Facing criminal charges, Hillsong Church founder and pastor Brian Houston said this week he is stepping down from his role on various church boards in order to allow them to “function to their fullest capacity.”
Houston, the senior pastor of the Australia-based congregation, was charged by police last month with concealing child sex offenses and is set to appear in court in October. The incident allegedly took place during the 1970s. Houston said he was “shocked” by the charges and is innocent.
Houston, in an email, revealed he is stepping down from the church’s boards. The Roys Report posted a copy.
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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Michael Foust