WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Hillsong Has Purged Brian Houston’s Preaching from Hillsong Website

Four days ago, Hillsong interim Global Senior Pastor Phil Dooley announced that Brian Houston, founder and former Global Senior Pastor of the 150,000-member, prosperity preaching, heresy-weaving multisite church committed several “indiscretions” with two women. Dooley previously led the South African campus and took over leadership duties from Houston in January so the founder could focus on his upcoming court case where he’s been accused of concealing the sexual abuse of a 7-year-old boy by his deceased father more than 30 years ago.

One of these involved sending a staff member flirtatious messages about a decade ago“It was along the line of, ‘If I was with you, I’d like to kiss and cuddle you,’ words of that nature.” The second one was more recent, and it involved a visibly intoxicated Houston spending almost an hour in a woman’s hotel room alone with her, after a Hillsong conference at Qudos Bank Arena in 2019, with Dooley explaining that Houston violated Hillsong Pastor’s Code of Conduct.

Prior to these revelations, it was thought that Houston would be stepping away until his trial was up and then would reclaim his role, having already resigned from 18 of 19 Hillsong-related boards in preparation. Now, however, the prevailing wisdom is that he was forced to do both by the board, who were grappling with the fallout from this new scandal, and after Houston refused to take steps in keeping with repentance.

In an exclusive, we can confirm that while Houston’s fate remains uncertain, it does look grim, after Hillsong pulled down nearly all Houston’s preaching and teaching from Hillsong Channel, completely purging the website of his videos.

All 10 seasons of Brian Houston’s preaching are gone, along with both seasons of his “Art of Leadership.” Despite Houston being gone, other Hillsong pastors and personalities are featured. It is not just his channels, however. The current site also features 10 years of “Best of Hillsong Conference,” all of which have purged Houston’s videos from them.

Below are 2019, 2018, and 2017 conferences, with Houston’s preaching nowhere to be seen. The rest of them, dating back to 2010, have likewise followed suit.

While no announcement has been forthcoming, this by itself is a bold move for Hillsong, which has been embroiled in scandals for years, on account of their wretched theology and the way it has manifested. A few of the highlights include:

Hillsong Christmas Features Shirtless Men Drumming to Worship Songs
Lavish Lifestyles of Former Hillsong Pastors Revealed
Brian Houston Shuts Down Hillsong Dallas Church Amid Controversy
Sex Offender Denied Bid to Work at Hillsong, Despite Endorsements from Members
Hillsong Church Does Satanic Buddhist Dance During Christmas Service
Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz Engaged in 5-Month Long Affair with Muslim NYC Designer
Video: Hillsong Pastor Says he has the ‘Hillsong Starter Pack’: Fedora, Leather, Boots, Skinny Jeans, and Hot Wife
New Hillsong Church Professionally Partners/Consults with Facebook to Build Better Church + Pastor Signs NDA over Details

During their Sunday service, the first since the revelations came out, Dooley told the congregants:

“Let me remind you. Our church, as I said, is built on Jesus, not just on any one person. Beyond a board, beyond an eldership, we need these elements, they matter and we want to make sure they are done well. But our hope and our trust is in Jesus. We are guided by the word of God and the Holy Spirit of God, and we will continue to ask God for wisdom and guidance and strength in this season.”

We have reached out to Hillsong for comment but have not heard back from them at the time of publication.

51 thoughts on “WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Hillsong Has Purged Brian Houston’s Preaching from Hillsong Website

  1. HillsongChannel.com is still advertising Brian Houston TV on its homepage.
    And you can still access sermons by Pastor Brian (& Bobbie) Houston on Hillsong’s YouTube Channel.
    This I know that God spoke to me very powerfully through a couple of Brian Houston’s sermons in recent months.

    1. God spoke to me very powerfully too when I visited my first (and last) hillsong conference in 2014 when Brian said:

      “Don’t ever think that serving God is a “narrow path”. People make it so narrow! So negative! So legalistic! And they make it into a narrow path! And I think that’s one of the devil’s great strategies. Here at Hillsong church, let’s decide to live a big life!”

      “You enlarge the path under me. It’s not the path that’s narrow. I believe God wants to challenge you to have bigger dreams. Have a wider belief. Build a bigger church. Amen! Be a bigger spirited person. Have bigger thinking! Because it’s a big and a wide path.“.

      Here is what the word of God says in Matt 7:13-14
      The Narrow and Wide Gates
      13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

      Really? He totally just twisted Matthew 7 to suit his man centred prosperity theology. This was blatant and added to his attitude of pride and arrogance on the stage… God showed me that this man is a wolf and I wept throughout the conference for there were thousands of people lapping it up and cheering for this stand up comedy/ Ted Talk show disguised as a Christian conference. The following verses in Matthew 7 summed up the rest of my stay there( Matt 7:15-23) . .. So yes, God spoke to me powerfully through HIS WORD at hillsong conference. I’ve seen and heard enough of his “sermons” and seen that much of the fruit of his ministry is rotten. Many are starting to see that now too.

      Look, I do know that in spite of all that is wrong in hillsong, that God does still draw people to Himself and there are many who seek to follow Jesus there so I’m not discrediting what you may have learned. I’m just curious to what you think God spoke to you through Brian. I’m asking out of genuine concern because I do believe the church needs to be warned about people like him.

      1. I know you read a lot of reviews and news to earn jobs online. Some people don’t know how to make money and say they’re faking it. hjk . I have my FIRST check for a total of $10,000, quite interesting. Just click and open the page to click on the first statement and check….
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        The jobs…. https://brilliantfuture01.blogspot.com/

  2. Why is there a big banner at the top of your website advertising the Hillsong United – Chris Tomlin Tour? Hillsong is paying you to place that ad, so you are accepting money from Hillsong.

    Don’t start with the BS that you have no control over the advertising on your website. You most certainly do have total control over what appears on your website.

    Hillsong may have pulled Brian Houston’s sermons from the on-demand section of the Hillsong Channel website, but Houston’s programs are still being shown on the Hillsong Channel live stream.

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