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“Simeon Beckett concluded, “As that information may relate to contravention of a law… it is submitted it is appropriate to refer Pastor Brian Houston’s conduct to the NSW Police Commissioner,” Simeon Beckett said.” Australian Royal Commission 2014

Donald Elley of Bellingen September 1, 2021:

“I was driving about on my tractor today and the thought came to my mind, “Tick Tock Tick Tock, the clock has reached midnight and Brian has now been charged.””

Donald Elley of Bellingen September 1, 2021

Donald Elley

In the blog article below of March 17, 2015 I wrote comments about an ABC Australia article and about the Brian Houston in the context of not reporting and concealing a pedophile over six years ago on March 7, 2015.

My title for this article of March 17, 2015 now seems highly prophetic since Brian Houston has been charged as I predicted.

My prediction Brian’s fate on March 17, 2015, six years ago:

“Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsong Church. “tick tock tick tock”. It’s just a matter of time before Brian Houston is charged with not reporting and concealing a pedophile”. 

Brett Sengstock

Many people gave up on Brian Houston being charged. I never did.

An ACC pastor was going around this year announcing, “I know for a fact that Brian will never be charged”.

I replied, “I don’t feel that way. I don’t see that Brian is off the hook”.

A senior News Limited journalist has been saying the same thing to me for ages. I told her that I didn’t hold her view.

I was driving about on my tractor today and the thought came to my mind, “Tick Tock Tick Tock, the clock has reached midnight and Brian now has been charged.”

Frank Houston boy victim Brett Sengstock wrote the following comment on this article on March 17, 2015:

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Donald Elley of Bellingen March 17, 2015

Last December, an Australian national newspaper, the Australian, reported that the Australian Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse’s Senior Counsel, Simeon Beckett, has found that Hillsong Church Head Pastor Brian Houston should be referred to police for investigation after he failed to report child sexual abuse carried out by his father, lifelong pedophile and the very corrupt Frank Houston.

Simeon Beckett is a leading Sydney barrister assisting the Commission. He is very astute and knowledgeable in the law, and highly experienced.

Simeon Beckett alleged that Brian had a “conflict of interest”. He was head of the Australian AOG and it was his own father that was under investigation. So it was a conflict of interest for Brian to take the role of leading that investigation. 

And Brian never told police about his father Frank Houston’s abuse of a boy victim AHA. This was from the age of seven to twelve in the late 1960s to the early 1970s. Brian Houston claims that he first found out about the abuse in 1999.

Simeon Beckett tried to explain to Brian Houston at the Commission that by taking over the administration of his father’s pedophile sins, while at the same time being President of the Assemblies of God organisation, was “a legal conflict of interest”.

Brian, who didn’t pay much attention at school, made out that he couldn’t understand what Simeon Beckett was talking about. After all, Brian said he was a simple window cleaner before he came to Australia from the fibro suburb of Lower Hutt, New Zealand and to complicate matters he suffers from PTSD and is on medication due to the fallout of his dad’s pedophilia crimes.

My view is that Brian was acting dumb and what he lacks in education and intellect, like his uneducated father Frank, he makes up for in cunning, guile, deception and street smarts.

Simeon Beckett’s submission says that Frank Houston admitted the abuse to his son Brian Houston, and this confession could have been used to secure a conviction had Brian Houston ­informed the police.

Simeon Beckett concluded, “As that information may relate to contravention of a law… it is submitted it is appropriate to refer Pastor Brian Houston’s conduct to the NSW Police Commissioner,” Simeon Beckett said. 

For more details please see my article on this site, ‘The Australian Newspaper 20 December 2014: HILLSONG Church founder Brian Houston should be referred to police for investigation after he failed to report child sexual abuse carried out by his father, the Royal Commission’s senior counsel has found’, published on 21 December 2014.

The article below is about an Australian Roman Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson, who was yesterday charged with concealing a pedophile while in the office of a senior Roman priest in the Newcastle-Hunter region north of Sydney, where there were numerous very serious historic sexual crimes against children by Roman priests.

Archbishop Philip Wilson is the highest ranking Roman priest in the world to be charged with the offence of concealing and protecting a pedophile.

The priest Archbishop Philip Wilson concealed and protected had committed heinous crimes in the 1970s like sodomising a 12 year old boy.

I have read transcripts of these offences which were published in Sydney newspapers and they were violent and predatory of a very sickening nature.

There were so many priests doing very bad stuff to kids in the Newcastle-Hunter region that the NSW Government was forced to hold a Commission to investigate the situation.

This NSW Commission preceded the Australian Royal Commission.

Australia, like all over the world, has, and has had, a very bad culture of child abuse. It’s all extremely sad.

It is just a matter of time before the NSW Police charge Pastor Brian Houston with similar criminal offences of not reporting and concealing and sheltering a pedophile.

Maybe Pastor Brian Houston will be charged after the head of NSW Police Superintendent Andrew Scipione, a personal friend of Brian, who attends Hillsong Church in Baulkham Hills, retires in August.

Brian Houston is very good at working the politicians.

Brian is a very street-smart and astute cards player in the game of life. 

Brian has played almost all his aces.

Even the political influence and maneuverings of the Church of Rome hasn’t been able to save its own.

When Brian plays his last cards even the elite and very expensive law firm Mallesons won’t be able to save him.

He’ll be hung out to dry like all the pedophiles and pedophile protectors before him.

What is worse, a pedophile or a pedophile protector. To me they’re the same thing: Scum. 

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The life of Brian

The life of Brian. About to change soon.

Adelaide Roman Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson

Adelaide Roman Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson. Charged by NSW Police for concealing a pedophile.

Here is the article in yesterday’s paper about the errant Archbishop Philip Wilson.

Archbishop Philip Wilson has aspirations to be a big player in Rome like Archbishop Pell before him, who as the Archbishop of Sydney was accused of pedophilia as a young priest by two men but vehemently denied it, as they do.

Archbishop Pell to escape the heat of these allegations and other pedophile heat in the Sydney Roman priest ranks, took up a high office in Rome.

He’s now made many enemies in the Vatican in a crusade to clean up the Vatican’s finances and been accused of misusing Roman funds on a lavish lifestyle and expensive renovations to his apartments. Sound familiar.

Brian Houston and these Roman priests are spiritual and moral brothers.

 

ABC New on-line

Adelaide Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson has been charged with concealing child sexual abuse.

The charges relate to Hunter region paedophile priest Jim Fletcher, who worked with the Archbishop in NSW in the 1970s.

Archbishop Wilson announced in a statement he would take leave from his position after being notified of the charges filed against him by NSW Police.

The NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into the Maitland Catholic Diocese recommended that a senior church official be charged over the matter, although the report did not name the official.

NSW Police said its operation, Strike Force Lantle, launched in 2010, investigated allegations of concealment of serious offences related to child abuse by clergy “formerly and currently attached to the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese of the Catholic Church”.

They alleged that Archbishop Wilson, 64, concealed a serious offence.

He is due to appear in the Newcastle Local Court on April 30.

Archbishop Wilson is a former Bishop of Wollongong, where he was known as a “healing bishop” for his handling of child-abuse scandals.

Important day for Australia: child abuse victim

A victim of Fletcher, Peter Gogarty, said he felt overwhelming relief that a police investigation had resulted in charges against the Catholic Archbishop.

“I think it’s a very, very important day for Australia, that we’ve now had someone in such a high position charged,” Mr Gogarty said.

“I hasten to add, everyone in this country is entitled to the presumption of innocence, but…the fact that our legal system has decided to charge someone this senior is enormously significant.”

 

Pastor Brian Houston has grown rich on Hillsong music royalties and from other church income sources such as “Love Offerings”, which can amount to hundreds of thousands each time Brian preaches or teaches at an American mega-church.

Brian needs to acknowledge, help and make large pay-outs to victims of his father’s abuse.

Brian should pay a net one million Australian dollar payout to each victim of his father’s abuse.

Hillsong have the means, they should do it.

Donald Elley of Bellingen September 13, 2021

Below is an article from mine of September 14, 2014 at the time Brian Houston appeared at The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

I have been writing on this site about Hillsong and Pastor Brian Houston’s concealment of his father Pastor Frank Houston and Frank’s sexual abuse of hundreds, if not thousands of boy victims for over 60 years since 2012.

At the time I wrote the article below, I knew of 10 boy sex abuse victims of Frank Houston plus his worship leader at early Hillsong Peter Laughton with whom Frank had a secret homosexual affair. This was in 1980 to 1984.

My current count of known Frank boy victims is at least 17 although it is now impossible to arrive at a figure. I’m now thinking hundreds, if not thousands, maybe over 2000 boy victims.

Donald Elley of Bellingen September 14, 2014

Pastor Frank Houston

Pastor Frank Houston. Unclean hands.

Introductory Note:

Revision 31 October 2014:

The number of boy victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s sexual abuse is now 14 or more. I have unearthed 3 more victims since the blog article below was written.

Please see my article “Pastor Frank Houston. Part one. Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile activities” dated 13 September 2012 which is my first article on this matter and which I’ve updated to include the overall story and a list of victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s sexual abuse of mainly boys.

Donald Elley of Bellingen September 14, 2014

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is about to turn its attention to Pastor Frank Houston, the Hillsong Organisation and the Australian Christian Churches, another name for the Australian Assemblies of God Churches.

Hillsong and Pastor Brian Houston, its head pastor and the successor to his father Frank Houston, Hillsong’s founder, constantly takes the position that Pastor Frank Houston committed a sole act of pedophilia on a boy in Lower Hutt New Zealand forty years ago. This is the official Hillsong stance.

In numerous blog articles on this site I’ve described in detail how this statement is not only not true but a lie, spin and a complete cover-up.

Pastor Frank Houston had a sexual taste for young men and boys. His orientation was for young males. Ten year olds, teens and vulnerable young men in their early twenties.

Please bear in mind that Pastor Frank Houston was the most senior Assemblies of God (AOG) pastor in New Zealand in the late 1960s and 1970s and in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s. He was revered as the god-father and founder of Hillsong and the most senior figure in the Pentecostal movement in Australia and New Zealand for three plus decades.

All this time Pastor Frank Houston was committing pedophile and homosexual acts against young male victims.

I have sympathy for his son Pastor Brian Houston, in the sense that I know him and have spent time with him in the 1980s. I fitted out Brian’s first office in Baulkham Hills Shopping Centre in 1983 and Brian took me to his first home, a humble small dwelling in a street of better larger houses. I knew Brian before he became a pastor in the early 1980s. I have watched his progress over the decades.

I can understand Brian’s desire to paint his dad in a better light. I can understand his unwillingness, even denial, about the truth.

Brian has said that he didn’t know about Pastor Frank Houston’s abuse of his young worship leader Peter Laughton, in the early 1980s. But Brian knows now.

Pastor Frank Houston invited Peter Laughton, his young worship leader, to be a boarder, with him and his wife Hazel, in the peaceful environment of their church-funded Lane Cove Apartment, overlooking the Lane Cove River. Frank said he would mentor him. Frank, who was 58, proceeded to seduce and molest Peter and molest him repeatedly. Google “Peter Laughton abuse” or “Frank Houston abuse” for the sordid details Peter shared with the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007.

The reality is that Pastor Frank Houston abused many more children, adolescents and vulnerable young men than the one Hillsong and Pastor Brian Houston claim.

Here is the list of victims I know about which I’ve listed in chronological order.

They total 11 or more victims.

I suspect there are more. A lot more.

1. Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Pastor Frank Houston abused six ten year old boys. SUB TOTAL: SIX VICTIMS

Sources: 1. A relative, who is now a prominent New Zealand Christian counsellor, told me in 1990 his professional mentor was abused by Pastor Frank Houston and that there were a total of six boys who Frank Houston abused. 2. Stan and Sheila Carter, former members of Lower Hutt Assemblies of God. Sheila was an AOG missionary for decades and a very reliable source. There are people alive today in New Zealand who would know the facts. There was an investigation and a big fall-out. Pastor Frank, like all pedophiles, denied the allegations and attacked and expelled his accusers from his church, the Lower Hutt AOG, Wellington, New Zealand..

2. Lower Hutt New Zealand. Early 1970s. Pastor Frank Houston molested a 16 year old adolescent boy. SUB TOTAL: ONE VICTIM

Sources: This is well-documented. Peter Fowler has written on-line about what happened to him. The NZ AOG made a pay-out. Google “Frank Houston and Peter Fowler” for details.

3. South Australia. Pastor Frank Houston molested at least three boys. SUB TOTAL: THREE PLUS VICTIMS

Sources. Stan and Sheila Carter. (refer above). One of the victims wrote a comment on one of my blog articles on this site. He said he had been abused by Pastor Frank Houston at an AOG Church camp in South Australia and there were others. He wrote that there were many young 10 year old boys who were sexually molested by Pastor Frank Houston.

4. Sydney, Australia. Early 1980s. Pastor Frank Houston aged 60 abused his vulnerable worship leader, Peter Laughton, aged in his 20s. SUB TOTAL: ONE VICTIM

GRAND TOTAL ELEVEN OR MORE VICTIMS.

I hope the Royal Commission digs into the detail and gets to the truth about Pastor Frank Houston and the Hillsong and Pastor Brian Houston spin and cover-ups.

It’s time the full truth came out and was acknowledged and owned by the Houston family.

It’s time Hillsong and Pastor Brian Houston took responsibility for Pastor Frank Houston’s actions and took the following actions:

1. Locate and made a full acknowledgment and apology to all the victims.

2. Pay for professional counselling, for as long as they require it, for all victims. The counsellor to be a counsellor of the victims choice.

3. Pay a net one million Australian dollar payout to each victim of his father’s abuse.

Pastor Brian Houston, and his family and others, have enriched  themselves on the back of Hillsong’s success.

I’m particularly concerned about individuals taking of royalties from the sale of Hillsong albums, which has been going on for decades. This is in reality stealing from God. Pastor Brian Houston, his family and others have no right to do this. If we do stuff for God and in the name of God, then we shouldn’t steal money from it. It’s wrong in the sight of God.

There is so much wrong at Hillsong and the acknowledgement, help and payment of Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile and homosexual victims is just one of many things that should be set right at Hillsong.

Acknowledging and helping victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile acts would be a good start.

Pastor Brian Houston has grown rich on Hillsong music royalties and from other church income sources such as “Love Offerings”, which can amount to hundreds of thousands each time Brian preaches or teaches at an American mega-church.

Brian needs to acknowledge, help and make large pay-outs to victims of his father’s abuse.

Brian should pay a net one million Australian dollar payout to each victim of his father’s abuse.

Hillsong have the means, they should do it.

Pastor Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston. Grown rich on royalties and from other church income sources. Brian needs to acknowledge, help and make large pay-outs to victims of his father’s abuse. Hillsong have the means, they should do it.

Frank Houston

Frank Houston with a young man at early Hillsong. The homosexual Frank sneaking in a little masked homo hug. Pastor Frank Houston founder of Hillsong was a personification of evil. Frank Houston was a lifelong secret homosexual and pedophile.

Donald Elley of Bellingen August 15, 2021

Donald Elley

I wrote this article and first published it on this site on November 10, 2015

Donald Elley of Bellingen November 10, 2015

“Pastor” Frank Houston was a pedophile who used Christian ministry as a cloak, disguise and instrument to access little boys and young males.

Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, Frank thought it was the perfect disguise to access his prey. This is a common tactic of pedophiles.

Frank Houston groomed good, trusting, wholesome New Zealand and Australian Christian families, then secretly accessed, assaulted and sexually abused their innocent, young boys.

Frank Houston’s preferred pedophile victims were little boys and young males. So by clinical psychological definition he was a pedophile. A pedophile sexually abuses children aged under 13, even babies.

In his criminal pedophile mind, Frank Houston calculated that being a Christian pastor provided the safest and easiest access to innocent little Christian boys.

Innocent little boys and young males were the object of his evil pedophile desires.

Christian ministry provided ongoing access to children, with the least chance of being caught out.

The pedophile mind works like this.

A pedophile’s primary motivation and satisfaction in life is to try to satisfy his, or her, insatiable inner sexual lusts for children and minors.

In my last blog I explained how Frank Houston was a pedophile who used Christian ministry as a cloak, instrument and disguise to gain access to good, kind, godly trusting Christian families and to sexually assault their little boys and young males.

I explained how the mind and psyche of a pedophile works.

Frank Houston

Frank Houston early 1980s The most evil and corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago. 

Frank Houston selected a vocation in Christian ministry because he thought that Christian ministry is the best and the safest occupation and profession in which to operate as a pedophile and not be caught and sent to jail or worse.

Nobody, especially in the more innocent pre-1990s, would have expected Frank Houston to be a secret hardened evil pedophile.

It is very unlikely Frank would have gotten away with this type of behaviour today.

I write “innocent” because in the 1940s to 1970s, when Frank Houston was very active as a pedophile, there wasn’t the societal consciousness, or the educational and social awareness, about child sexual abuse that there is today.

Nor were there child protections such as police clearances, as common procedural practice, prior to people being employed in fields where children could easily be accessed and sexually abused.

And even today, after all the scandals of the past 25 years in all Christian denominations, Christian pastors, except Roman Catholic priests, are still some of the most trusted people in society.

Could a better foil or cover for a pedophile be found than that of a Christian pastor in the 1940s when Frank Houston trained as a Salvation Army Captain at the age of 18?

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The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in New Zealand in the 1940s.

Could a better foil or cover for a pedophile be found than that of an Assemblies of God pastor in the 1950s to 1970s in New Zealand when Frank Houston was a leading Assemblies of God pastor aged in his 30s, 40s and 50s?

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The pedophile Frank Houston looking to the Heavens while preaching in the early 1980s. A brazen act by a hardened pedophile. Flirting with judgment and mocking Almighty God.

Frank was head of the New Zealand AOG from 1965 to 1977.

Could a better foil or cover for a pedophile be found than that of an Australian AOG pastor in the 1980s when Frank Houston was a Sydney Pentecostal evangelist and leading pastor aged in his 60s?

At heart a pedophile is a coward who will scurry away into a dark corner if they feel they may be found out.

A pedophile also has a large range of ploys and strategies to keep their victims quiet, ranging from threats of violence to statements like what boy victim AHA said Frank Houston said it him.

One of the things Frank Houston said to boy victim AHA was “Even if you tell people, they won’t believe you because I’m a famous evangelist. Who would they believe? You or me?”.

This is the criminal mind of a pedophile talking. They’re talking from within their den or nest which has layers and layers of well-thought-out decoys, shields, cob-webs and protections.

The Western Australian slang word for pedophiles is “Rock Spider”.

Rock spider. Jail name for pedophile. Origin: Western Australia jail slang.

“Rock Spider”. Jail name for pedophile. Origin: Western Australia jail slang.

The reason for the name “Rock Spider” is that pedophiles like little kids cracks. Many pedophiles do lots of darker things than to touch children. Pedophiles are child rapists and amongst the worst human beings ever on the planet.

That’s why pedophiles are at the bottom of the jail hierarchy and inmates persecute and torment them. Even felons know that pedophiles are the low of the low.

By 1965, Frank Houston was way too far into his cover as a Christian pastor to change his cover and disguise.

From the 1940s, Frank Houston had embarked on a really dark and demonic series of extremely serious assaults on little boys and male teens.

In rapid succession in the 1940s to 1970s, the pedophile Frank Houston sexually abused over 400 little boys and young teens. Maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

This is a projection of mine based on an enormous body of evidence I’ve collected on Frank Houston. Everything is published on this site except private conversations, mainly by email, with various victims, their supporters and others. But there is little I know that will help the reader understand Frank Houston, Brian Houston and the Hillsong organisation that I haven’t shared on this site.

The known victims of this out-of-control pedophile spree conducted by the pedophile Frank Houston in the 1940s to 1970s included at least 17 known boys aged 7 to 12. In reality hundreds, if not thousands of little boys

There were at least six known boy victims when Frank was pastor at Lower Hutt AOG.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Frank Houston sexually abused WNZ1 (my code name), now known to be Brett Sengstock.

Frank Houston sexually abused at least two other boys at a home bible group he was leading in another Wellington suburb.

The Bible study was being held in WNZ1’s parent’s home. David Cowdrey has recently gone public saying he’s that boy victim. The boys were aged about 11. He snuck down the corridor into WNZ1’s bedroom, pretending be going to use the bathroom, and sexually abused him in his childhood bed.

In 1971 and 1972, Frank Houston sexually abused SA1 (my code name) and at least two to three other little boys at Klemzeig Assemblies of God (AoG) Youth Camps at Cudlee Creek near Adelaide South Australia.

SA1 wrote in his statement to the Australian Royal Commission into Child Abuse that the epicentre of the sexual abuse of little boys was the male toilet block. I organised SA1 to contact them. He contacted me in 2012.

SA1 saw Frank Houston come out of a toilet block with another boy. Frank Houston had his trousers open and had an erection.

It is likely that there were numerous little boys sexually abused by Frank Houston at these AOG Youth Camps at Cudlee Creek in 1971 and 1972.

In the early 1970s, Frank sexually abused teen ANZ1 (my code name) at a hotel room in Auckland, New Zealand. He lured him there on the pretext of helping ANZ1 with some problems. Then he sexually abused him. ANZ1 later suicided because of the negative impact of this sexual abuse by the pedophile Frank Houston on his life.

In the 1970s, Frank Houston sexually abused Peter Fowler who was aged 15, while head pastor at Lower Hutt AOG and head of the New Zealand AOG. This abuse occurred in a motel room. I don’t know how he got Peter there. Frank would have thought of a way to lure him there.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s the pedophile Frank Houston sexually abused Royal Commission boy victim AHA (Brett Sengstock) at Brett’s parent’s apartment in Coogee Beach Sydney. Frank was an honoured guest of Brett’ss parents. A famous evangelist who they felt privileged to host.

Edit August 15, 2021: There are more known victims since this article. Please see my article “Pastor Frank Houston founder of Hillsong. Frank Houston’s pedophile activities.” I republish this article regularly or google the title.

These are only the victims we know about. The tip of the iceberg.

From Frank Houston’s known assaults and behaviour, I believe there are a lot more victims. Probably over 400. Maybe over 1000. May 2000 plus. Plus there are thousands of victims of masked homosexual and masked pedophile behaviour by Frank Houston.

Even the pedophile Frank Houston himself said to his son Brian, after he admitted in 1999 to having committed pedophile crimes, “I was very active at the time”. He was referring to the 1960s and 1970s.

Very active. How active? We may never know.

As Pastor Brian Houston said to the Sydney media, after he appeared at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, “We may never know the number of victims”.

The average pedophile abuses 250 children in their lifetime. Staggering. Sad. Extremely sick.

By 1965, the pedophile Frank Houston, who was using the Christian ministry as a cloak for his pedophile activities, was now way too far in to go back. Frank had to continue his pretence and act as a Christian pastor until the bitter end.

By 1977, when Frank moved his family to Sydney, Australia from Wellington, New Zealand, he was a criminal pedophile on the run.

In Sydney, Frank shared with everyone that God gave him a vision of the souls of Sydney like wheat-fields swaying in the breeze ripe for harvest. The souls of men waiting for the Christian evangelist Frank Houston.

It wasn’t the souls of men he had in mind. I believe by conjecture that his purpose for going to Sydney was four-fold.

Firstly to escape the heat of protests to police about his pedophilia attacks on little boys and young males in New Zealand in the 1960s and 1970s.

Secondly, Frank chose Darlinghurst because he thought he’d fit in well there unnoticed amongst all the gays and deviancy there.

Thirdly, Frank knew that in Darlinghurst he could visit gay brothels where young males were available, When he couldn’t find fresh victims. I’m truly sorry to put it this way but lesbians and homosexuals have a term for it: “fresh meat”. In fact, to many homosexuals and lesbians, it’s the thrill of the chase and the challenge of initiating the uninitiated, that really turns them on.

Many heterosexual males also enjoy “the thrill of the chase”. This is a sad aspect of the fallen human condition.

The fourth reason Frank chose Darlinghurst was because he was already under attack from the conservative and wise Australian Assemblies of God establishment who’d heard Frank Houston had committed pedophile offences in New Zealand from the Executive of the New Zealand AOG and they didn’t want a deviate pedophile pastor in their midst. So they excluded him.

Undeterred the criminal pedophile Frank Houston chose a Sydney suburb where there was no AOG Church. Frank distanced himself from his attackers and accused them of being territorial and jealous. I heard him talk like this in the 1980s at CLC Darlinghurst about the AOG establishment in Australia.

In fact, in the pedophile Frank Houston’s territory anyone who questioned him about his authority and leadership, and especially about pedophile allegations, was swiftly and aggressively shown the door.

This modus operandi had been adopted throughout his life by his son Pastor Brian Houston. Any dissenters at Hillsong are quickly shown the door. At Hillsong there’s an “Us and Them” mentality, which is a very immature psychological paradigm to conduct life.

By 1980, Frank Houston was now under incredible attack. The prophet Pastor Philip Powell was out to expose the pedophile Frank Houston to the world. He’d been hounding him since the late 1970s. In the 1980s he really turned up the temperature of his attacks.

The pedophile Frank Houston’s response was to go all out and build as big a defence fortress as possible.

Frank decided “to grow” Christian Life Centre (CLC) Darlinghurst into a mega-church.

The pedophile Frank Houston shared with the congregation at CLC Darlinghurst that he had a vision for over 100 churches, all connected to CLC Darlinghurst.

He went all out to raise up as many young men as possible as preachers and evangelists. Frank knew that the more young men who believed in him, the more they’d defend him. And this was the case.

Gary Canham- now a pastor in Victoria, Sean Stanton- now on the ACC Executive and a pastor in the ACT, Australia, Trevor King, Geoff Bullock, Peter Laughton- who was seriously sexually abused by the pedophile and homosexual Frank Houston in his early 20s in the early 1980s, his son Brian- current Head of Hillsong International, Terry Appel- now a pastor in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Paul de Jong- Head Pastor of Life Church, Auckland, New Zealand, Tony Venn-Brown, Pat Mesiti- Tony Venn-Brown’s assistant, Laurie Murphy- pastor of Hillsong Glebe Outreach Church, and a friend of mine since 1981, Phil Thwaites and many others. These young men were all known at CLC Darlinghurst as “The Bishop’s Boys”.

The pedophile Frank Houston was affectionately called, “The Bishop”. It wasn’t a serious term but he was regarded with affection. He conned us all.

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Sean Stanton

Pastor Sean and Linda Stanton. Met and married at CLC Darlinghurst. One of “The Bishop’s Boys”. A pastor since the early 1980s. Raised to the ministry by the criminal pedophile Frank Houston. South African of origin. Pastor in the ACT Australia. On the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) Executive. The ACC is the new name for the Australian AOG since 2007.

Pastor Gary Canham

Pastor Gary Canham. Frank’s administrator at CLC Darlinghurst. Loyal and hard-working. One of “The Bishop’s Boys”. A strong supporter and defender of Frank Houston in the 1980s.

“Pastor” Brian Houston. Current CEO of Hillsong International  The pedophile Frank Houston’s only church-going son. Almost certainly sexually abused by his pedophile dad as a boy in the 1960s. Protected his dad from criminal charges and prison. Recently charges with criminal pedophile protection charges as recommended by the Australian Royal Commission for not concealing a pedophile. That is, his old, extremely corrupt dad, the criminal pedophile Frank Houston.

Trevor King. Very talented musician. Frank Houston's Music Director at CLC darlinghurst. One of

Trevor King. Very talented musician. Frank Houston’s Music Director at CLC Darlinghurst. One of “The Bishops Boys”.

Phil Pringle

“Doctor” Phil Pringle founder and head pastor of C3 Global Church based in Sydney, Australia. 500 churches globally. Regarded Frank Houston as his spiritual father. Close friend of Brian Houston.

Naughty “Pastor” Pat Mesiti. Renowned for serial adultery, including having sex with prostitutes on a Hillsong credit card while a very famous Hillsong Youth Alive evangelist. Frank and Brian Houston taught him well.

gay rights boys

Gay rights boys. Former Hillsong pastor and evangelist Tony Venn-Brown and gay pal.

Hi there. i'm gay.

Former famous Hillsong Youth Evangelist. One of “The Bishop’s Boys”. Pat Mesiti’s mentor. Now as camp as a row of tents.

Geoff Bullock. Famous Christian singer and musician. More a

Geoff Bullock. Famous Christian singer and musician. More a “Brian’s Boy” but he was one of “The Bishop’s Boys”. Brian later trashed Geoff.

Pastor Terry Appel. Brickie turned the Lord's soldier.

The likeable Pastor Terry Appel. Brickie turned the Lord’s soldier. Head deacon at CLC Darlinghurst. A long-time AoG/ ACC pastor on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Paul and Maree de Jong

Paul and Maree de Jong. Head pastors of Life Church Auckland. Paul was one of the pedophile Frank Houston’s favourite “Bishop’s Boys”.  I’m not implying Paul was sexually abused by Frank Houston. I’m not aware of anyone else in leadership at CLC Darlinghurst who was sexually abused by the pedophile and homosexual Frank Houston apart from Peter Laughton. Dave Sayers was homosexually abused by Frank Houston in two incidents.

Pastor Frank houston, Brian's dad. Lifelong secret pedophile. Eyes as black as Hades.

The pedophile “Pastor” Frank Houston, Brian’s dad. Lifelong secret pedophile and homosexual. Eyes as black as Hades.

The creation of a religious monster:

Out of hatred for humanity, hatred of himself and hatred towards Almighty God, the pedophile Frank Houston decided to go all out and create a monster, a ghoulish organisation from Hell, a machination of Satanic majesty, to torment and harass mankind. That is a full-on large Christian organisation within which he could hide, defend himself in, and still continue his homosexual pedophile past-times. This is the origins of Hillsong Global Church. The founder, a lifelong secret pedophile on the run from New Zealand police, coming to Australia to escape and building a major Christian church as a defence mechanism to avoid arrest.

Building Hillsong Church was a Rock Spider pedophile ploy by Frank Houston to build as large a defensive nest as possible for his own protection.

A pedophile is the ultimate pathological narcissist, who will only act for himself. He has no genuine feelings for other people. No genuine feelings for his own family. No genuine feelings for his sons. No genuine feelings for his daughters. No genuine feelings for his faithful and trusting wife.

We can see how Frank Houston’s seed or spawn, so-called “Pastor” Brian Houston, is similarly pathological in his scorn for mankind.

A mark of a Christian pastor is that he’ll help the victims of this life- the downtrodden and dispossessed of the earth.

Hillsong do this in limited ways to make themselves look good and worthy, but, as I have shown many times, Hillsong church is just a cash-cow for the Houstons, their off-spring and the Hillsong pastors to milk. A Christian pyramid scheme whereby the currency is cash and the souls of men are traded with abandon and without control.

Hillsong, the juggernaut that the pedophile Frank Houston created when he birthed Hillsong, in liaison with Lucifer, is getting more and more out-of-control each day.

One day it will fall apart and collapse.

In fact, both Satan and Frank Houston want it to.

The more carnage and destruction of human souls, the better.

Frank boy victim David Cowdrey from New Zealand:

“From the age of five into my teens I attended Lower Hutt AOG with my family.

My encounter with Frank was when I was 8 years old.”

Donald Elley of Bellingen September 9, 2021

Donald Elley

This is an article of mine from October 19, 2014.

This was at the time of The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

At that time, this site had a lot of traffic when Brian Houston and other top Hillsong and ACC (Australian AOG) leaders appeared there by subpoena.

At this time a number of Frank Houston boy victims contacted me.

The article below is an introduction to a new Frank boy victim who contacted me then. I gave him the code-name WNZ1. At that time he was very shy about his identity and very much trying to come to terms with what Frank did to him.

Recently WNZ1 has revealed himself to the world as David Cowdrey from New Zealand.

I’ve been in touch with David Cowdrey by email for seven years since then. I gave David a voice to tell his story of what Frank Houston did to him as an 8 year old boy. He was lying in bed when Frank Houston, a respected AOG evangelist, sexually abused him. 

David Cowdrey has only vague memories of what happened and how often. It’s likely David was sexually abused far more and far more deeply than he can remember.

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Donald Elley of Bellingen October 19, 2014

Brian Houston: I'm sorry the victims feel sad, very hurt and alone. I'll remember them in my prayers. Sorry I can't help the victims more.

Brian Houston: I’m sorry the victims feel sad, very hurt and alone. I’ll remember them in my prayers. Sorry I can’t help the victims more.

Here is the story of boy victim WNZ1. Wellington, New Zealand no 1. The abuse occurred at his parent’s home in a suburb near Tawa.

“Woe to him who interferes with a child. It would be better for a millstone to be fastened around his neck and for him to be flung into the deepest sea”.

Pastor Frank Houston. Pastor from hell.

Pastor Frank Houston. Lifelong secret pedophile.

Boy victim WNZ1’s story, exactly as he told it to me in an email last week.

Hi Donald

A bit about me…I went to Teachers College from 72-74 (attending Varsity part time) before Teaching for a year and a half then living a hippie lifestyle.

AB and I hung around Wellington together in the 70’s, walking the fine line between sin, repentance and sainthood. I’m afraid sex and drugs got the better of me for a time. I also hung around up at Kapiti during the late ‘70s with AB. He was (edit) a very close friend.

Here is my story. 

I discovered your blog earlier this year when working through childhood trauma with my counsellor. It was very helpful in providing background to my journey, enabling me to finally admit to myself that Frank was my abuser.

I’m 60 years old and the impact of the abuse involving Frank in my life has been significant. Despite appearing to be a successful corporate manager, I couldn’t sustain the facade. Inside I lived with fear, mistrust, anger and shame. I was depressed, lonely and isolated.

I sought comfort from my pain in unhelpful ways, compulsively pursuing and becoming involved in one relationship after another, sometimes having more than one sexual or emotional liaison at a time. I lived my life in compartments and feeling completely shut off from myself, God, my family and friends.

My broken life is testimony to the selfish acts of the sicko creep Frank Houston on an innocent boy.

From the age of five into my teens I attended Lower Hutt AOG with my family.

My encounter with Frank was when I was 8 years old.

My family lived in a Wellington suburb and my parents held a Saturday night prayer meeting which folk from Lower Hutt AOG attended.

Frank attended a few times and it was during these visits that the abuse occurred.

When I read of AHA’s experience in the Commission’s transcript, the details in the description brought everything back. I finally knew deep within me the true horror of what had happened all those years ago.

I recall feeling the weight of Frank on me, the breath in my face and my genitals being fondled.

I was completely paralysed with fear.

I could not speak. I was totally bewildered as to what was going on.

I remember this happening 2 or 3 times.

I tried to explain to my parents what had happened to me. I did not have the words to explain it.

They thought it was a nightmare. I knew differently.

I named this thing ‘the black shadow’.

I took a piece of wood to bed with me every night so I could defend myself or knock on the wall to alert my parents.

The problem was that when ‘the black shadow’ entered my room I was so fearful I could do nothing.

The incidents were not prolonged (although at the time the groping seemed to go on forever!).

I have come to realise that Frank would have excused himself to ‘use the bathroom’ and took a detour via my bedroom on the way.

I believe these incidents would have occurred more if my family hadn’t moved to Lower Hutt in 1962.

The prayer meetings were then held at the church and I don’t recall Frank visiting my home again.

I recently asked my father about the ‘incident’ with Peter Fowler in Lower Hutt where Frank had been accused of abuse. He said it was beyond his comprehension that Frank could have been guilty. He thought at that time, in his naivety that it was an ‘attack of the devil’. He was partly right – the devil was Frank!

A ‘minor’ incident occurred at lunch at the Houston’s when I was a pubescent boy. Frank pressed his leg into mine and had his hand on my thigh. I recall feeling extremely uncomfortable. Frank abused the trust of his children by abusing their friends. How depraved is that?

Another significant event in my life involving Frank occurred in 1969 when I was 15. I was sitting down the back of the church with Brian and Graeme Houston and some of the other youth at a Sunday night service.

We were chatting away during the sermon and Frank came all the way down the centre aisle from the pulpit and yelled at me to stand up. He then yelled at me “You fool!” and then turned to the congregation and continued saying “Fools like you are tools of Satan! I curse you!” He was in an absolute rage.

I still feel the pain and shame of that moment now – 45 years later. Not only was Frank a pervert he was a bully! All my life, from this moment forward I was filled with anxiety and unable to be direct with anyone in authority for fear of being shamed and/or humiliated.

Then the Jesus Hippie thing came along with lots of hugging. Frank would seek out young men to embrace. It was creepy. I still remember him pushing his crotch into me as we embraced in ‘brotherly love’!

Frank the Paedophile was a liar, full of cunning and deceit.

He was a very scary controlling man.

I am sure there are many more victims out there – both children and young adult. I suspect a number of people I knew in my teens and early twenties were victims of Frank.

My wife emailed Brian Houston in 2009 when I uncovered and told her of my abuse. He responded in a supportive way stating he had no knowledge of the abuse but that I was welcome to contact him to discuss it. I have not taken him up on his offer.

I have been granted long-term counselling stemming in part from my childhood abuse experience. I also attend a 12 Step programme which is helping repair my brokeness. I am lucky I have a supportive wife and family which I nearly lost.

I turned away from God for a long time. I am slowly learning to trust God with my life.

I remain angry about what Frank did. I still struggle to find a place of forgiveness in my heart for him.

Maybe Frank didn’t have this verse in his Bible…

But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea. Matthew 18:6.
Thanks Donald, for bringing the abuses of Frank to light.

Keep up the campaign.

Truth always wins in the end.

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Donald Elley of Bellingen September 1, 2021

“I was driving about on my tractor today and the thought came to my mind, “Tick Tock Tick Tock, the clock has reached midnight and Brian has now been charged.””

Donald Elley of Bellingen September 1, 2021

Donald Elley

In this blog article of March 17, 2015 I wrote comments about the ABC Australia article below and on the Brian Houston in the context of not reporting and concealing a pedophile on over six years ago on March 7, 2015.

My title for this article of March 17, 2015 now seems highly prophetic since Brian Houston has been charged as I predicted.

My prediction of March 17, 2015:

“Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsong Church. “tick tock tick tock”. It’s just a matter of time before Brian Houston is charged with not reporting and concealing a pedophile”. 

Brett Sengstock

Frank Houston boy victim Brett Sengstock.

Many people gave up on Brian Houston being charged. I never did.

An ACC pastor was going around this year announcing, “I know for a fact that Brian will never be charged”.

I replied, “I don’t feel that way. I don’t see that Brian is off the hook”.

A senior News Limited journalist has been saying the same thing to me for ages. I told her that I didn’t hold her view.

I was driving about on my tractor today and the thought came to my mind, “Tick Tock Tick Tock, the clock has reached midnight and Brian now has been charged.”

Frank Houston boy victim Brett Sengstock wrote the following comment on this article on March 17, 2015:

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Good morning Donald. Another inch forward thanks again for your support it means so much AHA

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Donald Elley of Bellingen March 17, 2015

Last December, an Australian national newspaper, the Australian, reported that the Australian Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse’s Senior Counsel, Simeon Beckett, has found that Hillsong Church Head Pastor Brian Houston should be referred to police for investigation after he failed to report child sexual abuse carried out by his father, lifelong pedophile and the very corrupt Frank Houston.

Simeon Beckett, a leading Sydney barrister assisting the Commission, who is very mature and knowledgeable in the law, and highly experienced, also found that Brian Houston, who was then the National President of the Pentecostal church umbrella organisation ­the Assemblies of God, when Brian Houston heard about the abuse, he said he had an internal “conflict of interest”, and he never told police about his father Frank Houston’s abuse of a boy AHA from the age of seven to twelve in the late 1960s to the early 1970s. Brian Houston claims that he first found out about the abuse in 1999.

Simeon Beckett tried to explain to Brian Houston at the Commission that by taking over the administration of his father’s pedophile sins, while at the same time being President of the Assemblies of God organisation, was “a legal conflict of interest”. Brian, who didn’t pay much attention at school, made out that he couldn’t understand what Simeon Beckett was talking about. After all, Brian said he was a simple window cleaner before he came to Australia from the fibro suburb of Lower Hutt, New Zealand and to complicate matters he suffers from PTSD and is on medication due to the fallout of his dad’s pedophilia crimes.

My view is that Brian was acting dumb and what he lacks in education and intellect, like his uneducated father Frank, he makes up for in cunning, guile, deception and street smarts.

Simeon Beckett’s submission says that Frank Houston admitted the abuse to his son Brian Houston, and this confession could have been used to secure a conviction had Brian Houston ­informed the police.

Simeon Beckett concluded, “As that information may relate to contravention of a law… it is submitted it is appropriate to refer Pastor Brian Houston’s conduct to the NSW Police Commissioner,” Simeon Beckett said. 

For more details please see my article on this site, ‘The Australian Newspaper 20 December 2014: HILLSONG Church founder Brian Houston should be referred to police for investigation after he failed to report child sexual abuse carried out by his father, the Royal Commission’s senior counsel has found’, published on 21 December 2014.

The article below is about an Australian Roman Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson, who was yesterday charged with concealing a pedophile while in the office of a senior Roman priest in the Newcastle-Hunter region north of Sydney, where there were numerous very serious historic sexual crimes against children by Roman priests.

Archbishop Philip Wilson is the highest ranking Roman priest in the world to be charged with the offence of concealing and protecting a pedophile.

The priest Archbishop Philip Wilson concealed and protected had committed heinous crimes in the 1970s like sodomising a 12 year old boy.

I have read transcripts of these offences which were published in Sydney newspapers and they were violent and predatory of a very sickening nature.

There were so many priests doing very bad stuff to kids in the Newcastle-Hunter region that the NSW Government was forced to hold a Commission to investigate the situation.

This NSW Commission preceded the Australian Royal Commission.

Australia, like all over the world, has, and has had, a very bad culture of child abuse. It’s all extremely sad.

It is just a matter of time before the NSW Police charge Pastor Brian Houston with similar criminal offences of not reporting and concealing and sheltering a pedophile.

Maybe Pastor Brian Houston will be charged after the head of NSW Police Superintendent Andrew Scipione, a personal friend of Brian, who attends Hillsong Church in Baulkham Hills, retires in August.

Brian Houston is very good at working the politicians.

Brian is a very street-smart and astute cards player in the game of life. 

Brian has played almost all his Aces.

Even the political influence and maneuverings of the Church of Rome hasn’t been able to save its own.

When Brian plays his last cards even the elite and very expensive law firm Mallesons won’t be able to save him.

He’ll be hung out to dry like all the pedophiles and pedophile protectors before him.

What is worse, a pedophile or a pedophile protector. To me they’re the same thing: Scum. 

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The life of Brian

The life of Brian. About to change soon.

 

Adelaide Roman Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson

Adelaide Roman Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson. Charged by NSW Police for concealing a pedophile.

Here is the article in yesterday’s paper about the errant Archbishop Philip Wilson.

Archbishop Philip Wilson has aspirations to be a big player in Rome like Archbishop Pell before him, who as the Archbishop of Sydney was accused of pedophilia as a young priest by two men but vehemently denied it, as they do.

Archbishop Pell to escape the heat of these allegations and other pedophile heat in the Sydney Roman priest ranks, took up a high office in Rome.

He’s now made many enemies in the Vatican in a crusade to clean up the Vatican’s finances and been accused of misusing Roman funds on a lavish lifestyle and expensive renovations to his apartments. Sound familiar.

Brian Houston and these Roman priests are spiritual and moral brothers.

 

ABC New on-line

Adelaide Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson has been charged with concealing child sexual abuse.

The charges relate to Hunter region paedophile priest Jim Fletcher, who worked with the Archbishop in NSW in the 1970s.

Archbishop Wilson announced in a statement he would take leave from his position after being notified of the charges filed against him by NSW Police.

The NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into the Maitland Catholic Diocese recommended that a senior church official be charged over the matter, although the report did not name the official.

NSW Police said its operation, Strike Force Lantle, launched in 2010, investigated allegations of concealment of serious offences related to child abuse by clergy “formerly and currently attached to the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese of the Catholic Church”.

They alleged that Archbishop Wilson, 64, concealed a serious offence.

He is due to appear in the Newcastle Local Court on April 30.

Archbishop Wilson is a former Bishop of Wollongong, where he was known as a “healing bishop” for his handling of child-abuse scandals.

Important day for Australia: child abuse victim

A victim of Fletcher, Peter Gogarty, said he felt overwhelming relief that a police investigation had resulted in charges against the Catholic Archbishop.

“I think it’s a very, very important day for Australia, that we’ve now had someone in such a high position charged,” Mr Gogarty said.

“I hasten to add, everyone in this country is entitled to the presumption of innocence, but…the fact that our legal system has decided to charge someone this senior is enormously significant.”

 

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The Fire of God

Frank Houston

Frank Houston with young man at early Hillsong. The homosexual Frank sneaking in a little masked homo hug. Pastor Frank Houston founder of Hillsong was a personification of evil. Frank Houston was a lifelong secret pedophile and secret homosexual.

Donald Elley of Bellingen August 15, 2021

Donald Elley

I wrote this article and first published it on this site on November 10, 2015

Donald Elley of Bellingen November 10, 2015

“Pastor” Frank Houston was a pedophile who used Christian ministry as a cloak, disguise and instrument to access little boys and young males.

Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, Frank thought it was the perfect disguise to access his prey. This is a common tactic of pedophiles.

Frank Houston groomed good, trusting, wholesome New Zealand and Australian Christian families, then secretly accessed, assaulted and sexually abused their innocent, young boys.

Frank Houston’s preferred pedophile victims were little boys and young males. So by clinical psychological definition he was a pedophile. A pedophile sexually abuses children aged under 13, even babies.

In his criminal pedophile mind, Frank Houston calculated that being a Christian pastor provided the safest and easiest access to innocent little Christian boys.

Innocent little boys and young males were the object of his evil pedophile desires.

Christian ministry provided ongoing access to children, with the least chance of being caught out.

The pedophile mind works like this.

A pedophile’s primary motivation and satisfaction in life is to try to satisfy his, or her, insatiable inner sexual lusts for children and minors.

In my last blog I explained how Frank Houston was a pedophile who used Christian ministry as a cloak, instrument and disguise to gain access to good kind godly trusting Christian families and to sexually assault their little boys and young males.

I explained how the mind and psyche of a pedophile works.

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Frank Houston early 1980s The most evil and corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago. 

Frank Houston selected a vocation in Christian ministry because he thought that Christian ministry is the best and the safest occupation and profession in which to operate as a pedophile and not be caught and sent to jail or worse.

Nobody, especially in the more innocent pre-1990s, would have expected Frank Houston to be a secret hardened evil pedophile.

It is very unlikely Frank would have gotten away with this type of behaviour today.

I write “innocent” because in the 1940s to 1970s, when Frank Houston was very active as a pedophile, there wasn’t the societal consciousness, or the educational and social awareness, about child sexual abuse that there is today.

Nor were there child protections such as police clearances, as common procedural practice, prior to people being employed in fields where children could easily be accessed and sexually abused.

And even today, after all the scandals of the past 25 years in all Christian denominations, Christian pastors, except Roman Catholic priests, are still some of the most trusted people in society.

Could a better foil or cover for a pedophile be found than that of a Christian pastor in the 1940s when Frank Houston trained as a Salvation Army Captain at the age of 18?

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The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s.

Could a better foil or cover for a pedophile be found than that of an Assemblies of God pastor in the 1950s to 1970s in New Zealand when Frank Houston was a leading Assemblies of God pastor aged in his 30s, 40s and 50s?

Frank was head of the New Zealand AOG from 1965 to 1977.

Could a better foil or cover for a pedophile be found than that of an Australian AOG pastor in the 1980s when Frank Houston was a Sydney Pentecostal evangelist and leading pastor aged in his 60s?

At heart a pedophile is a coward who will scurry away into a dark corner if they feel they may be found out.

A pedophile also has a large range of ploys and strategies to keep their victims quiet, ranging from threats of violence to statements like what boy victim AHA said Frank Houston said it him.

One of the things Frank Houston said to boy victim AHA was “Even if you tell people, they won’t believe you because I’m a famous evangelist. Who would they believe? You or me?”.

This is the criminal mind of a pedophile talking. They’re talking from within their den or nest which has layers and layers of well thought out decoys, shields, cob-webs and protection.

The Western Australian slang word for pedophiles is rock spider.

Rock spider. Jail name for pedophile. Origin: Western Australia jail slang.

Rock spider. Jail name for pedophile. Origin: Western Australia jail slang.

The reason for the name rock-spider is that pedophiles like little kids cracks. Many pedophiles do lots of darker things than to touch children. Pedophiles are child rapists and amongst the worst human beings ever on the planet.

That’s why pedophiles are at the bottom of the jail hierarchy and inmates persecute and torment them. Even felons know that pedophiles are the low of the low.

By 1965, Frank Houston was way too far into his cover as a Christian pastor to change his cover and disguise.

From the 1940s, Frank Houston had embarked on a really dark and demonic series of very serious assaults on little boys and teen males.

In rapid succession in the 1940s to 1970s, the pedophile Frank Houston sexually abused over 400 little boys and young teens. Maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

This is a projection of mine based on an enormous body of evidence I’ve collected on Frank Houston. Everything is published on this site except private conversations, mainly by email, with various victims, their supporters and others. But there is little I know that will help the reader understand Frank Houston, Brian Houston and the Hillsong organisation that I haven’t shared on this site.

The known victims of this out-of-control pedophile spree conducted by the pedophile Frank Houston in the 1940s to 1970s included at least 17 boys aged 7 to 12.

There were at least six known boy victims when Frank was pastor at Lower Hutt AOG.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Frank Houston sexually abused WNZ1 (my code name) and he sexually abused at least two other boys at a home bible group he was leading in another Wellington suburb.

The Bible study was being held in WNZ1’s parent’s home. The boys were aged about 11. He snuck down the corridor into WNZ1’s bedroom, pretending be going to use the bathroom, and sexually abused him in his childhood bed.

In 1971 and 1972, the pedophile Frank Houston sexually abused SA1 (my code name) and at least two to three other little boys at Klemzeig Assemblies of God (AoG) Youth Camps at Cudlee Creek near Adelaide South Australia.

SA1 wrote in his statement to the Australian Royal Commission into Child Abuse that the epicentre of the sexual abuse of little boys was the male toilet block.

SA1 saw the pedophile Frank Houston come out of the toilet block with another boy. The pedophile Frank Houston had an erection.

It is possible there were numerous little boys sexually abused by Frank Houston at these AOG Youth Camps at Cudlee Creek in 1971 and 1972.

In the early 1970s, Frank sexually abused teen ANZ1 (my code name) at a hotel room in Auckland, New Zealand. He lured him there on the pretext of helping ANZ1 with some problems. Then he sexually abused him. ANZ1 later suicided because of the negative impact of this sexual abuse by the pedophile Frank Houston on his life.

In the 1970s, Frank Houston sexually abused Peter Fowler who was aged 15, while head pastor at Lower Hutt AOG and head of the New Zealand AOG. This abuse occurred in a motel room. I don’t know how he got Peter there. Frank would have thought of a way to lure him there.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s the pedophile Frank Houston sexually abused Royal Commission boy victim AHA (Brett Sengstock) at Brett’s parent’s apartment in Coogee Beach Sydney. Frank was an honoured guest of Brett’ss parents. A famous evangelist who they felt privileged to host.

Edit August 15, 2021: There are more known victims since this article. Please see my article “Pastor Frank Houston founder of Hillsong. Frank Houston’s pedophile activities.” I republish this article regularly or google the title.

These are only the victims we know about. The tip of the iceberg. From Frank Houston’s known assaults and behaviour, I believe there are a lot more victims. Probably over 400. Maybe over 1000. May 200 plus. Plus there are thousands of victims of masked homosexual and masked pedophile behaviour by the pedophile and homosexual Frank Houston.

Even the pedophile Frank Houston himself said to his son Brian, after he admitted in 1999 to having committed pedophile crimes, “I was very active at the time”. He was referring to the 1960s and 1970s.

Very active. How active? We may never know.

As Pastor Brian Houston said to the Sydney media, after he appeared at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, “We may never know the number of victims”.

The average pedophile abuses 250 children in their lifetime. Staggering. Sad. Extremely sick.

By 1965, the pedophile Frank Houston, who was using the Christian ministry as a cloak for his pedophile activities, was now way too far in to go back. Frank had to continue his pretence and act as a Christian pastor until the bitter end.

By 1977, when Frank moved his family to Sydney, Australia from Wellington, New Zealand, he was a criminal pedophile on the run.

In Sydney, Frank shared with everyone that God gave him a vision of the souls of Sydney like wheat-fields swaying in the breeze ripe for harvest. The souls of men waiting for the Christian evangelist Frank Houston.

It wasn’t the souls of men he had in mind. I believe by conjecture that his purpose for going to Sydney was four-fold.

Firstly to escape the heat of protests to police about his pedophilia attacks on little boys and young males in New Zealand in the 1960s and 1970s.

Secondly, Frank chose Darlinghurst because he thought he’d fit in well there unnoticed amongst all the gays and deviancy there.

Thirdly, Frank knew that in Darlinghurst he could visit gay brothels where young males were available, When he couldn’t find fresh victims. I’m truly sorry to put it this way but lesbians and homosexuals have a term for it: “fresh meat”. In fact, to many homosexuals and lesbians, it’s the thrill of the chase and the challenge of initiating the uninitiated, that really turns them on.

Many heterosexual males also enjoy “the thrill of the chase”. This is a sad aspect of the fallen human condition.

The fourth reason Frank chose Darlinghurst was because he was already under attack from the conservative and wise Australian Assemblies of God establishment who’d heard Frank Houston had committed pedophile offences in New Zealand from the Executive of the New Zealand AOG and they didn’t want a deviate pedophile pastor in their midst. So they excluded him.

Undeterred the criminal pedophile Frank Houston chose a Sydney suburb where there was no AOG Church. Frank distanced himself from his attackers and accused them of being territorial and jealous. I heard him talk like this in the 1980s at CLC Darlinghurst about the AOG establishment in Australia.

In fact, in the pedophile Frank Houston’s territory anyone who questioned him about his authority and leadership, and especially about pedophile allegation, was swiftly and aggressively shown the door.

This modus operandi had been adopted throughout his life by his son Pastor Brian Houston. Any dissenters at Hillsong are quickly shown the door. At Hillsong there’s an “Us and them” mentality, which is a very immature psychological attitude to have in life.

By 1980, Frank Houston was now under incredible attack. The prophet Pastor Philip Powell was out to expose the pedophile Frank Houston to the world. He’d been hounding him since the late 1970s. In the 1980s he really turned up the temperature of his attacks.

The pedophile Frank Houston’s response was to go all out and build as big a defence fortress as possible.

Frank decided “to grow” Christian Life Centre (CLC) Darlinghurst into a mega-church.

The pedophile Frank Houston shared with the congregation at CLC Darlinghurst that he had a vision for over 100 churches, all connected to CLC Darlinghurst.

He went all out to raise up as many young men as possible as preachers and evangelists. Frank knew that the more young men who believed in him, the more they’d defend him. And this was the case.

Gary Canham- now a pastor in Victoria, Sean Stanton- now on the ACC Executive and a pastor in the ACT, Australia, Trevor King, Geoff Bullock, Peter Laughton- who was seriously sexually abused by the pedophile and homosexual Frank Houston in his early 20s in the early 1980s, his son Brian- current Head of Hillsong International, Terry Appel- now a pastor in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Paul de Jong- Head Pastor of Life Church, Auckland, New Zealand, Tony Venn-Brown, Pat Mesiti- Tony Venn-Brown’s assistant, Laurie Murphy- pastor of Hillsong Glebe Outreach Church, and a friend of mine since 1981, Phil Thwaites and many others. These young men were all known at CLC Darlinghurst as “The Bishop’s Boys”.

The pedophile Frank Houston was affectionately called, “The Bishop”. It wasn’t a serious term but he was regarded with affection. He conned us all.

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Sean Stanton

Pastor Sean and Linda Stanton. Met and married at CLC Darlinghurst. One of “The Bishop’s Boys”. A pastor since the early 1980s. Raised to the ministry by the criminal pedophile Frank Houston. South African of origin. Pastor in the ACT Australia. On the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) Executive. The ACC is the new name for the Australian AoG since 2007.

Pastor Gary Canham

Pastor Gary Canham. Frank’s administrator at CLC Darlinghurst. Loyal and hard-working. One of “The Bishop’s Boys”. A strong supporter and defender of Frank Houston in the 1980s.

“Pastor” Brian Houston. Current CEO of Hillsong International  The pedophile Frank Houston’s only church-going son. Almost certainly sexually abused by his pedophile dad as a lad in the 1960s. Protected his dad from criminal charges and prison. Awaiting criminal charges recommended by the Australian Royal Commission for not reporting and harbouring a pedophile, his old extremely corrupt dad, the criminal pedophile Frank Houston.

Trevor King. Very talented musician. Frank Houston's Music Director at CLC darlinghurst. One of

Trevor King. Very talented musician. Frank Houston’s Music Director at CLC Darlinghurst. One of “The Bishops Boys”.

Naughty “Pastor” Pat Mesiti. Renowned for serial adultery, including having sex with prostitutes on a Hillsong credit card while a very famous Hillsong Youth Alive evangelist. Frank and Brian Houston taught him well.

gay rights boys

Gay rights boys. Former Hillsong pastor and evangelist Tony Venn-Brown and gay pal.

Hi there. i'm gay.

Former famous Hillsong Youth Evangelist. One of “The Bishop’s Boys”. Pat Mesiti’s mentor. Now as camp as a row of tents.

Geoff Bullock. Famous Christian singer and musician. More a

Geoff Bullock. Famous Christian singer and musician. More a “Brian’s Boy” but he was one of “The Bishop’s Boys”. Brian later trashed Geoff.

Phil Pringle. CEO of C3 International. Now a doctor. Regarded the pedophile Frank Houston as his spiritual father.

Phil Pringle. CEO of C3 International. Now a Doctor. Regarded the pedophile Frank Houston as his spiritual father.

Pastor Terry Appel. Brickie turned the Lord's soldier.

The likeable Pastor Terry Appel. Brickie turned the Lord’s soldier. Head deacon at CLC Darlinghurst. A long-time AoG/ ACC pastor on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Paul and Maree de Jong

Paul and Maree de Jong. Head pastors of Life Church Auckland. Paul was one of the pedophile Frank Houston’s favourite “Bishop’s Boys”.  I’m not implying Paul was sexually abused by Frank Houston. I’m not aware of anyone else in leadership at CLC Darlinghurst who was sexually abused by the pedophile and homosexual Frank Houston apart from Peter Laughton. Dave Sayers and I were homosexually abused by Frank Houston in a low-level way in two separate incidents, but it was still ugly and still criminal assault and criminal abuse.

Pastor Frank houston, Brian's dad. Lifelong secret pedophile. Eyes as black as Hades.

The pedophile “Pastor” Frank Houston, Brian’s dad. Lifelong secret pedophile and homosexual. Eyes as black as Hades.

The creation of a religious monster:

Out of hatred for humanity, hatred of himself and hatred towards Almighty God, the pedophile Frank Houston decided to go all out and create a monster, a ghoulish organisation from hell, a machination of satanic majesty, to torment and harass mankind. That is a full-on large Christian organisation within which he could hide, defend himself in, and still continue his homosexual pedophile past-times.

This was also a rock-spider pedophile ploy to build as large a defensive nest as possible for his own protection.

A pedophile is the ultimate pathological narcissist, who will only act for himself. He has no genuine feelings for other people. No genuine feelings for his own family. No genuine feelings for his sons. No genuine feelings for his daughters. No genuine feelings for his faithful and trusting wife.

We can see how Frank Houston’s seed or spawn, so-called “Pastor” Brian Houston, is similarly pathological in his scorn for mankind.

A mark of a Christian pastor is that he’ll help the victims of life, the downtrodden and dispossessed of the earth.

Hillsong do this in limited ways to make themselves look good and worthy, but, as I have shown many times, Hillsong church is just a cash-cow for the Houstons, their off-spring and the Hillsong pastors to milk. A Christian pyramid scheme whereby the currency is cash and the souls of men are traded with abandon and without control.

In fact the juggernaut the pedophile Frank Houston created when he birthed Hillsong, in liaison with Lucifer, is getting more and more out-of-control each day.

One day it will fall apart and collapse.

In fact both Satan and Frank Houston want it to.

The more carnage and destruction of human souls, the better.

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ universal. Far greater than the Houstons. Far greater than Hillsong.

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ universal. Far greater than the Houstons. Far greater than Hillsong.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

The article below was written by me and published on this, my personal blog-site, on 26 October 2014.

I’ve published new photographs and added additional information to this article each time I republish it.

 

Geoff Bullock and Brian Houston

Geoff Bullock was at CLC Darlinghurst in the early 1980s. Geoff was a famous Hillsong head worship leader from the 1980s to 1990s.

 

Geoff Bullock. Once famous Christian singer and musician. Former Head Hillsong Worship Leader.

 

CLC Darlinghurst (Christian Life Centre) was the second name for Hillsong. The first name was Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre. The church was started in 1977 in Double Bay Sydney by Frank Houston.

 

The Sydney Morning Herald-Sat-16 July 1977

 

In 1983, Brian Houston, Frank’s younger son, one of five children, moved to Western Sydney.

 

Brian Houston worshipping God with his pedophile father Frank at early Hillsong in Darlinghurst, Sydney in the early 1980s.

 

Brian took Geoff Bullock as his worship leader.

The church started in Greystances Public School near Parramatta. In 1984 it moved to Baulkham Hills Public School. The church experienced rapid growth. It bought a warehouse in Baulkham, Hills and converted it to a church. This was common in those days on the late 80s to 1990s.

In the early 1990s, Brian set about building the current building in Baulkham Hills. Until 2019 it was the Hillsong headquarters. In 2019, Brian bought several floors of a building in New York City which is the current Hillsong international headquarters.

 

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CLC Darlinghurst (Early Hillsong name) musical. Peter Fitzgerald, Peter Laughton and Geoff Bullock were involved in writing and producing

 

Blog article of 26 October 2014.

 

“The king is dead, long live the King”

 

“And the Bishop said to the altar boy: “Come, sit on my lap”.

 

Pastor Frank Houston was the King and the Bishop at Christian Life Centre, Darlinghurst in the 1980s and then at Waterloo from the late 1980s to 1998/99 when he retired.

 

Frank Houston. "I will never retire. I will die in the saddle".

Frank Houston. “I will never retire. I will die in the saddle”.

 

It eventuated that rather than being retired he was fired, and by his own son, now a King and Bishop in his own right.

Frank Houston’s offence: lifelong covert pedophilia and homosexuality while a prominent Assemblies of God clergy.

 

My name isn't Brian any more. I'm St Peter of the Holy Mount, Baulkham Hills. My father was called the "Bishop". Dad has retired. I'm greater than he. I'm now His eminence the Pope.

The life of Brian. My name isn’t Brian any more. I’m St Brain of the Holy Mount in Baulkham Hills, Sydney, Australia. Back in the day, my dad Frank was called the “Bishop”. Dad has been fired. I’m now far greater than Frank. I’m now His Eminence Pope Brain of Hillsong.

 

Christian Life Centre, Darlinghurst in the 1980s was loaded with heaps of talent.

Christian Life Centre, Darlinghurst was the first of many name changes of the current entity, ‘Hillsong City Campus’.

When we look at Christian Life Centre, Sydney, in the 1980s and Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophilia and homosexuality, it’s important to be objective.

Although Frank Houston did an unimaginable number of horrific deeds to innocent children, a lot of good has come out of CLC Darlinghurst.

The fruit of Frank’s life wasn’t all bad.

 

Pastor Frank Houston. One of his favourite sayings was "God is about church and people. I want you all to know that Hazel and i really love you all".

Pastor Frank Houston. “Friends, I want to let you into a secret today. Despite my thing about boys which was pretty bad, I’m not all bad. I’m one per cent good”.

 

Peter Aiton early CLC member in 1978:

“…I first attended Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre there were about 60-80 people when I started (as it was first known) in Feb 1978 when it was in Sherbrooke Hall in Double Bay until March 1982 at Darlinghurst, I made some long life friends I still see, I remember very well spending hour after hour, night after night cleaning & painting the Darlinghurst building along with many members at the time so we could move in and start the services it was the 3rd home for what was known as Sydney Christian Life Centre at that time, in the early days we all knew each other the church grew very fast.”

 

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Tony Talifero (left) with friends at CLC early 1980s. Tony and Liz Talifero had a deaf singing ministry there, which was very progressive for that time.

 

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Early Hillsong, then called CLC (Christian life Centre) Darlinghurst.

 

Here are some of the leading lights at CLC Darlinghurst who became pastors and some very talented musos and poets.

 

Pastors, musos and poets

 

Pastor Jeff Beecham

Successful evangelist for decades.

Identified with End-Time preacher Barry Smith and used his teachings in the 1980s.

 

Barry Smith- End-time preacher.

 

Organised ‘Catch The Fire’ meetings with the Arnotts in the 1990s.

Died last year in his new home, America.

 

Jeff Beacham. A real nice guy.

Jeff Beacham. Warrior for the Lord.

Jeff Beacham in CLC church fun run 1980s

 

Pastor Laurie Murphy

 

Laurie and Heather Murphy early 1980s

 

Pastor of Hillsong City, Glebe Outreach Church, Sydney for decades.

Laurie is a great guy and a personal friend of mine.

He keeps trying to kill himself on motorbikes.

We worked closely together at CLC Darlinghurst in the 1980s among the down and outs of Inner City Sydney plus Uni students etc.

 

Laurie and Heather Murphy today.

 

Pastor Sean Stanton

 

Sean and Linda Stanton early 1980s.

 

ACC (Australian Christian Churches pastor and teacher. Now in Queensland.

On the ACC National Executive.

Got quite a bit of air-time in the pulpit at CLC Darlinghurst.

One of Frank’s boys. (PS. spiritual boys).

 

Sean Stanton

Sean and Linda Stanton

 

Pastor Paul de Jong

 

Paul de Jong CLC Youth Pastor.

 

Paul de Jong was CLC Youth Pastor. Frank knew the De Jong family from New Zealand and brought Paul over.

One of Frank’s golden boys (spiritual again).

Now prominent in Auckland as a pastor.

There seems to be a trend with hair-loss.

Pastor of “Life” Church, Auckland. That’s the shortest CLC/ Hillsong name change yet. Go Paul.

 

Paul and Maree de Jong

Paul and Maree de Jong

 

Trevor King

Very talented musician. Last sighted by me in Auckland, NZ.

Some years ago, I attended my parent’s church, Howick Presbyterian Church, one of New Zealand’s more successful Presbyterian Churches.

Its quite a big church by Presbyterian standards. I couldn’t see who was playing amazing piano. I thought it sounded like Trevor; and it was him. Still cheeky, perky and talented.

Fine head of hair. Looking good Trevor.

Trevor King

Trevor King

 

Geoff Bullock

Also extremely talented. Pioneered early Hillsong music at Baulkham Hills with Brian.

Still ministering.

Geoff Bullock

Geoff Bullock

Geoff Bullock 2

 

Pastor Terry Appel

Terry Appel early 1980s.

 

Northern Beaches, Sydney. Pastor of Christian Life Centre Mona Vale. Good hearted and successful.

Brickie turned the Lord’s soldier.

It’s good to see a CLC church that hasn’t had a name change, or multiple name changes.

What’s wrong with Christian Life Centre and what’s wrong with The Assemblies of God, which is one of the oldest and most successful Pentecostal Churches on the planet.

Why call it Australian Christian Churches?

I liked it when T.L. Osbourne said at Darlinghurst in about 1984, we should call CLC “Christian Love Centre”.

Best hair coverage yet.

 

Pastor Terry Appel. Brickie turned the Lord's soldier.

 

Pastor Gary Canham

Pastor of Northside Church, Bundoora, Victoria.

Gary was Frank’s business manager at CLC Darlinghurst. He was then an AOG missionary in Eastern Europe sent out by Frank.

Gary returned to Australia to pastor.

Always enthusiastic, very polite and kind-hearted. One of nature’s gentlemen. Like the hair-style Gary.

 

Pastor Gary Canham

Pastor Gary Canham

 

Pastor Brian Houston

Brian Houston on left in CLC church pantomime early 1980s.

 

The jury’s out on Brian, or may be out one day trying to decide if he’s guilty of hiding and failing to report his old pedo dad.

Guilty or not, it’s not very Christian to turn your back on the victims of the AOG/ ACC/ CLC/ Hillsong victims of abuse. Poor form Brian. Not Christian.

Receding hair-line. Hair transplants? No evidence of botox. Was Brian’s nose always that thin?

 

Pastor Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston. A troubled soul.

 

Pastor Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson and first family early 1980s.

 

Now living the dream in America, as a pastor.

Churches in Orange County and Santa Monica Beach, California.

Nice work Jonathan. Santa Monica is where I like to stay in my infrequent visits to LA. Love The Pier and watching the sights at Venice Beach nearby. Mailbu Beach up the coast. All good Jonathan.

 

Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson

with second wife

With second wife, Dianne

 

Jonathan Wilson’s first marriage fell over spectacularly in front of everyone in the 1990s. They married young and there were the usual problems.

Quite quickly soon after, Jonathan got entangled in a complex love quadrangle (new term) involving Jonathon, his daughter Besse and Dianne and Geoff, who were married.

I can’t recall the chronology, but the outcome was that Geoff and Besse got together, as did Jonathan and Dianne. All good. Life’s a beach.

 

Dr David Johnson head of IICM the CLC Bible College

David Johnson

David Johnson

 

David Johnson was a pastor and very talented classical violinist and orchestra conductor, Frank brought out from California.

David was brought out to set up the IICM church bible college. The full name was International Institute for Creative Ministries.

Here was a talent if honoured and used properly could do great things.

I think Frank was threatened by David and when David tried to question things to improve them, Frank cast him off.

See my blog article “Pastor Frank Houston. Part 13. Dr David Johnson- Frank Houston’s biggest hatchet job”, posted on 16 February 2013.

After being dismissed by Frank, Rev Gordon Moyes of the mega Wesley Methodist Church snapped him up. Wesley Methodist has the biggest welfare system in the Southern Hemisphere and a Bible College.

This is one of the main reasons I left CLC. I didn’t like Frank’s hatchet job on Ian Carlisle, who was struggling and his own son in law. When Frank did a severe hatchet job on David Johnson that was it for me.

David later returned to California.

 

Steve Coleman musician

Steve Coleman (on left) and Steve Atkins

Steve Coleman was one of the early CLC musicians who sang solos and played the guitar.

Steve liked singing Jackson Brown’s song, “I’ll be your handyman”.

Steve Coleman was convicted for pedophile acts against young girls.

 

Michael Driscoll

Michael Driscoll went back on heroin and died in Ireland a long time back. Suicide.

Michael was in Ireland trying to reconnect with his Irish, poetic and musical roots.

 

Michael Driscoll with Brett Whitely

Michael Driscoll with Brett Whiteley

 

Michael and Brett Whiteley were artistic soul-mates, and along with Wendy Whiteley, Brett’s wife, were heroin buddies.

Brett Whiteley was one of Australia’s greatest modern painters in the 1969s to 1980s. He died from a heroin overdose, alone in a motel in a Southern part of Sydney.

Michael became a Christian in 1981 through the influence of Jonathan Page and others.

Michael tried to convert Brett Whiteley but was unsuccessful.

Michael wrote a poetry book “Desert Rose”, with poems on the Australian Outback themes and Brett illustrated it.

Managing Michael Driscoll, when he was a home fellowship leader under my leadership, required the patience of Job and the love of Almighty God in big doses.

It wasn’t Michael’s fault. He came from a privileged background, was very complex, had a sense of entitlement, was extremely talented musically, in poetry and to a lesser degree in painting, and was in recovery from heroin abuse.

 

A sketch of Michael Driscoll by Brett Whitely for a gig, before Michael was a Christian,

A sketch of Michael Driscoll by Brett Whitely for a gig, before Michael was a Christian,

 

Michael was very zealous for God and led a lot of people, who others couldn’t reach, to Christ.

Michael was a bit of a Christian pied piper and had an eclectic following.

He was big on casting out of demons for a time. A lot of people coming off heavy stuff needed it.

Michael and his band, including Rick Jelliffe and Peter Fitz, put out a Christian Album in 1981. I can’t remember the name of the album but I think it had a sketch by Brett Whitely? on the front cover. Was it “Reel to Real”?

I could write a whole article on Michael and maybe I should. I’d probably need Rick Jelliffe’s help.

Michael had a good heart despite his complexities, which is normal for an artist of his talent. I handled Michael patiently and we had some great times in the home fellowships etc.

Michael found it hard to relate to Frank and his ways. Maybe he sensed something wasn’t right.

 

Bob Harris

 

Bob Harris was another talented artist who became a Christian in the early 1980s. In this case, a published poet who won awards. He died in 1994. Heart issues.

Michael and Bob were both home fellowship leaders under my leadership in the early 1980s.

 

Terry Darmody

Terry Darmody performing at Naphtali Cafe, a Christian cafe in Chatswood 1984.

 

Terry Darmody (on the right)

Terry Darmody (on the right)

 

The loveable Terry

The loveable Terry

 

Terry (middle)

Terry (middle)

 

Terry and his wife, Deidre, attend Hillsong Glebe Outreach Church. Laurie and Heather Murphy are the pastors.

Terry is still doing a gospel slot on Radio Skid row. He’s been doing it for over 30 years. A faithful servant of the Lord.

A very talented gospel muso. Go Terry.

Terry’s knowledge of old gospel music is encyclopaedic.

Also a home group leader under me in the 1980s.

Terry used to fall asleep when I was leading the bible study so I figured the only way to keep him awake was to make him a leader.

 

Tony Venn-Brown

Tony Venn-Brown was a successful AOG evangelist who went out from CLC Darlinghurst to do great things.

Tony left his wife and children and went gay.

 

Hi there. i'm gay.

Fruity. “Hi there. I’m Tony and I’m gay”.

 

gay rights boys

Gay rights bros

Tony has some kind of Christian gay rights thing going.

I read somewhere he believes the Church will eventually accept gay marriage and the right to be gay at some time in the future.

Tony thinks it will happen maybe in 30 years, after his life-time. Come on Tony, you can live to 90. (P.S. watch the HIV though)

 

Sorry if I missed you

I can’t think of anyone else from the CLC Darlinghurst days who is a pastor, successful muso, poet or famous or infamous.

If you think you’re amazing or important and I missed you out, don’t worry. I didn’t make it on to the list. Missed the pastor gig, only got to grade 3 piano and my poetry is for readings at the Bellingen Poetry club.

 

me.

Me. Donald Elley. On Bondi Beach this winter in the cold. All year swimmer. See all you baldies, I’ve still got my hair.

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ universal. Far greater than the Houstons. Far greater than Hillsong.

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ universal. Far greater than the Houstons. Far greater than Hillsong.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

The article below was written by me and published on this, my personal blog-site, on 26 October 2014.

I’ve published new photographs and added additional information to this article each time I republish it.

 

Geoff Bullock and Brian Houston

Geoff Bullock was at CLC Darlinghurst in the early 1980s. Geoff was a famous Hillsong head worship leader from the 1980s to 1990s.

 

Geoff Bullock. Once famous Christian singer and musician. Former Head Hillsong Worship Leader.

 

CLC Darlinghurst (Christian Life Centre) was the second name for Hillsong. The first name was Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre. The church was started in 1977 in Double Bay Sydney by Frank Houston.

 

The Sydney Morning Herald-Sat-16 July 1977

 

In 1983, Brian Houston, Frank’s younger son, one of five children, moved to Western Sydney.

 

Brian Houston worshipping God with his pedophile father Frank at early Hillsong in Darlinghurst, Sydney in the early 1980s.

 

Brian took Geoff Bullock as his worship leader.

The church started in Greystances Public School near Parramatta. In 1984 it moved to Baulkham Hills Public School. The church experienced rapid growth. It bought a warehouse in Baulkham, Hills and converted it to a church. This was common in those days on the late 80s to 1990s.

In the early 1990s, Brian set about building the current building in Baulkham Hills. Until 2019 it was the Hillsong headquarters. In 2019, Brian bought several floors of a building in New York City which is the current Hillsong international headquarters.

 

CLC

CLC Darlinghurst (Early Hillsong name) musical. Peter Fitzgerald, Peter Laughton and Geoff Bullock were involved in writing and producing

 

Blog article of 26 October 2014.

 

“The king is dead, long live the King”

 

“And the Bishop said to the altar boy: “Come, sit on my lap”.

 

Pastor Frank Houston was the King and the Bishop at Christian Life Centre, Darlinghurst in the 1980s and then at Waterloo from the late 1980s to 1998/99 when he retired.

 

Frank Houston. "I will never retire. I will die in the saddle".

Frank Houston. “I will never retire. I will die in the saddle”.

 

It eventuated that rather than being retired he was fired, and by his own son, now a King and Bishop in his own right.

Frank Houston’s offence: lifelong covert pedophilia and homosexuality while a prominent Assemblies of God clergy.

 

My name isn't Brian any more. I'm St Peter of the Holy Mount, Baulkham Hills. My father was called the "Bishop". Dad has retired. I'm greater than he. I'm now His eminence the Pope.

The life of Brian. My name isn’t Brian any more. I’m St Brain of the Holy Mount in Baulkham Hills, Sydney, Australia. Back in the day, my dad Frank was called the “Bishop”. Dad has been fired. I’m now far greater than Frank. I’m now His Eminence Pope Brain of Hillsong.

 

Christian Life Centre, Darlinghurst in the 1980s was loaded with heaps of talent.

Christian Life Centre, Darlinghurst was the first of many name changes of the current entity, ‘Hillsong City Campus’.

When we look at Christian Life Centre, Sydney, in the 1980s and Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophilia and homosexuality, it’s important to be objective.

Although Frank Houston did an unimaginable number of horrific deeds to innocent children, a lot of good has come out of CLC Darlinghurst.

The fruit of Frank’s life wasn’t all bad.

 

Pastor Frank Houston. One of his favourite sayings was "God is about church and people. I want you all to know that Hazel and i really love you all".

Pastor Frank Houston. “Friends, I want to let you into a secret today. Despite my thing about boys which was pretty bad, I’m not all bad. I’m one per cent good”.

 

Peter Aiton early CLC member in 1978:

“…I first attended Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre there were about 60-80 people when I started (as it was first known) in Feb 1978 when it was in Sherbrooke Hall in Double Bay until March 1982 at Darlinghurst, I made some long life friends I still see, I remember very well spending hour after hour, night after night cleaning & painting the Darlinghurst building along with many members at the time so we could move in and start the services it was the 3rd home for what was known as Sydney Christian Life Centre at that time, in the early days we all knew each other the church grew very fast.”

 

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Tony Talifero (left) with friends at CLC early 1980s. Tony and Liz Talifero had a deaf singing ministry there, which was very progressive for that time.

 

CLC

Early Hillsong, then called CLC (Christian life Centre) Darlinghurst.

 

Here are some of the leading lights at CLC Darlinghurst who became pastors and some very talented musos and poets.

 

Pastors, musos and poets

 

Pastor Jeff Beecham

Successful evangelist for decades.

Identified with End-Time preacher Barry Smith and used his teachings in the 1980s.

 

Barry Smith- End-time preacher.

 

Organised ‘Catch The Fire’ meetings with the Arnotts in the 1990s.

Died last year in his new home, America.

 

Jeff Beacham. A real nice guy.

Jeff Beacham. Warrior for the Lord.

Jeff Beacham in CLC church fun run 1980s

 

Pastor Laurie Murphy

 

Laurie and Heather Murphy early 1980s

 

Pastor of Hillsong City, Glebe Outreach Church, Sydney for decades.

Laurie is a great guy and a personal friend of mine.

He keeps trying to kill himself on motorbikes.

We worked closely together at CLC Darlinghurst in the 1980s among the down and outs of Inner City Sydney plus Uni students etc.

 

Laurie and Heather Murphy today.

 

Pastor Sean Stanton

 

Sean and Linda Stanton early 1980s.

 

ACC (Australian Christian Churches pastor and teacher. Now in Queensland.

On the ACC National Executive.

Got quite a bit of air-time in the pulpit at CLC Darlinghurst.

One of Frank’s boys. (PS. spiritual boys).

 

Sean Stanton

Sean and Linda Stanton

 

Pastor Paul de Jong

 

Paul de Jong CLC Youth Pastor.

 

Paul de Jong was CLC Youth Pastor. Frank knew the De Jong family from New Zealand and brought Paul over.

One of Frank’s golden boys (spiritual again).

Now prominent in Auckland as a pastor.

There seems to be a trend with hair-loss.

Pastor of “Life” Church, Auckland. That’s the shortest CLC/ Hillsong name change yet. Go Paul.

 

Paul and Maree de Jong

Paul and Maree de Jong

 

Trevor King

Very talented musician. Last sighted by me in Auckland, NZ.

Some years ago, I attended my parent’s church, Howick Presbyterian Church, one of New Zealand’s more successful Presbyterian Churches.

Its quite a big church by Presbyterian standards. I couldn’t see who was playing amazing piano. I thought it sounded like Trevor; and it was him. Still cheeky, perky and talented.

Fine head of hair. Looking good Trevor.

Trevor King

Trevor King

 

Geoff Bullock

Also extremely talented. Pioneered early Hillsong music at Baulkham Hills with Brian.

Still ministering.

Geoff Bullock

Geoff Bullock

Geoff Bullock 2

 

Pastor Terry Appel

Terry Appel early 1980s.

 

Northern Beaches, Sydney. Pastor of Christian Life Centre Mona Vale. Good hearted and successful.

Brickie turned the Lord’s soldier.

It’s good to see a CLC church that hasn’t had a name change, or multiple name changes.

What’s wrong with Christian Life Centre and what’s wrong with The Assemblies of God, which is one of the oldest and most successful Pentecostal Churches on the planet.

Why call it Australian Christian Churches?

I liked it when T.L. Osbourne said at Darlinghurst in about 1984, we should call CLC “Christian Love Centre”.

Best hair coverage yet.

 

Pastor Terry Appel. Brickie turned the Lord's soldier.

 

Pastor Gary Canham

Pastor of Northside Church, Bundoora, Victoria.

Gary was Frank’s business manager at CLC Darlinghurst. He was then an AOG missionary in Eastern Europe sent out by Frank.

Gary returned to Australia to pastor.

Always enthusiastic, very polite and kind-hearted. One of nature’s gentlemen. Like the hair-style Gary.

 

Pastor Gary Canham

Pastor Gary Canham

 

Pastor Brian Houston

Brian Houston on left in CLC church pantomime early 1980s.

 

The jury’s out on Brian, or may be out one day trying to decide if he’s guilty of hiding and failing to report his old pedo dad.

Guilty or not, it’s not very Christian to turn your back on the victims of the AOG/ ACC/ CLC/ Hillsong victims of abuse. Poor form Brian. Not Christian.

Receding hair-line. Hair transplants? No evidence of botox. Was Brian’s nose always that thin?

 

Pastor Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston. A troubled soul.

 

Pastor Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson and first family early 1980s.

 

Now living the dream in America, as a pastor.

Churches in Orange County and Santa Monica Beach, California.

Nice work Jonathan. Santa Monica is where I like to stay in my infrequent visits to LA. Love The Pier and watching the sights at Venice Beach nearby. Mailbu Beach up the coast. All good Jonathan.

 

Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson

with second wife

With second wife, Dianne

 

Jonathan Wilson’s first marriage fell over spectacularly in front of everyone in the 1990s. They married young and there were the usual problems.

Quite quickly soon after, Jonathan got entangled in a complex love quadrangle (new term) involving Jonathon, his daughter Besse and Dianne and Geoff, who were married.

I can’t recall the chronology, but the outcome was that Geoff and Besse got together, as did Jonathan and Dianne. All good. Life’s a beach.

 

Dr David Johnson head of IICM the CLC Bible College

David Johnson

David Johnson

 

David Johnson was a pastor and very talented classical violinist and orchestra conductor, Frank brought out from California.

David was brought out to set up the IICM church bible college. The full name was International Institute for Creative Ministries.

Here was a talent if honoured and used properly could do great things.

I think Frank was threatened by David and when David tried to question things to improve them, Frank cast him off.

See my blog article “Pastor Frank Houston. Part 13. Dr David Johnson- Frank Houston’s biggest hatchet job”, posted on 16 February 2013.

After being dismissed by Frank, Rev Gordon Moyes of the mega Wesley Methodist Church snapped him up. Wesley Methodist has the biggest welfare system in the Southern Hemisphere and a Bible College.

This is one of the main reasons I left CLC. I didn’t like Frank’s hatchet job on Ian Carlisle, who was struggling and his own son in law. When Frank did a severe hatchet job on David Johnson that was it for me.

David later returned to California.

 

Steve Coleman musician

Steve Coleman (on left) and Steve Atkins

Steve Coleman was one of the early CLC musicians who sang solos and played the guitar.

Steve liked singing Jackson Brown’s song, “I’ll be your handyman”.

Steve Coleman was convicted for pedophile acts against young girls.

 

Michael Driscoll

Michael Driscoll went back on heroin and died in Ireland a long time back. Suicide.

Michael was in Ireland trying to reconnect with his Irish, poetic and musical roots.

 

Michael Driscoll with Brett Whitely

Michael Driscoll with Brett Whiteley

 

Michael and Brett Whiteley were artistic soul-mates, and along with Wendy Whiteley, Brett’s wife, were heroin buddies.

Brett Whiteley was one of Australia’s greatest modern painters in the 1969s to 1980s. He died from a heroin overdose, alone in a motel in a Southern part of Sydney.

Michael became a Christian in 1981 through the influence of Jonathan Page and others.

Michael tried to convert Brett Whiteley but was unsuccessful.

Michael wrote a poetry book “Desert Rose”, with poems on the Australian Outback themes and Brett illustrated it.

Managing Michael Driscoll, when he was a home fellowship leader under my leadership, required the patience of Job and the love of Almighty God in big doses.

It wasn’t Michael’s fault. He came from a privileged background, was very complex, had a sense of entitlement, was extremely talented musically, in poetry and to a lesser degree in painting, and was in recovery from heroin abuse.

 

A sketch of Michael Driscoll by Brett Whitely for a gig, before Michael was a Christian,

A sketch of Michael Driscoll by Brett Whitely for a gig, before Michael was a Christian,

 

Michael was very zealous for God and led a lot of people, who others couldn’t reach, to Christ.

Michael was a bit of a Christian pied piper and had an eclectic following.

He was big on casting out of demons for a time. A lot of people coming off heavy stuff needed it.

Michael and his band, including Rick Jelliffe and Peter Fitz, put out a Christian Album in 1981. I can’t remember the name of the album but I think it had a sketch by Brett Whitely? on the front cover. Was it “Reel to Real”?

I could write a whole article on Michael and maybe I should. I’d probably need Rick Jelliffe’s help.

Michael had a good heart despite his complexities, which is normal for an artist of his talent. I handled Michael patiently and we had some great times in the home fellowships etc.

Michael found it hard to relate to Frank and his ways. Maybe he sensed something wasn’t right.

 

Bob Harris

 

Bob Harris was another talented artist who became a Christian in the early 1980s. In this case, a published poet who won awards. He died in 1994. Heart issues.

Michael and Bob were both home fellowship leaders under my leadership in the early 1980s.

 

Terry Darmody

Terry Darmody performing at Naphtali Cafe, a Christian cafe in Chatswood 1984.

 

Terry Darmody (on the right)

Terry Darmody (on the right)

 

The loveable Terry

The loveable Terry

 

Terry (middle)

Terry (middle)

 

Terry and his wife, Deidre, attend Hillsong Glebe Outreach Church. Laurie and Heather Murphy are the pastors.

Terry is still doing a gospel slot on Radio Skid row. He’s been doing it for over 30 years. A faithful servant of the Lord.

A very talented gospel muso. Go Terry.

Terry’s knowledge of old gospel music is encyclopaedic.

Also a home group leader under me in the 1980s.

Terry used to fall asleep when I was leading the bible study so I figured the only way to keep him awake was to make him a leader.

 

Tony Venn-Brown

Tony Venn-Brown was a successful AOG evangelist who went out from CLC Darlinghurst to do great things.

Tony left his wife and children and went gay.

 

Hi there. i'm gay.

Fruity. “Hi there. I’m Tony and I’m gay”.

 

gay rights boys

Gay rights bros

Tony has some kind of Christian gay rights thing going.

I read somewhere he believes the Church will eventually accept gay marriage and the right to be gay at some time in the future.

Tony thinks it will happen maybe in 30 years, after his life-time. Come on Tony, you can live to 90. (P.S. watch the HIV though)

 

Sorry if I missed you

I can’t think of anyone else from the CLC Darlinghurst days who is a pastor, successful muso, poet or famous or infamous.

If you think you’re amazing or important and I missed you out, don’t worry. I didn’t make it on to the list. Missed the pastor gig, only got to grade 3 piano and my poetry is for readings at the Bellingen Poetry club.

 

me.

Me. Donald Elley. On Bondi Beach this winter in the cold. All year swimmer. See all you baldies, I’ve still got my hair.

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ universal. Far greater than the Houstons. Far greater than Hillsong.

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ universal. Far greater than the Houstons. Far greater than Hillsong.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

The article below was written by me and published on this, my personal blog-site, on 26 October 2014.

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CLC Darlinghurst (Early Hillsong name) musical. Peter Fitzgerald, Peter Laughton and Geoff Bullock were involved in writing and producing

Blog article of 26 October 2014.

“The king is dead, long live the King”

“And the Bishop said to the altar boy: “Come, sit on my lap”.

 

Pastor Frank Houston was the King and the Bishop at Christian Life Centre, Darlinghurst in the 1980s and then at Waterloo from the late 1980s to 1998/99 when he retired.

Frank Houston. "I will never retire. I will die in the saddle".

Frank Houston. “I will never retire. I will die in the saddle”.

It eventuated that rather than being retired he was fired, and by his own son, now a King and Bishop in his own right.

Frank Houston’s offence: lifelong covert pedophilia and homosexuality while a prominent Assemblies of God clergy.

My name isn't Brian any more. I'm St Peter of the Holy Mount, Baulkham Hills. My father was called the "Bishop". Dad has retired. I'm greater than he. I'm now His eminence the Pope.

The life of Brian. My name isn’t Brian any more. I’m St Brain of the Holy Mount in Baulkham Hills, Sydney, Australia. Back in the day, my dad Frank was called the “Bishop”. Dad has been fired. I’m now far greater than Frank. I’m now His Eminence Pope Brain of Hillsong.

 

Christian Life Centre, Darlinghurst in the 1980s was loaded with heaps of talent.

Christian Life Centre, Darlinghurst was the first of many name changes of the current entity, ‘Hillsong City Campus’.

When we look at Christian Life Centre, Sydney, in the 1980s and Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophilia and homosexuality, it’s important to be objective.

Although Frank Houston did an unimaginable number of horrific deeds to innocent children, a lot of good has come out of CLC Darlinghurst.

The fruit of Frank’s life wasn’t all bad.

Pastor Frank Houston. One of his favourite sayings was "God is about church and people. I want you all to know that Hazel and i really love you all".

Pastor Frank Houston. “Friends, I want to let you into a secret today. Despite my thing about boys which was pretty bad, I’m not all bad. I’m one per cent good”.

Peter Aiton early CLC member in 1978:

“…I first attended Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre there were about 60-80 people when I started (as it was first known) in Feb 1978 when it was in Sherbrooke Hall in Double Bay until March 1982 at Darlinghurst, I made some long life friends I still see, I remember very well spending hour after hour, night after night cleaning & painting the Darlinghurst building along with many members at the time so we could move in and start the services it was the 3rd home for what was known as Sydney Christian Life Centre at that time, in the early days we all knew each other the church grew very fast.”

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Tony Talifero (left) with friends at CLC early 1980s. Tony and Liz Talifero had a deaf singing ministry there, which was very progressive for that time.

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Early Hillsong, then called CLC (Christian life Centre) Darlinghurst.

Here are some of the leading lights at CLC Darlinghurst who became pastors and some very talented musos and poets.

Pastors, musos and poets

Pastor Jeff Beecham

Successful evangelist for decades.

Identified with End-Time preacher Barry Smith and used his teachings in the 1980s.

Barry Smith- End-time preacher.

Organised ‘Catch The Fire’ meetings with the Arnotts in the 1990s.

Died last year in his new home, America.

Jeff Beacham. A real nice guy.

Jeff Beacham. Warrior for the Lord.

Jeff Beacham in CLC church fun run 1980s

Pastor Laurie Murphy

Laurie and Heather Murphy early 1980s

Pastor of Hillsong City, Glebe Outreach Church, Sydney for decades.

Laurie is a great guy and a personal friend of mine.

He keeps trying to kill himself on motorbikes.

We worked closely together at CLC Darlinghurst in the 1980s among the down and outs of Inner City Sydney plus Uni students etc.

Laurie and Heather Murphy today

Pastor Sean Stanton

Sean and Linda Stanton early 1980s.

ACC (Australian Christian Churches pastor and teacher. Now in Queensland.

On the ACC National Executive.

Got quite a bit of air-time in the pulpit at CLC Darlinghurst.

One of Frank’s boys. (PS. spiritual boys)

Sean Stanton

Sean and Linda Stanton

Pastor Paul de Jong

Paul de Jong CLC Youth Pastor

Paul de Jong was CLC Youth Pastor. Frank knew the De Jong family from New Zealand and brought Paul over.

One of Frank’s golden boys (spiritual again).

Now prominent in Auckland as a pastor.

There seems to be a trend with hair-loss.

Pastor of “Life” Church, Auckland. That’s the shortest CLC/ Hillsong name change yet. Go Paul.

Paul and Maree de Jong

Paul and Maree de Jong

Trevor King

Very talented musician. Last sighted by me in Auckland, NZ.

Some years ago, I attended my parent’s church, Howick Presbyterian Church, one of New Zealand’s more successful Presbyterian Churches.

Its quite a big church by Presbyterian standards. I couldn’t see who was playing amazing piano. I thought it sounded like Trevor; and it was him. Still cheeky, perky and talented.

Fine head of hair. Looking good Trevor.

Trevor King

Trevor King

Geoff Bullock

Also extremely talented. Pioneered early Hillsong music at Baulkham Hills with Brian.

Still ministering.

Geoff Bullock

Geoff Bullock

Geoff Bullock 2

Pastor Terry Appel

Terry Appel early 1980s

Northern Beaches, Sydney. Pastor of Christian Life Centre Mona Vale. Good hearted and successful.

Brickie turned the Lord’s soldier.

It’s good to see a CLC church that hasn’t had a name change, or multiple name changes.

What’s wrong with Christian Life Centre and what’s wrong with The Assemblies of God, which is one of the oldest and most successful Pentecostal Churches on the planet.

Why call it Australian Christian Churches?

I liked it when T.L. Osbourne said at Darlinghurst in about 1984, we should call CLC “Christian Love Centre”.

Best hair coverage yet.

Pastor Terry Appel. Brickie turned the Lord's soldier.

Pastor Gary Canham

Pastor of Northside Church, Bundoora, Victoria.

Gary was Frank’s business manager at CLC Darlinghurst. He was then an AOG missionary in Eastern Europe sent out by Frank.

Gary returned to Australia to pastor.

Always enthusiastic, very polite and kind-hearted. One of nature’s gentlemen. Like the hair-style Gary.

Pastor Gary Canham

Pastor Gary Canham

Pastor Brian Houston

Brian Houston on left in CLC church pantomime early 1980s.

The jury’s out on Brian, or may be out one day trying to decide if he’s guilty of hiding and failing to report his old pedo dad.

Guilty or not, it’s not very Christian to turn your back on the victims of the AOG/ ACC/ CLC/ Hillsong victims of abuse. Poor form Brian. Not Christian.

Receding hair-line. Hair transplants? No evidence of botox. Was Brian’s nose always that thin?

Pastor Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston. A troubled soul.

Pastor Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson and first family early 1980s.

Now living the dream in America, as a pastor.

Churches in Orange County and Santa Monica Beach, California.

Nice work Jonathan. Santa Monica is where I like to stay in my infrequent visits to LA. Love The Pier and watching the sights at Venice Beach nearby. Mailbu Beach up the coast. All good Jonathan.

Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson

with second wife

with second wife, Dianne

Jonathan Wilson’s first marriage fell over spectacularly in front of everyone in the 1990s. They married young and there were the usual problems.

Quite quickly soon after, Jonathan got entangled in a complex love quadrangle (new term) involving Jonathon, his daughter Besse and Dianne and Geoff, who were married.

I can’t recall the chronology, but the outcome was that Geoff and Besse got together, as did Jonathan and Dianne. All good. Life’s a beach.

Dr David Johnson head of IICM the CLC Bible College

David Johnson

David Johnson

David Johnson was a pastor and very talented classical violinist and orchestra conductor, Frank brought out from California.

David was brought out to set up the IICM church bible college. The full name was International Institute for Creative Ministries.

Here was a talent if honoured and used properly could do great things.

I think Frank was threatened by David and when David tried to question things to improve them, Frank cast him off.

See my blog article “Pastor Frank Houston. Part 13. Dr David Johnson- Frank Houston’s biggest hatchet job”, posted on 16 February 2013.

After being dismissed by Frank, Rev Gordon Moyes of the mega Wesley Methodist Church snapped him up. Wesley Methodist has the biggest welfare system in the Southern Hemisphere and a Bible College.

This is one of the main reasons I left CLC. I didn’t like Frank’s hatchet job on Ian Carlisle, who was struggling and his own son in law. When Frank did a severe hatchet job on David Johnson that was it for me.

David later returned to California.

Steve Coleman musician

Steve Coleman (on left) and Steve Atkins

Steve Coleman was one of the early CLC musicians who sang solos and played the guitar.

Steve liked singing Jackson Brown’s song, “I’ll be your handyman”.

Steve Coleman was convicted for pedophile acts against young girls.

Michael Driscoll

Michael Driscoll went back on heroin and died in Ireland a long time back. Suicide.

Michael was in Ireland trying to reconnect with his Irish, poetic and musical roots.

Michael Driscoll with Brett Whitely

Michael Driscoll with Brett Whiteley

Michael and Brett Whiteley were artistic soul-mates, and along with Wendy Whiteley, Brett’s wife, were heroin buddies.

Brett Whiteley was one of Australia’s greatest modern painters in the 1969s to 1980s. He died from a heroin overdose, alone in a motel in a Southern part of Sydney.

Michael became a Christian in 1981 through the influence of Jonathan Page and others.

Michael tried to convert Brett Whiteley but was unsuccessful.

Michael wrote a poetry book “Desert Rose”, with poems on the Australian Outback themes and Brett illustrated it.

Managing Michael Driscoll, when he was a home fellowship leader under my leadership, required the patience of Job and the love of Almighty God in big doses.

It wasn’t Michael’s fault. He came from a privileged background, was very complex, had a sense of entitlement, was extremely talented musically, in poetry and to a lesser degree in painting, and was in recovery from heroin abuse.

A sketch of Michael Driscoll by Brett Whitely for a gig, before Michael was a Christian,

A sketch of Michael Driscoll by Brett Whitely for a gig, before Michael was a Christian,

Michael was very zealous for God and led a lot of people, who others couldn’t reach, to Christ.

Michael was a bit of a Christian pied piper and had an eclectic following.

He was big on casting out of demons for a time. A lot of people coming off heavy stuff needed it.

Michael and his band, including Rick Jelliffe and Peter Fitz, put out a Christian Album in 1981. I can’t remember the name of the album but I think it had a sketch by Brett Whitely? on the front cover. Was it “Reel to Real”?

I could write a whole article on Michael and maybe I should. I’d probably need Rick Jelliffe’s help.

Michael had a good heart despite his complexities, which is normal for an artist of his talent. I handled Michael patiently and we had some great times in the home fellowships etc.

Michael found it hard to relate to Frank and his ways. Maybe he sensed something wasn’t right.

Bob Harris

Bob Harris was another talented artist who became a Christian in the early 1980s. In this case, a published poet who won awards. He died in 1994. Heart issues.

Michael and Bob were both home fellowship leaders under my leadership in the early 1980s.

Terry Darmody

Terry Darmody performing at Naphtali Cafe, a Christian cafe in Chatswood 1984.

Terry Darmody (on the right)

Terry Darmody (on the right)

The loveable Terry

The loveable Terry

Terry (middle)

Terry (middle)

Terry and his wife, Deidre, attend Hillsong Glebe Outreach Church. Laurie and Heather Murphy are the pastors.

Terry is still doing a gospel slot on Radio Skid row. He’s been doing it for over 30 years. A faithful servant of the Lord.

A very talented gospel muso. Go Terry.

Terry’s knowledge of old gospel music is encyclopaedic.

Also a home group leader under me in the 1980s.

Terry used to fall asleep when I was leading the bible study so I figured the only way to keep him awake was to make him a leader.

Tony Venn-Brown

Tony Venn-Brown was a successful AOG evangelist who went out from CLC Darlinghurst to do great things.

Tony left his wife and children and went gay.

Hi there. i'm gay.

Fruity. “Hi there. I’m Tony and I’m gay”.

gay rights boys

Gay rights bros

Tony has some kind of Christian gay rights thing going.

I read somewhere he believes the Church will eventually accept gay marriage and the right to be gay at some time in the future.

Tony thinks it will happen maybe in 30 years, after his life-time. Come on Tony, you can live to 90. (P.S. watch the HIV though)

Sorry if I missed you

I can’t think of anyone else from the CLC Darlinghurst days who is a pastor, successful muso, poet or famous or infamous.

If you think you’re amazing or important and I missed you out, don’t worry. I didn’t make it on to the list. Missed the pastor gig, only got to grade 3 piano and my poetry is for readings at the Bellingen Poetry club.

me.

Me. Donald Elley. On Bondi Beach this winter in the cold. All year swimmer. See all you baldies, I’ve still got my hair.

 

 

Today Brian Houston, George Aghajanian, Sean Stanton, Wayne Alcorn and Keith Ainge of Hillsong and the ACC fronted the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse by legal subpoena.

 

Sean Stanton ACC Treasurer and Hilllsong pastor under Frank Houston in Darlinghurst in the 1980s

 

For Brian Houston (Pope Brian of Hillsong) it was a tidy little snow job and harmless house-keeping job to offer pithy helpful utterances about the amazing state Hillsong and the ACC are in in regard to internal systems to prevent child sexual abuse.

 

Francis “Frank” Houston, the pedophile founder of Hillsong

 

It’s a bit like shutting the door when the horse has bolted given Brian’s dad was a lifelong secret pedophile who sexually abused hundreds of little boys and young teen males, all the time pretending to be a great Christian pastor and a great evangelist.

I’ll write some more about this latest visit of Hillsong and the ACC to the Royal Commission.

Brian’s next trip to court will be to a real one to be tried for pedophile protection crimes.

 

 

CASE STUDY 55: AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND AFFILIATED PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES

Level 17, Governor Macquarie Tower, Sydney 24 March 2017

Witness List and Expected Order of Witnesses

No.

Witness

Details

1.

Wayne Alcorn

National President, Australian Christian Churches P1

2.

Sean Stanton

National Secretary/Treasurer, Australian Christian Churches P1

3.

Peter Barnett

Director, Safe Ministry Resources P1

4.

George Aghajanian

General Manager, Hillsong Church P2

5.

Keith Ainge

Head of Safe Church Office, Hillsong Church P2

6.

Kirk Morton

Risk and Compliance Coordinator, Hillsong Church P2

7.

Brian Houston

Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church P2

P# indicates witness will appear as part of a panel