Mark Driscoll’s Books in a Mars Hill Ballard Graveyard

Mars Hill Ballard Campus was put on the market in October 2014 and then sold in early 2015 for $9-million. When the building changed hands to Quest Church in Seattle, the contents were abandoned by Mars Hill's leadership. One casualty was Mark Driscoll's book A Call to  Resurgence, left behind in bulk during the Mars Hill rapture.That is a lot of money in books. It is surprising that Mars Hill's leadership did not either donate or sell these books. Most likely, they were purchased or … [Read more...]

Phoenix Public Radio Features Mark Driscoll and RICO Lawsuit

KJZZ, Phoenix public radio, today released a feature on Mark Driscoll and the RICO lawsuit. In a move which isn't likely to sit well with Phoenix media, Driscoll again declined to speak to the Phoenix press.The audio and article are somewhat different so check out both. You can hear the audio by going to the article. From Jacob McAuliffe's report: The Trinity Church is in its early stages of development. All it has is a website, some online supporters and a video message from founder Mark … [Read more...]

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...]


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