Two former European pastors have accused Hillsong co-founder Brian Houston and the church’s general manager of sending threatening emails during a dispute over the transfer of their church, cash, and assets to Hillsong Australia, according to ABC News in Australia.
Last month, Hillsong’s Sydney-based global pastor Brian Houston resigned after the church revealed it had received complaints from two women about his behavior. For further research, the Berean reporters at Australia-based Churchwatch Central have been chronicling the alarming developments over the past several years and has a series of articles on the downfall and legal action lead up to Houston’s announcement and resignation.
Since then, nine Hillsong branches in the US have broken away from the church.
Now, ABC Australia reports that the former lead pastors of the Kyiv and Moscow churches say they too attempted to break away from the church in 2014. They say they ultimately chose to hand over their churches and assets after Brian Houston threatened to open a rival Hillsong church in Kyiv. Read Story Here