Former Mars Hill Church Elder Disputes Mark Driscoll’s Account of Church Demise

On April 6, Mars Hill Church founder Mark Driscoll claimed to Randy Robison and Sheila Walsh on the Life Today TV show that he left Mars Hill Church over a "governance" conflict which lasted eight years. At the time, I surveyed former Mars Hill Church elders and not one of them remembered it that way. Now another Mars Hill elder has spoken out in response to Driscoll's claim. Yesterday, former elder Mike Wilkerson said on Matt Carter's podcast, Break it Down, that the reason Mars Hill ended was … [Read more...]

Pastor Mike Wilkerson Leaves Mars Hill Church

Until this past weekend, Mike Wilkerson was the Biblical Living Pastor (Pastoral Care) at Mars Hill. Widely respected, Wilkerson helped develop the Redemption group concept (website for Redemption Group Network) which is the Mars Hill effort to provide lay counseling. Here is the announcement: From Pastor Scott Harris:Mars Hill Family,One of our long time friends and pastors, Mike Wilkerson, has decided to step down from eldership at Mars Hill.Mike has been a part of Mars Hill for … [Read more...]