Celebrity Pastors

The Progression of Cultic Leadership: Thoughts on The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

“This is relevant to us even in our circles, because many GARBC pastors and church leaders were deeply enamored with Driscoll during the peak of his popularity. With the accessibility of YouTube sermons and MP3s back in the day, the invention of podcasts, and the availability of conferences, scores of pastors within our own circles had become loyal listeners of Driscoll.” - Mike Hess

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Ex-nanny of former Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz accuses him of sexual misconduct

"A legal representative for the Lentz family told Religion News Service that they 'vehemently deny the allegations and, in addition to that, have irrefutable proof the events did not happen as they are being described.'" - C.Post

RNS: Sex abuse allegations by Carl Lentz’s former nanny put spotlight on Hillsong culture

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Brian Houston announces transition from Hillsong Church leadership

"Citing the denomination’s rapid growth and a desire to make way for younger leadership and a more effective organizational structure, Hillsong Church Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston announced Sunday that he and his wife, Bobbie, have decided to transition away from their leadership role." - C.Post

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Beware the Hero Pastor

"The apostle Paul—hero pastor if there ever was one—strongly condemned allegiances to leaders: “What I mean is that each one of you says, ‘I follow Paul,’ or ‘I follow Apollos,’.... The problem with human heroes is they can displace or diminish our heart’s loyalty to our ultimate hero, Jesus Christ." - TGC

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