A string of scandals have prompted big changes at Hillsong.
At an update meeting, it was revealed that the Global Board of the Sydney-based church is being overhauled.
Four former board members have transitioned out. They are Hillsong General Manager George Aghajanian, Hillsong UK leader Gary Clarke, property development company Hillscorp Executive Director Phillip Denton and Gloria Jean’s Coffee Chairman Nabi Saleh.
Two additional departures from the board are International Ministry Director Darren Kitto and Benjamin Houston, son of founding pastor Brian Houston, who resigned earlier this year following accusations of indiscretions. Kitto and Houston both resigned from the board.
The remaining Global Board members are Tolu Badders, Hillsong NYC’s chief operating officer and executive pastor, Sibo Nxumalo of Hillsong Africa, Russell Dacre of Hillsong UK and deputy board chair, Hillsong Interim Global Senior Pastor Phil Dooley and Hillsong Chairman Stephen Crouch.