Plaintiffs Respond to Mark Driscoll’s and Sutton Turner’s Motions to Dismiss the RICO Suit: Not Enough Funds to Continue

Today, attorney Brian Fahling filed responses to the motions to dismiss the RICO lawsuit accusing Mark Driscoll and Sutton Turner of misuse of funds in their positions as pastors at the now defunct Mars Hill Church in Seattle.Bottom line: Because sufficient funds have not been raised to pursue the case, the suit was not served to Driscoll and Turner. Thus the plaintiffs do not object to dismissal without prejudice (the case could be tried later). Turner had requested the suit be dismissed … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church Buys a Million Dollar Mid-Century Modern Home

If Driscoll and Co. paid the building's appraised value, they are one rich start up church.Here's the purchase announcement:Hey everyone! I have a really exciting announcement. We have officially purchased our historic church home in Scottsdale, Arizona!Every family needs a home, and this one is a wonderful fit for our church family.I am so thankful for all the hard work from the many volunteers that has already gone into getting this 50-year-old mid-century modern church home … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Files Motion to Dismiss Racketeering Lawsuit

Claiming he has not been served, Mark Driscoll filed a motion to dismiss the racketeering lawsuit against him and former Mars Hill executive pastor Sutton Turner brought by former members of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Two couples from the church allege misuse of funds.Like Turner's motion to dismiss, Driscoll appeals to rules of procedure requiring service of a lawsuit in 90 days. The essential claim of the motion is that the Jacobsens and Kildeas have abandoned the suit.Driscoll … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s Scottsdale Church to Launch August 7

Although a group of people has been meeting in Scottsdale, AZ for several weeks, the official launch of Mark Driscoll's The Trinity Church has been slated ("penciled in") for August 7, 2016.According to this video (click through to watch), the church still has to get some design elements in place. The plans sound pretty ambitious. It is not clear that the building isn't viewed as temporary. The building's "mid-century modern" style figures prominently in the "groovy" church. His launch … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Takes On Anorexia, Might Be Demonic

Mark Driscoll's most recent video takes on the question: is anorexia a sin (click the link to view the video)?The prompt for the video is a letter from a young woman who says she has struggled with anorexia for years. In her note, she asks Driscoll if anorexia is a sin.First, Driscoll expresses appropriate concern for the writer. I share that concern. Anorexia is a baffling condition. However, there are good treatment protocols and with competent help, those who struggle with it can find … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s Vision For The Trinity Church Is Big, Big, BIG

Mark Driscoll has a God-sized vision for The Trinity Church and you can find out what God has revealed to him this coming Sunday. One thing for sure, the Vision includes essential ministry tools like an Airstream trailer, a yellow fire truck, and mid-century modern chairs.Driscoll's vision is really big. Listen:The worship band should have this tune on the set list:  … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church: Bouncy Houses, Matching Gifts, and a Late Summer Launch

After the first meeting of The Trinity Church, Mark Driscoll is moving full steam ahead toward the launch of the church in the late summer of this year.  According to Driscoll's most recent video update, The Trinity Church will launch in late summer with two services.Until then, Driscoll invited interested people to participate in the work parties at the church and give money. He disclosed that a donor made a matching grant of $50k. Driscoll also said that people are driving in from … [Read more...]

Sutton Turner Names Attorney and Responds to Mars Hill RICO Lawsuit

Sutton Turner's Seattle attorney has notified the court and Turner notified plaintiff's attorney that service would be accepted on the RICO lawsuit naming him and Mark Driscoll as defendants.* They are accused of running the church in a manner to financially benefit the leaders, especially Mark Driscoll.In response to the suit, Turner exclusively provided the following statement via email:For over a month, I have offered to meet with the Jacobsens and Kildeas. Unfortunately, they h … [Read more...]


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