New York Times on Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church

NYT is on the case with an article by Michael Paulson.Tim Keller weighs in with some tough words for Mark Driscoll.The article references a certain "blogging psychology professor" with several links to the blog.Mars Hill in the form of Anthony Ianniciello spoke to the NYT and issued a statement saying that the charges will be examined by "several governing bodies."  I have no idea what he is talking about. The by-laws require the formation of a Board of Overseers to examine the c … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll to Make Big Announcement on Sunday

Several sources (current Mars Hill members, current pastors) have informed me that church pastors are telling members of the congregation that Mark Driscoll plans to make a "big announcement" on Sunday, August 24. The community groups have been informed to watch for it but there is nothing specific about the announcement as yet.The month of August has been difficult for Mars Hill and Driscoll. Among other items, two church board members resigned, Acts 29 Network removed Driscoll and the … [Read more...]

KOMO News Features Co-Founder of Mars Hill Church in Report on Charges Filed by 21 Former Pastors

One of the other co-founders of Mars Hill Church, Leif Moi, spoke out to KOMO News late yesterday about the charges recently lodged by 21 former Mars Hill pastors. Watch:Moi was dismissed as an elder in 2007. I have spoken to him several times this year and have a sense that coming forward was difficult. According to Moi, he has made several efforts to make amends with Driscoll and the church. … [Read more...]

Twenty-One Former Mars Hill Church Pastors Bring Formal Charges Against Mark Driscoll

On the heels of what was arguably the worst week in the history of Mars Hill Church, twenty-one former Mars Hill Church pastors brought charges late last week against lead pastor Mark Driscoll. Accompanied by a cover letter, briefs on workplace bullying and a summary of the powers of Mars Hill elders, the charges are being leveled by well-respected former pastors and are in the possession of the Mars Hill leadership. These documents greatly expand on charges brought by former pastor Dave Kraft. … [Read more...]

Executive Salaries at Mars Hill Church

Do you want to know how much your megachurch pastor makes?Some current and former members have expressed to me that they want to know what Mark Driscoll and the other executive pastors make. I will disappoint them right up front and say I don't know the answer to the question but I want to explore it a bit.Rob Smith at Musings From Under the Bus provided the CEO salaries and annual revenue of  5 large non-profit/parachurch organizations (e.g., Samaritan's Purse, World Vision). The … [Read more...]

Paul Tripp’s Resignation from the Board of Mars Hill Church Calls Into Question ECFA Standards on Governance

In March 2014, Mars Hill Church's Board of Advisors and Accountability issued a statement regarding the church and Mark Driscoll. One area covered was church governance changes made in 2007.  Here is that statement:CHANGES TO GOVERNANCE For many years Mars Hill Church was led by a board of Elders, most of whom were in a vocational relationship with the church and thus not able to provide optimal objectivity. To eliminate conflicts of interest and set the church’s future on the best possible … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Scratched from the Act Like Men Conference

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Not sure why but Mark Driscoll is no longer on the schedule for the Act Like Men conferences, slated for November 14-15 of this year and May 15-15 of 2015.Here is what the conference page looked like before today: The October 2014 and February 2015 dates have also been scratched. … [Read more...]

Compare Paul Tripp’s Explanation For His Resignation With The One Offered By Mars Hill Church’s BOAA

I first reported Paul Tripp's resignation from the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability on July 30.Then, after much speculation, on August 1, the church's weekly news email reported reasons for Tripp's resignation: Dr. Paul Tripp joined our Board of Advisors and Accountability in November 2013 and has been an immense help to our leaders over the past year. Dr. Tripp has extensive experience in discipleship and Biblical counseling. Earlier this month, we made the decision … [Read more...]


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