Inside Story: Feb 11

Hillsong founders Brian and Bobbie Houston will feature in Thursday's Inside Story.


Hillsong founders Brian and Bobbie Houston will feature in Thursday’s Inside Story on Nine.

This sounds like it may be more a sympathetic profile of the Church than many other media stories. Not forgetting of course Hillsong TV currently has some airtime on TEN.

This week, for the first time, Brian and Bobbie Houston open their doors to the public to discuss the controversy, the scandal and the glittering success of Hillsong and how at the very core of the church, was a nasty secret; A secret that, when exposed, would rock this Christian community and almost destroy Brian Houston.

It all began in an old school hall in Sydney’s Hills district. Now, it’s a global enterprise earning a fortune every year preaching to millions every week, with celebrity followers like Justin Bieber.

Largely, it is the vision of two people: Brian and Bobbie Houston, the charismatic husband and wife team, who revolutionised religion in Australia.

Just as Hillsong made converts, it made enemies too; its beliefs, its finances, its success have all been questioned time and time again.

7:30pm Thursday on Nine.

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