Former Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll—who left the church amid allegations of bullying, verbal abuse and financial impropriety, and who is currently being sued by former church members—is launching a new church on Easter Sunday. Nothing more Christlike than a good comeback.

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The lawsuit against Driscoll accuses him of improperly diverting church funds to promote his unsuccessful marriage advice book. A whopping 21 former Mars Hill pastors said in 2014 that he “verbally assaulted” former church members and created a culture of fear and intimidation.

Driscoll and his family left Seattle and re-settled in Phoenix; they soon announced plans to found The Trinity Church. Religion News Service reports Trinity will be launched on March 27, Easter Sunday.

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Driscoll’s bio doesn’t mention the Mars Hill chapter in his life; his new sign-off on Trinity’s website is “A Nobody Trying to Tell Everybody About Somebody.”


Mark Driscoll and his wife Grace. Screengrab via YouTube/Anthony Gillespey