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Child rapist Frank Houston founded Hillsong in Sydney, Australia in 1977. This was a year before his son Brian arrived in Australia. Brian likes to say he founded Hillsong. This is a Brian lie. One of many.

Author: Donald Elley of Bellingen

Donald Elley of Bellingen May 12, 2022

Brian Houston has been sacked by Hillsong Global Board for sexual indiscretions against Young Hillsong women

These offences include visiting a Young Hillsong females hotel room alone with her in the middle of the night after Hillsong Conference. I think they had sex but no one is talking (yet).

Sydney media are trying to get the Young Hillsong lady to talk on camera.

This would really rock Brian, and Brian’s wife Bobbie’s, world.

Bobbie Houston has been sacked by Hillsong Board

Bobbie Houston has been sacked by Hillsong Board. Bobbie has got a bit more crazy than her normal unhinged self recently. Some of her sermons, if you could call her convoluted and sometimes irreverent blurbs a sermon, have been off-the-dial.

Bobbie does this coughing, burning and tears thing while preaching. Quite bizarre. I think Bobbie has trouble controlling her personal demons who want to speak to the planet too.

Donald Elley of Bellingen December 10, 2021

Brian Houston has been charged by Australian police with concealing a pedophile

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile concealment crimes by Australian police on Thursday August 5, 2021. The maximum penalty is five years in jail. Brian appeared in court in Sydney on October 5, 2021 for a First Mention. There was a Second Mention on Tuesday November 23, 2021 and a Third Mention on January 27, 2022. There is a fourth mention on March 3, 2022.

The Hearing is in November 2022.

Brian has plead “not guilty” at each mention.

Brian will get a lesser jail sentence if he pleads guilty. Like Pharaoh before Moses, Brian won’t negotiate. Brian will only fly the white flag of surrender in jail. Even there, Brian will still be maintaining in his innocence.

Brian Houston stepped down as global head of Hillsong

The Australian Royal Commission

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in its Findings, recommended Pastor Brian Houston, the current head of Hillsong Church, be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

An official recommendation was passed on to NSW Police and the NSW Justice Department by the Royal Commission.

The crimes are that Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches top leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Pastor Brian Houston, his wife Pastor Bobbie Houston, Hillsong business manager George Aghajanian, Hillsong elder Nabi Saleh, President of the New South Wales Assemblies of God John McMartin, National Assemblies of God General Secretary Keith Ainge and all the other top Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leaders had a fiduciary and legal duty to report Brian’s father Frank to Australian police when he confessed in 1999.

They failed to do this.

The fiduciary duty of a church leader comprises a duty of care towards their congregation. To lead them, to protect them and to care for them.

Instead of reporting Frank Houston to police, the above Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leadership, gave Frank a slap on the hand and allowed him to go on preaching, prophesying and (God forbid) laying hands on AOG congregants wherever he fancied to go in his misnitry. Nothing changed.

They moved Frank to quiet, off-the-grid localities so no one would report him to police. They told AOG congregants that Frank and his wife Hazel “had retired” and were AOG Royalty. No mention was made of Frank’s “problem with boys”, as Hazel liked to call Frank’s lifelong past-time or hobby of child rape.

At this stage only Brian has been charged.

The Origins of Hillsong Church:

Rev Frank Houston the Night-Stalker, preying on little boys in their childhood beds.

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade.

Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

New Zealand Herald July 11, 2020

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Frank Houston at Coogee Beach, Sydney in 1969.

The First Hillsong

The first name of Hillsong was Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre. The church met in Sherbrooke Hall, Double Bay, Sydney. The first meeting was on 16 July 1977 led by Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father. 

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Rev Frank Houston with young congregant at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst then, in 1980. This is the pedophile Frank Houston sneaking in a little homo hug on an unsuspecting young man who is lapping up the attention. There were hundreds like him. At this time Frank was having a secret homosexual affair with his young worship pastor Peter Laughton aged 23.

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong’s boy and teen sex abuse victims.

I have revealed them all to the world on this, my personal blogs-site. This has always been with their permission and their desire if their names are mentioned.

I do not search for victims. They always contact me.

I do not seek media publicity. They approach me for information. Media are welcome to use any information on this site. There is no copyright. This site is not-for-profit. No advertising. No revenue to me in any way.

Three new accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston 11 July 2020

Two New Zealand Herald articles of 11 July 2020 mention three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now.

The number of known Frank Houston boy and male teen victims I have identified is now 17 or more.

Recent revelations that Frank sexually abused boys in a New Zealand Salvation Army boys home in the 1940s and on evangelistic crusades amongst New Zealand Maoris have thrown the needle off the dial of my boy victim count.

It is no longer possible for me to put an accurate figure on the number of Frank Houston’s boy victims globally.

When I add in sexual abuse of little boys at a Salvation Army Boys Home in New Zealand in the 1940s and add in AOG crusades and ministry trips from the 1950s to 1960s in New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Chile and other the countries, the possibilities of the number of boy victims is almost endless.

I believe from the evidence there are over 400 boy and teen victims, maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Frank’s son Brian, who I know personally, said to Australian media in 2014, “We may never know the number of victims”. I knew Brian from 1981 at early Hillsong. I haven’t talked with Brian since early 2000s when I left Hillsong for good.

Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston current head of Hillsong: “We may never know the number of dad’s boy sex abuse victims”‘

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020 mentions three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now

Frank Houston preaching in in 1969 during his time as Assemblies of God in New Zealand General Superintendent from 1965 to 1977.

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020:

Three Frank Houston child sex abuse accounts which are new to me.

New abuse account one:

“From 1945 to 1948, Frank Houston worked at a boys’ home in Temuka run by the Salvation Army, which has confirmed receiving a complaint in 2003 from someone who said they suffered abuse at his hands during that time. A spokeswoman for the Salvation Army said it had provided information relating to the complaint to the Royal Commission.”

New abuse account two:

“In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.”

“Then came a second knock on the door. Barry was approached by a church elder who – aware of the complaint over Williams – disclosed an allegation of sexual offending by Frank Houston.

New abuse account three:

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade. Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

My comments:

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. I’ve believed for a long time that the reason was because of complaints of child sexual abuse.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

Crikey (Australian media) August 25, 2021. Journalist David Hardaker on Frank Houston and the NZ Salvation Army 

“It has since emerged that Frank Houston’s offending stretched back 50 years to the 1940s when he was a lieutenant in the Salvation Army in New Zealand, his country of birth. The New Zealand Salvation Army has confirmed to Crikey that in 2003 it received an allegation of abuse by Houston during his tenure at the Temuka Boys’ Home, near Dunedin on the South Island, between 1945 and 1948. (Houston resigned from the Salvation Army in 1952.) The Salvation Army said it met with the survivor of the abuse in 2003. The case has been sent to New Zealand’s Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, set up three years ago”.

Donald Elley of Bellingen: 

I’ve heard about Frank Houston doing crusades in rural areas of New Zealand, particularly amongst indigenous New Zealanders, the Maoris.

Frank’s son Brian mentions this in a romantic and euphoric way in his last book, ‘Live, Love, Lead’.

However, I’ve always had bad feelings about these crusades of Frank and his “love” and interest in the Maori people.

It’s sad to think that Frank was sexually abusing heaps of Maori boys in rural areas of New Zealand in the 1960s to 1970s.

Note of 18 November 2018

Frank Houston boy sex abuse victim, Brett Sengstock, known as boy victim AHA, who appeared anonymously at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has appeared on the Australian Channel Nine Sixty Minutes TV program recently to tell his story in person because he is dying of cancer.

Boy victim AHA Brett Sengstock – Brett is dying of cancer. Brett wants Brian Houston brought to justice for hiding and protecting his old pedophile dad from going to the clink – from 1999 when Frank confessed to November 2004 age he died.

Note of 22 April 2018

I know Hillsong and the Houstons better than anyone, having been at Hillsong from its beginnings.

Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father, came to Sydney from New Zealand in 1977. He was on the run from New Zealand police for untold and almost innumerable sex offences against little boys during the previous four decades.

I was at Hillsong before Brian Houston became a pastor in 1982, and before Hillsong was called Hillsong.

I helped Frank Houston build up Hillsong for a decade from 1981 to 1990.

The more I write about Hillsong, the sicker I feel. And the more I know about Hillsong, the sicker I feel.

But I go on writing, to warn people off Hillsong and to give Frank Houston’s multitudes of boy victims a voice.

My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Donald Elley

Donald Elley of Bellingen the writer of this blog-site. On my farm in Bellingen, NSW, Australia. My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Note of 27 October 2017

Pastor Brian Houston, the current head pastor of Hillsong Church Global is to face pedophile protection charges some time in the near future from the Australian police and authorities.

I’ve edited the article below reflecting current up to date information.

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“Pastor” Brian Houston pictured with his child rapist dad Frank. Brian hid and protected Frank from the Australian police from when Frank confessed in 1999, to when Frank died five years later in 2004.

This article and its updates

This article outlines the history of Pastor Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong and his secret sexual abuse of hundreds of little boys, male pre-teens and male teens over seven decades. This occurred for possibly 70 years if you include his grandchildren and ‘rent boys’ (underage male prostitutes).

This site is the most authoritative and comprehensive site on Hillsong corruption, Houston corruption and Hillsong pedophilia.

This article was first published on this site on 9 September 2012, prior to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of 2013 to 2016.

It has been updated since as more facts have come to light and more events have unfolded.

The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed from the New Zealand Salvation Army for sexually abusing boys.

Frank Houston founder of Hillsong was a lifelong secret pedophile

I’ve come to the conclusion from the evidence I’ve compiled over many years, and from my experience from 1981 to 2000 as an attender of Hillsong, in the 1980s as a senior lay pastor, and especially since hearing boy victim AHA’s testimony, that the Frank Houston was a lifelong secret pedophile who used the Christian ministry to secretly and stealthily, access little boys and young teens for child and under-age sexual abuse and child rape.

In other words, Frank Houston was first a pedophile. He was not at any time a genuine Christian or a genuine Christin pastor. Frank Houston was a wolf in sheep’s clothing all his life from his early teens.

Frank used Christian ministry to access little children.

Frank Houston’s primary sexual focus and preference was little pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

Frank liked male teens or young adult men if little boys were not available.

In his prime as a male in the 1960s to 1970s Frank had an insatiable sexual desire for little boys and young male teens. But mainly little boys.

A pedophile with a primary focus on pubescent children is a hebephile, a clinical psychological term. 

Hebephilia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Hebephilia is the strong, persistent sexual interest by adults in pubescent children who are in early adolescence, typically ages 11–14 and showing Tanner stages 2 to 3 of physical development. It differs from pedophilia (the primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children), and from ephebophilia (the primary sexual interest in later adolescents, typically ages 15–19). While individuals with a sexual preference for adults may have some sexual interest in pubescent-aged individuals, researchers and clinical diagnoses have proposed that hebephilia is characterized by a sexual preference for pubescent rather than adult partners.”

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile in that his sexual orientation and focus was primarily on pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

In my mind, this sexual orientation makes Frank Houston’s sex crimes against children even more heinous, especially since he was masquerading and pretending to be a Christian pastor.

Frank Houston’s crimes were not a one-off or an occasional dalliance in child sex crimes, but a lifelong secret and persistent activity involving hundreds, if not thousands of boy and male teen victims. 

Frank was bisexual

Frank was bisexual in that he had five children.

It is probable that Frank did not have sex with his wife after the birth of their five children.

No one will ever know since they both died in 2004. And Hazel was not the type to tell.

Hazel knew Frank was a pedophile from the 1940s when he was reported for abusing children while working at a New Zealand Salvation Army home in the 1940s. He was removed from the Salvation Army.

So Hazel was complicit, codependent, a protector of Frank and an enabler.

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Hazel and Frank Houston founders of Hillsong. In New Zealand in the 1940s.

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The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed as a Salvation Army captains for sexual abuse of little boys.

Frank was a homosexual 

In 1980, Frank Houston, aged 58, embarked on a four year homosexual affair with his young 23 year old worship leader Peter Laughton.

Peter Laughton

Peter Laughton, Frank Houston’s young worship leader and homosexual lover aged 23 in 1980.

Sexual involvement with a 20-year-old male, rather than with little boys and early teen boys, was an exception, although there is evidence of countless masked homosexual encounters over Frank Houston’s whole lifetime with males over the age of homosexual consent which is 16 to 18 in most Western countries.

Brian Houston. The leader of the Chosen Seven.

Pastor Brian Houston, current head pastor of Hillsong – Brian, who I knew personally for twenty years, has been recommended to the Australian police by the Australian Royal Commission to be charged with pedophile protection crimes.

Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church has been recommended for prosecution for pedophile protection crimes

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in its Findings recommended Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Note 19 October 2014

In early October 2014, The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse examined the Australian Assemblies of God (which has the new name Australian Christian Churches), Hillsong and Pastors Frank and Brian Houston.

If you are interested in down-loading the Royal Commission transcripts, testimonies of victims and other relevant documents go to http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au.

To read a series of my blog articles on the Royal Commission on this site, they start on 20 September 2014 with “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston. Part One. Royal Commission…”. If you google this title you’ll find it and other articles written by me on this my personal blog-site.

You can then scroll a few articles further into October 2014 and you’ll see all the articles sequentially in chronological order on “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston…” and Royal Commission materials.

If you know of any pedophile cases involving Pastor Frank Houston at any time anywhere in the world then please send me a message and I’ll email you back so we can confidentially talk about your case by email. No information will be published without your consent.

The following blog article on Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile activities was written on 13 September 2012 and it has been updated regularly as new information becomes available.

Blog article of 13 September 2012 (updated 27 October 2017)

The pedophile Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong

Pastor Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia in 1977. This was two years before his son Brian arrived in Australia.

Here are two advertisements for early Hillsong Church meetings in Eastern Suburbs, Sydney in 1977 published in the Sydney Morning Herald. .

The Sydney Morning Herald 9 July 1977.

The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 16 July 1977

Hillsong

Hillsong is by far Australia’s largest church numbering 30,000 in Australia. Its headquarters are in Baulkham Hills in Western Sydney.

It has churches throughout the world in twenty locations. Hillsong claims 150,000 in its network world-wide in 2021. This is a very small number of adherents if viewed on a global basis.

Hillsong is like the small dog on the big street. Because of its strong cash-flow and music resources, it has made a lot of noise globally, but most people can tell Hillsong is completely dodgy and a money-cult.

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Pastor Frank Houston was the head of the New Zealand Assemblies of God (AOG) from 1965 to 1977, and a prominent leader in the Australian Assemblies of God denomination from the 1980s to 1990s.

By the time Frank Houston confessed to secret pedophile crimes at age 77 he was revered across the Australian and New Zealand Assemblies of God movements as a great holy pastor, Christian leader and a great evangelist.

The truth is he was a rotten secret pedophile all that time, for many decades, probably since his early teens.

The Assemblies of God (AOG)

The Assemblies of God (AOG) is a Protestant denomination which started in the early 20th century in America and has spread across the planet. Its emphasis is on the Holy Spirit and the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, like faith, healing and speaking in tongues.

The Protestants

A Protestant denomination is a denomination (international church organisation) whose origins are in “Protesting” against the Church of Rome.

Protesting, often at the greatest risk to their lives, against the Roman Catholic Church’s errant doctrines, its power, its Popes, its Bishops, its mercenary Jesuits of old. And its domination and blood-letting and martyrdom of true believers throughout the world. For over 1700 years until modern times.

If you think I’m exaggerating then google “The Waldenses”, who were Protestants the Church of Rome genocided in parts of France in the 16th century, or “The Covenanters”, who the Church of Rome hunted and wiped out in 17th century Scotland.

The Jesuit mercenaries and Papist rulers of England desecrated their bodies after death and threw their corpses on rubbish tips as a warning to a fearful populace.

These were brave men who gave their lives for the cause of Christ.

Compare these very brave men and women to Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual masquerading in the disguise of a Christian pastor, whose coal-black dark secrets weren’t exposed until the last years of his life.

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Frank Houston pedophile founder of Hillsong “preaching up a storm”, as he’d like to say in the 1980s.

Frank Houston’s confession to being a lifelong secret pedophile

A two-year investigation of pedophile allegations going back to the 1960s, ordered by his son, Pastor Brian Houston, at the time head of the Australian Assemblies of God, and conducted by a prominent Australian AOG clergy on the AOG national executive, Pastor John Lewis, found that the allegations were true.

John Lewis

Pastor John Lewis on Nexus Church, Brisbane website. Died from cancer in 2020.

Frank Houston was banned for life from ever ministering in the AOG in Australia and New Zealand in December 1999 aged 77.

But he didn’t stop preaching and ministering and Brian and other AOG leaders allowed him free reign to preach and pray and prophecy over the unsuspecting.

These are the crimes of Brian Houston, John Lewis and other top ACC and Hillsong leaders.

Pastor John Lewis report in 2000 on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities with little boys

Frank’s death

Frank Houston’s life ended in shame in November 2004. He spent his last days contemplating his place in Eternity. The burdens of his dark secrets were troubling his mind until the end.

How would God treat him in the Hereafter? These were among many questions which plagued his dark mind as he faced that looming day. For from the evidence Frank Houston had been a pedophile since his early teens, a period of seventy years.

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I knew Frank Houston personally

This blog article is the first in a series of articles in which I will recall information, reflections and personal feelings on this gifted, strange and very tortured man, who I knew very well for two decades. Or at least I thought I did.

I worked closely with Frank Houston through the decade of the 1980s as a builder doing building fit-out and renovations for Christian Life Centre (CLC), Darlinghurst, as Hillsong was known in the early days, and as a lay leader.

I was a prominent and successful lay leader at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst, with ten home fellowship groups under my care. I pioneered these groups in the challenging Inner City of Sydney. I attended CLC again for a few years in the mid to late 1990s. I was there when Pastor Frank Houston got stood down and the whole organisation changed its name from Christian Life Centre to Hillsong in 2000.

I should add that I was a strong Christian prior to first attending Hillsong in 1981. This may have kept me safe from allowing Frank Houston to do stuff like lay hands on me in prayer. A highly dangerous event in hindsight for anyone. 

Frank Houston’s legacy

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like former co-head pastor of Hillsong City Campus, Pastor Jonathan Wilson, who is now pastoring in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy

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Jonathan Wilson, with second wife Dianne, in pastoring California. Dianne’s former husband Geoff is married to Jonathan’s daughter – a kind of fallen Pentecostal wife-swap.


Jonathan Wilson

Pastor Jonathan Wilson. Former Hillsong Senior Pastor. Likes pedophiles.

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like Pastor Jonathan Wilson who has strong links with Brian still, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy.

Jonathan Wilson told media at Frank Houston’s funeral in November 2012, “I regard Frank as a friend”. So Jonathan Wilson likes a lifelong secret child rapist parading as a Christian clergy as his friend. 

The reality is that no amount of spin and re-invention can remove the dark black stains of the seven decades long trail of child sexual abuse that “Pastor Frank” engaged in.

Pastor Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston. Growing fat while while he hangs out the victims of his dad’s abuse to dry. “Sorry victims of dad’s abuse, I’m a leading Christian pastor, but you’re on your own. Have a good life. Sorry again- Haha ha ha…By the way boy victim AHA, it was your own fault you were sexually abused by my father Frank – you tempted him. This is what Brian told the AHA (Brett Sengstock).

Over seventeen boy and young teen known victims

I have verified seventeen or more victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child and teen sex abuse.

Everyone closely associated with this matter senses there are a lot more victims out there.

From the evidence there are over 400 boy, pre-teen and teen victims. Maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Many will not remember the incidents due to psychological defence mechanisms because of the trauma of the sexual abuse event(s).

And there would be, from the evidence, 1000s of male victims of masked homosexual and pedophile abuse.

Frank Houston: “I was very active as a pedophile in the 1960s and 1970s.”

Pastor Frank Houston after his confession to pedophilia in 1999 said to his son Brian, “I was very active as a pedophile at that time”. He was referring to the period from the 1940s to 1970s back in New Zealand, when he was in his 40s to 50s, when most of his known boy victims were sexually abused by him.

Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life

I believe Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life from his early teens.

Frank got kicked out of the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was a Captain. It has now been established that it was for pedophilia.

Frank Houston was a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland, New Zealand..

Note 11 July 2020

Frank Houston sexually abused boys at New Zealand Salvation Army Orphanages in the 1940s

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. It has now been established that my postulations on this matter were accurate.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

David Fisher of the New Zealand Herald confirmed my allegations in an article in the New Zealand Herald today (11 July 2020):

“The Herald has confirmed that fresh allegations of abuse by the AOG’s former leading light, Pastor Frank Houston, have been provided to the Royal Commission. 

One allegation, that he sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka, opens up the span of Houston’s alleged predatory behaviour to cover decades.”

David Fisher is referring to the recent New Zealand Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse.

What organisation except Hillsong would still love its pedophile founder?

Pastor Frank Houston was a pedophile who used his Christian pastor’s ministry as a disguise and camouflage to gain the confidence and trust of innocent believing Christian families so he could access their children undetected for the purposes of sexually abusing them.

Pastor Frank Houston was never genuine in anything he did. He mocked us all. How could a man be a genuine Christian pastor when he was secretly a life-long hardened criminal pedophile? Its not possible.

Frank Houston Boy victim AHA

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014 at a Hearing in Sydney revealed a witness AHA, who was abused in the Sydney suburb of Coogee when he was an innocent little boy aged 7 to 12 years old, in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Boy victim AHA was brave enough to testify anonymously in person.

It made me cry.

It was real bad stuff indeed.

It made me very angry, particularly since Pastor Brian Houston, the son of Pastor Frank Houston, like Pilate in the Bible who washed his hands of responsibility for Jesus prior to his death, has washed his hands of responsibility to help and care for the boy and teen victims of his dad’s abuse, who are now in their 50s and early 60s.

If you go to my blog articles starting on Tuesday 7 October 2014, you’ll find all the horrific details of Pastor Frank Houston’s abuse of victim AHA including genitalia fondling, digital anal penetration, masturbation of the victim as he reached early puberty, and Frank Houston using and getting the victim to pleasure him over a period of five years.

My source is AHA’s testimony on Day One of the Royal Commission’s examination of Hillsong, where AHA spoke for most of the day.

It’s tragic, graphic, sordid, horrific and completely culpable by Hillsong, the Australian AOG and Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston has tried for 14 years to bury his father sexual abuse of children, sanitise it, and try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse. Picture: David Moir

Dah…“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse.

Pastor Brian Houston had tried for 14 years to bury his father Frank’s sexual abuse of children, to sanitise it, and to try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

Frank Houston has long departed but the corruption lives on in the errant and corrupt behaviour of his offspring, particularly in the life and deeds of Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, the current Head of Hillsong mega-church.

Rev William Frank...enstein Hosuton, molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Rev William Frank…enstein Houston. Molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Over Seventeen Known Boy and Young Teen Victims

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse also mentioned six other little boy victims of Pastor Frank Houston in New Zealand in the 1960s. But there are many more.

I have been writing since September 2012 that there were six boy victims of Frank Houston in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in the 1960s.

My count of child sex abuse victims of Frank Houston:

I have evidence of 17 or more boy and male teen victims. 

I have evidence of two teen victims, Peter Fowler, who went public in the 1970s with the encouragement of the now deceased prophet Pastor Philip Powell and teen victim ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a direct result of Frank Houston’s sexual abuse.

From the testimony of the boy victims and the circumstantial evidence, I believe there were over four hundred victims of Frank Houston’s abuse. He confessed to Brian Houston, his son, in circa 1999, that he was very active as a pedophile, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s.

Here are the boy victims aged 7 to 12, and one teenager aged 15 years old:

1. Six 10 year old boys Pastor Frank Houston molested while Head Pastor of Lower Hutt Assemblies of God (AOG), Wellington, New Zealand in the 1960s, while at the same time, General Superintendent of the New Zealand AOG (from 1965 to 1977).

2. Sydney boy victim AHA (Brett Sengstock), as above revealed on Day One of Hillsong’s time at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014.

This is a particularly sordid case of repeated child sexual abuse of a little 7 year old boy by Pastor Frank Houston which continued for 5 years.  I have covered this case in detail in my blogs on the Royal Commission starting on the 7 October 2014.

3. One 15 year old boy, Peter Fowler, in the Lower Hutt AOG, New Zealand. The Lower Hutt AOG paid out Peter, but it wasn’t much money.

4. At least 4 boy victims at Assemblies of God Church camps in South Australia in the early 1970s. See my blogs on victim SA1 (my code name for him) dated 16 and 17 October 2014. SA1 was aged 11 years old at the tie of the abuse.

5. One young man in Auckland, New Zealand, ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a result of the abuse. He was in his late teens.

I sense there are a lot more New Zealand boy, pre-teen and teen male victims.

7. One boy aged 8 years old, in a suburb near Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand. My code name for him is WNZ1. The abuse was very similar to the Royal Commission victim AHA.

WNZ1 believes there were more boy abuse victims in his suburb. See my blogs date 18 and 19 October 2014.

8. Frank sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka.

9. In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.

10. Boy victims in Waikato area of New Zealand in the 1960s. Frank was doing crusades often amongst Maoris. “Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.” Untold boy and teen victims. Impossible to know how many.

TOTAL: 17 and many more victims. 400 plus boy and teen victims based on the evidence. Maybe over 1000-2000 boy victims.

Boy victim SA1 from Adelaide South Australia

One of the victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child sexual abuse at Kleimzeg Assemblies of God camps in South Australia in the early 1970s, SA1, contacted me after reading articles about Pastor Frank Houston on this blog site. He shared there were several other victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile abuse at these camps.

The epicentre of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities at these South Australian camps was the boy’s toilet block.  

The abuse involved the fondling of little boys genitalia and masturbation in the toilet block and bunk room. Pastor Frank Houston was very confident, blazen, perverse and tactile.

Yes Pastor Frank Houston. The greatest and most prominent AOG Pastor in Australia and New Zealand from 1970s to 1998, when the truth of his duality emerged.

Frank Houston was a secretive, manipulative, sordid, dishonest and heartless criminal pedophile for 70 years from the 1930s until his death in 2004. 

Pastor Brian Houston’s lies about the number of victims continues to this day

The official line of Hillsong Church and Pastor Brian Houston was that his father, Pastor William Francis “Frank” Houston only abused one boy in New Zealand 40 years ago.

This is the line that they held from the late 1990s to the Royal Commission in October 2014.

This is the view that was on their web-site for over a decade. When I was researching articles I wrote about Frank Houston and his pedophile activities in 2012, Hillsong’s website and all the accounts by Pastor Brian Houston and Hillsong media reflected this great lie.

This is the view they have told the Sydney Morning Herald and other newspapers.

This view is totally inaccurate and a blatant lie by Brian Houston.

It emerged at the Royal Commission that Pastor Brian Houston has known that this official view was untrue and a lie all this time.

Folks we’ve been all been deceived.

What is still lacking from Frank’s son, Pastor Brian Houston and the Hillsong Movement, which Brian controls, is any real degree of honesty and openness about Frank Houston.

For example, why won’t Brian and the AOG release the official AOG report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities?

Why didn’t Brian admit his father did numerous pedophile and homosexual acts, and not just one, like Brian portrayed for 14 years, until the Royal Commission exposed his lies? Why do Brian lie to us all? How can Brian lie like this and be a prominent Christian pastor?

Why is Brian Houston still lying about the number of victims telling Sydney’s channel nine reporter Leila McKinnon earlier this year when she asked how many victims Brian believes there are now, Brian hesitantly replied “six”. This is despite Brian knowing about at least 8 victims in 1999 and at least 9 victims in 2004. Why lie Brian? Who is the Father of Lies?

Was Brian Houston sexually abused by his rampant pedophile father Frank?

And the question lingers, was Pastor Brian Houston himself, and his brother Graeme, sexually abused by their father Frank?

Maybe that’s too personal for Brian to admit, if anything occurred.

Or maybe he can’t remember.

These dark memories are normally suppressed and buried by the defence mechanisms of the human psyche.

Brian’s brother Graeme has refused to attend church since his teens. Why?

Further, were Brian and Graeme aware of the accusations against his father while he was a lad?

The pre-adolescent little boys Pastor Frank Houston sexually abused in Lower Hutt were Brian and Graeme’s age at the time.

Brian even stayed with his dad at AHA’s family home in Coogee, while his father lay on top of victim AHA all night and abused him for the week of their stay on one of the many visits. One can see why pedophile Frank Houston liked to go to Sydney and stay at AHA’s parent’s house. Disgusting.

The pedophile Frank Houston’s overseas “evangelistic” trips overseas were really sex holidays away from his wife and people who he was accountable to.

Details of boy victim AHA’s sexual abuse

While Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of little 7 year old AHA, who is now 52, the skinny spider-like Pastor Frank Houston sexually molested him. He fondled his genitals, he fondled his little thighs and bottom, and he digitally penetrated him. AHA shared on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission that he froze with fear.

Boy victim AHA wondered, why was this hero of the faith, a godly man who my mum and dad loved, doing this to me?

Victim AHA lay frozen with fear as Frank Houston, the pariah, lay on top of him all night. The cats howled, the night birds cackled as the do in Australia, the dogs barked down the street and the garbos rattled their bins, and all this time through those long chill hours, Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of AHA doing awful creepy, very perverse things to AHA.

If you think I’m being too graphic, this is what AHA said at the Royal Commission. These are the facts the Royal Commission’s lawyer, Simeon Beckett, read out. These are the facts that AHA read out from his witness statement on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse in Sydney.

You can read AHA’s testimony at the Commission on http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad

It is interesting to note that victim AHA, who spoke anonymously at the Royal Commission, stated that Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad.

Pastor Brian Houston has denied this. I believe victim AHA because he sounded very honest and very coherent. Pastor Brian Houston hasn’t been honest about all this stuff for over 14 years.

The Royal Commission has also revealed how Hillsong, the AOG and Pastor Brian Houston have been heartless towards child abuse victims of Pastor Frank Houston and other AOG Pastor and leader pedophiles.

If you read my blogs on 7 to 10 October you’ll get drift.

Pastor Brian Houston the head pastor of Hillsong mega-church, a very wealthy “church” organisation, has refused to help the boy and young teen victims in any way

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow alf his father who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad's pedophilia has hit the fan?

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow of his father Frank who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad’s pedophilia has hit the fan?

Brian at the Royal Commission

At the Royal Commission on 9 October, when Pastor Brian Houston was the star witness, he wiggled and swirmed in the hot seat of the witness box. Then he straight out said they won’t help the victims in any way. The reasons are outlined in my blog articles on this site of 9 and 10 October 2104.

Pastor Frank Houston. Self-confessed pedophile.

Pastor Frank Houston. Creepy. Self-confessed pedophile.

Peter Laughton’s homosexual affair with Frank Houston

Since Peter Laughton, Pastor Frank Houston’s young worship leader, went public in 2007 about Frank’s abuse of him in the early 1980s, the Houston family have taken the line that Peter Laughton was a consenting male with their father Frank. In his early 20s at the time of his abuse in the early 1980s, Peter was over the age of consent which is 18 in Australia for consenting homosexual acts.

But is it ok before God for the most prominent AOG clergy in Australia and New Zealand, aged 58, to indulge in numerous sordid homosexual acts with his young worship leader?

At the time the homosexual liaison started Pastor Frank Houston was 58 and Peter was 20.

I fail to see how the Houston’s can dismiss this series of incidents with Peter Lawton so readily.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston was an active secret pedophile and homosexual particularly from the 1960s to the 1980s.

By 1990 he was 68 and his homosexual and pedophile libido seemed to have dropped off. I haven’t found any pedophile dirty old man Houston victims.

A reader of this site commented recently that he knew Frank Houston in the 1950s at Ellerslie AOG in Auckland, New Zealand. He wrote in a comment on this site that Pastor Frank Houston had fixation about male swimmers. There were some NZ Olympic swimmers training. A young Pastor Frank Houston used to go down to the local swimming pool to watch them training and perve on them.

If you knew Pastor Frank Houston at this time and you know of pedophile incidents could you please contact me. I suspect his pedophile activities started earlier than Lower Hutt AOG.

Frank Houston was sexually abused by his father Frank

At the Royal Commission, Pastor Brian Houston told the Commission that his dad had been abused by his father, also Frank. This is no secret because Pastor Frank use to share about this from the pulpit at Christian Life Centre in the 1980s.

Pastor Frank Houston openly shared how his dad was very mean to him and his mum. That his dad had an affair with the woman next door, based his wife, and other bad stuff. The ABC of Psychology says that people who were sexually abused as children often go on to sexually abuse children when they are older/ become adults. That’s a big subject.

Peter Laughton spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007

If you google “Frank Houston” or “Frank Houston abuse” you’ll find plenty of transcript of detailed sordid accounts of Frank Houston’s sexual activities with Peter Laughton.

Peter has given interviews to the Sydney Morning Herald.

In these interviews Peter speaks honestly and candidly about the homo-erotic activities Frank Houston led him to do. It’s interesting yet very sad reading.

Please bear in mind that Frank Houston was aged 58, and the most prominent AOG clergy at the time, and he was abusing a vulnerable and needy young man aged 20 who was his Church worship leader. Heavy stuff indeed.

The investigation and being caught

The release of the official AOG Report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities is a document which would be helpful to the victims of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities. What is more important? Protecting Frank Houston’s legacy and reputation, the Houston name and Hillsong’s reputation, or allowing some healing and closure, not only to Frank’s numerous pedophile victims, but also to the countless others who were part of Christian Life Centre and Hillsong in the early days and who were deeply hurt and shattered by revelations of Frank’s secret activities.

Frank’s pedophile activities were not destined to remain a secret to his grave. By the late 90s the chorus of complaints was to become deafening. The AOG, and in particular, the then National Chief Executive Pastor Brian Houston, his son, were forced to investigate and do something about it.

Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst the second name for Hillsong

I personally knew Peter Laughton at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst.

Peter was very talented singer, song-writer and composer. A nice guy. Sensitive. Artistic.

No one had any idea that Frank Houston aged 58 and a revered pastor and his worship leader Peter Laughton age 20 were involved in a four year homosexual affair from 1980 to 1984.

Extraordinary talent at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst

In those days Frank had gathered together some extraordinary musical talent.

Frank had recruited Pastor David Johnston from Los Angeles to found international Institute of Creative Ministries (IICM), a music, singing and dance Ministries School. David worked at Wesley College for decades since these times. David is a very talented pastor, violinist, composer and worship leader.

Trevor King was also there. Trevor now lives in Auckland,  New Zealand. Trevor is very talented on the piano and led the band and was the Music Pastor.

Geoff Bullock is another muso who owes his success to the Houstons. Unfortunately Geoff’s personal life became a train-wreck when his marriage fell over and his ministry has never recovered to the heights of his success under the Houstons. Particularly under Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston is truly a king-maker. So much talent. So many scandals.

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful and supportive wife

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful, enabling and supportive wife- who knew he was molesting little boys for many decades. Hazel knew he was a pedophile since the 1940s.

Peter Laughton was looking for father love

Peter Laughton is a really nice guy.

Outgoing, talented and sensitive.

In Frank, Peter has said that he was looking for father love. The kind of love Frank gave him was secretive, self-gratifying and impure.

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses 

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses that they find impossible to control. Their victims are really just objects of their desire. There is no care or love towards their victims. For the pedophile it is “all about me”.

I wrote another 13 articles, which are on this blog-site, on this subject of Pastor Frank Houston from 13 September 2012.

My memories of the man and what I experienced during the 1980s and 1990s while attending Hillsong Church.

I have written over 200 other articles on Hillsong and the Royal Commission.

Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in world history 

I have come to the conclusion that Pastor Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in the history of the planet.

To do what Frank Houston did to little boys and teens all his lifetime, while maintaining the front of a holy man of God is the very gravest of sins known to mortal man.

Since I wrote this article in September 2012, and since the Royal Commission examined the Houstons and Hillsong, Simeon Beckett, the Royal Commission barrister, publicly recommended in December 2014 that Pastor Brian Houston be criminally charged by the NSW Police for not reporting and for sheltering a pedophile, his old life-long pedophile father, Pastor Frank Houston, the  founder of the Hillsong organisation.

In October 2015 the Royal Commission recommended Brian Houston for prosecution in its Findings.

Brian Houston s

Pastor Brian Houston, Pastor Frank’s son and successor. Facing pedophile protection charges which will wipe the smile from his well-fed fully, corrupt face.

Child rapist Frank Houston founded Hillsong in Sydney, Australia in 1977. This was a year before his son Brian arrived in Australia. Brian likes to say he founded Hillsong. This is a Brian lie. One of many.

Author: Donald Elley of Bellingen

Donald Elley of Bellingen December 10, 2021

Brian Houston has been charged by Australian police with concealing a pedophile

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile concealment crimes by Australian police on Thursday August 5, 2021. The maximum penalty is five years in jail. Brian appeared in court in Sydney on October 5, 2021 for a First Mention. There was a Second Mention on Tuesday November 23, 2021 and a Third Mention on January 27, 2022. There is a fourth mention on March 3, 2022.

The Hearing is in November 2022.

Brian has plead “not guilty” at each mention.

Brian will get a lesser jail sentence if he pleads guilty. Like Pharaoh before Moses, Brian won’t negotiate. Brian will only fly the white flag of surrender in jail. Even there, Brian will still be maintaining in his innocence.

Brian Houston stepped down as global head of Hillsong

The Australian Royal Commission

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in its Findings, recommended Pastor Brian Houston, the current head of Hillsong Church, be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

An official recommendation was passed on to NSW Police and the NSW Justice Department by the Royal Commission.

The crimes are that Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches top leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Pastor Brian Houston, his wife Pastor Bobbie Houston, Hillsong business manager George Aghajanian, Hillsong elder Nabi Saleh, President of the New South Wales Assemblies of God John McMartin, National Assemblies of God General Secretary Keith Ainge and all the other top Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leaders had a fiduciary and legal duty to report Brian’s father Frank to Australian police when he confessed in 1999.

They failed to do this.

The fiduciary duty of a church leader comprises a duty of care towards their congregation. To lead them, to protect them and to care for them.

Instead of reporting Frank Houston to police, the above Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leadership, gave Frank a slap on the hand and allowed him to go on preaching, prophesying and (God forbid) laying hands on AOG congregants wherever he fancied to go in his misnitry. Nothing changed.

They moved Frank to quiet, off-the-grid localities so no one would report him to police. They told AOG congregants that Frank and his wife Hazel “had retired” and were AOG Royalty. No mention was made of Frank’s “problem with boys”, as Hazel liked to call Frank’s lifelong past-time or hobby of child rape.

At this stage only Brian has been charged.

The Origins of Hillsong Church:

Rev Frank Houston the Night-Stalker, preying on little boys in their childhood beds.

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade.

Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

New Zealand Herald July 11, 2020

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Frank Houston at Coogee Beach, Sydney in 1969.

The First Hillsong

The first name of Hillsong was Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre. The church met in Sherbrooke Hall, Double Bay, Sydney. The first meeting was on 16 July 1977 led by Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father. 

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Rev Frank Houston with young congregant at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst then, in 1980. This is the pedophile Frank Houston sneaking in a little homo hug on an unsuspecting young man who is lapping up the attention. There were hundreds like him. At this time Frank was having a secret homosexual affair with his young worship pastor Peter Laughton aged 23.

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong’s boy and teen sex abuse victims.

I have revealed them all to the world on this, my personal blogs-site. This has always been with their permission and their desire if their names are mentioned.

I do not search for victims. They always contact me.

I do not seek media publicity. They approach me for information. Media are welcome to use any information on this site. There is no copyright. This site is not-for-profit. No advertising. No revenue to me in any way.

Three new accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston 11 July 2020

Two New Zealand Herald articles of 11 July 2020 mention three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now.

The number of known Frank Houston boy and male teen victims I have identified is now 17 or more.

Recent revelations that Frank sexually abused boys in a New Zealand Salvation Army boys home in the 1940s and on evangelistic crusades amongst New Zealand Maoris have thrown the needle off the dial of my boy victim count.

It is no longer possible for me to put an accurate figure on the number of Frank Houston’s boy victims globally.

When I add in sexual abuse of little boys at a Salvation Army Boys Home in New Zealand in the 1940s and add in AOG crusades and ministry trips from the 1950s to 1960s in New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Chile and other the countries, the possibilities of the number of boy victims is almost endless.

I believe from the evidence there are over 400 boy and teen victims, maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Frank’s son Brian, who I know personally, said to Australian media in 2014, “We may never know the number of victims”. I knew Brian from 1981 at early Hillsong. I haven’t talked with Brian since early 2000s when I left Hillsong for good.

Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston current head of Hillsong: “We may never know the number of dad’s boy sex abuse victims”‘

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020 mentions three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now

Frank Houston preaching in in 1969 during his time as Assemblies of God in New Zealand General Superintendent from 1965 to 1977.

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020:

Three Frank Houston child sex abuse accounts which are new to me.

New abuse account one:

“From 1945 to 1948, Frank Houston worked at a boys’ home in Temuka run by the Salvation Army, which has confirmed receiving a complaint in 2003 from someone who said they suffered abuse at his hands during that time. A spokeswoman for the Salvation Army said it had provided information relating to the complaint to the Royal Commission.”

New abuse account two:

“In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.”

“Then came a second knock on the door. Barry was approached by a church elder who – aware of the complaint over Williams – disclosed an allegation of sexual offending by Frank Houston.

New abuse account three:

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade. Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

My comments:

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. I’ve believed for a long time that the reason was because of complaints of child sexual abuse.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

Crikey (Australian media) August 25, 2021. Journalist David Hardaker on Frank Houston and the NZ Salvation Army 

“It has since emerged that Frank Houston’s offending stretched back 50 years to the 1940s when he was a lieutenant in the Salvation Army in New Zealand, his country of birth. The New Zealand Salvation Army has confirmed to Crikey that in 2003 it received an allegation of abuse by Houston during his tenure at the Temuka Boys’ Home, near Dunedin on the South Island, between 1945 and 1948. (Houston resigned from the Salvation Army in 1952.) The Salvation Army said it met with the survivor of the abuse in 2003. The case has been sent to New Zealand’s Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, set up three years ago”.

Donald Elley of Bellingen: 

I’ve heard about Frank Houston doing crusades in rural areas of New Zealand, particularly amongst indigenous New Zealanders, the Maoris.

Frank’s son Brian mentions this in a romantic and euphoric way in his last book, ‘Live, Love, Lead’.

However, I’ve always had bad feelings about these crusades of Frank and his “love” and interest in the Maori people.

It’s sad to think that Frank was sexually abusing heaps of Maori boys in rural areas of New Zealand in the 1960s to 1970s.

Note of 18 November 2018

Frank Houston boy sex abuse victim, Brett Sengstock, known as boy victim AHA, who appeared anonymously at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has appeared on the Australian Channel Nine Sixty Minutes TV program recently to tell his story in person because he is dying of cancer.

Boy victim AHA Brett Sengstock – Brett is dying of cancer. Brett wants Brian Houston brought to justice for hiding and protecting his old pedophile dad from going to the clink – from 1999 when Frank confessed to November 2004 age he died.

Note of 22 April 2018

I know Hillsong and the Houstons better than anyone, having been at Hillsong from its beginnings.

Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father, came to Sydney from New Zealand in 1977. He was on the run from New Zealand police for untold and almost innumerable sex offences against little boys during the previous four decades.

I was at Hillsong before Brian Houston became a pastor in 1982, and before Hillsong was called Hillsong.

I helped Frank Houston build up Hillsong for a decade from 1981 to 1990.

The more I write about Hillsong, the sicker I feel. And the more I know about Hillsong, the sicker I feel.

But I go on writing, to warn people off Hillsong and to give Frank Houston’s multitudes of boy victims a voice.

My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Donald Elley

Donald Elley of Bellingen the writer of this blog-site. On my farm in Bellingen, NSW, Australia. My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Note of 27 October 2017

Pastor Brian Houston, the current head pastor of Hillsong Church Global is to face pedophile protection charges some time in the near future from the Australian police and authorities.

I’ve edited the article below reflecting current up to date information.

Frank Houston

“Pastor” Brian Houston pictured with his child rapist dad Frank. Brian hid and protected Frank from the Australian police from when Frank confessed in 1999, to when Frank died five years later in 2004.

This article and its updates

This article outlines the history of Pastor Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong and his secret sexual abuse of hundreds of little boys, male pre-teens and male teens over seven decades. This occurred for possibly 70 years if you include his grandchildren and ‘rent boys’ (underage male prostitutes).

This site is the most authoritative and comprehensive site on Hillsong corruption, Houston corruption and Hillsong pedophilia.

This article was first published on this site on 9 September 2012, prior to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of 2013 to 2016.

It has been updated since as more facts have come to light and more events have unfolded.

The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed from the New Zealand Salvation Army for sexually abusing boys.

Frank Houston founder of Hillsong was a lifelong secret pedophile

I’ve come to the conclusion from the evidence I’ve compiled over many years, and from my experience from 1981 to 2000 as an attender of Hillsong, in the 1980s as a senior lay pastor, and especially since hearing boy victim AHA’s testimony, that the Frank Houston was a lifelong secret pedophile who used the Christian ministry to secretly and stealthily, access little boys and young teens for child and under-age sexual abuse and child rape.

In other words, Frank Houston was first a pedophile. He was not at any time a genuine Christian or a genuine Christin pastor. Frank Houston was a wolf in sheep’s clothing all his life from his early teens.

Frank used Christian ministry to access little children.

Frank Houston’s primary sexual focus and preference was little pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

Frank liked male teens or young adult men if little boys were not available.

In his prime as a male in the 1960s to 1970s Frank had an insatiable sexual desire for little boys and young male teens. But mainly little boys.

A pedophile with a primary focus on pubescent children is a hebephile, a clinical psychological term. 

Hebephilia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Hebephilia is the strong, persistent sexual interest by adults in pubescent children who are in early adolescence, typically ages 11–14 and showing Tanner stages 2 to 3 of physical development. It differs from pedophilia (the primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children), and from ephebophilia (the primary sexual interest in later adolescents, typically ages 15–19). While individuals with a sexual preference for adults may have some sexual interest in pubescent-aged individuals, researchers and clinical diagnoses have proposed that hebephilia is characterized by a sexual preference for pubescent rather than adult partners.”

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile in that his sexual orientation and focus was primarily on pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

In my mind, this sexual orientation makes Frank Houston’s sex crimes against children even more heinous, especially since he was masquerading and pretending to be a Christian pastor.

Frank Houston’s crimes were not a one-off or an occasional dalliance in child sex crimes, but a lifelong secret and persistent activity involving hundreds, if not thousands of boy and male teen victims. 

Frank was bisexual

Frank was bisexual in that he had five children.

It is probable that Frank did not have sex with his wife after the birth of their five children.

No one will ever know since they both died in 2004. And Hazel was not the type to tell.

Hazel knew Frank was a pedophile from the 1940s when he was reported for abusing children while working at a New Zealand Salvation Army home in the 1940s. He was removed from the Salvation Army.

So Hazel was complicit, codependent, a protector of Frank and an enabler.

Hazel Houston 1

Hazel and Frank Houston founders of Hillsong. In New Zealand in the 1940s.

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The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed as a Salvation Army captains for sexual abuse of little boys.

Frank was a homosexual 

In 1980, Frank Houston, aged 58, embarked on a four year homosexual affair with his young 23 year old worship leader Peter Laughton.

Peter Laughton

Peter Laughton, Frank Houston’s young worship leader and homosexual lover aged 23 in 1980.

Sexual involvement with a 20-year-old male, rather than with little boys and early teen boys, was an exception, although there is evidence of countless masked homosexual encounters over Frank Houston’s whole lifetime with males over the age of homosexual consent which is 16 to 18 in most Western countries.

Brian Houston. The leader of the Chosen Seven.

Pastor Brian Houston, current head pastor of Hillsong – Brian, who I knew personally for twenty years, has been recommended to the Australian police by the Australian Royal Commission to be charged with pedophile protection crimes.

Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church has been recommended for prosecution for pedophile protection crimes

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in its Findings recommended Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Note 19 October 2014

In early October 2014, The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse examined the Australian Assemblies of God (which has the new name Australian Christian Churches), Hillsong and Pastors Frank and Brian Houston.

If you are interested in down-loading the Royal Commission transcripts, testimonies of victims and other relevant documents go to http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au.

To read a series of my blog articles on the Royal Commission on this site, they start on 20 September 2014 with “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston. Part One. Royal Commission…”. If you google this title you’ll find it and other articles written by me on this my personal blog-site.

You can then scroll a few articles further into October 2014 and you’ll see all the articles sequentially in chronological order on “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston…” and Royal Commission materials.

If you know of any pedophile cases involving Pastor Frank Houston at any time anywhere in the world then please send me a message and I’ll email you back so we can confidentially talk about your case by email. No information will be published without your consent.

The following blog article on Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile activities was written on 13 September 2012 and it has been updated regularly as new information becomes available.

Blog article of 13 September 2012 (updated 27 October 2017)

The pedophile Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong

Pastor Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia in 1977. This was two years before his son Brian arrived in Australia.

Here are two advertisements for early Hillsong Church meetings in Eastern Suburbs, Sydney in 1977 published in the Sydney Morning Herald. .

The Sydney Morning Herald 9 July 1977.

The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 16 July 1977

Hillsong

Hillsong is by far Australia’s largest church numbering 30,000 in Australia. Its headquarters are in Baulkham Hills in Western Sydney.

It has churches throughout the world in twenty locations. Hillsong claims 150,000 in its network world-wide in 2021. This is a very small number of adherents if viewed on a global basis.

Hillsong is like the small dog on the big street. Because of its strong cash-flow and music resources, it has made a lot of noise globally, but most people can tell Hillsong is completely dodgy and a money-cult.

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Pastor Frank Houston was the head of the New Zealand Assemblies of God (AOG) from 1965 to 1977, and a prominent leader in the Australian Assemblies of God denomination from the 1980s to 1990s.

By the time Frank Houston confessed to secret pedophile crimes at age 77 he was revered across the Australian and New Zealand Assemblies of God movements as a great holy pastor, Christian leader and a great evangelist.

The truth is he was a rotten secret pedophile all that time, for many decades, probably since his early teens.

The Assemblies of God (AOG)

The Assemblies of God (AOG) is a Protestant denomination which started in the early 20th century in America and has spread across the planet. Its emphasis is on the Holy Spirit and the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, like faith, healing and speaking in tongues.

The Protestants

A Protestant denomination is a denomination (international church organisation) whose origins are in “Protesting” against the Church of Rome.

Protesting, often at the greatest risk to their lives, against the Roman Catholic Church’s errant doctrines, its power, its Popes, its Bishops, its mercenary Jesuits of old. And its domination and blood-letting and martyrdom of true believers throughout the world. For over 1700 years until modern times.

If you think I’m exaggerating then google “The Waldenses”, who were Protestants the Church of Rome genocided in parts of France in the 16th century, or “The Covenanters”, who the Church of Rome hunted and wiped out in 17th century Scotland.

The Jesuit mercenaries and Papist rulers of England desecrated their bodies after death and threw their corpses on rubbish tips as a warning to a fearful populace.

These were brave men who gave their lives for the cause of Christ.

Compare these very brave men and women to Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual masquerading in the disguise of a Christian pastor, whose coal-black dark secrets weren’t exposed until the last years of his life.

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Frank Houston pedophile founder of Hillsong “preaching up a storm”, as he’d like to say in the 1980s.

Frank Houston’s confession to being a lifelong secret pedophile

A two-year investigation of pedophile allegations going back to the 1960s, ordered by his son, Pastor Brian Houston, at the time head of the Australian Assemblies of God, and conducted by a prominent Australian AOG clergy on the AOG national executive, Pastor John Lewis, found that the allegations were true.

John Lewis

Pastor John Lewis on Nexus Church, Brisbane website. Died from cancer in 2020.

Frank Houston was banned for life from ever ministering in the AOG in Australia and New Zealand in December 1999 aged 77.

But he didn’t stop preaching and ministering and Brian and other AOG leaders allowed him free reign to preach and pray and prophecy over the unsuspecting.

These are the crimes of Brian Houston, John Lewis and other top ACC and Hillsong leaders.

Pastor John Lewis report in 2000 on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities with little boys

Frank’s death

Frank Houston’s life ended in shame in November 2004. He spent his last days contemplating his place in Eternity. The burdens of his dark secrets were troubling his mind until the end.

How would God treat him in the Hereafter? These were among many questions which plagued his dark mind as he faced that looming day. For from the evidence Frank Houston had been a pedophile since his early teens, a period of seventy years.

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I knew Frank Houston personally

This blog article is the first in a series of articles in which I will recall information, reflections and personal feelings on this gifted, strange and very tortured man, who I knew very well for two decades. Or at least I thought I did.

I worked closely with Frank Houston through the decade of the 1980s as a builder doing building fit-out and renovations for Christian Life Centre (CLC), Darlinghurst, as Hillsong was known in the early days, and as a lay leader.

I was a prominent and successful lay leader at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst, with ten home fellowship groups under my care. I pioneered these groups in the challenging Inner City of Sydney. I attended CLC again for a few years in the mid to late 1990s. I was there when Pastor Frank Houston got stood down and the whole organisation changed its name from Christian Life Centre to Hillsong in 2000.

I should add that I was a strong Christian prior to first attending Hillsong in 1981. This may have kept me safe from allowing Frank Houston to do stuff like lay hands on me in prayer. A highly dangerous event in hindsight for anyone. 

Frank Houston’s legacy

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like former co-head pastor of Hillsong City Campus, Pastor Jonathan Wilson, who is now pastoring in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy

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Jonathan Wilson, with second wife Dianne, in pastoring California. Dianne’s former husband Geoff is married to Jonathan’s daughter – a kind of fallen Pentecostal wife-swap.


Jonathan Wilson

Pastor Jonathan Wilson. Former Hillsong Senior Pastor. Likes pedophiles.

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like Pastor Jonathan Wilson who has strong links with Brian still, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy.

Jonathan Wilson told media at Frank Houston’s funeral in November 2012, “I regard Frank as a friend”. So Jonathan Wilson likes a lifelong secret child rapist parading as a Christian clergy as his friend. 

The reality is that no amount of spin and re-invention can remove the dark black stains of the seven decades long trail of child sexual abuse that “Pastor Frank” engaged in.

Pastor Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston. Growing fat while while he hangs out the victims of his dad’s abuse to dry. “Sorry victims of dad’s abuse, I’m a leading Christian pastor, but you’re on your own. Have a good life. Sorry again- Haha ha ha…By the way boy victim AHA, it was your own fault you were sexually abused by my father Frank – you tempted him. This is what Brian told the AHA (Brett Sengstock).

Over seventeen boy and young teen known victims

I have verified seventeen or more victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child and teen sex abuse.

Everyone closely associated with this matter senses there are a lot more victims out there.

From the evidence there are over 400 boy, pre-teen and teen victims. Maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Many will not remember the incidents due to psychological defence mechanisms because of the trauma of the sexual abuse event(s).

And there would be, from the evidence, 1000s of male victims of masked homosexual and pedophile abuse.

Frank Houston: “I was very active as a pedophile in the 1960s and 1970s.”

Pastor Frank Houston after his confession to pedophilia in 1999 said to his son Brian, “I was very active as a pedophile at that time”. He was referring to the period from the 1940s to 1970s back in New Zealand, when he was in his 40s to 50s, when most of his known boy victims were sexually abused by him.

Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life

I believe Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life from his early teens.

Frank got kicked out of the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was a Captain. It has now been established that it was for pedophilia.

Frank Houston was a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland, New Zealand..

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Frank Houston sexually abused boys at New Zealand Salvation Army Orphanages in the 1940s

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. It has now been established that my postulations on this matter were accurate.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

David Fisher of the New Zealand Herald confirmed my allegations in an article in the New Zealand Herald today (11 July 2020):

“The Herald has confirmed that fresh allegations of abuse by the AOG’s former leading light, Pastor Frank Houston, have been provided to the Royal Commission. 

One allegation, that he sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka, opens up the span of Houston’s alleged predatory behaviour to cover decades.”

David Fisher is referring to the recent New Zealand Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse.

What organisation except Hillsong would still love its pedophile founder?

Pastor Frank Houston was a pedophile who used his Christian pastor’s ministry as a disguise and camouflage to gain the confidence and trust of innocent believing Christian families so he could access their children undetected for the purposes of sexually abusing them.

Pastor Frank Houston was never genuine in anything he did. He mocked us all. How could a man be a genuine Christian pastor when he was secretly a life-long hardened criminal pedophile? Its not possible.

Frank Houston Boy victim AHA

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014 at a Hearing in Sydney revealed a witness AHA, who was abused in the Sydney suburb of Coogee when he was an innocent little boy aged 7 to 12 years old, in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Boy victim AHA was brave enough to testify anonymously in person.

It made me cry.

It was real bad stuff indeed.

It made me very angry, particularly since Pastor Brian Houston, the son of Pastor Frank Houston, like Pilate in the Bible who washed his hands of responsibility for Jesus prior to his death, has washed his hands of responsibility to help and care for the boy and teen victims of his dad’s abuse, who are now in their 50s and early 60s.

If you go to my blog articles starting on Tuesday 7 October 2014, you’ll find all the horrific details of Pastor Frank Houston’s abuse of victim AHA including genitalia fondling, digital anal penetration, masturbation of the victim as he reached early puberty, and Frank Houston using and getting the victim to pleasure him over a period of five years.

My source is AHA’s testimony on Day One of the Royal Commission’s examination of Hillsong, where AHA spoke for most of the day.

It’s tragic, graphic, sordid, horrific and completely culpable by Hillsong, the Australian AOG and Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston has tried for 14 years to bury his father sexual abuse of children, sanitise it, and try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse. Picture: David Moir

Dah…“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse.

Pastor Brian Houston had tried for 14 years to bury his father Frank’s sexual abuse of children, to sanitise it, and to try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

Frank Houston has long departed but the corruption lives on in the errant and corrupt behaviour of his offspring, particularly in the life and deeds of Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, the current Head of Hillsong mega-church.

Rev William Frank...enstein Hosuton, molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Rev William Frank…enstein Houston. Molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Over Seventeen Known Boy and Young Teen Victims

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse also mentioned six other little boy victims of Pastor Frank Houston in New Zealand in the 1960s. But there are many more.

I have been writing since September 2012 that there were six boy victims of Frank Houston in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in the 1960s.

My count of child sex abuse victims of Frank Houston:

I have evidence of 17 or more boy and male teen victims. 

I have evidence of two teen victims, Peter Fowler, who went public in the 1970s with the encouragement of the now deceased prophet Pastor Philip Powell and teen victim ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a direct result of Frank Houston’s sexual abuse.

From the testimony of the boy victims and the circumstantial evidence, I believe there were over four hundred victims of Frank Houston’s abuse. He confessed to Brian Houston, his son, in circa 1999, that he was very active as a pedophile, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s.

Here are the boy victims aged 7 to 12, and one teenager aged 15 years old:

1. Six 10 year old boys Pastor Frank Houston molested while Head Pastor of Lower Hutt Assemblies of God (AOG), Wellington, New Zealand in the 1960s, while at the same time, General Superintendent of the New Zealand AOG (from 1965 to 1977).

2. Sydney boy victim AHA (Brett Sengstock), as above revealed on Day One of Hillsong’s time at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014.

This is a particularly sordid case of repeated child sexual abuse of a little 7 year old boy by Pastor Frank Houston which continued for 5 years.  I have covered this case in detail in my blogs on the Royal Commission starting on the 7 October 2014.

3. One 15 year old boy, Peter Fowler, in the Lower Hutt AOG, New Zealand. The Lower Hutt AOG paid out Peter, but it wasn’t much money.

4. At least 4 boy victims at Assemblies of God Church camps in South Australia in the early 1970s. See my blogs on victim SA1 (my code name for him) dated 16 and 17 October 2014. SA1 was aged 11 years old at the tie of the abuse.

5. One young man in Auckland, New Zealand, ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a result of the abuse. He was in his late teens.

I sense there are a lot more New Zealand boy, pre-teen and teen male victims.

7. One boy aged 8 years old, in a suburb near Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand. My code name for him is WNZ1. The abuse was very similar to the Royal Commission victim AHA.

WNZ1 believes there were more boy abuse victims in his suburb. See my blogs date 18 and 19 October 2014.

8. Frank sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka.

9. In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.

10. Boy victims in Waikato area of New Zealand in the 1960s. Frank was doing crusades often amongst Maoris. “Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.” Untold boy and teen victims. Impossible to know how many.

TOTAL: 17 and many more victims. 400 plus boy and teen victims based on the evidence. Maybe over 1000-2000 boy victims.

Boy victim SA1 from Adelaide South Australia

One of the victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child sexual abuse at Kleimzeg Assemblies of God camps in South Australia in the early 1970s, SA1, contacted me after reading articles about Pastor Frank Houston on this blog site. He shared there were several other victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile abuse at these camps.

The epicentre of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities at these South Australian camps was the boy’s toilet block.  

The abuse involved the fondling of little boys genitalia and masturbation in the toilet block and bunk room. Pastor Frank Houston was very confident, blazen, perverse and tactile.

Yes Pastor Frank Houston. The greatest and most prominent AOG Pastor in Australia and New Zealand from 1970s to 1998, when the truth of his duality emerged.

Frank Houston was a secretive, manipulative, sordid, dishonest and heartless criminal pedophile for 70 years from the 1930s until his death in 2004. 

Pastor Brian Houston’s lies about the number of victims continues to this day

The official line of Hillsong Church and Pastor Brian Houston was that his father, Pastor William Francis “Frank” Houston only abused one boy in New Zealand 40 years ago.

This is the line that they held from the late 1990s to the Royal Commission in October 2014.

This is the view that was on their web-site for over a decade. When I was researching articles I wrote about Frank Houston and his pedophile activities in 2012, Hillsong’s website and all the accounts by Pastor Brian Houston and Hillsong media reflected this great lie.

This is the view they have told the Sydney Morning Herald and other newspapers.

This view is totally inaccurate and a blatant lie by Brian Houston.

It emerged at the Royal Commission that Pastor Brian Houston has known that this official view was untrue and a lie all this time.

Folks we’ve been all been deceived.

What is still lacking from Frank’s son, Pastor Brian Houston and the Hillsong Movement, which Brian controls, is any real degree of honesty and openness about Frank Houston.

For example, why won’t Brian and the AOG release the official AOG report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities?

Why didn’t Brian admit his father did numerous pedophile and homosexual acts, and not just one, like Brian portrayed for 14 years, until the Royal Commission exposed his lies? Why do Brian lie to us all? How can Brian lie like this and be a prominent Christian pastor?

Why is Brian Houston still lying about the number of victims telling Sydney’s channel nine reporter Leila McKinnon earlier this year when she asked how many victims Brian believes there are now, Brian hesitantly replied “six”. This is despite Brian knowing about at least 8 victims in 1999 and at least 9 victims in 2004. Why lie Brian? Who is the Father of Lies?

Was Brian Houston sexually abused by his rampant pedophile father Frank?

And the question lingers, was Pastor Brian Houston himself, and his brother Graeme, sexually abused by their father Frank?

Maybe that’s too personal for Brian to admit, if anything occurred.

Or maybe he can’t remember.

These dark memories are normally suppressed and buried by the defence mechanisms of the human psyche.

Brian’s brother Graeme has refused to attend church since his teens. Why?

Further, were Brian and Graeme aware of the accusations against his father while he was a lad?

The pre-adolescent little boys Pastor Frank Houston sexually abused in Lower Hutt were Brian and Graeme’s age at the time.

Brian even stayed with his dad at AHA’s family home in Coogee, while his father lay on top of victim AHA all night and abused him for the week of their stay on one of the many visits. One can see why pedophile Frank Houston liked to go to Sydney and stay at AHA’s parent’s house. Disgusting.

The pedophile Frank Houston’s overseas “evangelistic” trips overseas were really sex holidays away from his wife and people who he was accountable to.

Details of boy victim AHA’s sexual abuse

While Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of little 7 year old AHA, who is now 52, the skinny spider-like Pastor Frank Houston sexually molested him. He fondled his genitals, he fondled his little thighs and bottom, and he digitally penetrated him. AHA shared on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission that he froze with fear.

Boy victim AHA wondered, why was this hero of the faith, a godly man who my mum and dad loved, doing this to me?

Victim AHA lay frozen with fear as Frank Houston, the pariah, lay on top of him all night. The cats howled, the night birds cackled as the do in Australia, the dogs barked down the street and the garbos rattled their bins, and all this time through those long chill hours, Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of AHA doing awful creepy, very perverse things to AHA.

If you think I’m being too graphic, this is what AHA said at the Royal Commission. These are the facts the Royal Commission’s lawyer, Simeon Beckett, read out. These are the facts that AHA read out from his witness statement on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse in Sydney.

You can read AHA’s testimony at the Commission on http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad

It is interesting to note that victim AHA, who spoke anonymously at the Royal Commission, stated that Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad.

Pastor Brian Houston has denied this. I believe victim AHA because he sounded very honest and very coherent. Pastor Brian Houston hasn’t been honest about all this stuff for over 14 years.

The Royal Commission has also revealed how Hillsong, the AOG and Pastor Brian Houston have been heartless towards child abuse victims of Pastor Frank Houston and other AOG Pastor and leader pedophiles.

If you read my blogs on 7 to 10 October you’ll get drift.

Pastor Brian Houston the head pastor of Hillsong mega-church, a very wealthy “church” organisation, has refused to help the boy and young teen victims in any way

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow alf his father who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad's pedophilia has hit the fan?

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow of his father Frank who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad’s pedophilia has hit the fan?

Brian at the Royal Commission

At the Royal Commission on 9 October, when Pastor Brian Houston was the star witness, he wiggled and swirmed in the hot seat of the witness box. Then he straight out said they won’t help the victims in any way. The reasons are outlined in my blog articles on this site of 9 and 10 October 2104.

Pastor Frank Houston. Self-confessed pedophile.

Pastor Frank Houston. Creepy. Self-confessed pedophile.

Peter Laughton’s homosexual affair with Frank Houston

Since Peter Laughton, Pastor Frank Houston’s young worship leader, went public in 2007 about Frank’s abuse of him in the early 1980s, the Houston family have taken the line that Peter Laughton was a consenting male with their father Frank. In his early 20s at the time of his abuse in the early 1980s, Peter was over the age of consent which is 18 in Australia for consenting homosexual acts.

But is it ok before God for the most prominent AOG clergy in Australia and New Zealand, aged 58, to indulge in numerous sordid homosexual acts with his young worship leader?

At the time the homosexual liaison started Pastor Frank Houston was 58 and Peter was 20.

I fail to see how the Houston’s can dismiss this series of incidents with Peter Lawton so readily.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston was an active secret pedophile and homosexual particularly from the 1960s to the 1980s.

By 1990 he was 68 and his homosexual and pedophile libido seemed to have dropped off. I haven’t found any pedophile dirty old man Houston victims.

A reader of this site commented recently that he knew Frank Houston in the 1950s at Ellerslie AOG in Auckland, New Zealand. He wrote in a comment on this site that Pastor Frank Houston had fixation about male swimmers. There were some NZ Olympic swimmers training. A young Pastor Frank Houston used to go down to the local swimming pool to watch them training and perve on them.

If you knew Pastor Frank Houston at this time and you know of pedophile incidents could you please contact me. I suspect his pedophile activities started earlier than Lower Hutt AOG.

Frank Houston was sexually abused by his father Frank

At the Royal Commission, Pastor Brian Houston told the Commission that his dad had been abused by his father, also Frank. This is no secret because Pastor Frank use to share about this from the pulpit at Christian Life Centre in the 1980s.

Pastor Frank Houston openly shared how his dad was very mean to him and his mum. That his dad had an affair with the woman next door, based his wife, and other bad stuff. The ABC of Psychology says that people who were sexually abused as children often go on to sexually abuse children when they are older/ become adults. That’s a big subject.

Peter Laughton spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007

If you google “Frank Houston” or “Frank Houston abuse” you’ll find plenty of transcript of detailed sordid accounts of Frank Houston’s sexual activities with Peter Laughton.

Peter has given interviews to the Sydney Morning Herald.

In these interviews Peter speaks honestly and candidly about the homo-erotic activities Frank Houston led him to do. It’s interesting yet very sad reading.

Please bear in mind that Frank Houston was aged 58, and the most prominent AOG clergy at the time, and he was abusing a vulnerable and needy young man aged 20 who was his Church worship leader. Heavy stuff indeed.

The investigation and being caught

The release of the official AOG Report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities is a document which would be helpful to the victims of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities. What is more important? Protecting Frank Houston’s legacy and reputation, the Houston name and Hillsong’s reputation, or allowing some healing and closure, not only to Frank’s numerous pedophile victims, but also to the countless others who were part of Christian Life Centre and Hillsong in the early days and who were deeply hurt and shattered by revelations of Frank’s secret activities.

Frank’s pedophile activities were not destined to remain a secret to his grave. By the late 90s the chorus of complaints was to become deafening. The AOG, and in particular, the then National Chief Executive Pastor Brian Houston, his son, were forced to investigate and do something about it.

Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst the second name for Hillsong

I personally knew Peter Laughton at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst.

Peter was very talented singer, song-writer and composer. A nice guy. Sensitive. Artistic.

No one had any idea that Frank Houston aged 58 and a revered pastor and his worship leader Peter Laughton age 20 were involved in a four year homosexual affair from 1980 to 1984.

Extraordinary talent at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst

In those days Frank had gathered together some extraordinary musical talent.

Frank had recruited Pastor David Johnston from Los Angeles to found international Institute of Creative Ministries (IICM), a music, singing and dance Ministries School. David worked at Wesley College for decades since these times. David is a very talented pastor, violinist, composer and worship leader.

Trevor King was also there. Trevor now lives in Auckland,  New Zealand. Trevor is very talented on the piano and led the band and was the Music Pastor.

Geoff Bullock is another muso who owes his success to the Houstons. Unfortunately Geoff’s personal life became a train-wreck when his marriage fell over and his ministry has never recovered to the heights of his success under the Houstons. Particularly under Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston is truly a king-maker. So much talent. So many scandals.

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful and supportive wife

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful, enabling and supportive wife- who knew he was molesting little boys for many decades. Hazel knew he was a pedophile since the 1940s.

Peter Laughton was looking for father love

Peter Laughton is a really nice guy.

Outgoing, talented and sensitive.

In Frank, Peter has said that he was looking for father love. The kind of love Frank gave him was secretive, self-gratifying and impure.

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses 

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses that they find impossible to control. Their victims are really just objects of their desire. There is no care or love towards their victims. For the pedophile it is “all about me”.

I wrote another 13 articles, which are on this blog-site, on this subject of Pastor Frank Houston from 13 September 2012.

My memories of the man and what I experienced during the 1980s and 1990s while attending Hillsong Church.

I have written over 200 other articles on Hillsong and the Royal Commission.

Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in world history 

I have come to the conclusion that Pastor Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in the history of the planet.

To do what Frank Houston did to little boys and teens all his lifetime, while maintaining the front of a holy man of God is the very gravest of sins known to mortal man.

Since I wrote this article in September 2012, and since the Royal Commission examined the Houstons and Hillsong, Simeon Beckett, the Royal Commission barrister, publicly recommended in December 2014 that Pastor Brian Houston be criminally charged by the NSW Police for not reporting and for sheltering a pedophile, his old life-long pedophile father, Pastor Frank Houston, the  founder of the Hillsong organisation.

In October 2015 the Royal Commission recommended Brian Houston for prosecution in its Findings.

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Pastor Brian Houston, Pastor Frank’s son and successor. Facing pedophile protection charges which will wipe the smile from his well-fed fully, corrupt face.

Child rapist Frank Houston founded Hillsong in Sydney, Australia in 1977. This was a year before his son Brian arrived in Australia. Brian likes to say he founded Hillsong. This is a Brian lie. One of many.

Author: Donald Elley of Bellingen

Revision: December 10, 2021

Brian Houston has been charged by Australian police with concealing a pedophile

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile concealment crimes by Australian police on Thursday August 5, 2021. The maximum penalty is five years in jail. Brian appeared in court in Sydney on October 5, 2021 for a First Mention. There was a Second Mention on Tuesday November 23, 2021 and a Third Mention on January 27, 2022. There is a fourth mention on March 3, 2022.

Brian has plead “not guilty” at each mention.

Brian will get a lesser jail sentence if he pleads guilty. Like Pharaoh before Moses, Brian won’t negotiate. Brian will only fly the white flag of surrender in jail. Even there, Brian will still be maintaining in his innocence.

Brian Houston stepped down as global head of Hillsong

The Australian Royal Commission

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in its Findings, recommended Pastor Brian Houston, the current head of Hillsong Church, be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

An official recommendation was passed on to NSW Police and the NSW Justice Department by the Royal Commission.

The crimes are that Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches top leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Pastor Brian Houston, his wife Pastor Bobbie Houston, Hillsong business manager George Aghajanian, Hillsong elder Nabi Saleh, President of the New South Wales Assemblies of God John McMartin, National Assemblies of God General Secretary Keith Ainge and all the other top Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leaders had a fiduciary and legal duty to report Brian’s father Frank to Australian police when he confessed in 1999.

They failed to do this.

The fiduciary duty of a church leader comprises a duty of care towards their congregation. To lead them, to protect them and to care for them.

Instead of reporting Frank Houston to police, the above Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leadership, gave Frank a slap on the hand and allowed him to go on preaching, prophesying and (God forbid) laying hands on AOG congregants wherever he fancied to go in his misnitry. Nothing changed.

They moved Frank to quiet, off-the-grid localities so no one would report him to police. They told AOG congregants that Frank and his wife Hazel “had retired” and were AOG Royalty. No mention was made of Frank’s “problem with boys”, as Hazel liked to call Frank’s lifelong past-time or hobby of child rape.

At this stage only Brian has been charged.

The Origins of Hillsong Church:

Rev Frank Houston the Night-Stalker, preying on little boys in their childhood beds.

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade.

Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

New Zealand Herald July 11, 2020

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Frank Houston at Coogee Beach, Sydney in 1969.

The First Hillsong

The first name of Hillsong was Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre. The church met in Sherbrooke Hall, Double Bay, Sydney. The first meeting was on 16 July 1977 led by Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father. 

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Rev Frank Houston with young congregant at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst then, in 1980. This is the pedophile Frank Houston sneaking in a little homo hug on an unsuspecting young man who is lapping up the attention. There were hundreds like him. At this time Frank was having a secret homosexual affair with his young worship pastor Peter Laughton aged 23.

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong’s boy and teen sex abuse victims.

I have revealed them all to the world on this, my personal blogs-site. This has always been with their permission and their desire if their names are mentioned.

I do not search for victims. They always contact me.

I do not seek media publicity. They approach me for information. Media are welcome to use any information on this site. There is no copyright. This site is not-for-profit. No advertising. No revenue to me in any way.

Three new accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston 11 July 2020

Two New Zealand Herald articles of 11 July 2020 mention three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now.

The number of known Frank Houston boy and male teen victims I have identified is now 17 or more.

Recent revelations that Frank sexually abused boys in a New Zealand Salvation Army boys home in the 1940s and on evangelistic crusades amongst New Zealand Maoris have thrown the needle off the dial of my boy victim count.

It is no longer possible for me to put an accurate figure on the number of Frank Houston’s boy victims globally.

When I add in sexual abuse of little boys at a Salvation Army Boys Home in New Zealand in the 1940s and add in AOG crusades and ministry trips from the 1950s to 1960s in New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Chile and other the countries, the possibilities of the number of boy victims is almost endless.

I believe from the evidence there are over 400 boy and teen victims, maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Frank’s son Brian, who I know personally, said to Australian media in 2014, “We may never know the number of victims”. I knew Brian from 1981 at early Hillsong. I haven’t talked with Brian since early 2000s when I left Hillsong for good.

Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston current head of Hillsong: “We may never know the number of dad’s boy sex abuse victims”‘

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020 mentions three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now

Frank Houston preaching in in 1969 during his time as Assemblies of God in New Zealand General Superintendent from 1965 to 1977.

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020:

Three Frank Houston child sex abuse accounts which are new to me.

New abuse account one:

“From 1945 to 1948, Frank Houston worked at a boys’ home in Temuka run by the Salvation Army, which has confirmed receiving a complaint in 2003 from someone who said they suffered abuse at his hands during that time. A spokeswoman for the Salvation Army said it had provided information relating to the complaint to the Royal Commission.”

New abuse account two:

“In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.”

“Then came a second knock on the door. Barry was approached by a church elder who – aware of the complaint over Williams – disclosed an allegation of sexual offending by Frank Houston.

New abuse account three:

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade. Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

My comments:

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. I’ve believed for a long time that the reason was because of complaints of child sexual abuse.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

Crikey (Australian media) August 25, 2021. Journalist David Hardaker on Frank Houston and the NZ Salvation Army 

“It has since emerged that Frank Houston’s offending stretched back 50 years to the 1940s when he was a lieutenant in the Salvation Army in New Zealand, his country of birth. The New Zealand Salvation Army has confirmed to Crikey that in 2003 it received an allegation of abuse by Houston during his tenure at the Temuka Boys’ Home, near Dunedin on the South Island, between 1945 and 1948. (Houston resigned from the Salvation Army in 1952.) The Salvation Army said it met with the survivor of the abuse in 2003. The case has been sent to New Zealand’s Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, set up three years ago”.

Donald Elley of Bellingen: 

I’ve heard about Frank Houston doing crusades in rural areas of New Zealand, particularly amongst indigenous New Zealanders, the Maoris.

Frank’s son Brian mentions this in a romantic and euphoric way in his last book, ‘Live, Love, Lead’.

However, I’ve always had bad feelings about these crusades of Frank and his “love” and interest in the Maori people.

It’s sad to think that Frank was sexually abusing heaps of Maori boys in rural areas of New Zealand in the 1960s to 1970s.

Note of 18 November 2018

Frank Houston boy sex abuse victim, Brett Sengstock, known as boy victim AHA, who appeared anonymously at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has appeared on the Australian Channel Nine Sixty Minutes TV program recently to tell his story in person because he is dying of cancer.

Boy victim AHA Brett Sengstock – Brett is dying of cancer. Brett wants Brian Houston brought to justice for hiding and protecting his old pedophile dad from going to the clink – from 1999 when Frank confessed to November 2004 age he died.

Note of 22 April 2018

I know Hillsong and the Houstons better than anyone, having been at Hillsong from its beginnings.

Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father, came to Sydney from New Zealand in 1977. He was on the run from New Zealand police for untold and almost innumerable sex offences against little boys during the previous four decades.

I was at Hillsong before Brian Houston became a pastor in 1982, and before Hillsong was called Hillsong.

I helped Frank Houston build up Hillsong for a decade from 1981 to 1990.

The more I write about Hillsong, the sicker I feel. And the more I know about Hillsong, the sicker I feel.

But I go on writing, to warn people off Hillsong and to give Frank Houston’s multitudes of boy victims a voice.

My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Donald Elley

Donald Elley of Bellingen the writer of this blog-site. On my farm in Bellingen, NSW, Australia. My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Note of 27 October 2017

Pastor Brian Houston, the current head pastor of Hillsong Church Global is to face pedophile protection charges some time in the near future from the Australian police and authorities.

I’ve edited the article below reflecting current up to date information.

Frank Houston

“Pastor” Brian Houston pictured with his child rapist dad Frank. Brian hid and protected Frank from the Australian police from when Frank confessed in 1999, to when Frank died five years later in 2004.

This article and its updates

This article outlines the history of Pastor Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong and his secret sexual abuse of hundreds of little boys, male pre-teens and male teens over seven decades. This occurred for possibly 70 years if you include his grandchildren and ‘rent boys’ (underage male prostitutes).

This site is the most authoritative and comprehensive site on Hillsong corruption, Houston corruption and Hillsong pedophilia.

This article was first published on this site on 9 September 2012, prior to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of 2013 to 2016.

It has been updated since as more facts have come to light and more events have unfolded.

The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed from the New Zealand Salvation Army for sexually abusing boys.

Frank Houston founder of Hillsong was a lifelong secret pedophile

I’ve come to the conclusion from the evidence I’ve compiled over many years, and from my experience from 1981 to 2000 as an attender of Hillsong, in the 1980s as a senior lay pastor, and especially since hearing boy victim AHA’s testimony, that the Frank Houston was a lifelong secret pedophile who used the Christian ministry to secretly and stealthily, access little boys and young teens for child and under-age sexual abuse and child rape.

In other words, Frank Houston was first a pedophile. He was not at any time a genuine Christian or a genuine Christin pastor. Frank Houston was a wolf in sheep’s clothing all his life from his early teens.

Frank used Christian ministry to access little children.

Frank Houston’s primary sexual focus and preference was little pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

Frank liked male teens or young adult men if little boys were not available.

In his prime as a male in the 1960s to 1970s Frank had an insatiable sexual desire for little boys and young male teens. But mainly little boys.

A pedophile with a primary focus on pubescent children is a hebephile, a clinical psychological term. 

Hebephilia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Hebephilia is the strong, persistent sexual interest by adults in pubescent children who are in early adolescence, typically ages 11–14 and showing Tanner stages 2 to 3 of physical development. It differs from pedophilia (the primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children), and from ephebophilia (the primary sexual interest in later adolescents, typically ages 15–19). While individuals with a sexual preference for adults may have some sexual interest in pubescent-aged individuals, researchers and clinical diagnoses have proposed that hebephilia is characterized by a sexual preference for pubescent rather than adult partners.”

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile in that his sexual orientation and focus was primarily on pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

In my mind, this sexual orientation makes Frank Houston’s sex crimes against children even more heinous, especially since he was masquerading and pretending to be a Christian pastor.

Frank Houston’s crimes were not a one-off or an occasional dalliance in child sex crimes, but a lifelong secret and persistent activity involving hundreds, if not thousands of boy and male teen victims. 

Frank was bisexual

Frank was bisexual in that he had five children.

It is probable that Frank did not have sex with his wife after the birth of their five children.

No one will ever know since they both died in 2004. And Hazel was not the type to tell.

Hazel knew Frank was a pedophile from the 1940s when he was reported for abusing children while working at a New Zealand Salvation Army home in the 1940s. He was removed from the Salvation Army.

So Hazel was complicit, codependent, a protector of Frank and an enabler.

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Hazel and Frank Houston founders of Hillsong. In New Zealand in the 1940s.

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The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed as a Salvation Army captains for sexual abuse of little boys.

Frank was a homosexual 

In 1980, Frank Houston, aged 58, embarked on a four year homosexual affair with his young 23 year old worship leader Peter Laughton.

Peter Laughton

Peter Laughton, Frank Houston’s young worship leader and homosexual lover aged 23 in 1980.

Sexual involvement with a 20-year-old male, rather than with little boys and early teen boys, was an exception, although there is evidence of countless masked homosexual encounters over Frank Houston’s whole lifetime with males over the age of homosexual consent which is 16 to 18 in most Western countries.

Brian Houston. The leader of the Chosen Seven.

Pastor Brian Houston, current head pastor of Hillsong – Brian, who I knew personally for twenty years, has been recommended to the Australian police by the Australian Royal Commission to be charged with pedophile protection crimes.

Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church has been recommended for prosecution for pedophile protection crimes

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in its Findings recommended Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Note 19 October 2014

In early October 2014, The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse examined the Australian Assemblies of God (which has the new name Australian Christian Churches), Hillsong and Pastors Frank and Brian Houston.

If you are interested in down-loading the Royal Commission transcripts, testimonies of victims and other relevant documents go to http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au.

To read a series of my blog articles on the Royal Commission on this site, they start on 20 September 2014 with “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston. Part One. Royal Commission…”. If you google this title you’ll find it and other articles written by me on this my personal blog-site.

You can then scroll a few articles further into October 2014 and you’ll see all the articles sequentially in chronological order on “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston…” and Royal Commission materials.

If you know of any pedophile cases involving Pastor Frank Houston at any time anywhere in the world then please send me a message and I’ll email you back so we can confidentially talk about your case by email. No information will be published without your consent.

The following blog article on Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile activities was written on 13 September 2012 and it has been updated regularly as new information becomes available.

Blog article of 13 September 2012 (updated 27 October 2017)

The pedophile Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong

Pastor Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia in 1977. This was two years before his son Brian arrived in Australia.

Here are two advertisements for early Hillsong Church meetings in Eastern Suburbs, Sydney in 1977 published in the Sydney Morning Herald. .

The Sydney Morning Herald 9 July 1977.

The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 16 July 1977

Hillsong

Hillsong is by far Australia’s largest church numbering 30,000 in Australia. Its headquarters are in Baulkham Hills in Western Sydney.

It has churches throughout the world in twenty locations. Hillsong claims 150,000 in its network world-wide in 2021. This is a very small number of adherents if viewed on a global basis.

Hillsong is like the small dog on the big street. Because of its strong cash-flow and music resources, it has made a lot of noise globally, but most people can tell Hillsong is completely dodgy and a money-cult.

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Pastor Frank Houston was the head of the New Zealand Assemblies of God (AOG) from 1965 to 1977, and a prominent leader in the Australian Assemblies of God denomination from the 1980s to 1990s.

By the time Frank Houston confessed to secret pedophile crimes at age 77 he was revered across the Australian and New Zealand Assemblies of God movements as a great holy pastor, Christian leader and a great evangelist.

The truth is he was a rotten secret pedophile all that time, for many decades, probably since his early teens.

The Assemblies of God (AOG)

The Assemblies of God (AOG) is a Protestant denomination which started in the early 20th century in America and has spread across the planet. Its emphasis is on the Holy Spirit and the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, like faith, healing and speaking in tongues.

The Protestants

A Protestant denomination is a denomination (international church organisation) whose origins are in “Protesting” against the Church of Rome.

Protesting, often at the greatest risk to their lives, against the Roman Catholic Church’s errant doctrines, its power, its Popes, its Bishops, its mercenary Jesuits of old. And its domination and blood-letting and martyrdom of true believers throughout the world. For over 1700 years until modern times.

If you think I’m exaggerating then google “The Waldenses”, who were Protestants the Church of Rome genocided in parts of France in the 16th century, or “The Covenanters”, who the Church of Rome hunted and wiped out in 17th century Scotland.

The Jesuit mercenaries and Papist rulers of England desecrated their bodies after death and threw their corpses on rubbish tips as a warning to a fearful populace.

These were brave men who gave their lives for the cause of Christ.

Compare these very brave men and women to Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual masquerading in the disguise of a Christian pastor, whose coal-black dark secrets weren’t exposed until the last years of his life.

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Frank Houston pedophile founder of Hillsong “preaching up a storm”, as he’d like to say in the 1980s.

Frank Houston’s confession to being a lifelong secret pedophile

A two-year investigation of pedophile allegations going back to the 1960s, ordered by his son, Pastor Brian Houston, at the time head of the Australian Assemblies of God, and conducted by a prominent Australian AOG clergy on the AOG national executive, Pastor John Lewis, found that the allegations were true.

John Lewis

Pastor John Lewis on Nexus Church, Brisbane website. Died from cancer in 2020.

Frank Houston was banned for life from ever ministering in the AOG in Australia and New Zealand in December 1999 aged 77.

But he didn’t stop preaching and ministering and Brian and other AOG leaders allowed him free reign to preach and pray and prophecy over the unsuspecting.

These are the crimes of Brian Houston, John Lewis and other top ACC and Hillsong leaders.

Pastor John Lewis report in 2000 on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities with little boys

Frank’s death

Frank Houston’s life ended in shame in November 2004. He spent his last days contemplating his place in Eternity. The burdens of his dark secrets were troubling his mind until the end.

How would God treat him in the Hereafter? These were among many questions which plagued his dark mind as he faced that looming day. For from the evidence Frank Houston had been a pedophile since his early teens, a period of seventy years.

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I knew Frank Houston personally

This blog article is the first in a series of articles in which I will recall information, reflections and personal feelings on this gifted, strange and very tortured man, who I knew very well for two decades. Or at least I thought I did.

I worked closely with Frank Houston through the decade of the 1980s as a builder doing building fit-out and renovations for Christian Life Centre (CLC), Darlinghurst, as Hillsong was known in the early days, and as a lay leader.

I was a prominent and successful lay leader at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst, with ten home fellowship groups under my care. I pioneered these groups in the challenging Inner City of Sydney. I attended CLC again for a few years in the mid to late 1990s. I was there when Pastor Frank Houston got stood down and the whole organisation changed its name from Christian Life Centre to Hillsong in 2000.

I should add that I was a strong Christian prior to first attending Hillsong in 1981. This may have kept me safe from allowing Frank Houston to do stuff like lay hands on me in prayer. A highly dangerous event in hindsight for anyone. 

Frank Houston’s legacy

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like former co-head pastor of Hillsong City Campus, Pastor Jonathan Wilson, who is now pastoring in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy

with second wife

Jonathan Wilson, with second wife Dianne, in pastoring California. Dianne’s former husband Geoff is married to Jonathan’s daughter – a kind of fallen Pentecostal wife-swap.


Jonathan Wilson

Pastor Jonathan Wilson. Former Hillsong Senior Pastor. Likes pedophiles.

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like Pastor Jonathan Wilson who has strong links with Brian still, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy.

Jonathan Wilson told media at Frank Houston’s funeral in November 2012, “I regard Frank as a friend”. So Jonathan Wilson likes a lifelong secret child rapist parading as a Christian clergy as his friend. 

The reality is that no amount of spin and re-invention can remove the dark black stains of the seven decades long trail of child sexual abuse that “Pastor Frank” engaged in.

Pastor Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston. Growing fat while while he hangs out the victims of his dad’s abuse to dry. “Sorry victims of dad’s abuse, I’m a leading Christian pastor, but you’re on your own. Have a good life. Sorry again- Haha ha ha…By the way boy victim AHA, it was your own fault you were sexually abused by my father Frank – you tempted him. This is what Brian told the AHA (Brett Sengstock).

Over seventeen boy and young teen known victims

I have verified seventeen or more victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child and teen sex abuse.

Everyone closely associated with this matter senses there are a lot more victims out there.

From the evidence there are over 400 boy, pre-teen and teen victims. Maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Many will not remember the incidents due to psychological defence mechanisms because of the trauma of the sexual abuse event(s).

And there would be, from the evidence, 1000s of male victims of masked homosexual and pedophile abuse.

Frank Houston: “I was very active as a pedophile in the 1960s and 1970s.”

Pastor Frank Houston after his confession to pedophilia in 1999 said to his son Brian, “I was very active as a pedophile at that time”. He was referring to the period from the 1940s to 1970s back in New Zealand, when he was in his 40s to 50s, when most of his known boy victims were sexually abused by him.

Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life

I believe Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life from his early teens.

Frank got kicked out of the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was a Captain. It has now been established that it was for pedophilia.

Frank Houston was a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland, New Zealand..

Note 11 July 2020

Frank Houston sexually abused boys at New Zealand Salvation Army Orphanages in the 1940s

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. It has now been established that my postulations on this matter were accurate.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

David Fisher of the New Zealand Herald confirmed my allegations in an article in the New Zealand Herald today (11 July 2020):

“The Herald has confirmed that fresh allegations of abuse by the AOG’s former leading light, Pastor Frank Houston, have been provided to the Royal Commission. 

One allegation, that he sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka, opens up the span of Houston’s alleged predatory behaviour to cover decades.”

David Fisher is referring to the recent New Zealand Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse.

What organisation except Hillsong would still love its pedophile founder?

Pastor Frank Houston was a pedophile who used his Christian pastor’s ministry as a disguise and camouflage to gain the confidence and trust of innocent believing Christian families so he could access their children undetected for the purposes of sexually abusing them.

Pastor Frank Houston was never genuine in anything he did. He mocked us all. How could a man be a genuine Christian pastor when he was secretly a life-long hardened criminal pedophile? Its not possible.

Frank Houston Boy victim AHA

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014 at a Hearing in Sydney revealed a witness AHA, who was abused in the Sydney suburb of Coogee when he was an innocent little boy aged 7 to 12 years old, in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Boy victim AHA was brave enough to testify anonymously in person.

It made me cry.

It was real bad stuff indeed.

It made me very angry, particularly since Pastor Brian Houston, the son of Pastor Frank Houston, like Pilate in the Bible who washed his hands of responsibility for Jesus prior to his death, has washed his hands of responsibility to help and care for the boy and teen victims of his dad’s abuse, who are now in their 50s and early 60s.

If you go to my blog articles starting on Tuesday 7 October 2014, you’ll find all the horrific details of Pastor Frank Houston’s abuse of victim AHA including genitalia fondling, digital anal penetration, masturbation of the victim as he reached early puberty, and Frank Houston using and getting the victim to pleasure him over a period of five years.

My source is AHA’s testimony on Day One of the Royal Commission’s examination of Hillsong, where AHA spoke for most of the day.

It’s tragic, graphic, sordid, horrific and completely culpable by Hillsong, the Australian AOG and Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston has tried for 14 years to bury his father sexual abuse of children, sanitise it, and try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse. Picture: David Moir

Dah…“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse.

Pastor Brian Houston had tried for 14 years to bury his father Frank’s sexual abuse of children, to sanitise it, and to try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

Frank Houston has long departed but the corruption lives on in the errant and corrupt behaviour of his offspring, particularly in the life and deeds of Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, the current Head of Hillsong mega-church.

Rev William Frank...enstein Hosuton, molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Rev William Frank…enstein Houston. Molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Over Seventeen Known Boy and Young Teen Victims

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse also mentioned six other little boy victims of Pastor Frank Houston in New Zealand in the 1960s. But there are many more.

I have been writing since September 2012 that there were six boy victims of Frank Houston in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in the 1960s.

My count of child sex abuse victims of Frank Houston:

I have evidence of 17 or more boy and male teen victims. 

I have evidence of two teen victims, Peter Fowler, who went public in the 1970s with the encouragement of the now deceased prophet Pastor Philip Powell and teen victim ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a direct result of Frank Houston’s sexual abuse.

From the testimony of the boy victims and the circumstantial evidence, I believe there were over four hundred victims of Frank Houston’s abuse. He confessed to Brian Houston, his son, in circa 1999, that he was very active as a pedophile, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s.

Here are the boy victims aged 7 to 12, and one teenager aged 15 years old:

1. Six 10 year old boys Pastor Frank Houston molested while Head Pastor of Lower Hutt Assemblies of God (AOG), Wellington, New Zealand in the 1960s, while at the same time, General Superintendent of the New Zealand AOG (from 1965 to 1977).

2. Sydney boy victim AHA (Brett Sengstock), as above revealed on Day One of Hillsong’s time at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014.

This is a particularly sordid case of repeated child sexual abuse of a little 7 year old boy by Pastor Frank Houston which continued for 5 years.  I have covered this case in detail in my blogs on the Royal Commission starting on the 7 October 2014.

3. One 15 year old boy, Peter Fowler, in the Lower Hutt AOG, New Zealand. The Lower Hutt AOG paid out Peter, but it wasn’t much money.

4. At least 4 boy victims at Assemblies of God Church camps in South Australia in the early 1970s. See my blogs on victim SA1 (my code name for him) dated 16 and 17 October 2014. SA1 was aged 11 years old at the tie of the abuse.

5. One young man in Auckland, New Zealand, ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a result of the abuse. He was in his late teens.

I sense there are a lot more New Zealand boy, pre-teen and teen male victims.

7. One boy aged 8 years old, in a suburb near Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand. My code name for him is WNZ1. The abuse was very similar to the Royal Commission victim AHA.

WNZ1 believes there were more boy abuse victims in his suburb. See my blogs date 18 and 19 October 2014.

8. Frank sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka.

9. In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.

10. Boy victims in Waikato area of New Zealand in the 1960s. Frank was doing crusades often amongst Maoris. “Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.” Untold boy and teen victims. Impossible to know how many.

TOTAL: 17 and many more victims. 400 plus boy and teen victims based on the evidence. Maybe over 1000-2000 boy victims.

Boy victim SA1 from Adelaide South Australia

One of the victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child sexual abuse at Kleimzeg Assemblies of God camps in South Australia in the early 1970s, SA1, contacted me after reading articles about Pastor Frank Houston on this blog site. He shared there were several other victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile abuse at these camps.

The epicentre of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities at these South Australian camps was the boy’s toilet block.  

The abuse involved the fondling of little boys genitalia and masturbation in the toilet block and bunk room. Pastor Frank Houston was very confident, blazen, perverse and tactile.

Yes Pastor Frank Houston. The greatest and most prominent AOG Pastor in Australia and New Zealand from 1970s to 1998, when the truth of his duality emerged.

Frank Houston was a secretive, manipulative, sordid, dishonest and heartless criminal pedophile for 70 years from the 1930s until his death in 2004. 

Pastor Brian Houston’s lies about the number of victims continues to this day

The official line of Hillsong Church and Pastor Brian Houston was that his father, Pastor William Francis “Frank” Houston only abused one boy in New Zealand 40 years ago.

This is the line that they held from the late 1990s to the Royal Commission in October 2014.

This is the view that was on their web-site for over a decade. When I was researching articles I wrote about Frank Houston and his pedophile activities in 2012, Hillsong’s website and all the accounts by Pastor Brian Houston and Hillsong media reflected this great lie.

This is the view they have told the Sydney Morning Herald and other newspapers.

This view is totally inaccurate and a blatant lie by Brian Houston.

It emerged at the Royal Commission that Pastor Brian Houston has known that this official view was untrue and a lie all this time.

Folks we’ve been all been deceived.

What is still lacking from Frank’s son, Pastor Brian Houston and the Hillsong Movement, which Brian controls, is any real degree of honesty and openness about Frank Houston.

For example, why won’t Brian and the AOG release the official AOG report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities?

Why didn’t Brian admit his father did numerous pedophile and homosexual acts, and not just one, like Brian portrayed for 14 years, until the Royal Commission exposed his lies? Why do Brian lie to us all? How can Brian lie like this and be a prominent Christian pastor?

Why is Brian Houston still lying about the number of victims telling Sydney’s channel nine reporter Leila McKinnon earlier this year when she asked how many victims Brian believes there are now, Brian hesitantly replied “six”. This is despite Brian knowing about at least 8 victims in 1999 and at least 9 victims in 2004. Why lie Brian? Who is the Father of Lies?

Was Brian Houston sexually abused by his rampant pedophile father Frank?

And the question lingers, was Pastor Brian Houston himself, and his brother Graeme, sexually abused by their father Frank?

Maybe that’s too personal for Brian to admit, if anything occurred.

Or maybe he can’t remember.

These dark memories are normally suppressed and buried by the defence mechanisms of the human psyche.

Brian’s brother Graeme has refused to attend church since his teens. Why?

Further, were Brian and Graeme aware of the accusations against his father while he was a lad?

The pre-adolescent little boys Pastor Frank Houston sexually abused in Lower Hutt were Brian and Graeme’s age at the time.

Brian even stayed with his dad at AHA’s family home in Coogee, while his father lay on top of victim AHA all night and abused him for the week of their stay on one of the many visits. One can see why pedophile Frank Houston liked to go to Sydney and stay at AHA’s parent’s house. Disgusting.

The pedophile Frank Houston’s overseas “evangelistic” trips overseas were really sex holidays away from his wife and people who he was accountable to.

Details of boy victim AHA’s sexual abuse

While Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of little 7 year old AHA, who is now 52, the skinny spider-like Pastor Frank Houston sexually molested him. He fondled his genitals, he fondled his little thighs and bottom, and he digitally penetrated him. AHA shared on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission that he froze with fear.

Boy victim AHA wondered, why was this hero of the faith, a godly man who my mum and dad loved, doing this to me?

Victim AHA lay frozen with fear as Frank Houston, the pariah, lay on top of him all night. The cats howled, the night birds cackled as the do in Australia, the dogs barked down the street and the garbos rattled their bins, and all this time through those long chill hours, Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of AHA doing awful creepy, very perverse things to AHA.

If you think I’m being too graphic, this is what AHA said at the Royal Commission. These are the facts the Royal Commission’s lawyer, Simeon Beckett, read out. These are the facts that AHA read out from his witness statement on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse in Sydney.

You can read AHA’s testimony at the Commission on http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad

It is interesting to note that victim AHA, who spoke anonymously at the Royal Commission, stated that Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad.

Pastor Brian Houston has denied this. I believe victim AHA because he sounded very honest and very coherent. Pastor Brian Houston hasn’t been honest about all this stuff for over 14 years.

The Royal Commission has also revealed how Hillsong, the AOG and Pastor Brian Houston have been heartless towards child abuse victims of Pastor Frank Houston and other AOG Pastor and leader pedophiles.

If you read my blogs on 7 to 10 October you’ll get drift.

Pastor Brian Houston the head pastor of Hillsong mega-church, a very wealthy “church” organisation, has refused to help the boy and young teen victims in any way

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow alf his father who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad's pedophilia has hit the fan?

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow of his father Frank who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad’s pedophilia has hit the fan?

Brian at the Royal Commission

At the Royal Commission on 9 October, when Pastor Brian Houston was the star witness, he wiggled and swirmed in the hot seat of the witness box. Then he straight out said they won’t help the victims in any way. The reasons are outlined in my blog articles on this site of 9 and 10 October 2104.

Pastor Frank Houston. Self-confessed pedophile.

Pastor Frank Houston. Creepy. Self-confessed pedophile.

Peter Laughton’s homosexual affair with Frank Houston

Since Peter Laughton, Pastor Frank Houston’s young worship leader, went public in 2007 about Frank’s abuse of him in the early 1980s, the Houston family have taken the line that Peter Laughton was a consenting male with their father Frank. In his early 20s at the time of his abuse in the early 1980s, Peter was over the age of consent which is 18 in Australia for consenting homosexual acts.

But is it ok before God for the most prominent AOG clergy in Australia and New Zealand, aged 58, to indulge in numerous sordid homosexual acts with his young worship leader?

At the time the homosexual liaison started Pastor Frank Houston was 58 and Peter was 20.

I fail to see how the Houston’s can dismiss this series of incidents with Peter Lawton so readily.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston was an active secret pedophile and homosexual particularly from the 1960s to the 1980s.

By 1990 he was 68 and his homosexual and pedophile libido seemed to have dropped off. I haven’t found any pedophile dirty old man Houston victims.

A reader of this site commented recently that he knew Frank Houston in the 1950s at Ellerslie AOG in Auckland, New Zealand. He wrote in a comment on this site that Pastor Frank Houston had fixation about male swimmers. There were some NZ Olympic swimmers training. A young Pastor Frank Houston used to go down to the local swimming pool to watch them training and perve on them.

If you knew Pastor Frank Houston at this time and you know of pedophile incidents could you please contact me. I suspect his pedophile activities started earlier than Lower Hutt AOG.

Frank Houston was sexually abused by his father Frank

At the Royal Commission, Pastor Brian Houston told the Commission that his dad had been abused by his father, also Frank. This is no secret because Pastor Frank use to share about this from the pulpit at Christian Life Centre in the 1980s.

Pastor Frank Houston openly shared how his dad was very mean to him and his mum. That his dad had an affair with the woman next door, based his wife, and other bad stuff. The ABC of Psychology says that people who were sexually abused as children often go on to sexually abuse children when they are older/ become adults. That’s a big subject.

Peter Laughton spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007

If you google “Frank Houston” or “Frank Houston abuse” you’ll find plenty of transcript of detailed sordid accounts of Frank Houston’s sexual activities with Peter Laughton.

Peter has given interviews to the Sydney Morning Herald.

In these interviews Peter speaks honestly and candidly about the homo-erotic activities Frank Houston led him to do. It’s interesting yet very sad reading.

Please bear in mind that Frank Houston was aged 58, and the most prominent AOG clergy at the time, and he was abusing a vulnerable and needy young man aged 20 who was his Church worship leader. Heavy stuff indeed.

The investigation and being caught

The release of the official AOG Report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities is a document which would be helpful to the victims of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities. What is more important? Protecting Frank Houston’s legacy and reputation, the Houston name and Hillsong’s reputation, or allowing some healing and closure, not only to Frank’s numerous pedophile victims, but also to the countless others who were part of Christian Life Centre and Hillsong in the early days and who were deeply hurt and shattered by revelations of Frank’s secret activities.

Frank’s pedophile activities were not destined to remain a secret to his grave. By the late 90s the chorus of complaints was to become deafening. The AOG, and in particular, the then National Chief Executive Pastor Brian Houston, his son, were forced to investigate and do something about it.

Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst the second name for Hillsong

I personally knew Peter Laughton at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst.

Peter was very talented singer, song-writer and composer. A nice guy. Sensitive. Artistic.

No one had any idea that Frank Houston aged 58 and a revered pastor and his worship leader Peter Laughton age 20 were involved in a four year homosexual affair from 1980 to 1984.

Extraordinary talent at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst

In those days Frank had gathered together some extraordinary musical talent.

Frank had recruited Pastor David Johnston from Los Angeles to found international Institute of Creative Ministries (IICM), a music, singing and dance Ministries School. David worked at Wesley College for decades since these times. David is a very talented pastor, violinist, composer and worship leader.

Trevor King was also there. Trevor now lives in Auckland,  New Zealand. Trevor is very talented on the piano and led the band and was the Music Pastor.

Geoff Bullock is another muso who owes his success to the Houstons. Unfortunately Geoff’s personal life became a train-wreck when his marriage fell over and his ministry has never recovered to the heights of his success under the Houstons. Particularly under Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston is truly a king-maker. So much talent. So many scandals.

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful and supportive wife

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful, enabling and supportive wife- who knew he was molesting little boys for many decades. Hazel knew he was a pedophile since the 1940s.

Peter Laughton was looking for father love

Peter Laughton is a really nice guy.

Outgoing, talented and sensitive.

In Frank, Peter has said that he was looking for father love. The kind of love Frank gave him was secretive, self-gratifying and impure.

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses 

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses that they find impossible to control. Their victims are really just objects of their desire. There is no care or love towards their victims. For the pedophile it is “all about me”.

I wrote another 13 articles, which are on this blog-site, on this subject of Pastor Frank Houston from 13 September 2012.

My memories of the man and what I experienced during the 1980s and 1990s while attending Hillsong Church.

I have written over 200 other articles on Hillsong and the Royal Commission.

Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in world history 

I have come to the conclusion that Pastor Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in the history of the planet.

To do what Frank Houston did to little boys and teens all his lifetime, while maintaining the front of a holy man of God is the very gravest of sins known to mortal man.

Since I wrote this article in September 2012, and since the Royal Commission examined the Houstons and Hillsong, Simeon Beckett, the Royal Commission barrister, publicly recommended in December 2014 that Pastor Brian Houston be criminally charged by the NSW Police for not reporting and for sheltering a pedophile, his old life-long pedophile father, Pastor Frank Houston, the  founder of the Hillsong organisation.

In October 2015 the Royal Commission recommended Brian Houston for prosecution in its Findings.

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Pastor Brian Houston, Pastor Frank’s son and successor. Facing pedophile protection charges which will wipe the smile from his well-fed fully, corrupt face.

Child rapist Frank Houston founded Hillsong in Sydney, Australia in 1977. This was a year before his son Brian arrived in Australia. Brian likes to say he founded Hillsong. This is a Brian lie. One of many.

Author: Donald Elley of Bellingen

Revision: December 10, 2021

Brian Houston has been charged by Australian police with concealing a pedophile

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile concealment crimes by Australian police on Thursday August 5, 2021. The maximum penalty is five years in jail. Brian appeared in court in Sydney on October 5, 2021 for a First Mention. There was a Second Mention on Tuesday November 23, 2021 and a Third Mention on January 27, 2022. There is a fourth mention on March 3, 2022.

Brian has plead “not guilty” at each mention.

Brian will get a lesser jail sentence if he pleads guilty. Like Pharaoh before Moses, Brian won’t negotiate. Brian will only fly the white flag of surrender in jail. Even there, Brian will still be maintaining in his innocence.

Brian Houston stepped down as global head of Hillsong

The Australian Royal Commission

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in its Findings, recommended Pastor Brian Houston, the current head of Hillsong Church, be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

An official recommendation was passed on to NSW Police and the NSW Justice Department by the Royal Commission.

The crimes are that Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches top leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Pastor Brian Houston, his wife Pastor Bobbie Houston, Hillsong business manager George Aghajanian, Hillsong elder Nabi Saleh, President of the New South Wales Assemblies of God John McMartin, National Assemblies of God General Secretary Keith Ainge and all the other top Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leaders had a fiduciary and legal duty to report Brian’s father Frank to Australian police when he confessed in 1999.

They failed to do this.

The fiduciary duty of a church leader comprises a duty of care towards their congregation. To lead them, to protect them and to care for them.

Instead of reporting Frank Houston to police, the above Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leadership, gave Frank a slap on the hand and allowed him to go on preaching, prophesying and (God forbid) laying hands on AOG congregants wherever he fancied to go in his misnitry. Nothing changed.

They moved Frank to quiet, off-the-grid localities so no one would report him to police. They told AOG congregants that Frank and his wife Hazel “had retired” and were AOG Royalty. No mention was made of Frank’s “problem with boys”, as Hazel liked to call Frank’s lifelong past-time or hobby of child rape.

At this stage only Brian has been charged.

The Origins of Hillsong Church:

Rev Frank Houston the Night-Stalker, preying on little boys in their childhood beds.

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade.

Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

New Zealand Herald July 11, 2020

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Frank Houston at Coogee Beach, Sydney in 1969.

The First Hillsong

The first name of Hillsong was Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre. The church met in Sherbrooke Hall, Double Bay, Sydney. The first meeting was on 16 July 1977 led by Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father. 

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Rev Frank Houston with young congregant at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst then, in 1980. This is the pedophile Frank Houston sneaking in a little homo hug on an unsuspecting young man who is lapping up the attention. There were hundreds like him. At this time Frank was having a secret homosexual affair with his young worship pastor Peter Laughton aged 23.

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong’s boy and teen sex abuse victims.

I have revealed them all to the world on this, my personal blogs-site. This has always been with their permission and their desire if their names are mentioned.

I do not search for victims. They always contact me.

I do not seek media publicity. They approach me for information. Media are welcome to use any information on this site. There is no copyright. This site is not-for-profit. No advertising. No revenue to me in any way.

Three new accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston 11 July 2020

Two New Zealand Herald articles of 11 July 2020 mention three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now.

The number of known Frank Houston boy and male teen victims I have identified is now 17 or more.

Recent revelations that Frank sexually abused boys in a New Zealand Salvation Army boys home in the 1940s and on evangelistic crusades amongst New Zealand Maoris have thrown the needle off the dial of my boy victim count.

It is no longer possible for me to put an accurate figure on the number of Frank Houston’s boy victims globally.

When I add in sexual abuse of little boys at a Salvation Army Boys Home in New Zealand in the 1940s and add in AOG crusades and ministry trips from the 1950s to 1960s in New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Chile and other the countries, the possibilities of the number of boy victims is almost endless.

I believe from the evidence there are over 400 boy and teen victims, maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Frank’s son Brian, who I know personally, said to Australian media in 2014, “We may never know the number of victims”. I knew Brian from 1981 at early Hillsong. I haven’t talked with Brian since early 2000s when I left Hillsong for good.

Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston current head of Hillsong: “We may never know the number of dad’s boy sex abuse victims”‘

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020 mentions three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now

Frank Houston preaching in in 1969 during his time as Assemblies of God in New Zealand General Superintendent from 1965 to 1977.

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020:

Three Frank Houston child sex abuse accounts which are new to me.

New abuse account one:

“From 1945 to 1948, Frank Houston worked at a boys’ home in Temuka run by the Salvation Army, which has confirmed receiving a complaint in 2003 from someone who said they suffered abuse at his hands during that time. A spokeswoman for the Salvation Army said it had provided information relating to the complaint to the Royal Commission.”

New abuse account two:

“In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.”

“Then came a second knock on the door. Barry was approached by a church elder who – aware of the complaint over Williams – disclosed an allegation of sexual offending by Frank Houston.

New abuse account three:

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade. Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

My comments:

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. I’ve believed for a long time that the reason was because of complaints of child sexual abuse.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

Crikey (Australian media) August 25, 2021. Journalist David Hardaker on Frank Houston and the NZ Salvation Army 

“It has since emerged that Frank Houston’s offending stretched back 50 years to the 1940s when he was a lieutenant in the Salvation Army in New Zealand, his country of birth. The New Zealand Salvation Army has confirmed to Crikey that in 2003 it received an allegation of abuse by Houston during his tenure at the Temuka Boys’ Home, near Dunedin on the South Island, between 1945 and 1948. (Houston resigned from the Salvation Army in 1952.) The Salvation Army said it met with the survivor of the abuse in 2003. The case has been sent to New Zealand’s Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, set up three years ago”.

Donald Elley of Bellingen: 

I’ve heard about Frank Houston doing crusades in rural areas of New Zealand, particularly amongst indigenous New Zealanders, the Maoris.

Frank’s son Brian mentions this in a romantic and euphoric way in his last book, ‘Live, Love, Lead’.

However, I’ve always had bad feelings about these crusades of Frank and his “love” and interest in the Maori people.

It’s sad to think that Frank was sexually abusing heaps of Maori boys in rural areas of New Zealand in the 1960s to 1970s.

Note of 18 November 2018

Frank Houston boy sex abuse victim, Brett Sengstock, known as boy victim AHA, who appeared anonymously at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has appeared on the Australian Channel Nine Sixty Minutes TV program recently to tell his story in person because he is dying of cancer.

Boy victim AHA Brett Sengstock – Brett is dying of cancer. Brett wants Brian Houston brought to justice for hiding and protecting his old pedophile dad from going to the clink – from 1999 when Frank confessed to November 2004 age he died.

Note of 22 April 2018

I know Hillsong and the Houstons better than anyone, having been at Hillsong from its beginnings.

Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father, came to Sydney from New Zealand in 1977. He was on the run from New Zealand police for untold and almost innumerable sex offences against little boys during the previous four decades.

I was at Hillsong before Brian Houston became a pastor in 1982, and before Hillsong was called Hillsong.

I helped Frank Houston build up Hillsong for a decade from 1981 to 1990.

The more I write about Hillsong, the sicker I feel. And the more I know about Hillsong, the sicker I feel.

But I go on writing, to warn people off Hillsong and to give Frank Houston’s multitudes of boy victims a voice.

My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Donald Elley

Donald Elley of Bellingen the writer of this blog-site. On my farm in Bellingen, NSW, Australia. My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Note of 27 October 2017

Pastor Brian Houston, the current head pastor of Hillsong Church Global is to face pedophile protection charges some time in the near future from the Australian police and authorities.

I’ve edited the article below reflecting current up to date information.

Frank Houston

“Pastor” Brian Houston pictured with his child rapist dad Frank. Brian hid and protected Frank from the Australian police from when Frank confessed in 1999, to when Frank died five years later in 2004.

This article and its updates

This article outlines the history of Pastor Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong and his secret sexual abuse of hundreds of little boys, male pre-teens and male teens over seven decades. This occurred for possibly 70 years if you include his grandchildren and ‘rent boys’ (underage male prostitutes).

This site is the most authoritative and comprehensive site on Hillsong corruption, Houston corruption and Hillsong pedophilia.

This article was first published on this site on 9 September 2012, prior to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of 2013 to 2016.

It has been updated since as more facts have come to light and more events have unfolded.

The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed from the New Zealand Salvation Army for sexually abusing boys.

Frank Houston founder of Hillsong was a lifelong secret pedophile

I’ve come to the conclusion from the evidence I’ve compiled over many years, and from my experience from 1981 to 2000 as an attender of Hillsong, in the 1980s as a senior lay pastor, and especially since hearing boy victim AHA’s testimony, that the Frank Houston was a lifelong secret pedophile who used the Christian ministry to secretly and stealthily, access little boys and young teens for child and under-age sexual abuse and child rape.

In other words, Frank Houston was first a pedophile. He was not at any time a genuine Christian or a genuine Christin pastor. Frank Houston was a wolf in sheep’s clothing all his life from his early teens.

Frank used Christian ministry to access little children.

Frank Houston’s primary sexual focus and preference was little pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

Frank liked male teens or young adult men if little boys were not available.

In his prime as a male in the 1960s to 1970s Frank had an insatiable sexual desire for little boys and young male teens. But mainly little boys.

A pedophile with a primary focus on pubescent children is a hebephile, a clinical psychological term. 

Hebephilia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Hebephilia is the strong, persistent sexual interest by adults in pubescent children who are in early adolescence, typically ages 11–14 and showing Tanner stages 2 to 3 of physical development. It differs from pedophilia (the primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children), and from ephebophilia (the primary sexual interest in later adolescents, typically ages 15–19). While individuals with a sexual preference for adults may have some sexual interest in pubescent-aged individuals, researchers and clinical diagnoses have proposed that hebephilia is characterized by a sexual preference for pubescent rather than adult partners.”

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile in that his sexual orientation and focus was primarily on pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

In my mind, this sexual orientation makes Frank Houston’s sex crimes against children even more heinous, especially since he was masquerading and pretending to be a Christian pastor.

Frank Houston’s crimes were not a one-off or an occasional dalliance in child sex crimes, but a lifelong secret and persistent activity involving hundreds, if not thousands of boy and male teen victims. 

Frank was bisexual

Frank was bisexual in that he had five children.

It is probable that Frank did not have sex with his wife after the birth of their five children.

No one will ever know since they both died in 2004. And Hazel was not the type to tell.

Hazel knew Frank was a pedophile from the 1940s when he was reported for abusing children while working at a New Zealand Salvation Army home in the 1940s. He was removed from the Salvation Army.

So Hazel was complicit, codependent, a protector of Frank and an enabler.

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Hazel and Frank Houston founders of Hillsong. In New Zealand in the 1940s.

 

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The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed as a Salvation Army captains for sexual abuse of little boys.

Frank was a homosexual 

In 1980, Frank Houston, aged 58, embarked on a four year homosexual affair with his young 23 year old worship leader Peter Laughton.

Peter Laughton

Peter Laughton, Frank Houston’s young worship leader and homosexual lover aged 23 in 1980.

Sexual involvement with a 20-year-old male, rather than with little boys and early teen boys, was an exception, although there is evidence of countless masked homosexual encounters over Frank Houston’s whole lifetime with males over the age of homosexual consent which is 16 to 18 in most Western countries.

Brian Houston. The leader of the Chosen Seven.

Pastor Brian Houston, current head pastor of Hillsong – Brian, who I knew personally for twenty years, has been recommended to the Australian police by the Australian Royal Commission to be charged with pedophile protection crimes.

Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church has been recommended for prosecution for pedophile protection crimes

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in its Findings recommended Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Note 19 October 2014

In early October 2014, The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse examined the Australian Assemblies of God (which has the new name Australian Christian Churches), Hillsong and Pastors Frank and Brian Houston.

If you are interested in down-loading the Royal Commission transcripts, testimonies of victims and other relevant documents go to http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au.

To read a series of my blog articles on the Royal Commission on this site, they start on 20 September 2014 with “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston. Part One. Royal Commission…”. If you google this title you’ll find it and other articles written by me on this my personal blog-site.

You can then scroll a few articles further into October 2014 and you’ll see all the articles sequentially in chronological order on “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston…” and Royal Commission materials.

If you know of any pedophile cases involving Pastor Frank Houston at any time anywhere in the world then please send me a message and I’ll email you back so we can confidentially talk about your case by email. No information will be published without your consent.

The following blog article on Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile activities was written on 13 September 2012 and it has been updated regularly as new information becomes available.

Blog article of 13 September 2012 (updated 27 October 2017)

The pedophile Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong

Pastor Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia in 1977. This was two years before his son Brian arrived in Australia.

Here are two advertisements for early Hillsong Church meetings in Eastern Suburbs, Sydney in 1977 published in the Sydney Morning Herald. .

The Sydney Morning Herald 9 July 1977.

 

The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 16 July 1977

Hillsong

Hillsong is by far Australia’s largest church numbering 30,000 in Australia. Its headquarters are in Baulkham Hills in Western Sydney.

It has churches throughout the world in twenty locations. Hillsong claims 150,000 in its network world-wide in 2021. This is a very small number of adherents if viewed on a global basis.

Hillsong is like the small dog on the big street. Because of its strong cash-flow and music resources, it has made a lot of noise globally, but most people can tell Hillsong is completely dodgy and a money-cult.

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Pastor Frank Houston was the head of the New Zealand Assemblies of God (AOG) from 1965 to 1977, and a prominent leader in the Australian Assemblies of God denomination from the 1980s to 1990s.

By the time Frank Houston confessed to secret pedophile crimes at age 77 he was revered across the Australian and New Zealand Assemblies of God movements as a great holy pastor, Christian leader and a great evangelist.

The truth is he was a rotten secret pedophile all that time, for many decades, probably since his early teens.

The Assemblies of God (AOG)

The Assemblies of God (AOG) is a Protestant denomination which started in the early 20th century in America and has spread across the planet. Its emphasis is on the Holy Spirit and the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, like faith, healing and speaking in tongues.

The Protestants

A Protestant denomination is a denomination (international church organisation) whose origins are in “Protesting” against the Church of Rome.

Protesting, often at the greatest risk to their lives, against the Roman Catholic Church’s errant doctrines, its power, its Popes, its Bishops, its mercenary Jesuits of old. And its domination and blood-letting and martyrdom of true believers throughout the world. For over 1700 years until modern times.

If you think I’m exaggerating then google “The Waldenses”, who were Protestants the Church of Rome genocided in parts of France in the 16th century, or “The Covenanters”, who the Church of Rome hunted and wiped out in 17th century Scotland.

The Jesuit mercenaries and Papist rulers of England desecrated their bodies after death and threw their corpses on rubbish tips as a warning to a fearful populace.

These were brave men who gave their lives for the cause of Christ.

Compare these very brave men and women to Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual masquerading in the disguise of a Christian pastor, whose coal-black dark secrets weren’t exposed until the last years of his life.

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Frank Houston pedophile founder of Hillsong “preaching up a storm”, as he’d like to say in the 1980s.

Frank Houston’s confession to being a lifelong secret pedophile

A two-year investigation of pedophile allegations going back to the 1960s, ordered by his son, Pastor Brian Houston, at the time head of the Australian Assemblies of God, and conducted by a prominent Australian AOG clergy on the AOG national executive, Pastor John Lewis, found that the allegations were true.

John Lewis

Pastor John Lewis on Nexus Church, Brisbane website. Died from cancer in 2020.

Frank Houston was banned for life from ever ministering in the AOG in Australia and New Zealand in December 1999 aged 77.

But he didn’t stop preaching and ministering and Brian and other AOG leaders allowed him free reign to preach and pray and prophecy over the unsuspecting.

These are the crimes of Brian Houston, John Lewis and other top ACC and Hillsong leaders.

Pastor John Lewis report in 2000 on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities with little boys

Frank’s death

Frank Houston’s life ended in shame in November 2004. He spent his last days contemplating his place in Eternity. The burdens of his dark secrets were troubling his mind until the end.

How would God treat him in the Hereafter? These were among many questions which plagued his dark mind as he faced that looming day. For from the evidence Frank Houston had been a pedophile since his early teens, a period of seventy years.

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I knew Frank Houston personally

This blog article is the first in a series of articles in which I will recall information, reflections and personal feelings on this gifted, strange and very tortured man, who I knew very well for two decades. Or at least I thought I did.

I worked closely with Frank Houston through the decade of the 1980s as a builder doing building fit-out and renovations for Christian Life Centre (CLC), Darlinghurst, as Hillsong was known in the early days, and as a lay leader.

I was a prominent and successful lay leader at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst, with ten home fellowship groups under my care. I pioneered these groups in the challenging Inner City of Sydney. I attended CLC again for a few years in the mid to late 1990s. I was there when Pastor Frank Houston got stood down and the whole organisation changed its name from Christian Life Centre to Hillsong in 2000.

I should add that I was a strong Christian prior to first attending Hillsong in 1981. This may have kept me safe from allowing Frank Houston to do stuff like lay hands on me in prayer. A highly dangerous event in hindsight for anyone. 

Frank Houston’s legacy

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like former co-head pastor of Hillsong City Campus, Pastor Jonathan Wilson, who is now pastoring in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy

with second wife

Jonathan Wilson, with second wife Dianne, in pastoring California. Dianne’s former husband Geoff is married to Jonathan’s daughter – a kind of fallen Pentecostal wife-swap.

Jonathan Wilson

Pastor Jonathan Wilson. Former Hillsong Senior Pastor. Likes pedophiles.

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like Pastor Jonathan Wilson who has strong links with Brian still, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy.

Jonathan Wilson told media at Frank Houston’s funeral in November 2012, “I regard Frank as a friend”. So Jonathan Wilson likes a lifelong secret child rapist parading as a Christian clergy as his friend. 

The reality is that no amount of spin and re-invention can remove the dark black stains of the seven decades long trail of child sexual abuse that “Pastor Frank” engaged in.

Pastor Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston. Growing fat while while he hangs out the victims of his dad’s abuse to dry. “Sorry victims of dad’s abuse, I’m a leading Christian pastor, but you’re on your own. Have a good life. Sorry again- Haha ha ha…By the way boy victim AHA, it was your own fault you were sexually abused by my father Frank – you tempted him. This is what Brian told the AHA (Brett Sengstock).

Over seventeen boy and young teen known victims

I have verified seventeen or more victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child and teen sex abuse.

Everyone closely associated with this matter senses there are a lot more victims out there.

From the evidence there are over 400 boy, pre-teen and teen victims. Maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Many will not remember the incidents due to psychological defence mechanisms because of the trauma of the sexual abuse event(s).

And there would be, from the evidence, 1000s of male victims of masked homosexual and pedophile abuse.

Frank Houston: “I was very active as a pedophile in the 1960s and 1970s.”

Pastor Frank Houston after his confession to pedophilia in 1999 said to his son Brian, “I was very active as a pedophile at that time”. He was referring to the period from the 1940s to 1970s back in New Zealand, when he was in his 40s to 50s, when most of his known boy victims were sexually abused by him.

Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life

I believe Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life from his early teens.

Frank got kicked out of the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was a Captain. It has now been established that it was for pedophilia.

Frank Houston was a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland, New Zealand..

Note 11 July 2020

Frank Houston sexually abused boys at New Zealand Salvation Army Orphanages in the 1940s

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. It has now been established that my postulations on this matter were accurate.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

David Fisher of the New Zealand Herald confirmed my allegations in an article in the New Zealand Herald today (11 July 2020):

“The Herald has confirmed that fresh allegations of abuse by the AOG’s former leading light, Pastor Frank Houston, have been provided to the Royal Commission. 

One allegation, that he sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka, opens up the span of Houston’s alleged predatory behaviour to cover decades.”

David Fisher is referring to the recent New Zealand Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse.

What organisation except Hillsong would still love its pedophile founder?

Pastor Frank Houston was a pedophile who used his Christian pastor’s ministry as a disguise and camouflage to gain the confidence and trust of innocent believing Christian families so he could access their children undetected for the purposes of sexually abusing them.

Pastor Frank Houston was never genuine in anything he did. He mocked us all. How could a man be a genuine Christian pastor when he was secretly a life-long hardened criminal pedophile? Its not possible.

Frank Houston Boy victim AHA

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014 at a Hearing in Sydney revealed a witness AHA, who was abused in the Sydney suburb of Coogee when he was an innocent little boy aged 7 to 12 years old, in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Boy victim AHA was brave enough to testify anonymously in person.

It made me cry.

It was real bad stuff indeed.

It made me very angry, particularly since Pastor Brian Houston, the son of Pastor Frank Houston, like Pilate in the Bible who washed his hands of responsibility for Jesus prior to his death, has washed his hands of responsibility to help and care for the boy and teen victims of his dad’s abuse, who are now in their 50s and early 60s.

If you go to my blog articles starting on Tuesday 7 October 2014, you’ll find all the horrific details of Pastor Frank Houston’s abuse of victim AHA including genitalia fondling, digital anal penetration, masturbation of the victim as he reached early puberty, and Frank Houston using and getting the victim to pleasure him over a period of five years.

My source is AHA’s testimony on Day One of the Royal Commission’s examination of Hillsong, where AHA spoke for most of the day.

It’s tragic, graphic, sordid, horrific and completely culpable by Hillsong, the Australian AOG and Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston has tried for 14 years to bury his father sexual abuse of children, sanitise it, and try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse. Picture: David Moir

Dah…“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse.

Pastor Brian Houston had tried for 14 years to bury his father Frank’s sexual abuse of children, to sanitise it, and to try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

Frank Houston has long departed but the corruption lives on in the errant and corrupt behaviour of his offspring, particularly in the life and deeds of Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, the current Head of Hillsong mega-church.

Rev William Frank...enstein Hosuton, molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Rev William Frank…enstein Houston. Molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Over Seventeen Known Boy and Young Teen Victims

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse also mentioned six other little boy victims of Pastor Frank Houston in New Zealand in the 1960s. But there are many more.

I have been writing since September 2012 that there were six boy victims of Frank Houston in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in the 1960s.

My count of child sex abuse victims of Frank Houston:

I have evidence of 17 or more boy and male teen victims. 

I have evidence of two teen victims, Peter Fowler, who went public in the 1970s with the encouragement of the now deceased prophet Pastor Philip Powell and teen victim ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a direct result of Frank Houston’s sexual abuse.

From the testimony of the boy victims and the circumstantial evidence, I believe there were over four hundred victims of Frank Houston’s abuse. He confessed to Brian Houston, his son, in circa 1999, that he was very active as a pedophile, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s.

Here are the boy victims aged 7 to 12, and one teenager aged 15 years old:

1. Six 10 year old boys Pastor Frank Houston molested while Head Pastor of Lower Hutt Assemblies of God (AOG), Wellington, New Zealand in the 1960s, while at the same time, General Superintendent of the New Zealand AOG (from 1965 to 1977).

2. Sydney boy victim AHA (Brett Sengstock), as above revealed on Day One of Hillsong’s time at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014.

This is a particularly sordid case of repeated child sexual abuse of a little 7 year old boy by Pastor Frank Houston which continued for 5 years.  I have covered this case in detail in my blogs on the Royal Commission starting on the 7 October 2014.

3. One 15 year old boy, Peter Fowler, in the Lower Hutt AOG, New Zealand. The Lower Hutt AOG paid out Peter, but it wasn’t much money.

4. At least 4 boy victims at Assemblies of God Church camps in South Australia in the early 1970s. See my blogs on victim SA1 (my code name for him) dated 16 and 17 October 2014. SA1 was aged 11 years old at the tie of the abuse.

5. One young man in Auckland, New Zealand, ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a result of the abuse. He was in his late teens.

I sense there are a lot more New Zealand boy, pre-teen and teen male victims.

7. One boy aged 8 years old, in a suburb near Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand. My code name for him is WNZ1. The abuse was very similar to the Royal Commission victim AHA.

WNZ1 believes there were more boy abuse victims in his suburb. See my blogs date 18 and 19 October 2014.

8. Frank sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka.

9. In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.

10. Boy victims in Waikato area of New Zealand in the 1960s. Frank was doing crusades often amongst Maoris. “Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.” Untold boy and teen victims. Impossible to know how many.

TOTAL: 17 and many more victims. 400 plus boy and teen victims based on the evidence. Maybe over 1000-2000 boy victims.

Boy victim SA1 from Adelaide South Australia

One of the victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child sexual abuse at Kleimzeg Assemblies of God camps in South Australia in the early 1970s, SA1, contacted me after reading articles about Pastor Frank Houston on this blog site. He shared there were several other victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile abuse at these camps.

The epicentre of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities at these South Australian camps was the boy’s toilet block.  

The abuse involved the fondling of little boys genitalia and masturbation in the toilet block and bunk room. Pastor Frank Houston was very confident, blazen, perverse and tactile.

Yes Pastor Frank Houston. The greatest and most prominent AOG Pastor in Australia and New Zealand from 1970s to 1998, when the truth of his duality emerged.

Frank Houston was a secretive, manipulative, sordid, dishonest and heartless criminal pedophile for 70 years from the 1930s until his death in 2004. 

Pastor Brian Houston’s lies about the number of victims continues to this day

The official line of Hillsong Church and Pastor Brian Houston was that his father, Pastor William Francis “Frank” Houston only abused one boy in New Zealand 40 years ago.

This is the line that they held from the late 1990s to the Royal Commission in October 2014.

This is the view that was on their web-site for over a decade. When I was researching articles I wrote about Frank Houston and his pedophile activities in 2012, Hillsong’s website and all the accounts by Pastor Brian Houston and Hillsong media reflected this great lie.

This is the view they have told the Sydney Morning Herald and other newspapers.

This view is totally inaccurate and a blatant lie by Brian Houston.

It emerged at the Royal Commission that Pastor Brian Houston has known that this official view was untrue and a lie all this time.

Folks we’ve been all been deceived.

What is still lacking from Frank’s son, Pastor Brian Houston and the Hillsong Movement, which Brian controls, is any real degree of honesty and openness about Frank Houston.

For example, why won’t Brian and the AOG release the official AOG report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities?

Why didn’t Brian admit his father did numerous pedophile and homosexual acts, and not just one, like Brian portrayed for 14 years, until the Royal Commission exposed his lies? Why do Brian lie to us all? How can Brian lie like this and be a prominent Christian pastor?

Why is Brian Houston still lying about the number of victims telling Sydney’s channel nine reporter Leila McKinnon earlier this year when she asked how many victims Brian believes there are now, Brian hesitantly replied “six”. This is despite Brian knowing about at least 8 victims in 1999 and at least 9 victims in 2004. Why lie Brian? Who is the Father of Lies?

Was Brian Houston sexually abused by his rampant pedophile father Frank?

And the question lingers, was Pastor Brian Houston himself, and his brother Graeme, sexually abused by their father Frank?

Maybe that’s too personal for Brian to admit, if anything occurred.

Or maybe he can’t remember.

These dark memories are normally suppressed and buried by the defence mechanisms of the human psyche.

Brian’s brother Graeme has refused to attend church since his teens. Why?

Further, were Brian and Graeme aware of the accusations against his father while he was a lad?

The pre-adolescent little boys Pastor Frank Houston sexually abused in Lower Hutt were Brian and Graeme’s age at the time.

Brian even stayed with his dad at AHA’s family home in Coogee, while his father lay on top of victim AHA all night and abused him for the week of their stay on one of the many visits. One can see why pedophile Frank Houston liked to go to Sydney and stay at AHA’s parent’s house. Disgusting.

The pedophile Frank Houston’s overseas “evangelistic” trips overseas were really sex holidays away from his wife and people who he was accountable to.

Details of boy victim AHA’s sexual abuse

While Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of little 7 year old AHA, who is now 52, the skinny spider-like Pastor Frank Houston sexually molested him. He fondled his genitals, he fondled his little thighs and bottom, and he digitally penetrated him. AHA shared on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission that he froze with fear.

Boy victim AHA wondered, why was this hero of the faith, a godly man who my mum and dad loved, doing this to me?

Victim AHA lay frozen with fear as Frank Houston, the pariah, lay on top of him all night. The cats howled, the night birds cackled as the do in Australia, the dogs barked down the street and the garbos rattled their bins, and all this time through those long chill hours, Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of AHA doing awful creepy, very perverse things to AHA.

If you think I’m being too graphic, this is what AHA said at the Royal Commission. These are the facts the Royal Commission’s lawyer, Simeon Beckett, read out. These are the facts that AHA read out from his witness statement on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse in Sydney.

You can read AHA’s testimony at the Commission on http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad

It is interesting to note that victim AHA, who spoke anonymously at the Royal Commission, stated that Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad.

Pastor Brian Houston has denied this. I believe victim AHA because he sounded very honest and very coherent. Pastor Brian Houston hasn’t been honest about all this stuff for over 14 years.

The Royal Commission has also revealed how Hillsong, the AOG and Pastor Brian Houston have been heartless towards child abuse victims of Pastor Frank Houston and other AOG Pastor and leader pedophiles.

If you read my blogs on 7 to 10 October you’ll get drift.

Pastor Brian Houston the head pastor of Hillsong mega-church, a very wealthy “church” organisation, has refused to help the boy and young teen victims in any way

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow alf his father who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad's pedophilia has hit the fan?

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow of his father Frank who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad’s pedophilia has hit the fan?

Brian at the Royal Commission

At the Royal Commission on 9 October, when Pastor Brian Houston was the star witness, he wiggled and swirmed in the hot seat of the witness box. Then he straight out said they won’t help the victims in any way. The reasons are outlined in my blog articles on this site of 9 and 10 October 2104.

Pastor Frank Houston. Self-confessed pedophile.

Pastor Frank Houston. Creepy. Self-confessed pedophile.

Peter Laughton’s homosexual affair with Frank Houston

Since Peter Laughton, Pastor Frank Houston’s young worship leader, went public in 2007 about Frank’s abuse of him in the early 1980s, the Houston family have taken the line that Peter Laughton was a consenting male with their father Frank. In his early 20s at the time of his abuse in the early 1980s, Peter was over the age of consent which is 18 in Australia for consenting homosexual acts.

But is it ok before God for the most prominent AOG clergy in Australia and New Zealand, aged 58, to indulge in numerous sordid homosexual acts with his young worship leader?

At the time the homosexual liaison started Pastor Frank Houston was 58 and Peter was 20.

I fail to see how the Houston’s can dismiss this series of incidents with Peter Lawton so readily.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston was an active secret pedophile and homosexual particularly from the 1960s to the 1980s.

By 1990 he was 68 and his homosexual and pedophile libido seemed to have dropped off. I haven’t found any pedophile dirty old man Houston victims.

A reader of this site commented recently that he knew Frank Houston in the 1950s at Ellerslie AOG in Auckland, New Zealand. He wrote in a comment on this site that Pastor Frank Houston had fixation about male swimmers. There were some NZ Olympic swimmers training. A young Pastor Frank Houston used to go down to the local swimming pool to watch them training and perve on them.

If you knew Pastor Frank Houston at this time and you know of pedophile incidents could you please contact me. I suspect his pedophile activities started earlier than Lower Hutt AOG.

Frank Houston was sexually abused by his father Frank

At the Royal Commission, Pastor Brian Houston told the Commission that his dad had been abused by his father, also Frank. This is no secret because Pastor Frank use to share about this from the pulpit at Christian Life Centre in the 1980s.

Pastor Frank Houston openly shared how his dad was very mean to him and his mum. That his dad had an affair with the woman next door, based his wife, and other bad stuff. The ABC of Psychology says that people who were sexually abused as children often go on to sexually abuse children when they are older/ become adults. That’s a big subject.

Peter Laughton spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007

If you google “Frank Houston” or “Frank Houston abuse” you’ll find plenty of transcript of detailed sordid accounts of Frank Houston’s sexual activities with Peter Laughton.

Peter has given interviews to the Sydney Morning Herald.

In these interviews Peter speaks honestly and candidly about the homo-erotic activities Frank Houston led him to do. It’s interesting yet very sad reading.

Please bear in mind that Frank Houston was aged 58, and the most prominent AOG clergy at the time, and he was abusing a vulnerable and needy young man aged 20 who was his Church worship leader. Heavy stuff indeed.

The investigation and being caught

The release of the official AOG Report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities is a document which would be helpful to the victims of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities. What is more important? Protecting Frank Houston’s legacy and reputation, the Houston name and Hillsong’s reputation, or allowing some healing and closure, not only to Frank’s numerous pedophile victims, but also to the countless others who were part of Christian Life Centre and Hillsong in the early days and who were deeply hurt and shattered by revelations of Frank’s secret activities.

Frank’s pedophile activities were not destined to remain a secret to his grave. By the late 90s the chorus of complaints was to become deafening. The AOG, and in particular, the then National Chief Executive Pastor Brian Houston, his son, were forced to investigate and do something about it.

Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst the second name for Hillsong

I personally knew Peter Laughton at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst.

Peter was very talented singer, song-writer and composer. A nice guy. Sensitive. Artistic.

No one had any idea that Frank Houston aged 58 and a revered pastor and his worship leader Peter Laughton age 20 were involved in a four year homosexual affair from 1980 to 1984.

Extraordinary talent at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst

In those days Frank had gathered together some extraordinary musical talent.

Frank had recruited Pastor David Johnston from Los Angeles to found international Institute of Creative Ministries (IICM), a music, singing and dance Ministries School. David worked at Wesley College for decades since these times. David is a very talented pastor, violinist, composer and worship leader.

Trevor King was also there. Trevor now lives in Auckland,  New Zealand. Trevor is very talented on the piano and led the band and was the Music Pastor.

Geoff Bullock is another muso who owes his success to the Houstons. Unfortunately Geoff’s personal life became a train-wreck when his marriage fell over and his ministry has never recovered to the heights of his success under the Houstons. Particularly under Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston is truly a king-maker. So much talent. So many scandals.

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful and supportive wife

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful, enabling and supportive wife- who knew he was molesting little boys for many decades. Hazel knew he was a pedophile since the 1940s.

Peter Laughton was looking for father love

Peter Laughton is a really nice guy.

Outgoing, talented and sensitive.

In Frank, Peter has said that he was looking for father love. The kind of love Frank gave him was secretive, self-gratifying and impure.

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses 

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses that they find impossible to control. Their victims are really just objects of their desire. There is no care or love towards their victims. For the pedophile it is “all about me”.

I wrote another 13 articles, which are on this blog-site, on this subject of Pastor Frank Houston from 13 September 2012.

My memories of the man and what I experienced during the 1980s and 1990s while attending Hillsong Church.

I have written over 200 other articles on Hillsong and the Royal Commission.

Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in world history 

I have come to the conclusion that Pastor Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in the history of the planet.

To do what Frank Houston did to little boys and teens all his lifetime, while maintaining the front of a holy man of God is the very gravest of sins known to mortal man.

Since I wrote this article in September 2012, and since the Royal Commission examined the Houstons and Hillsong, Simeon Beckett, the Royal Commission barrister, publicly recommended in December 2014 that Pastor Brian Houston be criminally charged by the NSW Police for not reporting and for sheltering a pedophile, his old life-long pedophile father, Pastor Frank Houston, the  founder of the Hillsong organisation.

In October 2015 the Royal Commission recommended Brian Houston for prosecution in its Findings.

Brian Houston s

Pastor Brian Houston, Pastor Frank’s son and successor. Facing pedophile protection charges which will wipe the smile from his well-fed fully, corrupt face.

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.

Child rapist Frank Houston founded Hillsong in Sydney, Australia in 1977. This was two years before his son Brian arrived in Australia. Brian likes to say he founded Hillsong. This is a Brian lie. One of many.

Author: Donald Elley of Bellingen

Revision: December 10, 2021

Brian Houston has been charged by Australian police with concealing a pedophile

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile concealment crimes by Australian police on Thursday August 5, 2021. The maximum penalty is five years in jail. Brian appeared in court in Sydney on October 5, 2021 for a First Mention. There was a Second Mention on Tuesday November 23, 2021.

Brian was not required to appear, and did not appear, at either of these Mentions.

Brian’s next court date is January 27, 2022. Brian’s lawyer has pleaded “not guilty” on Brian’s behalf.

Brian will get a lesser jail sentence if he pleads guilty. Like Pharaoh before Moses, Brian won’t negotiate. Brian will only fly the white flag of surrender in jail. Even there, Brian will still be maintaining in his innocence.

The Australian Royal Commission

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in its Findings, recommended Pastor Brian Houston, the current head of Hillsong Church, be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

An official recommendation was passed on to NSW Police and the NSW Justice Department by the Royal Commission.

The crimes are that Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches top leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Pastor Brian Houston, his wife Pastor Bobbie Houston, Hillsong business manager George Aghajanian, Hillsong elder Nabi Saleh, President of the New South Wales Assemblies of God John McMartin, National Assemblies of God General Secretary Keith Ainge and all the other top Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leaders had a fiduciary and legal duty to report Brian’s father Frank to Australian police when he confessed in 1999.

They failed to do this.

The fiduciary duty of a church leader comprises a duty of care towards their congregation. To lead them, to protect them and to care for them.

Instead of reporting Frank Houston to police, the above Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leadership, gave Frank a slap on the hand and allowed him to go on preaching, prophesying and (God forbid) laying hands on AOG congregants wherever he fancied to go in his misnitry. Nothing changed.

They moved Frank to quiet, off-the-grid localities so no one would report him to police. They told AOG congregants that Frank and his wife Hazel “had retired” and were AOG Royalty. No mention was made of Frank’s “problem with boys”, as Hazel liked to call Frank’s lifelong past-time or hobby of child rape.

At this stage only Brian has been charged.

The Origins of Hillsong Church:

Rev Frank Houston the Night-Stalker, preying on little boys in their childhood beds.

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade.

Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

New Zealand Herald July 11, 2020

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Frank Houston at Coogee Beach, Sydney in 1969.

The First Hillsong

The first name of Hillsong was Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre. The church met in Sherbrooke Hall, Double Bay, Sydney. The first meeting was on 16 July 1977 led by Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father. 

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Rev Frank Houston with young congregant at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst then, in 1980. This is the pedophile Frank Houston sneaking in a little homo hug on an unsuspecting young man who is lapping up the attention. There were hundreds like him. At this time Frank was having a secret homosexual affair with his young worship pastor Peter Laughton aged 23.

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong’s boy and teen sex abuse victims.

I have revealed them all to the world on this, my personal blogs-site. This has always been with their permission and their desire if their names are mentioned.

I do not search for victims. They always contact me.

I do not seek media publicity. They approach me for information. Media are welcome to use any information on this site. There is no copyright. This site is not-for-profit. No advertising. No revenue to me in anyway.

Three new accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston 11 July 2020

Two New Zealand Herald articles of 11 July 2020 mention three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now.

The number of known Frank Houston boy and male teen victims I have identified is now 17 or more.

Recent revelations that Frank sexually abused boys in a New Zealand Salvation Army boys home in the 1940s and on evangelistic crusades amongst New Zealand Maoris have thrown the needle off the dial of my boy victim count.

It is no longer possible for me to put an accurate figure on the number of Frank Houston’s boy victims globally.

When I add in sexual abuse of little boys at a Salvation Army Boys Home in New Zealand in the 1940s and add in AOG crusades and ministry trips from the 1950s to 1960s in New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Chile and other the countries, the possibilities of the number of boy victims is almost endless.

I believe from the evidence there are over 400 boy and teen victims, maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Frank’s son Brian, who I know personally, said to Australian media in 2014, “We may never know the number of victims”. I knew Brian from 1981 at early Hillsong. I haven’t talked with Brian since early 2000s when I left Hillsong for good.

Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston current head of Hillsong: “We may never know the number of dad’s boy sex abuse victims”‘

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020 mentions three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now

Frank Houston preaching in in 1969 during his time as Assemblies of God in New Zealand General Superintendent from 1965 to 1977.

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020:

Three Frank Houston child sex abuse accounts which are new to me.

New abuse account one:

“From 1945 to 1948, Frank Houston worked at a boys’ home in Temuka run by the Salvation Army, which has confirmed receiving a complaint in 2003 from someone who said they suffered abuse at his hands during that time. A spokeswoman for the Salvation Army said it had provided information relating to the complaint to the Royal Commission.”

New abuse account two:

“In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.”

“Then came a second knock on the door. Barry was approached by a church elder who – aware of the complaint over Williams – disclosed an allegation of sexual offending by Frank Houston.

New abuse account three:

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade. Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

My comments:

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. I’ve believed for a long time that the reason was because of complaints of child sexual abuse.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

Crikey (Australian media) August 25, 2021. Journalist David Hardaker on Frank Houston and the NZ Salvation Army 

“It has since emerged that Frank Houston’s offending stretched back 50 years to the 1940s when he was a lieutenant in the Salvation Army in New Zealand, his country of birth. The New Zealand Salvation Army has confirmed to Crikey that in 2003 it received an allegation of abuse by Houston during his tenure at the Temuka Boys’ Home, near Dunedin on the South Island, between 1945 and 1948. (Houston resigned from the Salvation Army in 1952.) The Salvation Army said it met with the survivor of the abuse in 2003. The case has been sent to New Zealand’s Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, set up three years ago”.

Donald Elley of Bellingen: 

I’ve heard about Frank Houston doing crusades in rural areas of New Zealand, particularly amongst indigenous New Zealanders, the Maoris.

Frank’s son Brian mentions this in a romantic and euphoric way in his last book, ‘Live, Love, Lead’.

However, I’ve always had bad feelings about these crusades of Frank and his “love” and interest in the Maori people.

It’s sad to think that Frank was sexually abusing heaps of Maori boys in rural areas of New Zealand in the 1960s to 1970s.

Note of 18 November 2018

Frank Houston boy sex abuse victim, Brett Sengstock, known as boy victim AHA, who appeared anonymously at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has appeared on the Australian Channel Nine Sixty Minutes TV program recently to tell his story in person because he is dying of cancer.

Boy victim AHA Brett Sengstock – Brett is dying of cancer. Brett wants Brian Houston brought to justice for hiding and protecting his old pedophile dad from going to the clink – from 1999 when Frank confessed to November 2004 age he died.

Note of 22 April 2018

I know Hillsong and the Houstons better than anyone, having been at Hillsong from its beginnings.

Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father, came to Sydney from New Zealand in 1977. He was on the run from New Zealand police for untold and almost innumerable sex offences against little boys during the previous four decades.

I was at Hillsong before Brian Houston became a pastor in 1982, and before Hillsong was called Hillsong.

I helped Frank Houston build up Hillsong for a decade from 1981 to 1990.

The more I write about Hillsong, the sicker I feel. And the more I know about Hillsong, the sicker I feel.

But I go on writing, to warn people off Hillsong and to give Frank Houston’s multitudes of boy victims a voice.

My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Donald Elley

Donald Elley of Bellingen the writer of this blog-site. On my farm in Bellingen, NSW, Australia. My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Note of 27 October 2017

Pastor Brian Houston, the current head pastor of Hillsong Church Global is to face pedophile protection charges some time in the near future from the Australian police and authorities.

I’ve edited the article below reflecting current up to date information.

Frank Houston

“Pastor” Brian Houston pictured with his child rapist dad Frank. Brian hid and protected Frank from the Australian police from when Frank confessed in 1999, to when Frank died five years later in 2004.

This article and its updates

This article outlines the history of Pastor Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong and his secret sexual abuse of hundreds of little boys, male pre-teens and male teens over seven decades. This occurred for possibly 70 years if you include his grandchildren and ‘rent boys’ (underage male prostitutes).

This site is the most authoritative and comprehensive site on Hillsong corruption, Houston corruption and Hillsong pedophilia.

This article was first published on this site on 9 September 2012, prior to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of 2013 to 2016.

It has been updated since as more facts have come to light and more events have unfolded.

The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed from the New Zealand Salvation Army for sexually abusing boys.

Frank Houston founder of Hillsong was a lifelong secret pedophile

I’ve come to the conclusion from the evidence I’ve compiled over many years, and from my experience from 1981 to 2000 as an attender of Hillsong, in the 1980s as a senior lay pastor, and especially since hearing boy victim AHA’s testimony, that the Frank Houston was a lifelong secret pedophile who used the Christian ministry to secretly and stealthily, access little boys and young teens for child and under-age sexual abuse and child rape.

In other words, Frank Houston was first a pedophile. He was not at any time a genuine Christian or a genuine Christin pastor. Frank Houston was a wolf in sheep’s clothing all his life from his early teens.

Frank used Christian ministry to access little children.

Frank Houston’s primary sexual focus and preference was little pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

Frank liked male teens or young adult men if little boys were not available.

In his prime as a male in the 1960s to 1970s Frank had an insatiable sexual desire for little boys and young male teens. But mainly little boys.

A pedophile with a primary focus on pubescent children is a hebephile, a clinical psychological term. 

Hebephilia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Hebephilia is the strong, persistent sexual interest by adults in pubescent children who are in early adolescence, typically ages 11–14 and showing Tanner stages 2 to 3 of physical development. It differs from pedophilia (the primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children), and from ephebophilia (the primary sexual interest in later adolescents, typically ages 15–19). While individuals with a sexual preference for adults may have some sexual interest in pubescent-aged individuals, researchers and clinical diagnoses have proposed that hebephilia is characterized by a sexual preference for pubescent rather than adult partners.”

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile in that his sexual orientation and focus was primarily on pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

In my mind, this sexual orientation makes Frank Houston’s sex crimes against children even more heinous, especially since he was masquerading and pretending to be a Christian pastor.

Frank Houston’s crimes were not a one-off or an occasional dalliance in child sex crimes, but a lifelong secret and persistent activity involving hundreds, if not thousands of boy and male teen victims. 

Frank was bisexual

Frank was bisexual in that he had five children.

It is probable that Frank did not have sex with his wife after the birth of their five children.

No one will ever know since they both died in 2004. And Hazel was not the type to tell.

Hazel knew Frank was a pedophile from the 1940s when he was reported for abusing children while working at a New Zealand Salvation Army home in the 1940s. He was removed from the Salvation Army.

So Hazel was complicit, codependent, a protector of Frank and an enabler.

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Hazel and Frank Houston founders of Hillsong. In New Zealand in the 1940s.


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The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed as a Salvation Army captains for sexual abuse of little boys.

Frank was a homosexual 

In 1980, Frank Houston, aged 58, embarked on a four year homosexual affair with his young 23 year old worship leader Peter Laughton.

Peter Laughton

Peter Laughton, Frank Houston’s young worship leader and homosexual lover aged 23 in 1980.

Sexual involvement with a 20-year-old male, rather than with little boys and early teen boys, was an exception, although there is evidence of countless masked homosexual encounters over Frank Houston’s whole lifetime with males over the age of homosexual consent which is 16 to 18 in most Western countries.

Brian Houston. The leader of the Chosen Seven.

Pastor Brian Houston, current head pastor of Hillsong – Brian, who I knew personally for twenty years, has been recommended to the Australian police by the Australian Royal Commission to be charged with pedophile protection crimes.

Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church has been recommended for prosecution for pedophile protection crimes

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in its Findings recommended Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Note 19 October 2014

In early October 2014, The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse examined the Australian Assemblies of God (which has the new name Australian Christian Churches), Hillsong and Pastors Frank and Brian Houston.

If you are interested in down-loading the Royal Commission transcripts, testimonies of victims and other relevant documents go to http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au.

To read a series of my blog articles on the Royal Commission on this site, they start on 20 September 2014 with “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston. Part One. Royal Commission…”. If you google this title you’ll find it and other articles written by me on this my personal blog-site.

You can then scroll a few articles further into October 2014 and you’ll see all the articles sequentially in chronological order on “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston…” and Royal Commission materials.

If you know of any pedophile cases involving Pastor Frank Houston at any time anywhere in the world then please send me a message and I’ll email you back so we can confidentially talk about your case by email. No information will be published without your consent.

The following blog article on Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile activities was written on 13 September 2012 and it has been updated regularly as new information becomes available.

Blog article of 13 September 2012 (updated 27 October 2017)

The pedophile Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong

Pastor Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia in 1977. This was two years before his son Brian arrived in Australia.

Here are two advertisements for early Hillsong Church meetings in Eastern Suburbs, Sydney in 1977 published in the Sydney Morning Herald. .

The Sydney Morning Herald 9 July 1977.


The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 16 July 1977

Hillsong

Hillsong is by far Australia’s largest church numbering 30,000 in Australia. Its headquarters are in Baulkham Hills in Western Sydney.

It has churches throughout the world in twenty locations. Hillsong claims 150,000 in its network world-wide in 2021. This is a very small number of adherents if viewed on a global basis.

Hillsong is like the small dog on the big street. Because of its strong cash-flow and music resources, it has made a lot of noise globally, but most people can tell Hillsong is completely dodgy and a money-cult.

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Pastor Frank Houston was the head of the New Zealand Assemblies of God (AOG) from 1965 to 1977, and a prominent leader in the Australian Assemblies of God denomination from the 1980s to 1990s.

By the time Frank Houston confessed to secret pedophile crimes at age 77 he was revered across the Australian and New Zealand Assemblies of God movements as a great holy pastor, Christian leader and a great evangelist.

The truth is he was a rotten secret pedophile all that time, for many decades, probably since his early teens.

The Assemblies of God (AOG)

The Assemblies of God (AOG) is a Protestant denomination which started in the early 20th century in America and has spread across the planet. Its emphasis is on the Holy Spirit and the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, like faith, healing and speaking in tongues.

The Protestants

A Protestant denomination is a denomination (international church organisation) whose origins are in “Protesting” against the Church of Rome.

Protesting, often at the greatest risk to their lives, against the Roman Catholic Church’s errant doctrines, its power, its Popes, its Bishops, its mercenary Jesuits of old. And its domination and blood-letting and martyrdom of true believers throughout the world. For over 1700 years until modern times.

If you think I’m exaggerating then google “The Waldenses”, who were Protestants the Church of Rome genocided in parts of France in the 16th century, or “The Covenanters”, who the Church of Rome hunted and wiped out in 17th century Scotland.

The Jesuit mercenaries and Papist rulers of England desecrated their bodies after death and threw their corpses on rubbish tips as a warning to a fearful populace.

These were brave men who gave their lives for the cause of Christ.

Compare these very brave men and women to Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual masquerading in the disguise of a Christian pastor, whose coal-black dark secrets weren’t exposed until the last years of his life.

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Frank Houston pedophile founder of Hillsong “preaching up a storm”, as he’d like to say in the 1980s.

Frank Houston’s confession to being a lifelong secret pedophile

A two-year investigation of pedophile allegations going back to the 1960s, ordered by his son, Pastor Brian Houston, at the time head of the Australian Assemblies of God, and conducted by a prominent Australian AOG clergy on the AOG national executive, Pastor John Lewis, found that the allegations were true.

John Lewis

Pastor John Lewis on Nexus Church, Brisbane website. Died from cancer in 2020.

Frank Houston was banned for life from ever ministering in the AOG in Australia and New Zealand in December 1999 aged 77.

But he didn’t stop preaching and ministering and Brian and other AOG leaders allowed him free reign to preach and pray and prophecy over the unsuspecting.

These are the crimes of Brian Houston, John Lewis and other top ACC and Hillsong leaders.

Pastor John Lewis report in 2000 on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities with little boys

Frank’s death

Frank Houston’s life ended in shame in November 2004. He spent his last days contemplating his place in Eternity. The burdens of his dark secrets were troubling his mind until the end.

How would God treat him in the Hereafter? These were among many questions which plagued his dark mind as he faced that looming day. For from the evidence Frank Houston had been a pedophile since his early teens, a period of seventy years.

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I knew Frank Houston personally

This blog article is the first in a series of articles in which I will recall information, reflections and personal feelings on this gifted, strange and very tortured man, who I knew very well for two decades. Or at least I thought I did.

I worked closely with Frank Houston through the decade of the 1980s as a builder doing building fit-out and renovations for Christian Life Centre (CLC), Darlinghurst, as Hillsong was known in the early days, and as a lay leader.

I was a prominent and successful lay leader at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst, with ten home fellowship groups under my care. I pioneered these groups in the challenging Inner City of Sydney. I attended CLC again for a few years in the mid to late 1990s. I was there when Pastor Frank Houston got stood down and the whole organisation changed its name from Christian Life Centre to Hillsong in 2000.

I should add that I was a strong Christian prior to first attending Hillsong in 1981. This may have kept me safe from allowing Frank Houston to do stuff like lay hands on me in prayer. A highly dangerous event in hindsight for anyone. 

Frank Houston’s legacy

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like former co-head pastor of Hillsong City Campus, Pastor Jonathan Wilson, who is now pastoring in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy

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Jonathan Wilson, with second wife Dianne, in pastoring California. Dianne’s former husband Geoff is married to Jonathan’s daughter – a kind of fallen Pentecostal wife-swap.

Jonathan Wilson

Pastor Jonathan Wilson. Former Hillsong Senior Pastor. Likes pedophiles.

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like Pastor Jonathan Wilson who has strong links with Brian still, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy.

Jonathan Wilson told media at Frank Houston’s funeral in November 2012, “I regard Frank as a friend”. So Jonathan Wilson likes a lifelong secret child rapist parading as a Christian clergy as his friend. 

The reality is that no amount of spin and re-invention can remove the dark black stains of the seven decades long trail of child sexual abuse that “Pastor Frank” engaged in.

Pastor Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston. Growing fat while while he hangs out the victims of his dad’s abuse to dry. “Sorry victims of dad’s abuse, I’m a leading Christian pastor, but you’re on your own. Have a good life. Sorry again- Haha ha ha…By the way boy victim AHA, it was your own fault you were sexually abused by my father Frank – you tempted him. This is what Brian told the AHA (Brett Sengstock).

Over seventeen boy and young teen known victims

I have verified seventeen or more victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child and teen sex abuse.

Everyone closely associated with this matter senses there are a lot more victims out there.

From the evidence there are over 400 boy, pre-teen and teen victims. Maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Many will not remember the incidents due to psychological defence mechanisms because of the trauma of the sexual abuse event(s).

And there would be, from the evidence, 1000s of male victims of masked homosexual and pedophile abuse.

Frank Houston: “I was very active as a pedophile in the 1960s and 1970s.”

Pastor Frank Houston after his confession to pedophilia in 1999 said to his son Brian, “I was very active as a pedophile at that time”. He was referring to the period from the 1940s to 1970s back in New Zealand, when he was in his 40s to 50s, when most of his known boy victims were sexually abused by him.

Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life

I believe Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life from his early teens.

Frank got kicked out of the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was a Captain. It has now been established that it was for pedophilia.

Frank Houston was a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland, New Zealand..

Note 11 July 2020

Frank Houston sexually abused boys at New Zealand Salvation Army Orphanages in the 1940s

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. It has now been established that my postulations on this matter were accurate.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

David Fisher of the New Zealand Herald confirmed my allegations in an article in the New Zealand Herald today (11 July 2020):

“The Herald has confirmed that fresh allegations of abuse by the AOG’s former leading light, Pastor Frank Houston, have been provided to the Royal Commission. 

One allegation, that he sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka, opens up the span of Houston’s alleged predatory behaviour to cover decades.”

David Fisher is referring to the recent New Zealand Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse.

What organisation except Hillsong would still love its pedophile founder?

Pastor Frank Houston was a pedophile who used his Christian pastor’s ministry as a disguise and camouflage to gain the confidence and trust of innocent believing Christian families so he could access their children undetected for the purposes of sexually abusing them.

Pastor Frank Houston was never genuine in anything he did. He mocked us all. How could a man be a genuine Christian pastor when he was secretly a life-long hardened criminal pedophile? Its not possible.

Frank Houston Boy victim AHA

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014 at a Hearing in Sydney revealed a witness AHA, who was abused in the Sydney suburb of Coogee when he was an innocent little boy aged 7 to 12 years old, in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Boy victim AHA was brave enough to testify anonymously in person.

It made me cry.

It was real bad stuff indeed.

It made me very angry, particularly since Pastor Brian Houston, the son of Pastor Frank Houston, like Pilate in the Bible who washed his hands of responsibility for Jesus prior to his death, has washed his hands of responsibility to help and care for the boy and teen victims of his dad’s abuse, who are now in their 50s and early 60s.

If you go to my blog articles starting on Tuesday 7 October 2014, you’ll find all the horrific details of Pastor Frank Houston’s abuse of victim AHA including genitalia fondling, digital anal penetration, masturbation of the victim as he reached early puberty, and Frank Houston using and getting the victim to pleasure him over a period of five years.

My source is AHA’s testimony on Day One of the Royal Commission’s examination of Hillsong, where AHA spoke for most of the day.

It’s tragic, graphic, sordid, horrific and completely culpable by Hillsong, the Australian AOG and Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston has tried for 14 years to bury his father sexual abuse of children, sanitise it, and try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse. Picture: David Moir

Dah…“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse.

Pastor Brian Houston had tried for 14 years to bury his father Frank’s sexual abuse of children, to sanitise it, and to try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

Frank Houston has long departed but the corruption lives on in the errant and corrupt behaviour of his offspring, particularly in the life and deeds of Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, the current Head of Hillsong mega-church.

Rev William Frank...enstein Hosuton, molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Rev William Frank…enstein Houston. Molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Over Seventeen Known Boy and Young Teen Victims

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse also mentioned six other little boy victims of Pastor Frank Houston in New Zealand in the 1960s. But there are many more.

I have been writing since September 2012 that there were six boy victims of Frank Houston in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in the 1960s.

My count of child sex abuse victims of Frank Houston:

I have evidence of 17 or more boy and male teen victims. 

I have evidence of two teen victims, Peter Fowler, who went public in the 1970s with the encouragement of the now deceased prophet Pastor Philip Powell and teen victim ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a direct result of Frank Houston’s sexual abuse.

From the testimony of the boy victims and the circumstantial evidence, I believe there were over four hundred victims of Frank Houston’s abuse. He confessed to Brian Houston, his son, in circa 1999, that he was very active as a pedophile, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s.

Here are the boy victims aged 7 to 12, and one teenager aged 15 years old:

1. Six 10 year old boys Pastor Frank Houston molested while Head Pastor of Lower Hutt Assemblies of God (AOG), Wellington, New Zealand in the 1960s, while at the same time, General Superintendent of the New Zealand AOG (from 1965 to 1977).

2. Sydney boy victim AHA (Brett Sengstock), as above revealed on Day One of Hillsong’s time at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014.

This is a particularly sordid case of repeated child sexual abuse of a little 7 year old boy by Pastor Frank Houston which continued for 5 years.  I have covered this case in detail in my blogs on the Royal Commission starting on the 7 October 2014.

3. One 15 year old boy, Peter Fowler, in the Lower Hutt AOG, New Zealand. The Lower Hutt AOG paid out Peter, but it wasn’t much money.

4. At least 4 boy victims at Assemblies of God Church camps in South Australia in the early 1970s. See my blogs on victim SA1 (my code name for him) dated 16 and 17 October 2014. SA1 was aged 11 years old at the tie of the abuse.

5. One young man in Auckland, New Zealand, ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a result of the abuse. He was in his late teens.

I sense there are a lot more New Zealand boy, pre-teen and teen male victims.

7. One boy aged 8 years old, in a suburb near Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand. My code name for him is WNZ1. The abuse was very similar to the Royal Commission victim AHA.

WNZ1 believes there were more boy abuse victims in his suburb. See my blogs date 18 and 19 October 2014.

8. Frank sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka.

9. In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.

10. Boy victims in Waikato area of New Zealand in the 1960s. Frank was doing crusades often amongst Maoris. “Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.” Untold boy and teen victims. Impossible to know how many.

TOTAL: 17 and many more victims. 400 plus boy and teen victims based on the evidence. Maybe over 1000-2000 boy victims.

Boy victim SA1 from Adelaide South Australia

One of the victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child sexual abuse at Kleimzeg Assemblies of God camps in South Australia in the early 1970s, SA1, contacted me after reading articles about Pastor Frank Houston on this blog site. He shared there were several other victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile abuse at these camps.

The epicentre of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities at these South Australian camps was the boy’s toilet block.  

The abuse involved the fondling of little boys genitalia and masturbation in the toilet block and bunk room. Pastor Frank Houston was very confident, blazen, perverse and tactile.

Yes Pastor Frank Houston. The greatest and most prominent AOG Pastor in Australia and New Zealand from 1970s to 1998, when the truth of his duality emerged.

Frank Houston was a secretive, manipulative, sordid, dishonest and heartless criminal pedophile for 70 years from the 1930s until his death in 2004. 

Pastor Brian Houston’s lies about the number of victims continues to this day

The official line of Hillsong Church and Pastor Brian Houston was that his father, Pastor William Francis “Frank” Houston only abused one boy in New Zealand 40 years ago.

This is the line that they held from the late 1990s to the Royal Commission in October 2014.

This is the view that was on their web-site for over a decade. When I was researching articles I wrote about Frank Houston and his pedophile activities in 2012, Hillsong’s website and all the accounts by Pastor Brian Houston and Hillsong media reflected this great lie.

This is the view they have told the Sydney Morning Herald and other newspapers.

This view is totally inaccurate and a blatant lie by Brian Houston.

It emerged at the Royal Commission that Pastor Brian Houston has known that this official view was untrue and a lie all this time.

Folks we’ve been all been deceived.

What is still lacking from Frank’s son, Pastor Brian Houston and the Hillsong Movement, which Brian controls, is any real degree of honesty and openness about Frank Houston.

For example, why won’t Brian and the AOG release the official AOG report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities?

Why didn’t Brian admit his father did numerous pedophile and homosexual acts, and not just one, like Brian portrayed for 14 years, until the Royal Commission exposed his lies? Why do Brian lie to us all? How can Brian lie like this and be a prominent Christian pastor?

Why is Brian Houston still lying about the number of victims telling Sydney’s channel nine reporter Leila McKinnon earlier this year when she asked how many victims Brian believes there are now, Brian hesitantly replied “six”. This is despite Brian knowing about at least 8 victims in 1999 and at least 9 victims in 2004. Why lie Brian? Who is the Father of Lies?

Was Brian Houston sexually abused by his rampant pedophile father Frank?

And the question lingers, was Pastor Brian Houston himself, and his brother Graeme, sexually abused by their father Frank?

Maybe that’s too personal for Brian to admit, if anything occurred.

Or maybe he can’t remember.

These dark memories are normally suppressed and buried by the defence mechanisms of the human psyche.

Brian’s brother Graeme has refused to attend church since his teens. Why?

Further, were Brian and Graeme aware of the accusations against his father while he was a lad?

The pre-adolescent little boys Pastor Frank Houston sexually abused in Lower Hutt were Brian and Graeme’s age at the time.

Brian even stayed with his dad at AHA’s family home in Coogee, while his father lay on top of victim AHA all night and abused him for the week of their stay on one of the many visits. One can see why pedophile Frank Houston liked to go to Sydney and stay at AHA’s parent’s house. Disgusting.

The pedophile Frank Houston’s overseas “evangelistic” trips overseas were really sex holidays away from his wife and people who he was accountable to.

Details of boy victim AHA’s sexual abuse

While Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of little 7 year old AHA, who is now 52, the skinny spider-like Pastor Frank Houston sexually molested him. He fondled his genitals, he fondled his little thighs and bottom, and he digitally penetrated him. AHA shared on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission that he froze with fear.

Boy victim AHA wondered, why was this hero of the faith, a godly man who my mum and dad loved, doing this to me?

Victim AHA lay frozen with fear as Frank Houston, the pariah, lay on top of him all night. The cats howled, the night birds cackled as the do in Australia, the dogs barked down the street and the garbos rattled their bins, and all this time through those long chill hours, Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of AHA doing awful creepy, very perverse things to AHA.

If you think I’m being too graphic, this is what AHA said at the Royal Commission. These are the facts the Royal Commission’s lawyer, Simeon Beckett, read out. These are the facts that AHA read out from his witness statement on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse in Sydney.

You can read AHA’s testimony at the Commission on http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad

It is interesting to note that victim AHA, who spoke anonymously at the Royal Commission, stated that Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad.

Pastor Brian Houston has denied this. I believe victim AHA because he sounded very honest and very coherent. Pastor Brian Houston hasn’t been honest about all this stuff for over 14 years.

The Royal Commission has also revealed how Hillsong, the AOG and Pastor Brian Houston have been heartless towards child abuse victims of Pastor Frank Houston and other AOG Pastor and leader pedophiles.

If you read my blogs on 7 to 10 October you’ll get drift.

Pastor Brian Houston the head pastor of Hillsong mega-church, a very wealthy “church” organisation, has refused to help the boy and young teen victims in any way

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow alf his father who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad's pedophilia has hit the fan?

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow of his father Frank who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad’s pedophilia has hit the fan?

Brian at the Royal Commission

At the Royal Commission on 9 October, when Pastor Brian Houston was the star witness, he wiggled and swirmed in the hot seat of the witness box. Then he straight out said they won’t help the victims in any way. The reasons are outlined in my blog articles on this site of 9 and 10 October 2104.

Pastor Frank Houston. Self-confessed pedophile.

Pastor Frank Houston. Creepy. Self-confessed pedophile.

Peter Laughton’s homosexual affair with Frank Houston

Since Peter Laughton, Pastor Frank Houston’s young worship leader, went public in 2007 about Frank’s abuse of him in the early 1980s, the Houston family have taken the line that Peter Laughton was a consenting male with their father Frank. In his early 20s at the time of his abuse in the early 1980s, Peter was over the age of consent which is 18 in Australia for consenting homosexual acts.

But is it ok before God for the most prominent AOG clergy in Australia and New Zealand, aged 58, to indulge in numerous sordid homosexual acts with his young worship leader?

At the time the homosexual liaison started Pastor Frank Houston was 58 and Peter was 20.

I fail to see how the Houston’s can dismiss this series of incidents with Peter Lawton so readily.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston was an active secret pedophile and homosexual particularly from the 1960s to the 1980s.

By 1990 he was 68 and his homosexual and pedophile libido seemed to have dropped off. I haven’t found any pedophile dirty old man Houston victims.

A reader of this site commented recently that he knew Frank Houston in the 1950s at Ellerslie AOG in Auckland, New Zealand. He wrote in a comment on this site that Pastor Frank Houston had fixation about male swimmers. There were some NZ Olympic swimmers training. A young Pastor Frank Houston used to go down to the local swimming pool to watch them training and perve on them.

If you knew Pastor Frank Houston at this time and you know of pedophile incidents could you please contact me. I suspect his pedophile activities started earlier than Lower Hutt AOG.

Frank Houston was sexually abused by his father Frank

At the Royal Commission, Pastor Brian Houston told the Commission that his dad had been abused by his father, also Frank. This is no secret because Pastor Frank use to share about this from the pulpit at Christian Life Centre in the 1980s.

Pastor Frank Houston openly shared how his dad was very mean to him and his mum. That his dad had an affair with the woman next door, based his wife, and other bad stuff. The ABC of Psychology says that people who were sexually abused as children often go on to sexually abuse children when they are older/ become adults. That’s a big subject.

Peter Laughton spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007

If you google “Frank Houston” or “Frank Houston abuse” you’ll find plenty of transcript of detailed sordid accounts of Frank Houston’s sexual activities with Peter Laughton.

Peter has given interviews to the Sydney Morning Herald.

In these interviews Peter speaks honestly and candidly about the homo-erotic activities Frank Houston led him to do. It’s interesting yet very sad reading.

Please bear in mind that Frank Houston was aged 58, and the most prominent AOG clergy at the time, and he was abusing a vulnerable and needy young man aged 20 who was his Church worship leader. Heavy stuff indeed.

The investigation and being caught

The release of the official AOG Report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities is a document which would be helpful to the victims of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities. What is more important? Protecting Frank Houston’s legacy and reputation, the Houston name and Hillsong’s reputation, or allowing some healing and closure, not only to Frank’s numerous pedophile victims, but also to the countless others who were part of Christian Life Centre and Hillsong in the early days and who were deeply hurt and shattered by revelations of Frank’s secret activities.

Frank’s pedophile activities were not destined to remain a secret to his grave. By the late 90s the chorus of complaints was to become deafening. The AOG, and in particular, the then National Chief Executive Pastor Brian Houston, his son, were forced to investigate and do something about it.

Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst the second name for Hillsong

I personally knew Peter Laughton at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst.

Peter was very talented singer, song-writer and composer. A nice guy. Sensitive. Artistic.

No one had any idea that Frank Houston aged 58 and a revered pastor and his worship leader Peter Laughton age 20 were involved in a four year homosexual affair from 1980 to 1984.

Extraordinary talent at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst

In those days Frank had gathered together some extraordinary musical talent.

Frank had recruited Pastor David Johnston from Los Angeles to found international Institute of Creative Ministries (IICM), a music, singing and dance Ministries School. David worked at Wesley College for decades since these times. David is a very talented pastor, violinist, composer and worship leader.

Trevor King was also there. Trevor now lives in Auckland,  New Zealand. Trevor is very talented on the piano and led the band and was the Music Pastor.

Geoff Bullock is another muso who owes his success to the Houstons. Unfortunately Geoff’s personal life became a train-wreck when his marriage fell over and his ministry has never recovered to the heights of his success under the Houstons. Particularly under Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston is truly a king-maker. So much talent. So many scandals.

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful and supportive wife

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful, enabling and supportive wife- who knew he was molesting little boys for many decades. Hazel knew he was a pedophile since the 1940s.

Peter Laughton was looking for father love

Peter Laughton is a really nice guy.

Outgoing, talented and sensitive.

In Frank, Peter has said that he was looking for father love. The kind of love Frank gave him was secretive, self-gratifying and impure.

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses 

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses that they find impossible to control. Their victims are really just objects of their desire. There is no care or love towards their victims. For the pedophile it is “all about me”.

I wrote another 13 articles, which are on this blog-site, on this subject of Pastor Frank Houston from 13 September 2012.

My memories of the man and what I experienced during the 1980s and 1990s while attending Hillsong Church.

I have written over 200 other articles on Hillsong and the Royal Commission.

Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in world history 

I have come to the conclusion that Pastor Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in the history of the planet.

To do what Frank Houston did to little boys and teens all his lifetime, while maintaining the front of a holy man of God is the very gravest of sins known to mortal man.

Since I wrote this article in September 2012, and since the Royal Commission examined the Houstons and Hillsong, Simeon Beckett, the Royal Commission barrister, publicly recommended in December 2014 that Pastor Brian Houston be criminally charged by the NSW Police for not reporting and for sheltering a pedophile, his old life-long pedophile father, Pastor Frank Houston, the  founder of the Hillsong organisation.

In October 2015 the Royal Commission recommended Brian Houston for prosecution in its Findings.

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Pastor Brian Houston, Pastor Frank’s son and successor. Facing pedophile protection charges which will wipe the smile from his well-fed fully, corrupt face.

Frank Houston and his boy sex abuse victim AHA, now known to be Brett Sengstock. Brett has came out in recent years advocating for Brian to be charged. Brett’s wish and dream has been fulfilled. The best is yet to come for Brett. The worst is yet to come for Brian Houston of Hillsong.

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile concealment crimes by Australian police on Thursday August 5, 2021. The maximum penalty is five years in jail. Brian appeared in court in Sydney on October 5, 2021 for a First Mention. He will appear for a second time at a Directions Hearing next Tuesday November 23, 2021.

Author: Donald Elley of Bellingen

November19, 2021

Introduction

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile protection crimes by Australian police on Thursday August 5, 2021. He appeared in Downing Street Court in Sydney CBD on October 5, 2021 for a First Mention. His lawyer plead “not guilty” on behalf of Brian. Brian did not attend court. He will appear for a second time at a Directions Hearing next Tuesday November 23, 2021.

The Australian Royal Commission

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in its Findings, recommended Pastor Brian Houston, the current head of Hillsong Church, be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

An official recommendation was passed on to NSW Police and the NSW Justice Department by the Royal Commission.

The crimes are that Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches top leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Pastor Brian Houston, his wife Pastor Bobbie Houston, Hillsong business manager George Aghajanian, Hillsong elder Nabi Saleh, President of the New South Wales Assemblies of God John McMartin, National Assemblies of God General Secretary Keith Ainge and all the other top Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leaders had a fiduciary and legal duty to report Brian’s father Frank to Australian police when he confessed in 1999.

They failed to do this.

The fiduciary duty of a church leader comprises a duty of care towards their congregation. To lead them, to protect them and to care for them.

Instead of reporting Frank Houston to police, the above Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leadership, gave Frank a slap on the hand and allowed him to go on preaching, prophesying and (God forbid) laying hands on AOG congregants wherever he fancied to go in his misnitry. Nothing changed.

This amounts to a very serious breach of fiduciary duty, a legal duty, and their conduct was a breach of many specific laws in New South Wales and Australia regarding church and community leaders.

At this stage on Brian has been charged.

The Origins of Hillsong Church:

Rev Frank Houston the Night-Stalker, preying on little boys in their childhood beds.

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade.

Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

New Zealand Herald July 11, 2020

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Frank Houston at Coogee Beach, Sydney in 1969.

The First Hillsong

The first name of Hillsong was Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre. The church met in Sherbrooke Hall, Double Bay, Sydney. The first meeting was on 16 July 1977 led by Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father. 

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Rev Frank Houston with young congregant at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst then, in 1980. This is the pedophile Frank Houston sneaking in a little homo hug on an unsuspecting young man who is lapping up the attention. There were hundreds like him. At this time Frank was having a secret homosexual affair with his young worship pastor Peter Laughton aged 23.

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong’s boy and teen sex abuse victims.

I have revealed them all to the world on this, my personal blogs-site. This has always been with their permission and their desire if their names are mentioned.

I do not search for victims. They always contact me.

I do not seek media publicity. They approach me for information. Media are welcome to use any information on this site. There is no copyright. This site is not-for-profit. No advertising. No revenue to me in anyway.

Three new accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston 11 July 2020

Two New Zealand Herald articles of 11 July 2020 mention three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now.

The number of known Frank Houston boy and male teen victims I have identified is now 17 or more.

Recent revelations that Frank sexually abused boys in a New Zealand Salvation Army boys home in the 1940s and on evangelistic crusades amongst New Zealand Maoris have thrown the needle off the dial of my boy victim count.

It is no longer possible for me to put an accurate figure on the number of Frank Houston’s boy victims globally.

When I add in sexual abuse of little boys at a Salvation Army Boys Home in New Zealand in the 1940s and add in AOG crusades and ministry trips from the 1950s to 1960s in New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Chile and other the countries, the possibilities of the number of boy victims is almost endless.

I believe from the evidence there are over 400 boy and teen victims, maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Frank’s son Brian, who I know personally, said to Australian media in 2014, “We may never know the number of victims”. I knew Brian from 1981 at early Hillsong. I haven’t talked with Brian since early 2000s when I left Hillsong for good.

Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston current head of Hillsong: “We may never know the number of dad’s boy sex abuse victims”‘

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020 mentions three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now

Frank Houston preaching in in 1969 during his time as Assemblies of God in New Zealand General Superintendent from 1965 to 1977.

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020:

Three Frank Houston child sex abuse accounts which are new to me.

New abuse account one:

“From 1945 to 1948, Frank Houston worked at a boys’ home in Temuka run by the Salvation Army, which has confirmed receiving a complaint in 2003 from someone who said they suffered abuse at his hands during that time. A spokeswoman for the Salvation Army said it had provided information relating to the complaint to the Royal Commission.”

New abuse account two:

“In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.”

“Then came a second knock on the door. Barry was approached by a church elder who – aware of the complaint over Williams – disclosed an allegation of sexual offending by Frank Houston.

New abuse account three:

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade. Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

My comments:

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. I’ve believed for a long time that the reason was because of complaints of child sexual abuse.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

Crikey (Australian media) August 25, 2021. Journalist David Hardaker on Frank Houston and the NZ Salvation Army 

“It has since emerged that Frank Houston’s offending stretched back 50 years to the 1940s when he was a lieutenant in the Salvation Army in New Zealand, his country of birth. The New Zealand Salvation Army has confirmed to Crikey that in 2003 it received an allegation of abuse by Houston during his tenure at the Temuka Boys’ Home, near Dunedin on the South Island, between 1945 and 1948. (Houston resigned from the Salvation Army in 1952.) The Salvation Army said it met with the survivor of the abuse in 2003. The case has been sent to New Zealand’s Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, set up three years ago”.

Donald Elley of Bellingen: 

I’ve heard about Frank Houston doing crusades in rural areas of New Zealand, particularly amongst indigenous New Zealanders, the Maoris.

Frank’s son Brian mentions this in a romantic and euphoric way in his last book, ‘Live, Love, Lead’.

However, I’ve always had bad feelings about these crusades of Frank and his “love” and interest in the Maori people.

It’s sad to think that Frank was sexually abusing heaps of Maori boys in rural areas of New Zealand in the 1960s to 1970s.

Note of 18 November 2018

Frank Houston boy sex abuse victim, Brett Sengstock, known as boy victim AHA, who appeared anonymously at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has appeared on the Australian Channel Nine Sixty Minutes TV program recently to tell his story in person because he is dying of cancer.

Boy victim AHA Brett Sengstock – Brett is dying of cancer. Brett wants Brian Houston brought to justice for hiding and protecting his old pedophile dad from going to the clink – from 1999 when Frank confessed to November 2004 age he died.

Note of 22 April 2018

I know Hillsong and the Houstons better than anyone, having been at Hillsong from its beginnings.

Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father, came to Sydney from New Zealand in 1977. He was on the run from New Zealand police for untold and almost innumerable sex offences against little boys during the previous four decades.

I was at Hillsong before Brian Houston became a pastor in 1982, and before Hillsong was called Hillsong.

I helped Frank Houston build up Hillsong for a decade from 1981 to 1990.

The more I write about Hillsong, the sicker I feel. And the more I know about Hillsong, the sicker I feel.

But I go on writing, to warn people off Hillsong and to give Frank Houston’s multitudes of boy victims a voice.

My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Donald Elley

Donald Elley of Bellingen the writer of this blog-site. On my farm in Bellingen, NSW, Australia. My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Note of 27 October 2017

Pastor Brian Houston, the current head pastor of Hillsong Church Global is to face pedophile protection charges some time in the near future from the Australian police and authorities.

I’ve edited the article below reflecting current up to date information.

Frank Houston

“Pastor” Brian Houston pictured with his child rapist dad Frank. Brian hid and protected Frank from the Australian police from when Frank confessed in 1999, to when Frank died five years later in 2004.

This article and its updates

This article outlines the history of Pastor Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong and his secret sexual abuse of hundreds of little boys, male pre-teens and male teens over seven decades. This occurred for possibly 70 years if you include his grandchildren and ‘rent boys’ (underage male prostitutes).

This site is the most authoritative and comprehensive site on Hillsong corruption, Houston corruption and Hillsong pedophilia.

This article was first published on this site on 9 September 2012, prior to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of 2013 to 2016.

It has been updated since as more facts have come to light and more events have unfolded.

The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed from the New Zealand Salvation Army for sexually abusing boys.

Frank Houston founder of Hillsong was a lifelong secret pedophile

I’ve come to the conclusion from the evidence I’ve compiled over many years, and from my experience from 1981 to 2000 as an attender of Hillsong, in the 1980s as a senior lay pastor, and especially since hearing boy victim AHA’s testimony, that the Frank Houston was a lifelong secret pedophile who used the Christian ministry to secretly and stealthily, access little boys and young teens for child and under-age sexual abuse and child rape.

In other words, Frank Houston was first a pedophile. He was not at any time a genuine Christian or a genuine Christin pastor. Frank Houston was a wolf in sheep’s clothing all his life from his early teens.

Frank used Christian ministry to access little children.

Frank Houston’s primary sexual focus and preference was little pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

Frank liked male teens or young adult men if little boys were not available.

In his prime as a male in the 1960s to 1970s Frank had an insatiable sexual desire for little boys and young male teens. But mainly little boys.

A pedophile with a primary focus on pubescent children is a hebephile, a clinical psychological term. 

Hebephilia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Hebephilia is the strong, persistent sexual interest by adults in pubescent children who are in early adolescence, typically ages 11–14 and showing Tanner stages 2 to 3 of physical development. It differs from pedophilia (the primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children), and from ephebophilia (the primary sexual interest in later adolescents, typically ages 15–19). While individuals with a sexual preference for adults may have some sexual interest in pubescent-aged individuals, researchers and clinical diagnoses have proposed that hebephilia is characterized by a sexual preference for pubescent rather than adult partners.”

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile in that his sexual orientation and focus was primarily on pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

In my mind, this sexual orientation makes Frank Houston’s sex crimes against children even more heinous, especially since he was masquerading and pretending to be a Christian pastor.

Frank Houston’s crimes were not a one-off or an occasional dalliance in child sex crimes, but a lifelong secret and persistent activity involving hundreds, if not thousands of boy and male teen victims. 

Frank was bisexual

Frank was bisexual in that he had five children.

It is probable that Frank did not have sex with his wife after the birth of their five children.

No one will ever know since they both died in 2004. And Hazel was not the type to tell.

Hazel knew Frank was a pedophile from the 1940s when he was reported for abusing children while working at a New Zealand Salvation Army home in the 1940s. He was removed from the Salvation Army.

So Hazel was complicit, codependent, a protector of Frank and an enabler.

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Hazel and Frank Houston founders of Hillsong. In New Zealand in the 1940s.

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The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed as a Salvation Army captains for sexual abuse of little boys.

Frank was a homosexual 

In 1980, Frank Houston, aged 58, embarked on a four year homosexual affair with his young 23 year old worship leader Peter Laughton.

Peter Laughton

Peter Laughton, Frank Houston’s young worship leader and homosexual lover aged 23 in 1980.

Sexual involvement with a 20-year-old male, rather than with little boys and early teen boys, was an exception, although there is evidence of countless masked homosexual encounters over Frank Houston’s whole lifetime with males over the age of homosexual consent which is 16 to 18 in most Western countries.

Brian Houston. The leader of the Chosen Seven.

Pastor Brian Houston, current head pastor of Hillsong – Brian, who I knew personally for twenty years, has been recommended to the Australian police by the Australian Royal Commission to be charged with pedophile protection crimes.

Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church has been recommended for prosecution for pedophile protection crimes

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in its Findings recommended Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Note 19 October 2014

In early October 2014, The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse examined the Australian Assemblies of God (which has the new name Australian Christian Churches), Hillsong and Pastors Frank and Brian Houston.

If you are interested in down-loading the Royal Commission transcripts, testimonies of victims and other relevant documents go to http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au.

To read a series of my blog articles on the Royal Commission on this site, they start on 20 September 2014 with “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston. Part One. Royal Commission…”. If you google this title you’ll find it and other articles written by me on this my personal blog-site.

You can then scroll a few articles further into October 2014 and you’ll see all the articles sequentially in chronological order on “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston…” and Royal Commission materials.

If you know of any pedophile cases involving Pastor Frank Houston at any time anywhere in the world then please send me a message and I’ll email you back so we can confidentially talk about your case by email. No information will be published without your consent.

The following blog article on Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile activities was written on 13 September 2012 and it has been updated regularly as new information becomes available.

Blog article of 13 September 2012 (updated 27 October 2017)

The pedophile Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong

Pastor Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia in 1977. This was two years before his son Brian arrived in Australia.

Here are two advertisements for early Hillsong Church meetings in Eastern Suburbs, Sydney in 1977 published in the Sydney Morning Herald. .

The Sydney Morning Herald 9 July 1977.

The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 16 July 1977

Hillsong

Hillsong is by far Australia’s largest church numbering 30,000 in Australia. Its headquarters are in Baulkham Hills in Western Sydney.

It has churches throughout the world in twenty locations. Hillsong claims 150,000 in its network world-wide in 2021. This is a very small number of adherents if viewed on a global basis.

Hillsong is like the small dog on the big street. Because of its strong cash-flow and music resources, it has made a lot of noise globally, but most people can tell Hillsong is completely dodgy and a money-cult.

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Pastor Frank Houston was the head of the New Zealand Assemblies of God (AOG) from 1965 to 1977, and a prominent leader in the Australian Assemblies of God denomination from the 1980s to 1990s.

By the time Frank Houston confessed to secret pedophile crimes at age 77 he was revered across the Australian and New Zealand Assemblies of God movements as a great holy pastor, Christian leader and a great evangelist.

The truth is he was a rotten secret pedophile all that time, for many decades, probably since his early teens.

The Assemblies of God (AOG)

The Assemblies of God (AOG) is a Protestant denomination which started in the early 20th century in America and has spread across the planet. Its emphasis is on the Holy Spirit and the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, like faith, healing and speaking in tongues.

The Protestants

A Protestant denomination is a denomination (international church organisation) whose origins are in “Protesting” against the Church of Rome.

Protesting, often at the greatest risk to their lives, against the Roman Catholic Church’s errant doctrines, its power, its Popes, its Bishops, its mercenary Jesuits of old. And its domination and blood-letting and martyrdom of true believers throughout the world. For over 1700 years until modern times.

If you think I’m exaggerating then google “The Waldenses”, who were Protestants the Church of Rome genocided in parts of France in the 16th century, or “The Covenanters”, who the Church of Rome hunted and wiped out in 17th century Scotland.

The Jesuit mercenaries and Papist rulers of England desecrated their bodies after death and threw their corpses on rubbish tips as a warning to a fearful populace.

These were brave men who gave their lives for the cause of Christ.

Compare these very brave men and women to Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual masquerading in the disguise of a Christian pastor, whose coal-black dark secrets weren’t exposed until the last years of his life.

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Frank Houston pedophile founder of Hillsong “preaching up a storm”, as he’d like to say in the 1980s.

Frank Houston’s confession to being a lifelong secret pedophile

A two-year investigation of pedophile allegations going back to the 1960s, ordered by his son, Pastor Brian Houston, at the time head of the Australian Assemblies of God, and conducted by a prominent Australian AOG clergy on the AOG national executive, Pastor John Lewis, found that the allegations were true.

John Lewis

Pastor John Lewis on Nexus Church, Brisbane website. Died from cancer in 2020.

Frank Houston was banned for life from ever ministering in the AOG in Australia and New Zealand in December 1999 aged 77.

But he didn’t stop preaching and ministering and Brian and other AOG leaders allowed him free reign to preach and pray and prophecy over the unsuspecting.

These are the crimes of Brian Houston, John Lewis and other top ACC and Hillsong leaders.

Pastor John Lewis report in 2000 on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities with little boys

Frank’s death

Frank Houston’s life ended in shame in November 2004. He spent his last days contemplating his place in Eternity. The burdens of his dark secrets were troubling his mind until the end.

How would God treat him in the Hereafter? These were among many questions which plagued his dark mind as he faced that looming day. For from the evidence Frank Houston had been a pedophile since his early teens, a period of seventy years.

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I knew Frank Houston personally

This blog article is the first in a series of articles in which I will recall information, reflections and personal feelings on this gifted, strange and very tortured man, who I knew very well for two decades. Or at least I thought I did.

I worked closely with Frank Houston through the decade of the 1980s as a builder doing building fit-out and renovations for Christian Life Centre (CLC), Darlinghurst, as Hillsong was known in the early days, and as a lay leader.

I was a prominent and successful lay leader at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst, with ten home fellowship groups under my care. I pioneered these groups in the challenging Inner City of Sydney. I attended CLC again for a few years in the mid to late 1990s. I was there when Pastor Frank Houston got stood down and the whole organisation changed its name from Christian Life Centre to Hillsong in 2000.

I should add that I was a strong Christian prior to first attending Hillsong in 1981. This may have kept me safe from allowing Frank Houston to do stuff like lay hands on me in prayer. A highly dangerous event in hindsight for anyone. 

Frank Houston’s legacy

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like former co-head pastor of Hillsong City Campus, Pastor Jonathan Wilson, who is now pastoring in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy

with second wife

Jonathan Wilson, with second wife Dianne, in pastoring California. Dianne’s former husband Geoff is married to Jonathan’s daughter – a kind of fallen Pentecostal wife-swap.

 

Jonathan Wilson

Pastor Jonathan Wilson. Former Hillsong Senior Pastor. Likes pedophiles.

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like Pastor Jonathan Wilson who has strong links with Brian still, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy.

Jonathan Wilson told media at Frank Houston’s funeral in November 2012, “I regard Frank as a friend”. So Jonathan Wilson likes a lifelong secret child rapist parading as a Christian clergy as his friend. 

The reality is that no amount of spin and re-invention can remove the dark black stains of the seven decades long trail of child sexual abuse that “Pastor Frank” engaged in.

Pastor Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston. Growing fat while while he hangs out the victims of his dad’s abuse to dry. “Sorry victims of dad’s abuse, I’m a leading Christian pastor, but you’re on your own. Have a good life. Sorry again- Haha ha ha…By the way boy victim AHA, it was your own fault you were sexually abused by my father Frank – you tempted him. This is what Brian told the AHA (Brett Sengstock).

Over seventeen boy and young teen known victims

I have verified seventeen or more victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child and teen sex abuse.

Everyone closely associated with this matter senses there are a lot more victims out there.

From the evidence there are over 400 boy, pre-teen and teen victims. Maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Many will not remember the incidents due to psychological defence mechanisms because of the trauma of the sexual abuse event(s).

And there would be, from the evidence, 1000s of male victims of masked homosexual and pedophile abuse.

Frank Houston: “I was very active as a pedophile in the 1960s and 1970s.”

Pastor Frank Houston after his confession to pedophilia in 1999 said to his son Brian, “I was very active as a pedophile at that time”. He was referring to the period from the 1940s to 1970s back in New Zealand, when he was in his 40s to 50s, when most of his known boy victims were sexually abused by him.

Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life

I believe Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life from his early teens.

Frank got kicked out of the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was a Captain. It has now been established that it was for pedophilia.

Frank Houston was a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland, New Zealand..

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Frank Houston sexually abused boys at New Zealand Salvation Army Orphanages in the 1940s

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. It has now been established that my postulations on this matter were accurate.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

David Fisher of the New Zealand Herald confirmed my allegations in an article in the New Zealand Herald today (11 July 2020):

“The Herald has confirmed that fresh allegations of abuse by the AOG’s former leading light, Pastor Frank Houston, have been provided to the Royal Commission. 

One allegation, that he sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka, opens up the span of Houston’s alleged predatory behaviour to cover decades.”

David Fisher is referring to the recent New Zealand Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse.

What organisation except Hillsong would still love its pedophile founder?

Pastor Frank Houston was a pedophile who used his Christian pastor’s ministry as a disguise and camouflage to gain the confidence and trust of innocent believing Christian families so he could access their children undetected for the purposes of sexually abusing them.

Pastor Frank Houston was never genuine in anything he did. He mocked us all. How could a man be a genuine Christian pastor when he was secretly a life-long hardened criminal pedophile? Its not possible.

Frank Houston Boy victim AHA

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014 at a Hearing in Sydney revealed a witness AHA, who was abused in the Sydney suburb of Coogee when he was an innocent little boy aged 7 to 12 years old, in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Boy victim AHA was brave enough to testify anonymously in person.

It made me cry.

It was real bad stuff indeed.

It made me very angry, particularly since Pastor Brian Houston, the son of Pastor Frank Houston, like Pilate in the Bible who washed his hands of responsibility for Jesus prior to his death, has washed his hands of responsibility to help and care for the boy and teen victims of his dad’s abuse, who are now in their 50s and early 60s.

If you go to my blog articles starting on Tuesday 7 October 2014, you’ll find all the horrific details of Pastor Frank Houston’s abuse of victim AHA including genitalia fondling, digital anal penetration, masturbation of the victim as he reached early puberty, and Frank Houston using and getting the victim to pleasure him over a period of five years.

My source is AHA’s testimony on Day One of the Royal Commission’s examination of Hillsong, where AHA spoke for most of the day.

It’s tragic, graphic, sordid, horrific and completely culpable by Hillsong, the Australian AOG and Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston has tried for 14 years to bury his father sexual abuse of children, sanitise it, and try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse. Picture: David Moir

Dah…“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse.

Pastor Brian Houston had tried for 14 years to bury his father Frank’s sexual abuse of children, to sanitise it, and to try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

Frank Houston has long departed but the corruption lives on in the errant and corrupt behaviour of his offspring, particularly in the life and deeds of Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, the current Head of Hillsong mega-church.

Rev William Frank...enstein Hosuton, molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Rev William Frank…enstein Houston. Molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Over Seventeen Known Boy and Young Teen Victims

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse also mentioned six other little boy victims of Pastor Frank Houston in New Zealand in the 1960s. But there are many more.

I have been writing since September 2012 that there were six boy victims of Frank Houston in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in the 1960s.

My count of child sex abuse victims of Frank Houston:

I have evidence of 17 or more boy and male teen victims. 

I have evidence of two teen victims, Peter Fowler, who went public in the 1970s with the encouragement of the now deceased prophet Pastor Philip Powell and teen victim ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a direct result of Frank Houston’s sexual abuse.

From the testimony of the boy victims and the circumstantial evidence, I believe there were over four hundred victims of Frank Houston’s abuse. He confessed to Brian Houston, his son, in circa 1999, that he was very active as a pedophile, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s.

Here are the boy victims aged 7 to 12, and one teenager aged 15 years old:

1. Six 10 year old boys Pastor Frank Houston molested while Head Pastor of Lower Hutt Assemblies of God (AOG), Wellington, New Zealand in the 1960s, while at the same time, General Superintendent of the New Zealand AOG (from 1965 to 1977).

2. Sydney boy victim AHA (Brett Sengstock), as above revealed on Day One of Hillsong’s time at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014.

This is a particularly sordid case of repeated child sexual abuse of a little 7 year old boy by Pastor Frank Houston which continued for 5 years.  I have covered this case in detail in my blogs on the Royal Commission starting on the 7 October 2014.

3. One 15 year old boy, Peter Fowler, in the Lower Hutt AOG, New Zealand. The Lower Hutt AOG paid out Peter, but it wasn’t much money.

4. At least 4 boy victims at Assemblies of God Church camps in South Australia in the early 1970s. See my blogs on victim SA1 (my code name for him) dated 16 and 17 October 2014. SA1 was aged 11 years old at the tie of the abuse.

5. One young man in Auckland, New Zealand, ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a result of the abuse. He was in his late teens.

I sense there are a lot more New Zealand boy, pre-teen and teen male victims.

7. One boy aged 8 years old, in a suburb near Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand. My code name for him is WNZ1. The abuse was very similar to the Royal Commission victim AHA.

WNZ1 believes there were more boy abuse victims in his suburb. See my blogs date 18 and 19 October 2014.

8. Frank sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka.

9. In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.

10. Boy victims in Waikato area of New Zealand in the 1960s. Frank was doing crusades often amongst Maoris. “Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.” Untold boy and teen victims. Impossible to know how many.

TOTAL: 17 and many more victims. 400 plus boy and teen victims based on the evidence. Maybe over 1000-2000 boy victims.

Boy victim SA1 from Adelaide South Australia

One of the victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child sexual abuse at Kleimzeg Assemblies of God camps in South Australia in the early 1970s, SA1, contacted me after reading articles about Pastor Frank Houston on this blog site. He shared there were several other victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile abuse at these camps.

The epicentre of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities at these South Australian camps was the boy’s toilet block.  

The abuse involved the fondling of little boys genitalia and masturbation in the toilet block and bunk room. Pastor Frank Houston was very confident, blazen, perverse and tactile.

Yes Pastor Frank Houston. The greatest and most prominent AOG Pastor in Australia and New Zealand from 1970s to 1998, when the truth of his duality emerged.

Frank Houston was a secretive, manipulative, sordid, dishonest and heartless criminal pedophile for 70 years from the 1930s until his death in 2004. 

Pastor Brian Houston’s lies about the number of victims continues to this day

The official line of Hillsong Church and Pastor Brian Houston was that his father, Pastor William Francis “Frank” Houston only abused one boy in New Zealand 40 years ago.

This is the line that they held from the late 1990s to the Royal Commission in October 2014.

This is the view that was on their web-site for over a decade. When I was researching articles I wrote about Frank Houston and his pedophile activities in 2012, Hillsong’s website and all the accounts by Pastor Brian Houston and Hillsong media reflected this great lie.

This is the view they have told the Sydney Morning Herald and other newspapers.

This view is totally inaccurate and a blatant lie by Brian Houston.

It emerged at the Royal Commission that Pastor Brian Houston has known that this official view was untrue and a lie all this time.

Folks we’ve been all been deceived.

What is still lacking from Frank’s son, Pastor Brian Houston and the Hillsong Movement, which Brian controls, is any real degree of honesty and openness about Frank Houston.

For example, why won’t Brian and the AOG release the official AOG report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities?

Why didn’t Brian admit his father did numerous pedophile and homosexual acts, and not just one, like Brian portrayed for 14 years, until the Royal Commission exposed his lies? Why do Brian lie to us all? How can Brian lie like this and be a prominent Christian pastor?

Why is Brian Houston still lying about the number of victims telling Sydney’s channel nine reporter Leila McKinnon earlier this year when she asked how many victims Brian believes there are now, Brian hesitantly replied “six”. This is despite Brian knowing about at least 8 victims in 1999 and at least 9 victims in 2004. Why lie Brian? Who is the Father of Lies?

Was Brian Houston sexually abused by his rampant pedophile father Frank?

And the question lingers, was Pastor Brian Houston himself, and his brother Graeme, sexually abused by their father Frank?

Maybe that’s too personal for Brian to admit, if anything occurred.

Or maybe he can’t remember.

These dark memories are normally suppressed and buried by the defence mechanisms of the human psyche.

Brian’s brother Graeme has refused to attend church since his teens. Why?

Further, were Brian and Graeme aware of the accusations against his father while he was a lad?

The pre-adolescent little boys Pastor Frank Houston sexually abused in Lower Hutt were Brian and Graeme’s age at the time.

Brian even stayed with his dad at AHA’s family home in Coogee, while his father lay on top of victim AHA all night and abused him for the week of their stay on one of the many visits. One can see why pedophile Frank Houston liked to go to Sydney and stay at AHA’s parent’s house. Disgusting.

The pedophile Frank Houston’s overseas “evangelistic” trips overseas were really sex holidays away from his wife and people who he was accountable to.

Details of boy victim AHA’s sexual abuse

While Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of little 7 year old AHA, who is now 52, the skinny spider-like Pastor Frank Houston sexually molested him. He fondled his genitals, he fondled his little thighs and bottom, and he digitally penetrated him. AHA shared on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission that he froze with fear.

Boy victim AHA wondered, why was this hero of the faith, a godly man who my mum and dad loved, doing this to me?

Victim AHA lay frozen with fear as Frank Houston, the pariah, lay on top of him all night. The cats howled, the night birds cackled as the do in Australia, the dogs barked down the street and the garbos rattled their bins, and all this time through those long chill hours, Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of AHA doing awful creepy, very perverse things to AHA.

If you think I’m being too graphic, this is what AHA said at the Royal Commission. These are the facts the Royal Commission’s lawyer, Simeon Beckett, read out. These are the facts that AHA read out from his witness statement on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse in Sydney.

You can read AHA’s testimony at the Commission on http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad

It is interesting to note that victim AHA, who spoke anonymously at the Royal Commission, stated that Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad.

Pastor Brian Houston has denied this. I believe victim AHA because he sounded very honest and very coherent. Pastor Brian Houston hasn’t been honest about all this stuff for over 14 years.

The Royal Commission has also revealed how Hillsong, the AOG and Pastor Brian Houston have been heartless towards child abuse victims of Pastor Frank Houston and other AOG Pastor and leader pedophiles.

If you read my blogs on 7 to 10 October you’ll get drift.

Pastor Brian Houston the head pastor of Hillsong mega-church, a very wealthy “church” organisation, has refused to help the boy and young teen victims in any way

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow alf his father who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad's pedophilia has hit the fan?

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow of his father Frank who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad’s pedophilia has hit the fan?

Brian at the Royal Commission

At the Royal Commission on 9 October, when Pastor Brian Houston was the star witness, he wiggled and swirmed in the hot seat of the witness box. Then he straight out said they won’t help the victims in any way. The reasons are outlined in my blog articles on this site of 9 and 10 October 2104.

Pastor Frank Houston. Self-confessed pedophile.

Pastor Frank Houston. Creepy. Self-confessed pedophile.

Peter Laughton’s homosexual affair with Frank Houston

Since Peter Laughton, Pastor Frank Houston’s young worship leader, went public in 2007 about Frank’s abuse of him in the early 1980s, the Houston family have taken the line that Peter Laughton was a consenting male with their father Frank. In his early 20s at the time of his abuse in the early 1980s, Peter was over the age of consent which is 18 in Australia for consenting homosexual acts.

But is it ok before God for the most prominent AOG clergy in Australia and New Zealand, aged 58, to indulge in numerous sordid homosexual acts with his young worship leader?

At the time the homosexual liaison started Pastor Frank Houston was 58 and Peter was 20.

I fail to see how the Houston’s can dismiss this series of incidents with Peter Lawton so readily.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston was an active secret pedophile and homosexual particularly from the 1960s to the 1980s.

By 1990 he was 68 and his homosexual and pedophile libido seemed to have dropped off. I haven’t found any pedophile dirty old man Houston victims.

A reader of this site commented recently that he knew Frank Houston in the 1950s at Ellerslie AOG in Auckland, New Zealand. He wrote in a comment on this site that Pastor Frank Houston had fixation about male swimmers. There were some NZ Olympic swimmers training. A young Pastor Frank Houston used to go down to the local swimming pool to watch them training and perve on them.

If you knew Pastor Frank Houston at this time and you know of pedophile incidents could you please contact me. I suspect his pedophile activities started earlier than Lower Hutt AOG.

Frank Houston was sexually abused by his father Frank

At the Royal Commission, Pastor Brian Houston told the Commission that his dad had been abused by his father, also Frank. This is no secret because Pastor Frank use to share about this from the pulpit at Christian Life Centre in the 1980s.

Pastor Frank Houston openly shared how his dad was very mean to him and his mum. That his dad had an affair with the woman next door, based his wife, and other bad stuff. The ABC of Psychology says that people who were sexually abused as children often go on to sexually abuse children when they are older/ become adults. That’s a big subject.

Peter Laughton spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007

If you google “Frank Houston” or “Frank Houston abuse” you’ll find plenty of transcript of detailed sordid accounts of Frank Houston’s sexual activities with Peter Laughton.

Peter has given interviews to the Sydney Morning Herald.

In these interviews Peter speaks honestly and candidly about the homo-erotic activities Frank Houston led him to do. It’s interesting yet very sad reading.

Please bear in mind that Frank Houston was aged 58, and the most prominent AOG clergy at the time, and he was abusing a vulnerable and needy young man aged 20 who was his Church worship leader. Heavy stuff indeed.

The investigation and being caught

The release of the official AOG Report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities is a document which would be helpful to the victims of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities. What is more important? Protecting Frank Houston’s legacy and reputation, the Houston name and Hillsong’s reputation, or allowing some healing and closure, not only to Frank’s numerous pedophile victims, but also to the countless others who were part of Christian Life Centre and Hillsong in the early days and who were deeply hurt and shattered by revelations of Frank’s secret activities.

Frank’s pedophile activities were not destined to remain a secret to his grave. By the late 90s the chorus of complaints was to become deafening. The AOG, and in particular, the then National Chief Executive Pastor Brian Houston, his son, were forced to investigate and do something about it.

Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst the second name for Hillsong

I personally knew Peter Laughton at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst.

Peter was very talented singer, song-writer and composer. A nice guy. Sensitive. Artistic.

No one had any idea that Frank Houston aged 58 and a revered pastor and his worship leader Peter Laughton age 20 were involved in a four year homosexual affair from 1980 to 1984.

Extraordinary talent at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst

In those days Frank had gathered together some extraordinary musical talent.

Frank had recruited Pastor David Johnston from Los Angeles to found international Institute of Creative Ministries (IICM), a music, singing and dance Ministries School. David worked at Wesley College for decades since these times. David is a very talented pastor, violinist, composer and worship leader.

Trevor King was also there. Trevor now lives in Auckland,  New Zealand. Trevor is very talented on the piano and led the band and was the Music Pastor.

Geoff Bullock is another muso who owes his success to the Houstons. Unfortunately Geoff’s personal life became a train-wreck when his marriage fell over and his ministry has never recovered to the heights of his success under the Houstons. Particularly under Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston is truly a king-maker. So much talent. So many scandals.

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful and supportive wife

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful, enabling and supportive wife- who knew he was molesting little boys for many decades. Hazel knew he was a pedophile since the 1940s.

Peter Laughton was looking for father love

Peter Laughton is a really nice guy.

Outgoing, talented and sensitive.

In Frank, Peter has said that he was looking for father love. The kind of love Frank gave him was secretive, self-gratifying and impure.

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses 

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses that they find impossible to control. Their victims are really just objects of their desire. There is no care or love towards their victims. For the pedophile it is “all about me”.

I wrote another 13 articles, which are on this blog-site, on this subject of Pastor Frank Houston from 13 September 2012.

My memories of the man and what I experienced during the 1980s and 1990s while attending Hillsong Church.

I have written over 200 other articles on Hillsong and the Royal Commission.

Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in world history 

I have come to the conclusion that Pastor Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in the history of the planet.

To do what Frank Houston did to little boys and teens all his lifetime, while maintaining the front of a holy man of God is the very gravest of sins known to mortal man.

Since I wrote this article in September 2012, and since the Royal Commission examined the Houstons and Hillsong, Simeon Beckett, the Royal Commission barrister, publicly recommended in December 2014 that Pastor Brian Houston be criminally charged by the NSW Police for not reporting and for sheltering a pedophile, his old life-long pedophile father, Pastor Frank Houston, the  founder of the Hillsong organisation.

In October 2015 the Royal Commission recommended Brian Houston for prosecution in its Findings.

Brian Houston s

Pastor Brian Houston, Pastor Frank’s son and successor. Facing pedophile protection charges which will wipe the smile from his well-fed fully, corrupt face.

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile protection crimes by Australian police on Thursday August 5, 2021. He appeared in court in Sydney on October 5, 2021 for a First Mention.

Author: Donald Elley of Bellingen

Revision October 6, 2021

Introduction

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile protection crimes by Australian police on Thursday August 5, 2021. He appeared in Downing Street Court in Sydney CBD on October 5, 2021 for a First Mention. His lawyer plead “not guilty” on behalf of Brian. Brian did not attend court.

The Australian Royal Commission

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in its Findings, recommended Pastor Brian Houston, the current head of Hillsong Church, be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

An official recommendation was passed on to NSW Police and the NSW Justice Department by the Royal Commission.

The crimes are that Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches top leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Pastor Brian Houston, his wife Pastor Bobbie Houston, Hillsong business manager George Aghajanian, Hillsong elder Nabi Saleh, President of the New South Wales Assemblies of God John McMartin, National Assemblies of God General Secretary Keith Ainge and all the other top Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leaders had a fiduciary and legal duty to report Brian’s father Frank to Australian police when he confessed in 1999.

They failed to do this.

The fiduciary duty of a church leader comprises a duty of care towards their congregation. To lead them, to protect them and to care for them.

Instead of reporting Frank Houston to police, the above Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leadership, gave Frank a slap on the hand and allowed him to go on preaching, prophesying and (God forbid) laying hands on AOG congregants wherever he fancied to go in his misnitry. Nothing changed.

This amounts to a very serious breach of fiduciary duty, a legal duty, and their conduct was a breach of many specific laws in New South Wales and Australia regarding church and community leaders.

At this stage on Brian has been charged.

The Origins of Hillsong Church:

Rev Frank Houston the Night-Stalker, preying on little boys in their childhood beds.

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade.

Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

New Zealand Herald July 11, 2020

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Frank Houston at Coogee Beach, Sydney in 1969.

The First Hillsong

The first name of Hillsong was Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre. The church met in Sherbrooke Hall, Double Bay, Sydney. The first meeting was on 16 July 1977 led by Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father. 

CLC

 

Rev Frank Houston with young congregant at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst then, in 1980. This is the pedophile Frank Houston sneaking in a little homo hug on an unsuspecting young man who is lapping up the attention. There were hundreds like him. At this time Frank was having a secret homosexual affair with his young worship pastor Peter Laughton aged 23.

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong’s boy and teen sex abuse victims.

I have revealed them all to the world on this, my personal blogs-site. This has always been with their permission and their desire if their names are mentioned.

I do not search for victims. They always contact me.

I do not seek media publicity. They approach me for information. Media are welcome to use any information on this site. There is no copyright. This site is not-for-profit. No advertising. No revenue to me in anyway.

Three new accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston 11 July 2020

Two New Zealand Herald articles of 11 July 2020 mention three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now.

The number of known Frank Houston boy and male teen victims I have identified is now 17 or more.

Recent revelations that Frank sexually abused boys in a New Zealand Salvation Army boys home in the 1940s and on evangelistic crusades amongst New Zealand Maoris have thrown the needle off the dial of my boy victim count.

It is no longer possible for me to put an accurate figure on the number of Frank Houston’s boy victims globally.

When I add in sexual abuse of little boys at a Salvation Army Boys Home in New Zealand in the 1940s and add in AOG crusades and ministry trips from the 1950s to 1960s in New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Chile and other the countries, the possibilities of the number of boy victims is almost endless.

I believe from the evidence there are over 400 boy and teen victims, maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Frank’s son Brian, who I know personally, said to Australian media in 2014, “We may never know the number of victims”. I knew Brian from 1981 at early Hillsong. I haven’t talked with Brian since early 2000s when I left Hillsong for good.

Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston current head of Hillsong: “We may never know the number of dad’s boy sex abuse victims”‘

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020 mentions three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now

Frank Houston preaching in in 1969 during his time as Assemblies of God in New Zealand General Superintendent from 1965 to 1977.

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020:

Three Frank Houston child sex abuse accounts which are new to me.

New abuse account one:

“From 1945 to 1948, Frank Houston worked at a boys’ home in Temuka run by the Salvation Army, which has confirmed receiving a complaint in 2003 from someone who said they suffered abuse at his hands during that time. A spokeswoman for the Salvation Army said it had provided information relating to the complaint to the Royal Commission.”

New abuse account two:

“In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.”

“Then came a second knock on the door. Barry was approached by a church elder who – aware of the complaint over Williams – disclosed an allegation of sexual offending by Frank Houston.

New abuse account three:

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade. Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

My comments:

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. I’ve believed for a long time that the reason was because of complaints of child sexual abuse.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

Crikey (Australian media) August 25, 2021. Journalist David Hardaker on Frank Houston and the NZ Salvation Army 

“It has since emerged that Frank Houston’s offending stretched back 50 years to the 1940s when he was a lieutenant in the Salvation Army in New Zealand, his country of birth. The New Zealand Salvation Army has confirmed to Crikey that in 2003 it received an allegation of abuse by Houston during his tenure at the Temuka Boys’ Home, near Dunedin on the South Island, between 1945 and 1948. (Houston resigned from the Salvation Army in 1952.) The Salvation Army said it met with the survivor of the abuse in 2003. The case has been sent to New Zealand’s Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, set up three years ago”.

Donald Elley of Bellingen: 

I’ve heard about Frank Houston doing crusades in rural areas of New Zealand, particularly amongst indigenous New Zealanders, the Maoris.

Frank’s son Brian mentions this in a romantic and euphoric way in his last book, ‘Live, Love, Lead’.

However, I’ve always had bad feelings about these crusades of Frank and his “love” and interest in the Maori people.

It’s sad to think that Frank was sexually abusing heaps of Maori boys in rural areas of New Zealand in the 1960s to 1970s.

Note of 18 November 2018

Frank Houston boy sex abuse victim, Brett Sengstock, known as boy victim AHA, who appeared anonymously at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has appeared on the Australian Channel Nine Sixty Minutes TV program recently to tell his story in person because he is dying of cancer.

Boy victim AHA Brett Sengstock – Brett is dying of cancer. Brett wants Brian Houston brought to justice for hiding and protecting his old pedophile dad from going to the clink – from 1999 when Frank confessed to November 2004 age he died.

 

Note of 22 April 2018

I know Hillsong and the Houstons better than anyone, having been at Hillsong from its beginnings.

Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father, came to Sydney from New Zealand in 1977. He was on the run from New Zealand police for untold and almost innumerable sex offences against little boys during the previous four decades.

I was at Hillsong before Brian Houston became a pastor in 1982, and before Hillsong was called Hillsong.

I helped Frank Houston build up Hillsong for a decade from 1981 to 1990.

The more I write about Hillsong, the sicker I feel. And the more I know about Hillsong, the sicker I feel.

But I go on writing, to warn people off Hillsong and to give Frank Houston’s multitudes of boy victims a voice.

My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Donald Elley

Donald Elley of Bellingen the writer of this blog-site. On my farm in Bellingen, NSW, Australia. My mission and goal is to destroy Hillsong. To expose it. To warn people off it. To set the record straight. To outline the truth about Hillsong.

Note of 27 October 2017

Pastor Brian Houston, the current head pastor of Hillsong Church Global is to face pedophile protection charges some time in the near future from the Australian police and authorities.

I’ve edited the article below reflecting current up to date information.

Frank Houston

“Pastor” Brian Houston pictured with his child rapist dad Frank. Brian hid and protected Frank from the Australian police from when Frank confessed in 1999, to when Frank died five years later in 2004.

This article and its updates

This article outlines the history of Pastor Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong and his secret sexual abuse of hundreds of little boys, male pre-teens and male teens over seven decades. This occurred for possibly 70 years if you include his grandchildren and ‘rent boys’ (underage male prostitutes).

This site is the most authoritative and comprehensive site on Hillsong corruption, Houston corruption and Hillsong pedophilia.

This article was first published on this site on 9 September 2012, prior to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of 2013 to 2016.

It has been updated since as more facts have come to light and more events have unfolded.

The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed from the New Zealand Salvation Army for sexually abusing boys.

Frank Houston founder of Hillsong was a lifelong secret pedophile

I’ve come to the conclusion from the evidence I’ve compiled over many years, and from my experience from 1981 to 2000 as an attender of Hillsong, in the 1980s as a senior lay pastor, and especially since hearing boy victim AHA’s testimony, that the Frank Houston was a lifelong secret pedophile who used the Christian ministry to secretly and stealthily, access little boys and young teens for child and under-age sexual abuse and child rape.

In other words, Frank Houston was first a pedophile. He was not at any time a genuine Christian or a genuine Christin pastor. Frank Houston was a wolf in sheep’s clothing all his life from his early teens.

Frank used Christian ministry to access little children.

Frank Houston’s primary sexual focus and preference was little pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

Frank liked male teens or young adult men if little boys were not available.

In his prime as a male in the 1960s to 1970s Frank had an insatiable sexual desire for little boys and young male teens. But mainly little boys.

A pedophile with a primary focus on pubescent children is a hebephile, a clinical psychological term. 

Hebephilia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Hebephilia is the strong, persistent sexual interest by adults in pubescent children who are in early adolescence, typically ages 11–14 and showing Tanner stages 2 to 3 of physical development. It differs from pedophilia (the primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children), and from ephebophilia (the primary sexual interest in later adolescents, typically ages 15–19). While individuals with a sexual preference for adults may have some sexual interest in pubescent-aged individuals, researchers and clinical diagnoses have proposed that hebephilia is characterized by a sexual preference for pubescent rather than adult partners.”

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile

Frank Houston was primarily a pedophile in that his sexual orientation and focus was primarily on pre-pubescent boys aged 7 to 11.

In my mind, this sexual orientation makes Frank Houston’s sex crimes against children even more heinous, especially since he was masquerading and pretending to be a Christian pastor.

Frank Houston’s crimes were not a one-off or an occasional dalliance in child sex crimes, but a lifelong secret and persistent activity involving hundreds, if not thousands of boy and male teen victims. 

Frank was bisexual

Frank was bisexual in that he had five children.

It is probable that Frank did not have sex with his wife after the birth of their five children.

No one will ever know since they both died in 2004. And Hazel was not the type to tell.

Hazel knew Frank was a pedophile from the 1940s when he was reported for abusing children while working at a New Zealand Salvation Army home in the 1940s. He was removed from the Salvation Army.

So Hazel was complicit, codependent, a protector of Frank and an enabler.

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Hazel and Frank Houston founders of Hillsong. In New Zealand in the 1940s.

 

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The secret lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston with his complicit, protective, lying wife Hazel. She knew about Frank’s “problem with boys” as she referred to it from the 1940s when Frank was removed as a Salvation Army captains for sexual abuse of little boys.

Frank was a homosexual 

In 1980, Frank Houston, aged 58, embarked on a four year homosexual affair with his young 23 year old worship leader Peter Laughton.

Peter Laughton

Peter Laughton, Frank Houston’s young worship leader and homosexual lover aged 23 in 1980.

Sexual involvement with a 20-year-old male, rather than with little boys and early teen boys, was an exception, although there is evidence of countless masked homosexual encounters over Frank Houston’s whole lifetime with males over the age of homosexual consent which is 16 to 18 in most Western countries.

Brian Houston. The leader of the Chosen Seven.

Pastor Brian Houston, current head pastor of Hillsong – Brian, who I knew personally for twenty years, has been recommended to the Australian police by the Australian Royal Commission to be charged with pedophile protection crimes.

Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church has been recommended for prosecution for pedophile protection crimes

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in its Findings recommended Pastor Brian Houston the current head of Hillsong Church be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches leadership associates conspired to conceal Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Note 19 October 2014

In early October 2014, The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse examined the Australian Assemblies of God (which has the new name Australian Christian Churches), Hillsong and Pastors Frank and Brian Houston.

If you are interested in down-loading the Royal Commission transcripts, testimonies of victims and other relevant documents go to http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au.

To read a series of my blog articles on the Royal Commission on this site, they start on 20 September 2014 with “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston. Part One. Royal Commission…”. If you google this title you’ll find it and other articles written by me on this my personal blog-site.

You can then scroll a few articles further into October 2014 and you’ll see all the articles sequentially in chronological order on “Hillsong. Pastor Brian Houston…” and Royal Commission materials.

If you know of any pedophile cases involving Pastor Frank Houston at any time anywhere in the world then please send me a message and I’ll email you back so we can confidentially talk about your case by email. No information will be published without your consent.

The following blog article on Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile activities was written on 13 September 2012 and it has been updated regularly as new information becomes available.

Blog article of 13 September 2012 (updated 27 October 2017)

The pedophile Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong

Pastor Frank Houston was the founder of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia in 1977. This was two years before his son Brian arrived in Australia.

Here are two advertisements for early Hillsong Church meetings in Eastern Suburbs, Sydney in 1977 published in the Sydney Morning Herald. .

The Sydney Morning Herald 9 July 1977.

 

The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 16 July 1977

Hillsong

Hillsong is by far Australia’s largest church numbering 30,000 in Australia. Its headquarters are in Baulkham Hills in Western Sydney.

It has churches throughout the world in twenty locations. Hillsong claims 150,000 in its network world-wide in 2021. This is a very small number of adherents if viewed on a global basis.

Hillsong is like the small dog on the big street. Because of its strong cash-flow and music resources, it has made a lot of noise globally, but most people can tell Hillsong is completely dodgy and a money-cult.

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Pastor Frank Houston was the head of the New Zealand Assemblies of God (AOG) from 1965 to 1977, and a prominent leader in the Australian Assemblies of God denomination from the 1980s to 1990s.

By the time Frank Houston confessed to secret pedophile crimes at age 77 he was revered across the Australian and New Zealand Assemblies of God movements as a great holy pastor, Christian leader and a great evangelist.

The truth is he was a rotten secret pedophile all that time, for many decades, probably since his early teens.

The Assemblies of God (AOG)

The Assemblies of God (AOG) is a Protestant denomination which started in the early 20th century in America and has spread across the planet. Its emphasis is on the Holy Spirit and the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, like faith, healing and speaking in tongues.

The Protestants

A Protestant denomination is a denomination (international church organisation) whose origins are in “Protesting” against the Church of Rome.

Protesting, often at the greatest risk to their lives, against the Roman Catholic Church’s errant doctrines, its power, its Popes, its Bishops, its mercenary Jesuits of old. And its domination and blood-letting and martyrdom of true believers throughout the world. For over 1700 years until modern times.

If you think I’m exaggerating then google “The Waldenses”, who were Protestants the Church of Rome genocided in parts of France in the 16th century, or “The Covenanters”, who the Church of Rome hunted and wiped out in 17th century Scotland.

The Jesuit mercenaries and Papist rulers of England desecrated their bodies after death and threw their corpses on rubbish tips as a warning to a fearful populace.

These were brave men who gave their lives for the cause of Christ.

Compare these very brave men and women to Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual masquerading in the disguise of a Christian pastor, whose coal-black dark secrets weren’t exposed until the last years of his life.

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Frank Houston pedophile founder of Hillsong “preaching up a storm”, as he’d like to say in the 1980s.

Frank Houston’s confession to being a lifelong secret pedophile

A two-year investigation of pedophile allegations going back to the 1960s, ordered by his son, Pastor Brian Houston, at the time head of the Australian Assemblies of God, and conducted by a prominent Australian AOG clergy on the AOG national executive, Pastor John Lewis, found that the allegations were true.

John Lewis

Pastor John Lewis on Nexus Church, Brisbane website. Died from cancer in 2020.

Frank Houston was banned for life from ever ministering in the AOG in Australia and New Zealand in December 1999 aged 77.

But he didn’t stop preaching and ministering and Brian and other AOG leaders allowed him free reign to preach and pray and prophecy over the unsuspecting.

These are the crimes of Brian Houston, John Lewis and other top ACC and Hillsong leaders.

Pastor John Lewis report in 2000 on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities with little boys

Death

Frank Houston’s life ended in shame in November 2004. He spent his last days contemplating his place in Eternity. The burdens of his dark secrets were troubling his mind until the end.

How would God treat him in the Hereafter? These were among many questions which plagued his dark mind as he faced that looming day. For from the evidence Frank Houston had been a pedophile since his early teens, a period of seventy years.

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I knew Frank Houston personally

This blog article is the first in a series of articles in which I will recall information, reflections and personal feelings on this gifted, strange and very tortured man, who I knew very well for two decades. Or at least I thought I did.

I worked closely with Frank Houston through the decade of the 1980s as a builder doing building fit-out and renovations for Christian Life Centre (CLC), Darlinghurst, as Hillsong was known in the early days, and as a lay leader.

I was a prominent and successful lay leader at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst, with ten home fellowship groups under my care. I pioneered these groups in the challenging Inner City of Sydney. I attended CLC again for a few years in the mid to late 1990s. I was there when Pastor Frank Houston got stood down and the whole organisation changed its name from Christian Life Centre to Hillsong in 2000.

I should add that I was a strong Christian prior to first attending Hillsong in 1981. This may have kept me safe from allowing Frank Houston to do stuff like lay hands on me in prayer. A highly dangerous event in hindsight for anyone. 

Frank Houston’s legacy

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like former co-head pastor of Hillsong City Campus, Pastor Jonathan Wilson, who is now pastoring in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy

with second wife

Jonathan Wilson, with second wife Dianne, in pastoring California. Dianne’s former husband Geoff is married to Jonathan’s daughter – a kind of fallen Pentecostal wife-swap.

Jonathan Wilson

Pastor Jonathan Wilson. Former Hillsong Senior Pastor. Likes pedophiles.

Pastor Brian Houston, and others like Pastor Jonathan Wilson who has strong links with Brian still, have tried to sanitise and re-invent Pastor Frank Houston’s life and legacy.

Jonathan Wilson told media at Frank Houston’s funeral in November 2012, “I regard Frank as a friend”. So Jonathan Wilson likes a lifelong secret child rapist parading as a Christian clergy as his friend. 

The reality is that no amount of spin and re-invention can remove the dark black stains of the seven decades long trail of child sexual abuse that “Pastor Frank” engaged in.

Pastor Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston. Growing fat while while he hangs out the victims of his dad’s abuse to dry. “Sorry victims of dad’s abuse, I’m a leading Christian pastor, but you’re on your own. Have a good life. Sorry again- Haha ha ha…By the way boy victim AHA, it was your own fault you were sexually abused by my father Frank – you tempted him. This is what Brian told the AHA (Brett Sengstock).

The seventeen boy and young teen known victims

I have verified seventeen or more victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child and teen sex abuse.

Everyone closely associated with this matter senses there are a lot more victims out there.

From the evidence there are over 400 boy, pre-teen and teen victims. Maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Many will not remember the incidents due to psychological defence mechanisms because of the trauma of the sexual abuse event(s).

And there would be, from the evidence, 1000s of male victims of masked homosexual and pedophile abuse.

Frank Houston: “I was very active as a pedophile in the 1960s and 1970s.”

Pastor Frank Houston after his confession to pedophilia in 1999 said to his son Brian, “I was very active as a pedophile at that time”. He was referring to the period from the 1940s to 1970s back in New Zealand, when he was in his 40s to 50s, when most of his known boy victims were sexually abused by him.

Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life

I believe Pastor Frank Houston was doing pedophile activities all his life from his early teens.

Frank got kicked out of the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was a Captain. It has now been established that it was for pedophilia.

Frank Houston was a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland, New Zealand..

Note 11 July 2020

I’ve been writing for many years that I believe Frank Houston sexually abused boys in the New Zealand Salvation Army from 1942. Frank Houston was a captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s. He was kicked out of that movement. It has now been established that my postulations on this matter were accurate.

The pedophile Frank Houston in one of his early disguises as a Salvation Army Captain in Auckland New Zealand in the 1940s to early 1950s.

David Fisher of the New Zealand Herald confirmed my allegations in an article in the New Zealand Herald today (11 July 2020):

“The Herald has confirmed that fresh allegations of abuse by the AOG’s former leading light, Pastor Frank Houston, have been provided to the Royal Commission. 

One allegation, that he sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka, opens up the span of Houston’s alleged predatory behaviour to cover decades.”

David Fisher is referring to the recent New Zealand Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse.

What organisation except Hillsong would still love its pedophile founder?

Pastor Frank Houston was a pedophile who used his Christian pastor’s ministry as a disguise and camouflage to gain the confidence and trust of innocent believing Christian families so he could access their children undetected for the purposes of sexually abusing them.

Pastor Frank Houston was never genuine in anything he did. He mocked us all. How could a man be a genuine Christian pastor when he was secretly a life-long hardened criminal pedophile? Its not possible.

Frank Houston Boy victim AHA

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014 at a Hearing in Sydney revealed a witness AHA, who was abused in the Sydney suburb of Coogee when he was an innocent little boy aged 7 to 12 years old, in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Boy victim AHA was brave enough to testify anonymously in person.

It made me cry.

It was real bad stuff indeed.

It made me very angry, particularly since Pastor Brian Houston, the son of Pastor Frank Houston, like Pilate in the Bible who washed his hands of responsibility for Jesus prior to his death, has washed his hands of responsibility to help and care for the boy and teen victims of his dad’s abuse, who are now in their 50s and early 60s.

If you go to my blog articles starting on Tuesday 7 October 2014, you’ll find all the horrific details of Pastor Frank Houston’s abuse of victim AHA including genitalia fondling, digital anal penetration, masturbation of the victim as he reached early puberty, and Frank Houston using and getting the victim to pleasure him over a period of five years.

My source is AHA’s testimony on Day One of the Royal Commission’s examination of Hillsong, where AHA spoke for most of the day.

It’s tragic, graphic, sordid, horrific and completely culpable by Hillsong, the Australian AOG and Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston has tried for 14 years to bury his father sexual abuse of children, sanitise it, and try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse. Picture: David Moir

Dah…“What we didn’t do is report it to police.” Brian Houston, son of Hillsong founder Frank Houston, is surrounded by media following his 2014 appearance at a Royal Commission into child abuse.

Pastor Brian Houston had tried for 14 years to bury his father Frank’s sexual abuse of children, to sanitise it, and to try to make it go away, but like a Frankenstein monster it has jumped from the grave and is now attacking and tormenting Pastor Brian Houston, his supporters and the whole Houston clan of three generations.

Frank Houston has long departed but the corruption lives on in the errant and corrupt behaviour of his offspring, particularly in the life and deeds of Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, the current Head of Hillsong mega-church.

Rev William Frank...enstein Hosuton, molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Rev William Frank…enstein Houston. Molester of little boys. The most corrupt Pentecostal priest since the day of Pentecost.

Seventeen Known Boy and Young Teen Victims

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse also mentioned six other little boy victims of Pastor Frank Houston in New Zealand in the 1960s. But there are many more.

I have been writing since September 2012 that there were six boy victims of Frank Houston in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in the 1960s.

My count of child sex abuse victims of Frank Houston:

I have evidence of 17 or more boy and male teen victims. 

I have evidence of two teen victims, Peter Fowler, who went public in the 1970s with the encouragement of the now deceased prophet Pastor Philip Powell and teen victim ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a direct result of Frank Houston’s sexual abuse.

From the testimony of the boy victims and the circumstantial evidence, I believe there were over four hundred victims of Frank Houston’s abuse. He confessed to Brian Houston, his son, in circa 1999, that he was very active as a pedophile, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s.

Here are the boy victims aged 7 to 12, and one teenager aged 15 years old:

1. Six 10 year old boys Pastor Frank Houston molested while Head Pastor of Lower Hutt Assemblies of God (AOG), Wellington, New Zealand in the 1960s, while at the same time, General Superintendent of the New Zealand AOG (from 1965 to 1977).

2. Sydney boy victim AHA (Brett Sengstock), as above revealed on Day One of Hillsong’s time at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014.

This is a particularly sordid case of repeated child sexual abuse of a little 7 year old boy by Pastor Frank Houston which continued for 5 years.  I have covered this case in detail in my blogs on the Royal Commission starting on the 7 October 2014.

3. One 15 year old boy, Peter Fowler, in the Lower Hutt AOG, New Zealand. The Lower Hutt AOG paid out Peter, but it wasn’t much money.

4. At least 4 boy victims at Assemblies of God Church camps in South Australia in the early 1970s. See my blogs on victim SA1 (my code name for him) dated 16 and 17 October 2014. SA1 was aged 11 years old at the tie of the abuse.

5. One young man in Auckland, New Zealand, ANZ1 (my code-name) who suicided as a result of the abuse. He was in his late teens.

I sense there are a lot more New Zealand boy, pre-teen and teen male victims.

7. One boy aged 8 years old, in a suburb near Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand. My code name for him is WNZ1. The abuse was very similar to the Royal Commission victim AHA.

WNZ1 believes there were more boy abuse victims in his suburb. See my blogs date 18 and 19 October 2014.

8. Frank sexually abused a child between 1945-1948 while helping run a Salvation Army children’s home in Temuka.

9. In the mid-1970s, a young man in Palmerston North told a visiting pastor he had been sexually assaulted by Frank Houston.

10. Boy victims in Waikato area of New Zealand in the 1960s. Frank was doing crusades often amongst Maoris. “Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.” Untold boy and teen victims. Impossible to know how many.

TOTAL: 17 and many more victims. 400 plus boy and teen victims based on the evidence. Maybe over 1000-2000 boy victims.

Boy victim SA1 from Adelaide South Australia

One of the victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s child sexual abuse at Kleimzeg Assemblies of God camps in South Australia in the early 1970s, SA1, contacted me after reading articles about Pastor Frank Houston on this blog site. He shared there were several other victims of Pastor Frank Houston’s pedophile abuse at these camps.

The epicentre of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities at these South Australian camps was the boy’s toilet block.  

The abuse involved the fondling of little boys genitalia and masturbation in the toilet block and bunk room. Pastor Frank Houston was very confident, blazen, perverse and tactile.

Yes Pastor Frank Houston. The greatest and most prominent AOG Pastor in Australia and New Zealand from 1970s to 1998, when the truth of his duality emerged.

Frank Houston was a secretive, manipulative, sordid, dishonest and heartless criminal pedophile for 70 years from the 1930s until his death in 2004. 

Pastor Brian Houston’s lies about the number of victims continues to this day

The official line of Hillsong Church and Pastor Brian Houston was that his father, Pastor William Francis “Frank” Houston only abused one boy in New Zealand 40 years ago.

This is the line that they held from the late 1990s to the Royal Commission in October 2014.

This is the view that was on their web-site for over a decade. When I was researching articles I wrote about Frank Houston and his pedophile activities in 2012, Hillsong’s website and all the accounts by Pastor Brian Houston and Hillsong media reflected this great lie.

This is the view they have told the Sydney Morning Herald and other newspapers.

This view is totally inaccurate and a blatant lie by Brian Houston.

It emerged at the Royal Commission that Pastor Brian Houston has known that this official view was untrue and a lie all this time.

Folks we’ve been all been deceived.

What is still lacking from Frank’s son, Pastor Brian Houston and the Hillsong Movement, which Brian controls, is any real degree of honesty and openness about Frank Houston.

For example, why won’t Brian and the AOG release the official AOG report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities?

Why didn’t Brian admit his father did numerous pedophile and homosexual acts, and not just one, like Brian portrayed for 14 years, until the Royal Commission exposed his lies? Why do Brian lie to us all? How can Brian lie like this and be a prominent Christian pastor?

Why is Brian Houston still lying about the number of victims telling Sydney’s channel nine reporter Leila McKinnon earlier this year when she asked how many victims Brian believes there are now, Brian hesitantly replied “six”. This is despite Brian knowing about at least 8 victims in 1999 and at least 9 victims in 2004. Why lie Brian? Who is the Father of Lies?

Was Brian Houston sexually abused by his rampant pedophile father Frank?

And the question lingers, was Pastor Brian Houston himself, and his brother Graeme, sexually abused by their father Frank?

Maybe that’s too personal for Brian to admit, if anything occurred.

Or maybe he can’t remember.

These dark memories are normally suppressed and buried by the defence mechanisms of the human psyche.

Brian’s brother Graeme has refused to attend church since his teens. Why?

Further, were Brian and Graeme aware of the accusations against his father while he was a lad?

The pre-adolescent little boys Pastor Frank Houston sexually abused in Lower Hutt were Brian and Graeme’s age at the time.

Brian even stayed with his dad at AHA’s family home in Coogee, while his father lay on top of victim AHA all night and abused him for the week of their stay on one of the many visits. One can see why pedophile Frank Houston liked to go to Sydney and stay at AHA’s parent’s house. Disgusting.

The pedophile Frank Houston’s overseas “evangelistic” trips overseas were really sex holidays away from his wife and people who he was accountable to.

Details of boy victim AHA’s sexual abuse

While Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of little 7 year old AHA, who is now 52, the skinny spider-like Pastor Frank Houston sexually molested him. He fondled his genitals, he fondled his little thighs and bottom, and he digitally penetrated him. AHA shared on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission that he froze with fear.

Boy victim AHA wondered, why was this hero of the faith, a godly man who my mum and dad loved, doing this to me?

Victim AHA lay frozen with fear as Frank Houston, the pariah, lay on top of him all night. The cats howled, the night birds cackled as the do in Australia, the dogs barked down the street and the garbos rattled their bins, and all this time through those long chill hours, Pastor Frank Houston lay on top of AHA doing awful creepy, very perverse things to AHA.

If you think I’m being too graphic, this is what AHA said at the Royal Commission. These are the facts the Royal Commission’s lawyer, Simeon Beckett, read out. These are the facts that AHA read out from his witness statement on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse in Sydney.

You can read AHA’s testimony at the Commission on http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad

It is interesting to note that victim AHA, who spoke anonymously at the Royal Commission, stated that Pastor Brian Houston accused victim AHA of tempting his dad and being the cause of all the trouble for his dad.

Pastor Brian Houston has denied this. I believe victim AHA because he sounded very honest and very coherent. Pastor Brian Houston hasn’t been honest about all this stuff for over 14 years.

The Royal Commission has also revealed how Hillsong, the AOG and Pastor Brian Houston have been heartless towards child abuse victims of Pastor Frank Houston and other AOG Pastor and leader pedophiles.

If you read my blogs on 7 to 10 October you’ll get drift.

Pastor Brian Houston the head pastor of Hillsong mega-church, a very wealthy “church” organisation, has refused to help the boy and young teen victims in any way

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow alf his father who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad's pedophilia has hit the fan?

Pastor Brian Houston. Living in the shadow of his father Frank who he adored. I wonder how he feels about his dad now the tsunami of his dad’s pedophilia has hit the fan?

Brian at the Royal Commission

At the Royal Commission on 9 October, when Pastor Brian Houston was the star witness, he wiggled and swirmed in the hot seat of the witness box. Then he straight out said they won’t help the victims in any way. The reasons are outlined in my blog articles on this site of 9 and 10 October 2104.

Pastor Frank Houston. Self-confessed pedophile.

Pastor Frank Houston. Creepy. Self-confessed pedophile.

Peter Laughton’s homosexual affair with Frank Houston

Since Peter Laughton, Pastor Frank Houston’s young worship leader, went public in 2007 about Frank’s abuse of him in the early 1980s, the Houston family have taken the line that Peter Laughton was a consenting male with their father Frank. In his early 20s at the time of his abuse in the early 1980s, Peter was over the age of consent which is 18 in Australia for consenting homosexual acts.

But is it ok before God for the most prominent AOG clergy in Australia and New Zealand, aged 58, to indulge in numerous sordid homosexual acts with his young worship leader?

At the time the homosexual liaison started Pastor Frank Houston was 58 and Peter was 20.

I fail to see how the Houston’s can dismiss this series of incidents with Peter Lawton so readily.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston. Total deviate and con-artist.

Pastor Frank Houston was attracted to boys, adolescent boys and men in their 20s. His sexual orientation was young and male.

Pastor Frank Houston was an active secret pedophile and homosexual particularly from the 1960s to the 1980s.

By 1990 he was 68 and his homosexual and pedophile libido seemed to have dropped off. I haven’t found any pedophile dirty old man Houston victims.

A reader of this site commented recently that he knew Frank Houston in the 1950s at Ellerslie AOG in Auckland, New Zealand. He wrote in a comment on this site that Pastor Frank Houston had fixation about male swimmers. There were some NZ Olympic swimmers training. A young Pastor Frank Houston used to go down to the local swimming pool to watch them training and perve on them.

If you knew Pastor Frank Houston at this time and you know of pedophile incidents could you please contact me. I suspect his pedophile activities started earlier than Lower Hutt AOG.

Frank Houston was sexually abused by his father Frank

At the Royal Commission, Pastor Brian Houston told the Commission that his dad had been abused by his father, also Frank. This is no secret because Pastor Frank use to share about this from the pulpit at Christian Life Centre in the 1980s.

Pastor Frank Houston openly shared how his dad was very mean to him and his mum. That his dad had an affair with the woman next door, based his wife, and other bad stuff. The ABC of Psychology says that people who were sexually abused as children often go on to sexually abuse children when they are older/ become adults. That’s a big subject.

Peter Laughton spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald in 2007

If you google “Frank Houston” or “Frank Houston abuse” you’ll find plenty of transcript of detailed sordid accounts of Frank Houston’s sexual activities with Peter Laughton.

Peter has given interviews to the Sydney Morning Herald.

In these interviews Peter speaks honestly and candidly about the homo-erotic activities Frank Houston led him to do. It’s interesting yet very sad reading.

Please bear in mind that Frank Houston was aged 58, and the most prominent AOG clergy at the time, and he was abusing a vulnerable and needy young man aged 20 who was his Church worship leader. Heavy stuff indeed.

The investigation and being caught

The release of the official AOG Report on Frank Houston’s pedophile activities is a document which would be helpful to the victims of Frank Houston’s pedophile activities. What is more important? Protecting Frank Houston’s legacy and reputation, the Houston name and Hillsong’s reputation, or allowing some healing and closure, not only to Frank’s numerous pedophile victims, but also to the countless others who were part of Christian Life Centre and Hillsong in the early days and who were deeply hurt and shattered by revelations of Frank’s secret activities.

Frank’s pedophile activities were not destined to remain a secret to his grave. By the late 90s the chorus of complaints was to become deafening. The AOG, and in particular, the then National Chief Executive Pastor Brian Houston, his son, were forced to investigate and do something about it.

Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst the second name for Hillsong

I personally knew Peter Laughton at Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst.

Peter was very talented singer, song-writer and composer. A nice guy. Sensitive. Artistic.

No one had any idea that Frank Houston aged 58 and a revered pastor and his worship leader Peter Laughton age 20 were involved in a four year homosexual affair from 1980 to 1984.

Extraordinary talent at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst

In those days Frank had gathered together some extraordinary musical talent.

Frank had recruited Pastor David Johnston from Los Angeles to found international Institute of Creative Ministries (IICM), a music, singing and dance Ministries School. David worked at Wesley College for decades since these times. David is a very talented pastor, violinist, composer and worship leader.

Trevor King was also there. Trevor now lives in Auckland,  New Zealand. Trevor is very talented on the piano and led the band and was the Music Pastor.

Geoff Bullock is another muso who owes his success to the Houstons. Unfortunately Geoff’s personal life became a train-wreck when his marriage fell over and his ministry has never recovered to the heights of his success under the Houstons. Particularly under Pastor Brian Houston.

Pastor Brian Houston is truly a king-maker. So much talent. So many scandals.

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful and supportive wife

Pastor Frank Houston with Hazel, his faithful, enabling and supportive wife- who knew he was molesting little boys for many decades. Hazel knew he was a pedophile since the 1940s.

Peter Laughton was looking for father love

Peter Laughton is a really nice guy.

Outgoing, talented and sensitive.

In Frank, Peter has said that he was looking for father love. The kind of love Frank gave him was secretive, self-gratifying and impure.

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses 

The pedophile is secretive and motivated by deep impure needs and impulses that they find impossible to control. Their victims are really just objects of their desire. There is no care or love towards their victims. For the pedophile it is “all about me”.

I wrote another 13 articles, which are on this blog-site, on this subject of Pastor Frank Houston from 13 September 2012.

My memories of the man and what I experienced during the 1980s and 1990s while attending Hillsong Church.

I have written over 200 other articles on Hillsong and the Royal Commission.

Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in the history of the planet.

I have come to the conclusion that Pastor Frank Houston is the worst Pentecostal Pastor in the history of the planet.

To do what Frank Houston did to little boys and teens all his lifetime, while maintaining the front of a holy man of God is the very gravest of sins known to mortal man.

Since I wrote this article in September 2012, and since the Royal Commission examined the Houstons and Hillsong, Simeon Beckett, the Royal Commission barrister, publicly recommended in December 2014 that Pastor Brian Houston be criminally charged by the NSW Police for not reporting and for sheltering a pedophile, his old life-long pedophile father, Pastor Frank Houston, the  founder of the Hillsong organisation.

In October 2015 the Royal Commission recommended Brian Houston for prosecution in its Findings.

Brian Houston s

Pastor Brian Houston, Pastor Frank’s son and successor. Facing pedophile protection charges which will wipe the smile from his well-fed fully, corrupt face.

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile protection crimes by Australian police on Thursday August 5, 2021.

Author: Donald Elley of Bellingen

Revision August 13, 2021

Introduction

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile protection crimes by Australian police on Thursday August 5, 2021.

In October 2015, the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in its Findings, recommended Pastor Brian Houston, the current head of Hillsong Church, be charged with pedophile protection crimes by the Australian police and authorities.

An official recommendation was passed on to NSW Police and the NSW Justice Department by the Royal Commission.

The crimes are that Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches top leadership associates conspired to shelter Brian’s father, the lifelong secret pedophile Frank Houston, from the NSW Police. Frank Houston confessed to a lifetime of secret child sexual abuse and child raping in 1999.

Pastor Brian Houston, his wife Pastor Bobbie Houston, Hillsong business manager George Aghajanian, Hillsong elder Nabi Saleh, President of the New South Wales Assemblies of God John McMartin, National Assemblies of God General Secretary Keith Ainge and all the other top Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leaders had a fiduciary and legal duty to report Brian’s father Frank to Australian police when he confessed in 1999.

They failed to do this.

The fiduciary duty of a church leader comprises a duty of care towards their congregation. To lead them, to protect them and to care for them.

Instead of reporting Frank Houston to police, the above Hillsong and Australian Assemblies of God leadership, gave Frank a slap on the hand and allowed him to go on preaching, prophesying and (God forbid) laying hands on AOG congregants wherever he fancied to go in his misnitry. Nothing changed.

This amounts to a very serious breach of fiduciary duty, a legal duty, and their conduct was a breach of many specific laws in New South Wales and Australia regarding church and community leaders.

The Origins of Hillsong Church:

Rev Frank Houston the Night-Stalker, preying on little boys in their childhood beds.

“Through the elder, and then the father of the victims, Barry learned of Houston visiting the Waikato area about 25 years earlier on a crusade.

Like the other cases – of which Barry was unaware until years later – Houston stayed overnight, and then descended on the boys after dark to sexually assault them in their childhood beds.”

New Zealand Herald July 11, 2020

Frank Houston and Brian Houston

Donald Elley of Bellingen July 31, 2021

The First Hillsong

The first name of Hillsong was Eastern Suburbs Christian Life Centre. The church met in Sherbrooke Hall, Double Bay, Sydney. The first meeting was on 16 July 1977 led by Frank Houston, Brian Houston’s father. 

CLC

Rev Frank Houston with young man at early Hillsong, called CLC Darlinghurst then, in 1980. This is the pedophile Frank Houston sneaking in a little homo hug on an unsuspecting young man who is lapping up the attention. There were hundreds like him. At this time Frank was having a secret homosexual affair with his young worship pastor Peter Laughton aged 23.

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong

This blog article is the most comprehensive account available anywhere of Frank Houston founder of Hillsong’s boy and teen sex abuse victims.

I have revealed them all to the world on this, my personal blogs-site. This has always been with their permission and their desire if their names are mentioned.

I do not search for victims. They always contact me.

I do not seek media publicity. They approach me for information.

Three new accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston 11 July 2020

Two New Zealand Herald articles of 11 July 2020 mention three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now.

The number of known Frank Houston boy and male teen victims I have identified is now 17 or more.

Recent revelations that Frank sexually abused boys in a New Zealand Salvation Army boys home in the 1940s and on evangelistic crusades amongst New Zealand Maoris have thrown the needle off the dial of my boy victim count.

It is no longer possible for me to put an accurate figure on the number of Frank Houston’s boy victims globally.

When I add in sexual abuse of little boys at a Salvation Army Boys Home in New Zealand in the 1940s and add in AOG crusades and ministry trips from the 1950s to 1960s in New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Chile and other the countries, the possibilities of the number of boy victims is endless.

I believe from the evidence there are over 400 boy and teen victims, maybe over 1000. Maybe 2000 plus.

Frank’s son Brian, who I know personally, said to Australian media in 2014, “We may never know the number of victims”.

Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston current head of Hillsong: “We may never know the number of dad’s boy sex abuse victims”‘

New Zealand Herald article of 11 July 2020 mentions three accounts of sexual abuse by Frank Houston that I didn’t know about until now