Another Mars Hill Church Pastor Fired, Reportedly for Questioning Executive Elders (UPDATED)

This was just posted on Twitter:.@PastorMark @suttonturner @davebruskas fired @Smidt for questioning them. #holdeldersaccountable @marshill— Shawn Nickerson (@shawnpnickerson) May 31, 2014Phil Smidt is still listed as a biblical living pastor at Mars Hill Ballard campus (this page has now been removed; I have a copy of it and will put it up soon) and his wife is a deacon (link probably dead on arrival). I have heard this news from several sources but am … [Read more...]

Who at Mars Hill Church Authorized Church Funds to Buy a Place for Mark Driscoll’s Real Marriage on the NYT Best Seller List?


Before Warren Smith’s World Magazine article in March, the story about Mars Hill Church paying a consulting firm to boost Mark and Grace Driscoll’s book Real Marriage to the top of the New York Times best seller list was a carefully guarded secret at the Seattle megachurch. Almost three months later, members of the church are still asking their pastors about the deal. Last week, in a meeting of Mars Hill group leaders, members asked pastors Thomas Hurst and Jason Skelton to name who was res … [Read more...]