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The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it for many decades. Probably from the 1940s.


Donald Elley of Bellingen: 

I wrote this series of articles in November 2015. This was a year after Pastor Brian Houston and top Hillsong and ACC (Australian Christian Churches) leaders appeared by legal subpoena at the Australian Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

By then I was getting a very clear picture of Frank Houston. I came to the view that Frank Houston was a pedophile who used Christian ministry to access little boys and not the other way round. That is, not a Christian pastor who had “a problem with boys” as his wife Hazel liked to characterise it.

Australian Christian Churches is the new name for the Australian AOG (Assemblies of God) since Brian Houston renamed and re-incorporated it in 2007.

The Royal Commission accused Brian of doing this to avoid paying compensation to his father Frank’s boy and teen victims.

Even to this day, Brian Houston, Hillsong and the ACC refuse to pay out sexual abuse victims of Frank Houston and other pedophile pastors in Hillsong and the ACC. They fight anyone who makes a child sex abuse compensation claim tooth and nail and invest hundreds of thousands, even millions in defence.

The poor victims are hung out to dry by Hillsong and ACC prestigious, expensive lawyers.


Prophet of the Lord, Pastor Philip Powell, works hard to out the pedophile Frank Houston

The criminal pedophile Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia in 1977, found the escape haven he sought in Sydney, Australia.

His new nest was undisturbed for a while.

The peace lasted about four years from 1977 before the prophet of the Lord, Pastor Philip Powell, found out Frank Houston’s new church address and his new church office fax number.

Once the criminal pedophile Frank Houston escaped the heat and the chasers in New Zealand he settled in to a different lifestyle in Darlinghurst Sydney.


The pedophile Frank Houston the rock-spider

I’ve explained in the previous three articles how pedophiles are like spiders. In fact the term rock-spider is Australian jail slang for pedophile.

Pedophiles, like spiders, build nests, cobwebs and layers and layers of complex defences and ploys.

They are amongst the most evil and cunning people on the planet.

Frank Houston was a hardened pedophile by the time he was 20.

He chose Christian ministry as a foil, disguise and cover to maintain a pedophile lifestyle, have an outwardly good and godly reputation, and have ready access to heaps of unsuspecting Christian families and their little children.

Every family has its defences to predators.

Acting as a Christian pastor, the evil criminal pedophile Frank Houston was able to breach these defences and gain total trust. Nobody would have suspected an evil pedophile was in their midst.


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Urban Dictionary


rock spider

‘A term used to refer to a pedophile. In common usage within correctional facilities. Derived from the analogy that a pedophile, like a rock spider, is always getting into little cracks. Crass and vulgar, I know, but there it is.

“That fucking rock spider had it coming!” (When used as a defence to a charge of murder, where the deceased was a pedophile.)’


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The pedophile Francis “Frank” William Houston the Rock Spider. Clink term for pedophile.


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The criminal pedophile Frank Houston was playing a very dangerous game by sexually abusing so many children.

Sometimes the parents of children who are abused by pedophiles get angry and take revenge. They bash and even kill pedophiles.


Paedophile beaten unconscious by child’s father handed 25 year prison sentence

The Independent on-line

Raymond Frolander, who was 18 at the time, was found by officers lying in a pool of his own blood

Reporter: Roisin O’Connor @Roisin_OConnor

Saturday 4 April 2015



Raymond Frolander, 18 years old, was beaten up when he was caught carrying out a sexual assault on a 11 year old.


“Raymond Frolander, 18, was beaten up when he was caught carrying out a sexual assault on an 11-year-old Daytona Beach Police said.

A man who was beaten by the father of a child he was caught sexually abusing has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Raymond Frolander, from Daytona Beach, Florida, was beaten until he was unconscious and left with clear facial injuries after he was found abusing the 11-year-old boy last year.

The father called police after administering his own punishment.

Frolander, who was 18 at the time, was found by officers lying in a pool of his own blood.

According to a 911 recording, the unnamed father told the operator: “I just walked in and found a grown man molesting (my child) and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now.

“Send an ambulance. He is going to need one.”

The father ended the call by saying: “I did whatever I got a right to do, except I didn’t kill him.”

Frolander was charged with sexual battery on a victim under 12.

Speaking to investigators after the attack, the child said that he had been playing games with friends at the property; however, once those friends had left, Frolander began to sexually assault him.

The child also said that this had not been an isolated incident, and that Frolander had been abusing him since the age of eight.

According to Daytona Beach police Chief Mike Chitwood, Frolander was “almost like a family member” to his alleged victim and he had groomed his target for a period of time, having sex with the victim on multiple occasions.

The father was not charged with any crime.

Chitwood said the man was just “acting like a dad”, and he didn’t see anything to charge him with.

Asked whether he had any issues with the father’s actions, Chitwood said: “Not as a police chief and not as a father.”

Frolander took a deal to prevent a mandatory life sentence. However he will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will have to wear a GPS monitor upon his release, NBC News affiliate Wesh reported.

After the sentence, the father told reporters at the station: “He’s going to learn in the next 25 years why I let him live.””


My comments:

This is where American law and policing can be a lot more interesting than Australian aw and policing.

In the American Constitution there is a law that is still part of the American psyche from the pioneer days, over 300 years ago. That is, the right to bear arms and the right to defend one’s own property.

In America if someone is on someone else’s property for no good reason, such as to commit burglary, and they’re shot and killed, it is a legal defence to say that an intruder was on your property up to no good and you took them out.

In Australia, New Zealand or the UK, don’t try the same thing or you’ll end up in jail.

The Police in NSW, Australia, where I live, will charge you with murder.

In the case of brutal assault of a pedophile, the NSW Police would charge you with assault, lock you up, and take the pedophile to hospital. The pedophile is considered innocent until proven guilty, which is a process that could take years because the NSW Judicial and Jail System is falling apart and very over-crowded.


ANZ1’s brother Adam seriously considered travelling to Sydney and murdering Frank Houston.

Such are the feelings of rage about pedophilia that when someone is seriously abused, like victim ANZ1, family and friends can get very angry and want to take revenge.

ANZ1 is my code name for Adam’s brother.

Here is a comment ANZ1’s brother Adam made on this site in October 2014.

Submitted on 2014/10/09 at 11:41 am

“In the early 70’s Frank was in Auckland and after a service he invited my brother back to his hotel to give him prayer time for his depression. The AOG at that time were always fixated with demons and Frank was sure that was the problem with my brother. 5 years later my brother told me what happened that night at the hotel room and how it shattered his belief in humanity and spirituality. I found it hard to believe that Frank was homosexual as he preached against it so much and often quoted the Apostle Paul’s rant on it.

My brother committed suicide a few years later and I do put a lot of the blame at Frank’s feet for that. For a few years after I was tempted to travel to Sydney and take his life.”


My comments:

ANZ1 brother: “For a few years after I was tempted to travel to Sydney and take his life”.

It’s not uncommon for relatives and friends to feel this way after a crime, betrayal or sexual assault has occurred.

I’m glad Adam didn’t slay Frank Houston. Otherwise it’s possible Frank Houston might have been eulogised by his family, followers and supporters as a victim, or worse a martyr.

Even today there are multitudes of people out there who believe Frank Houston was, in Brian his son’s words, “A good man and a great evangelist who made a few mistakes”. I don’t know what Brian thinks now, if he thinks at all. I think he’s still in state of denial and shock.

At the criminal pedophile Frank Houston’s funeral, Hillsong City Senior Pastor Jonathan Wilson said to the assembled media outside, “Frank Houston made some mistakes, but he was a great evangelist and a good friend”.

Pastor Jonathan Wilson is one of those crawling fawners to Brian Houston and his corrupt family, who lives in a bubble with his head in the sand.

Jonanthan Wilson was joint head pastor of CLC City Campus with Robert Fergusson after Frank Houston confessed his lifelong secret pedophilia to his only church-going son Brian.


Jonathan Wilson – pastoring in California


Pastor Brian Houston, the criminal pedophile Frank Houston's son. In denial.

Pastor Brian Houston, the criminal pedophile Frank Houston’s son in 2014 at the Royal Commission. In denial.


The prophet Philip Powell goes after Frank Houston

God always has his prophets and chasers.

John the Baptist called out the many sins of King Herod.

King Herod was living with Herodias, who was his brother Philip’s wife, and he committed many other sins. Later, after he murdered John the Baptist, he even murdered several of his sons and went mad.

“So with many other exhortations he preached the gospel to the people. But when Herod the tetrarch was reprimanded by him because of Herodias, his brother’s wife, and because of all the wicked things which Herod had done, Herod also added this to them all: he locked John up in prison”.

Luke 3: 18-20

John the Baptist was later beheaded.


The prophet Samuel called out the sins of King Saul.

Then Samuel said: “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king.”

1 Samuel 15:22

The whole chapter places this rebuke by the prophet Samuel in context.


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Philip Powell. Died this year after a lifetime of dedicated godly service unto the Lord of Glory.

Pastor Philip Powell. Died in 2015 after a lifetime of dedicated godly service to the Lord.


The prophet Pastor Philip Powell

Pastor Philip Powell died in 2015.

This is what Pastor Brian Houston, the head pastor of Hillsong Global, and the criminal pedophile Frank Houston’s son, called the godly amazing prophet Pastor Philip Powell:

“Phillip Powell, a Pentecostal preacher and a former general secretary of the Assemblies of God (the umbrella group of which Houston is now president), says Houston’s overseas speaking engagements are at churches whose own senior pastors are “on the circuit”. Powell, who has set up a “watchdog ministry”, Christian Witness Ministries, in part to monitor Hillsong, says, “They get paid huge amounts of money to speak at each other’s churches. The money goes to Brian, but his profile comes from Hillsong.” It is a bit like the Pope charging for speaking engagements, and then keeping the cash.

(Houston says Powell’s sentiments are “pitiful comments from a pitiful man who knows nothing of Hillsong or of me”.)”

January 30 2003 Greg Bearup writing in the Sydney Morning Herald


My comments:

“Houston says Powell’s sentiments are “pitiful comments from a pitiful man who knows nothing of Hillsong or of me.””

This is typical Brian-speak, which he learnt off his old totally corrupt criminal pedophile dad Frank Houston. To be totally and arrogantly dismissive of your critics.

Brian and Frank before him are two of the most psychologically and emotionally undeveloped Christian pastors who have ever walked on the planet.

Who is pitiful? A devout godly Christian pastor and prophet like Pastor Philip Powell, or the child rapist Frank Houston, and his son Brian Houston, who has pillaged and raped the Holy Blessed Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of its money and wealth on a scale not often seen on earth? The answer is self-evident.


The prophet Philip Powell goes for it

From the 1970s, Pastor Philip Powell went after the pedophile Frank Houston like a bloodhound on the scent of a fox.

Frank Houston was the founder of the Hillsong organisation.

It was founded in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs in 1977.

Pastor Philip Powell had overwhelming evidence that the criminal pedophile Frank Houston had committed pedophile acts on at least seven New Zealand children. He wouldn’t have known about Royal Commission victim AHA and Wellington New Zealand victim WNZ1.

The prophet Pastor Philip Powell knew about the 15 year old boy Peter Fowler from Lower Hutt AoG, who went public about being abused in the 1970s, and he knew about the 6 Lower Hutt ten year old victims, who were known about by all fifty plus AOG pastors in New Zealand because of a letter sent out to them by the Executive of the New Zealand AoG.

Pastor Philip Powell was a very respected AOG pastor before the criminal pedophile Frank Houston, the criminal pedophile and the church pillager “Pastor” Brian Houston, sidelined him and forced him to resign as an AOG pastor, in disgust.

Other very corrupt leading Australian AOG pastors were complicit in the side-lining and forced removal of the prophet Pastor Philip Powell, included Pastor Keith Ainge, the Australian AOG General Secretary at the time, and Pastor John McMartin, who lied through his teeth at the Royal commission, as did Keith Ainge.

John McMartin is the long-time corrupt head of the NSW AOG. The Australian AOG is now called the Australian Christian Churches.


John McMartin of Inspire Church based in Liverpool, Western Sydney.


John McMartin may be charged with not reporting and sheltering a pedophile, the criminal pedophile Frank Houston, along with Brian Houston. As may Bobbie Houston, Keith Ainge and George Aghajanian, the Hillsong Business Manager.


Pastor Keith Ainge. A Frank Houston lover.


George Aghajanian the Hillsong Business Manager waiting to be charged for pedophile protection crimes.


“Pastor” Brian Houston must have known earlier than 1999 that his father was a pedophile. Brian was the head of the Australian AOG for 12 years.

Australian Christian Churches website;

“In May 1997 Pastor Brian Houston was elected the new National President of the Assemblies of God in Australia, and under his leadership, the movement continued to grow and expand its influence into the 21st century. It was renamed the Australian Christian Churches in April 2007”.

Prior to this Brian was on the Executive of the Australian Assemblies of God for a long time. I couldn’t find a date on-line but from some time in the 1980s.

If all the AOG Pastors in New Zealand knew Frank Houston was a pedophile from the 1980s, it is impossible Brian didn’t know too, given Brian is from New Zealand, and Pastor Jim Williams, another pedophile, and a former New Zealand AOG Superintendent, is his spiritual godfather.

In fact, when Jim Williams moved to Australia because he’d been shamed numerous times for adultery and banned by the NZ AOG, Brian welcomed him to Australia. Either Brian is naive or he is in some way collusive in sheltering and protecting more pedophiles and adulterers than only his dad.

This is a historical pattern of the leadership of both the Australian and New Zealand AOG, as it is a pattern of the leadership of most Christian Churches world-wide. They have their own agenda and are always out to protect their own and to protect their own reputation.


Pastor Philip Powell Wikipedia

Philip Powell (pastor)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Early life and ministry

Philip was born in Wales in 1939. His late father, Stanley Lewis Powell (1911–98), was an Assemblies of God (AOG) pastor. He migrated to New Zealand in 1951 with his Welsh parents, sister and brother. He has been a preacher of the Gospel since the age of 14.

He received his theological training at The Commonwealth Bible College, New Farm, Brisbane, Australia from 1957 to 1959.

He has served the church throughout his working life as follows:-

Sandgate AoG in Brisbane, Australia – Student Pastor – 1959

Palmerston North AoG, New Zealand – Assistant Pastor – 1960

Rotherham Pentecostal Church, Yorkshire, UK – Assistant Pastor 1961

Bethel Pentecostal Church, Droylsden, Manchester, UK – 1962 to 1978 – Pastor

Katoomba Christian Fellowship, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia – 1978 to 1980 Pastor

Living Waters AoG, Kyabram, Victoria, 1981 to 1988 – Pastor

From 1989 to 1992 he lived in Adelaide, Australia, and served as National General Secretary of Assemblies of God in Australia. He was also the Editor of the monthly magazine “Australian Evangel”[5] for most of that time.

Hamilton Christian Fellowship, Hamilton, New Zealand – 1992 to 1994 – Pastor

Itinerant Ministry – 1994 to 2000

Jimboomba Baptist Church, Brisbane, Australia – June to December 2000 – Caretaker Pastor

In his capacity as National General Secretary of AOG in Australia he took a stand for sound biblical doctrine, values and practices which he felt were under attack from erroneous teachings. Consequently, he resigned from this position in 1992. On the basis of this conviction he launched Christian Witness Ministries (CWM) in 1994 and established the first CWM Fellowship in January 2000 in Brisbane.

Throughout his ministry life, Powell has been a writer and correspondent, editing several publications that have been widely and internationally distributed. He is the editor of the quarterly magazine Contending Earnestly for The Faith published by CWM. This magazine is freely distributed throughout Australia, New Zealand, and UK and more sparsely within US and many other countries.

He has been a critic of the business activities of some of Australia’s large pentecostal churches and has been interviewed by media outlets about this issue.

Powell is the pastor of a local church, Christian Witness Ministries Fellowship. in Brisbane, Australia. He also runs an annual national conference for CWM and carries out an itinerant faith ministry.


“Kingdom Parables”, 2007, Christian Witness Ministries, ISBN 978-0-9580533-3-4
Co-Authored with Aeron Morgan “Gathering the Faithful Remnant”, 2002, Christian Witness Ministries ISBN 0-9580533-0-8


My comments:

In the early 1980s, Philip Powell began sending faxes to Christian Life Centres (CLC) offices, which were located in the main CLC church building on the ground floor on the corner of Goulburn and Riley Streets, Darlinghurst.

CLC Darlinghurst was the second name and second location of Hillsong.

I read one of these faxes in 1983 because I was working at the church for 18 months doing building works.

The faxes were sent at night so when the staff came into the Administrative Office of CLC Darlinghurst, any one of them might pick in off the in-tray.

They accused Frank Houston of sexually assaulting children and gave specific details of various assaults.

I asked Frank Houston about these faxes and he replied that Philip Powell was jealous of him and he was a trouble-maker making up lies about his flourishing ministry.

These faxes continued to be sent by Philip Powell from the early 1980s until the 1990s.

In 1999, Frank Houston finally admitted to being a pedophile following a two year investigation of multiple pedophile accusations. Pastor John Lewis, who was a senior member of the AOG Executive at the time, carried out the investigation.

After a two year investigation John Lewis recommended Frank Houston be banned for life as an AOG pastor.

Frank Houston’s reaction was that he was retiring anyway and there was no point in going on about it. The whole ban was bogus and Frank Houston continued to pray for people and prophecy over people in Canberra and other places. His wife Hazel went around with him and there were moves afoot to “restore him”, like Pat Mesiti.

Pastor Philip Powell was instrumental in harassing the criminal pedophile Frank Houston for two decades from 1980 to the 1990s and finally getting to admit he was a life-long pedophile.

Pastor Philip Powell’s  actions, and Pastor Barbara Taylor’s actions in persisting to voice her godly concerns about boy victim AHA, are the two main reasons, among many, that Frank Houston finally was exposed to the world and died in the greatest shame.


Pastor Frank Houston. Lifelong pedophile. Answerable to God.

The pedophile Frank Houston. A tired old lifelong pedophile who died in the greatest disgrace. There is no place of honour anywhere for this disgraceful evil criminal pedophile. None whatsoever. Frank Houston is answerable to God.

Phil Pringle on Kong Hee: “Phil Pringle blog extract of 13 October 2016:
“Christianity has always been the great ‘in spite of’ religion. Even though we are in prison, we will sing hymns, when we’re persecuted we will rejoice.”


Donald Elley of Bellingen:

Below is a blog article of mine from 16 September 2019.

Pastor Kong Hee head pastor of City Harvest Church Singapore, a disciple of Pastor Phil Pringle’s head pastor of C3 Global Church based in Sydney, Australia, served 2 years and 4 months of a 3.5 year prison sentence in Changi Prison Singapore.

Kong Hee was released on 22 August 2019.

Singapore allows a one third sentence reduction for good behaviour.


Here is an interesting comment of 7 October 2019, on this article.


Shout it from the rooftops
There have been instances in the past where Pringle has, through his lawyers, threatened to commence defamation proceedings against those who have branded him a false prophet. As far as I am aware he has never once followed through on this threat – probably because he knows he would be laughed out of court on the basis of false prophecies such as the one covered in the above blog post.

Pringle has also threatened those who have called him a liar – and of course he was shown on “A Current Affair” with eyes averted and mumbling “[C3] don’t teach that” and “I didn’t say that”, only to have incriminating footage shown where he had indeed said and taught those very things. Now that Pringle has been caught out lying on a nationally-televised program, I very much doubt that he will follow through on that threat, either. (Of course, those who have read the Bible already knew that Pringle was a liar – he has long claimed that those who “fail to tithe” are “robbing God”, and that they are “cursed”, which is a load of utter tripe).

Pringle’s ire has been further aroused by those who have called him a fraud. Of course, he used to parade a fake doctorate that he obtained from a U.S. diploma mill as being the real thing. He even had the unmitigated gall to insist that the students at his “Bible College” refer to him as “Doctor” Pringle – the term “pompous git” doesn’t come close to doing him justice.

Pringle doesn’t take kindly towards being called a psychopath, either. Unfortunately it appears that he hasn’t had very good legal advice in this regard – if you threaten to sue someone because they have called you a psychopath, you should refrain from referring to yourself on publicly-available footage as being someone who has “no empathy bone in [their] body”, because a lack of empathy is a key symptom of psychopathy. (You couldn’t make this stuff up; it really makes you wonder just how much stupidity one man can display).

So yes; Pringle is a false prophet, a false teacher, a liar, a cheat, and a fraud. On the basis of his self-confessed lack of empathy he may well be a psychopath as well. He is also in the interesting position of having had both his mentor Yonggi Cho and his mentee Kong Hee found guilty of embezzling (which may be some sort of record even in the corrupt and depraved annals of pentecostal prosperity pimping). Pringle is also something else since he appeared on “A Current Affair” with his tail planted firmly between his legs – he is famous. All over Australia there are people who now know about Pringle and just what sort of “Man of God” he is. Pringle always did crave the cream of fame to go with the peaches of his wealth – it goes to prove that one really should be careful what one wishes for.

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My comments – Donald Elley of Bellingen:

I’ve never been afraid of any of these Prosperity Gospel crooks suing me – “Doctor” Phil Pringle, “Pastor” Brian Houston, “Pastor” Kong Hee, “Pastor” Pat Mesiti or any other Prosperity Gospel crooks I write about on the site.

You can’t get sued for telling the truth.

In 2015, “Pastor” Pat Mesiti got his lawyers Slater and Gordon to write to me about my lead article on him.

The title of the article is,

“Pat Mesiti. Domestic Violence Conviction 2016. Adulteries 1998-2016. Hillsong and C3 Pastor. Visited prostitutes on his Hillsong credit card. Hillsong Youth Pastor. Youth Alive evangelist. Fell from grace and “restored” by “Doctor Phil” Pringle head pastor of C3 Church. How the corrupt priests of Pentecost sowed devils on each other. Part 8. Australian and New Zealand errant Pentecostal pastors who couldn’t keep it in their trousers or sexually abused little kids”.

If you google this title you’ll find it. Or google, “Pat Mesiti”.

I’m not aware of Pat Mesiti sexually abusing little kids although nothing would surprise me. I don’t know if any of the prostitutes Pat Mesiti visited using his Hillsong Gold Credit Card were underage.


“Pastor” Pat Mesiti of Hillsong Global Church and C3 Global Church got caught out using his Hillsong Credit Card to pay for Darlinghurst, Sydney prostitutes.


Pat Mesiti – Hillsong evangelist and close friend of Hillsong head pastor “Pastor” Brian Houston.


“Pastor” Brian Houston handed naughty “Pastor” Pasquale “Pat” Mesiti to his close friend and fellow conspirator and con-artist “Doctor” Phil Pringle for “restoration” after Pat was caught out.

By this time Pat had married Andrea, a young Hillsong worship leader who he bedded behind his first wife’s back.

A decade after Pat was “restored” by Phil Pringle, he got caught out by Andrea seeing prostitutes (again) and having adulterous affairs on “ministry trips” – which were secret sex holidays.

In 2015 after I published the above-mentioned first article on Pat’s sexual odyssey, Pat got his lawyers Slater and Gordon to write to me threatening legal action if I didn’t remove my blogs on Pat and offer an apology for offending his good character.

I ignored the letter.

By the end of 2015, on New Years Eve to be exact, Pat “bashed his wife Andrea while heavily intoxicated” according to Sydney’s Northwest police. Pat was convicted of actual physical assault and had an Apprehended Domestic Violence placed on him.

So I was really struggling with writing a good character reference for “Pastor” Pat Mesiti.

The only thing I can testify to is that, yes, Pat Mesiti is a sex addict and domestically violent, and that I’m not sure if these attributes qualify Pat for anything except to be thrown on the garbage dump of failed Pentecostal pastors.



Blog article of mine, Donald Elley of Bellingen, from 16 September 2019:

Phil Pringle head pastor of C3 Church prophesied Kong Hee wouldn’t go to Changi Prison Hell-Hole. Is Phil Pringle a false prophet since Kong Hee is now in jail?


Phil Pringle’s latest hair-style. A borrow from Eric Clapton including the 70s glasses. Not sure if the hair is real or a topaz.


Phil Pringle on Kong Hee: “Phil Pringle blog extract of 13 October 2016:
“Christianity has always been the great ‘in spite of’ religion. Even though we are in prison, we will sing hymns, when we’re persecuted we will rejoice.”


Reader’s comment on this site today 16 September 2019:

AuthorCommentIn Response ToSubmitted OnSelect commentAlex   I was present at C3 church when Pringle prayed and “prophesied” that all the allegations were false and wrong and that Kong would never go to jail or that “a hair on his head” would be touched. I didn’t know at the time that Pringle was his mentor. I knew a little of the situation and as a visitor to the church that day to hear him pray like that just didn’t feel right. Well, as we know, it can’t have been from the Holy Spirit because Pringle was wrong!
I can’t say what Kong’s heart is like now. It may be changed. But his wife was made leader of the church while he was away which is a big red flag considering she partook in the whole shenanigans “in the name of the Lord”.
Feel sorry for all those who attend City Harvest.

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Below is a blog article I wrote on 21 April 2017 after Kong Hee went to jail.


Blog article of 21 April 2017

The Final Hearing for Kong Hee and the five City Harvest Church Singapore leaders convicted of misappropriation of charity (in this case- church) funds and multiple frauds was held in Singapore in early April 2017.

Now all but one of those convicted is in Changi Prison Hell-Hole.

The last CHC convict free has lodged an appeal but he’ll be joining his fellow City Harvest Church felons shortly.

Kong Hee has had enough and realised that jail-time was unavoidable for him, despite Phil Pringle’s prophecies to the contrary.

So Kong surrendered himself to the Singapore Authorities on Friday 21 April 2017 and was led away to do his 3.5 years of jail-time.


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In 2015, Phil Pringle head pastor of C3 Global Church, based in Sydney, which has over 500 churches linked to it globally, prophesied over Kong Hee in 2015, at the time of his Singapore Court trials, as follows:


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Phil Pringle. Is Phil Pringle a false prophet? Is Phil Pringle The Messiah? Or is Phil Pringle a Goose Pastor who has led his Golden Prosperity Gospel Disciple Kong Hee all the way to Changi Prison Hell-Hole?



A Prosperity Gospel Angel called Phil- will guide you up the creek, and leave you there without a paddle.


Dr Phil Pringle False Prophet of the Prosperity Gospel speaks in God’s Holy Name:

“We pronounce deliverance in Jesus name. Not one night will this fair head spend behind bars”.

Dr Phil Pringle prophesying in God’s Name in 2015 before Kong Hee’s first sentence of 8 years in Chnagi Prison Hell-Hole. Dr Phil  Pringle: “We pronounce deliverance over you in Jesus name. Not one night will this fair head spend behind bars”. False Prophet Phil Pringle City Harvest Church Advisory Pastor.


Is Dr Phil Pringle a false prophet since Kong Hee was found guilty again on appeal and was led away 52 days ago on 21 April 2017 to spend 3.5 years or more in Changi Prison Hell-Hole?

It’s possible that the 8 year sentence could be reinstated because Singapore Prosecution is appealing against the 3.5 year revised sentence. It maintains that the revised sentence is too light.


“Doctor Phil” Pringle: Ranting and raving outside the Singapore Courts in 2015 on video: “The Singapore Courts are agents of Satan…Rave…Rave..Rant…Rave”.



The answer to my rhetorical question is this:

Phil Pringle is already a false prophet because hundreds of his prophesies have fallen like rotten pineapples to the ground.

In fact, sometimes I wonder if Dr Phil Pringle has a pineapple or potato for a brain.

There’s a popular song at the moment in which the theme phrase is “pineapples in my head”. This song reminds me of Phil Pringle.

Dr Phil Pringle, as he likes to call himself, is a false prophet because he preaches the false and heretical Prosperity Gospel.

Phil Pringle is no more a prophet than a witch peering into a crystal ball or reading tea-leaves in her palm.


Dr Phil “lying” (in his bed). Doctor Phil: “Lucifer you really are a bad ole devil possessing the whole of the Singaporean legal system and those evil ole Singaporean judges who sentenced my dear spiritual son Kong Hee 3.5 years in Changi Prison Hell-Hole. But tell me Lucifer, when did you learn to sing and play music as bad as Kong Hee’s wife Sun Yeow Ho? And please can you stop playing that fiddle so loud. I’m suffering from one of my severe migraines and that screeching sound your making is sending me to Hell”


In 2015, before the guilty verdict was delivered to Kong Hee in a Singapore Court, Phil Pringle was getting very emo outside the court on video, and he was ranting and raving like the prophets of Baal and accusing the Singapore Courts of being “agents of Satan”.


Dr Phi Pringle head pastor of C3 Global Church spouting off outside Singapore Courts last November after Kong Hee was sentenced to eight years in Changi Prison Hell-Hole: “Rave…Rave… Rave…The Singapore Courts are agents of Satan”.


Since then Dr Phil Pringle the false prophet has retreated into his Northern Beaches Oxford Falls Sydney conga-hole with egg all over his face, and said hardly anything about his spiritual son Kong Hee.

Nor has Dr Phil said anything about another fruit of his ministry, the wife-bashing sex addict pastor Pat Mesiti.


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“Pastor” Pat ‘Pasquale’ Mesiti of Hillsong Church and C3 Church pleaded guilty after the attack on his wife Andrea in her northwest Sydney home on New Years Eve 2015. Since then Andrea divorced Pat for his poor anger management and his cheating on her behind her back.


The trouble with people and preachers like Dr Phil Pringle is that they live in a cushy bubble of their own creation; demi-gods in their own little spiritual universe.


Kong Hee. Now in Changi Prison Hell-Hole for the past 52 days from 21 April 2017. Having lived a pampered and honoured life, Kong won’t know what hit him now he’s started his sentence in Changi Prison Hell-Hole


Prior to Kong Hee’s revised sentence of 3.5 years, I predicted the following:

“What if Kong Hee receives Dr Phil Pringle’s miracle and is miraculously cleared on all charges.

My assessment is that it’s not going to happen. Even if the judges find Kong Hee and the five other CHC convicted leaders were somehow innocent in taking USD$35 million from the CHC Building Fund and blowing it on Kong Hee’s wife Ho Sun’s pop-star career “for the Christian gospel”, there’s still the sticky problem of multiple frauds.

If a miracle happens, Phil Pringle will emerge from his conga-hole at Oxford Falls Sydney and rant and rave and gloat again.”

Well, that’s not going to happen. Phil Pringle now has to eat his words. But he won’t.

Phil Pringle is a full-blown pathological narcisissist who is always right and never ever admits he’s made mistakes.

In Phil Pringle’s mind, he is “The Great Dr Phil Pringle”


DR PHIL CAN SWIM UNDER WATER BUT HE CAN’T WALK ON WATER. Dr Phil: “The Singapore Courts and Authorities are agents of Satan”

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

I wrote the article below in 2016, when Kong Hee was not far away from going to prison for fraud and charity breach crimes.


Blog article 2016

Phil Pringle on Kong Hee: “Phil Pringle blog extract of 13 October 2016:
“Christianity has always been the great ‘in spite of’ religion. Even though we are in prison, we will sing hymns, when we’re persecuted we will rejoice.”


Phil Pringle blog extract of 13 October 2016:

“Christianity has always been the great ‘in spite of’ religion. Even though we are in prison, we will sing hymns, when we’re persecuted we will rejoice. This has always been best shown through singing. Paul and Silas show clearly we should never underestimate the power of praise. God means more to us than our harvests and fortunes and favorable circumstances. Even though nothing is working like it should. Even though I’ve lost everything, I’m still going to connect with the Lord. Anytime you connect with Him you are going to have joy bubble up from within. Smiling, dancing and joy are irresistible to the person who has met with God. Our salvation means far more than anything else, even more than any of the blessings the father can bring us. How would it be if God actually meant more to you than anything else?”


Phil Pringle – a  happy free man offering rotten spiritual advice: “Even though we are in prison, we will sing hymns, when we’re persecuted we will rejoice.”


Dr Phil writes, “Even though we are in prison, we will sing hymns, when we’re persecuted we will rejoice”

I think it must be starting to cut in Phil Pringle’s ebullient heart- that is, Phil Pringle’s realisation of the predicament he has placed Kong Hee in.

After all he had everything to do with Kong Hee’s current predicament as his spiritual father, guide and mentor so it’s understandable that Kong Hee’s plight would play on Dr Phil’s mind and soul.

Mind you it’s a large step from advising Kong Hee to rejoice and sing hymns in jail to admitting that you personally took him to Changi Prison Hell-Hole.

Kong Hee is in the clink serving out a 3.5 year term – what a lot of horrid stress the ebullient Dr Phil Pringle has put Kong Hee and his family through.


Dr Phil writes, “This has always been best shown through singing”

I’ve shared in previous articles on this site how Changi Prison Complex crowds eight prisoners into a cell, so Kong had better take care not to sing too loud, or he’ll definitely be persecuted for his faith.


Dr Phil writes, “God means more to us than our harvests and fortunes and favorable circumstances”

This is true Dr Phil, but these unfavourable circumstances Kong Hee and by proxy Dr Phil have found themselves in could quite easily have been avoided.


Dr Phil writes, “Even though nothing is working like it should”

Dr Phil:

Dr Phil: “The Singapore Courts are agents of Satan”.

It’s very easy to blame the poor ole devil for everything but what about human responsibility, Dr Phil?

Dr Phil

Dr Phil “lying” (in his bed). Doctor Phil: “Lucifer you really are a bad ole devil possessing the whole of the Singaporean legal system and those horrid Singaporean judges who sentenced my dear spiritual son Kong Hee and his five CHC church leaders to Changi Prison Complex. Poor Kong Hee is in the clink for 3.5 years. But tell me Lucifer, when did you learn to sing and play music as bad a Kong Hee’s wife Sun Yeow Ho? And please can you stop playing that fiddle so loud. I’m suffering from one of my severe migraines and that screeching sound your making is sending me to hell”


Dr Phil writes, “Even though I’ve lost everything…”

It’s not Dr Phil who has lost everything. Its Kong Hee who is the loser. Kong has lost his freedom. His wife lying by his side at night. Dr Phil is old and hasn’t got a little son like Dayan, Kong Hee’s son, who needs his daddy around in his formative years.



Dr Phil writes, “I’m still going to connect with the Lord”

It’s possible away from the influence of Dr Phil in Changi Prison Complex and alone with the Lord in that humid sweaty cell with seven other felons that Kong Hee might actually find the Lord.

It’s possible he may connect with some non-Prosperity Gospel Christians or visiting prison pastors who are sound solid New Testament Christians who aren’t obsessed with wealth, money and prosperity like Dr Phil, Brian Houston, Dr David Yongghi Cho and all the other Prosperity Gospel pastors Kong Hee has been hanging about with for decades.


Dr Phil writes, “Anytime you connect with Him you are going to have joy bubble up from within”

This will be hard for Kong Hee. To have and experience the joy of the Lord in Changi Prison Complex.

Of course Dr Phil and Kong Hee feel that Kong Hee is being persecuted for his faith in the gold-laden, diamond studded Prosperity Gospel jesus.

While Kong Hee continues to think this and not understand he did wrong deceiving his congregants and blowing all the church building cash to the wall on his princess wife Sun Yeow Ho’s pop-princess career, he’s never going to find salvation and in salvation some peace.

Singapore and Sydney. The tale of two cities. A Singaporean spiritual son going to jail and a Sydney spiritual father who put him there.

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Dr Phil:

Dr Phil: “The Singapore Courts are agents of Satan“.

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“Doctor Phil” Pringle leading “Pastor” Kong Hee to jail

Below is the last Facebook message from Kong Hee on 20 April 2017 before he went to jail last Friday.
There is no internet access in Changi Prison Hell-Hole

“These past 7 years have been immensely challenging for me and my family. Although I am saddened that my conviction was not set aside at the appeal, I am very grateful that the High Court has granted me a fair hearing, and has allowed my appeal and reduced the sentence.

I am thankful that the Court has found that there was never any sinister or malicious plan by any of the accused persons to strip the church of its funds. I had acted in the church’s best interest, something which the Court also accepted, although I accept responsibility for the manner in which I had sought to bring the Crossover Project to fruition in using the building fund.

As the senior pastor of City Harvest Church since its beginning in 1989, I have always had the church’s best interests at heart and will always continue to do so.

I have, in these past weeks since the release of the judgment, reflected deeply. I have come to terms with what is ahead and am at peace. I will therefore start serving my sentence on 21 April 2017. Over the last few weeks, I have tried to spend as much time as possible with my family, whom I will miss very dearly. I was also grateful to have the opportunity to celebrate this Easter with my congregation and all its members. My heart is warmed by the love and support which have been showered on me and my family, not only in the past weeks but also in the years leading up to the present verdict.

I understand that the Prosecution has filed a Criminal Reference to the Court of Appeal, so this case is not yet over. We will have to meet the Prosecution’s case when this is heard. I have consulted with my lawyers on this, and will leave the legal question to be resolved by the Court. My future is, as always, in God’s hands.

I am extremely saddened by the prospect of having to leave my family and church, and yearn to see them again after serving my sentence. However, I am ready to face what is to come with the peace and grace of God in my heart.

As I reflect on the prospect of starting my sentence, I wish to thank all those who have supported me in one way or another in this difficult period, including the church and its members, my family and friends, and other well-wishers. I would also like to thank my lawyers for their professionalism in their legal representation, and for being so unselfish with their time.

To all I have disappointed, stumbled and hurt in my congregation, in the Body of Christ at large, and in the public, I am truly sorry. I have made unwise decisions in the past that have led me to where I am today. I am filled with grief and regret over my mistakes and I sincerely ask for your forgiveness.

Finally, and most importantly, to the members of City Harvest Church and to my beloved family, thank you for your unwavering love, prayers and support. I am sorry for putting you all unfairly through this painful ordeal. I will miss you very much. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Yours sincerely,

Kong Hee












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Choo Yingiet
Choo YingietMy life took a complete turn since I got saved during Sun’s crossover concert at JW in 2003. For that, I am and will be eternally grateful to God for this church and the leadership. CHC will always be my church and you’ll always be our pastor. Take care pastor, we will be strong!💪🏻🙏🏻


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Edmund Tay
Edmund TayPastor, thank u for showing us what it means to be a Man of God. I am so proud to call u my Senior pastor and for being part of my life. Love u pastor!


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Yvonne Chia
Yvonne ChiaTake care pastor. No matter what has happened, we are family and you will always be my pastor. We are all not perfect. Thnk you for taking the courage to still be here for us in your most difficult times. Praying for you and your family. Love you pastor!!!
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Jason LiewPastor, thanks for being my Pastor. Thanks for teaching me the Word over the years in CHC. Will not be in vain. I will live it out. Always grateful to u. U are always my Pastor.
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Lim Wee Lee
Lim Wee LeePastor, my wife and I are and will always be proud of you as our Senior Pastor. We love you and will continue to support the leadership of CHC. Thanks for showing us true courage and can’t wait for you to come back and lead us again!
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Lee Yi LunPastor, you will always be our spiritual father and beloved pastor. A man of God with my utmost respect. We believe in you always and we love you, Sun and Day v much. We will build the Church and wait for u to come back!


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Pastor John Lewis of Nexus Church, Brisbane, Queensland. Former Australian AOG/ ACC Executive member. Pastor John Lewis wrote the report for the Australian AOG and found Frank Houston was a lifelong pedophile. Then Pastor John Lewis didn’t report Pastor Frank Houston to the Australian police. Instead Pastor John Lewis helped Pastor Brian Houston shelter his father Pastor Frank Houston from the police and authorities for five years from 1999 to 2004 when Pastor Frank died. By doing this, Pastor John Lewis deprived the many boy and teen victims of Frank Houston justice. Pastor Brian Houston and Pastor John Lewis are the two culprits that commentators like me were expecting to be the primary ACC and Hillsong “pastors” and leaders to be charged by police in an ongoing New South Wales police investigation.


Donald Elley of Bellingen:

Pastor John Lewis head pastor of Nexus Church in Brisbane, Australia died on Saturday 22 August 2020, depriving the boy and male teen sex abuse victims of Frank Houston, founder of Hillsong, of justice. He was aged 78 and died from cancer.

I heard John Lewis speak at a Christian Life Centre camp at Meroo, West of Sydney near the foot of the Blue Mountains. He was a very funny speaker. Christian Life Centre (CLC) Darlinghurst was the second name and second location of Hillsong. The first name was Christian Life Centre Eastern Suburbs. The founding location was Double Bay.

I haven’t heard him speak since.

John Lewis’ name cropped up again in 2014 when I was following Hillsong’s appearance at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

John Lewis was appointed by Brian Houston and the Australian AOG to investigate Frank Houston, Brian’s father, after he confessed to pedophile crimes in 1999. The Australian AOG (Assemblies of God) was renamed the ACC (Australian Christian Churches) by Brian Houston in 2009

I’ve covered what I know about John Lewis and his connection to covering up Frank Houston’s crimes in this article and in other articles I’ve just republished.

Brian Houston, John Lewis and other top Australian AOG and Hillsong leaders colluded to conceal and protect Frank Houston from the Australia police after Frank confessed.



Pastor John Lewis was a pastor in Brisbane and Townsville, Queensland, and a senior Queensland ACC (Australian Christian Churches) pastor.

John Lewis was a senior Australian AOG Executive member for a long time when Brian Houston was leading the Australian AOG. This was in the 1990s to 2000s. Brian was head of the Australian AOG (Assemblies of God) for twelve years.


Nexus Church Brisbane website:


Brian Houston changed the name of the Australian  AOG to the ACC (Australian Christian Churches) in 2009.

In October 2014, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse accused Brian Houston of changing the name of the Australian AOG and reincorporating it as the ACC was to avoid payout to boy and male teen victims of his father Frank.


Brian Houston: “I’d rather Australian Police arrest me for pedophile protection crimes at my home in Glenhaven than at Sydney Airport or Hillsong headquarters in Baulkham Hills, North-Western Sydney.”


Pastor John Lewis was a member of the Australian AOG Executive under Brian Houston’s leadership at the time. They are friends. All these top ACC and Hillsong pastors are very tight and watch each others backs.

Hillsong left the Australian AOG and formed its own denomination in 2018.

Recently Hillsong moved it headquarters from Sydney to New York City.

Brian Houston, John Lewis and other top Australian ACC and Hillsong leaders are currently under investigation by New South Wales, Australia police.

Now John Lewis has died, there is one less Australian ACC and Hillsong pastor to charge.



No comment from Pastor Brian Houston on his close friend Pastor John Lewis’ death 

Pastor Brian Houston and Pastor John Lewis have been close friends and ministerial colleagues in the ACC (Australian Christian Churches) movement for many decades.

There’s been no comment from Pastor Brian Houston on his close friend Pastor John Lewis’ death

Normally Brian would take to Twitter immediately to share his condolences on the passing of another pastor pal and to express his “sincere” sympathies to all including the family of the deceased.

There has only been silence from Brian on John Lewis.

The reason Brian hasn’t Tweeted about his close pal John Lewis’ death is that Brian doesn’t want people like me, who are in the know, attacking Brian on Twitter or anti Hillsong blog-sites.

We would attack Brian about how Brian and John Lewis concealed Brian’s dad Frank from the police for pedophile protection crimes.



When famous American evangelist Billy Graham died, Brian and his wife Bobbie were right into offering condolences.

Brian even went to Billy Graham’s funeral.

Brian and Bobbie offered sympathy and platitudes inferring that another great and famous pastor and evangelist on their level had passed away.

This is the malady and delusion of Brian and Bobbie Houston of Hillsong.

Brian and Bobbie Houston of Hillsong. Errant Christian power couple.


John Lewis’ death


John Lewis’ Funeral Details Supplied by the ACC denomination (Australian Christian Churches)


John Lewis’ Funeral Details Supplied by his church, Nexus Church in Brisbane, Australia


John Lewis did not report pedophile Frank Houston, founder of Hillsong to the Australian police in 2000

Pastor John Lewis should have been charged with not reporting the pedophile Frank Houston, founder of Hillsong to the Australian police in 2000.

Pastor John Lewis wrote the report about Frank Houston for Frank’s son Brian Houston and the Australian AOG (Assemblies of God) after Frank confessed to a lifetime of secret child sex abuse.

John Lewis did the research with Pastor Keith Ainge, the Australian AOG General Secretary.


John Lewis’ Report on Frank Houston’s pedophilia

The report was very concise and short on detail but it did say that Frank Houston had been sexually abusing boys.

In 2000, John Lewis travelled to New Zealand with Keith Ainge and met with senior members of the New Zealand AOG.

John Lewis and Keith Ainge accepted the conclusions of the New Zealand AOG lead pastors that there were at least six boy and teen sex abuse victims of Frank Houston.

Instead of taking the report and what they knew to police, Brian Houston, John Lewis and other top Australian AOG and Hillsong leaders formulated a plan to hide Brian’s father Frank from the police.


The pedophile who was a Pentecost priest, Frank Houston.


Australian AOG General Secretary Keith Ainge at the Royal Commission – Keith Ainge was accused of pedophile protection crimes by the Royal Commission. As a reward for his pedophile protection skills, Brian Houston recently appointed Keith Ainge as head of Hillsong’s Child Protection Department


Here is a copy of the report.


Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsong Rant: “Hey if any ACC pastor sins, I as the Pope of Pentecost worldwide have the ability and anointing to forgive them of their sins. This includes pedophilia and pedophile protection. As for John Lewis, I feel very sorry for my close friend John Lewis who I knew was dying from cancer. John is a very close friend and fellow conspirator in many secret Australian AOG and ACC crimes over many decades. However, being a Money Pentecostal Pope, I have no power to heal or raise John from the dead. Instead I’ll pay for his funeral and wake. It’s going to be a ripper. John’s family should dial into Hillsong on 1300MONEY and we’ll put on a massive Hillsong Hallelujah wake party. I don’t understand why so many of my co-conspirators have died from cancer. These include former Australian AOG Executive members Pastors David Cartledge, Pastor Ian Wood and now Pastor John Lewis. And my dear friend and co-conspirator Pastor Danny Guglielmucci is slowly dying from cancer. I wonder if I, The Great Brian Houston of Hillsong, the greatest pastor on this fair earth, will slowly die from cancer too?”

Lindy and Michael Chamberlain

Lindy and Michael Chamberlain


“We had lived by the credo that if you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear. It was dead wrong.”

Michael Chamberlain


For my younger readers or readers outside Australia, the Chamberlain case dominated media headlines for decades from 1980. At the time, due to the very biased and primitive Northern Territory Authorities, I was unsure if a dingo (wild native Australian dog) could have taken the Chamberlains baby Azaria from the Uluru (former name Ayres Rock) tent.

Having spent six years living in rural Australia and having observed wild foxes, wild dogs, goanna (large monitor lizards), snakes and large Australian native Wedge-tail eagles, I can readily understand how a dingo could have taken a baby for food.

Sometime in the 1980s I began to believe the Chamberlains. Why would a good Christian couple lie anyway.


Sydney Morning Herald

Michael Chamberlain dies from complications of leukaemia

Malcolm Brown

10 January 2017

Obituary: Pastor, academic and author’s lifelong fight for justice

Michael Chamberlain, who fought a long and bitter battle for justice after his baby daughter was snatched by a dingo at Uluru in 1980, has died.
The Chamberlain story

Lindy and Michael Chamberlain were convicted, pardoned and later exonerated over the death of their baby daughter, Azaria, at Uluru in 1980.

The 72-year-old died in Gosford Hospital on Monday evening as the result of complications from acute leukaemia, a long-term friend told Fairfax Media.

Stuart Tipple, who was his friend and solicitor for decades, said on Monday that Dr Chamberlain had gone into a coma on Sunday night.

Michael Chamberlain, pastor, academic and author who continually fought for justice
His son, Reagan, and daughter Zahra were at his bedside.

Dr Chamberlain’s son, Aidan, was travelling to Gosford from Western Australia, while his daughter, Kahlia, was flying from the Caribbean.

He had been full-time carer for his wife, Ingrid, after she suffered a stroke in 2011.

Michael Chamberlain was born in New Zealand in February 1944.


Michael Chamberlain pictured in 2014.

Michael Chamberlain pictured in 2014.

He came to Australia in 1965, where he became a pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and married Lindy in 1969.

Their daughter, Azaria, was snatched from the family tent at Uluru in August 1980 and the couple were ultimately charged, Lindy with murder and Michael for being an accessory after the fact.

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Michael Chamberlain’s life in pictures
The Chamberlains were convicted, pardoned, exonerated and compensated and Michael Chamberlain, who remarried, went on to a successful career as a writer and an academic.

He lived in Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle, and in 2016 was appointed a conjoint professor at the University of Newcastle, in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Lindy Chamberlain also remarried, becoming Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton.

In 2014, speaking in Canberra, Dr Chamberlain reflected on the “gross injustice” that helped to shape his life.

“The case represents a gross injustice but also freedom of forensic science, which eventually saw Lindy and I exonerated in 1988,” he said.

“It was one of the worst perversions of justice and forensic science in Australian history. We had gone as babes in the woods. A Catholic lawyer described us as lambs to the slaughter.

“We had lived by the credo that if you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear. It was dead wrong.”