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Hillsong Founder Resigns For A Second Time Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Pastor Brian Houston has stepped down again from his position as the Hillsong Church leader after being accused of hiding his late father’s child sexual abuse.

According to the New York Post, an internal probe found that former Hillsong Church senior global pastor Brian Houston had two “very serious” inappropriate interactions with two women. He allegedly committed “indiscretions” against them while under the influence of pills and alcohol.

“We would like to advise you that Pastor Brian Houston has resigned as Global Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church and the board has accepted his resignation,” the church told members in a website post.

“Hillsong Church was birthed out of Brian and Bobbie’s obedience and commitment to the call of God and we are extremely grateful for all that Brian and Bobbie have given to build His house. We ask that you continue to pray for them, and the entire Houston family, during this challenging time.”

The church has been swimming in controversy for the past couple of years.