The song has apparently stopped for Hillsong co-founder Brian Houston as he steps down from the church’s leadership following an internal probe.
For the past two years, the megachurch founder has had at least complaints about him regarding his relationship with women.
In the first case, he had reportedly sent inappropriate text messages to a church worker, who resigned soon after because she couldn’t bear working in the same establishment with him after his advances.
In the second instance, he’d reportedly entered a lady’s room and spent forty minutes there. In a statement from the church soon after, Hillsong has stated that the pastor had abused his medications and alcohol and had ended up where he probably shouldn’t be. His conduct had been of “serious concern” to the church.
However, there’s no indication of a sexual encounter between the lady and Brian Houston.
Yesterday, Wednesday, March 23, Hillsong had stated that Brian had resigned from his post at the Australian church after an internal investigation found evidence of alleged misconduct.
It was a time of “humble reflection,” the church noted in its statement, acknowledging Brian Houston’s resignation and accepting the same. However, amid the Brian Houston controversy, the church also noted reviewing its governance structure.