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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. 

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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

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 Houstons 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 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.

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.

Unlike Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual, whose coal-black dark secrets which weren’t exposed until the last years of his life.

frank houston

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 death’s looming days. 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

In all 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).

Plus 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.

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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

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

Donald Elley of Bellingen August 15, 2021

Donald Elley

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

Donald Elley of Bellingen November 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The pedophile mind works like this.

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

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

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

Frank Houston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frank Houston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very active. How active? We may never know.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sean Stanton

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

Pastor Gary Canham

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

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

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

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

Phil Pringle

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

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

gay rights boys

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

Hi there. i'm gay.

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

Geoff Bullock. Famous Christian singer and musician. More a

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

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

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

Paul and Maree de Jong

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

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

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

The creation of a religious monster:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One day it will fall apart and collapse.

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

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

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. 

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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

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 Houstons 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 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.

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.

Unlike Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual, whose coal-black dark secrets which 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 death’s looming days. 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

In all 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).

Plus 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.

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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

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

Donald Elley of Bellingen August 15, 2021

Donald Elley

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

Donald Elley of Bellingen November 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The pedophile mind works like this.

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

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

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

Frank Houston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Western Australian slang word for pedophiles is rock spider.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Very active. How active? We may never know.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sean Stanton

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

Pastor Gary Canham

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi there. i'm gay.

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

Geoff Bullock. Famous Christian singer and musician. More a

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

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

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

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

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

Paul and Maree de Jong

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

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

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

The creation of a religious monster:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One day it will fall apart and collapse.

In fact both Satan and Frank Houston want it to.

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

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. 

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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

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 Houstons 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 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.

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.

Unlike Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual, whose coal-black dark secrets which 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 death’s looming days. 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

In all 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).

Plus 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.

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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.

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile protection crimes by Australian police on Thursday August 5, 2021.

Author: Donald Elley of Bellingen

August 11, 2021

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.

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. 

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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.

Introduction 

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 at Temuka 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”‘

A 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.

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 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 Houstons 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 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.

Note written on 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.

Unlike Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual, whose coal-black dark secrets which 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 death’s looming days. 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

In all 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).

Plus 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..

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.

The 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 this past Thursday August 5, 2021.

Donald Elley of Bellingen August 7, 2021

Brian Houston of Hillsong was charged with pedophile protection crimes by Australian police this past 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.

Pastor Brian Houston and his Hillsong and Australian Christian Churches 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.

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.

Introduction 

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.

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”‘

A 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.

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 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 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 Houstons 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.

frank houston

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 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.

Note written on 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.

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 15,000 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.

Unlike Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual, whose coal-black dark secrets which 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 death’s looming days. 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 Wilson’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, but 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 that he regarded 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 pedophile, masked homosexual, homosexual and homoerotic activity that so-called “Pastor” Frank Houston, a complete fallen evil deviate, 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

In all 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 1000s.

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

Plus 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 said to his son Brian, “I was very active as a pedophile at that time”. He was referring to the period from 1960 to 1975, when he was in his 40s to 50s when all the known 12 boy and 2 teen 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 1950s. He was a Captain. I believe it was for pedophilia.

Does anyone have any evidence on this? Can anyone talk to the New Zealand Salvation Army?

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

It was so long ago and I doubt if Salvation Army records about his dismissal accurately reflected what transpired, if they still exist, which is unlikely.

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. I believe 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.

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.”

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.

The 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 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.

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. 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.

Introduction 

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.

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”‘

A 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.

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 Global Church 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 five or more 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 was a lifelong secret pedophile

I have 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 desire for little boys and young male teens. But mainly little boys.

A pedophile was 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 orientation makes Frank Houstons sex crimes against children even more heinous, especially as he was masquerading and pretending to be a Christian pastor.

Frank Houston’s crimes were not a one-off or occasional issue with 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 in later decades.

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 Salvos.

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

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Hazel and Frank Houston founders of Hillsong. New Zealand 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 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.

Note written on 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 a new name of 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 stuff.

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.

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 15,000 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.

Unlike Frank Houston, who was a secret life-long pedophile and covert homosexual, whose coal-black dark secrets which 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 and long-time fully corrupt mind as he faced death’s looming days. 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 Wilson’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, but 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 that he regarded 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 pedophile, masked homosexual, homosexual and homoerotic activity that so-called “Pastor” Frank Houston, a complete fallen evil deviate, 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.

The seventeen boy and young teen known victims

In all 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 1000s.

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

Plus 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 said to his son Brian, “I was very active as a pedophile at that time”. He was referring to the period from 1960 to 1975, when he was in his 40s to 50s when all the known 12 boy and 2 teen 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.

He got kicked out of the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1950s. He was a Captain. I believe it was for pedophilia.

Does anyone have any evidence on this? Can anyone talk to the New Zealand Salvation Army?

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

It was so long ago and I doubt if Salvation Army records about his dismissal accurately reflected what transpired, if they still exist, which is unlikely.

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. I believe 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.

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.”

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.

Its 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.

The 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.

Here is 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, 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.

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 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.

Rev William Francis “Frank” Houston.  Founder of Hillsong Church in Sydney Australia in 1977. Over 400 boy sex abuse victims of Frank Houston. Self-confessed pedophile. Confessed to lifelong secret child sexual abuse of little boys, male pre-teens and male teenagers. But mainly little boys aged 7 to 11. Frank Houston – The worst Pentecostal pastor since the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago. A Son of Lucifer. Frank Houston’s eyes are black like Lucifer’s.

Donald Elley of Bellingen March 30, 2021

Friends of Christian Life Centre Facebook group 

There are 451 Christians who are members of Friends of Christian Life Centre Facebook group.

Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst, known as CLC Darlinghurst is the second name and second location of Hillsong. The first name of Hillsong was Eastern Christian Life Centre. It met in Sherbrooke Hall, Double Bay, Sydney.

CLC

The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 16 July 1977

I joined Friends of Christian Life Centre Facebook group last year to see what was going on and to collect more photographs from my time in Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst, Sydney in the 1980s.

I was richly rewarded with hundreds of photographs of Frank Houston, his wife Hazel, young Brian, young Bobbie and heaps of enthusiastic CLC young people.

Here is my favourite photograph from my foraging on that site.

Frank Houston with young man at early Hillsong, CLC Darlinghurst. This is the pedophile Frank 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 worship pastor Peter Laughton. 

Friends of Christian Life Centre Facebook group has 451 members, less one member makes 450 members. Today I resigned from this group. I was sick over the fawning of this group over Frank, Brian and the fully corrupt Houstons. The Addams Family of Pentecost.

I resigned the group by posting an old article of mine, “Pastor Brian Houston smokes a big fat cigar”.

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Rev William Francis “Frank” Houston.  Founder of Hillsong Church in Sydney Australia in 1977. Over 400 boy sex abuse victims of Frank Houston. Self-confessed pedophile. Confessed to lifelong secret child sexual abuse of little boys, male pre-teens and male teenagers. But mainly little boys aged 7 to 11. Frank Houston – The worst Pentecostal pastor since the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago. A Son of Lucifer. Frank Houston’s eyes are black like Lucifer’s.

Donald Elley of Bellingen March 30, 2021

Friends of Christian Life Centre Facebook group 

There are 451 Christians who are members of Friends of Christian Life Centre Facebook group.

Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst, known as CLC Darlinghurst is the second name and second location of Hillsong. The first name of Hillsong was Eastern Christian Life Centre. It met in Sherbrooke Hall, Double Bay, Sydney.

CLC

The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 16 July 1977

I joined Friends of Christian Life Centre Facebook group last year to see what was going on and to collect more photographs from my time in Christian Life Centre Darlinghurst, Sydney in the 1980s.

I was richly rewarded with hundreds of photographs of Frank Houston, his wife Hazel, young Brian, young Bobbie and heaps of enthusiastic CLC young people.

Here is my favourite photograph from my foraging on that site.

Frank Houston with young man at early Hillsong, CLC Darlinghurst. This is the pedophile Frank 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 worship pastor Peter Laughton. 

Friends of Christian Life Centre Facebook group has 451 members, less one member makes 450 members. Today I resigned from this group. I was sick over the fawning of this group over Frank, Brian and the fully corrupt Houstons. The Addams Family of Pentecost.

I resigned the group by posting an old article of mine, “Pastor Brian Houston smokes a big fat cigar”.

Read the rest of this entry »