Celebrity Pastors

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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Harvest Bible Chapel founder James MacDonald faces foreclosure on $1.6M home

"James MacDonald, controversial founder of Harvest Bible Chapel in greater Chicago, is now in danger of losing his custom-built home in Elgin, Illinois, for failing to pay his mortgage with the Republic Bank of Chicago, according to a new lawsuit." - CPost

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Joel Osteen Leans on Celebrity to Step Easter 2020 ‘up a notch’

"Pop singer Mariah Carey wanted to honor first responders, the pastor says, so she’ll sing her hit “Hero” while footage of local workers is shown. ...Rapper Kanye West, whom Osteen calls “one of a kind,” will sing with his choir from California. ...Hollywood heavyweight Tyler Perry will offer words of encouragement as well" - Church Leaders

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“When we remember those men who most faithfully pastored us, we probably think of more than their sermons. And there’s a reason for that.”

"The highest privilege and greatest honor in pastoring is not standing in the church pulpit but praying by the hospital bed." - Challies

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