• Brian and Bobbie Houston’s daughter, son-in-law announce new church

    Brian and Bobbie Houston’s daughter and son-in-law, Peter and Laura Toganivalu, have announced they are launching a new church. The couple, who resigned from their roles at Hillsong in May, made the announcement on Instagram. While details of the church at this stage have not been revealed, they have confirmed the church will be based […]

  • Brian Houston ‘covered up father’s abuse, protected Hillsong’: court

    An Australian court has found that former Hillsong senior pastor, Brian Houston, covered up his father’s sexual abuse of a minor, and in the process protected the church. Mr Houston’s ongoing court case is being heard in Sydney, where Mr Houston is being scrutinized in for allegedly concealing his father’s molesting of a seven-year-old boy […]

  • Brian Houston’s daughter and son-in-law resign from Hillsong

    Brian and Bobbie Houston’s daughter, Laura Toganivalu, and her husband, Peter, have announced they have stepped down from their roles at Hillsong Church. Known as Laura and Peter Toggs, the couple were seen as the long-term senior pastors replacements at Hillsong once Brian and Bobbie would have stepped down had they still been employed. However, […]

  • Carl And Laura Lentz To Tell Secrets Of Hillsong In New Documentary

    Carl and Laura Lentz, the former Hillsong New York City pastors, are set to tell their side of the Hillsong story in an upcoming documentary series. According to Deadline, FX has ordered The Secrets of Hillsong, an investigative docuseries based on Vanity Fair‘s exposé of the controversial megachurch, which counted celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber, […]

  • ‘Purchases that would put Kardashians to shame’: Hillsong accused of misusing funds

    “Treating private jets like ubers.” Money was “used to do the kind of shopping that would embarrass a Kardashian.” These are the comments from an Australian politician on Hillsong and its alleged misuse of funds. Independent Australian MP Andrew Wilkie has alleged in parliament that Hillsong Church broke financial laws, accusing the organization of fraud, […]

  • Hillsong appoints Phil and Lucinda Dooley as global senior pastors

    A new era has begun for Hillsong Church with the appointment of new global senior pastors after a tumultuous period for the megachurch. Pastors Phil and Lucinda Dooley, who have been acting in the capacity of ‘interim’ pastors for 12 months, were officially commissioned during the morning service in Sydney – and streamed to Hillsong […]

  • Brian Houston takes to social media to discuss Hillsong exit for first time

    Brian Houston, the former senior pastor of the Hillsong megachurch, has taken to social media in a live video to explain in more detail his removal from the esteemed role. While Mr Houston was speaking online, his lawyer was reportedly in a Sydney court on Mr Houston’s behalf, where his trial for allegedly concealing “serious […]

  • After lawsuit alleging financial misconduct lodged, Hillsong’s new senior minister speaks out

    Hillsong’s new senior minister has spoken out on the changes the church is making after a lawsuit has been lodged in court alleging financial misconduct at the church. Phil Dooley has addressed the church after it is now forced to endure additional public scrutiny as a former employee has filed a lawsuit against the megachurch, […]

  • Former Hillsong employee launches legal action, alleging financial misconduct

    A former employee at the embattled Hillsong has filed a case against the megachurch, alleging “financial misconduct and dubious expenditures”. Natalie Moses, who worked at the church in its accounts department, has lodged her cl in the Federal Court via law firm Maurice Blackburn, claiming the church moved millions of dollars in payments through overseas […]

  • Chris Pratt confirms he’s never been a member of Hillsong

    Hollywood star Chris Pratt has spoken out on criticism he has received from the public, announcing that he was never a member of Hillsong. In a wide ranging interview in Men’s Health magazine, Pratt confirmed that not only has he never been a member of Hillsong, but he says he doesn’t even know anyone who […]

  • Ben Houston heads to Australia to spend time with his Dad

    Ben Houston, son of former Hillsong pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, has headed back to Australia to spend some time with his father. Based in Los Angeles, where he and his wife Lucille are the Global Online Lead Pastors of Hillsong Church, Ben has come home to show some support for his father, who, after […]

  • Hillsong executive calls Brian Houston hotel room excuse ‘dribble’

    A senior executive at Hillsong has spoken out on the written response from the church’s board in explaining Brian Houston’s actions, calling the excuse for being in a woman’s hotel room “dribble”. Jason Mays, an executive at Hillsong, says the church indulged Brian Houston’s ‘distinct lack of personal accountability’ over many years and board members […]