Who is Hillsong founder Brian Houston?

BRIAN Houston is credited with being the founder of Hillsong Church.

In March 2022, the 69-year-old resigned as senior pastor of the Sydney-based church following allegations from two women.

Brian Houston founded the Hillsong Church


Brian Houston founded the Hillsong ChurchPhoto credit: Getty

Who is Brian Houston?

Brian Houston is an Australian pastor and evangelist.

From 1997 to 2009 he was National President of the Australian Christian Churches.

Houston comes from a family of pastors as his parents joined the Assemblies of God in New Zealand and began leading a church nearby.

In 1997 he was elected President of the Assemblies of God in Australia.

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Three years later he helped establish the Australian Christian Churches network of Pentecostal churches. The Alliance represents over 200,000 members in affiliated churches.

Houston was also executive producer for Hillsong Music Australia.

According to this, he has an estimated net worth of $10 million celebrity net worth.

Houston has been married to Bobbie Houston since 1977. The couple have three children, Joel, Laura and Ben, who are also active members in their parents’ churches.

Why did Brian Houston resign from Hillsong Church?

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, the church announced the resignation of the pastor after he was accused of “indiscretions” towards two women.

The church’s acting senior pastor, Phil Dooley, said in a statement, “We would like to inform you that Pastor Brian Houston has resigned as global senior pastor of Hillsong Church and the board has accepted his resignation.”

“We understand that this news will cause great emotions and we all share those feelings. We ask that you continue to pray for her and the entire Houston family at this challenging time.”

The first incident involved the pastor entering a women’s hotel room after drinking alcohol during a conference in 2019.

“The truth is we don’t know what happened next,” Phil Dooley, the pastor who replaced Houston, told Australian news media in a leaked video.

“The woman did not say there was any sexual activity. Brian has said there was no sexual activity but he was in the room for 40 minutes.”

The second incident involved Houston sending “inappropriate” text messages to another woman, the church said.

Accordingly The New York TimesHouston vigorously denied the allegations, saying they “came as a shock to me and I intend to vigorously defend them.”

Brian Houston and wife Bobbie


Brian Houston and wife BobbieCredit: Instagram/brianchouston

Where is Brian Houston now?

Houston frequently posts religious content and pictures with his family on his social media feed, where he has over 670,000 followers.

On May 18, 2023, Houston announced on Instagram that he would be “talking through” some topics raised by FX’s The Secrets of Hillsong.

“I’m going to do an Instagram Live and just talk about some of these things,” he said called.

“Documentaries and my take on them and of course the leaked documents and all the consequences that come with it. And some of the statements from the Hillsong church keep saying that we are a different church now and cast shadows on the past. … God bless.” . Loving You.”

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The four-part FX documentary premiered on May 19, 2023.

Accordingly TIME: “Expanding source material from a 2021 Vanity Fair exposé about the Church.”, The series revealed cracks in the church’s picture-perfect facade and includes interviews with former pastor Carl Lentz, who is speaking publicly for the first time since his release from Hillsong Church NYC in 2020 amid a cheating scandal.”


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