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  • Hillsong Leader Phil Dooley Crowdsurfs During Worship Event

    07/07/2023 10:05:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Protestia ^ | July 6, 2023 | staff
    Global Hillsong leader Phil Dooley raised a few eyebrows during a worship session at the 2023 Hillsong Conference this past week, after he jumped off the stage and into the crowd. Dooley floated around for a bit before being brought back to the front, in a video posted to the embattled church’s Instagram page. The scandal-riddled, embattled church has been running on steam over the last year, with attendance and tithes plummeting to the point that their main campus had to section off parts of the auditorium and reduce services from two to one to appear fuller and less sparse....
  • Hillsong Mega Church founder Brian Houston resigns after revelation of misconduct

    03/23/2022 4:41:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2022 | Leonardo Blair
    Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston has formally resigned as global senior pastor in the wake of recent revelations that two women made serious complaints of misconduct against him in the last 10 years, officials announced Wednesday.“We would like to advise you that Pastor Brian Houston has resigned as Global Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church and the board has accepted his resignation,” a statement from the Hillsong Church Global and Australian boards published on the global megachurch network’s website said.“We understand there will be much emotion at this news, and we all share these feelings. Irrespective of the circumstances around this,...
  • A defense of singing worship songs from Bethel and Hillsong

    08/15/2021 7:27:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/14/2021 | Sam Storms
    Perhaps you saw an article that appeared online recently in which Mackenzie Morgan, a worship leader at Refine Church in Lascassas, Tennessee, announced that she and her church would no longer sing songs that come from Bethel Church in California or Hillsong Church in Australia. After examining some of the teachings from both Bethel and Hillsong, she concluded that to sing any song that originated with or was composed by someone from either of these churches was dangerous. Morgan insists that when it comes to corporate singing in church, “theology matters.” “It matters,” she says, “if a song is weak...
  • Hillsong Church is rocked by yet another sex scandal as married NJ pastor, 32, resigns after sending photos of himself in VERY revealing gym tights to another woman (but calls it an honest mistake!)

    04/28/2021 1:38:00 PM PDT · by cann · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:13 EDT, 28 April 2021 | SHAWN COHEN
    A married pastor for Hillsong Church has resigned after being caught sharing photos of his bulging manhood on Instagram - just months after the head of the church's New York City chapter was fired over his own sex scandal, DailyMail.com has learned. Darnell Barrett, a 32-year-old pastor for Hillsong in Montclair, New Jersey, stepped down from his role on Tuesday over an Instagram story he posted of himself last month wearing nothing but white Nike Pro tights. The clergyman shared two photos of himself standing in front of a mirror after a workout, with what appeared to be his engorged...
  • Justin Bieber 'studying to become a Hillsong church minister' in 2021

    01/01/2021 7:13:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    7News.com.au ^ | 01/01/2021
    Pop star Justin Bieber is reportedly studying to become a Hillsong church minister. The news comes after the firing of preacher Carl Lentz, who was Bieber’s spiritual adviser after it was revealed Lentz had cheated on his wife. A source told OK! Magazine that Bieber had no plans to give up his musical career, The New York Post reports. The source said Bieber felt there was “a bigger calling out there for him.” “He wants to be a full-fledged minister (in 2021),” the source said. Bieber, 26, said Hillsong had “saved” him from his dark years of drugtaking, public meltdowns,...
  • 'It was amazing being one of you, but I'm not any more,' says Hillsong's Marty Sampson

    08/24/2019 7:36:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 08/23/2019
    After weeks of wrestling publicly with his Christian faith, Marty Sampson appears to have said goodbye to Christianity - or at the very least, the Church - once and for all in an emotional Instagram update posted on Friday. In the post, the Hillsong worship leader of many years expressed his love for the Church's senior leaders Brian and Bobbie Houston and for fellow worship leader Joel Houston, among others. He called Hillsong his "beautiful family of amazing souls" as he thanked them for the memories and their love. In the highly charged update, Sampson, who started out with Hillsong...
  • Hillsong worship leader clarifies he hasn't renounced faith, but it's on 'incredibly shaky ground'

    08/13/2019 9:05:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/13/2019 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Marty Sampson, the worship music writer who recently revealed he is “genuinely losing” his faith, clarified that while he hasn’t “renounced” his Christianity, it’s nevertheless on “incredibly shaky ground.” Sampson, known for penning lyrics for Hillsong Worship, Hillsong United, Delirious and Young & Free, responded to a Christian Post op-ed titled “Reaching out to a Hillsong leader who is renouncing his faith." In it, columnist Michael Brown said he prays Sampson “would have the integrity of heart to seek the truth earnestly, with humility and passion, and that all others with questions will put those questions on the table.” After...
  • Reaching out to a Hillsong leader who is renouncing his faith

    08/12/2019 7:39:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/12/2019 | Michael Brown
    MARTY SAMPSON, SONGWRITER FOR HILLSONG I just read the news that Marty Sampson, a popular Hillsong songwriter, is leaving the faith. In his words, “I’m genuinely losing my faith.. and it doesn’t bother me.” While some critics claim he was never a true believer, accusing Hillsong of being “a prosperity gospel cult,” I know nothing about Marty at all. So, I’ll take him at his word that he did believe in the past but does so no longer.What I find most distressing is not him turning from his faith. People fall away all the time, and there are warnings throughout...
  • Moral Tragedy: Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz Provides Moral Cover For Abortion On ‘The View’

    03/04/2019 7:53:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/04/2019 | James Silberman
    Last Monday, around 1:20 p.m. EST, hundreds of babies were being surgically dismembered, decapitated, poisoned, and otherwise violently killed inside abortion clinics around the country. Simultaneously, Hillsong Church NYC mega-pastor Carl Lentz had a platform from which to speak in their defense while a guest on “The View.” He refused to do so. In fact, he took the opportunity to suggest that their deaths can in some cases be justified and that the people killing them should continue living according to their own convictions.When host Joy Behar asked directly whether abortion is sinful, he responded, “That’s the kind of...
  • True Justice[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/19/2019 7:43:01 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Judicial armament is lack of trust in Me. Just come into The Garden for I AM your Justice and Armor against the wiles of the enemy and they have No access to My Defense For I AM THE BLOOD AND COVENANT BOND with You. So be at Peace for I AM Mediator OVER ALL creation and My Blood has already signed your release to Eternal Freedom found in Me your Lord and Savior and My Promise to you is an eternal resolution of Yes and Amen that you have already been set Free from the lies of the enemy !...
  • Queer Voices: Ellen Page Calls Out Chris Pratt for Supporting ‘Infamously Anti-LGBTQ Church’

    02/09/2019 2:14:51 AM PST · by be-baw · 62 replies
    HuffPo ^ | February 8, 2019 | Carol Kuruvilla
    Actress and activist Ellen Page is calling out fellow celebrity Chris Pratt for attending an “infamously” anti-LGBTQ church Page pointed out that Pratt, who spoke about his church on the “Late Show” Thursday night, didn’t mention that it doesn’t appear to be affirming of queer relationships. Pratt and a number of other Christian celebrities ― Justin and Hailey Bieber, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez ― have become closely associated with hip, youth-oriented evangelical churches like Hillsong, a megachurch with locations around the world, and Zoe Church, a newer Los Angeles-based church that was modeled after Hillsong.
  • Hillsong Church Becomes Own Denomination, Splits From Australia's Largest Pentecostal Group

    09/20/2018 10:04:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/20/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Citing the growing global nature of the church, Brian Houston, global senior pastor of the popular Hillsong Church, has announced a split from Australia's largest Pentecostal denomination to become a denomination of its own. Since their inception, Hillsong Church has been a part of the Australian Christian Churches, a branch of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, which is the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world. In a recent letter to the ACC, Houston said Hillsong's operation as a church had outgrown the capacity of the ACC. "As Hillsong Church has continued to grow, we no longer see ourselves as...
  • Hillsong Worship Pastor’s Evolution Comments Spark Fierce Debate Among Christians

    06/28/2018 7:29:59 AM PDT · by Theo · 65 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 06/26/2018 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Hillsong Church has, over the years, hardly avoided the limelight, often finding itself at the center of hotly-contested debates. Now one of its biggest leaders is running headlong into the creation debate. Joel Houston, eldest son of the Sydney-based church’s founders, lead musician in the worship band Hillsong United, and co-pastor of Hillsong Church in New York City, tweeted Monday that “evolution is undeniable.”
  • Hillsong Sponsoring Contemplative Alpha – Allows Catholic Mass at Conference

    02/20/2018 2:35:01 PM PST · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Emergent Watch ^ | 2-15-18 | Mark Jefferies
    Hillsong Sponsoring Contemplative Alpha – Allows Catholic Mass at Conference ON FEBRUARY 15, 2018 BY MARK JEFFERIES In what appears to be a one of the latest atrocities in the ecumenical war against God’s church, Hillsong churches are partnering with Alpha – a contemplative program that originated in the heretical Anglican Holy Trinity Brompton – the church that was the European home of the ‘Holy Laughter’ heresies.
  • The Aussie Invasion: Hillsong Hits America's Shores

    02/18/2018 2:11:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/18/2018 | By James Arlandson
    The Australians in the form of the global Hillsong churches, are coming. Actually, they are already here. Let's take stock. Just after Memorial Day weekend 2016, the massive Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) invited Hillsong church to begin its own channel, calling it the Hillsong Channel. I have been watching them since then and lead global pastor Brian C. Houston's preaching for a number of years now on his own half-hour show. He is better than most TV preachers. For starters, his accent is charming, and he's needlessly a little defensive about it. He elides the "r," as in chu'ch, just...
  • Pastor Who Wouldn’t Say If Abortion is a Sin and Then Backtracked: “I Was Trying to Point People...

    11/19/2017 9:52:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Pastor Who Wouldn’t Say If Abortion is a Sin and Then Backtracked: “I Was Trying to Point People to Jesus” Mega-church Pastor Carl Lentz defended his controversial comments about abortion again this week, saying he made the conscious decision to focus on Jesus rather than sin during his appearance on “The View.” In a new interview with Relevant Magazine, the lead pastor of Hillsong Church in New York City explained why he said what he did about abortion on “The View.” Lentz said he prepared in advance, knowing that the talk show is fast-paced and unfriendly to pro-lifers....
  • Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz Responds to Critics, Now Says “I Do Believe Abortion is Sinful”

    11/07/2017 3:10:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Mega-church Pastor Carl Lentz responded Tuesday to criticism about his recent comments on abortion, saying he does believe abortion is a sin but he chose to emphasize grace instead of the sin. Lentz, who leads the influential Hillsong Church in New York City, faced a lot of criticism this week after he side-stepped a question about abortion during his appearance on “The View.” His answer disappointed a lot of pro-life Christians. Many want their clergy to speak boldly about the value of unborn babies, the atrocity of abortion and the love that should be shown to both mother and child....
  • Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz Refuses to Say If Abortion is Sinful: “Live to Your Own Convictions”

    11/06/2017 4:48:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 50 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 6, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Mega-church Pastor Carl Lentz is facing criticism this week for not defending unborn babies when he had the chance. Lentz, the pastor of the influential Hillsong Church in New York City, appeared on “The View” last week to talk about his ministry. And the panel – a group of pro-abortion women who love to bash pro-life advocates – asked Lentz about his views on abortion. Rather than speak boldly about loving both the mother and her unborn child, Lentz side-stepped the question, The Federalist reports. “So, it’s not a sin in your church to have an abortion?” pro-abortion host Joy...
  • Jesus The True and Eternal Supreme Court [charismatic caucus]

    09/18/2017 7:09:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Jurisdictions carry no weight in My courts for as Creator I Reign Supreme ! Do you see my children I AM The First and The Last Word as Mediator over All Creation and it is My hand that is the Gavel of Authority and My answer was given on The Cross " IT IS FINISHED " You are Worthy and My blood has dressed you in My Righteousness and My Answer to the enemy for you shall forever be " NOT GUILTY " and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you ALL the days of your life and you SHALL...
  • Justin Bieber I Canceled My Tour Because of Christ

    07/25/2017 2:55:33 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 25, 2017
    Justin Bieber pulled the plug on his Purpose tour because he "rededicated his life to Christ" ... sources connected to Hillsong Church tell TMZ. Bieber's decision seemed to come out of the blue, but our sources say it was squarely based on what Bieber believes is religious enlightenment. Bieber said he canceled due to exhaustion, but that's simply not true. Plus, his remaining touring schedule was not taxing travel-wise. We're also told Bieber's crew is "incredibly pissed off at him" because it has impacted their financial well-being without any warning. Bieber has been virtually joined at the hip with Hillsong pastor...