Phoenix and Seattle News Media Cover Mark Driscoll’s New Venture

The absence of Mars Hill Church from the bios and announcement of Mark Driscoll and his associates made an impression on those covering the news of Mark Driscoll's planned launch of The Trinity Church.Yesterday, I posted Driscoll's announcement of the formation of a church in Phoenix. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Seattle Times followed with stories.This evening, Phoenix television station ABC15 posted this report from Nick VinZant (transcript on the ABC15 website). … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Announces Launch of The Trinity Church (UPDATED)

In an email to supporters and a You Tube video, Mark and Grace Driscoll have announced the formation of The Trinity Church. I reported late last year that Driscoll had formed the legal corporation along with Jimmy Evans and Randall Taylor.  At the time, I asked rhetorically if the launch would be in January. I was close.Watch:The website is TheTrinityChurch.com. The church is named after Grace Driscoll's home church in the Seattle area. So far, the church is a P.O. Box (see some pics … [Read more...]

Becky Garrison: Mark Driscoll’s New Church in a P.O. Box

Recently, writer Becky Garrison spent some time in Phoenix, AZ and looked for Mark Driscoll's new project, The Trinity Church. In this report, Garrison summarizes Driscoll's recent moves complete with photos of his church in a P.O. box.Mark Driscoll's Ministry Resurfaces in Phoenix By Becky Garrison After Mark Driscoll resigned as founder and leader of the multi-campus Seattle based Mars Hill Church, he registered the name Learning for Living before relocating the Driscoll family to … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church’s Demise Referred to as “Some Internal Things” in Mark Driscoll’s Intro at Zion 2016

Earlier tonight (1/5/16), Mark Driscoll spoke at the Zion 2016 conference at Jimmy Evans Trinity Fellowship Church.  He was introduced by Jimmy Witcher, a pastor at the church who is slated to become Senior Pastor at Evans' Church, possibly tomorrow night at the conference.In any case, those who have followed Driscoll's career will be impressed with Witcher's ability to spin the past 14 months in this intro.Transcript: Jimmy Witcher, Trinity Fellowship - January 5, 2016 - Zion 2016 C … [Read more...]

Thomas Nelson Contract: Mark Driscoll’s Real Marriage Advance Was $400,000

Wenatchee the Hatchet has a copy of the 2011 agreement between Mark and Grace Driscoll's LLC (On Mission, LLC) and Thomas Nelson to publish Real Marriage. Dusting off my Mars Hill sources, I conclude it is legit. In it, we learn:-The Driscolls received an advance of $400,000.-The book had a working title of "A New Marriage with the Same Spouse."-The contract calls for the Driscolls to pay for corrections. I wonder if they did since corrections due to citation errors had to be … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts in 2015

The ten top posts during 2015 are as follows with the most popular first:1. Open Letter to Gateway Church Pastor Robert Morris from a Former Member of Mars Hill Church - This was posted on November 2, 2014 but remained popular throughout 2015. Driscoll recently joined Jimmy Evans as a director to form The Trinity Church in Phoenix.2. Former Chief Financial Officer at Turning Point Claims David Jeremiah Used Questionable Methods to Secure a Spot on Best Seller Lists - This story about … [Read more...]

Just a Few More Hours to Give to Mark Driscoll Ministries

If you can handle it, you can view Mark Driscoll and his dog asking for money here.And then if you are lucky enough to be on the mailing list, you have this reminder: A reminder for all the folks at MDM, you have to file a 990 form. Mars Hill didn't have to do this, but non-church nonprofits do.  … [Read more...]

Seattle’s Music Scene and the Ghosts of Mars Hill Church

Today, Kathleen Tarrant in the Stranger brings us a beautifully written tour of the Seattle Indie music during and post the Mars Hill Church years. She makes the case that the early Mars Hill era had an influence on Seattle rock which endures today. Some of that persistence isn't necessarily to be celebrated as many Christian artists were disillusioned by Mars Hill. For those, who want to understand the bigger themes of the Mars Hill story, I highly recommend this article.A couple of short … [Read more...]


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