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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

 

 

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

Tanya Levin

Tanya Levin

Wikipedia

Tanya Levin

Writer

Tanya Levin is a social worker and writer whose 2007 book People in Glass Houses: An Insider’s Story of a Life in and out of Hillsong, an exposé of the Hillsong Church, was short-listed for the 2007 Walkley Non-fiction Book Award.

Born: January 8, 1971 (age 44), South Africa

Books: People in Glass Houses: An Insider’s Story of a Life in and Out of Hillsong

My comments:

The writer Donald Elley

The writer Donald Elley

Tanya Levin is a disenchanted former Hillsong member who has gone way further than most when she left Hillsong, frustrated and disillusioned.

As a result of her relentless campaigning against Hillsong, in the minds of Hillsong’s head pastors, Pastors Bobbie and Brian Houston, and in the mind of Hillsong’s business manager, George Aghajanian, Tanya has become Hillsong’s public enemy number one.

Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston

Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston

George Aghajanian

George Aghajanian. Hillsong’s business manager

I’ve been contacted by a high up Hillsong insider who believes that Hillsong has gone off the rails and wants to tell their story.

This article is the fourth in a series of articles publishing the eye-witness testimonies of this Hillsong insider.

Hillsong insider speaks:

“Dear Donald

Hillsong keeps reports on members, just like a cult.

Pastor Steve McGhie is the most corrupt guy in Hillsong. He has a hatred towards Aborigines.

Pastor Steve McGhie

Pastor Steve McGhie. Great White Man. Hates Aborigines.

“All Hillsong leaders and Hillsong security have photographs of Tanya Levin. Hillsong can’t stand Tanya Levin.

Whenever Hillsong leaders or Hillsong security spot Tanya Levin near a Hillsong event or a Hillsong church, Hillsong security goes into overdrive. Photographs of her and what she is wearing go out to every Hillsong Security staff member and to every Hillsong church leader in Australia.

If Hillsong knows a dissenter is out and about, Hillsong security will send someone to track their every move. They do this to Tanya Levin every time.

They watch what Tanya does, who she speaks to and it all goes into a report. Hillsong pastors go and talk to anyone Tanya has spoken to, to get information on what the conversation was about, and then the Hillsong church member who spoke to Tanya gets a debrief and a warning about her.

Hillsong Security leadership teaches teams of people how to do this and how to pass on sightings and write Hillsong security reports.

The Hillsong Head of Security reports to Pastor Steve McGhie, Pastor Brian Houston’s brother in law, who is Brian’s fix-it man and henchman.

Pastor Steve McGhie’s wife Judith, Pastor Brian Houston’s sister, is a sour lemon and very nasty. She’s not right in the head. Judith is known amongst Hillsong as having a foul temper, belittling people and deceiving people.

Hillsong has become corporate now. It’s business, business, business. It’s a job for the pastors and leaders. It’s about making money and exploiting commercial and advancement opportunities.

The current Head of Security is a convicted criminal. He did time in jail in America. He’s now a pastor. He married Pastor Joel A’bel, the Head Pastor of Hillsong Australia’s secretary. Due to his criminal record in America, which he speaks openly about, he wouldn’t have been able to find work in Australia if Hillsong hadn’t given him a job.

The Hillsong culture and environment is ruthless. The pastors and leaders intimidate people under their leadership. Leaders intimidate each other. There is a culture of bullying towards one another. Pastors and leaders are scared of those above them.

Hillsong write reports on everyone and everything.

To cover their tracks they shred documents all the time.

Single mothers are treated badly. Even good looking single mums are looked down on.

Pastor Brian Houston has a bad temper. Once he was in a hurry, running late, and the lifts at Hillsong were too slow. Brian lost it and punched a hole in a gyprock wall adjacent the lifts.

In his mind Brian Houston acts and thinks like, “I’m the great Brian Houston”.

Pastor Brian Houston. More concerned about the Houston and AOG reputation. Abuse victims stone-walled..

Pastor Brian Houston: “I’m the great Brian Houston”.

My comments:

The writer Donald Elley

The writer Donald Elley of Bellingen

I’m flabbergasted by the comments of this Hillsong insider. I don’t know what to say. I’m lost for words, which is rare. A great sadness fills my heart. A church without the Holy Spirit is ever so sad and empty. All that’s left is a hollow corporate empty shell.

Pastor Brian Houston. The godfather of Hillsong

Pastor Brian Houston. The godfather of Hillsong

The article below was published on this site on 10 October last year at the time the Royal Commission was investigating the Hillsong organisation.

Blog article 10 October 2015

In the past few days, at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Commission has shown a lot of interest in whether there was a conflict of interest in Pastor Brian Houston’s self-appointed role, for the past 14 years, as manager of his dad’s pedophilia case, while being the CEO of Hillsong and the Australian Assemblies of God (AOG) and also Brian being Pastor Frank Houston, the pedophile’s, son.

Pastor Brian Houston is the godfather of Hillsong and the Australian AOG (ACC). Like his father before him he commands incredible aura and respect.

To some Pastor Brian Houston and Hillsong is the target of mirth and ridicule. To others like me, they’re a memory from the past but to the faithful at Hillsong Campuses, as Hillsong calls their churches, Pastor Brian Houston is the godfather. A rock-star type Don Quixote hero waving his sword of faith at real and imaginary windmills and foes on the deserts of Western Sydney hedonism and the vast plains of the rest of the world.

Don Qixote

Don Qixote

On Friday the Royal Commission heard from George Aghajanian, the General Manager of Hillsong. Mr Aghajanian looks like a cross between Alfredo and Michael in the Godfather movies. But Alfredo in the Godfather movies was dumb and ultimately sacrificed by Michael who succeeded The Don as the godfather. George by contrast seems to have Alfredo’s looks but Michael’s quiet intelligence.

George Aghajaniam 1

Whereas Pastor Brian Houston, a self-confessed non-intellectual floundered with the big picture and the complex legal and business terms and concepts at the Commission, George Aghajanian was right on to it.

That is, right on to it in hindsight. And especially after the Royal Commission gave Hillsong and Pastor Brian Houston the heads up that they’re to be summoned to explain the Frank Houston debacle of the past 14 years. For there’s no better teacher than hindsight and experience if we’re prepared to listen.

With the help of Malleson’s, the Hillsong elite lawyers and various specialist business advisers, George had sussed it all out.

After 14 years of Hillsong administrative neglect, incompetence and failure, suddenly, in a very short time, all the boxes were being ticked in respect to Administrative Manuals, Child Protection Procedures, Pedophile red flagging and George even knew the meaning of the expression “conflict of interest”.

Whereas Pastor Brian Houston had picked up the snake-filled bag of his dad’s pedophile case and the war-chest of victims waiting to spring out, 14 years ago, and jumped on his sandy horse like Don Qixote of La Mancha and headed north, south, east and west, all at once, George Aghajanian was much more chill.

George was on to it. George was Mr Fix-it. George had sorted it out.

Alfredo

Alfredo

Pastor Brian Houston is fortunate in that he has surrounded himself with smart players like George who can keep Brian heading in more or less the right direction.

There’s a lot of things to like about Hillsong. Take for example, Bobby Houston and her literary skills.

Brian and Booby Houston in chill mode

The Don: Brian Houston with his wife on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

In 2000 I was doing a building refurbishment for Swarovski International in Rosebery, Sydney and was sharing with a builder colleague in the site office that I went to Hillsong Church in Waterloo up the road. I showed him the Hillsong brochure. He was aware of Brian Houston and Hillsong but thought Bobby was very attractive. Not quite the words he used as a building type.

Bobby Houston. In touch with her femininity.

Bobby Houston. In touch with her femininity.

So when Bobby came out with books like “Kingdom women like sex” I was concerned for the imagination of my builder friend.

I thought that the title was Kingdom women like sex but I see it’s not so direct: “Kingdom Women Love and Value their Sexuality”. I guess “like” is short for “love and value” and “sex’ is short for “sexuality” so I wasn’t far off.

I’ve just goggled “Kingdom women like sex” and discovered the above book used to be called “Kingdom women love sex”. Wow, I’d better go check my builder friend hasn’t got a copy.

In fact I didn’t believe any Christian women would write a book with such a title or the one below is even raunchier, but it just goes to show “nothing surprises me anymore”. After all who could have imagined the godfather Frank Houston would turn out to be the kiddy-fiddler Frank Houston?

I’m considering a sequel to Bobby’s book entitled “Kingdom men like Kingdom women who like sex”.

Or maybe I’ll follow Bobby’s earlier title  and universalise it slightly, “All men love Kingdom women who love sex”.

One of Bobby housyton's sexy titles.

One of Bobby Houston’s sexy book titles. “I’ll have what she’s having”. The famous line from the cafeteria scene in the movie, ” When Harry met Sally” when Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm in cafeteria. Good work Bobby. I must read your books sometime. Sounds edifying?

when harry 3 when harry 2

Meg Ryan in

Meg Ryan in “When Harry met Sally”.

Which of these three images do you think would work on the cover of my first book, ” All men love Kingdom women who love sex”?

I’m losing track of where I’m going with this. I’m introducing too many themes and metaphors. But that’s what it was like for Brian at the Commission. He lost track of things more times than Don Qixote in the Spanish deserts outside Madrid.

Pastor Brian Houston really struggled with terms like “conflict of interest” and “corporate responsibility” and “possible criminal charges for not reporting a pedophile offence to the Police”.

I don’t know if the Commission was convinced with George Aghajanian’s attempts to wallpaper over the shortcomings or Pastor McMartin’s attempts to shove the whole debacle onto Brian. The whole debacle of Brian’s conflict of interest and his own inability to recognise that the very mention of pedophile priest equals phone call to police.

Brian also struggled to remember the phone number of the Police. Here it is Brian. For emergency phone “000” not “999” like in New Zealand. For pedophile offences try the Baulkham Hills Police Station. if you’re at your Bondi Beach Apartment its Bondi Police opposite Pompeii Gelato. If you don’t know Pompeii Gelato its near the Hotel Bondi. If you don’t know the Hotel Bondi you need glasses.

There it is Brian. Now here’s the drill:

1. If you hear about a pedo priest, go to the cops the same day.

2. If its your dad too bad.

3. There may be victims out there. If you don’t report it, there may be more victims.

4. If you don’t report it to the cops the next time, you may go to jail yourself. Get it?

Pastor Brian Houston said, near the end of his time at the Royal Commission today, that little old lady Pastor Barbara Taylor is the true hero of the Frank Houston pedophile saga over the past 14 years.

But it was apparent that in his soul, Brian himself felt he was the true hero despite the risks of annoying “conflicts of interest”, he was prepared to risk everything, even his reputation, to protect and care for his old pedo dad from jail and protect Hillsong from any serious pay-out to the victims.

Don Qixote. Hero?

Don Qixote. Hero?

Don Qixote charging at windmills which he imagined were his enemies

Don Qixote charging at windmills which he imagined were his enemies

And poor old victim AHA, the now 52 year old disability pensioner, a former family friend of Brian’s, who Brian’s old man abused for 5 years from age 7, until even his soul was shattered. Well, victim AHA had been taken for complete sucker by his dad. Brian, like any true godfather, was involved from arms-length. When the money wasn’t paid Brian said, at a word my family fixed it. $10,000 ha ha ha. It could have been millions for all the victims. Ha ha ha.

But to my mind there have been no heroes in this situation. Pastor Frank Houston was Brian’s hero. His dad was his soul-mate.

And Pastor Brian Houston was Frank’s hero. The bearer of his legacy. But all Frank has left behind for Brian is a pile of old smelly pedophile bones and broken kids who are now in their 50s or dead.

Like the young male Auckland, New Zealand victim, whose brother contacted me yesterday, who suicided shortly after Pastor Frank Houston abused him. RIP Frank Houston. You’re in God’s hands now.

Pastor Frank Houston. In God's hands now. Not so clever now are we Frankie boy.

Pastor Frank Houston. In God’s hands now. Not so clever now are we Frankie.