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...]

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...]

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...]

Former Mars Hill Church Downtown Now Known as “The Mark”

You can't make this stuff up.Note the banner on the old Mars Hill Downtown Seattle location of Mark Driscoll's old church. It is now known as "The Mark."   You can read about the project at TheMarkSeattle.com. Quick, someone check to see if "TheMarkPhoenix.com" is registered.Here is what it looked like back in the day.  Joel Connolly described the final service of Mars Hill Downtown in the old Methodist church. The … [Read more...]

Calling Former Members of Mars Hill Church to Tell Your Stories

Ben Vandemeer has launched an effort to start a healing conversation about Mars Hill Church. With the able support of former MHC leaders Jeff Bettger and Bryan Zug, the effort is titled Mars Hill: Your Story: Are we ready to talk about our time at Mars Hill Church?It's been almost a year already. The headlines have passed. The body of the church, thousands of us, have moved forward... how are you doing?There's a tension around the topic, often an unspoken understanding from those who … [Read more...]

Sign Up Now for It’s All About Jesus! Daily Devotionals with Mark Driscoll

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then what does a little daily Driscoll keep away?You can find out by signing up for the catchy sounding "It's all about Jesus! Daily Devotionals with Mark Driscoll." MD Ministries proclaims:The plan at present is to launch Daily Devotionals very soon. Thank you to everyone who sent in some good ideas for what to name this. It is something that I hope to continue doing for a long time and here is the plan: It’s All About Jesus! Daily D … [Read more...]


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