RICO Lawsuit Filed Against Former Leaders of Mars Hill Church; ECFA Named As Co-Conspirator

The long anticipated suit from a group of former members against former leaders of Mars Hill Church was filed today in the U.S District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. Attorney Brian Fahling filed suit on behalf of plaintiffs Brian and Connie Jacobsen and Ryan and Arica Kildea.The plaintiffs accuse defendants Mark Driscoll and Sutton Turner of engaging in a continuing pattern of racketeering activity by soliciting, through the internet and the mail, contributions … [Read more...]

The Behind the Scenes Mars Hill Global Maneuvers

Over a year after the last service was held at Mars Hill Church, there are still stories to be told.Recently, I acquired two memos which provide details about Mars Hill Global, a mysterious aspect of the demise of Mars Hill Church. From 2012 until mid-2014, Mars Hill Church marketed Mars Hill Global as a fund to help support church planters in India and Ethiopia. However, at least some insiders at Mars Hill knew that the donations given through the Global Fund were spent primarily on church … [Read more...]

New Petition Calls for an Investigation of Mars Hill Church by Washington’s Attorney General

Earlier tonight, Stephanie Drury posted a petition calling for the Washington state Attorney General to launch an investigation into the finances and closing of Mars Hill Church.Drury's petition begins: Following a string of revelations about the personal and financial conduct of its leadership, Mars Hill Church has never fully addressed how millions in donated funds were spent since it ceased operations in January 2015. The petition ends: Because protecting the public from … [Read more...]

Brief Note: Mark Driscoll on Becoming a Godly Man

Yesterday, Mark Driscoll spoke at Grace City Church, an Acts 29 church in Wenatchee, WA pastored by Josh McPherson. McPherson, who is Acts 29's Network Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest, must really believe in Driscoll's comeback because I suspect he is hearing some noise about it.I have several emails in the in-box with links to the sermon, titled Becoming a Godly Man. None of the messages are positive.For those coming late, Acts 29 removed Mars Hill Church from membership in 2014. … [Read more...]

Daily Beast: There a New Mark Driscoll Church Coming to Phoenix

Just a bit ago, Brandy Zadrozny posted an article at the Daily Beast that essentially summarizes the scandalous aspects of Mars Hill Church's decline.Probably the most controversial aspect of the article is Mark Demoss' contention that Driscoll reached out to those he knew were at odds with him. That is going to inflame many former Mars Hill members since so many of them have not heard a word. I know a few, in particular, who reached out to Driscoll on multiple times without any … [Read more...]

Hillsong Plans to Open Megachurch in Phoenix

Oh boy; didn't Brian Houston get the memo about Mark Driscoll's The Trinity Church?Hillsong plans to go big in the valley. Hillsong Church, a global church founded in Australia with 15 locations and over 100,000 in weekly attendance, announces the launch of its third U.S. congregation in the Phoenix, Arizona, area on Feb. 21, 2016. The Phoenix site will initially offer six Sunday worship experiences on three campuses with additional sites under consideration."After 15 years of serving … [Read more...]

Blast from the Past: Mark Driscoll’s Greatest Fear About Mars HIll Church

Tim Gaydos asks Mark Driscoll what his greatest fear is for Mars Hill Church and you won't believe what happens next!A former Mars Hill member sent this to me. Spooky.His elders followed his cautions and teachings closely but Driscoll said God changed things up.Stay in touch! Like Warren Throckmorton on Facebook:Warren Throckmorton … [Read more...]

Amarillo Paper Reports on Mark Driscoll’s New Church

With Jimmy Evans as the hook, the Amarillo Globe-News today published a story about Mark Driscoll's new church.Evans is a pastor at The Trinity Fellowship in the Amarillo area.Along with Perry Noble and Robert Morris, we can add Jimmy Evans to the list of pastors who have taken a one-sided view of the situation in Seattle. Where is the effort to reach out to the former members and elders of Mars Hill?One can read the report of elder charges here. This matter was never resolved. A … [Read more...]


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