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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.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

The writer of this site Donald Elley of Bellingen. 

 

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

 

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 Peter of the Holy Mount, Baulkham Hills. My dad was called the “Bishop”. Dad has been fired. I’m now greater than he. I’m now His Eminence the Pope of Baulkham Hills.

 

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”.

 

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. Died last year in his new home, America.

See parts 32-34 of this series for more on Jeff.

 

Jeff Beacham. A real nice guy.

Jeff Beacham. Warrior for the Lord.

 

Pastor Laurie Murphy

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.

No photo found but he’s still good old smiling affable Laurie. P.S. some hair loss.

 

Pastor Sean Stanton

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

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

Extremely talented muso. 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

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

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

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

 

David Johnson

David Johnson

 

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

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 the old pedo did a severe hatchet job on David Johnson, an innocent lamb, that was it for me.

 

Other Musos, poets, famous and infamous

 

Steve Coleman girl fiddler pedo 

One of the early CLC (Hillsong) musos.

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.

 

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 the late 1980s. Heart issues.

I can’t find a photo of Bob.

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

 

More on Michael Driscoll

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.

 

Terry Darmody

 

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.

 

The article below was published on 26 October last year.

 

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 Peter of the Holy Mount, Baulkham Hills. My dad was called the “Bishop”. Dad has been fired. I’m now greater than he. I’m now His Eminence the Pope of Baulkham Hills.

 

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”.

 

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. Died last year in his new home, America.

See parts 32-34 of this series for more on Jeff.

 

Jeff Beacham. A real nice guy.

Jeff Beacham. Warrior for the Lord.

 

Pastor Laurie Murphy

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.

No photo found but he’s still good old smiling affable Laurie. P.S. some hair loss.

 

Pastor Sean Stanton

Caring pastor and teacher. Now in Queensland.

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

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

Extremely talented muso. 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

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

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

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

 

David Johnson

David Johnson

 

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

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 the old pedo did a severe hatchet job on David Johnson, an innocent lamb, that was it for me.

 

Other Musos, poets, famous and infamous

 

Unnamed girl fiddler pedo 

One of the early musos (unnamed but I know who it was) got 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.

 

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 the late 1980s. Heart issues.

I can’t find a photo of Bob.

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

 

More on Michael Driscoll

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.

 

Terry Darmody

 

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.

 

 

gay 9

The article below was published on this site on 10 January this year.

Blog article 10 January 2015

The Charlie Hebdo massacre will forever haunt France and go down as a flagstone in French History.

We remember the victims their friends and families today.

We remember the great nation of France. The great city of Paris.

Its a beautiful city if you haven’t been there. The Eiffel Tower is awesome. It really is a very impressive iron structure. The Louvre, the many other great Art Museums, the River Seine which threads through Paris with it’s guilded historic bridges, the quaint cobbled streets. Great style and fashion everywhere.

Paris is also a very romantic city.

je suis Charlie 1je suis charlie 5je suis charlie 4

Charlie Hebdo, the satire journal takes things too far.

Personally, in respect to satire and cartoons I feel there has to be a level of respect.

Rock spider. Clink term for pedo.

Frank Houston. Rock spider. Clink term for pedo.

St Peter of Baulkham Hills, what is your position on gays? St Peter (former Brian).

St Peter of Baulkham Hills, what is your position on gays? St Peter (former Brian). “Thank you for addressing me as St Peter not Brian…”

Is it right and fair to call Frank Houston a rock spider.

Well, he called himself one.

Brian to Frank: “Are you a rock spider dad?

Frank: “Yes…I’m going to tell you everything Brian. Promise you won’t tell anyone. I saw victim AHA walking across the lounge at his Coogee family home in his underpants and I had bad thoughts. I guess that makes me a spiritual rock spider doesn’t it?”

Brian: “But dad, there’s been some pretty serious complaints about what you did to AHA and other little boys”.

Frank: “Look, I’m old and I’m going to retire. What’s the point of a long confessional?”

Or is it nice and Christian to do caricatures of famous people?

cara robert de niro leo sylvester 1 michael jackson a obama

It’s the price of celebrity.

I was at Christian Life Centre (CLC) Darlinghurst in 1981, almost from its inception. This time was the birth of Hillsong, its later name.

Hillsong was birthed by Brian’s dad, Frank Houston, in 1977 in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

I think Frank thought that as a homosexual and pedophile he would be closest to the things he liked there in Darlinghurst.

Darlinghurst in 1981 was far more kinky than it is today.

Getting down and dirty as a gay is where men and women of that persuasion go late a night. Darlinghurst the hub of gay life in Sydney.

My first ex and I lived across the road from CLC Darlo in Goulburn Street.

The mega fortress-like Central Police Station wasn’t built in 1981.

Incidentally I went into the mega fortress-like Central Police Station in Darlinghurst when I was down in Sydney a couple of weeks back to see what it’s like inside.

They wouldn’t let me past Reception. There was security everywhere. Mind you they were probably feeling edgy after the Martin Place siege.

I don’t think you’re allowed past security unless you’re a cop or a felon.

I had my country hat on and a singlet with my tattoos showing.

Security may have thought I was a loony. Darlo is full of people who are colourful characters.

The cops and detectives pass through the front door on foot. The felons pass through the roller shutters down stairs in the back of a paddy wagon.

Happy New Year folks. It's not going to be an easy year for me but I'm happy in God's love and joy. The Holy Spirit of God is my strength.

The writer Donald Elley of Bellingen. Country boy visits the big smoke.

I was just country boy wandering about the big city.

As mentioned in a recent blog, late one night I went to Taylor Square, Darlinghurst after going to the movies.

When I’d parked, I said hello to a couple of ginger bears dressed as cowboys, who were heading up the street to Taylor Square, where it all happens for the gays

Ginger beer is one of my favourite drinks but I’m not talking about that.

Ginger bear is slang for big ginger bearded gay men.

Back in New Zealand in the 1960s and 1970s we used to use the term ‘ginger bears” for any gay man.

The culture I grew up in, in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, was very straight and there weren’t many gays.

The culture loosened up a bit in the 1970s with the advent of the hippy and counter-culture movements but nothing prepared me for Darlinghurst Sydney in 1981.

After getting out of my old Landcruiser and saying hi to the ginger bears I walked up to Taylor Square. It was about 11pm.

If you haven’t been to Taylor Square after midnight, or even just before, I’d recommend not going.

There were just, well, so many gays. And most so young.

One has to remember that a whole generation of gays my age and a bit younger got wiped out by AIDs and HIV in the 1980s.

I remember a chic being wheeled into CLC Darlinghurst in 1983 who was really sick with Aids. Some good friends brought her in to get prayer for healing.

She’d got it in New York from her boyfriend.

That era was very promiscuous and he was bi.

At this time Frank was at it at home with Peter Laugton doing gay stuff with coke bottles and worse. What’s this thing about coke bottles. I’ve never really thought of coke bottles as a sex accessory.

This poor chic, who was shaking like a leaf from AIDs, had no hope except a miracle and, in hindsight, she’d definitely drawn the wrong card having laying on of hands from Pastor Frank Houston that morning.

Is Rock spider even harsh enough to describe such a man? I’m going to find a photo that better captures that spider demon.

spider demon 1

At Taylor Square, I was talking to some straight Spanish dudes at the Cuba Bar on the east of Taylor Square. I’d ordered a mojito and was sitting there watching the sights and these Spanish guys at the next table starting talking to me.

Every other table had gays at it plus there were two lesbians at one table. There were an incredibly large number of gays there and on the boardwalk. Hardly any straights.

The majority of the gays looked incredibly young and many through my experienced 58 year old fatherly eyes looked quite messed up.

I felt quite sad for them.

I had a few gays in my home groups in the 1980s.

I was the most successful regional leader at CLC Darlinghurst and pioneered 10 home groups in Darlinghurst, Redfern, Newtown and Glebe. All the toughest suburbs. These inner city suburbs weren’t gentrified like they are today back then.

We had some really interesting people in our home groups.

Ask Pastor Laurie Murphy, my long-time mate, who has pastored in the Sydney Inner City since about 1982. Laurie and Heather still pastor at Glebe Hillsong Outreach Church.

One gay was Martin, who was a very handsome gay, who came to one of my home fellowships.

gay 1

Martin came to my home group in Darlinghurst in 1982. He wasn’t camp in his dress. He dressed like the dude on the right in the above photo. Quite conservative.

Martin told me how he was deeply in love with his boyfriend George and how gay love was the pinnacle of love etc etc.

I was very very full of the Holy Spirit in those days. I was praying in tongues for two hours every evening, reading the Word and really seeking God.

Martin had no hope with me. On my side was the Mighty Holy Spirit of God, built up like a flood in me.

I patiently listened to Martin.

I shared about the mighty and immense love of God. How God loved him and really wanted to help him find God-given fulfilment as a son of God.

In time Martin’s heart began to soften.

We were all praying for Martin. I was praying for each lamb God gave me individually every single day.

In time George and Martin had a big bust-up. George fancied some other guy and Martin’s relationship with George imploded.

Martin came back to the home group and we led him to know God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

He was very happy and moved to Melbourne.

Martin stayed straight and married.

I don’t know if he made it. It depends if he got full deliverance or not among other factors.

Rick Jelliffe is another gay from these days in the 1980s at CLC Darlinghurst. Rick wasn’t a gay then.

Rick has commented on this site.

In 1982 Rick lived in our home in Darlinghurst with my ex, me, Sarah my eldest who was 2 year old, Jo Gannon, who now lives in Byron Bay, Joy Sayers, Dave Sayer’s younger sister and Rick.

Rick had the front room by the street. Rick is from Coffs Harbour.

Rick was a nerd who hated sport and liked synthesisers, music and technology.

Back in Coffs Harbour, near where I live now, Rick did some DJ work at a community radio station.

I remember having long talks with Rick about his sexuality.

Back in 1982 he was a straight Christian but he was always wrestling with his sexuality.

I tried to explain Biblical Christianity to Rick.

He just couldn’t let go of this thought that he might be gay and to be gay might somehow be OK with Almighty God. Holy Almighty God. Pure Almighty God.

Rick is a really smart guy and he probably knew everything I was saying already from his church background.

At some time later, and I haven’t seen Rick since 1982, he adopted the gay lifestyle and is, or was, shacking up with a bloke.

Another gay from CLC Darlinghurst days in the 1980s was Tony Venn Brown. Tony was a young gun evangelist under Frank and the AOG banner for about 7 years.

Tony married and had two children.

He later returned to his previous gay lifestyle.

Tony now runs a gay Christian support site.

He believes that in maybe 30 years time the gays will be accepted in mainstream churches.

Hi there. i'm gay.

Tony today

gay rights boys

gay rights bros

I think there were a few gays who went straight at CLC but not many.

There’s one I know who went really well. Married and had kids and is happy in God.

But not many make it. It’s a very difficult lifestyle to get out of.

St Pete of Hillsong would now like to say a few words.

oops wrong photo again.

oops wrong photo. Poor little baby Jesus. Priestly and Roman slobber and kisses all day. Yukko.

oops again. Wrong photo.

oops again. Wrong photo.

From henceforth in the holy time-line, my name is no longer Brian but Pete the Pope.

From henceforth in the holy time-line my name is no longer Brian but Pete the Pope. Donald Elley of Bellingen, so nice to allow me to have a guest appearance on your blog-site again. My fiery little sis Beverly wanted to come along too but she had to go to her counsellor to get some help with cleaning up her holy language”. Donald Elley of Bellingen: “Brian…err St Pete, I’ve heard you mention to the media in New York that gays are welcome in your most holy church there run by the most holy hip-hop cool dude rapper happening thing far out and far in Pastor Carl Lentz”. St Pete: “Ah Yes, Carl my spirit son, my boy. Don’t you think he’s doing an amazing job? Don’t you think he’s a little young me with hair and abs?  Don’t you think he’s amazing…?” Donald Elley of Bellingen: “Yes, thank you St Pete. Now you say that Hillsong New York wish to have dialogue with the gays, and you say that gays are welcome at Hillsong New York but what if two gays want to get married at Hillsong New York?”. St Pete (squirming a little): “Well of course we welcome everyone at Hillsong, even the gays, blacks, Hispanics, Africans, Chinese, Indians and Eskimos…Everyone is welcome at Hillsong New York”. Donald Elley of Bellingen: “Yes but what if two homosexual men who love each other dearly wanted to get married at Hillsong Church New York?”. St Pete: “Yes, well, we’d have to have dialogue with them and all the other gays of New York and then we’d have to have more dialogue with them…and…and…Bobby, Bobby please get me those PTSD pills, I’m starting to feel dizzy again. Please excuse me Donald Elley of Bellingen. I have to go with Bobby my fair sweet mother mary of the night, and day, and have  a little afternoon lie down and granny nappy”.