It’s your fault. You tempted my father.
– Brian Houston to his father’s 7 year old child rape victim.
Artwork by Donaldelley
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuseseemingly exposed multiple Australian church denominations for their coverup of heinous sex crimes against children. As I predicted and published in 2013, the Royal Commission took a ‘sampling approach’ to the massive child trafficking network known as the Australian churches. The Commission’s approach buried the true nature and scope of church involvement in organised child trafficking. The Royal Commission featured notable cases from each of Australia’s major denominations including the Roman Catholics, Salvation Army, Jehovah Witnesses, Anglicans and Assemblies of God. None of these were new revelations, but cases that had already been prosecuted or published in the mainstream press. I will now follow suit and highlight one case example – Hillsong.
Azusa Street Origins
The Australian branch of the Assemblies of God (AOG) was founded in 1937 and is our largest Pentecostal movement. It has approximately 1,000 affiliated churches. In 2007 the AOG changed its name to Australian Christian Churches (ACC). The AOG was a soft CIA target due to its Azusa Street ‘revival’ roots. The AOG claim to be a separate movement, but the pioneers of the Australian AOG movement were themselves influenced by Azusa and AOG USA.
The Azusa Street ‘revival’ was started by Charles Fox Parham. In 1907, Parham was arrested and charged with sodomy in Texas. William Seymour received ‘Holy Spirit baptism’ while at Bible school under Parham. Seymour began preaching about Holy Spirit baptism in a barn/warehouse on Azusa Street. A ‘revival’ began in April 1906 and lasted until 1913. During this time, thousands of people visited 312 Azusa St. to receive the Holy Spirit baptism, and thousands of Pentecostal missionaries established churches around the world.
Pentecostals and Charismatics revere Azusa as a genuine move of God in restoring the Church to true power and authority. However, the Azusa street meetings were filled with spiritualist mediums, hypnotists, and other occultists. While Pentecostals view Azusa as the birthplace of modern Pentecostalism, orthodox theologians expressed a completely different opinion of the movement:
- ‘the last vomit of Satan.’ (G. Campbell Morgan)
- ‘emphatically not of God, and founded by a Sodomite.’ (R.A. Torrey)
- ‘..delusions and insanities. . . pandemoniums where exhibitions worthy of a madhouse or a collection of howling dervishes,’ ‘heavy toll of lunacy and infidelity.’ (H.A. Ironside)
- ‘Satan’s preachers, jugglers, necromancers, enchanters, magicians, and all sorts or mendicants.’ (W.B. Godbey)
- ‘the conduct of those possessed, in which they fall to the ground and writhe in contortions, causing disarrangements of the clothing and disgraceful scenes, is more a characteristic of demon possession, than a work of the Holy Spirit.’ (Clarence Larkin)
Hillsong Links to Azusa
Four independent Pentecostal organizations survived the Azusa movement, including the AOG USA which formed in 1914. AOG USA produced closet gay pastors Jim Bakker and Paul Crouch who co-founded TBN before their 1973 fallout and built Disney-like Bible-themed parks. Crouch’s granddaughter won $2 million damages after Jan Crouch buried her rape at age 13 years by a TBN employee.
The AOG USA also produced kooks like William Branham who claimed an Angel called ‘Emma’ appeared, conversed with him, and gave him spiritual gifts. Branham influenced New Zealand pastor Ray Bloomfield, under whom Frank Houston served as assistant pastor.
Frank Houston’s church meetings were replete with the same strange physical manifestations witnessed at Azusa, John Arnott’s ‘Toronto blessing’, Brownsville, Pensacola, and Lakeland ‘revival’ featuring adulterous Todd Bentley who also claimed to be visited by Branham’s angel, Emma.
Frank Houston had John Arnott from Toronto, and Randy Clarke (who supposedly started the Toronto Blessing) preach at his Sydney AOG Church. Frank Houston was filmed attending the Brownsville ‘revival’ with founders John Kilpatrick and Steve Hill, and he had Lila Tahune of Bronwnsville Pensacola speak at his Sydney church.
Kundalini Rock Spider Rock Cult
A cancer is spreading throughout protestant Christendom, a Kundalini rock spider rock cult called Hillsong. Its founder adopted a slicker, more lucrative business marketing approach than his pedophile father who tolerated knicker-flashing middle-aged women embarrassing themselves by thrashing about the floor like tuna on a trawler boat. A former Channel 7 technician who worked with the TV team who filmed Frank Houston’s church every week, recently described to me how actors faked ‘miracle healings’ for the cameras every week.
Brian Houston removed the plaque fixed to Hillsong Church which stated that Frank Houston founded it, and he used his ill-found ‘prosperity’ to fund his facelift, hair transplant, and his wife’s boob job. Hillsong’s renovated, conservative image proved PR palatable for Prime Ministers, Police Commissioners, and pop stars who ignored Frank Houston’s irrelevant indiscretion. Mind controlled Hillsong slaves bark, ‘Don’t touch God’s anointed!’ at the suggestion their plastic dictator concealed crimes. Hillsong franchises continue to open shop the world over, most recently breaking into the lucrative US market. Numerous other churches of various denominations imitate the Hillsong corporate model. Most Australian churches pay for the right to use Hillsong’s B-grade pop tunes.
In October 2014, the Royal Commission held a public hearing into the responses by the AOG/ACC and affiliated Pentecostal churches to allegations of child sexual abuse made against Pastor William Francis (‘Frank’) Houston in 1999 and the response of Sydney Christian Life Centreand Hills Christian Life Centre (now called Hillsong Church) to those allegations. The Royal Commission also examined the response of the AOG/ACC to the allegations.
Frank Houston was an ordained Salvation Army officer at age 18 in New Zealand. He changed denominations twice, first to the Baptist church, and in 1960 he established his first AOG NZ church. From 1965 to 1971 he rose to the position of AOG NZ Superintendent. During those years, Frank Houston often visited Australia to preach.
In 1977, Frank Houston established the Sydney Christian Life Centreand was based in Australia. In 1978, Frank Houston’s son, Brian Houston, and daughter-in-law, Bobbie Houston, joined the ministry there. In 1983, Brian and Bobbie Houston founded the Hills Christian Life Centre and the two churches merged in 1999 renaming itself Hillsong Church in 2001. Today Hillsong Church spans 12 countries including Australia. According to Hillsong, 11,000 people attend the Baulkham Hills site of the Hillsong Church each weekend and 35,000 across Australia.
Both the Sydney Christian Life Centre and Hills Christian Life Centre were affiliates of the AOG. Brian Houston was the National President of the AOG from 1997 to 2009. Today Hillsong Church is an affiliate of the ACC.
Royal Commission Victim ‘AHA’ (CS18) was first sexually assaulted by Frank Houston at age 7 years in 1969. His family members were good friends with Frank Houston who often visited from New Zealand to preach. In 1969 and 1970 Frank Houston, sometimes with his family, came and stayed in AHA’s home in Sydney. Frank Houston would enter his bedroom at night and sexually assault him while he was staying with them. This happened numerous times over a period of years but stopped when he reached puberty.
In October 1998, AHA’s mother attended an AOG church called Emmanuel Christian Family Church and disclosed there that Frank Houston had sexually abused her son about ‘30 years ago.’ The senior pastor of that Church at the time was Pastor Barbara Taylor. Taylor and ‘evangelist’ Kevin ‘Mad Dog’ Mudford visited AHA’s house that evening and confronted the victim about his abuse disclosure.
In December 2002, further allegations of child sexual abuse were made by another victim, ‘AHG’ that Frank Houston sexually abused him in New Zealand.
In 2004, Frank Houston suffered an aneurism in the care of a non-Hillsong nurse and died in the shower. NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione attended Frank Houston’s funeral to honour the serial child rapist.
In February 2009, Brian Houston was told of further pedophile allegations concerning his father’s rape of victim ‘AHH’ more than 30 years previously in New Zealand.
The Royal Commission concluded, no allegations of child sexual abuse against Frank Houston were referred to the police and no civil proceedings had been commenced in Australia relevant to allegations against him. The Royal Commission chastised Brian Houston for not reporting the abuse allegations to the police.
Brian Houston emerged from the public hearing to be confronted by a woman at whom he repeatedly screamed: ‘I AM NOT A PEDOPHILE!’ Security guards had to restrain Brian Houston from lunging at the woman.
What Hillsong and the Royal Commission Covered Up
That is the official story fed to the public. Now let me share what I heard from Hillsong victims and witnesses, of how the CIA systematically infiltrated the AOG, and how the satanic cesspit called Hillsong came to be.
Frank Houston was more perverted than ‘plain vanilla.’ Trainee pastor Peter Laughton was 21 years old and Frank Houston was in his 50s when the talented young musician moved into the home Frank shared with his wife Hazel. Behind every Ahab there is a Jezebel, and Hazel Houston knew all about her husband’s antics from the start. Even after the truth began emerging, Hazel pushed for Frank Houston’s pastoral restoration, citing the Biblical story of King David’s affair with a married woman. Frank Houston took advantage of Peter Laughton with Hazel’s knowledge.
HILLSONG – THE CHURCH WITH NO ANSWERS
David Marr, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 August 2007
A fallen leader of faith
FRANK HOUSTON was a charismatic preacher and a sick man. He won famous souls for Hillsong – jockey Darren Beadman was one of his scalps – and sexually abused young men.
He was about 60 when he undertook to cure 23-year-old Peter Laughton’s homosexuality. ‘My counselling sessions by the senior minister were nothing more than sexual abuse disguised in the form of the need of a father’s love and discipline,’ Laughton says. ‘Through my naivety, I enjoyed the naked beatings, the eternal bum caresses and masturbating into bottles, among other things.’
Laughton was training to be a pastor. He says the abuse continued for about four years until 1984… Laughton’s faith went first. He tells the Herald that before leaving the church in the early 1990s he gave an account to another pastor of the abusive therapy he’d received. But as far as Laughton is aware, no action was taken against the old man until he was forced into retirement by his son Brian after an allegation of pedophilia emerged in about 2000…
Burying his father in 2004, Houston declared him a man who made mistakes but a preacher ‘in a class of his own.’
Brian Houston’s Attempted AOG Takeover
Brian Houston was once heard talking with his mother Hazel about starting his own denomination. Brian responded: ‘Why start your own when there is a perfectly good one that you can take over?’ He meant the AOG.
Brian Houston’s AOG takeover attempt began in 1997 when he ran for the top Executive position, AOG General Superintendent (renamed National President). The current National President, Andrew Evans of Paradise AOG in South Australia, had held the office for 20 years. Andrew Evan’s 2IC Phil Hills ran against Brian Houston for the 1997 leadership position. Credentialed ministers were entitled to vote, plus each church could nominate additional voting delegates at the rate of 1:100 congregants. Brian’s own church, Hills Christian Life Centre (renamed Hillsong) was a mega church with thousands in attendance and therefore had incredible voting strength. To win the vote, Brian Houston bused hundreds of voting delegates to the 1997 Adelaide conference. That is how Brian Houston became AOG /ACC General Superintendent/National President for the next decade.
Prior to hillsongification, AOG churches were traditionally structured to run from the congregation up, and pastors were answerable to the people. Brian Houston’s own Hillsongchurch was an incorporated entity run from the top down, which gave him absolute authority. Brian Houston used his position as National President to restructure the entire AOG organisation so that it too ran from the top down. This effectively gave the National Executive total control of the Australian AOG denomination. Many pastors within the AOG movement changed the governance of their own local churches to Brian’s model, which gave local pastors incredible powers over their congregations, and in turn handed incredible power to the AOG Executive.
Brian Houston’s takeover plan was interrupted by public revelation of his father’s child sex crimes, and his focus subsequently turned to damage control. Brian Houston then used his position as National President, and the new power structure, to silence victims and coverup his father’s emerging pedophilia. Another damage control move was Brian Houston taking over Frank Houston’s Sydney church and merging it with Hillsong in 1999, before the AOG Executive officially acknowledged Frank Houston’s pedophilia.
1999 – National Executive Coverup Began
Everyone on the 1999 AOG Board was complicit in protecting pedophile Frank Houston, as captured in the minutes of a ‘Special Executive Meeting’ (22 December 1999) attended by John Lewis (Chairman), Brian Houston, David Cartledge, P. Hills, Steve Penny, Alun Davies, Danny Guglielmucci, Wayne Alcorn, and Keith Ainge who conspired as follows:
- It was agreed that the minutes of this meeting be kept confidentialand in a special file.
- It was noted that an allegation has been made against Rev. Frank Houston, of a single act of sexual abuse more than 30 years ago. The complainant does not wish to be identified and does not wish to make a formal complaint, but Frank Houston has confessed to the act.
- It was agreed that the president of the AOG (Brian Houston) has acted appropriately in suspending the credential of F. Houston, standing him down from ministry and calling this special meeting of the National Executive.
- It was agreed that:
- Houston’s credential be withdrawn forthwith
- He be invited to enter the AOG restoration program
- He be placed under the supervision of Ian Woods (State Superintendent NSW)
- He refrain from Public ministry for 12 months
- He not receive his credential until the NSW Superintendent recommends to the National Executive at the expiration of at least two years
- He be offered counselling support if required.
- It was agreed, in the interest of the complainant, not to notify the movement of this disciplinary action. (This is in line with our restoration policy)
- It was agreed that B. Houston notify F. Houston of the decisions of the Executive.
- It was agreed that J. Lewis and W. Alcorn meet with ‘Mad Dog’ Mudford and inform him of the action that has been taken by the Executive.
- It was agreed that B. Houston meet with the complainant and explain the process of discipline and restoration that has been followed. It was agreed that he be assured that his identity has not been disclosed at the Executive meeting and his desire for anonymity has been honoured. It was agreed that he be offered counselling if he desires it.
- It was noted that legal advice has been obtained as to our obligations in this matter.
- It was agreed that any inquiries in relation to this matter be directed to J. Lewis.
AOG Knowingly Placed Kids at Risk
The AOG Executive lied to Australian ordained pastors concerning why Frank Houston resigned from his position. In a Special Executive Meeting report (dated 22 November 2000), Brian Houston outlined accusations that were raised against Frank Houston’s ‘inappropriate sexual behaviour with boys around 33 years ago’ in New Zealand, ‘involving between two and five people.’
A ‘Special Elders Meeting’ was convened on 29 November 2000 to ‘discuss matters relating to the apparent moral failure by Frank Houston some 30 years ago.’ This reads, ‘Announcement to Church/s: It was agreed that a simple announcement concerning Frank’s retirement would be sufficient at this stage.’
A National Executive ‘Report on trip of John Lewis and Keith Ainge to New Zealand and Sydney, 28th29thNovember 2000’ reads: ‘A total of six specific allegationshave been investigated by the New Zealand executive relating to improper touching of genitals.’ This letter indicates a total of four victims were identified, and that ‘at least 50 pastors in New Zealand are aware of the allegations… John Lewis Stressed that the Australian Executive preferred not to publish a statement… unless rumours became so bad that it was considered in the best interests of all concerned. The New Zealand executive greed with this approach.’
The AOG National Executive prepared a vague statement (dated 8 December 2000) ‘as a response to individuals if they hear rumours and approach the executive for clarification.’ It reads: ‘The National Executives of the Assemblies of God in Australian and New Zealand have had the very sad responsibility of investigating claims of a serious moral failure against Frank Houston.’
The National Executive sent all Australian ordained AOG pastors a letter (dated 24 December 2001) telling them, ‘Pastor Brian Houston received a serious accusation against his father, Frank Houston,’ and advising pastors, ‘We can’t see any reason for this to be announced to your church or further afield.’
So, the National Executive knew Frank Houston was a serial pedophile, yet informed AOG local pastors of a single incident. The Executive verbally perpetuated the lie to inquiring pastors that Frank Houston experienced a ‘one off’ moment of ‘moral failure’ with a ‘consenting 16-year-old.’ Because local pastors were unaware of Frank Houston’s crimes, the serial predator continued to preach and access AOG children right up until his 2004 death. I was given a recording of a sermon Frank Houston gave one month before his death in which he repeatedly commented on all the ‘good-looking little boys’ seated in the audience. This recording, plus witness testimony, contradicts the claim by AOG Executive and Brian Houston that Frank Houston suffered advanced Alzheimer’s toward the end of his life.
Brian Houston Systematically Restructured the AOG
Originally, the AOG National Conference was not an ‘entertainment spectacular replete with motivational speakers and workshops.’ It was a simple gathering of ordained AOG pastors, a collective of autonomous fellowships which governed in voluntary cooperation. The pastors nominated and voted on its representatives who served the fellowship at district, state and national levels.
Yet Brian Houston restructured the AOG so that District leaders were selected by the State, and State leaders were appointed by the National Executive, and nominations to State, District and National leaders were approved by the National body. Brian Houston passed the restructuring off as a ‘biblical model’ of implementing ‘vision.’ He claimed God spoke to the executive relative to the direction of the movement, and they would lead the AOG into destiny. The restructuring in fact made the executives a select and elite club of Brian sycophants that left no means for rank and file ministers to rid themselves of corrupt leadership.
Brian Houston rewarded people who were complicit to the Frank Houston coverup (including like Ian Woods, John McMartin, Donna Crouch and Joel Abel) with positions on the National Executive. This ‘closed shop’ structure ensured the coverup stayed covered up.
The final blow to AOG leadership accountability occurred when Brian Houston removed the right of Pastors to raise business from the floor at the AOG/ACC Biennial Conference. UntilBrian Houston and his minions did this, any ordained AOG pastor could ask embarrassing questions from the floor at National Conference. This right was removed under the pretence of ‘streamlining’ things because AOG were a ‘growing movement’ and had to change for the sake of efficiency, and not consume valuable Conference time with mundane business matters that could be more efficiently dealt with on a day to day basis, etc.
The new AOG inquiry / complaints process was for Pastors to submit their questions to the District, who would submit them to the State, who would submit them to the National Executive for inclusion in the agenda (but only if they deemed the questions worthy). Every tier of governance was now stacked with ‘Brianites’ so nothing ‘uncomfortable’ would be raised at Conference, and dissenters were quickly and quietly identified. Obviously, questions about Frank Houston’s sex crimes and the Executive coverup of the same never made it to Conference for open discussion, under the new system. Further, the once freely available printed Directory of pastor’s names, addresses and contact details was done away with, leaving the Executive with the only means of contacting ordained ministers en masse.
2009 – 2019: Brian Houston Steps Aside, Yet Still Pulls Strings
After 10 years of coverup and restructuring to protect himself, Brian Houston resigned from the Executive in 2009. He was replaced by Wayne Alcorn (President) and Alun Davies (VP) who have held the same offices to date. Wayne Alcorn was Brian Houston’s partner in crime at the infamous 1999 meeting. The 1999 Executive members were bound by their criminal actions and fear of discovery. So, although no longer a National Executive, Brian Houston continued his influence via Hillsong staff who were on the Executive, especially Donna Crouch and Joel Abel whom he promoted and made wealthy following their involvement in burying Frank Houston’s pedophilia.
Big Bucks Passed Between Hillsong & AOG
Brian Houston also maintained influence over the AOG/ACC Executive by paying them $300,000 per year in dues. State and National dues are like a ‘franchise fee’ where local churches pay a percentage of their congregational tithes and offerings to the State and National Executives. The 2007 NSW Executive Meeting Minutes reveal, the State alone received at least $150,000 per annum; the National Executive typically received a similar amount. So, Brian Houston and Hillsong bought their enormous power and influence within the ACC.
The money flowed both ways, since the AOG/ACC would recommend their local pastors attend the annual Hillsong Conference plus the Women’s Conference run by Brian’s wife Bobbie. The AOG/ACC also endowed Bobbie with the position of National leader of Australian Christian Women(ACW) which directs thousands of Australian women to her annual ‘Colour’ Conferences. Thus, the AOG/ACC National and State conferences have become more Hillsong than ever and the local AOG/ACC churches are increasingly adopting a Hillsong style.
Hillsong music is never free, despite their gushing over how God gave them the lyrics and tunes. They pimp their merchandise to local, often struggling, AOG churches and charge copyright license through CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International), another money hungry scam that violates everything Jesus Christ stood for. The Biblical Jesus Christ condemned using a ‘house of God’ as a place of commercial trade and so stormed through his own church in a rage, tossing furniture and whipping people.But Hillsong sheep typically do not read the Word, for if they did, they would not support Hillsong.
Hillsong’s commercial trading does not end there. Hillsong affiliates founded the Gloria Jeans café franchise. Some US mega-churches contain McDonalds outlets. In fact, most churches have replaced the traditional post-service cuppa and homemade slice with commercial cafes located within church buildings. The Biblical concept of tithing to feed the poor, widowed and disabled is replaced with paying for a pastor’s fancy house and car, and wages for church positions that were once voluntary. Thus, most churches denominations have become apostate, just as the Bible predicted. Most churches have thrown out their Holy Ghost inspired, spiritually effective blood worship wings and hymns and replaced these with repetitive, poorly written shite rock and heavy metal which are thrashed out by the next Australian Idol wannabe. The Bible has been edited based on a discarded translation found dumped in an Egyptian monastery, by occultists and sexual perverts to omit Lucifer’s name, and stamped with occult symbols from my childhood.
Post Royal Commission: 60 Minutes & NSW Police
By 2014, Frank Houston and his crimes were long buried. Everyone swallowed Brian’s Houston’s claim that his father’s ‘moral failure’ was a ‘one off’ incident. Brian Houston and his partners in crime might have gotten away with the coverup had it not been for the Royal Commission’s 2014 Public Hearing into Case Study 18. Simeon Beckett, council assisting the chair at the Royal Commission recommended that Brian Houston be referred to the police for concealing his father’s child rapes.
SENIOR COUNSEL CALLS FOR HILLSONG FOUNDER TO BE REFERRED TO POLICE
Rick Morton & Dan Box, The Australian, 20 Dec 2014.
HILLSONG Church founder Brian Houston should be referred to police for investigation after he failed to report child sexual abuse carried out by his father, the royal commission’s senior counsel has found.
Simeon Beckett, counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, also found Brian Houston – who was national president of the Pentecostal church umbrella organisation Assemblies of God when he heard about the abuse – had a “conflict of interest” and never told police about his father Frank Houston’s abuse of a boy from the age of seven in 1970…
Mr Beckett also found the Assemblies of God offered Frank Houston a chance to return to his ministry, despite the allegations and the fact this was against policy.
The police dropped the investigation due to a ‘lack of evidence.’ Yet there had to be prima facie evidence for the Royal Commission to recommend prosecution in the first place. Some believe police dropped the case due to Brian Houston’s close friendship with NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione.
On 23 October 2018, NSW MP David Shoebridge publicly called for legal action against Pastor Brian Houston for his pedophile protection crimes:
It is now 49 years since the abuse started, 19 years since Brian Houston was aware of it, and three years after the royal commission delivered its damning report, yet nothing has happened. It is a fact that Brian Houston is a close friend of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who mentioned him in his inaugural speech as one of his guiding lights. It is a fact that Brian Houston is also a friend of the former police commissioner of New South Wales Andrew Scipione. Police Commissioner Scipione attended at least one annual conference of Hillsong and numerous services and is reportedly on a first name basis with Brian Houston. In December 2016 then Premier Baird opened the Hillsong Epicentre in Baulkham Hills, with his friend Brian Houston in attendance. There is compelling evidence that Brian Houston knew, while he was a church leader, about the abuse and about the hush payments, and that he failed to tell the police. This is a crime. We have sent correspondence to the police commissioner urging action. We have yet to receive a reply.
AHA has contacted my office for help. He is suffering from a life-threatening illness and is concerned justice will not be served in his lifetime. This would be a further obscene betrayal. Earlier this week the Prime Minister delivered a national apology. Survivors responded that it is actions, not words, they want. The royal commission told us a lot about power – how it can stand in the way of justice and how the powerful can exploit the powerless. The problem is that despite this week’s apology the powerful still seem to be immune from prosecution. No-one, regardless of their friends, should be beyond the reach of the law. This weekend Mr Brian Houston will continue to preach, and this weekend AHA will continue to demand the justice he deserves.
Having weathered the Royal Commission, the only thing that bound Hillsong to the AOG/ACC was the civil action against them by victim AHA. 60 Minutes journalists identified victim ‘AHA’ as Brett Sengstock and revealed that although both AOG/ACC Hillsong and AOG New Zealand acknowledged that Frank Houston repeatedly raped Brett Sengstock, Hillsong and the AOG spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on lawyers and tactics to deny him compensation and silence him altogether. Because Brett Sengstock was dying of cancer and at risk of losing his home to costs, he abandoned hope of justice and compensation, and instead signed the ‘Cease and Desist’ order AOG imposed on him in 2018.
Brett Sengstock told the Royal Commission that Brian Houston accused him during a phone conversation:
You know, it’s your fault all this happened. You tempted my father.
Brett Sengstock’s terminal cancer prognosis finally let Brian Houston and Hillsong off the hook, and they no longer needed the AOG/ACC. So, immediately after Brett Sengstock signed the order, Brian Houston broke away from ACC to form his own global denomination. This move saves Hillsong $300,000 per annum in dues. Yet Hillsong retains the benefits of a loyal following from within the ACC who buy Hillsong music, and who attend the Hillsong Conference and Women’s Colour Conference. The only loser is the AOG/ACC who are left holding the can.
Unfortunately for Brian Houston and his pedo-protecting minions, the NSW legislation changed in late 2018, making concealing child sex abuse a ‘serious’ rather than a ‘summary’ offence. 60 Minutes confirmed the police investigation is active and ongoing:
60 MINUTES: CHURCH FOUNDER UNDER POLICE INVESTIGATION OVER HANDLING OF FATHER’S SEX CRIMES
Garry McNab (60 Minutes Producer), 9News, 18 November 2018.
Brian Houston, the founder of the Hillsong Church, is under investigation by New South Wales police over his handling of the sex crimes committed by his father Frank Houston… In 2014, Brian Houston gave evidence before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse, which later found he had failed to take the matter to the police and had a conflict of interest in dealing with the complaints against his father. It has emerged that in the wake of the Royal Commission’s findings, NSW Police began looking into his handling of his father’s crimes, an investigation that was suspended because of lack of evidence. A NSW police spokesman said the investigation has been reopened and is now ‘current and active.’
If convicted, Brian Houston will never be allowed to enter the USA again, which he won’t like because he has just built himself a US mansion in true US TV evangelist tradition. In fact, Brian Houston could be deported back to New Zealand rock he crawled out from.
Justice for Brett
Of the 1999 AOG Executive, David Cartledge is dead from a brain tumour, while Danny Guglielmucci and Steve Penny both have advanced cancer. Ian Woods, the former NSW AOG President who sheltered Frank Houston at his church in the Hawkesbury and was promoted to the National Executive, fittingly died of prostate cancer. Miraculously, while multiple Hillsong executives who targeted Brett Sengstock to hide Frank Houston’s crimes are dropping from cancer – Brett is hanging on.
Please pray for healing, justice and compensation for Brett, and a well-deserved criminal conviction for Brian Houston.
NZ Commission into Institutional Abuse
Trouble is also brewing for Brian Houston in New Zealand where a Royal Commission into abuse in state care was expanded in late 2018 to include those abused by faith-based institutions such as churches and religious schools. Many AOG insiders suspected that Frank Houston was raping boys back when he was a Salvation Army officer. Allegations are now emerging that Frank Houston raped kids while a Salvation Army Officer in NZ, that the Salvos kicked him out for pedophilia, that the Salvos failed to report his pedophilia crimes to the police, and that all this was common knowledge within the Houston family – something Brian Houston as strenuously denied since 1999.
The NZ Royal Commission will highlight that the Australian and NZ AOG Executives were well informed that that Frank Houston raped 15-year-old Peter Fowler plus six boys aged 10 years in Lower Hutt NZ in the 1970s. The NZ Executive sent all 50-plus NZ AOG pastors letters informing them of the assaults 1998, and they paid Peter Fowler $25,000 compensation in 2003.
Australian AOG Pastor and General Secretary, Phillip Powell, tried to expose these crimes from 1981 onwards, by sending faxes to Christian Life Centres (CLC) offices. Powell’s faxes accused Frank Houston of sexually assaulting children and gave specific details of various assaults. Donald Elley read one of these faxes while working at Hillsong in 1983 and questioned Frank Houston about them. Pastor Powell continued sending the faxes until the 1990s when Frank Houston finally admitted he was a pedophile. In response, Frank and Brian Houston viciously and publicly slandered Phillip Powell and destroyed his reputation and career.
Phillip Powell supported Frank Houston’s NZ child rape victim Peter Fowler. Here are relevant excerpts an email (dated 8 October 2014) Peter Fowlers sent Philip Powell:
I have not been invited to appear at the [Australian] Royal Commission, as my evidence relates to events that occurred outside Australia. However, I have given extensive evidence by telephone and the RC solicitors contacted me again today to ask if there were any questions I would like them to pose to Brian Houston when he appears tomorrow. I said that there were two:
NZ AOG formally advised me in 2003 that Brian Houston, Hillsong, Australian AOG and the Houston Family refused to cooperate with their investigation regarding my allegations and that they may have also deliberately obstructed the criminal investigation of Frank Houston’s sexual abuse in New Zealand.
- Why did Brian Houston refuse to cooperate and why did he ultimately obstruct the NZ investigation?
- Did Brian Houston, Hillsong or the Houston family, compensate NZ AOG for the $25,000 settlement that they made with me in 2003?
The overwhelming thing that remains for me is what I perceive deeply as the inherent evil of Hillsong and all that it represents. You know exactly what I mean… the worship of wealth and materialism and the lack of any social justice in its approach to community and the Christianity it claims to represent. I find it abhorrent and deeply offensive. Hillsong is not a ministry in any sense of the word I understand. It is essentially just a business and its primary objective is profit and the creation of wealth for its shareholders…Brian and Bobbie! I imagine they will survive the Royal Commission with insincere words and PR designed to protect their empire. Unless Hillsong implodes due to greed, criminality or excessive consumption, I expect it will go on to the greater strength and power, damaging many lives and falsely representing Christ in the process. I can only hope that they will eventually be revealed…in this world or the next, for what they really are…the moneychangers who defiled the temple of God!
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves —Matthew 21:12–13.
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, President Trump rejected Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s request to bring Brian Houston to the Whitehouse for dinner. While Trump’s savvy administration recognised that dining with a pedophile protector currently under police investigation is a PR train wreck – our own Prime Minister did not. Scomo’s public endorsement of Brian Houston is an insult to child abuse victims.
Listen here to a 3AW interviewwith Brett Senstock on Dinnergate.
Hillsong, Ritual Abuse & Antony Kidman
I chose Hillsong as my case example to illustrate a point: Where there is smoke there is fire. Whenever you see an institution engaging in child abuse coverup implicating police commissioners and prime ministers, know that the true story involves ritual abuse, mind control, and CIA child trafficking.
Hillsong took a Scientology approach to managing Frank Houston’s child rape victims. Hillsong pumped millions of dollars (leeched from its mind-controlled masses and disgusted Australian taxpayers) into stalking, harassing and legally threatening victims, and bribing AOG Executives into assisting the coverup. This is because like Scientology, Hillsong is a CIA cult cut-out.
I have been contacted by multiple Hillsong victims (or their parent/therapist/pastor) whose testimonies combine to create a clear picture of Hillsong’s connection to Antony Kidman and CIA child trafficking. Here are some brief examples:
- A 24-year-old woman told me Hillsong prostituted her from age two to 22 years, and that Hillsong delivered her to Antony Kidman who subjected her to mind control procedures.
- A therapist told me her client was subjected to ritual abuse and mind control perpetrated by Antony Kidman via Hillsong.
- A mother said Hillsong targeted, abducted, prostituted and murdered multiple children, and subjected her daughter to MK-ULTRA soldier/assassin training. She supplied me with supporting documentary evidence that NSW Victim Services compensated her two children for witnessing Hillsong ritually murder 10-year-old Helen Karipidis in an upstairs room inside Hillsong church during a 1988 Christmas service. The mother also said Hillsong Youth Workers abducted 10-year-old Samantha Knight whose disappearance was falsely pinned on a scapegoat. The bodies of Samantha Knight and Helen Karipidis were never found. Both girls attended Hillsong kids club prior to their disappearance.
Hillsong, PIE & Communists
In 2017, I published the following letter on my blog sites:
Thank you for standing up to these criminals. I have information for you which you might find interesting. I have to remain anonymous because going public would severely compromise my capacity to investigate this crime-ring.
In 1971 an Adelaide barrister from the Communist Party of Australia created the precursor to what later became the Pedophile Information Exchange. This lawyer was the late ELLIOT JOHNSON. The Pedophile Information Exchange was formed from earlier pedophile groups such as the Lewis Carroll Collectors Guild and the (homosexual) Peter Pan Club. Another founder of this organization (from the Peter Pan Club) was FRANK HOUSTON who also founded the pseudo-church The Assembly of God. Houston was pastor of the Surrey Hills Christian Centre which later morphed into Hillsong Church. Houston was an organizer for the Peter Pan Club when he was contacted by Elliot Johnson and asked to assist in forming a “united front” for organized pedophilia. This resulted in the formation of the Pedophile Information Exchange in February 1973. This organization was then exported to the United Kingdom.
I knew Johnson personally and I have always detested the man. I have heard Johnson boast of having killed Japanese prisoners of war in Papua New Guinea during WW2. Here are some quotes from Johnson;
‘I shot half a dozen in one afternoon’;
‘I shot dozens and dozens of them’;
‘The others would bayonet them or cut their throats, but I was more humane about it – I shot them in the back of the head.’
Johnson had a law degree at the time and knew perfectly well that his actions were a breach of the Geneva Convention. Johnson was a war criminal. Upon return to Australia Johnson became an operator for the Communist Party of Australia. This included bullying and indeed killing any Party dissidents.
The Communist Party loaned Johnson 50,000 pounds which Johnson used to found the Adelaide law firm Johnson and Withers. Johnson also bought a house and a flash motorcar. The loan was forgiven for services rendered.
In 1947 a man was found dead on Somerton Beach in Adelaide. This murder remains unsolved. The victim was a GRU man working for the USSR. He was collecting information on the development of British weapons in Australia. The Communist Party of Australia supported him and other Soviet agents (such as HV Evatt) with sexual services. The GRU man had been paired up with a local woman communist who he got pregnant. The naive chap then thought that he could marry the woman and live a family life in Australia. He contacted the Dept of External Affairs (called DFAT now) and asked for advice. However, that Dept had been so penetrated by communists that the GRU man was betrayed. He was told to attend the woman’s house and await the arrival of Commonwealth security officers. Instead he was attended by Elliot Johnson (with fake ID) and two Communist Party thugs dressed up in suits and ties.
Johnson then poisoned the man with OLEANDER extract. This provides a deadly (cardiac) poison that kills within hours. As the man sickened, he was stripped and left to die. His corpse was then washed and redressed (by the woman – a nurse) and then transported to Somerton Beach by Elliot Johnson in his motorcar. This was one of the rare private cars in Adelaide at that time. The police had a couple of dozen model T Fords and Morris Minors.
Another Johnson killing was that of the Sydney physicist Dr Gilbert Bogle in 1961. Dr Bogle was a microwave physicist who had been working on microwave modulation for guided missile systems for the British. He was recruited into the Communist Party by his boss Dr Geoffrey Chandler using sex as the bait.
The pay in Australia was poor and Bogle applied for a job in the USA. Bogle had a PhD in microwave physics and the American pay was literally 20 times that of his Australian pay. The problem was that Bell was a high security laboratory and the job required a complete FBI background check. The Communist Party fearing for their spy ring then decided to murder Bogle and then delegated that task to Elliot Johnson and Geoffrey Chandler. Johnson gave the termination order and acted as field director for the kill. Geoffrey Chandler then administered OLEANDER poison to Gilbert Bogle in a rum drink at a cocktail party.
However, Bogle noticed the taste and commented upon it. Margaret Chandler then took a sip of the drink and was poisoned as well. Geoffrey Chandler then telephoned Elliot Johnson for instructions and was then ordered by Johnson to dump both bodies down by the river to die.
Johnson was the most professional and protected criminal in Australia. In 1983 the corrupt premier of South Australia JOHN BANNON then appointed the perverted murderer to the Supreme Court of South Australia. This is how Johnson became a Supreme Court judge. This should indicate to you just how much power the pedophiles have in South Australia.
I have very good reason for believing that Johnson was one of the principal members of what has been called ‘The Family’. This is the name given to the gang that killed children in Adelaide from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. It has been claimed that they are homosexuals. No! They raped and killed little girls too. I have personally heard one of Johnson’s comrades admit to raping Jane Beaumont. This informant claims that the little girl and her younger siblings Anna and Grant were strangled by Elliot Johnson. I believe it as I have heard Johnson admit to killing Japanese POWs. Johnson admitted to me that he enjoyed killing (he said that it was cathartic) and that sometimes he would give them a head start and then hunt them down.
Part of Johnson’s motivations were terrorist. You might know about Red Terror. This was used by the Bolsheviks in 1918 to beat the Russian people into submission. The Muslim fanatics from Islamic State use it for this reason as well. This is why the Beaumont children were taken. This tactic really shocked Adelaide. It was not a safe town after all, and the government could not protect you. These criminals proved that they could defeat the police and thus reduce public confidence in them.
I hope that this information is of some use to you. I am sorry that I can’t go public, but I have leaked a lot of information and even that has been risky.
So far four whistle-blowers have been killed in Adelaide for knowing too much and needless to say I do not want to be the fifth to die.
God bless you. Take good care of yourself. Remember me.
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Remember: Every time you sing a Hillsong tune at church, or play a Hillsong album – you are funding theglobal child trafficking operation coordinated by the CIA.
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Michael L. Brown (1996). Holy Laughter to Holy Fire: America on the Edge of Revival. Destiny Image, 197-198.
David Shoebridge, Child Sexual Abuse, Legislative Council Hansard, 23 October 2018.
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