The ABC, Crikey and CWC earlier today broke the news of Hillsong’s ‘emergency meeting‘, soon followed by the announcement of Brian Houston’s resignation. His resignation was disclosed to those attended this private meeting.
Phil Dooley closed the meeting. More information on this meeting will be published as it unfolds.
Less than a few hours ago, Hillsong released another media statement.
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.
We understand there will be much emotion at this news, and we all share these feelings. Irrespective of the circumstances around this, we can all agree that Brian and Bobbie have served God faithfully over many decades and that their ministry has resulted in millions of people across the world being impacted by the power, grace, and love of Jesus Christ.
Hillsong Church was birthed out of Brian and Bobbie’s obedience and commitment to the call of God and we are extremely grateful for all that Brian and Bobbie have given to build His house. We ask that you continue to pray for them, and the entire Houston family, during this challenging time.
As you can appreciate, there is still much to be done and our church leadership continues seeking God for His wisdom as we set the course for the future. We acknowledge that change is needed. We have committed to an independent review of our governance structure and processes, understanding that this is a time of humble reflection and we are committed to doing what is necessary to ensure God is honoured, and our eyes are fixed on Jesus.
We value your ongoing support and prayers. We are also praying for our entire church family at this time.
Hillsong Church Global and Australian Boards.
Source: Hillsong, https://hillsong.com/newsroom/blog/2022/03/an-important-message-from-the-hillsong-global-board-230322/?fbclid=IwAR0MA3Nbkp9EBOd3v2VIBaFWdFvah97tUcWBdNb6BqjABjfPBLX4yZhcRHM#.YjqrdI9By3_, Published March 23, 2022. (Accessed March 23, 2022.)
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