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Donald Elley of Bellingen:

I wrote this article on March 17, 2016

In this article I mention the famous Britsih intellectual and atheist Richard Dawkins. He is still alive aged 79.

Blog article March 17, 2016

Brian Houston. The Pharaoh of Hillsong. Steals the treasures of the House of God daily for his errant self, family and coterie.

We know that Brian Houston is many things. But is Brian Houston God?

We know that Brian Houston is God at Hillsong and all his followers there worship him and his errant family but is there any evidence outside Hillsong Church that Brian Houston might be God?

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Richard Dawkins the famous British atheist doesn’t believe in God and its people like Brian Houston who are living proof against the existence God.

Can you imagine a world where Brian Houston was God?

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Scary isn’t it.

“Pastor” Brian Houston of Hillsong Church as the Lord of the Harvest.

"Pastor" Brian Houston of Hillsong Money Changers. The Bad-Arse Shepherd.

Getting scarier. Brian Houston of Hillsong as the Good Shepherd who robs his sheep daily. More like the devil and his fallen demons.

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The members of the Church of Rome believe that the Holy See is Christ on earth.

Could “Pastor” Brian Houston be the new Christ?

"Pastor" Brian Houston. Christ on earth?

“Pastor” Brian Houston. Christ on earth?

When you start to look at religion in this way it seems quite silly.

No wonder Richard Dawkins thinks God is a delusion.

With errant fools like Brian Houston and the Holy See to show him the way- What hope did the ebullient Richard have?

Richard Dawkins. The famous British intellectual and atheist.

Richard Dawkins. The famous British intellectual and atheist. Is getting old and had a stroke recently and is destined to meet his Maker soon.

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Is there any other evidence that “Pastor” Brian Houston might be “Christ on earth” or God?

When you say “Pope Francis or Pope Brian might be Christ on earth” it sounds rather silly somehow.

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Benny Hinn

Maybe Benny Hinn is God and not “Pastor” Brian Houston of Hillsong.

Imagine Benny Hinn as God.

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Its starting to look, smell and sound like The Life of Brian.

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Isn’t it great that none of us is God.

Isn’t it great that God is God.

Isn’t it great that we have a Saviour in the Lord Jesus Christ, God Incarnate, God Himself and that we as Christians don’t worship a man-or that a silly old man Pope Francis who the Church of Rome thinks is Christ on earth.

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Even the greatest and most famous Pentecostal pastor in the world, Yonghi Cho, has fallen to earth.

Can we imagine for a minute how great God is? God who created the cosmos. The created order.

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

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

The founder of Hillsong was the extremely evil lifelong pedophile Frank Houston.

When he confessed to being a lifelong pedophile in 1999, its hard to believe that other leaders of Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) movement didn’t report him to the NSW Police in 1999 and that they sheltered him for five years until Frank Houston died in November 2004.

Why did they protect their founding father Frank Houston- this evil pedophile?

Who were the chief architects of this crime of pedophile protection?

The leaders of Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) movement that should be charged with pedophile protection crimes for protecting the pedophile Frank Houston from the Police:

These are the leaders of Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) movement that should be charged with pedophile protection crimes.

The relevant NSW Legislation is the CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 – SECT 23.

The Australian Christian Churches (ACC) is the new name for the Australian Assemblies of God (AOG) since Brian Houston renamed with this name in 2007.

The crimes are firstly that the pedophile Frank Houston was not reported to the Police in 1999, when all the leaders of Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches movement were made aware of serious pedophile crimes committed against little boys and young males over many decades by Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong Church

And secondly that they colluded in sheltering the pedophile Frank Houston from the NSW Police for five years from 1999 to November 2004, when he died.

The following twelve men and, one woman Bobbie Houston, should all be charged with these crimes under NSW Law.

The thirteen leaders who should be charged:

Pastor Brian Houston, the current Co-Head Pastor of Hillsong International (with his wife Bobbie).

Brian Houston. On medication at the Royal Commission. In denial about his responsibilities as a Christian leader.

Brian Houston. Waiting to be charged for pedophile protection crimes committed from 1999 to November 2004 when his pedophile father Frank Houston died.

Pastor Bobbie Houston, the Co-Head Pastor of Hillsong International, with her husband Brian.

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Bobbie Houston

George Aghajanian, the long-time Hillsong Business Manager.

George Aghajanian

George Aghajanian, Hillsong Business Manager.

Nabi Saleh, former owner of Gloria Jean Coffee and long time Hillsong elder.

Nabi Saleh. Owner and founder of Gloria Jean coffee. Couldn't afford to take boy victim to a nice sydnmey restaurant to do the pay-off like Ravesi's in Bondi Beach where Brian likes to take his family.

Nabi Saleh. Owner and founder of Gloria Jean coffee.

Pastor Keith Ainge, the General Secretary of the Assemblies of God (AOG) at the time of the crimes.

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Pastor Keith Ainge now of ACC Desert Life Springs Church in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Pastor John McMartin, the long-time NSW AOG/ ACC President.

John McMartin at the Royal Commission. Infamous.

Pastor John McMartin 

Pastor John Lewis, an Australian AOG Executive member at the time of these crimes. John Lewis was very quiet about these matters. Died in 2020 from cancer.

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Pastor Wayne Alcorn, an Australian AoG Executive member and long-time Houston supporter.

In trouble for not reporting and for sheltering a pedophile from the NSW Police for five long years. Wayne Alcorn at the Royal Commission last October

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Pastor Joel A’Bell. Hillsong Australia Head Pastor. Long-time Hillsong pastor since the 1990s.

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Pastor Joel A’Bell

Dr Gordon Lee, Frank Houston’s personal doctor for decades and a long-standing Hillsong leader. Dr Gordon Lee is currently a Hillsong elder.

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Dr Gordon Lee’s Medical Centre in Bexley. One of several. Now a moneyed doctor.

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Dr Gordon Lee and his Bexley Medical Centre staff

Pastor Robert Fergusson, the longest standing Hillsong pastor after Bobbie and Brian Houston – since circa 1990.

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Pastor Robert Fergusson

Dr Jo Thomas, a long-standing Hillsong leader since the 1990s. Dr Jo Thomas is currently a Hillsong elder.

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Dr Jo Thomas

Pastor Ian Woods, who sheltered Frank Houston at Hawkesbury AoG (known as Hawkesbury Christian Centre) from 2000 for a few years until Frank Houston’s health began to fail. Died in 2016 from cancer.

Pastor Ian Woods with his wife Joan

Pastor Ian Woods with his wife Joan

Ian Woods colluded with Brian Houston and the other AOG and Hillsong leaders in sheltering Frank Houston from the NSW Police in a location far away from the Hillsong limelight, from difficult questions from savvy people and prying questioning Sydney eyes.

I’m now going to outline how each of these men, and one woman Bobbie Houston, committed these crimes and why they should be prosecuted under NSW Law, starting with Brian Houston.

George Aghajanian, the long-time Hillsong Business Manager

Brian. Who me? guilty? You've got to be kidding me.

Brian to the Royal Commission. Who me? guilty? You’ve got to be kidding me.

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George Aghajanian. Hillsong Business Manager. Helped Brian closely in everything he did.

Pastor Brian Houston is the most liable for these crimes. And George Agajanian helped Brian closely in everything he did. He’s been Brian’s lieutenant in everything since the 1980s and has benefitted hugely financially in everyone of Brian’s scams and rip-offs of the people of God, the Blessed Body of Christ. Crimes that will receive God’s judgment in time.

Brian Houston, George Aghajanian and the other Hillsong and ACC leaders set out to protect the evil pedophile Frank Houston.

In 2000 Brian Houston, George Aghajanian and the other Hillsong and ACC leaders set out to protect the evil pedophile Frank Houston.

They all set out to protect his old pedophile dad Frank from the NSW Police.

Brian Houston had received advice from a barrister that if he surrendered his father Frank Houston to the Police, his father would get charged, go to Court and go to jail.

So Brian decided to hide his old dad Frank from the NSW Police. All the other leaders colluded with Brian, including George Aghajanian, the long-time Hillsong Business Manager, but Brian was the ringleader.

Frank has always been Brian’s hero, although that sentiment may be slowly changing. Its taking a while but in time Brian will hate his dad as much as the boy victims despise him. It may be that in a cold jail cell shared with up to two inmates, Brian may start to develop negative feelings towards the dad who probably sexually abused him and dumped his whole corrupt secret homosexual and pedophile world on him.

The criminal pedophile Frank Houston, Liked surrounding himself with young males and boys.

Brian Houston’s father Frank Houston- the evil criminal secret pedophile Frank Houston who dumped his whole secret evil homosexual and pedophile world on his only church-going son. Laughing at Brian, all the Houston family, all the Hillsong and ACC leaders he tricked and everyone from Hades.

In fact Brian is 99.9 per cent likely to have been a little boy victim of his dad. After all his dad the pedophile Frank was a pedophile, and that’s what pedophiles do. Frank’s dad Frank abused little Frank, according to Frank Houston, and Frank probably abused little Brian and his brother Graeme. Graeme refuses to attend church to this day and I think he now lives in England.

This is what the Royal Commission’s Findings say:

“In 1999 and 2000, Pastor Brian Houston and the National Executive of the Assemblies of God in Australia did not refer the allegations of child sexual abuse against Mr Frank Houston to the police. In 1999 and 2000, Pastor Brian Houston had a conflict of interest in assuming responsibility for dealing with AHA’s allegations because he was both the National President of the Assemblies of God in Australia and the son of Mr Frank Houston, the alleged perpetrator. In 1999, members of the National Executive who attended the Special Executive Meeting of the Assemblies of God in Australia did not follow the National Executive’s policy for handling allegations of child sexual abuse against pastors and failed to recognise and respond to Pastor Brian Houston’s conflict of interest”.

Please note the first sentence:

“In 1999 and 2000, Pastor Brian Houston and the National Executive of the Assemblies of God in Australia did not refer the allegations of child sexual abuse against Mr Frank Houston to the police”.

George Aghajanian, as Brian Houston’s long-time Business manager, was complicit in all of this pedophile protecting.

Hawkesbury Safe-Haven

Brian also arranged for his old pedophile dad Frank to be located up beside the quiet Hawkesbury River, North West of Sydney.

If you’ve ever been up the Hawkesbury its a quiet little backwater, far enough away from annoying questions from the savvy Sydney people, especially the NSW Police. A nice place for a criminal pedophile to lay low.

The Hawkesbury River

The Hawkesbury River

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Pastor Ian Woods hid Frank Houston from the NSW Police up the Hawkesbury

Pastor Ian Woods of Hawkesbury Christian Centre, an Assemblies of God (AOG) Church in those days, wasn’t subpoenaed by the Royal Commission, but his role in sheltering and protecting the criminal pedophile Frank Houston was mentioned there.

Like all the other Australian AoG Churches it is an Australian Christian Churches church now.

Pastor Ian Woods was the NSW State Superintendent of the AOG and presumably also on the National Executive.

Pastor Ian Woods is criminally liable for not reporting the criminal pedophile Frank Houston to the Police in 2000 until 2004 when Frank Houston died.

Pastor Ian Woods is guilty of sheltering Frank Houston for several years until Frank Houston’s health deteriorated and he went into an old folks home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Pastor Ian Woods, in collusion with Brian and Bobbie Houston, organised for Frank Houston to have a safe-haven at Hawkesbury Assemblies of God church.

George Aghajanian was involved in all of this sheltering. As his chief lieutenant George helped Brian Houston closely carry out all these pedophile protection crimes.

Evidence of the sheltering- what a member of Hawkesbury AOG church observed

This is what a member of that church shared with Hillsong Church Watch site:

“Recently, a commentor shared this information on our site:

I attended Hawkesbury Church (then Hawkesbury Christian Centre) in the early 2000s under its minister Ian Woods, who was then State Superintendent of the AOG and presumably also on the National Executive.

Frank Houston was parked at Hawkesbury after he was stood down and the congregation was told to treat him like royalty. Certainly there was no warning to families in the congregation that we were harbouring a pedophile. He was our National Leader’s father, and a super-apostle in our movement.

Although I do not believe there was a risk of him reoffending, still, what I recall was the total veil of silence that fell over the matter, to the extent that one Hillsong member left the Sunday service when Brian Houston was forced to say something, believing that Frank was guilty of some kind of financial mismanagement.

Brian says that his Father never preached again. I’m pretty sure that’s wrong. While he was with us, he was allowed to preach. Brian is, yet again, a liar”.

My comments:

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Brian and Frank Houston circa late 1970s. Five years after Frank Houston sexually abused AHA, WNZ1, SA1, ANZ1 who suicided after Frank Houston abused him in an Auckland New Zealand hotel room and Peter Fowler. The six Lower Hutt boy victims aged about ten years old were abused in the 1960s. Ian Wood told the Hawkesbury congregation, “the congregation were told to treat him like royalty’. Is this what Australian AOG/ Australian Christian Churches royalty looks like?

Frank Houston was ministering in Canberra after being banned by his son Brian

In the Royal Commission’s Findings it says:

“He (Brian Houston) gave evidence that Mr Frank Houston was ‘stood down instantly’ and that Mr Frank Houston ‘never, ever preached again anywhere after I confronted him in my office in mid to late November 1999’. However, Pastor Taylor’s records show that Mr Frank Houston continued to preach in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory on 4 and 5 December 1999”.

Pastor Barbara Taylor testified at the Royal Commission that she was very surprised to see Frank Houston on television in Canberra preaching.

Brian Houston and George Aghajanian’s criminal culpability in protecting and sheltering his father

Brian Houston and George Aghajanian are extremely culpable in respect to hiding Frank Houston from the Police and providing lodging and income for Frank Houston and his wife Hazel during this period.

George Aghajanian would have organised all the financial support from the Hillsong headquarters at Baulkam Hills.

From the above eye-witness account of proceedings at Hawkesbury Christian Centre it seems that the congregation was hoodwinked by Pastor Ian Wood about why Frank Houston was in their midst.

If Brian Houston and Ian Wood had been honest and candid about what his dad Frank did then everyone would have treated him like an evil criminal pedophile and everyone’s children would have been safe.

How culpable it was of Brian, Ian Woods and all the other Hillsong and AoG/ ACC leaders to play these cover-up and pedophile protection games with the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Blessed Pure Bride of Christ.

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Brian Houston has launched into 2016 full of his usual bravado and blind confidence. Will Brian be led away like this at some time in the future? Time will tell. In December 2014. the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s barrister Simeon Beckett recommended publicly Brian be charged for pedophile protection crimes. In October 2015 the Australian Royal Commission found Brian Houston and the Hillsong/ ACC leaders guilty of pedophile protection crimes. The case is to be referred to the NSW Attorney-General’s Department and the NSW Police Department for prosecution.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

Below is the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) Code of Conduct.

 

Title: Ministerial Code of Conduct

Document Type: Movement Policy

Version: 2015:1

Date: April 2015

Approval: Amendments approved National Conference 2015

MINISTERIAL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ACC CREDENTIALED MINISTERS

The Rationale for a Code

Ministry is a call to serve both God and people. Credentialed Ministers are firstly accountable to God (1 Corinthians 4:4-5), but also to church members and those who receive ministry (Ephesians 4:1-2). Ministers are public figures whose lives are on display and are viewed with considerable public scrutiny. A high degree of conformity is expected with the biblical call to holiness (Matthew 5:48; Titus 2:7-8). Accordingly, pastoral relationships are to be characterised by love, justice, care, and compassion (Micah 6:8). A minister is firstly a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, (1 John 2:6) and as such ministry is grounded by prayer, Bible study, regular worship and a readiness to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20).

Ministers of our Movement are to live and minister in accordance with biblical values. Additionally, it is expected that every profession have a code of conduct that sets an example of excellence for the society in which it seeks to minister. Ministers are to be examples in the creation of healthy communities.

The following are guidelines are designed to identify areas, articulate relevant principles, note areas of caution, and state what is clearly prohibited in terms of biblical conduct for Ministers in our Movement.

The Purpose of the Code

This code is intended to guide the behaviour of Ministers in our Movement. It is articulated to assist leaders to serve in such a manner that it will cause our churches and ministries to be safe places for all; places where integrity is honoured, accountability is practised, misconduct is not concealed, and forgiveness is encouraged to bring about healing and restoration.

Article 11.7 of the United Constitution provides for action that may be taken where the holder of a ministerial certificate has committed improper conduct.

Improper conduct is generally regarded as behaviour that in all the circumstances of a case is an inappropriate or incorrect way of discharging a person’s duties, obligations, or responsibilities.

This Code of Conduct sets out the standard that is expected of credentialed Ministers, and therefore is an important document for determining whether a person has committed improper conduct.

A breach of a “Prohibited” provisions will always be improper conduct and will result in disciplinary action. A breach of a “Cautionary” provision, depending on the circumstances may be improper conduct, and may result in disciplinary action.

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1. Pastoral Example

The Code of Conduct

Ministers should be “above reproach” (1 Timothy 3:2). The values of the Gospel of Christ should be obvious to members of the church and wider society (Matthew 5:16; 1 Corinthians 11:1). It is also important for an effective minister to have a healthy lifestyle and a balance of service, recreation, and family (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11; Titus 1:6). This lifestyle should also be supported and encouraged for all members of church staff.

Ministers should be good citizens and obey the laws of the community (Proverbs 24:21; Romans 13:1- 4; 1 Peter 2:11-17). The only rare exception may be when a Christian engages in non- violent civil disobedience as a matter of protest (Acts 4:18-20).

Caution
Addictive behaviours: Scripture requires that we exercise caution in the use of alcohol (Proverbs 20:1; 1 Corinthians 6:12; 1 Corinthians 8). Abstinence is a stand that is highly respected in our Movement. Extreme caution must also be exercised with all potentially addictive and harmful behaviours that bring unwarranted harm to the body or jeopardise our own or another’s faith.

Language: The use of offensive language should also be avoided (such as swear words, sexual connotations, and racial or religious slurs).

Prohibited

A Minister must avoid drunkenness, gambling, and abstain from the use of all illegal drugs (Romans 13:13; Galatians 5:21). A Minister must not smoke.

2. Ministry Matters

Authority to minister comes from Jesus Christ; the head of the Church (Matthew 28:18; 1 Corinthians 12:27). Christian leadership must never be manipulative or authoritarian (John 15:15). Ministers are servants of Christ, who should endeavour to become servant leaders as modelled by Jesus (John 13:3- 14). Leadership in all its dimensions must always be accountable, and it is essential that ministers act responsibly in the best interests of those they serve (James 3:1; 1 Peter 5:2-4).

Caution
Qualifications: Ministers must not misrepresent their competence, qualifications, training, or experience. Ministers should recognise their level of skill and experience. If they are unsure, they must seek additional advice from other colleagues or other professionals.

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Pastoral relationships: Ministers should also be aware of the danger of dependency developing in pastoral relationships, and seek supervision or advice when such concerns arise. A balance should be found between the need for mutual support and the need for accountability.

Ministry gifts: It is a Pentecostal distinctive to honour the role of the Holy Spirit who imparts spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:7). There are a variety of gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4) and the true exercise of these gifts will always be consistent with the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22- 23). For example, prophecy is to be exercised for “strengthening, encouragement and comfort” (1 Corinthians 14:3). A leader must always be willing to held accountable, admitting to the possibility of human error when exercising the gifts of the Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21).

Public statements: We live in a society that has become increasingly sensitive to matters of discrimination and vilification. A Minister must show respect and godly care to all people, inside or outside the Christian community (Colossians 4:6). Care must be taken in how Ministers speak of the ministry of others in public (Mark 9:40) since reputation is something highly valued in Scripture (Proverbs 22:1).

Care must be exercised when Ministers express a personal opinion on controversial matters. They must distinguish expressing an opinion from speaking on behalf of a local church or the Movement (1 Corinthians 7:12).

Staffing and volunteers: There is a need for transparency and Godly motivation in any employment or ministry offer extended to a Minister, staff member, or volunteer serving in another church . The offer must only be made with the prior knowledge and agreement of the Senior Minister of the church where they currently serve. It is inappropriate that an approach be made to a Minister or staff member serving in a church that is geographically local. It is additionally inappropriate for a Minister or staff member serving in a pastoral team to seek a position in a neighbouring church without the endorsement of their Senior Minister.

After retirement or resignation from a ministry, the Minister must terminate existing pastoral relationships to allow their successor to assume responsibility. Friendships may continue as long as the end of the pastoral relationship is mutually recognised. Any request for a continuing pastoral relationship must only occur with the permission of the new Senior Minister or the person who has overall pastoral oversight.

It is unethical to be employed by a church, to build up that ministry, and then resign or be dismissed and then start a new work incorporating former church members without the prior knowledge and consent of the former Senior Minister. It is also unethical for a Minister to do anything to encourage a member of another church to join his or her church/ministry.

Conflicts of Interest: It is important to avoid any actual, apparent or potential conflicts between personal interests and pastoral responsibilities. If there is anything that could lead to a conflict of interest that will or could have an effect upon or undermine an individual’s impartiality in a given situation, then it must be immediately disclosed in full outlining the nature and extent of the conflict

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of interest to the Relevant Persons as set out in the ACC Conflicts of Interest Guidance Statement.

Prohibited

A Minister must not be abusive in any way toward others (1 Timothy 3:2-5; Titus 1:7).

The misuse of authority can be a particular temptation in leadership and must be avoided. Ministers must not attempt to use the gifts of the Holy Spirit to manipulate or coerce a person. This includes attempting to use healing for financial gain; attributing miracles for personal glory; or using a word of knowledge to control an individual; or using prophecy to change church membership or to enlist support for a ministry. Accountability in all areas of ministry is essential.

3. Sexual Behaviour

Sexuality is a gift from God and integral to human nature. Ministers must value this gift by maintaining chastity in singleness and faithfulness in marriage (Proverbs 5:18, 6:32; 1 Corinthians 7:2). Homosexual behaviour is forbidden by Scripture (Romans 1:24-25).

Caution
Children: Being especially vulnerable, children are entitled to be safe and protected. Ministry to children needs to be characterised by absolute trustworthiness. The Senior Minister and leadership of the local church are responsible to implement the appropriate Child Protection Policy for their State or Territory.

Physical contact: Caution must always be exercised when initiating or receiving physical contact including gestures of comfort that may be unwanted or misinterpreted.

Pastoral conversations: A Minister must be careful in pastoral conversations when a person talks about sexual problems. Consideration must always be given to whether it is appropriate to refer a person to a suitable counsellor.

Ministry to people in the sex industry requires clear boundaries, a high level of accountability and mixed gender peer support (Proverbs 5:21).

Pastoral relationships: It is only in the rarest of circumstances that a pastoral relationship can legitimately develop into a romantic relationship. If two single people meet in a pastoral setting (not a counselling relationship), and there is mutual attraction, then it is important for both parties to acknowledge that the nature of the relationship is changing. Once mutually recognised and acknowledged, it is the responsibility of the Minister to disclose this to the Senior Minister or their supervisor, and to arrange for someone else to assume pastoral responsibility for that person.

Prohibited

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All inappropriate sexual behaviour is forbidden. A Minister must not have a sexual relationship with a member of the church or anyone who is receiving, or has recently received, pastoral ministry. It is never acceptable to blame the person who has received counselling or ministry.

Sexual innuendo or compliments of a sexual nature are always inappropriate.

A Minister must not view pornographic material or go to places of commercialised sex such as strip clubs or visit a brothel (Matthew 5:28; 2 Peter 2:14a; Proverbs 5:3-6; 1 Corinthians 6:18- 20; Ephesians 5:12). Additionally, they must avoid chat rooms or internet sites of a sexual nature.

A Minister must adequately respond to reported instances of sexual abuse. An adequate response requires complete and timely adherence to all policies and procedures adopted by the ACC surrounding the reporting of sexual abuse.

Ministers must consider their other duties, such as their duty of confidentiality, and the duty to avoid conflicts of interest in discharging their duties to adequately respond to reported instances of sexual abuse.

Apart from strict adherence to all policies and procedures adopted by the ACC, a Minister who has been notified of an instance of sexual abuse must not engage in poor administrative practices, which include, but are not limited to:

1) Failure to take any action that should reasonably have been taken;
2) Failure to notify the relevant State President, their appointee or other relevant officer; 3) Failure to follow an appropriate consultative process;
4) Excessive or unreasonable delay in process;
5) Inadequate record-keeping;

4. Financial Matters

A Minister must set an example and have integrity in all their financial dealings. This would include the timely payment of debts, the effective management of finances, as well as providing for their family (Romans 13:7-8). Failure to do so will have a significant impact on the church and the perceptions of the wider community.

The Senior Minister and the leadership of the local church have responsibility for the sound management of church and ministry finances. They may or may not be involved in actual transactions, but must ensure the implementation of a proper system for financial integrity and accountability. All church and ministry accounts should be independently audited.

Caution
Conflicts of interest: It is important to avoid any potential conflict between personal finances and pastoral responsibilities. If there is anything that could lead to a conflict of interest, then it

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must be immediately disclosed to the Board or Elders. It is important to disclose to the Senior Minister or Board or Eldership any personal gift or bequest (2 Corinthians 8:21; James 2:1, 2-4).

A leader must avoid borrowing money from, or lending money to, a person with whom there is a pastoral relationship.

Particular care must be exercised in the appointment of a spouse or family member to a paid position in the church or ministry. It must be done only with careful consultation with the Board or Eldership.

Taxation: A Minister must exercise caution with tax minimisation strategies and must not improperly use fringe benefit allowances.

Prohibited

A Minister must not seek additional personal advantage or financial gain because of a pastoral role. Naturally, this includes any benefit to a spouse and/or immediate member of his or her family. Various professions forbid dual relationships (2 Timothy 2:4). For example, a doctor cannot enter into a business relationship with a patient. A Minister must disclose to their Board or Eldership any situation that could be viewed as a dual relationship, including business agreements.

A Minister must never borrow or take church funds without proper authorisation. A Minister must not seek financial support from people in a previous church or ministry unless there is authorisation by the current Senior Minister, Eldership, or Board. On termination of employment with a church (ministry or agency), a Minister must not expect a payment that is excessive, illegal or by private arrangement. In cases of dispute, the matter must be referred to the State President or their appointee.

5. Confidentiality

Trust is essential in pastoral ministry. Those involved in pastoral care must note that both formal interviews and casual conversations in a ministry context are pastoral encounters where confidences are shared and confidential information received. This information must not be disclosed, and must be treated with the utmost care. Exceptions include when disclosure is required by law (subpoena or abuse notifications), there are concerns for the safety of the person or others, or when the information is in the public domain.

Caution
Pastoral records: Pastoral notes and records are important, but caution must be taken with securing them. Any record of a pastoral counselling session is considered a health record, which is governed by national legislation. Computer records must be password protected and access limited to authorised persons. Paper records must be locked up and access limited to authorised personnel.

Particular care must be exercised in the publication of personal information in church directories, Ministerial Code of Conduct – April 2015 Page 6 of 8

newsletters, rosters, and websites, etc. This also extends to publishing voices and images of individuals.

Confidentiality should be preserved in peer supervision or in mentoring relationships. All care should be taken to avoid disclosing those being discussed. Preachers should be careful with sermon illustrations, in teaching and especially in publications (Proverbs 11:13).

Prohibited

A Minister must not disclose confidential pastoral conversations except if required by law or if there is a concern for the safety of the person or another person (James 5:16).

6. Ministerial Development

It is important to continue to develop ministry skills through a variety of means including education, professional supervision, peer support, mentoring, and a regular ministry review (Proverbs 27:17). It is expected that Ministers will regularly attend District, State, and National Conferences and special events, and undertake ongoing professional development (Romans 13:7). This includes an expectation the Ministers demonstrate a loyalty the Movement and its vision, values, and mission.

The Implementation of the Code
If questions arise with areas of “Caution,” the individual Minister must talk to a supervisor,

mentor, consult with peers, and if necessary pursue voluntary counselling.

With any breach of the Code of Conduct in a “Prohibited” area the Minister in breach must notify the State President (or the person fulfilling those duties at that time) within 7 days (24 hours if civil or criminal action is involved). The State President will implement the Grievance Procedure for Certificate Holders upon notification.

Failure to notify in accordance with the paragraph above will itself be a “Prohibited” breach of the code.

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Acknowledgements.

This code has drawn on the following codes of conduct, ethical statements, and ministerial guidelines:

Faithfulness in Service: A national code for personal behaviour and the practice of pastoral ministry by clergy and church workers (General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia Child Protection Committee, Draft – 2004)

Code of Professional Ethics for the practice of Pastoral Ministry: A guide for church workers and their communities (General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia Child Protection Committee, Draft – 2003)

The Code of Good Practice: (Anglican Church of Australia Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, 2005)

Code of Ethics applicable to ministers of Churches of Christ and The protocol for investigating complaints on matters pertaining to Sexuality: (Churches of Christ in Australia adopted 1997 and amended for Churches of Christ in Queensland 1998-1999)

Pentecostal Ministerial Ethics: Pastor Harry Leesment (1988)
Statement of Moral Integrity: Pastor Rick Warren.
A Statement of Restoration and Re-instatement of Disciplined Ministers. New South Wales Registration Board Guidelines for Psychologists.

Ministerial Code of Conduct – April 2015

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“When the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came the sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them tongues of fire and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance”. Acts 2: 1-4.

 

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

Pastor Brian Houston took over Hillsong City Church from his dad when the pedophile scandal hit the fan

In 1999 Pastor Brian Houston took over Hillsong City Campus from his dad when the pedophile scandal hit the fan.

Former names of Hillsong City Campus: Hillsong City Church, Christian Life Centre Sydney, Christian Life Centre Waterloo, Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst. Denomination: Australian Christian Churches. Former name Australian Assemblies of God.

I was sitting there listening to the announcement. Brian declared: “I’m taking over from dad”.

Us players in the humble flock weren’t given the heads up on the real reason for this change.

The real reason for the change was that Brian’s father Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong Church in 1977 in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, had confessed to being a life-long secret pedophile. Yes, a secret abuser of little children. A secret criminal serial child rapist.

 

Pastor Frank Houston as an old man. Founder of Hillsong. Extremely corrupt life-long pedophile.

Pastor Frank Houston as an old man. Founder of Hillsong. Secret criminal serial child rapist.

 

Brian: “I’m taking over and its going to be amazing because I’m amazing”.

We were merely told words to the effect, “dad is retiring and I’m taking over and its going to be amazing because I’m amazing”.

 

Brian: "I'm taking over Christian Life Centre Waterloo. From now on its going to be called hillsong City Church. It's going to be amazing because I'm amazing".

Brian Houston: “Dad is retiring. I’m taking over Christian Life Centre Waterloo. From now on its going to be called Hillsong City Church. It’s going to be amazing because I’m amazing”.

 

Brian was destined to take Pentecost out of the Pentecostal Church in Australia

I knew instantly Pentecost was over because Pastor Brian had revealed, for over a decade prior, at Hillsong Baulkham Hills that he liked a slicker, more sanitised version of Christianity than the traditional Pentecostal Churches.

Brian was destined to take Pentecost out of the Pentecostal Church in Australia and the take over of Christian Life Centre Sydney was the first step.

Mind you he was taking over what he already owned because his dad had agreed for Brian to “go west young man” to prove himself as a man and a Houston, and he had. Brian had started Christian Life Centre, Baulkham Hills 17 years earlier with 90 people from Christian Life Centre (CLC) Waterloo. Then his sick old kinky perverse secret criminal serial pedophile child-rapist extremely corrupt and evil father, Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong Church, had anointed him to be his successor- everywhere.

 

Pastor Frank Houston: "I'm tired my son. I've lived a very busy life in so many ways. You're my boy. My man. My hero. No longer shall you be called Brian, You shall be called St Peter of Baulkham Hills. Go forth and conquer. Make the Houston name great. Take no captives. Spread our word, the Houston gospel, to the ends of the earth. I'm proud of you son. Go forth!

Pastor Frank Houston: “I’m tired my son. I’ve lived a very busy life in so many ways. You’re my boy. My man. My hero. No longer shall you be called Brian Houston. You shall be called The Mexican Millionaire Mindset Houston Bandito of Baulkham Hills. Go forth and conquer. Make the Houston name great. Take no prisoners. Spread our word, the Houston Prosperity Gospel, to the ends of the earth. I’m proud of you son. Go forth!”

 

When Pastor Brian took over Christian Life Centre Waterloo, and rebranded and reinvented it as Hillsong City Church he immediately did five acts.

 

The Acts of the Apostolate Brian.

The Hillsong Apostasy Gospel. Chapters One to Five.

Chapter One: The Apostolate Brian closed the Sunday night soaker services at 8pm after the 6pm evening service.

Chapter Two: The Apostolate Brian closed the Spirit-filled public prayer meetings before the Services and on Friday nights.

Chapter Three: The Apostolate Brian shut down the operation of the gifts of the Spirit

Chapter Four: The Apostolate Brian shut down being slain in the Spirit, shaking on the floor or anywhere under the power of God, or any dramatic expression of the Holy Spirit on human flesh. No one was to be prayed for at the end of each service as was the tradition at Christian Life Centre for two decades.

Chapter Five: The Apostolate Brian shut down Christian Commandos, the long-standing radical street evangelism expression of CLC Sydney. This group was founded by Dave Sayers. The leader Francis Lawrence had committed adultery and things had gotten messy. Anyway, Street evangelism was never Brian’s style and King’s Cross ministry amongst the poor, downtrodden, lost and searching for answers and God was way too difficult to control, risky and messy for the polished Brian Houston, a suit man.

In the 1980s Pastor Laurie Murphy and I used to call all the young gun pastors who dressed up in suits like Frank Houston, “suits”

 

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Brian. Likes suits.

 

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Brian. “A suit”

 

Brian shut down all the Holy Spirit expressions in Christian Life Centre Sydney

Brian shut down all the Holy Spirit expressions in Christian Life Centre Sydney, rebranded and reinvented it as Hillsong City Church, and, in effect put the Holy Spirit in a box: the box of very controlled worship and a holy ghost money-printing machine.

 

Hillsong Church: a holy ghost money printing machine for Brian and Bobbie Houston, their family, the leading pastors and their coterie.

Hillsong Church: a pyramid holy ghost money printing religious machine for Brian and Bobbie Houston, their family, the leading pastors and their coterie.

 

Hillsong has metamorphosed into an organisation which isn’t Pentecostal in any way.

Rather than being Pentecostal in the true biblical sense, its more of a very watered down battler working class and battler middle class, doctrinally amoral evangelical expression of the Christian faith married with positive lifestyle affirmations, Prosperity Gospel doctrines and happy-clappy singing to the accompaniment of tame feel-good pop rock bands. A kind of vaguely Christian amoral lifestyle hedonism with Holy Spirit-less rock-off singing about very light-weight Christian themes.

Compared to true Pentecostal churches, starting from the lives and actions of the early Christians as outlined in the book of Acts in the Holy Bible, Hillsong and the modern Prosperity Gospel churches are the lukewarm amoral compromised church that the Lord Jesus says in the book of Revelation He’ll spew out of His mouth.

These are the current fruits of Hillsong Church outlined pictorially below.

This is why Hillsong should be excluded from Australian Christian Churches and the International Assemblies of God movements.

 

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The fruits of Hillsong Church. Hillsong New York City gay worship leader Josh Canfield who plans to marry his male partner Reed this year.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Hillsong New York City gay worship leader Josh Canfield who plans to marry his male partner Reed this year.

Brian Houston's book. Koorong Bookshop in Sydney told me they were asked by Hillsong to remove this book of Brian's from their shelves.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Brian Houston’s book. 

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Sydney's media criticising Hillsong.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. “Hillsong. The Money Machine”. It’s greed and avarice- a poor witness for Christ. The world can see through Hillsong and its love of Mammon and it judges it harshly. Image: Sydney’s media criticising Hillsong.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Hillsong New York City. CGI snake over the worship. CGI pyramids over the stage. Blackened out walls as in all Hillsong chambers of death. CGI Pyramids: Egyptology occult symbols of death, of satanic angels and a lost empty eternity. The Hillsong laser and rock-off hip gospel. An emporium of soul-power and loud noise with zero Holy Spirit.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Hillsong New York City. CGI snake over the worship. CGI pyramids over the stage. Blackened out walls as in all Hillsong chambers of death. CGI Pyramids: Egyptology occult symbols of death, of satanic angels and a lost empty eternity. The Hillsong laser and rock-off hip gospel. An emporium of soul-power and loud noise with zero Holy Spirit.

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Dollar dominated. Hillsong's gospel of greed and avarice.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Dollar dominated. Hillsong’s gospel of greed and avarice.

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Pat Mesiti the porno preacher. A self-confessed sex addict. Getting it off with prostitutes after preaching to thousands of young people as Hillsong Youth Alive evangelist. Now charged with domestic violence on his second wife Andrea this New Years Eve.

Pat Mesiti with second wife Andrea in Positano Italy. On holiday with their close friends Bobbie and Brian Houston.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. “Pastor” Pat Mesiti of Hillsong Church and C3 Church commits Domestic Violence on his wife Andrea on New Years Eve. Happier times. Pat Mesiti with second wife Andrea in Positano Italy. On holiday with their close friends Bobbie and Brian Houston, Darlene Zscech and the Hillsong inner circle.

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Hillsong Mexican Millionaire’s Mindset- as perfected by The Three Amigos- Padre Brian Houston- Mexican Millionaire’s Head Padre, The Naughty Padre Pat Mesiti of Mexican Millionaire’s Mindset Club and Padre Joel A’Bell- head of Hillsong Australia. Padres Brian “Dirty Harry” Houston and “Dodgy Doctor” Phil Pringle are now restoring the Very Naughty Padre Pasquale “Pat” Mesiti to Hillsong and C3 ministry for the tenth time.

 

 

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

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

 

The founder of Hillsong was the extremely evil lifelong pedophile Frank Houston.

When he confessed to being a lifelong pedophile in 1999, its hard to believe that other leaders of Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) movement didn’t report him to the NSW Police in 1999 and that they sheltered him for five years until Frank Houston died in November 2004.

Why did they protect their founding father Frank Houston- this evil pedophile?

Who were the chief architects of this crime of pedophile protection?

 

The leaders of Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) movement that should be charged with pedophile protection crimes for protecting the pedophile Frank Houston from the Police:

These are the leaders of Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) movement that should be charged with pedophile protection crimes.

The relevant NSW Legislation is the CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 – SECT 23.

The Australian Christian Churches (ACC) is the new name for the Australian Assemblies of God (AOG) since Brian Houston renamed with this name in 2007.

The crimes are firstly that the pedophile Frank Houston was not reported to the Police in 1999, when all the leaders of Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches movement were made aware of serious pedophile crimes committed against little boys and young males over many decades by Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong Church

And secondly that they colluded in sheltering the pedophile Frank Houston from the NSW Police for five years from 1999 to November 2004, when he died.

The following twelve men and, one woman Bobbie Houston, should all be charged with these crimes under NSW Law.

 

The thirteen leaders who should be charged:

Pastor Brian Houston, the current Co-Head Pastor of Hillsong International (with his wife Bobbie).

 

Brian Houston. On medication at the Royal Commission. In denial about his responsibilities as a Christian leader.

Brian Houston. Waiting to be charged for pedophile protection crimes committed from 1999 to November 2004 when his pedophile father Frank Houston died.

 

Pastor Bobbie Houston, the Co-Head Pastor of Hillsong International, with her husband Brian.

 

Bobbie Houston

Bobbie Houston

 

George Aghajanian, the long-time Hillsong Business Manager.

 

George Aghajanian

George Aghajanian, Hillsong Business Manager.

 

Nabi Saleh, former owner of Gloria Jean Coffee and long time Hillsong elder.

 

Nabi Saleh. Owner and founder of Gloria Jean coffee. Couldn't afford to take boy victim to a nice sydnmey restaurant to do the pay-off like Ravesi's in Bondi Beach where Brian likes to take his family.

Nabi Saleh. Owner and founder of Gloria Jean coffee.

 

Pastor Keith Ainge, the General Secretary of the Assemblies of God (AOG) at the time of the crimes.

 

Keith Ainge

Pastor Keith Ainge now of ACC Desert Life Springs Church in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

 

Pastor John McMartin, the long-time NSW AOG/ ACC President.

 

John McMartin at the Royal Commission. Infamous.

Pastor John McMartin 

 

Pastor John Lewis, an Australian AOG Executive member at the time of these crimes. John Lewis has been very quiet about these matters.

 

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Pastor Wayne Alcorn, an Australian AoG Executive member and long-time Houston supporter.

 

In trouble for not reporting and for sheltering a pedophile from the NSW Police for five long years. Wayne Alcorn at the Royal Commission last October

Pastor Wayne Alcorn

 

Pastor Joel A’Bell. Hillsong Australia Head Pastor. Long-time Hillsong pastor since the 1990s.

 

Joel A'Bell

Pastor Joel A’Bell

 

Dr Gordon Lee, Frank Houston’s personal doctor for decades and a long-standing Hillsong leader. Dr Gordon Lee is currently a Hillsong elder.

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Dr Gordon Lee’s Medical Centre in Bexley. One of several. Now a moneyed doctor.

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Dr Gordon Lee and his Bexley Medical Centre staff

 

Pastor Robert Fergusson, the longest standing Hillsong pastor after Bobbie and Brian Houston – since circa 1990.

 

Robert Fergusson

Pastor Robert Fergusson

 

Dr Jo Thomas, a long-standing Hillsong leader since the 1990s. Dr Jo Thomas is currently a Hillsong elder.

 

Dr Jo Thomas

Dr Jo Thomas

 

Pastor Ian Woods, who sheltered Frank Houston at Hawkesbury AoG (known as Hawkesbury Christian Centre) from 2000 for a few years until Frank Houston’s health began to fail.

 

Pastor Ian Woods with his wife Joan

Pastor Ian Woods with his wife Joan

Ian Woods colluded with Brian Houston and the other AOG and Hillsong leaders in sheltering Frank Houston from the NSW Police in a location far away from the Hillsong limelight, from difficult questions from savvy people and prying questioning Sydney eyes.

I’m now going to outline how each of these men, and one woman Bobbie Houston, committed these crimes and why they should be prosecuted under NSW Law, starting with Brian Houston.

 

George Aghajanian, the long-time Hillsong Business Manager

 

Brian. Who me? guilty? You've got to be kidding me.

Brian to the Royal Commission. Who me? guilty? You’ve got to be kidding me.

George Aghajanian

George Aghajanian. Hillsong Business Manager. Helped Brian closely in everything he did.

 

Pastor Brian Houston is the most liable for these crimes. And George Agajanian helped Brian closely in everything he did. He’s been Brian’s lieutenant in everything since the 1980s and has benefitted hugely financially in everyone of Brian’s scams and rip-offs of the people of God, the Blessed Body of Christ. Crimes that will receive God’s judgment in time.

 

Brian Houston, George Aghajanian and the other Hillsong and ACC leaders set out to protect the evil pedophile Frank Houston.

In 2000 Brian Houston, George Aghajanian and the other Hillsong and ACC leaders set out to protect the evil pedophile Frank Houston.

They all set out to protect his old pedophile dad Frank from the NSW Police.

Brian Houston had received advice from a barrister that if he surrendered his father Frank Houston to the Police, his father would get charged, go to Court and go to jail.

So Brian decided to hide his old dad Frank from the NSW Police. All the other leaders colluded with Brian, including George Aghajanian, the long-time Hillsong Business Manager, but Brian was the ringleader.

Frank has always been Brian’s hero, although that sentiment may be slowly changing. Its taking a while but in time Brian will hate his dad as much as the boy victims despise him. It may be that in a cold jail cell shared with up to two inmates, Brian may start to develop negative feelings towards the dad who probably sexually abused him and dumped his whole corrupt secret homosexual and pedophile world on him.

 

The criminal pedophile Frank Houston, Liked surrounding himself with young males and boys.

Brian Houston’s father Frank Houston- the evil criminal secret pedophile Frank Houston who dumped his whole secret evil homosexual and pedophile world on his only church-going son. Laughing at Brian, all the Houston family, all the Hillsong and ACC leaders he tricked and everyone from Hades.

 

In fact Brian is 99.9 per cent likely to have been a little boy victim of his dad. After all his dad the pedophile Frank was a pedophile, and that’s what pedophiles do. Frank’s dad Frank abused little Frank, according to Frank Houston, and Frank probably abused little Brian and his brother Graeme. Graeme refuses to attend church to this day and I think he now lives in England.

This is what the Royal Commission’s Findings say:

“In 1999 and 2000, Pastor Brian Houston and the National Executive of the Assemblies of God in Australia did not refer the allegations of child sexual abuse against Mr Frank Houston to the police. In 1999 and 2000, Pastor Brian Houston had a conflict of interest in assuming responsibility for dealing with AHA’s allegations because he was both the National President of the Assemblies of God in Australia and the son of Mr Frank Houston, the alleged perpetrator. In 1999, members of the National Executive who attended the Special Executive Meeting of the Assemblies of God in Australia did not follow the National Executive’s policy for handling allegations of child sexual abuse against pastors and failed to recognise and respond to Pastor Brian Houston’s conflict of interest”.

Please note the first sentence:

“In 1999 and 2000, Pastor Brian Houston and the National Executive of the Assemblies of God in Australia did not refer the allegations of child sexual abuse against Mr Frank Houston to the police”.

George Aghajanian, as Brian Houston’s long-time Business manager, was complicit in all of this pedophile protecting.

 

Hawkesbury Safe-Haven

Brian also arranged for his old pedophile dad Frank to be located up beside the quiet Hawkesbury River, North West of Sydney.

If you’ve ever been up the Hawkesbury its a quiet little backwater, far enough away from annoying questions from the savvy Sydney people, especially the NSW Police. A nice place for a criminal pedophile to lay low.

 

The Hawkesbury River

The Hawkesbury River

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Pastor Ian Woods hid Frank Houston from the NSW Police up the Hawkesbury

Pastor Ian Woods of Hawkesbury Christian Centre, an Assemblies of God (AOG) Church in those days, wasn’t subpoenaed by the Royal Commission, but his role in sheltering and protecting the criminal pedophile Frank Houston was mentioned there.

Like all the other Australian AoG Churches it is an Australian Christian Churches church now.

Pastor Ian Woods was the NSW State Superintendent of the AOG and presumably also on the National Executive.

Pastor Ian Woods is criminally liable for not reporting the criminal pedophile Frank Houston to the Police in 2000 until 2004 when Frank Houston died.

Pastor Ian Woods is guilty of sheltering Frank Houston for several years until Frank Houston’s health deteriorated and he went into an old folks home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Pastor Ian Woods, in collusion with Brian and Bobbie Houston, organised for Frank Houston to have a safe-haven at Hawkesbury Assemblies of God church.

George Aghajanian was involved in all of this sheltering. As his chief lieutenant George helped Brian Houston closely carry out all these pedophile protection crimes.

 

Evidence of the sheltering- what a member of Hawkesbury AOG church observed

This is what a member of that church shared with Hillsong Church Watch site:

“Recently, a commentor shared this information on our site:

I attended Hawkesbury Church (then Hawkesbury Christian Centre) in the early 2000s under its minister Ian Woods, who was then State Superintendent of the AOG and presumably also on the National Executive.

Frank Houston was parked at Hawkesbury after he was stood down and the congregation was told to treat him like royalty. Certainly there was no warning to families in the congregation that we were harbouring a pedophile. He was our National Leader’s father, and a super-apostle in our movement.

Although I do not believe there was a risk of him reoffending, still, what I recall was the total veil of silence that fell over the matter, to the extent that one Hillsong member left the Sunday service when Brian Houston was forced to say something, believing that Frank was guilty of some kind of financial mismanagement.

Brian says that his Father never preached again. I’m pretty sure that’s wrong. While he was with us, he was allowed to preach. Brian is, yet again, a liar”.

 

My comments:

 

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Brian and Frank Houston circa late 1970s. Five years after Frank Houston sexually abused AHA, WNZ1, SA1, ANZ1 who suicided after Frank Houston abused him in an Auckland New Zealand hotel room and Peter Fowler. The six Lower Hutt boy victims aged about ten years old were abused in the 1960s. Ian Wood told the Hawkesbury congregation, “the congregation were told to treat him like royalty’. Is this what Australian AOG/ Australian Christian Churches royalty looks like?

 

Frank Houston was ministering in Canberra after being banned by his son Brian

In the Royal Commission’s Findings it says:

“He (Brian Houston) gave evidence that Mr Frank Houston was ‘stood down instantly’ and that Mr Frank Houston ‘never, ever preached again anywhere after I confronted him in my office in mid to late November 1999’. However, Pastor Taylor’s records show that Mr Frank Houston continued to preach in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory on 4 and 5 December 1999”.

Pastor Barbara Taylor testified at the Royal Commission that she was very surprised to see Frank Houston on television in Canberra preaching.

 

Brian Houston and George Aghajanian’s criminal culpability in protecting and sheltering his father

Brian Houston and George Aghajanian are extremely culpable in respect to hiding Frank Houston from the Police and providing lodging and income for Frank Houston and his wife Hazel during this period.

George Aghajanian would have organised all the financial support from the Hillsong headquarters at Baulkam Hills.

From the above eye-witness account of proceedings at Hawkesbury Christian Centre it seems that the congregation was hoodwinked by Pastor Ian Wood about why Frank Houston was in their midst.

If Brian Houston and Ian Wood had been honest and candid about what his dad Frank did then everyone would have treated him like an evil criminal pedophile and everyone’s children would have been safe.

How culpable it was of Brian, Ian Woods and all the other Hillsong and AoG/ ACC leaders to play these cover-up and pedophile protection games with the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Blessed Pure Bride of Christ.

 

 

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Brian Houston has launched into 2016 full of his usual bravado and blind confidence. Will Brian be led away like this at some time in the future? Time will tell. In December 2014. the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s barrister Simeon Beckett recommended publicly Brian be charged for pedophile protection crimes. In October 2015 the Australian Royal Commission found Brian Houston and the Hillsong/ ACC leaders guilty of pedophile protection crimes. The case is to be referred to the NSW Attorney-General’s Department and the NSW Police Department for prosecution.

"Pastor" Brian Houston and "Pastor" Joel A'Bell. An imaginary picture of these two Hillsong stooges in the Hillsong pastor's lounge.

“Pastor” Brian Houston and “Pastor” Joel A’Bell in the Hillsong pastor’s lounge.

 

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

I wrote this article in 2016 before Joel A’Bell left Hillsong to start his own church called Revitalise in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.

 

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Hillsong. The false gay-loving, money cult. 

 

 

Joel A'Bell.

Joel A’Bell

 

Hillsong website:

Joel A’Bell

Joel A’Bell

Lead Pastor Australia

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About Joel

Joel is the Lead Pastor of Hillsong Australia alongside Senior Pastors Brian & Bobbie Houston. Joel is an innovative thinker, leader and communicator. He is passionate about building and growing the local church. His fresh leadership ideas and style have helped shape Hillsong’s flourishing multi-campus church.

Joel is a team-focused leader dedicated to seeing all involved reach their full potential. He has been married to his best friend Julia for 21 years and is a dedicated father to Harmony & Eli.

hillsong.com/australia

 

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Hillsong Church. False teaching. Gays are welcome at Hillsong Church. These two men Josh Canfield and his male live-in partner Reed are getting married at Hillsong New York City this year. 

 

My comments:

When one considers the life and deeds of the extremely evil lifelong pedophile Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong, its hard to believe that the other leaders of Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) movement didn’t report him to the NSW Police in 1999 and that they sheltered him for five years until Frank Houston died in November 2004.

Why did they protect their founding father Frank Houston- this evil criminal pedophile?

Who were the chief architects of this crime of pedophile protection?

 

The leaders of Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) movement that should be charged with pedophile protection crimes:

These are the leaders of Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) movement that should be charged with pedophile protection crimes.

The relevant NSW Legislation is the CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 – SECT 23.

The Australian Christian Churches (ACC) is the new name for the Australian Assemblies of God (AOG) since Brian Houston renamed it in 2007.

The crimes are firstly that Frank Houston was not reported to the Police in 1999, when all the leaders of Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches movement were made aware of serious pedophile crimes committed over decades by Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong, and secondly that they colluded in sheltering the pedophile Frank Houston from the NSW Police for five years from 1999 to November 2004, when he died.

The following twelve men and one woman, Bobbie Houston, should all be charged with these crimes under NSW Law.

 

These leaders who should be charged 

These leaders who should be charged include:

Pastor Brian Houston the current Co-Head Pastor of Hillsong International (with his wife Bobbie).

Pastor Bobbie Houston, the Co-Head Pastor of Hillsong International, with her husband Brian.

George Aghajanian, the long-time Hillsong Business Manager.

Nabi Saleh, former owner of Gloria Jean Coffee and long time Hillsong elder.

Pastor Keith Ainge, the General Secretary of the Assemblies of God (AOG) at the time of the crimes.

Pastor John McMartin, the long-time NSW AOG/ ACC President. On the Australian National AOG Executive.

Pastor John Lewis, an Australian AoG Executive member at the time of these crimes. John Lewis has been very quiet about these matters.

Pastor Wayne Alcorn, an Australian AOG Executive member and long-time Houston supporter. Wayne Alcorn is the current President of the Australian Australian Christian Churches movement.

Pastor Joel A’Bell. Hillsong Australia Head Pastor. Long-time Hillsong pastor since the 1990s.

Dr Gordon Lee, Frank Houston’s personal doctor and a long-standing Hillsong leader. Dr Gordon Lee is currently a Hillsong elder.

Pastor Robert Fergusson, one of the most long-standing Hillsong pastors after Bobbie and Brian Houston.

Dr Jo Thomas, a long-standing Hillsong leader. Dr Jo Thomas is currently a Hillsong elder.

Pastor Ian Woods, who sheltered Frank Houston at Hawkesbury AOG (known as Hawkesbury Christian Centre) from 2000 for a few years until Frank Houston’s health began to fail.

 

Pastor Joel A’Bell, one of the longest pastors at Hillsong Church apart from Brian and Bobbie Houston and Robert Fergusson

 

Joel & Julia A'Bell

Joel & Julia A’Bell

 

I don’t know Joel personally.

Joel started at Christian Life Centre (CLC) Sydney at the City Church in Danks Street Waterloo in the late 1990s just before I stopped going there in 2000. I was a lay pastor there in the 1980s in charge of ten home fellowships with 150-200 people in my care. I raised up and led the leaders of these ten home fellowships.

Later I also partnered with Laurie and Heather Murphy in founding Hillsong’s Glebe Outreach Church which is located in the Sydney inner city suburb of Glebe. Laurie and Heather are long-time friends of mine.

I was there from the beginning of Christian Life Centre (CLC) Darlinghurst in 1981.

in 1977 Frank Houston started the church in a Sydney Eastern suburbs home then at Sherbrooke Hall in Double Bay.

Then CLC moved to the corner of 200 Goulburn Street in 1981.

Later IICM the  Christian Life Centre (CLC) Darlinghurst Bible College was started located on level 10, 162-166 Goulburn Street Darlinghurst. Dave Sayers and I worked for two years doing building projects around these premises. I as a carpenter and Dave was my trades assistant.

Nobody involved at CLC Darlinghurst had any idea that Frank Houston was a lifelong secret pedophile except possibly in son Brian who may have been sexually abused as a little boy. I’d heard allegations of a child abuse scandal involving Frank Houston at Lower Hutt Assemblies of God in New Zealand but I had trouble believing they were true. Its long story which I’ve covered in many articles on this site.

Christian Life Centre (CLC) Sydney is the third name for Hillsong’s operations in Sydney Australia.

The first name was Christian Life Centre (CLC) Darlinghurst. The second name was Christian Life Centre (CLC) Waterloo and the third name was Christian Life Centre (CLC) Sydney.

The fourth name was Hillsong City Church and Hillsong Church Baulkham Hills .

The fifth name is the current name Hillsong City Campus and Hillsong Hills Campus.

Joel A’Bell suddenly appeared in the late 1990s when he was introduced to the City congregation by Pastor Jonathan Wilson, who was for a short period the co-head pastor of CLC Sydney along with Pastor Robert Fergusson. These two Englishmen by descent were put in charge of Christian Life Centre (CLC) Sydney by Brian Houston in conference with the senior elders at Christian Life Centre (CLC) Sydney

The paedophile Frank Houston had been sidelined and we, the members of CLC Sydney, were told he was retiring.

The long-time participants found it hard to believe Frank Houston was “retiring” because he’d always said he’d never retire and that wanted to die in the saddle.

One of Frank Houston’s favourite sayings was, “I’d rather re-fire than retire”.

From the now revealed pedophile Frank Houston’s secret actions he wasn’t thinking of retirement but was thinking “I’d rather abuse little boys than little girls for the rest of my life on earth until I die and go to be with the devil and his demons in Hades” As Frank Houston got nearer death he became more and more scared until he lost his mind with the stress near the end.

I was at Christian Life Centre Sydney from 1981 until 2000. Continuously from 1981 to 1992 and then from 1997-2000.

I haven’t seen or heard Joel A’Bell speak since 2000. Small mercies. It was like eating candy floss for dinner. Too much pink colour. Too much sugar. To much air between the floss Prosperity Gospel and lifestyle soft-sop particles instead of Biblical solids.

 

"Pastor" Joel A'Bell offering his sweet homilies about Pat and warning off "the haters". Now with egg all over his face. "I find these public comments about Pat to be unloving. He is well on track in his restoration". Oh dear Joel- so naive too. Pat Mesiti really pulled the wool over your eyes too.

“Pastor” Joel A’Bell offering his sweet homilies about Pat Mesiti and warning off “the haters” on his Facebook page. Now with egg all over his face. Joel A’Bell: “I find these public comments about Pat to be unloving. He is well on track in his restoration”. Oh dear Joel- so naive too. Pat Mesiti really pulled the wool over your eyes. Please could you post a comment on how you all at Hillsong are going to do another divine miracle and remove from every newspaper in the world how a Hillsong pastor bashed his wife on New Years Eve. That would be the ultimate task for the Hillsong spin department. I mean Hillsong media.

 

I recall the ebullient Pastor Jonathan Wilson announcing to Christian Life Centre Sydney (early name for Hillsong) in the late 1990s that young Joel A’Bell was the new young gun Youth Pastor. Seems like a long time ago.

Joel showed up at just the wrong time from a legal point of view.

Joel was able to participate in the crimes of pedophile protection.

 

Brian Houston of Hillsong, the pedophile Frank Houston’s son, said publicly to the Royal Commission, “dad told me he was out of control (with his pedophilia) in the 1960s and 1970s”.

It is unknown when Brian Houston knew his father was a pedophile. Brian says it was 1999 but I think it was probably in the 1960s when Brian turned 7.

 

Brian houston. Has been recommended by the Australian Royal Commission to be charged for not reporting and for protecting a pedophile.

Brian Houston. Was probably abused by his “out of control” pedophile father Frank Houston from about 7 years old. Brian has been recommended by the Australian Royal Commission to be charged for not reporting and for protecting a pedophile.

Brian Houston. On medication at the Royal Commission. In denial about his responsibilities as a Christian leader.

Brian Houston. At the Royal Commission. In denial about his responsibilities as a Christian leader.

 

The 1950s to 1970s were when the evil pedophile Frank Houston abused numerous little boys. His sexual preference was always very young and male. His favoured demography was in the 7 to 12 year range.

All the times he did these perverse acts, and there were possibly hundreds of victims, he was a Christian pastor.

All these perverse acts on children were done secretly.

When challenged about them Frank Houston denied doing them and viciously attacked his accusers.

 

The lifelong evil criminal pedophile Frank Houston who sexually abuse possible over four hundred little boys in his lifetime. Brian said he knows of sic victims now, He's lying because he knows there are far more. I've evidence of 13 so far and counting.

The lifelong evil criminal pedophile Frank Houston who sexually abused possibly over four hundred little boys in his lifetime.

 

I have established 13 young male victims.

11 boys aged 7 to 12 and one male teen aged 15 and one teen ANZ1 who suicided.

Brian Houston has moved his public position on the number of victims from the position he held from 1999 until the Royal Commission of one boy victim, even though he knew about at least 9 victims.

That is, Brian Houston told everyone including the Sydney media from 1999 until 2014 that there was “only one boy victim in New Zealand over 30 years ago”, even though the Royal Commission has shown he knew about Sydney boy victim AHA and at least 8 other victims all this time.

Brian knew about victim AHA, victim WNZ1 because he contacted Brian by email in the mid-2000s and Brian replied, the six Lower Hutt victims and Brian knew about Peter Fowler, a 15 year old Lower Hutt, New Zealand boy who went public in the 1980s with Pastor Philip Powell’s support.

“One boy victim in New Zealand over 30 years ago” is what the Hillsong website said in 2012 when I began investigating the subject of Frank Houston’s pedophilia. This is what Brian Houston told the Sydney Morning Herald and other media organisations many times between 1999 and 2014. There is plenty of evidence of this on-line and in the Royal commissions transcripts.

This statement of Brian Houston’s that there was “only one boy victim in New Zealand over 30 years ago” was a lie told untold times by Brian and Hillsong media.

How can a Christian pastor lie? Ask Brian Houston. He’s an expert. He does it every day. His whole life is a lie. That’s why he’s a criminal recommended by the Royal Commission for prosecution and an evil cult leader.

Brian’s current position which he revealed to Sydney channel nine’s ‘Inside Story’ program is six victims.

Why do I bother writing hundreds of articles about the Houstons and Hillsong if they don’t listen?

I’ve established 13 victims but the total is far higher.

The article on this site, “Pastor Frank Houston. Part one. Frank Houston’s pedophile activities”, originally published on 13 September 2012, and updated regularly since, is a full known history of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities.

If you google this title or “Frank Houston abuse” you’ll find it.

I have outlined the 13 known victims in this article.

This site has the most information by far about the Houstons, Hillsong and Frank Houston’s pedophilia than any other source or site. There are over 900 articles on this site and about 600 are on Christianity. Hundreds of them are about Brian Houston, Frank Houston, Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) movement. The ACC is the name for the Australian Assemblies of God since 2007.

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was influenced by two main sources to examine the case of Frank Houston, Brian Houston, Hillsong and the Australian Christian Churches movement.

These two sources are victim AHA’s story of sexual abuse by Frank Houston and my accounts and the testimonies of multiple victims on this site. Three victims have been discovered through this blog site: SA1. WNZ1 and ANZ1 who suicided as a direct result of Frank Houston abusing him. RIP ANZ1. Justice will come for you soon.

 

Pastor Joel A’Bell

 

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Joel A’Bell been Brian Houston’s lacky for over 25 years and done nothing and said nothing publicly or to the Police about all the pedophile crimes of Hillsong.

Joel A’Bell turned a blind eye and said nothing when Brian Houston, George Aghajanian, John McMartin, John Lewis and all the other Australian Christian Churches and Hillsong top leaders colluded to remove the evil lifelong pedophile Frank Houston from the spotlight.

They sent him “up the Hawkesbury” to Ian Wood at Hawkesbury Christian Centre, an Assemblies of God church, and hid Frank Houston there.

When Frank Houston became old and frail and had dementia they moved him to an old folks home on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Again away from the spotlight.

Joel A’Bell a Hillsong pastor who was part of the Hillsong leadership inner circle saw all these crafty moves and did nothing.

This is why he is culpable.

This is why Joel A’Bell must be charged with pedophile protection crimes, along with the other 12 men and one woman, Bobbie Houston, outlined above.

 

Note to NSW Police:

Joel A’Bell is the lead pastor at Hillsong Baulkham Hills.

When you go to arrest Brian Houston, he’s the tall man with the hair transplants and botox in the largest office with no paperwork or records in it. They were all shredded a long time ago.

 

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Brian Houston- the tall man with a paunch, hair transplants and botox.

 

Down the corridor in one of the larger offices you’ll find George Aghajanian, the Hillsong Business manager. All the paperwork in there was changed in 2014 after the Royal Commission. All the old records have been shredded. Everything is now 100 per cent compliant.

 

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George Aghajanian. Now compliant.

 

In another of the larger offices you’ll find Pastor Joel A’Bell head of Hillsong Australia.

 

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NSW Police

NSW Police. Knock on the Hillsong door and you’ll catch three crooks at once: Brian Houston CEO, George Aghajanian Hillsong Business Manager and Joel A’Bell lead pastor of Hillsong Australia. You might even find your boss NSW Police Commissioner visiting his friend Brian Houston. But if Andrew Scipione is smart he might consider staying away from Hillsong for a while. Maybe forever. Sure Andrew Scipione might visit his close pal Brian in jail but that mightn’t look good for a NSW Police Commissioner.

Andrew Scipione NSW Police Commissioner.

Andrew Scipione NSW Police Commissioner. A close friend of Brian Houston of Hillsong Church. Has dinner with Brian and their wives sometimes at their homes and attends Hillsong Conferences at Homebush each July. May not be in the public interest or in Andrew Scipione’s personal interest to associate with the criminal pedophile protector Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsong Church anymore.

Evidence at the Royal Commission today. Pastor Brian Houston (in 2000 to a boy sex abuse victim of his father Frank Houston, who was abused in Australia from age 7 to 12): "You tempted my father so he abused you". Victim: "Did your father abuse you too?" Pastor Brian's response. Brian got angry and slammed the phone down on the victim. God help those who are under Pastor Brian's leadership. If God doesn't help them certainly Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsong and the Australian AOG/ ACC movement won't.

Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsong Church at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Australian Royal Commission has recommended that Pastor Brian Houston be charged with pedophile crimes. This will happen soon. Maybe in 2016 or by early 2017.

Brian Houston of Hillsong. In it's Findings of October 2015 The Australian Royal Commission found Brian Houston guilty of pedophile protection offences. Brian has since increased his prayer life from one minute a day to 24 hours a day.

Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsong. Praying to save his own butt. In it’s Findings of October 2015 The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse found Brian Houston guilty of pedophile protection offences. Brian has since increased his prayer life from one minute a day to 24 hours a day. But Brian still has no empathy, no compassion and hasn’t offered any help or compensation to the boy victims of his father the lifelong pedophile Frank Houston, the founder and senior elder and father figure of Hillsong Church.

The pedophile Frank Houston and his wife Hazel's tombstone

The simple Christian tombstone of the lifelong secret serial child rapist Pastor Frank Houston the founder and father of Hillsong mega-church

The simple Christian tombstone of the lifelong secret serial child rapist Pastor Frank Houston the founder and father of Hillsong mega-church.

Buried with his Jezebel enabling wife Hazel Houston.

A simple Christian Cross above the Great HOUSTON Name.

The five Houston children names MAUREEN, GRAEME, THE GREAT BRIAN HOUSTON OF HILLSONG MEGA-CHURCH, BEVERLEY AND JUDITH lying at the feet of their beloved parent’s names FRANK HOUSTON and HAZEL HOUSTON.

Both Frank and Hazel died in 2004.

The lifelong pedophile Frank Houston collapsed and died in a Sydney Northern Beaches old folks home suffering from ‘fear of what is to come’- ranting, raving and shaking with the greatest fear and trembling about what God would do to him in the Hereafter because of what he did to his hundreds of little boys and teen sexual abuse victims during his whole lifetime while pretending to be a Christian pastor.

Hazel Houston died at a Northern Beaches, Sydney McDonalds. She was one year older than Frank.

The tombstone reads: “Hazel…LOVED WIFE OF FRANK”.

HAZEL- more a mother, servant, cook, cleaner, bottle-washer and housemaid to Frank than a wife and lover.

Frank “loved” little boys and young teens and took an older male lover for four years from 1980 until he tired of secret homosexual experimentation and sodomy with him.

Frank was 48 and his young naive lover was his 20 year old worship leader Peter Laughton.

Peter said to the Sydney Morning Herald that he was looking for “father love”.

What Frank Houston gave him was not father love but from the Devil.

Frank Houston loved no one, not even his old rotten corrupt errant narcissistic Houston self.

The tombstone reads: “HOUSTON” and “NOW WITH JESUS”. I don’t think so.

A rotten old pedophile child rapist Frank Houston and a rotten old Jezebel enabler and pedophile protector Hazel Houston don’t mix with a  Holy True Just Righteous Loving Sensitive Caring Eternal God.

 

For sometime I’ve shared about possible tombstones for Frank Houston.

 

FH Tombstone 02  FH Tombstone 03

 

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Now someone has kindly sent me a photograph of the real thing.

It’s a small and simple lawn memorial tombstone sunken flush into the light brown dry crusty sunburnt earth of Frank and Hazel Houston’s adopted country Australia surrounded by rotting leaves, other small and simple lawn tombstones of Sydney’s departed and a sweeping short-clipped parched lawn with seagulls, kookaburra and withered memorial flowers and mementos dotted about.

 

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The pedophile Frank Houston and his wife Hazel’s tombstone

 

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!

stanza 2 of  Dorothea MacKellar’s poem about Australia “My Country”

 

 

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The pedophile Frank Houston and his wife Hazel's tombstone

The pedophile Frank Houston and his wife Hazel’s real tombstone in a quiet lawn cemetery in Northern Beaches Sydney Australia

 

Frank and Hazel Houston- “Now with Jesus”?

The tombstone of a beloved pastor and his dear and faithful wife?

“With Jesus”?

It’s a wonder the simply Houston tombstone hasn’t been yanked from its crusty sunburnt Australian soil and hoisted far into the deepest sea by one of the hundreds of boy and young teen sexual assault victims of the lifelong pedophile Frank Houston.

 

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Death at McDonald’s

In 2004 shortly before her husband’s demise, Hazel Houston choked and had a massive seizure at a McDonald’s on the Northern Beaches and died.

Frank Houston valiantly tried to raise her from the dead but McDonald’s had taken her into the Here After.

The McDonald’s manager came to her funeral. Maybe Nabi Saleh hadn’t paid her bill.

I always warn my children not to eat McDonald’s.

“It’s poison” I say…”So is Coca Cola…Don’t drink it…”

They like to sneak in a big Mac, some french fries and a coke when I’m not around.

 

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Dirty Deals at McDonald’s 

McDonald’s seems to be part of the fabric of the Hillsong-Houston story.

Nabi Saleh and the lifelong pedophile Frank Houston tried to pay boy victim AHA off at McDonalds with a miserly ten grand.

 

Nabi Saleh. Likes McDonalds

Nabi Saleh. Longtime Hillsong elder. Likes McDonalds

 

Nabi Saleh ate a Big Mac while the pedophile Frank Houston asked forgiveness off AHA for ruining his life and cried crocodile tears into a dirty McDonald’s napkin.

 

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Pastor Frank Houston. Lifelong pedophile. Answerable to God.

Old man Pedophile Pastor Frank Houston. Liked to beg and grovel at McDonald’s to boy sexual abuse victims. Secret lifelong pedophile. Answerable to God. You can see Frank Houston’s prince demon if look at his bloodied black as Hades eyes, large elfish ears, pointy mottled nose, dry tight lips, jaggered uneven teeth and reptilian chin simultaneously. It’s the same droopy eye-lidded dangerous demonic reptilian Luciferian snake prince demon that all the Houston males are possessed with- Frank, Brian, Joel and Ben. Bobbie Houston, Brian’s wife has dark-eyed demons.

 

Droopy eye-lids and snake eyes. Cunning, cany and deceptive as a fox.

Brian Houston. Droopy eye-lids and snake eyes. Hard. Calculating, cunning, crafty, canny and callous as a snake.

 

Bobbie Houston

Bobbie Houston. Enabler. Erratic. Earth-bound. Sexual. Sensual. Lust-filled. Looney. Very dark eyes. A true Jezebel Princess of Religious Delusion.

 

Nabi Saleh. Likes Big Macs.

Nabi Saleh. Dark cunning crafty eyes. Likes Big Macs.

 

The godfather of Hillsong Church Pastor Brian Houston like all good mafioso bosses kept himself at an arm’s length in his plush Hillsong Baulkham Hills office during the dirty pay-off deal at McDonald’s Thornleigh.

 

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Presidential Pastor Brian Houston

 

Brian a good person?

In a recent interview Sydney Channel Nine’s Leila McKinnon mentioned to Brian how he is now in his 60s and of course is not immortal and she asked Brian how he’d like to be remembered.

Brian replied that he’d like to have written on his tombstone “Brian was a good person”.

Can a greedy arrogant pedophile protecting, fraudster, scammer, charlatan and church rapist be remembered as a good person?

 

Brian Houston at the Australian Royal Commission. Has been recommended for pedophile protection charges in its findings of October 2015.

Pastor Brian Houston at the Australian Royal Commission. Good person? Has been recommended for pedophile protection charges in the Royal Commissions findings of October 2015.

 

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“When the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came the sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them tongues of fire and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance”. Acts 2: 1-4.

 

Pastor Brian Houston took over Hillsong City Church from his dad when the pedophile scandal hit the fan

In 1999 Pastor Brian Houston took over Hillsong City Campus from his dad when the pedophile scandal hit the fan.

Former names of Hillsong City Campus: Hillsong City Church, Christian Life Centre Sydney, Christian Life Centre Waterloo, Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst. Denomination: Australian Christian Churches. Former name Australian Assemblies of God.

I was sitting there listening to the announcement. Brian declared: “I’m taking over from dad”.

Us players in the humble flock weren’t given the heads up on the real reason for this change.

The real reason for the change was that Brian’s father Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong Church in 1977 in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, had confessed to being a life-long secret pedophile. Yes, a secret abuser of little children. A secret criminal serial child rapist.

 

Pastor Frank Houston as an old man. Founder of Hillsong. Extremely corrupt life-long pedophile.

Pastor Frank Houston as an old man. Founder of Hillsong. Secret criminal serial child rapist.

 

Brian: “I’m taking over and its going to be amazing because I’m amazing”.

We were merely told words to the effect, “dad is retiring and I’m taking over and its going to be amazing because I’m amazing”.

 

Brian: "I'm taking over Christian Life Centre Waterloo. From now on its going to be called hillsong City Church. It's going to be amazing because I'm amazing".

Brian Houston: “Dad is retiring. I’m taking over Christian Life Centre Waterloo. From now on its going to be called Hillsong City Church. It’s going to be amazing because I’m amazing”.

 

Brian was destined to take Pentecost out of the Pentecostal Church in Australia

I knew instantly Pentecost was over because Pastor Brian had revealed, for over a decade prior, at Hillsong Baulkham Hills that he liked a slicker, more sanitised version of Christianity than the traditional Pentecostal Churches.

Brian was destined to take Pentecost out of the Pentecostal Church in Australia and the take over of Christian Life Centre Sydney was the first step.

Mind you he was taking over what he already owned because his dad had agreed for Brian to “go west young man” to prove himself as a man and a Houston, and he had. Brian had started Christian Life Centre, Baulkham Hills 17 years earlier with 90 people from Christian Life Centre (CLC) Waterloo. Then his sick old kinky perverse secret criminal serial pedophile child-rapist extremely corrupt and evil father, Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong Church, had anointed him to be his successor- everywhere.

 

Pastor Frank Houston: "I'm tired my son. I've lived a very busy life in so many ways. You're my boy. My man. My hero. No longer shall you be called Brian, You shall be called St Peter of Baulkham Hills. Go forth and conquer. Make the Houston name great. Take no captives. Spread our word, the Houston gospel, to the ends of the earth. I'm proud of you son. Go forth!

Pastor Frank Houston: “I’m tired my son. I’ve lived a very busy life in so many ways. You’re my boy. My man. My hero. No longer shall you be called Brian Houston. You shall be called The Mexican Millionaire Mindset Houston Bandito of Baulkham Hills. Go forth and conquer. Make the Houston name great. Take no prisoners. Spread our word, the Houston Prosperity Gospel, to the ends of the earth. I’m proud of you son. Go forth!”

 

When Pastor Brian took over Christian Life Centre Waterloo, and rebranded and reinvented it as Hillsong City Church he immediately did five acts.

 

The Acts of the Apostolate Brian.

The Hillsong Apostasy Gospel. Chapters One to Five.

Chapter One: The Apostolate Brian closed the Sunday night soaker services at 8pm after the 6pm evening service.

Chapter Two: The Apostolate Brian closed the Spirit-filled public prayer meetings before the Services and on Friday nights.

Chapter Three: The Apostolate Brian shut down the operation of the gifts of the Spirit

Chapter Four: The Apostolate Brian shut down being slain in the Spirit, shaking on the floor or anywhere under the power of God, or any dramatic expression of the Holy Spirit on human flesh. No one was to be prayed for at the end of each service as was the tradition at Christian Life Centre for two decades.

Chapter Five: The Apostolate Brian shut down Christian Commandos, the long-standing radical street evangelism expression of CLC Sydney. This group was founded by Dave Sayers. The leader Francis Lawrence had committed adultery and things had gotten messy. Anyway, Street evangelism was never Brian’s style and King’s Cross ministry amongst the poor, downtrodden, lost and searching for answers and God was way too difficult to control, risky and messy for the polished Brian Houston, a suit man.

In the 1980s Pastor Laurie Murphy and I used to call all the young gun pastors who dressed up in suits like Frank Houston, “suits”

 

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Brian. Likes suits.

 

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Brian. “A suit”

 

Brian shut down all the Holy Spirit expressions in Christian Life Centre Sydney

Brian shut down all the Holy Spirit expressions in Christian Life Centre Sydney, rebranded and reinvented it as Hillsong City Church, and, in effect put the Holy Spirit in a box: the box of very controlled worship and a holy ghost money-printing machine.

 

Hillsong Church: a holy ghost money printing machine for Brian and Bobbie Houston, their family, the leading pastors and their coterie.

Hillsong Church: a pyramid holy ghost money printing religious machine for Brian and Bobbie Houston, their family, the leading pastors and their coterie.

 

Hillsong has metamorphosed into an organisation which isn’t Pentecostal in any way.

Rather than being Pentecostal in the true biblical sense, its more of a very watered down battler working class and battler middle class, doctrinally amoral evangelical expression of the Christian faith married with positive lifestyle affirmations, Prosperity Gospel doctrines and happy-clappy singing to the accompaniment of tame feel-good pop rock bands. A kind of vaguely Christian amoral lifestyle hedonism with Holy Spirit-less rock-off singing about very light-weight Christian themes.

Compared to true Pentecostal churches, starting from the lives and actions of the early Christians as outlined in the book of Acts in the Holy Bible, Hillsong and the modern Prosperity Gospel churches are the lukewarm amoral compromised church that the Lord Jesus says in the book of Revelation He’ll spew out of His mouth.

These are the current fruits of Hillsong Church outlined pictorially below.

This is why Hillsong should be excluded from Australian Christian Churches and the International Assemblies of God movements.

 

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The fruits of Hillsong Church. Hillsong New York City gay worship leader Josh Canfield who plans to marry his male partner Reed this year.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Hillsong New York City gay worship leader Josh Canfield who plans to marry his male partner Reed this year.

Brian Houston's book. Koorong Bookshop in Sydney told me they were asked by Hillsong to remove this book of Brian's from their shelves.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Brian Houston’s book. 

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Sydney's media criticising Hillsong.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. “Hillsong. The Money Machine”. It’s greed and avarice- a poor witness for Christ. The world can see through Hillsong and its love of Mammon and it judges it harshly. Image: Sydney’s media criticising Hillsong.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Hillsong New York City. CGI snake over the worship. CGI pyramids over the stage. Blackened out walls as in all Hillsong chambers of death. CGI Pyramids: Egyptology occult symbols of death, of satanic angels and a lost empty eternity. The Hillsong laser and rock-off hip gospel. An emporium of soul-power and loud noise with zero Holy Spirit.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Hillsong New York City. CGI snake over the worship. CGI pyramids over the stage. Blackened out walls as in all Hillsong chambers of death. CGI Pyramids: Egyptology occult symbols of death, of satanic angels and a lost empty eternity. The Hillsong laser and rock-off hip gospel. An emporium of soul-power and loud noise with zero Holy Spirit.

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Dollar dominated. Hillsong's gospel of greed and avarice.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Dollar dominated. Hillsong’s gospel of greed and avarice.

The fruits of Hillsong Church

The fruits of Hillsong Church. Pat Mesiti the porno preacher. A self-confessed sex addict. Getting it off with prostitutes after preaching to thousands of young people as Hillsong Youth Alive evangelist. Now charged with domestic violence on his second wife Andrea this New Years Eve.

Pat Mesiti with second wife Andrea in Positano Italy. On holiday with their close friends Bobbie and Brian Houston.

The fruits of Hillsong Church. “Pastor” Pat Mesiti of Hillsong Church and C3 Church commits Domestic Violence on his wife Andrea on New Years Eve. Happier times. Pat Mesiti with second wife Andrea in Positano Italy. On holiday with their close friends Bobbie and Brian Houston, Darlene Zscech and the Hillsong inner circle.

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Hillsong Mexican Millionaire’s Mindset- as perfected by The Three Amigos- Padre Brian Houston- Mexican Millionaire’s Head Padre, The Naughty Padre Pat Mesiti of Mexican Millionaire’s Mindset Club and Padre Joel A’Bell- head of Hillsong Australia. Padres Brian “Dirty Harry” Houston and “Dodgy Doctor” Phil Pringle are now restoring the Very Naughty Padre Pasquale “Pat” Mesiti to Hillsong and C3 ministry for the tenth time.

 

 

 

Pastor Brian Houston sure loves money as this funny satirical video portrays.

Brian has even written a book about money entitled, “You need more money”.

“Pastor” Brian Houston. The riches of Egypt haven’t made him happy. He’s on medication and an inner mess.

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Embarrassed by the flack he copped from the release of such a book, which was almost in as poor taste as his wife Bobbie’s books, “Kingdom women love sex” and “I’m have what’s she’s having”- a borrow from Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm in the cafeteria in “When Harry met Sally”, Brian had it withdrawn from publication and Hillsong even pressured large Christian bookshops like Koorong in Sydney to remove all copies from their shelves.

Brian Houston. Shut down Pentecost. Only interested in money (transferring your money to him and his family and friends) and financial prosperity.

Brian Houston. Shut down Pentecost. Only interested in money (transferring your money to him and his family and friends) and financial prosperity.

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The world and the secular media were onto Hillsong a long time ago.

Check out this article by the Sydney Morning Herald (abbreviation- SMH) in 2003. And that was 13 years ago. Things have gotten way worse since then.

Why would anyone give a dollar to Hillsong and the top pastors so they can spend it on themselves.

Brian Houston is worth at least $50 million net personally and his annual income is millions.

Don’t believe Brian when he lies and says his income is $300,000 per year. Its ten times that.

My comments follow the article.

Sydney Morning Herald

The lord’s profits

January 30 2003

Journalist: Greg Bearup

Hallelujah … Prime Minister John Howard at Hillsong last year and right, the church’s senior pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston.
The music is catchy, the mood euphoric and the message perfect for a material age: believe in God and you’ll be rewarded in this life as well as the next. Greg Bearup reports.

A sexy young Christian, a walkie-talkie clipped to her hipsters, greets us on our walk from the car park. “Hiya, howya doin’?” she says, with a flick of her mane and a smile. “Welcome to God’s house – what an awesome day!” She points us in the direction of God’s pad, a massive Olympic-style stadium up on the hill, and returns to conducting traffic with a fluoro stick.

All around, beaming young folk (and they are mainly young) are decked out in their coolest threads – no Amish-skirted Christians here. Hundreds walk with us, and beneath the awnings and in the foyer of the building – all tubular steel and glass – thousands are milling excitedly. By the end of the weekend, almost 12,000 people will have made this walk. Once inside, the first thing the faithful strike is not a crucifix or stained-glass window (the building is devoid of Christian symbolism), but a vast bookshop, of sleek frosted glass and wood, where dozens wait by the till for books and tapes and CDs – or, as they like to call them here at Hillsong Church, “Christian resources” – from around the world. Most prominent, and with almost half the shop to themselves, are the titles by Brian Houston and his wife Bobbie, Hillsong’s senior pastors.

As 6pm approaches, the crowd spills into the church, a massive 3500-seat auditorium in Sydney’s Baulkham Hills. Australia’s newest, wealthiest and largest single church, it holds almost twice as many people as that city’s St Mary’s Cathedral, its closest competitor (which has total weekend attendances of fewer than 2000). They are crowds no one can afford to ignore and, the day after he returned from visiting the scene of the Bali bombings in October, Prime Minister Howard put aside his war on terror to open this house of worship.

Today a 12-piece band with five back-up singers and a choir of 50-odd youngsters literally bounce into action. Behind them, three massive screens hang from the walls – the middle one morphs through different shades of red and blue, only the message, “Glory to God”, remaining constant. The momentum builds with the tempo of the band as the packed stadium sings along to the words flashed up on the screens, swaying in a one-armed, open-palm salute to the band, to the Lord.

After 20 minutes, the warm-up pastor takes to the stage, chiming in with the band – “Come on, church, you can groove” – and then segues into his spiel. Our God, he says, is a God who delivers miracles, a totally awesome God. He rattles off stories, true stories, from this very congregation, of cancers cured, of cripples healed, of sinners saved. Why, the Lord even saw his way to finding $4000 for one student to pay his fees at the Hillsong Bible college. The congregation hoot and clap; a young fellow beside me has his eyes closed and as each miracle is proclaimed he shouts, “Amen, man. Awesome.”

But you, too, should honour the Lord, the pastor tells his flock, and He will deliver these miracles, because the Bible says so, right here in Proverbs, chapter 3, which says that “if you honour the Lord with your possessions, and with the fruits of your increase, your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine”. He makes the point numerous times, lets it sink in, then informs the throng that credit card facilities are available, and cheques should be made out to Hillsong. “Amen,” shouts the pastor, thumping the air with his fists. “Amen, let’s pass those buckets along.”

And the faithful oblige – last year they filled the Hillsong buckets to the tune of $10 million. The church’s music arm also bought in a tidy tax-free $8 million, and one of its albums, Blessed, debuted at No4 in the pop charts, above Shakira, and stayed there for weeks. Hillsong has bought into medical centres. Its Bible college has close to 1700 full- and part-time students, some paying annual fees of more than $4000. It has a staff of almost 200, including 70 pastors. It has built a state-of-the-art conference centre-cum-church worth $25 million. No fewer than five television cameras are mounted in the auditorium; the services are recorded and then televised in more than 80 countries.

Let’s not be coy, Hillsong is not a church that is afraid of money – its spiritual leader, Brian Houston, is also the author of You Need More Money: Discovering God’s Amazing Financial Plan for Your Life. Is that what makes this the seemingly fastest-growing Christian church in Australia? The census reveals that while millions identify as Catholic, Anglican or other Protestant denominations, few of them actually go to church. There are, for example, 3.9 million Anglicans, but only 180,000 attend church. (The Anglicans are like South Sydney rugby league club supporters – plenty of guernseys, but hardly any go to the games.) The Catholics are way out in front with 875,000 attendees from their 4.7 million flock. But with almost 200,000 people attending Pentecostal services each weekend around the country, they have nudged ahead of the Anglicans. The Pentecostals have a truancy rate of almost nil. What brand of God are they selling that sees the Almighty walking off the shelves, when the traditional churches struggle to give Him away?

Brian Houston, 48, saunters over to greet me, a tall, tanned man with a deep, radio man’s drawl, and a silver and gold Breitling watch shimmering on his wrist. The pastor drives, among other vehicles, a Harley-Davidson Fatboy that a friend from overseas gave him. After emigrating from New Zealand, he and his wife, Bobbie, started this church in Baulkham Hills almost 20 years ago, preaching to a couple of dozen people in a hired school hall. Brian’s father, Frank, had already set up a similar fundamentalist Pentecostal church (which has since joined with Hillsong) in the inner-Sydney suburb of Waterloo. Brian grew up with the church, while Bobbie got saved and “met Jesus” at the Auckland Town Hall at the age of 15. The couple met at church camp when Bobbie bought Brian an ice-cream (“He was the first boy I ever kissed,” says Bobbie with a girlish giggle. “Can you believe I’m telling you this?”), were married when Bobbie was 19 and are now Hillsong’s senior pastors.

They work out regularly and look like an advertiser’s dream couple. Bobbie, 45, is blonde, busty and beautiful, and speaks in an airy, suburban earth-mother tone – part Phoebe from Friends, part Kath & Kim.

When asked to explain their roles in the church, Bobbie says pleasantly: “We are seen as one entity but obviously our roles will differ in that we kinda, we are united in this together so we are not afraid of that, yeah, so, so, we are not a kingdom divided against ourselves. So, we are yoked together in this, I mean, they are biblical words, we are yoked together, obviously his roles, I defer to him, I respect his role. Do you know what I mean?”

Brian and I leave Bobbie and go for a drive.

So why does he think the church has been so successful? “I think the biggest issue is relevance, I really do,” he says, as we tour around the bland suburbs – row upon row of enormous, identical houses – of the Hills District, which surrounds his church. “We are scratching people where they are itching.” This is the nearest thing Australia has to a Bible belt. Houston says that when he and Bobbie set out to build a church, he wanted to build one that he and his family would want to attend, with good music, good sermons and a positive message.

So, at Hillsong services, the music is modern and uplifting and the presentation theatrical. The show stopper is the communal baptism, held every few weeks. The giant stage rolls back and beneath is a baptismal pool. The faithful line up at the side to be dunked, fully clothed, while the onlookers cheer and clap.

Then, there’s the message, which is simple and alluring. It says that if you embrace this brand of God you will be rewarded financially and spiritually in this life, as well as the next. It is religion for our material age. And there, as an example of what is possible, is the handsome, charismatic pastor, his bubbly wife and their three beautiful kids (Joel, 23, the oldest, is lead singer in the Hillsong rock band). All this comes with Brian’s guarantee – from More Money – that “anyone who puts the Kingdom of God first (rich or poor) can expect bible economics to work in their life NOW”.

Many of the young people I meet at the services volunteer their stories of financial success since joining Hillsong. “I was living in a housing commission house, working in a factory job and struggling to pay my bills,” says Brian Griffiths, aged in his early twenties and still sweating from dancing in the bleachers. “Since I started coming [in 1999], great things have happened.” He got a job selling insurance over the phone, with someone he met through the church. “God made me meet him.” He is more than happy to give

10 per cent of his wage back, as most are. “Granted, many people have a life that’s going great without God, yet I think that God probably had a whole lot more in mind for them.”

“If you believe in Jesus,” Houston tells me, “He will reward you here [on earth] as well [as in Heaven].” It is this prosperity gospel teaching that puts him at odds with people like the Reverend Tim Costello, the former head of the Baptist Union of Australia.

“The quickest way to degrade the gospel,” says Costello, “is to link it with money and the pursuit of money. It is the total opposite of what Jesus preached. These people have learnt nothing from the mistakes made by the American televangelists.”

Not so, says Houston. When Jesus said it was harder for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, he didn’t mean rich Christians, because all you need is “God as your foremost priority. Jesus talks constantly of people’s attitude to money but he never talks against money.”

Costello, says Houston, “likes what we do generally” but has a problem with Hillsong’s success. He, like those from some of the more traditional churches, is simply jealous of it, Houston tells me. “The irony is, Tim Costello is a pretty successful guy himself. The big difference between us is that I like to teach other people to be successful and not just enjoy the success myself.”

Hillsong, he says, has moved with the times, while the old churches are stuck in the 19th century. “What good is a vow of poverty?” he asks. “A person who has more is able to help more. That’s what we are all about, giving people a handout.” The multi-million-dollar church’s charitable arm, Hillsong Emerge, according to ASIC documents, has an annual budget of just a little over $400,000.

That’s not to say that Houston’s views on some other matters aren’t conservative. He believes in speaking in tongues. He would like to see creationism taught in schools and abortion banned. Homosexuals are, of course, unwelcome, but Houston says he’s not a Fred Nile-type fanatic on these matters. Picketing outside abortion clinics achieves little; a more pro-active approach is to help teenage girls through their pregnancies. The church partly funds a hostel, Mercy Ministries, for young pregnant women and other troubled girls (there’s another for troubled boys at Bankstown) who can live there free for a year, on the proviso that they attend church. Another of the Hillsong Emerge projects, Young and Gorgeous, sees young Emerge women going into schools to teach 12- and

13-year-old girls about skin care and make-up, to help them learn, an Emerge woman told me, “that each and every one of them is unique and precious”. Houston takes me for a drive past the youth hostel, in a bush setting near his church, and then on to a medical centre the church has bought in Baulkham Hills (they own another at Blacktown). It is all part of healing people “body, mind and spirit”, he says, explaining the Hillsong approach.

The medical centres are small, but with plans for expansion. And while they may be helping the converted, they’re also causing ripples among those outside Hillsong. Local doctors are angry that they will have to compete against a business that is exempt from all the normal business taxes – such as payroll tax – just because it is a religious organisation.

It is a matter the AMA intends to scrutinise.

Max Wallace, a sociologist at the Australian National University, is writing a book,

The Purple Economy, about the tax-free godsend enjoyed by the Australian churches. He says that while the traditional churches are “immensely wealthy”, Australians had better get used to the “astronomical wealth growth”of young, corporate churches such as Hillsong, which haven’t the burden of maintaining ageing churches and small congregations (some don’t even have the burden of charity). New churches are also moving into a host of new business ventures that have nothing to do with religion – turf farms, fruit juice manufacturing, furniture making – often sending their competitors broke along the way.

Tim Costello wants to know how much of the Hillsong wealth is going to Brian and Bobbie. “The churches have an enormously privileged position in society – not only do they not pay tax, but they are exempt from many of the fringe benefit rules as well. As a result, they need to be open and fully accountable. Anyone can walk into my church and find out exactly how much I earn, what car I drive, whatever, including any other associated monies I might earn from being a minister. I would like to ask the same of Hillsong.”

So I do. Brian Houston’s open, good-guy demeanour disappears. No, he will not tell me what he or Bobbie earns. “All you guys [the media] want to know about is the money,” he says. “You don’t want to know about the church.” Well, it’s a bit like walking into Rose Hancock’s house and not noticing the chandeliers – the money at Hillsong just leaps out at you.

Houston says that while he draws a wage, he donates it back to the church. “I want to make it clear that I cost this church nothing, I want that on the record.” He earns some of his money, he says, as a property developer, “being a silent partner with a couple of guys from the church in building developments”, but he gets “the vast majority” of his money from overseas speaking engagements at other charismatic churches. He and Bobbie also get the royalties from those “Christian resources” out the front of the church.

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”.)

The Hillsong church structure is tightly controlled. The general manager, Brian Aghajanian (also an elder), says the elders are nominated “by Brian or the other elders”. No elections? “No, we feel that people might stand who don’t have a great understanding of the way the church works or have the same vision we have for the church,” Aghajanian says.

What we do know is that Houston wears a watch worth thousands of dollars, he owns an enormous house overlooking a bush valley, in a suburb of other enormous houses, at Glenhaven. He also owns a picturesque spread on the Hawkesbury River, near Windsor, just west of Sydney, gets paid handsomely to speak overseas and is a property developer – and he’s not ashamed of any of it.

“Look,” he says, “I can tell you that if I was in business, and held this sort of position, I would be earning three times as much. I don’t do it for the money.”

So, you couldn’t see Jesus running into Hillsong and overturning the cash registers,as he famously did with the money changers in the temple? “Absolutely not,” he says. “Absolutely not. Because the spirit of those people was … the house of God wasn’t even about God any more. It was about, you know, it had become a marketplace inside the temple – it wasn’t about Christian resources, resources that are helping people. It [the books and tapes and CDs] are not just about making money, it is about putting tools in people’s hands.

[But] I have no problem if it makes a profit.”

So, what exactly is in those Christian resources? One particularly irresistible title is Bobbie’s three-tape boxed set Kingdom Women Love Sex ($22, also available on CD). In it, Bobbie explains why it is important for Christians to be good at “it”. “We need to be good at sex ourselves so that if the world happens to come knocking we can tell the story of God in our lives,” Bobbie says, on the tape. “Without being lurid or untruthful – hello! – we can say [she whispers], ‘I have a great marriage and a great sex life’ – wink wink, nudge nudge. Yeah, truly.”

Bobbie also offers some practical advice.

Fat is out. Do some exercise. “If I carry weight I feel like a retard … How are you going to do anything to surprise your man when you need a hydraulic crane just to turn over in bed?” Have plastic surgery, if it makes you feel better and it is for the right reasons, and “girls, pelvic floor exercises – can you believe I am saying this? – you know, I have heard that orgasm is not as strong if you are really sloppy in that area”.

As Bobbie says, “When you are doing what is correct in God there is a protection over your life. Like – hello! – it is just there. So it is a very powerful thing. Amen. Yeah, fully.”

There have been some dramas in the House of Camelot in the past few years. Houston had to sack one of his senior preachers and good friends, Pat Mesiti, after it was revealed he’d been visiting prostitutes. And then Brian’s father, former minister Frank Houston, confessed to being a pedophile.

Finding out his father had abused a child back in New Zealand was, Houston tells me, “like the jets flying into the twin towers of my soul”. It was, understandably, one of the hardest issues he has ever had to deal with. “Basically I received a complaint, so I confronted my father and he admitted it.” Houston removed his father from all roles in the church, but did not contact police in New Zealand because the victim was old enough to do that himself. He said that he was candid with his congregation, although he has been criticised for not acting quickly enough.

“I told our church what had happened [several months after he found out], but as soon as I found out I told the elders of this church and the Assemblies of God,” Houston says. “To my congregation, when I told them, I used words like predator and sexual abuse and so on – I did not try to hide it.”

It is a matter that appears unlikely to go away, and Houston tells me that, since the initial allegation was made public, other alleged victims have come forward. Good Weekend understands that another alleged male victim of his father is “extremely unhappy” with his treatment by the church and is currently considering civil action.

Bobbie says that the sexual abuse claims were the hardest thing her husband has ever had to confront. “But the leader in him rose and I think that is what endeared the congregation to us. This issue is rampant through society and you don’t have to be Blind Willy to see that – sorry, blind Freddy, I always get my sayings wrong – but as a church we are dealing with those issues.”

Phillip Powell, the watchdog, says he doesn’t believe Brian Houston has dealt adequately with a whole range of issues within his church regarding accountability, and says he will continue to monitor the work of Hillsong. “There are alarm bells and people need to ring them,” he says.

On one of the Sundays I attend a Hillsong service, Anne Luckwell, a 36-year-old administration officer with the Harvey Norman retail chain, is excitedly waiting to be baptised. She joined the church six months ago and is now ready to “dedicate my life to the Lord”. She has a child and has been through a rough time. “I lived with a man for 15 years and we were splitting up – he said he was not going to give me anything from the house [he owned] in the settlement.” She says that now, since she found Hillsong, she has come to an agreement with her former partner for a share of the house. It has as much to do with the law as it has with the Lord, but still she attributes the agreement to Hillsong. I call her up a few days later to see how she feels, post-baptism. “Not too good, actually,” she croaks. “I’ve got the flu. I think it’s because of the wet hair.” Still, she says, she’ll be back in church next Sunday, ready to hear the word of Brian – and, of course, willing to give in order to receive

My comments:

SMH article: 

“Once inside, the first thing the faithful strike is not a crucifix or stained-glass window (the building is devoid of Christian symbolism), but a vast bookshop, of sleek frosted glass and wood, where dozens wait by the till for books and tapes and CDs – or, as they like to call them here at Hillsong Church, “Christian resources” – from around the world. Most prominent, and with almost half the shop to themselves, are the titles by Brian Houston and his wife Bobbie, Hillsong’s senior pastors”.

My comment:

The observation, “with almost half the shop to themselves, are the titles by Brian Houston and his wife Bobbie, Hillsong’s senior pastors” is perceptive.

This shameless promotion and taking massive royalties and cuts for themselves is still done to this day 13 years later by Brian and Bobbie Houston.

SMH article: 

“All this comes with Brian’s guarantee – from More Money – that “anyone who puts the Kingdom of God first (rich or poor) can expect bible economics to work in their life NOW””.

My comment:

This is one of Brian Houston’s eternal themes: Money. Money. And more money.

Except this avarice won’t get you God’s favour and his skewered Prosperity Gospel is not what Biblical New Testament Christianity is all about.

New Testament Christianity is not about seeking riches but about living in humility and walking with the Lord.

SMH article:

“Tim Costello wants to know how much of the Hillsong wealth is going to Brian and Bobbie. “The churches have an enormously privileged position in society – not only do they not pay tax, but they are exempt from many of the fringe benefit rules as well. As a result, they need to be open and fully accountable. Anyone can walk into my church and find out exactly how much I earn, what car I drive, whatever, including any other associated monies I might earn from being a minister. I would like to ask the same of Hillsong.”

So I do. Brian Houston’s open, good-guy demeanour disappears. No, he will not tell me what he or Bobbie earns. “All you guys [the media] want to know about is the money,” he says. “You don’t want to know about the church.” Well, it’s a bit like walking into Rose Hancock’s house and not noticing the chandeliers – the money at Hillsong just leaps out at you”.

My comment:

This was 2003 and it’s still the same secrecy and defensiveness about the millions the Houstons and the senior pastors skim off Hillsong cash for themselves each year. Nothing is revealed in any detail. Most is hidden. There is a sinister secrecy here. A non-Biblical deceit and deception.

SMH article: 

“Houston says that while he draws a wage, he donates it back to the church. “I want to make it clear that I cost this church nothing, I want that on the record.” He earns some of his money, he says, as a property developer, “being a silent partner with a couple of guys from the church in building developments”, but he gets “the vast majority” of his money from overseas speaking engagements at other charismatic churches. He and Bobbie also get the royalties from those “Christian resources” out the front of the church”.

My comment:

Don’t believe a word of it. Brian and Bobbie Houston and their family skim millions off Hillsong each year. Period.

SMH article:

“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”.)”

My comment:

Pastor Phillip Powell, who died last year, hounded the founder of Hillsong, Brian’s father Frank Houston for decades about his secret pedophilia until it was investigated. Well done Phillip Powell.

Then he hounded Brian for decades about his Prosperity Gospel, money orientation and other things he felt Hillsong was off-track about. “Good on ya” Phillip Powell.

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

Pastor Phillip Powell knew more about Hillsong than anyone outside the Hillsong inner circle and he got right up Brian’s nose in the same way that Tanya Levin, the Hillsong critic does today.

SMH article:

“It [the books and tapes and CDs] are not just about making money, it is about putting tools in people’s hands.

[But] I have no problem if it makes a profit.”

So, what exactly is in those Christian resources? One particularly irresistible title is Bobbie’s three-tape boxed set Kingdom Women Love Sex ($22, also available on CD). In it, Bobbie explains why it is important for Christians to be good at “it”. “We need to be good at sex ourselves so that if the world happens to come knocking we can tell the story of God in our lives,” Bobbie says, on the tape. “Without being lurid or untruthful – hello! – we can say [she whispers], ‘I have a great marriage and a great sex life’ – wink wink, nudge nudge. Yeah, truly.”

Bobbie also offers some practical advice.

Fat is out. Do some exercise. “If I carry weight I feel like a retard … How are you going to do anything to surprise your man when you need a hydraulic crane just to turn over in bed?” Have plastic surgery, if it makes you feel better and it is for the right reasons, and “girls, pelvic floor exercises – can you believe I am saying this? – you know, I have heard that orgasm is not as strong if you are really sloppy in that area”.

As Bobbie says, “When you are doing what is correct in God there is a protection over your life. Like – hello! – it is just there. So it is a very powerful thing. Amen. Yeah, fully.”

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My comment:

As a Christian, I really find some of Bobbie’s comments quite embarrassing, even over 12 years after she said them.

Bobbie explains: “In it, Bobbie explains why it is important for Christians to be good at “it”. “We need to be good at sex ourselves so that if the world happens to come knocking we can tell the story of God in our lives,” Bobbie says, on the tape. “Without being lurid or untruthful – hello! – we can say [she whispers], “I have a great marriage and a great sex life” – wink wink, nudge nudge. Yeah, truly.””

The mind boggles. Bobbie Houston the sex athlete of the Pentecostal movement world-wide.

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SMH article:

“Fat is out. Do some exercise. “If I carry weight I feel like a retard … How are you going to do anything to surprise your man when you need a hydraulic crane just to turn over in bed?” Have plastic surgery, if it makes you feel better and it is for the right reasons, and “girls, pelvic floor exercises – can you believe I am saying this? – you know, I have heard that orgasm is not as strong if you are really sloppy in that area”.

As Bobbie says, “When you are doing what is correct in God there is a protection over your life. Like – hello! – it is just there. So it is a very powerful thing. Amen. Yeah, fully.””

My comments:

Bobbie explains: “If I carry weight I feel like a retard…Have plastic surgery…girls, pelvic floor exercises – can you believe I am saying this? – you know, I have heard that orgasm is not as strong if you are really sloppy in that area”.

Oh no Bobbie…”really sloppy in that area”. AHHHH

No sloppiness

Bobbie: No sloppiness

I’ve got a copy of these tapes of Bobbie’s about “Kingdom women love sex” and all that. Can’t wait to review them. This is the wackiest stuff I’ve ever heard a Christian pastor say in my life of 59 years.

SMH article:

“There have been some dramas in the House of Camelot in the past few years. Houston had to sack one of his senior preachers and good friends, Pat Mesiti, after it was revealed he’d been visiting prostitutes. And then Brian’s father, former minister Frank Houston, confessed to being a pedophile.

Finding out his father had abused a child back in New Zealand was, Houston tells me, “like the jets flying into the twin towers of my soul”. It was, understandably, one of the hardest issues he has ever had to deal with. “Basically I received a complaint, so I confronted my father and he admitted it.” Houston removed his father from all roles in the church, but did not contact police in New Zealand because the victim was old enough to do that himself. He said that he was candid with his congregation, although he has been criticised for not acting quickly enough”.

My comment: 

This is what I’ve been writing for over three years on this blog site. Brian was telling the media and had it on the Hillsong website that my “father had abused a child back in New Zealand”. This is what he told this reporter. This is the lie Brian told for 14 plus years until the Royal Commission in October 2014 set him straight. In 2003 Brian knew of at least nine boy and young teen male victims of his father Frank Houston’s sexual abuse. This is why Brian Houston is a pathological liar.

Brian also told the reporter this:

“Houston removed his father from all roles in the church, but did not contact police in New Zealand because the victim was old enough to do that himself. He said that he was candid with his congregation, although he has been criticised for not acting quickly enough”.

Brian is finding out that it’s irrelevant whether the victim wanted to contact the Police. As a Christian pastor Brian had a responsibility under NSW Child Protection Laws to report his father Frank Houston to the NSW Police immediately in 1999.

This is why Brian Houston is in massive trouble today.

Please also note that the Sydney Australian boy victim AHA was the main reason Frank Houston got sacked and that Brian did not disclose to the SMH reporter that the victim was from Sydney. This is because Brian was being a cunning fox that is. He didn’t foresee that the long arm of the Law would catch up eventually with his spin and blatant lies.

SMH article:

“Bobbie says that the sexual abuse claims were the hardest thing her husband has ever had to confront. “But the leader in him rose and I think that is what endeared the congregation to us. This issue is rampant through society and you don’t have to be Blind Willy to see that – sorry, blind Freddy, I always get my sayings wrong – but as a church we are dealing with those issues.””

My comment:

Bobbie told the SMH reporter: “Blind Willy to see that – sorry, blind Freddy, I always get my sayings wrong – but as a church we are dealing with those issues.””

Bobbie is being sloppy and committed a Freudian slip. She was still thinking about her sexy videos and books and said “Blind Willy”- meaning Brian. This sounds crude but it was Bobbie who said it.

Bobbie also revealed, “I always get my sayings wrong”. Like Brian she is a molester and saboteur of the Queen’s English. In this way they suit each other. Two street-wise hustlers without a sound education leading a working class church in Sydney’s Western suburbs and other places to hell.

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Padre Pasquale “Pat” Mesiti of Hillsong Mexican Millionaire’s Mindset Club: “Hand over your cash and I’ll make you rich”.

 

Pastor Brian Houston sure loves money as this funny satirical video portrays.

Brian has even written a book about money entitled, “You need more money”.

“Pastor” Brian Houston. The riches of Egypt haven’t made him happy. He’s on medication and an inner mess.

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Embarrassed by the flack he copped from the release of such a book, which was almost in as poor taste as his wife Bobbie’s books, “Kingdom women love sex” and “I’m have what’s she’s having”- a borrow from Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm in the cafeteria in “When Harry met Sally”, Brian had it withdrawn from publication and Hillsong even pressured large Christian bookshops like Koorong in Sydney to remove all copies from their shelves.

Brian Houston. Shut down Pentecost. Only interested in money (transferring your money to him and his family and friends) and financial prosperity.

Brian Houston. Shut down Pentecost. Only interested in money (transferring your money to him and his family and friends) and financial prosperity.

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The world and the secular media were onto Hillsong a long time ago.

Check out this article by the Sydney Morning Herald (abbreviation- SMH) in 2003. And that was 13 years ago. Things have gotten way worse since then.

Why would anyone give a dollar to Hillsong and the top pastors so they can spend it on themselves.

Brian Houston is worth at least $50 million net personally and his annual income is millions.

Don’t believe Brian when he lies and says his income is $300,000 per year. Its ten times that.

My comments follow the article.

Sydney Morning Herald

The lord’s profits

January 30 2003

Journalist: Greg Bearup

Hallelujah … Prime Minister John Howard at Hillsong last year and right, the church’s senior pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston.
The music is catchy, the mood euphoric and the message perfect for a material age: believe in God and you’ll be rewarded in this life as well as the next. Greg Bearup reports.

A sexy young Christian, a walkie-talkie clipped to her hipsters, greets us on our walk from the car park. “Hiya, howya doin’?” she says, with a flick of her mane and a smile. “Welcome to God’s house – what an awesome day!” She points us in the direction of God’s pad, a massive Olympic-style stadium up on the hill, and returns to conducting traffic with a fluoro stick.

All around, beaming young folk (and they are mainly young) are decked out in their coolest threads – no Amish-skirted Christians here. Hundreds walk with us, and beneath the awnings and in the foyer of the building – all tubular steel and glass – thousands are milling excitedly. By the end of the weekend, almost 12,000 people will have made this walk. Once inside, the first thing the faithful strike is not a crucifix or stained-glass window (the building is devoid of Christian symbolism), but a vast bookshop, of sleek frosted glass and wood, where dozens wait by the till for books and tapes and CDs – or, as they like to call them here at Hillsong Church, “Christian resources” – from around the world. Most prominent, and with almost half the shop to themselves, are the titles by Brian Houston and his wife Bobbie, Hillsong’s senior pastors.

As 6pm approaches, the crowd spills into the church, a massive 3500-seat auditorium in Sydney’s Baulkham Hills. Australia’s newest, wealthiest and largest single church, it holds almost twice as many people as that city’s St Mary’s Cathedral, its closest competitor (which has total weekend attendances of fewer than 2000). They are crowds no one can afford to ignore and, the day after he returned from visiting the scene of the Bali bombings in October, Prime Minister Howard put aside his war on terror to open this house of worship.

Today a 12-piece band with five back-up singers and a choir of 50-odd youngsters literally bounce into action. Behind them, three massive screens hang from the walls – the middle one morphs through different shades of red and blue, only the message, “Glory to God”, remaining constant. The momentum builds with the tempo of the band as the packed stadium sings along to the words flashed up on the screens, swaying in a one-armed, open-palm salute to the band, to the Lord.

After 20 minutes, the warm-up pastor takes to the stage, chiming in with the band – “Come on, church, you can groove” – and then segues into his spiel. Our God, he says, is a God who delivers miracles, a totally awesome God. He rattles off stories, true stories, from this very congregation, of cancers cured, of cripples healed, of sinners saved. Why, the Lord even saw his way to finding $4000 for one student to pay his fees at the Hillsong Bible college. The congregation hoot and clap; a young fellow beside me has his eyes closed and as each miracle is proclaimed he shouts, “Amen, man. Awesome.”

But you, too, should honour the Lord, the pastor tells his flock, and He will deliver these miracles, because the Bible says so, right here in Proverbs, chapter 3, which says that “if you honour the Lord with your possessions, and with the fruits of your increase, your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine”. He makes the point numerous times, lets it sink in, then informs the throng that credit card facilities are available, and cheques should be made out to Hillsong. “Amen,” shouts the pastor, thumping the air with his fists. “Amen, let’s pass those buckets along.”

And the faithful oblige – last year they filled the Hillsong buckets to the tune of $10 million. The church’s music arm also bought in a tidy tax-free $8 million, and one of its albums, Blessed, debuted at No4 in the pop charts, above Shakira, and stayed there for weeks. Hillsong has bought into medical centres. Its Bible college has close to 1700 full- and part-time students, some paying annual fees of more than $4000. It has a staff of almost 200, including 70 pastors. It has built a state-of-the-art conference centre-cum-church worth $25 million. No fewer than five television cameras are mounted in the auditorium; the services are recorded and then televised in more than 80 countries.

Let’s not be coy, Hillsong is not a church that is afraid of money – its spiritual leader, Brian Houston, is also the author of You Need More Money: Discovering God’s Amazing Financial Plan for Your Life. Is that what makes this the seemingly fastest-growing Christian church in Australia? The census reveals that while millions identify as Catholic, Anglican or other Protestant denominations, few of them actually go to church. There are, for example, 3.9 million Anglicans, but only 180,000 attend church. (The Anglicans are like South Sydney rugby league club supporters – plenty of guernseys, but hardly any go to the games.) The Catholics are way out in front with 875,000 attendees from their 4.7 million flock. But with almost 200,000 people attending Pentecostal services each weekend around the country, they have nudged ahead of the Anglicans. The Pentecostals have a truancy rate of almost nil. What brand of God are they selling that sees the Almighty walking off the shelves, when the traditional churches struggle to give Him away?

Brian Houston, 48, saunters over to greet me, a tall, tanned man with a deep, radio man’s drawl, and a silver and gold Breitling watch shimmering on his wrist. The pastor drives, among other vehicles, a Harley-Davidson Fatboy that a friend from overseas gave him. After emigrating from New Zealand, he and his wife, Bobbie, started this church in Baulkham Hills almost 20 years ago, preaching to a couple of dozen people in a hired school hall. Brian’s father, Frank, had already set up a similar fundamentalist Pentecostal church (which has since joined with Hillsong) in the inner-Sydney suburb of Waterloo. Brian grew up with the church, while Bobbie got saved and “met Jesus” at the Auckland Town Hall at the age of 15. The couple met at church camp when Bobbie bought Brian an ice-cream (“He was the first boy I ever kissed,” says Bobbie with a girlish giggle. “Can you believe I’m telling you this?”), were married when Bobbie was 19 and are now Hillsong’s senior pastors.

They work out regularly and look like an advertiser’s dream couple. Bobbie, 45, is blonde, busty and beautiful, and speaks in an airy, suburban earth-mother tone – part Phoebe from Friends, part Kath & Kim.

When asked to explain their roles in the church, Bobbie says pleasantly: “We are seen as one entity but obviously our roles will differ in that we kinda, we are united in this together so we are not afraid of that, yeah, so, so, we are not a kingdom divided against ourselves. So, we are yoked together in this, I mean, they are biblical words, we are yoked together, obviously his roles, I defer to him, I respect his role. Do you know what I mean?”

Brian and I leave Bobbie and go for a drive.

So why does he think the church has been so successful? “I think the biggest issue is relevance, I really do,” he says, as we tour around the bland suburbs – row upon row of enormous, identical houses – of the Hills District, which surrounds his church. “We are scratching people where they are itching.” This is the nearest thing Australia has to a Bible belt. Houston says that when he and Bobbie set out to build a church, he wanted to build one that he and his family would want to attend, with good music, good sermons and a positive message.

So, at Hillsong services, the music is modern and uplifting and the presentation theatrical. The show stopper is the communal baptism, held every few weeks. The giant stage rolls back and beneath is a baptismal pool. The faithful line up at the side to be dunked, fully clothed, while the onlookers cheer and clap.

Then, there’s the message, which is simple and alluring. It says that if you embrace this brand of God you will be rewarded financially and spiritually in this life, as well as the next. It is religion for our material age. And there, as an example of what is possible, is the handsome, charismatic pastor, his bubbly wife and their three beautiful kids (Joel, 23, the oldest, is lead singer in the Hillsong rock band). All this comes with Brian’s guarantee – from More Money – that “anyone who puts the Kingdom of God first (rich or poor) can expect bible economics to work in their life NOW”.

Many of the young people I meet at the services volunteer their stories of financial success since joining Hillsong. “I was living in a housing commission house, working in a factory job and struggling to pay my bills,” says Brian Griffiths, aged in his early twenties and still sweating from dancing in the bleachers. “Since I started coming [in 1999], great things have happened.” He got a job selling insurance over the phone, with someone he met through the church. “God made me meet him.” He is more than happy to give

10 per cent of his wage back, as most are. “Granted, many people have a life that’s going great without God, yet I think that God probably had a whole lot more in mind for them.”

“If you believe in Jesus,” Houston tells me, “He will reward you here [on earth] as well [as in Heaven].” It is this prosperity gospel teaching that puts him at odds with people like the Reverend Tim Costello, the former head of the Baptist Union of Australia.

“The quickest way to degrade the gospel,” says Costello, “is to link it with money and the pursuit of money. It is the total opposite of what Jesus preached. These people have learnt nothing from the mistakes made by the American televangelists.”

Not so, says Houston. When Jesus said it was harder for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, he didn’t mean rich Christians, because all you need is “God as your foremost priority. Jesus talks constantly of people’s attitude to money but he never talks against money.”

Costello, says Houston, “likes what we do generally” but has a problem with Hillsong’s success. He, like those from some of the more traditional churches, is simply jealous of it, Houston tells me. “The irony is, Tim Costello is a pretty successful guy himself. The big difference between us is that I like to teach other people to be successful and not just enjoy the success myself.”

Hillsong, he says, has moved with the times, while the old churches are stuck in the 19th century. “What good is a vow of poverty?” he asks. “A person who has more is able to help more. That’s what we are all about, giving people a handout.” The multi-million-dollar church’s charitable arm, Hillsong Emerge, according to ASIC documents, has an annual budget of just a little over $400,000.

That’s not to say that Houston’s views on some other matters aren’t conservative. He believes in speaking in tongues. He would like to see creationism taught in schools and abortion banned. Homosexuals are, of course, unwelcome, but Houston says he’s not a Fred Nile-type fanatic on these matters. Picketing outside abortion clinics achieves little; a more pro-active approach is to help teenage girls through their pregnancies. The church partly funds a hostel, Mercy Ministries, for young pregnant women and other troubled girls (there’s another for troubled boys at Bankstown) who can live there free for a year, on the proviso that they attend church. Another of the Hillsong Emerge projects, Young and Gorgeous, sees young Emerge women going into schools to teach 12- and

13-year-old girls about skin care and make-up, to help them learn, an Emerge woman told me, “that each and every one of them is unique and precious”. Houston takes me for a drive past the youth hostel, in a bush setting near his church, and then on to a medical centre the church has bought in Baulkham Hills (they own another at Blacktown). It is all part of healing people “body, mind and spirit”, he says, explaining the Hillsong approach.

The medical centres are small, but with plans for expansion. And while they may be helping the converted, they’re also causing ripples among those outside Hillsong. Local doctors are angry that they will have to compete against a business that is exempt from all the normal business taxes – such as payroll tax – just because it is a religious organisation.

It is a matter the AMA intends to scrutinise.

Max Wallace, a sociologist at the Australian National University, is writing a book,

The Purple Economy, about the tax-free godsend enjoyed by the Australian churches. He says that while the traditional churches are “immensely wealthy”, Australians had better get used to the “astronomical wealth growth”of young, corporate churches such as Hillsong, which haven’t the burden of maintaining ageing churches and small congregations (some don’t even have the burden of charity). New churches are also moving into a host of new business ventures that have nothing to do with religion – turf farms, fruit juice manufacturing, furniture making – often sending their competitors broke along the way.

Tim Costello wants to know how much of the Hillsong wealth is going to Brian and Bobbie. “The churches have an enormously privileged position in society – not only do they not pay tax, but they are exempt from many of the fringe benefit rules as well. As a result, they need to be open and fully accountable. Anyone can walk into my church and find out exactly how much I earn, what car I drive, whatever, including any other associated monies I might earn from being a minister. I would like to ask the same of Hillsong.”

So I do. Brian Houston’s open, good-guy demeanour disappears. No, he will not tell me what he or Bobbie earns. “All you guys [the media] want to know about is the money,” he says. “You don’t want to know about the church.” Well, it’s a bit like walking into Rose Hancock’s house and not noticing the chandeliers – the money at Hillsong just leaps out at you.

Houston says that while he draws a wage, he donates it back to the church. “I want to make it clear that I cost this church nothing, I want that on the record.” He earns some of his money, he says, as a property developer, “being a silent partner with a couple of guys from the church in building developments”, but he gets “the vast majority” of his money from overseas speaking engagements at other charismatic churches. He and Bobbie also get the royalties from those “Christian resources” out the front of the church.

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”.)

The Hillsong church structure is tightly controlled. The general manager, Brian Aghajanian (also an elder), says the elders are nominated “by Brian or the other elders”. No elections? “No, we feel that people might stand who don’t have a great understanding of the way the church works or have the same vision we have for the church,” Aghajanian says.

What we do know is that Houston wears a watch worth thousands of dollars, he owns an enormous house overlooking a bush valley, in a suburb of other enormous houses, at Glenhaven. He also owns a picturesque spread on the Hawkesbury River, near Windsor, just west of Sydney, gets paid handsomely to speak overseas and is a property developer – and he’s not ashamed of any of it.

“Look,” he says, “I can tell you that if I was in business, and held this sort of position, I would be earning three times as much. I don’t do it for the money.”

So, you couldn’t see Jesus running into Hillsong and overturning the cash registers,as he famously did with the money changers in the temple? “Absolutely not,” he says. “Absolutely not. Because the spirit of those people was … the house of God wasn’t even about God any more. It was about, you know, it had become a marketplace inside the temple – it wasn’t about Christian resources, resources that are helping people. It [the books and tapes and CDs] are not just about making money, it is about putting tools in people’s hands.

[But] I have no problem if it makes a profit.”

So, what exactly is in those Christian resources? One particularly irresistible title is Bobbie’s three-tape boxed set Kingdom Women Love Sex ($22, also available on CD). In it, Bobbie explains why it is important for Christians to be good at “it”. “We need to be good at sex ourselves so that if the world happens to come knocking we can tell the story of God in our lives,” Bobbie says, on the tape. “Without being lurid or untruthful – hello! – we can say [she whispers], ‘I have a great marriage and a great sex life’ – wink wink, nudge nudge. Yeah, truly.”

Bobbie also offers some practical advice.

Fat is out. Do some exercise. “If I carry weight I feel like a retard … How are you going to do anything to surprise your man when you need a hydraulic crane just to turn over in bed?” Have plastic surgery, if it makes you feel better and it is for the right reasons, and “girls, pelvic floor exercises – can you believe I am saying this? – you know, I have heard that orgasm is not as strong if you are really sloppy in that area”.

As Bobbie says, “When you are doing what is correct in God there is a protection over your life. Like – hello! – it is just there. So it is a very powerful thing. Amen. Yeah, fully.”

There have been some dramas in the House of Camelot in the past few years. Houston had to sack one of his senior preachers and good friends, Pat Mesiti, after it was revealed he’d been visiting prostitutes. And then Brian’s father, former minister Frank Houston, confessed to being a pedophile.

Finding out his father had abused a child back in New Zealand was, Houston tells me, “like the jets flying into the twin towers of my soul”. It was, understandably, one of the hardest issues he has ever had to deal with. “Basically I received a complaint, so I confronted my father and he admitted it.” Houston removed his father from all roles in the church, but did not contact police in New Zealand because the victim was old enough to do that himself. He said that he was candid with his congregation, although he has been criticised for not acting quickly enough.

“I told our church what had happened [several months after he found out], but as soon as I found out I told the elders of this church and the Assemblies of God,” Houston says. “To my congregation, when I told them, I used words like predator and sexual abuse and so on – I did not try to hide it.”

It is a matter that appears unlikely to go away, and Houston tells me that, since the initial allegation was made public, other alleged victims have come forward. Good Weekend understands that another alleged male victim of his father is “extremely unhappy” with his treatment by the church and is currently considering civil action.

Bobbie says that the sexual abuse claims were the hardest thing her husband has ever had to confront. “But the leader in him rose and I think that is what endeared the congregation to us. This issue is rampant through society and you don’t have to be Blind Willy to see that – sorry, blind Freddy, I always get my sayings wrong – but as a church we are dealing with those issues.”

Phillip Powell, the watchdog, says he doesn’t believe Brian Houston has dealt adequately with a whole range of issues within his church regarding accountability, and says he will continue to monitor the work of Hillsong. “There are alarm bells and people need to ring them,” he says.

On one of the Sundays I attend a Hillsong service, Anne Luckwell, a 36-year-old administration officer with the Harvey Norman retail chain, is excitedly waiting to be baptised. She joined the church six months ago and is now ready to “dedicate my life to the Lord”. She has a child and has been through a rough time. “I lived with a man for 15 years and we were splitting up – he said he was not going to give me anything from the house [he owned] in the settlement.” She says that now, since she found Hillsong, she has come to an agreement with her former partner for a share of the house. It has as much to do with the law as it has with the Lord, but still she attributes the agreement to Hillsong. I call her up a few days later to see how she feels, post-baptism. “Not too good, actually,” she croaks. “I’ve got the flu. I think it’s because of the wet hair.” Still, she says, she’ll be back in church next Sunday, ready to hear the word of Brian – and, of course, willing to give in order to receive

My comments:

SMH article: 

“Once inside, the first thing the faithful strike is not a crucifix or stained-glass window (the building is devoid of Christian symbolism), but a vast bookshop, of sleek frosted glass and wood, where dozens wait by the till for books and tapes and CDs – or, as they like to call them here at Hillsong Church, “Christian resources” – from around the world. Most prominent, and with almost half the shop to themselves, are the titles by Brian Houston and his wife Bobbie, Hillsong’s senior pastors”.

My comment:

The observation, “with almost half the shop to themselves, are the titles by Brian Houston and his wife Bobbie, Hillsong’s senior pastors” is perceptive.

This shameless promotion and taking massive royalties and cuts for themselves is still done to this day 13 years later by Brian and Bobbie Houston.

SMH article: 

“All this comes with Brian’s guarantee – from More Money – that “anyone who puts the Kingdom of God first (rich or poor) can expect bible economics to work in their life NOW””.

My comment:

This is one of Brian Houston’s eternal themes: Money. Money. And more money.

Except this avarice won’t get you God’s favour and his skewered Prosperity Gospel is not what Biblical New Testament Christianity is all about.

New Testament Christianity is not about seeking riches but about living in humility and walking with the Lord.

SMH article:

“Tim Costello wants to know how much of the Hillsong wealth is going to Brian and Bobbie. “The churches have an enormously privileged position in society – not only do they not pay tax, but they are exempt from many of the fringe benefit rules as well. As a result, they need to be open and fully accountable. Anyone can walk into my church and find out exactly how much I earn, what car I drive, whatever, including any other associated monies I might earn from being a minister. I would like to ask the same of Hillsong.”

So I do. Brian Houston’s open, good-guy demeanour disappears. No, he will not tell me what he or Bobbie earns. “All you guys [the media] want to know about is the money,” he says. “You don’t want to know about the church.” Well, it’s a bit like walking into Rose Hancock’s house and not noticing the chandeliers – the money at Hillsong just leaps out at you”.

My comment:

This was 2003 and it’s still the same secrecy and defensiveness about the millions the Houstons and the senior pastors skim off Hillsong cash for themselves each year. Nothing is revealed in any detail. Most is hidden. There is a sinister secrecy here. A non-Biblical deceit and deception.

SMH article: 

“Houston says that while he draws a wage, he donates it back to the church. “I want to make it clear that I cost this church nothing, I want that on the record.” He earns some of his money, he says, as a property developer, “being a silent partner with a couple of guys from the church in building developments”, but he gets “the vast majority” of his money from overseas speaking engagements at other charismatic churches. He and Bobbie also get the royalties from those “Christian resources” out the front of the church”.

My comment:

Don’t believe a word of it. Brian and Bobbie Houston and their family skim millions off Hillsong each year. Period.

SMH article:

“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”.)”

My comment:

Pastor Phillip Powell, who died last year, hounded the founder of Hillsong, Brian’s father Frank Houston for decades about his secret pedophilia until it was investigated. Well done Phillip Powell.

Then he hounded Brian for decades about his Prosperity Gospel, money orientation and other things he felt Hillsong was off-track about. “Good on ya” Phillip Powell.

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

Pastor Phillip Powell knew more about Hillsong than anyone outside the Hillsong inner circle and he got right up Brian’s nose in the same way that Tanya Levin, the Hillsong critic does today.

SMH article:

“It [the books and tapes and CDs] are not just about making money, it is about putting tools in people’s hands.

[But] I have no problem if it makes a profit.”

So, what exactly is in those Christian resources? One particularly irresistible title is Bobbie’s three-tape boxed set Kingdom Women Love Sex ($22, also available on CD). In it, Bobbie explains why it is important for Christians to be good at “it”. “We need to be good at sex ourselves so that if the world happens to come knocking we can tell the story of God in our lives,” Bobbie says, on the tape. “Without being lurid or untruthful – hello! – we can say [she whispers], ‘I have a great marriage and a great sex life’ – wink wink, nudge nudge. Yeah, truly.”

Bobbie also offers some practical advice.

Fat is out. Do some exercise. “If I carry weight I feel like a retard … How are you going to do anything to surprise your man when you need a hydraulic crane just to turn over in bed?” Have plastic surgery, if it makes you feel better and it is for the right reasons, and “girls, pelvic floor exercises – can you believe I am saying this? – you know, I have heard that orgasm is not as strong if you are really sloppy in that area”.

As Bobbie says, “When you are doing what is correct in God there is a protection over your life. Like – hello! – it is just there. So it is a very powerful thing. Amen. Yeah, fully.”

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My comment:

As a Christian, I really find some of Bobbie’s comments quite embarrassing, even over 12 years after she said them.

Bobbie explains: “In it, Bobbie explains why it is important for Christians to be good at “it”. “We need to be good at sex ourselves so that if the world happens to come knocking we can tell the story of God in our lives,” Bobbie says, on the tape. “Without being lurid or untruthful – hello! – we can say [she whispers], “I have a great marriage and a great sex life” – wink wink, nudge nudge. Yeah, truly.””

The mind boggles. Bobbie Houston the sex athlete of the Pentecostal movement world-wide.

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SMH article:

“Fat is out. Do some exercise. “If I carry weight I feel like a retard … How are you going to do anything to surprise your man when you need a hydraulic crane just to turn over in bed?” Have plastic surgery, if it makes you feel better and it is for the right reasons, and “girls, pelvic floor exercises – can you believe I am saying this? – you know, I have heard that orgasm is not as strong if you are really sloppy in that area”.

As Bobbie says, “When you are doing what is correct in God there is a protection over your life. Like – hello! – it is just there. So it is a very powerful thing. Amen. Yeah, fully.””

My comments:

Bobbie explains: “If I carry weight I feel like a retard…Have plastic surgery…girls, pelvic floor exercises – can you believe I am saying this? – you know, I have heard that orgasm is not as strong if you are really sloppy in that area”.

Oh no Bobbie…”really sloppy in that area”. AHHHH

No sloppiness

Bobbie: No sloppiness

I’ve got a copy of these tapes of Bobbie’s about “Kingdom women love sex” and all that. Can’t wait to review them. This is the wackiest stuff I’ve ever heard a Christian pastor say in my life of 59 years.

SMH article:

“There have been some dramas in the House of Camelot in the past few years. Houston had to sack one of his senior preachers and good friends, Pat Mesiti, after it was revealed he’d been visiting prostitutes. And then Brian’s father, former minister Frank Houston, confessed to being a pedophile.

Finding out his father had abused a child back in New Zealand was, Houston tells me, “like the jets flying into the twin towers of my soul”. It was, understandably, one of the hardest issues he has ever had to deal with. “Basically I received a complaint, so I confronted my father and he admitted it.” Houston removed his father from all roles in the church, but did not contact police in New Zealand because the victim was old enough to do that himself. He said that he was candid with his congregation, although he has been criticised for not acting quickly enough”.

My comment: 

This is what I’ve been writing for over three years on this blog site. Brian was telling the media and had it on the Hillsong website that my “father had abused a child back in New Zealand”. This is what he told this reporter. This is the lie Brian told for 14 plus years until the Royal Commission in October 2014 set him straight. In 2003 Brian knew of at least nine boy and young teen male victims of his father Frank Houston’s sexual abuse. This is why Brian Houston is a pathological liar.

Brian also told the reporter this:

“Houston removed his father from all roles in the church, but did not contact police in New Zealand because the victim was old enough to do that himself. He said that he was candid with his congregation, although he has been criticised for not acting quickly enough”.

Brian is finding out that it’s irrelevant whether the victim wanted to contact the Police. As a Christian pastor Brian had a responsibility under NSW Child Protection Laws to report his father Frank Houston to the NSW Police immediately in 1999.

This is why Brian Houston is in massive trouble today.

Please also note that the Sydney Australian boy victim AHA was the main reason Frank Houston got sacked and that Brian did not disclose to the SMH reporter that the victim was from Sydney. This is because Brian was being a cunning fox that is. He didn’t foresee that the long arm of the Law would catch up eventually with his spin and blatant lies.

SMH article:

“Bobbie says that the sexual abuse claims were the hardest thing her husband has ever had to confront. “But the leader in him rose and I think that is what endeared the congregation to us. This issue is rampant through society and you don’t have to be Blind Willy to see that – sorry, blind Freddy, I always get my sayings wrong – but as a church we are dealing with those issues.””

My comment:

Bobbie told the SMH reporter: “Blind Willy to see that – sorry, blind Freddy, I always get my sayings wrong – but as a church we are dealing with those issues.””

Bobbie is being sloppy and committed a Freudian slip. She was still thinking about her sexy videos and books and said “Blind Willy”- meaning Brian. This sounds crude but it was Bobbie who said it.

Bobbie also revealed, “I always get my sayings wrong”. Like Brian she is a molester and saboteur of the Queen’s English. In this way they suit each other. Two street-wise hustlers without a sound education leading a working class church in Sydney’s Western suburbs and other places to hell.

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Padre Pasquale “Pat” Mesiti of Hillsong Mexican Millionaire’s Mindset Club: “Hand over your cash and I’ll make you rich”.