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Australia: Hillsong megachurch scandal leads to calls for greater accountability

Australia: Hillsong megachurch scandal leads to calls for greater accountability
Brian Houston CREDIT: Youtube
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
22 April, 2022 2 min read

The resignation of Brian Houston (pictured), senior pastor at Australian megachurch Hillsong, has led to questions internally and more widely about the structure of churches.

In March it became known that Hillsong’s founder and global senior pastor had resigned after an internal investigation found he had breached the church’s code of conduct twice in 10 years, by behaving inappropriately towards two women.

According to Hillsong, the charges relate to two specific incidents. The first was in 2010, when Houston was found to have sent inappropriate messages to a female staff member.

‘always endeavoured to act biblically and in accordance with good governance. However, we understand there has been a significant breach of trust'

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