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Jeff Beacham in New Zealand rock band 1970s. Front and centre. Jeff was a drummer.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

This article was published on this site on 22 October 2014.

I knew Jeff Beacham, Barry Smith, Frank and Brian Houston and all the players at CLC Darlinghurst in the 1980s to 1990s.

Blog article of 22 October 2014

Early Hillsong

I was at CLC Darlinghurst, the second name and second location of Hillsong, from 1981 and knew Jeff Beacham.

Pastor Jeff Beacham formed an end-time prophet style ministry

In the 1990s, Pastor Jeff Beacham formed an end-time prophet style ministry based at Christian Life Centre (CLC) Sydney. Former names: CLC Double Bay, CLC Darlinghurst. Later names: Hillsong City Church, Hillsong City Campus.

Jeff’s ministry was derived from Barry Smith, a self-styled end-time prophet from New Zealand.

Frank on Barry Smith: “Barry Smith fills the church coffers”

Although no intellectual, Barry had devised a complex system of end-time interpretation of the scriptures related to current events. Some people would write off Barry Smith as a misguided mad false prophet. Frank Houston liked Barry and gave him a lot of playing time at CLC Darlinghurst in the early days.

Although Frank liked Barry he secretly thought Barry was a bit of a looney. Frank told me, “Barry is a looney but the people love him. Every time he comes here, he packs in the crowds and fills the church coffers”.

Barry Smith was popular and filled the house at CLC Darlinghurst. Translate “filled the church coffers”. Frank told me Barry’s ability to draw the crowds, and intrinsically the cash, was a plus for Barry, “even if I don’t believe everything he says”.

Impressionable young people believed every word Barry said.

Barry Smith

Jeff was greatly influenced by Barry Smith, a fellow New Zealander and similar personality type to Jeff.

Barry died before his time. He was a tall solid man and he liked hamburgers and used to make negative jokes about health foods. He died from a heart attack.

Pastor Jeff Beacham or “Jeff” as he was commonly known, took over from Barry Smith and formulated his own end-time ministry.

Jeff Beacham

In those days, Jeff was a bit of a knock-about man. Like Terry Appel, a bricky who became a pastor at CLC Darlinghurst and operates on the Northern Beaches as a pastor. Terry Appel started ministry as a head deacon at CLC Darlinghurst.

Terry Appel was a kind of spiritual bouncer meets servant of God. Solid and strong but big-hearted behind that rugged exterior and gingery beard.

Similarly Jeff Beacham had a bit of a Sylvester Stallone edge but again he was good-hearted and well-intended.

After his formation of his End-Time ministry, the prophecies hadn’t come to pass as quickly as Jeff had thought, so he decided to focus on the Holy Spirit.

Jeff hooked up with John and Carol Arnott, who were having success in Toronto, Canada and he brought their “Catch the Fire” ministry to CLC at Waterloo, its current location. Its now called Hillsong City Campus.

Jeff Beacham

Jeff Beacham was an astute businessman, but Pastor Frank Houston, that old fox, was far craftier

Jeff Beacham was an astute businessman, but Pastor Frank Houston, that old fox, was far craftier. Jeff was born in the late 1940s but old Frank had been around 28 years longer.

Jeff Beacham had a large family to feed. Five kids. He was serving God, and Jeff is a very genuine guy, but a man’s got to provide for his family.

Jeff told me the following story in about 1998, before the Frank Houston pedophile scandal hit the fan. At the time of the story, Frank was still the great man of God. Highly respected and almost revered.

Jeff had been ripped off by that cunning old fox Frank Houston the first time he brought Catch the Fire to Australia. Jeff’s Ministry was independently incorporated to CLC Waterloo with no legal ties or obligations to CLC. But Jeff made the mistake of not setting up a bank account separate from the treasury of CLC.

The first Catch the Fire made a healthy profit and the profit was, by verbal agreement with Frank, supposed to go to Jeff’s ministry. But CLC were a bit short of cash as always, and Frank took the profit.

Undeterred, Jeff forgave old Frank and decided to stage a second Catch the Fire. This time, remembering his first experience with Frank, he got Frank to sign a contract with the profits going to Jeff’s ministry coffers.

The 2nd Catch the Fire was an even bigger success. It made a profit of $150,000, which was a decent sum in the late 1990s. Still is today.

Cunning old Frank eyed the profit and took it into the CLC coffers. Jeff was very upset about this and shirt-fronted Frank.

Old Frank said to Jeff, “Sorry, we need the cash”.

Jeff replied, “But Frank, you signed a contract”.

To this Frank retorted, “It doesn’t matter. If you don’t like it, sue me then”.

Jeff, who greatly respected Frank, although this respect was being severely tested, decided to forgive him, give it to God and move on. There was nothing that he could do about it.

Frank Houston

Frank Houston at early Hillsong in Darlinghurst, Sydney in 1980

Frank Houston was a crook of the highest order

Frank was a crook of the highest order. This was soon to be revealed when his secret homosexuality and pedophilia was exposed in 1999.

It’s taken another twenty years for everything about Frank Houston and Brian Houston to be exposed to the whole world.

Jeff Beacham with second wife Melva

Jeff with his second wife Melva.

Jeff Beacham died from throat cancer in 2013

Jeff Beacham died from throat cancer in 2013. He’d been a heavy smoker in the 1960s to 1970s when he was a rock musician in New Zealand.

Frank Houston

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

Donald Elley of Bellingen August 15, 2021

Donald Elley

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

Donald Elley of Bellingen November 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The pedophile mind works like this.

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

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

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

Frank Houston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

frank houston

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

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

Frank Houston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very active. How active? We may never know.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sean Stanton

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

Pastor Gary Canham

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

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

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

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

Phil Pringle

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

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

gay rights boys

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

Hi there. i'm gay.

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

Geoff Bullock. Famous Christian singer and musician. More a

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

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

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

Paul and Maree de Jong

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

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

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

The creation of a religious monster:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One day it will fall apart and collapse.

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

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

Frank Houston

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

Donald Elley of Bellingen August 15, 2021

Donald Elley

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

Donald Elley of Bellingen November 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The pedophile mind works like this.

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

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

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

Frank Houston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

frank houston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Western Australian slang word for pedophiles is rock spider.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very active. How active? We may never know.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sean Stanton

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

Pastor Gary Canham

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

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

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

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

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

gay rights boys

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

Hi there. i'm gay.

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

Geoff Bullock. Famous Christian singer and musician. More a

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

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

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

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

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

Paul and Maree de Jong

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

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

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

The creation of a religious monster:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One day it will fall apart and collapse.

In fact both Satan and Frank Houston want it to.

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

Pastor Frank Houston. Founder of hillsong. Extremely corrupt life-long pedophile.

Pastor Frank Houston. Founder of Hillsong. Extremely corrupt life-long secret pedophile. Used Christian ministry to access unsuspecting Christian families to sexually abuse their little boys.

Donald Elley of Bellingen January 11, 2020:

I wrote this series in early 2015 after Brian Houston head pastor of Hillsong, George Afgahjanian long-time Hillsong business manager and top ACC (Australian Christian Churches) pastors John McMartin and Keith Ainge appeared before The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and tried to explain why they didn’t report Brian’s father Frank Houston to the New South Wales police, when Frank confessed to a lifetime of secret child sex abuse while a Christian pastor.

George Aghajanian the Hillsong Business Manager.

John McMartin head of the New South Wales AOG.

Australian AOG General Secretary Keith Ainge at the Royal Commission

Frank Houston founder of Hillsong

The most prominent and famous leader in Australian and New Zealand Assemblies of God circles in the 50 years from 1960 to 2010. was without doubt Brian Houston’s father, Frank Houston. Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong Church based in Sydney, Australia in 1977.

The Australian Assemblies of God is now called the Australian Christian Churches.

Pastor Frank Houston founded the Hillsong movement in Double Bay, Sydney in 1977. It was called Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre in those days.

The Sydney Morning Herald-Sat-16 July 1977

Frank Houston died in Sydney in November 2004 at the age of 82.

“Frank Houston was the 8th General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in New Zealand from December 1965  to June 1977, eleven and a half years. He was preceded by R R Read and succeeded by Jim Williams.

William Francis “Frank” Houston  was born on 22 April 1922 in Whanganui, New Zealand. He died on 8 November 2004, Sydney, Australia.

Frank Houston commenced ministry training as a Salvation Army officer shortly after turning 18. He married Hazel and they had five children. The couple transferred their allegiance to the Baptist church, and later to the Assemblies of God in New Zealand.

Frank Houston initially attended the Ellerslie Assembly in 1960, but later transferred to the Lower Hutt Assemblies of God. Then he moved to Sydney and founded Christian Life Centre which later changed its name to Hillsong Church, which his son Brian is now running.”

Wikipedia extract

Frank Houston’s pedophilia

Now Frank Houston is famous for all the wrong reasons and is an albatross around his son Brian’s neck.

I have established beyond doubt that Rev William Francis “Frank Houston” committed pedophile acts on young boys mainly aged 7 to 12, homosexual abuse acts on older teen males, and masked homosexual acts on males over 18, throughout his whole life-time.

There are probably over 400 boy victims who will be aged in their 50s and 60s now. Maybe some older too.

I have established evidence of pedophile activity from the 1940s, when Frank Houston was in his 20s, to 1975, when he was 53 years old.

After relocating from Lower Hutt, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia he sexually abused Peter Lawton his young worship leader at Christian Life Centre, by then based in Darlinghurts.  Frank who was in his late 50s in the early 1980s when he was pastoring Christian Life Centre Sydney and becoming prominent in Australia.

It is understood that the old guard of the Pentecostal movement in Australia didn’t want him in Australia. It is thought they were tipped off by their New Zealand counterparts about the six Lower Hutt boys who were abused in the 1960s by Frank Houston at Lower Hutt AOG.

I was a leading lay pastor and builder at Christian Life Centre in Darlinghurst through most of the 1980s. Frank Houston was so cunning at concealing his pedophilia that I didn’t find him out, even though I knew allegations since the late 1970s.

Why I ever got associated with the Houston’s I don’t know.  Maybe it was for such a time as this.

Frank the homosexual

Although he fathered five children, Frank Houston was not sexually interested in women.

I have verified 17 mainly boy victims of Frank Houston. 15 boys and two male teens.

There are articles on this site about these sad events, including the stories of four boy victims, one in Auckland, New Zealand, who suicided after Frank Houston interfered with him. 

I believe from the known evidence that there were over 400 boy victims. If one includes the older male victims and masked homosexual contacts there could be over a thousand.

Even Frank Houston’s son Brian, of Hillsong fame, said to the Australian media after the recent Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in October 2014 the following.

When asked how many victims of his father there were he replied, “We may never know how many”. 

Well, I’m giving the count a try.

Frank Houston’s boy victims

None of the six Lower Hutt victims from the 1960s have contacted me to share their stories. It would help greatly if they did.

Do the victims want the world to know exactly how bad this man was who abused them?

No pressure guys. I understand it’s a difficult one for you. But it would help if you had the courage of AHA, SA1 and WNZ1 who have all spoken out anonymously and shared their stories in the loving and safe environment of this site.

The three boy victims I am in contact with have all been greatly affected for their whole lives by Frank Houston’s abuse.

Royal Commission victim AHA is an invalid pensioner because of Frank Houston’s abuse. He struggles daily with life. The abuse was very severe over 5 years from the late 1960s when he was a mere innocent 7 years old.

Pastor Frank Houston was a lifelong pedophile who walked the earth in the disguise of a Pentecostal pastor. Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal pastor In know of since the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago.

Every single offspring of this man has been spiritually infected and corrupted by Frank Houston’s bad seed anointing.

When Frank laid his corrupt pedophile hands on people’s heads, as he liked to do, and prophesied, he was pouring unclean counterfeit spiritual energy and demons into the receivers.

I repeat every single spiritual offspring of this man Frank Houston has been corrupted spiritually or in some other way.

Paul de Jong

Paul de Jong CLC Youth Pastor 1980s

Paul de Jong of Life Church, Auckland, had Frank Houston’s corrupt hands on his head untold times from when he was a little boy at Lower Hutt AOG to when he left Hillsong in the 1990s to found a Hillsong type church in Auckland, New Zealand.

Frank Houston imparted unclean counterfeit spiritual energy into him including demons, from his pedophile hands and body.

Frank Houston regarded Paul de Jong as a favourite spiritual son. He was always prophesying great things over him.

Paul de Jong needs massive deliverance from the soil and demons Frank Houston has cast on his soul.

Robert Ferguson

“Pastor” Robert Fergusson. Senior Hillsong pastor. Kind of Hillsong’s “Professor of Theology” but not highly educated at a tertiary level. Empowers Brian in his lies, moral corruption and manipulations.

Robert Ferguson, the long-time back-up man at Hillsong Church, an elder and a senior pastor, was brought over from England by Frank Houston.

Similarly Frank Houston laid his pedophile hands on him and prophesied over him many times.

Like Paul de Jong and everyone else who was under Frank’s leadership and got laying on of hands and prophecies from Frank Houston, they all need massive deliverance from the soil and demons Frank Houston has cast on their souls.

Joel A’Bell

Joel A’Bell.

Same for Joel A’Bell, head of Hillsong Australia, although he is more Brian Houston’s spiritual son.

I remember Joel A’Bell from the 1990s when he was just a young man trying real hard as a youth pastor at City Hillsong.

I noticed he was Brian’s companion at the Royal Commission.

I’ve watched one Hillsong service ever on-line and that was in October after the Royal Commission.

Joel A’Bell led the service, his wife, who he repeatedly complimented and called his best friend, which is nice, took the offering talk and Brian Houston preached.

Hillsong website:

Joel A’Bell
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About Joel A’Bell

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

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

EDIT: Joel A’Bell left Hillsong in 2018 and started his own church in Sydney’s southern Sutherland Shire on the coast.

Brian Houston

I’ve yet to write a blog on that very interesting sermon of Brian’s I mention above. It was one of the best examples of personal psychological self-analysis, auto debriefing and embarrassing public self-relief and ministerial self-justifcation that I’ve ever heard from the pulpit. And that was only one Sunday.

Watch this space.

And Brian Houston. What kind of deliverance would this man need. The mind boggles.

Others

Then there’s the ebullient George Aghajanian Hillsong business manager, Nabi Saleh, the McDonald’s bag-man and Hillsong elder, Pastor John McMartin, Pastor Keith Ainge and all the other AOG/ ACC Pastors Frank laid hands on and imparted stuff on to.

Pastor Sean Stanton, Trevor King, Geoff Bullock, dare I mention Peter Laughton, Frank’s worship leader. What hell demons did Frank impart to the hapless Peter Laughton?

Tony Venn Brown now a Christian gay rights dude. What anointing did Frank impart to him? Horrors.

Peter Lawton, now a hard core gay. Great anointing there Frank…I could go on and on.

I knew most of these men in the 1980s and 1900s, except John McMartin, Keith Ainge, George and Nabi Saleh.

It’s not their fault. They didn’t know about Frank’s pedophilia until 1999.

But they do need deliverance and prayer from what Frank imparted to them.

I never let Frank lay hands on me. I was never sure about Frank Houston after I heard in 1977 that he’d molested the six Lower Hutt AOG boys in the 1960s and there was a pay-out.

I don’t let anyone lay hands on me. In the late 1970s the Holy Spirit showed me to be very careful spiritually.

Once and only once, I went to a Roman Catholic Charismatic meeting. I was sceptical about the Church of Rome and its infiltration of the Charismatic Renewal. I’m sorry folks but please put the Roman Catholic Charismatic Movement in the Cult and Deception Bin. It’s all mother mary idols, idols of departed saints, Roman Catholic deceptions, icons and blasphemies poured into a broth of counterfeit Holy Spirit and poured on mankind. At the meeting I sensed clouds of demons whirling through the spiritual realm and clouds of Roman Catholic darkness.

At this meeting a lady came over to me with really weird eyes and wanted to pray for me. I said no. But she insisted. I said, and I was only 19, “Back off lady, you’re not praying for me”.

The lady with the occult eyes was very offended. But I didn’t care. It was her or me, and unlike Bobby Houston, I didn’t want what she’s having.

Even at the tender age of 19 I could see the demons riding on her soul.

Lost a few friends there.

Donald Elley of Bellingen, the writer

Donald Elley of Bellingen, the writer. Getting fired up now.

This does not mean that all the men who became leaders under Frank Houston weren’t Christians. God is way bigger than that. God is the judge of mankind individually.

In Brian Houston and those close to him at Hillsong Church I notice the following sins:

Spiritual pride

Spiritual and emotional dominance

Spiritual and emotional intimidation and bullying

Vast uncontrolled egos

Stealing from of the treasures of the temple of God

Having their snouts in every church financial trough available

Deceiving the church and unchurched masses with blatant lies.

Not giving a toss about or helping the boy victims of sexual abuse

Not reporting a pedophile to the Police

Sheltering a pedophile- Frank Houston.

Taking royalties on Hillsong worship CDs and DVDs. This is stealing from the Holy of Holies, the place of the Holy Divine Shekinah Presence of the Almighty God

Lying to the Australian and International public for 14 long years that there was only one victim of Frank Houston’s abuse in New Zealand and that abuse was almost nothing.

Lies. Deceit. 14 long years of lying, deceit, avoidance, denial, spin, lying, abuse of boy victims. 14 long years of this behaviour by Brian Houston of Hillsong and his associates.

Brian Houston’s future

Brian’s time is coming for judgment on earth. I’m not sure he sees it coming.

Watch out there's a semi behind you guys

Watch out there’s a semi behind you guys

You're from Australia. Cool. "Put another shrimp on the barbie, mate".

You’re from Australia. Cool. “Put another shrimp on the barbie, mate”.

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Brian. Nervous about the Police

Brian. Nervous about the police

Jim Carey in Dumber than Dumb

Jim Carey in Dumber than Dumb. Will Brian Houston have a police mug shot taken soon?

At the Royal Commission into the Mt Erebus crash, New Zealand’s worst airline disaster in 1989,  the New Zealand Royal Commissioner Justice Peter McMahon in tabling his submissions on the Mt Erebus crash called Air New Zealand’s cover ups after the crash, “an orchestrated litany of lies”.

Air New Zealand Flight TE-901, was a scheduled Air New Zealand Antarctic sightseeing flight that operated between 1977 and 1979. The flight left Auckland Airport in the morning and spent a few hours flying over the Antarctic continent, before returning to Auckland in the evening via Christchurch.

On 28 November 1979, the fourteenth flight of TE-901, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, collided with Mount Erebus on Ross Island, Antarctica, killing all 237 passengers and 20 crew on board.

The accident is commonly known as the Mount Erebus disaster.

The initial investigation concluded the accident was caused by pilot error but public outcry led to the establishment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the crash.

The Commission, presided over by Justice Peter Mahon, concluded that the accident was caused by a correction made to the coordinates of the flight path the night before the disaster, coupled with a failure to inform the flight crew of the change, with the result that the aircraft, instead of being directed by computer down McMurdo Sound (as the crew assumed), was re-routed into the path of Mount Erebus.

In Justice Mahon’s report, he accused Air New Zealand of presenting ‘an orchestrated litany of lies’ and this charge in the end led to changes in senior management at the airline. The accident remains New Zealand’s deadliest peacetime disaster.

At the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Sydney last October it seemed like Brian, his associate pastors and George had got together and agreed on a plan about what to say at the Commission.

It seemed like ‘an orchestrated litany of lies’.

Unfortunately Brian couldn’t remember the script and got badly lost in the witness seat.

I am ashamed to say that I am from the same country as Frank Houston, New Zealand.

New Zealand is a sincere country, a generally moral country and a hard-working country. It was when I lived there 40 to 64 years ago.

Yet from the verdant soil of this country of 40 million sheep and 4 million humans of many types and colours, although it was mainly White Europeans and Maori in the 1920s to 1960s, came an errant corrupt pedophile who decided in his 20s to use the woolly disguise of a minister of the holy gospel to fulfil his lusts and desires.

The Houston dynasty of devils through the laying on of hands on other subservient ministries has spawned a cart-load of monkey pastors. Spiritually corrupt pastors such as the world hasn’t seen, or at least not seen often.

I know of no more corrupt Pentecostal pastor since the blessed day of Pentecost than this errant devil pastor Frank Houston.

Not only was this man Frank Houston a New Zealander, even worse he was born in the same city as me, Whanganui.

Whanganui is a former port town lying sleepily on the banks of the Whanganui River. It’s a pretty nondescript town. It’s not as though you’d drive out of your way to visit there. The ski fields at Mount Ruapehu to the north hold far more attraction. Lost a few friends there. There’s always something amazing in a town that one hasn’t heard of. I don’t think Frank Houston would be honoured with the keys of the city.

There is a long list of Assemblies of God pastors in Australia and New Zealand who have been found to be morally and spiritually corrupt.

In the 1970s there were two Assemblies of God pastors in New Zealand vying for prominence. One was Frank Houston in the south of the North Island in Lower Hutt, part of Greater Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.

In the more prosperous and developing north in Auckland was Pastor Neville Johnson.

Frank Houston, although a secret pedophile from at least 1960, and probably 1940 or earlier, all through the 1960s and 1970s he was abusing little boys. Victim AHA who testified at the Royal Commission was horribly abused for five long years from the late 1960s to the early 1970s at his home in Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia from the tender age of a mere 7 years old to 12 years old. Victim SA1 my code name) at an AOG camp in Cuddly Creek, Adelaide at the Klemzig AOG camp located there. The abuse occurred in the bunk-room and showers. SA1 says other boys were abused there. I’d like to hear from them and any other victims anywhere in the world.

At least 6 boys aged about 10 were sexually abused by Frank Houston while he was head pastor at Lower Hutt AOG in the 1960s.

Frank Houston abused boy victim WNZ1 at a bible study in his parents home a few times. Frank Houston pretended to go to the toilet and sneaked in to WNZ1’s bedroom and abused him.

In fact, Frank Houston was so into pedophilia at this period, so rampant, that he commented to his son Brian, “yes I was very active at the time”. Meaning active as a pedophile in the era he abused AHA. My research verifies that the 1960s to 1970s, when Frank was in his 40s to 50s, was his most active period as a peophile.

This may have been related to availability and confidence.

Frank Houston told victim AHA, “if you tell anyone no one will believe you”.

Frank Houston

Frank Houston

Rev William "Frank" Houston. The corrupt father of Pentecost in Australia

Rev William “Frank” Houston. The corrupt father of Pentecost in Australia

Frank Houston. Died in 2004. Talking to God now.

Frank Houston. Died in 2004. In Hades awaiting The Great Judgment now.

Pastor Frank Houston. Pastor from hell.

Pastor Frank Houston. Pastor from Hell.

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.”

 

CLC

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.

 

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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.

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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.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

This article of mine is from March 19, 2016.

 

"Pastor" Joel Houston and "Pastor" Carl Lentz. Head pastors of Hillsong New York City.

“Pastor” Joel Houston and “Pastor” Carl Lentz. Head pastors of Hillsong New York City.

Presbyterian gay ministers 1

Lesbian clergy

 

Since Hillsong Church is a gay tolerant and gay empowering church it needs to educate its young people, children and congregation about gayness, gay terminology and gay slang to enable its congregants to be more sensitive and respectful towards gays and for them to be more switched on to gay’s needs and requirements in life.

 

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"Pastor" Brian Houston. Gay lover. The world's most famous gay-loving Pentecostal pastor.

“Pastor” Brian Houston. Gay lover. The world’s most famous gay-loving Pentecostal pastor.

 

Hillsong’s congregants in Australia as Australians should know Australian gay terminology and gay slang.

Recently an environmental campaigner colleague used the term ‘koala bear’ to describe the Australian marsupial the Koala.

I have Koalas on my farm in Bellingen where I live. Koalas live in Australian native gum trees and eat Australian native foliage which consists of mainly gum tree leaves.

The gum tree leaves are high in sap and toxins and low in nutrients. The combined effects of eating gum tree leaves is that the Koala is made sleepy by the toxins and it has to eat a lot of gum tree leaves each day because they are low in nutrients. So Koalas spend 90 per cent of their time eating.

So ends a brief brief discourse on Koalas eating habits.

 

koala 3 koala 2 koala 1

 

I hadn’t heard the term ‘Koala Bear’ since I was a child in New Zealand. Its a term of endearment.

I googled the term ‘Koala Bear’ and one of the meanings relates to the gay scene.

Since Hillsong is embracing gayness and gay marriage, especially in locations like Hillsong New York City and Hillsong Los Angeles, I think its important that Hillsong’s young people, children and congregation are educated about gay terminology and gay slang.

 

Gay terminology

In gay slang a ‘bear’ is a big often hairy confident gay man.

If a big hairy confident gay man comes into Hillsong Church, say dressed with interesting leather clothing, all the Hillsong young people, children and congregation should all say, “Hello Mr Gay Bear”.

If that big hairy confident gay man is an Australian then the correct gay term for that man is a ‘Koala Bear’.

All the Hillsong young people, children and congregation should welcome a big hairy confident Australian gay man when he enters Hillsong Church and  say, “Hello Mr Gay Koala Bear”.

These little polite details and gay cultural sensitivities are important to gay men.

 

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If you’re gay you’re welcome at Hillsong

 

Bear Terms and Definitions

“Bear: A gay man that generally has one or more of the following traits; a hairy chest and body, a beard, wide shoulders, husky build, beefy, more masculine. The exact definition of what a bear look like varies from person to person. A defining quality of a bear is that they do not fit into contemporary gay culture, or the stereotypical gay image”.

Hillsong young people, children and congregation should also know that a big chubby gay man or a big chubby hairy gay man is called a “Big Bear”.

If a big chubby gay man or a big chubby hairy gay man enters Hillsong Church then all the Hillsong young people, children and congregation should welcome a big hairy confident gay man when he enters Hillsong Church and say, “Hello Mr Gay Big Bear”.

An African American or Caribbean black man is called a ‘Black Bear’.

An athletic gay bear with interests in contact sports is called a ‘Bruin’. Hillsong members please note- Not a ‘Brian’. Brian Houston is not ‘a Bruin’ because he has a paunch. The devil here is in the detail.

 

Brian Houston has a paunch. Brian showing how to move like a sea lion turning over on the beach while preaching the Hillsong Money Cult gospel.

Heavier now at 61. Brian Houston has a paunch. Brian showing how to move like a sea lion turning over on the beach while preaching the Hillsong Money Cult gospel.

 

Brian Houston used to be a ‘Bruin’ when he was younger, although I’m not sure if Brian was gay then or a just the son of a gay or just a gay lover. Brian used to be able to outrun all his pastors in the annual Hillsong fun run. Brian was at that time a Christian ‘Bruin’- as well as a Hillsong Brian.

 

"Pastor" Brian Houston of Hillsong. The gayest Pentecostal pastor in the world. I'm not sure if he was gay then or a just the son of a gay or just a gay lover.

“Pastor” Brian Houston of Hillsong. The gayest Pentecostal pastor in the world. “I’m not sure if Brian was gay then or a just the son of a gay or just a gay lover”.

 

There are many other gay terms relating to gay Bears. Once we as Christians open our hearts and lives to all things gay and to gay marriage there’s a whole new world of gayness and gay terminology out there to explore.

Here are some more ‘Bear’ gay terms.

Beef: A classic term for a ‘built’ guy.

Cave: A gathering place for bears to chat and hug.

I think this is the correct name to use for a Hillsong Church gay home bible study group.

“Fellow brethren gay bears- lets go into our cave and study the word of God”. Please don’t laugh at this thought or any of this. This is a serious topic and Hillsong congregants need to be sensitive to their fellow Christian gays at Hillsong Church.

Chaser: A gay man that finds big bears and/or chubbies attractive.

Cub: A younger bear, usually lacking a beard/full beard, may be shorter and/or lack other bear elements. Also refers to a younger bear that may be lacking experience and/or submissive.

Grr: Can be mean as a sign of affection, or to back off.

All the Hillsong young people, children and congregation should know these things. If a gay ‘Bear’ man goes “Grr” to a Hillsong young man it either means he fancies him or the young man has done something to offend him. The young man should say to ‘the gay Bear’ who made the grr sound: “Sir, I’m not familiar with gay lingo. Do you fancy me or have I offended you?”

Koala Bear: A bear with light body blond hair.

Leather Bear: A bear who is into the leather scene, and can be found wearing all sorts of interesting looking leather clothing and accessories.

If a big chubby gay man or a big chubby hairy gay man enters Hillsong Church wearing lots of leather and say carrying an accessory like a whip, all the Hillsong young people, children and congregation should be aware that their gay ‘Bear’ brother is into the gay leather scene and is not carrying the whip to harm anyone in Hillsong Church. Maybe Hillsong church should consider installing a gay accessories rack at the Hillsong door so gay leather or gay fetish men can leave any accessories hanging there that might frighten children or grannies and proceed happily into Hillsong Church.

 

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leather gay man

Leather gay man. Too small to be a bear.

 

Maul: Unsolicited molestation by a gay bear.

This might be a more tricky situation and I’m not sure how to advise Hillsong on this contingency now Frank Houston, the greatest ‘gay maul’ of all is dead.

Muscle Bear: A muscular bear. A bear that works out regularly.

 

Brian: If my neighbours were gay I'd love them".

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Otter: A hairy gay man that’s slender, a slender bear, a bear lacking a husky or stocky build while still retaining hairy bear features bear.

Freddy Mercury of Queen was this type of gay. This is starting to get confusing for children. Too many gay terms. Too many contingencies. And we’ve only touched on some aspects of gay ‘Bears’. What about all the other gay terms from other parts of the gay and lesbian community that Hillsong young people, children and congregation ought to learn?

Maybe Josh Canfield and Reed the gay couple at Hillsong New York City could run some Hillsong gay seminars, produce some Hillsong gay educational DVDs and write some Hillsong gay educational manuals.

 

Josh Canfield Hillsong New York City worship leader. Not a bear.

Josh Canfield of Hillsong New York City. A Hillsong worship leader. Not a bear. More of a shaved Otter.

 

Polar Bear: An older bear who has gone gray.

If I was a gay then this would be me- a ‘Polar Bear’.

Grizzly Bear: A hairy, well proportioned husky bear of a man.

I can also be like a grizzly bear at times. Some women are like this at certain times of the month or during menopause. Some men and women are like this all the time.

Hirsute: A man that has excessive body hair to the point that it looks like a suit.

This is really starting to get interesting and quite complex.

Ursine: ur.sine ‘*r-.si-n aj [L ursinus, fr. ursus bear – more at ARCTIC] : of, relating to, or resembling a bear or the bear family (Ursidae)

Ursophile: A young smooth slender gay man that loves bears.

Mmm…hard to explain this aspect to Hillsong children and young people.

Ursulas: A term for lesbian/female bears.

Woof: A hot bear would be “woofy”, you could woof at a hot bear. It can also be used like the term “you go girl” or “oh my god”.

“Woof. Woof”. Maybe Darlene Zschech could work out a Hillsong worship song that’s a bit woofy.

 

Darlene Zschech. Hillsong mega-star worship leader. Borrowed Bono's glasses.

Darlene Zschech. Hillsong mega-star worship leader. Borrowed Bono’s glasses to worship God.

 

Wolf: A long-haired lanky bear or simply an alternative animal some men identify themselves with.

 

wolves

 

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Brian Houston: “Gays are welcome at Hillsong”.

 

Chubby Bear gays

Some Chub terms and definitions

“Chub/Bulk and bear communities often co-exist along side one another, having some similarities. The chub community has its own distinctions that separate it from the bear community. Such as the differences members of the community have in their attractions to different types of men. And of course the fact that not all chubby men are hairy and have facial hair, identify themselves as bears, or are interested in bears. The chub community is said to have started before the bear community, which was initially an offshoot of the chub community which soon grew to take it’s own form. Thus, some bear and chub terms cross over, and some don’t”.

Big Bear: A chubby bear.

Bulk: (i.e. bulky, husky, heavy etc.) Often used in place of chub.

Chubby Chaser: A gay man that finds big bears or chubbies attractive.

Chub/Chubbies: A chubby or overweight gay man.

Encourager: Likes to plump up his man.

Lineman: A guy that is heavy, possibly with a gut, but who has more muscle than fat

Gay terms and definitions

“In every part of the gay community there are certain common terms”. Voici les.

Bisexual or Bi: A man or woman that has sexual and/or romantic feelings towards both sexes.

Breeders: A derogatory term used to describe heterosexuals.

Butch: Distinct masculine pronunciation. (1) Traditionally masculine gay men. Bears are often described as butch, and butches occasionally as bears. (2) A lesbian that enjoys looking and dressing like a male. Ain’t fussy about hair, usually has it cropped, might not shave her legs, doesn’t like make up, ain’t into dresses.

Cherophobia: Fear of gaiety.

Chicken Hawk: An older guy that goes after a young guy.

Commitment Ceremony: A ceremony where two partners come together and commit themselves to one another for life publicly. This ceremony often takes the place of marriage in places where gay marriages are not legal.

Daddy: An older or more mature gay man who goes for a younger or less mature partner and/or is domineering. The bear equivalent is Daddy Bear.

Drag Show: A drag queen who performs a song and dance and/or karaoke show.

Drag Queen: A man that dresses up as a woman, and/or performs drag shows.

Dyke: Slang for lesbians in general in a reclaimed sence, or to masculine lesbians. Also occasionally used in a derogatory mannor but is considered a reclaimed word.

Fag Hag: A woman that hangs around gay men, and may want to try converting them.

Gay/Homosexual: Refers to gay men, but can also be used to refer to anyone queer. A gay man being: A man that is sexually attracted and/or has romantic feelings towards other men.

Gaydar: The ability to tell if other people are gay. This skill can be developed by anyone who spends time around gay people, and/or who watches lots of gay movies (porno’s don’t count).

Hanky Code: A code system of different coloured hankies and other objects defining ones sexual interests.

Homophobia: Hate or fear of homosexuals and homosexuality.

Lesbian: A woman that is sexually attracted and/or has romantic feelings towards other women.

Lipstick Lesbian: A lesbian that likes to dress up more sterotypically femininely i.e. make up, long hair, always wears a dress.

Out: A term used to describe an individual that is openly gay/bi/les/queer.

Queeny: Used to describes a power hungry flamboyant bitch of a fag.

Queer: Referring to homosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transvestite, and transgendered persons.

Twink: The stereotypical figure of a gay male who has a slim build, shaved, youthful, and stylish/trendy.

Smurf: A short gay man. (Note: As a short gay man, myself, the webmaster doesn’t like this term.)

Son: Younger or less mature partner that goes after Daddies, and/or is submissive. The bear equivalent is a Cub, although cub does have other meanings.

Straight Acting: A famous gay classified add descriptor meaning that the gay person in question acts straight. Or rather simply does not act/appear blatantly gay or effeminate in speech or actions. This can mean hiding their sexual identify to the extremes of behaviour alterations, and/or it can simply mean they don’t look like they fit into the “stereotypical effeminate gay image”, and thus seem more straight than gay.

 

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Brian Houston: “I can see the day coming when Hillsong will marry gays…Whatever makes you happy”.

 

Chicken hawk gays

Wikipedia

“A chickenhawk or chicken hawk is slang used in American and British gay culture to denote older males who prefer younger males for partners, who may less often be called “chickens”, i.e., the prey of the chickenhawk. Other variations include chicken queen and chicken plucker.

It is sometimes used as a disparaging vulgarity within the LGBT community, or seen as a slur against people in that community. The label can be applied to a man who seeks partners with the look of someone young, regardless of their target’s age.

“Chickenhawk” also indicates a man who uses underage boys for his sexual pleasure. The usage was publicized by members of the controversial group NAMBLA in the 1994 documentary film Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys, although Time magazine reported it in this sense in 1975″.

 

Hillsong and the Australian and New Zealand Assemblies of God’s history in producing chicken hawk gays

Chicken hawk gays are going to feel very at home at Hillsong Church because the founder of Hillsong, Frank Houston, was a chicken hawk gay and Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches top leaders are all chicken hawk protectors.

Some of the Hillsong pastors following Frank Houston have been chicken hawk gays like Frank as well as being chicken hawk protectors.

Frank Houston’s successor as head of the New Zealand (NZ) Assemblies of God (AOG) Church was Jim Williams who also was a gay chicken hawk who liked little girls whereas Frank Houston was a chicken hawk who liked little boys.

Wayne Hughes who succeeded Jim Williams as head of the NZ AOG was also a gay chicken hawk.

For 38 years gay from 1965 to 2003 chicken hawks ruled the New Zealand Assemblies of God.

There are so many gay terms out there.

Its a whole new adventurous rainbow world that Hillsong is opening itself up to at the moment.

I wonder how Brian Houston, his son Joel Houston, Brian’s spiritual son Carl Lentz, Bobbie Houston, Joel A’Bell and all the other Hillsong leaders throughout the world will cope with Hillsong’s ongoing conversation with gays and all things gay?

 

Hillsong Church. False teaching. These two men are getting married at Hillsong New York City this year.

Hillsong Church. False teaching. These two men Josh Canfield and Reed are getting married at Hillsong New York City this year.

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Wishing you are Happy and Safe Christmas. "Pastor" Joel Houston. Hillsong New York City.

“Pastor” Joel Houston. Hillsong New York City.

 

'Pastors' Carl Lentz and Joel Houston of Hillsong New York City.

‘Pastors’ Carl Lentz and Joel Houston of Hillsong New York City.

Josh Canfield Hillsong New York City gay worship leader with his partner Reed who sings in the Hillsong NYC choir too with Hillsong NYC Head Pastors Joel Houston, Brian Houston's eldest blood son and Carl Lentz, Pastor Brian Houston's spiritual son.

Josh Canfield Hillsong New York City gay worship leader with his partner Reed who sings in the Hillsong NYC choir too with Hillsong NYC Head Pastors Joel Houston, Brian Houston’s eldest blood son and Carl Lentz, Pastor Brian Houston’s spiritual son.

Donald Elley of Bellingen:

This article of mine is from March 19, 2016.

 

"Pastor" Joel Houston and "Pastor" Carl Lentz. Head pastors of Hillsong New York City.

“Pastor” Joel Houston and “Pastor” Carl Lentz. Head pastors of Hillsong New York City.

Presbyterian gay ministers 1

Lesbian clergy

 

Since Hillsong Church is a gay tolerant and gay empowering church it needs to educate its young people, children and congregation about gayness, gay terminology and gay slang to enable its congregants to be more sensitive and respectful towards gays and for them to be more switched on to gay’s needs and requirements in life.

 

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"Pastor" Brian Houston. Gay lover. The world's most famous gay-loving Pentecostal pastor.

“Pastor” Brian Houston. Gay lover. The world’s most famous gay-loving Pentecostal pastor.

 

Hillsong’s congregants in Australia as Australians should know Australian gay terminology and gay slang.

Recently an environmental campaigner colleague used the term ‘koala bear’ to describe the Australian marsupial the Koala.

I have Koalas on my farm in Bellingen where I live. Koalas live in Australian native gum trees and eat Australian native foliage which consists of mainly gum tree leaves.

The gum tree leaves are high in sap and toxins and low in nutrients. The combined effects of eating gum tree leaves is that the Koala is made sleepy by the toxins and it has to eat a lot of gum tree leaves each day because they are low in nutrients. So Koalas spend 90 per cent of their time eating.

So ends a brief brief discourse on Koalas eating habits.

 

koala 3 koala 2 koala 1

 

I hadn’t heard the term ‘Koala Bear’ since I was a child in New Zealand. Its a term of endearment.

I googled the term ‘Koala Bear’ and one of the meanings relates to the gay scene.

Since Hillsong is embracing gayness and gay marriage, especially in locations like Hillsong New York City and Hillsong Los Angeles, I think its important that Hillsong’s young people, children and congregation are educated about gay terminology and gay slang.

 

Gay terminology

In gay slang a ‘bear’ is a big often hairy confident gay man.

If a big hairy confident gay man comes into Hillsong Church, say dressed with interesting leather clothing, all the Hillsong young people, children and congregation should all say, “Hello Mr Gay Bear”.

If that big hairy confident gay man is an Australian then the correct gay term for that man is a ‘Koala Bear’.

All the Hillsong young people, children and congregation should welcome a big hairy confident Australian gay man when he enters Hillsong Church and  say, “Hello Mr Gay Koala Bear”.

These little polite details and gay cultural sensitivities are important to gay men.

 

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If you’re gay you’re welcome at Hillsong

 

Bear Terms and Definitions

“Bear: A gay man that generally has one or more of the following traits; a hairy chest and body, a beard, wide shoulders, husky build, beefy, more masculine. The exact definition of what a bear look like varies from person to person. A defining quality of a bear is that they do not fit into contemporary gay culture, or the stereotypical gay image”.

Hillsong young people, children and congregation should also know that a big chubby gay man or a big chubby hairy gay man is called a “Big Bear”.

If a big chubby gay man or a big chubby hairy gay man enters Hillsong Church then all the Hillsong young people, children and congregation should welcome a big hairy confident gay man when he enters Hillsong Church and say, “Hello Mr Gay Big Bear”.

An African American or Caribbean black man is called a ‘Black Bear’.

An athletic gay bear with interests in contact sports is called a ‘Bruin’. Hillsong members please note- Not a ‘Brian’. Brian Houston is not ‘a Bruin’ because he has a paunch. The devil here is in the detail.

 

Brian Houston has a paunch. Brian showing how to move like a sea lion turning over on the beach while preaching the Hillsong Money Cult gospel.

Heavier now at 61. Brian Houston has a paunch. Brian showing how to move like a sea lion turning over on the beach while preaching the Hillsong Money Cult gospel.

 

Brian Houston used to be a ‘Bruin’ when he was younger, although I’m not sure if Brian was gay then or a just the son of a gay or just a gay lover. Brian used to be able to outrun all his pastors in the annual Hillsong fun run. Brian was at that time a Christian ‘Bruin’- as well as a Hillsong Brian.

 

"Pastor" Brian Houston of Hillsong. The gayest Pentecostal pastor in the world. I'm not sure if he was gay then or a just the son of a gay or just a gay lover.

“Pastor” Brian Houston of Hillsong. The gayest Pentecostal pastor in the world. “I’m not sure if Brian was gay then or a just the son of a gay or just a gay lover”.

 

There are many other gay terms relating to gay Bears. Once we as Christians open our hearts and lives to all things gay and to gay marriage there’s a whole new world of gayness and gay terminology out there to explore.

Here are some more ‘Bear’ gay terms.

Beef: A classic term for a ‘built’ guy.

Cave: A gathering place for bears to chat and hug.

I think this is the correct name to use for a Hillsong Church gay home bible study group.

“Fellow brethren gay bears- lets go into our cave and study the word of God”. Please don’t laugh at this thought or any of this. This is a serious topic and Hillsong congregants need to be sensitive to their fellow Christian gays at Hillsong Church.

Chaser: A gay man that finds big bears and/or chubbies attractive.

Cub: A younger bear, usually lacking a beard/full beard, may be shorter and/or lack other bear elements. Also refers to a younger bear that may be lacking experience and/or submissive.

Grr: Can be mean as a sign of affection, or to back off.

All the Hillsong young people, children and congregation should know these things. If a gay ‘Bear’ man goes “Grr” to a Hillsong young man it either means he fancies him or the young man has done something to offend him. The young man should say to ‘the gay Bear’ who made the grr sound: “Sir, I’m not familiar with gay lingo. Do you fancy me or have I offended you?”

Koala Bear: A bear with light body blond hair.

Leather Bear: A bear who is into the leather scene, and can be found wearing all sorts of interesting looking leather clothing and accessories.

If a big chubby gay man or a big chubby hairy gay man enters Hillsong Church wearing lots of leather and say carrying an accessory like a whip, all the Hillsong young people, children and congregation should be aware that their gay ‘Bear’ brother is into the gay leather scene and is not carrying the whip to harm anyone in Hillsong Church. Maybe Hillsong church should consider installing a gay accessories rack at the Hillsong door so gay leather or gay fetish men can leave any accessories hanging there that might frighten children or grannies and proceed happily into Hillsong Church.

 

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leather gay man

Leather gay man. Too small to be a bear.

 

Maul: Unsolicited molestation by a gay bear.

This might be a more tricky situation and I’m not sure how to advise Hillsong on this contingency now Frank Houston, the greatest ‘gay maul’ of all is dead.

Muscle Bear: A muscular bear. A bear that works out regularly.

 

Brian: If my neighbours were gay I'd love them".

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Otter: A hairy gay man that’s slender, a slender bear, a bear lacking a husky or stocky build while still retaining hairy bear features bear.

Freddy Mercury of Queen was this type of gay. This is starting to get confusing for children. Too many gay terms. Too many contingencies. And we’ve only touched on some aspects of gay ‘Bears’. What about all the other gay terms from other parts of the gay and lesbian community that Hillsong young people, children and congregation ought to learn?

Maybe Josh Canfield and Reed the gay couple at Hillsong New York City could run some Hillsong gay seminars, produce some Hillsong gay educational DVDs and write some Hillsong gay educational manuals.

 

Josh Canfield Hillsong New York City worship leader. Not a bear.

Josh Canfield of Hillsong New York City. A Hillsong worship leader. Not a bear. More of a shaved Otter.

 

Polar Bear: An older bear who has gone gray.

If I was a gay then this would be me- a ‘Polar Bear’.

Grizzly Bear: A hairy, well proportioned husky bear of a man.

I can also be like a grizzly bear at times. Some women are like this at certain times of the month or during menopause. Some men and women are like this all the time.

Hirsute: A man that has excessive body hair to the point that it looks like a suit.

This is really starting to get interesting and quite complex.

Ursine: ur.sine ‘*r-.si-n aj [L ursinus, fr. ursus bear – more at ARCTIC] : of, relating to, or resembling a bear or the bear family (Ursidae)

Ursophile: A young smooth slender gay man that loves bears.

Mmm…hard to explain this aspect to Hillsong children and young people.

Ursulas: A term for lesbian/female bears.

Woof: A hot bear would be “woofy”, you could woof at a hot bear. It can also be used like the term “you go girl” or “oh my god”.

“Woof. Woof”. Maybe Darlene Zschech could work out a Hillsong worship song that’s a bit woofy.

 

Darlene Zschech. Hillsong mega-star worship leader. Borrowed Bono's glasses.

Darlene Zschech. Hillsong mega-star worship leader. Borrowed Bono’s glasses to worship God.

 

Wolf: A long-haired lanky bear or simply an alternative animal some men identify themselves with.

 

wolves

 

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Brian Houston: “Gays are welcome at Hillsong”.

 

Chubby Bear gays

Some Chub terms and definitions

“Chub/Bulk and bear communities often co-exist along side one another, having some similarities. The chub community has its own distinctions that separate it from the bear community. Such as the differences members of the community have in their attractions to different types of men. And of course the fact that not all chubby men are hairy and have facial hair, identify themselves as bears, or are interested in bears. The chub community is said to have started before the bear community, which was initially an offshoot of the chub community which soon grew to take it’s own form. Thus, some bear and chub terms cross over, and some don’t”.

Big Bear: A chubby bear.

Bulk: (i.e. bulky, husky, heavy etc.) Often used in place of chub.

Chubby Chaser: A gay man that finds big bears or chubbies attractive.

Chub/Chubbies: A chubby or overweight gay man.

Encourager: Likes to plump up his man.

Lineman: A guy that is heavy, possibly with a gut, but who has more muscle than fat

Gay terms and definitions

“In every part of the gay community there are certain common terms”. Voici les.

Bisexual or Bi: A man or woman that has sexual and/or romantic feelings towards both sexes.

Breeders: A derogatory term used to describe heterosexuals.

Butch: Distinct masculine pronunciation. (1) Traditionally masculine gay men. Bears are often described as butch, and butches occasionally as bears. (2) A lesbian that enjoys looking and dressing like a male. Ain’t fussy about hair, usually has it cropped, might not shave her legs, doesn’t like make up, ain’t into dresses.

Cherophobia: Fear of gaiety.

Chicken Hawk: An older guy that goes after a young guy.

Commitment Ceremony: A ceremony where two partners come together and commit themselves to one another for life publicly. This ceremony often takes the place of marriage in places where gay marriages are not legal.

Daddy: An older or more mature gay man who goes for a younger or less mature partner and/or is domineering. The bear equivalent is Daddy Bear.

Drag Show: A drag queen who performs a song and dance and/or karaoke show.

Drag Queen: A man that dresses up as a woman, and/or performs drag shows.

Dyke: Slang for lesbians in general in a reclaimed sence, or to masculine lesbians. Also occasionally used in a derogatory mannor but is considered a reclaimed word.

Fag Hag: A woman that hangs around gay men, and may want to try converting them.

Gay/Homosexual: Refers to gay men, but can also be used to refer to anyone queer. A gay man being: A man that is sexually attracted and/or has romantic feelings towards other men.

Gaydar: The ability to tell if other people are gay. This skill can be developed by anyone who spends time around gay people, and/or who watches lots of gay movies (porno’s don’t count).

Hanky Code: A code system of different coloured hankies and other objects defining ones sexual interests.

Homophobia: Hate or fear of homosexuals and homosexuality.

Lesbian: A woman that is sexually attracted and/or has romantic feelings towards other women.

Lipstick Lesbian: A lesbian that likes to dress up more sterotypically femininely i.e. make up, long hair, always wears a dress.

Out: A term used to describe an individual that is openly gay/bi/les/queer.

Queeny: Used to describes a power hungry flamboyant bitch of a fag.

Queer: Referring to homosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transvestite, and transgendered persons.

Twink: The stereotypical figure of a gay male who has a slim build, shaved, youthful, and stylish/trendy.

Smurf: A short gay man. (Note: As a short gay man, myself, the webmaster doesn’t like this term.)

Son: Younger or less mature partner that goes after Daddies, and/or is submissive. The bear equivalent is a Cub, although cub does have other meanings.

Straight Acting: A famous gay classified add descriptor meaning that the gay person in question acts straight. Or rather simply does not act/appear blatantly gay or effeminate in speech or actions. This can mean hiding their sexual identify to the extremes of behaviour alterations, and/or it can simply mean they don’t look like they fit into the “stereotypical effeminate gay image”, and thus seem more straight than gay.

 

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Brian Houston: “I can see the day coming when Hillsong will marry gays…Whatever makes you happy”.

 

Chicken hawk gays

Wikipedia

“A chickenhawk or chicken hawk is slang used in American and British gay culture to denote older males who prefer younger males for partners, who may less often be called “chickens”, i.e., the prey of the chickenhawk. Other variations include chicken queen and chicken plucker.

It is sometimes used as a disparaging vulgarity within the LGBT community, or seen as a slur against people in that community. The label can be applied to a man who seeks partners with the look of someone young, regardless of their target’s age.

“Chickenhawk” also indicates a man who uses underage boys for his sexual pleasure. The usage was publicized by members of the controversial group NAMBLA in the 1994 documentary film Chicken Hawk: Men Who Love Boys, although Time magazine reported it in this sense in 1975″.

 

Hillsong and the Australian and New Zealand Assemblies of God’s history in producing chicken hawk gays

Chicken hawk gays are going to feel very at home at Hillsong Church because the founder of Hillsong, Frank Houston, was a chicken hawk gay and Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches top leaders are all chicken hawk protectors.

Some of the Hillsong pastors following Frank Houston have been chicken hawk gays like Frank as well as being chicken hawk protectors.

Frank Houston’s successor as head of the New Zealand (NZ) Assemblies of God (AOG) Church was Jim Williams who also was a gay chicken hawk who liked little girls whereas Frank Houston was a chicken hawk who liked little boys.

Wayne Hughes who succeeded Jim Williams as head of the NZ AOG was also a gay chicken hawk.

For 38 years gay from 1965 to 2003 chicken hawks ruled the New Zealand Assemblies of God.

There are so many gay terms out there.

Its a whole new adventurous rainbow world that Hillsong is opening itself up to at the moment.

I wonder how Brian Houston, his son Joel Houston, Brian’s spiritual son Carl Lentz, Bobbie Houston, Joel A’Bell and all the other Hillsong leaders throughout the world will cope with Hillsong’s ongoing conversation with gays and all things gay?

 

Hillsong Church. False teaching. These two men are getting married at Hillsong New York City this year.

Hillsong Church. False teaching. These two men Josh Canfield and Reed are getting married at Hillsong New York City this year.

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Wishing you are Happy and Safe Christmas. "Pastor" Joel Houston. Hillsong New York City.

“Pastor” Joel Houston. Hillsong New York City.

 

'Pastors' Carl Lentz and Joel Houston of Hillsong New York City.

‘Pastors’ Carl Lentz and Joel Houston of Hillsong New York City.

Josh Canfield Hillsong New York City gay worship leader with his partner Reed who sings in the Hillsong NYC choir too with Hillsong NYC Head Pastors Joel Houston, Brian Houston's eldest blood son and Carl Lentz, Pastor Brian Houston's spiritual son.

Josh Canfield Hillsong New York City gay worship leader with his partner Reed who sings in the Hillsong NYC choir too with Hillsong NYC Head Pastors Joel Houston, Brian Houston’s eldest blood son and Carl Lentz, Pastor Brian Houston’s spiritual son.

 

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.