Watch stand-in global pastor Phil Dooley deliver an emotional speech, with a cameo from Houston’s partner, Bobbie.
Some things arriving in the Oh dear bunker are just too good to keep to ourselves. So in the interest of sharing and for the sake of completeness of the historical record, we bring you the full video version of the all-in Zoom meeting earlier this year, when the shocked Hillsong staff learned the stark details of global preacher Brian Houston’s career- ending “violations”.
Downfall: the movie with stand-in global pastor Phil Dooley delivering an emotional speech. The pastor spoke just this month about a new era of “no secrets” as the gigantic church moves out of Houston’s troubles, so we’re confident this is the kind of transparency he was hoping for.
But the cameo to look forward to is Bobbie Houston, who runs through her husband’s roll call of sins, starting with Brian’s flirty lyrics from a decade ago with a female Hillsong employee. Then came the revelation that her husband had spent 40 minutes one night, drunk and apparently feeling the effects of anxiety tablets, in another woman’s hotel room during the 2019 Hillsong conference. Pastor Brian had reportedly lost his own hotel room key.
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The most powerful woman in the Hillsong empire, co-global senior pastor Bobbie Houston, had built her own massive women-centric brand as the founder of the church Color sisterhood.
Now came the shame with Bobbie watching, surly and at times irritated, as long-held secrets came out.
Keep this in your safe. Downfall: the movie fits with our series of reports earlier this year in which we revealed the collapse of the Houston government, along with a transcript of the meeting with all the collaborators that we have published here.