With church members now in 24 countries Australia's Hillsong Church forms its own Pentecostal denomination

With church members now in 24 countries Australia’s Hillsong Church forms its own Pentecostal denomination

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[CBN News] Hillsong Church has split from Australia’s leading Pentecostal denomination to become a denomination of its own.

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Senior global pastor Brian Houston says it’s because the church has become too big. From day one, Hillsong has been a member of Australian Christian Churches (ACC), a branch of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship.

However, Hillsong’s influence has grown exponentially and is no longer an exclusively Australian church.

“As Hillsong Church has continued to grow, we no longer see ourselves as an Australian Church with a global footprint, but rather a global church with an Australian base – our global office now resides in the USA. Two-thirds of the people attending Hillsong Church each weekend live in countries beyond Australia,” Houston wrote in a recent letter to the ACC.

Today, Hillsong Church is in 24 nations with 123 different campuses and locations.

“For this reason, we are now registered by the Australian Department of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, as a recognized denomination with the ability to credential pastors in our own right,” he wrote.

This article continues at [CBN News] Hillsong is Becoming Its Own Denomination – Here’s Why

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