This podcast series encourages people to share their stories on her show. What makes her interviews intriguing is Tanya’s ability to ‘get out of the way’ in her conversations and allow her guests to do all the talking. Every story has a unique insight and perspective into the Hillsong phenomena. (See more.)
‘Reading Hillsong’ is an audible presentation of literary works by Hillsong’s apostolic leaders. Currently, a range of individuals are reading chapter by chapter Hazel Houston’s book, ‘Being Frank’. It is a timely work for Tanya to tackle considering the fact that there has been a resurge of interest around Frank Houston. It is a very insightful tome that highlights Hillsong’s troubling past.
Below is a list of episodes from ‘Leaving Hillsong’ for our readers to listen to. We hope these podcasts empower and inspire Hillsong members to finally stand up and speak out against abusive Hillsong leadership and Hillsong culture. In particular, we are interested in any stories about Nathanael Wood.
In Part 2, Fiona leaves the revival centre movement and goes out into the big, not so bad world. This episode looks briefly at the domestic violence model and leaving a pentecostal church, so please be prepared.
When disgraced pastor Frank Houston left the Hillsong off shoot church he’d been sent to, Nathan Zamprogno did soon after, too. But not before he’d seen the harsh reality of where church and state collided.
Nathan Zamprogno was a devoted member of a church that was a Hillsong offshoot, about half an hour’s drive away. He discusses the impact those years of devotion had on him before he ended up #leavinghillsong.
Emily discusses the ‘trail of destruction’ that Bobbie Houston left behind and what the global pastor’s words have meant to her. She tells us about the tools she found to rescue herself from Religious Trauma Syndrome and how she found a peaceful life that she loves living.
Emily grew up in a Christian home singing the songs of Hillsong in church. When she got the chance to actually be in the band after moving to London, she jumped at it. Over time, Emily realised things were changing.
Jo tells us her happy ending with Ben and the baby/s 🙂 and explains what life was like working every day for a church of 800 people in a volunteer musician role. A very informative episode about a woman’s experience in the music world as a worship leader for a church plant of Hillsong’…
Jo felt like an outsider at school and gladly welcomed her friend’s invitation to go to a youth group at a local church. The church happened to be one of the satellite offshoots ‘planted’ by Pastor Frank Houston of Hillsong (nee Sydney Christian Life Centre)…
David discusses the effects of leaving Hillsong and what life’s been like since as well as the influences Frank Houston had on the city, the nation, and his son, Brian.We hear more about the similarities David sees, the ways he survived and the fears he holds for those involved with Hillsong now.
David tells us more 80’s history of Hillsong, its founder Frank Houston’s expansion of an empire and Frank’s son, a young preacher, called Brian who had recently moved from New Zealand with his wife, Bobbie.
David was a working musician in Sydney’s 80’s scene when he happened upon a friendly family church with a vibrant community called Sydney Christian Life Centre – run by Pastor Frank Houston and his son, Brian, in the background.
“I don’t think it takes much for a cult to be a cult. Many parts of our society are cultish, and you only need a charismatic leader and some teachings, and before you know it, you have a cult.” Jerome Flynn
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