reached the peak of its influence in 2019. That …

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Hillsong Hallelujah! Sex, drugs and Rock’n’Roll

The revelations about Hillsong just keep coming. This week, in a leaked letter, a senior church manager suggested board members consider resigning and a former insider described the church’s ‘sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll’ ethos. Plus, a former senior member alleged Brian Houston knew of his father’s child sexual abuse years before he admits. In January, …

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Remarkable timing: Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed

Hillsong founder Brian Houston quit his church the day before the release of the 3-part Discovery Plus docuseries Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed. Discovery Plus announced the air date a month ago. Watch the trailer for Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed below. Hillsong History Brian Houston’s father Frank Houston became superintendent of the New Zealand Assemblies of …

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Houston we have a problem. Hillsong church founder quits

Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston reportedly quit at 4 am this morning, ahead of a meeting of the church’s Australian board. The Hillsong church’s acting head announced the founding pastor’s resignation during an emergency online staff meeting. Prior to the resignation, an internal investigation found Houston behaved inappropriately towards two women. Pastor Phil Dooley also …

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Hillsong founder Brian Houston’s ‘indiscretions’ with women

A video conference of 800 Hillsong Church staff members heard today that Hillsong founder Brian Houston committed ‘indiscretions’ towards two women. Pastor Phil Dooley revealed the ‘indiscretions’ during a global online staff meeting. Dooley took over as head of Hillsong in January. Houston stepped down at the time to focus on a criminal charge alleging …

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Hillsong’s Brian Houston steps down ahead of court hearing

Hillsong founder Brian Houston announced today he would immediately step down as church leader. He shared the decision with a Hillsong congregation. Houston said he needed to prepare to defend a criminal charge for allegedly covering up his father’s child sexual abuse. Last year, Houston stepped aside as director of all Hillsong boards. Police charged …

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