Reaction to Pastor Mark Driscoll’s Resignation Includes Sadness, Gratitude From Mars Hill Church Community

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Reaction to Pastor Mark Driscoll's Resignation
(PHOTO: MARS HILL CHURCH)

Christian Post reports – Seattle Megachurch Leader Expresses ‘Profound Sadness’ But Says He Is at Peace With Departure

Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church, has resigned from the multi-city megachurch he and his wife helped found 18 years ago after a series of calls were made for the Seattle, Washington, preacher to step down from ministry due to his admitted “divisive” leadership style.

Reaction to Pastor Mark Driscoll's Resignation
(PHOTO: MARS HILL CHURCH)

 

According to an announcement published on marshill.com:

On Tuesday, October 14, Pastor Mark Driscoll submitted his resignation as an elder and lead pastor of Mars Hill Church. The Board of Overseers has accepted that resignation and is moving forward with planning for pastoral transition, recognizing the challenge of such a task in a church that has only known one pastor since its founding. We ask for prayer for the journey ahead.

As is well known, inside and outside of Mars Hill, Pastor Mark has been on a leave of absence for nearly two months while a group of elders investigated a series of formal charges brought against him. This investigation had only recently been concluded, following some 1,000 hours of research, interviewing more than 50 people and preparing 200 pages of information. This process was conducted in accordance with our church Bylaws and with Pastor Mark’s support and cooperation.

The statement on Driscoll’s resignation, signed by the Mars Hill Board of Overseers, Michael Van Skaik, Larry Osborne, Jon Phelps, and Matt Rogers, can be read in full here: https://marshill.com/2014/10/15/pastor-mark-driscolls-resignation.

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