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...]

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...]

Former Mars Hill Elder Tells Perry Noble, “You Are in the Dark” about Mark Driscoll

On Tuesday (one day after I posted the news that Mark Driscoll had publicly announced formation of The Trinity Church in Phoenix), Perry Noble, pastor of NewSpring Church, spoke about Mark Driscoll's return to ministry. (I am embedding it because the Facebook feature isn't working currently. The link to watch it on Noble's page is here)On Noble's Facebook page, former Mars Hill Church elder Dave Kraft left the following message: Perry, I appreciate your heart in all of this, but do … [Read more...]

CBS News 5 Phoenix Reports on Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Past

In hindsight, I wonder if the wise counselors are rethinking the decision to omit Mars Hill Church from The Trinity Church website. Thus far, some version of that fact has formed a hook for the Phoenix media to report about the formation of Mark Driscoll's new church. Watch (text is here):CBS 5 - KPHOThe absence of Mars Hill from the bios and new church website only invites more investigation on the part of the media. The failure to tie up loose ends in Seattle may continue to haunt the … [Read more...]


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