Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston is temporarily stepping down from leading the megachurch as he prepares for his trial in Australia.
The global senior pastor, 67, announced Sunday that he’s resigning from “all ministry responsibilities” until the end of 2022, pending his legal battle over charges that he concealed child sex offenses committed by his late preacher father Frank Houston. Brian has repeatedly denied the allegations.
“In September last year, I learned it was necessary for me to step aside as a director of all Hillsong boards during this season, enabling me to give attention to these charges,” Brian said in a lengthy statement. “But recently, we made a decision that may come as a surprise to you, and I want you to hear it from me directly.
“It is in my and the church’s best interest,” Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston said as he prepares for trial over allegedly concealing his late father’s child sex offenses.
Source: (Nation Scoops)