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  • 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 […]

  • Ex-Hillsong members demand independent review in launching petition

    A group of former Hillsong members has launched a new petition in which they are demanding that an independent review of the church’s culture be undertaken. The group, going under the banner ‘Religion Shouldn’t Hurt’, has launched a petition on change.org, in which they are seeking support from the public to force an independent review. […]

  • Bobbie Houston ‘made redundant’ after 39 years of church service

    Bobbie Houston, the co-founder of the Hillsong megachurch, has been axed after 39 years of service to the church. The 65 year-old wife of Brian Houston, who was forced to resign after indiscretions against two women surfaced, has now been caught in the crossfire of her husband’s actions. RELATED: Former Hillsong pastors ‘threatened by Brian […]

  • Former Hillsong pastors say they were ‘threatened by Brian Houston’ to hand over church assets

    Two former Hillsong pastors have released explosive statements, alleging that they were threatened in an effort to hand over their church and its assets. In a report by Australia’s ABC, Zhenya and Vera Kasevich, who led the congregations of Hillsong Kyiv and Moscow churches for two decades before suddenly departing, have told how Hillsong Australia […]

  • Brian Houston resigns from Hillsong

    It has been announced today that Brian Houston has resigned from his position at Hillsong. His recent court proceedings from the sins of his father, coupled with alleged indiscretions toward two women have resulted in his resignation. The announcement was made at an emergency staff meeting at the megachurch’s Australian head office in Sydney’s Baulkham […]

  • The sins of his father: Did years of pressure become too much for Brian Houston?

    I am not sure if you were like me, but I almost choked on my morning coffee when I read the news that Hillsong’s Brian Houston had been accused of indiscretions towards women. Did I really read it correctly that Pastor Houston, the founder of the Hillsong global megachurch, had developed a dependence on sleeping […]