Hillsong Church founder Pastor Brian Houston, has revealed he is set to start a new online ministry and church in 2024. This is coming nearly two years after he formally resigned as global senior pastor of the megachurch network amid revelations that two women made allegations of misconduct against him.
The 69 year old Pastor announced on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, that he and his wife, Bobbie, are gearing up to launch a new ministry.
“Bobbie and I are starting a weekly online ministry and church in 2024,” he wrote last Wednesday. “I’m excited about building this new community.”
Houston didn’t share any additional details about what the new ministry will entail.
The announcement comes about two months after Houston’s daughter Laura Toganivalu and her husband, Peter, who resigned earlier this year as global pastors of Hillsong’s youth ministry, Hillsong Young & Free, also announced the launch of a new church, according to The Christian Post.
Houston was forced to step down from Hillsong’s boards in September 2021 as he faced criminal charges related to allegations that he concealed sex abuse committed by his father, Frank Houston, decades earlier, after he heard about it in 1999.
Hillsong Church announced in January 2022 that Houston was stepping down from his role at the church’s helm for all of 2022. Houston denied any wrongdoing, and in August, an Australian court found him not guilty of the charges.