In the 1970s there were two Assemblies of God (AOG) pastors in New Zealand vying for prominence. One was Pastor Frank Houston in the south of the North Island in Lower Hutt, part of Greater Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.
In the more prosperous and developing north in Auckland was Pastor Neville Johnson at the Queen Street AOG, in central Auckland.
There was something of a move of God at Queen Street AOG in the early 1970s. By the late 1970s a church of 3000 was meeting in the Auckland Town Hall each Sunday under the leadership of Neville Johnson.
A single church with 3000 members was unheard of in New Zealand in those days. It was the largest church in Australia or New Zealand. The same size as Hillsong City Campus or C3 Oxford Falls in Sydney.
Those were the days before mega churches like Hillsong in Baulkham Hills, Sydney. 400 to 500 was considered a big church.
I went to Queen Street AOG in 1979 for almost a year. I was there just before the whole show toppled down.
I found Queen Street AOG big and impersonal after the smaller churches I was used to. Pastor Neville Johnson’s manner was suave, cool and egotistical. The ego and spiritual kudos really got too much after while.
I’m not really a big church person although I’ve spent a lot of time at larger churches.
I was at Christian Life Centre (CLC) Darlinghurst, an early name for Hillsong mega-church, and at Waterloo when it moved there in the late 1980s.
CLC Darlinghurst built the building at Waterloo in 1989 which is now named Hillsong City Campus and the Hillsong City Church. There were 1000 people at CLC Darlinghurst and about 2000 at CLC Waterloo in 1990.
Pastor Phil Pringle’s C3 Church had about 3000 members in 1997 to 2002 when I was there at Oxford Falls near Manly, Sydney.
I prefer the name Christian City Church. C3 sounds like a chemistry formula. CO2 plus C3 equals HS 3 in 1. Holy Spirit 3 in One. Oh Yeah. All those name changes. All those attempts to make the Holy Spirit better.
It doesn’t matter what you call your church.
‘The Church of the holy sawdust’. That’s more like it. Azusa Street went off in a converted stables, The folks sat on wooden crates with sawdust on the floor. The place still smelt of horse-manure.
Remember where the Lord Jesus Christ was born.
Pastor Neville Johnson in New Zealand, like Pastor Clark Taylor in Australia, got caught out with three adulterous moral failures.
Not three moral failures with one woman. Untold moral failures with three secretaries.
Pastor Neville Johnson liked to get blow jobs from his secretaries to break the monotony of prayer and fasting.
In those days everyone put the Pentecostal pastors on pedestals so high that there’s only one way to fall..that is down. Down down down. Three different secretaries.
Like Pastor Paul de Jong of Life Church in Auckland, Pastor Phil Pringle founder of C3 Church in Sydney, Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsong, Pastor Jonathan Wilson of Hillsong Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Pastor Benny Hinn and countless others, Pastor Neville Johnson was very suave, very spiritual and very urbane in his tailored suits with manicured hair.
No one would have imagined that Pastor Neville Johnson was getting blow jobs from his secretaries.
Worse, one of the secretaries Naughty Neville Johnson got his rocks off with was his associate Pastor Victor Johnston’s daughter.
Note Johnson and Johnston. These two men are not related. Note the “t” in Victor Johnston’s surname. This “t” or “cross” of being different to, but associated with, Pastor Neville Johnson was about to crush Pastor Victor Johnston.
Rev Victor Johnston taught at the New Zealand Bible College with Rev Reuben Donald Elley, my father.
I knew Victor from 1974 when my father took up the role of Professor in pastoral theology and evangelism at this institution.
It was later renamed Laidlaw College. Another name change by a church organisation to try to modernise the perception of the name. I like the name “New Zealand Bible College” so much better. Laidlaw College reminds me of Chris Laidlaw the All Black rugby football player.
Although from a conservative Baptist background, Rev Victor or “Vic Johnson” was open to the movings of the Holy Spirit. He was involved in the Charismatic movement which was at it’s peak in the mid to late 1970s in New Zealand.
Pastor Neville Johnson approached Rev Vic Johnston to head the Queen Street AOG Bible College called Zion Bible Training Centre.
This was a period of growth in the Assemblies of God in New Zealand. The lifelong pedophile Pastor Frank Houston resigned as Superintendent in 1977 and soon after Pastor Jim Williams, another lifelong pedophile was elected in his place. It is probable these two me were in a pedophile ring. There is evidence they aided, abetted and protected each other in respect to criminal child sex offences in the 1970s. Pastor Frank Houston had been sexually abusing children from the late 1930s. I have definite evidence of abuse from the 1960s, evidence of homosexual tendered from the 50s and he was sacked as a Captain in the New Zealand Salvation Army in the 1940s- I think for child sex offences.
For more information of Frank Houston, google his name and you’ll find my articles. I’ve written many.
Pastor Vic Johnson was head lecturer at Zion College.
Pastor Vic was a trained Baptist pastor with advanced theological qualifications. Vic lectured in the Old Testament at the NZ Bible College. He would have had at least a Masters in Theology maybe a Doctorate.
To lecture at NZ Bible College you would have to have had a Masters in Theology which means the lecturer had a Tertiary degree such as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) which took three years. A BA was required for a Bachelor of Divinity (BD) which took another 3 years. A BD was required to do a Masters of Theology (MTh). A MTh took one to two years. Total 7 to 8 years very challenging and hard academic study.
A doctorate might take a further one to four years depending on the specialty, the thesis and the Doctoral requirements of the University or Theological College. 8 to 12 years. a lit of knowledge and learning.
A BD required proficiency in Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek, which is different from the modern Greek language. A BD third year student would be required to read the Old Testament in Hebrew and the New Testament in NT Greek.
I explain this because in comparison Pastor Neville Johnson got his ministerial ticket from a Weetbix packet.
Pastor Neville Johnson’s teachings up to today are reflective of his lack of understanding of Biblical truth and his inability to rightly divide the word of truth.
Pastor Brian Houston of Hillsong in Sydney Australia went through his dad’s bible school at Lower Hutt AOG, the commonwealth Bible College. According to sources who were there, his father Pastor Frank Houston used the bible school as a place to have masked homosexual hugs and leg brushes and to seduce young men. He used the Lower Hutt AOG church as a hunting ground to sexually abuse little boys. A foul creature indeed.
I’m not sure what Brian learnt at such a bible course. His teachings and sermons are very random and lightweight.
Pastor Joel A’Bell, the head of Hillsong Australia, grovels to Brian before he speaks, “We’re looking forward to a delicious treat from Pastor Brian when he preaches soon”. Such unapologetic syrup.
Pastor Joel A’Bell of Hillsong, Brian’s associate senior pastor and Phil Pringle, founder and head of C3 Church in Sydney, Paul de Jong of the AOG Life Church in Auckland, Sean Stanton, Gary Canham, Terry Appel, Australian pastors, some who emerged into ministry under Frank Houston, have minimal or no formal bible training. Not one of them has a theological training of even the most fundamental level.
Pastor Phil Pringle regarded Pastor Frank Houston as his spiritual father. He probably had laying on of hands from Frank Houston too and needs prayer and deliverance from that.
The seductions of Pastor Neville Johnson’s three secretaries in the late 1970s in Auckland
Neville Johnston seduced a series of three secretaries of his when he was the Head Pastor of the 3000 member Queen Street Assemblies of God, then the largest Church in Australia and New Zealand, in the 1970s.
The fall-out of these acts with not one, but three successive secretaries was seismic and catastrophic in New Zealand Pentecostal and Charismatic circles in 1980.
The damage was irreparable. Many stopped going to church at all. How culpable is this man Neville Johnson, who has never ever repented of his adulterous sins. Never.
The victims of Neville Johnson’s lust included his seduction of his leading associate pastor Rev Vic Johnson’s very straight virgin daughter, who was Neville Johnson’s third victim.
This adulterous act shattered not only Vic Johnson’s daughter.
It shattered Vic and Hilda Johnston, two very fine and very godly warriors of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Vic Johnson had made great sacrifices to help Neville Johnson and be part of his team.
This was an extremely heartless and callous act of betrayal.
Vic and Hilda Johnson were life-long good faithful saints such as are rare on earth and very precious in the sight of God.
Very good and godly people. Very anointed, learned and gracious people like my father Rev Reuben Donald Elley. Very very godly people. The very salt of the earth. Old school rock solid Christians of immense good character.
They were shattered. Their daughter, who had cradled Pastor Neville Johnson’s penis in her mouth untold times, was shattered. It was an unholy unforgivable mess.
Vic Johnston’s daughter spilled the beans on what Neville Johnston was up to. This led to all three secretaries telling their story.
It was the same line of seduction. Neville Johnson had found a suitable typology scripture in the Holy Bible. He felt God revealed to him that he was a man who needed special sexual services from the young women around him. Very close and very special services.
Basically Neville Johnson is another sewer rat no worse than any other errant New Zealand Pentecostal AOG pastor who was to follow. And there is quite a list.
Pastor Neville Johnson had some kind of revelation from the Holy Bible that it was Ok to have spiritual concubines who gave you blow jobs in motels where you were praying and fasting. The secretary came along to make the tea and give blow jobs.
Neville Johnson loved Old Testament patterns and typologies.
To me these are the babbling in philosophies and speculations the mighty Apostle Paul says to avoid but to Neville these were the creme de la creme.
He still thinks like this today. Super spiritual. Super deceived. Super dodgy. Neville Johnson- to be shunned and avoided at all costs.
Neville Johnson had some kind of revelation from the Holy Bible that it was Ok to have spiritual concubines who gave you blow jobs in motels where you were praying and fasting. The secretary came along to make the tea and give blow jobs.
Pastor Victor Johnson, who was a close ministerial friend of my dad from the NZ Bible College, told dad that he was completely shattered by the breach of trust towards both his beloved single daughter, who was forever tainted by Neville’s corrupt seed, and he felt terribly betrayed by Neville personally. Vic and his wife Helda shared with me about the extreme hurt too.
Rev Victor Johnson came across from the New Zealand Baptist scene in Auckland at great personal cost to help Neville Johnson. This action was at great personal cost, and it attracted massive criticism of his move by conservatives at the New Zealand Bible College and many in the Baptist church movement in New Zealand.
Possibly this travesty and betrayal of his daughter and his family by Neville Johnson shattered him irreparably inside.
This may not have been the case, for Victor Johnston was a great and very humble man of God.
Victor was very strong, godly, gentle, loving and experienced. But it shook him to the foundations of his life. The whole thing. His single devoted very straight old-school faithful daughter soiled by the man he trusted, the embarrassment of being caught up in Neville Johnson’s demise, and the whole embarrassment of it happening in front of Rev Victor Johnson’s critics and sceptics.
To make matters worse Neville Johnson refused to admit his wrong and kept trying to justify his adulteries from the Holy Scripture. Quite a space cadet.
The damage to Queen Street Assemblies of God and the Pentecostal movement in New Zealand cannot be described.
Queen Street AOG were part way into building a massive building down by the wharves near Auckland Harbour Bridge. By the time it was finished there were only 400 people left attending in a space that can hold 3000.
Neville Johnson scurried away to Perth, Western Australia, where he is still ministering today.
So there you have it folks.
The twin satanic princes Lucifer counter-sowed into New Zealand Pentecost at the time of the Smith Wigglesworth Revival, New Zealand’s greatest revival in 1922.
Frank Houston in Wellington.
Neville Johnson in Auckland.
One would have thought Neville Johnson would have been finished after these major indiscretions and the incredible damage to the body of Christ, but no, the show must go on.
I’ve invited The Holy Copulator II, otherwise known as the coolest Pope Pete of Hillsong Baulkham Hills and Hillsong New York City to be a guest on my blog site and and to discuss Neville Johnson and his past-times with me.
Here he is.
Welcome Brian err St Peter of Hillsong Super-church Baulkham Hills Sydney with holy Houston Hillsong outposts throughout the unholy world. Otherwise known as Saint Corpus Copulator II.
Brian err St Peter of Hillsong’s father Rev Francis “Frank” Houston is Saint Corpus Copulator I.
Pastor Neville Johnson is Saint Corpus Copulator III.
Pastor Pat Mesiti a pastor of both Hillsong and C3 mega-churches is Saint Corpus Copulator IV.