Hillsong: A Megachurch Shattered

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 Oct 15, 2022
Far too boring, which is a shame given the fascinating subject matter.

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In March 2022, the documentary series ‘Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed’ was released on Discovery+, with victims shedding light on the widespread emotional, financial, and sexual abuse by leaders of one of the most popular megachurches in the world. On this follow-up podcast, documentary filmmaker Dan Johnstone and former Hillsong NYC videographer and insider Delali Rouge go on an emotional investigative journey to speak with more victims that have come forward in the aftermath of the documentary. They expose damning new allegations against the megachurch and its leaders, and explore how the Hillsong community is dealing with the fallout. Dan and Delali also pursue the man who set the fuse on the Hillsong demolition, but has yet to speak: Carl Lentz.

Episode Date
Ep.7: Broken Silence
00:27:34

Dan and Delali travel to Florida, where Carl Lentz now lives, in an attempt to hear from him for the first time since his resignation from Hillsong. As Delali seeks closure, she and Dan reflect on their journey and discuss recent developments, including Carl’s first public post since leaving Hillsong, Brian Houston’s upcoming court case and Hillsong’s attempt to reshape their image with new music.

Nov 24, 2022
Ep.6: Truth To Power
00:31:47

After two-and-a-half years away from Hillsong, Delali is finally ready to share her full, unfiltered story of her experience as the lead videographer of Hillsong NYC, working closely with Carl Lentz and other Hillsong NYC leaders. Delali opens up for the first time about the good, the bad, and the moments that brought her to her breaking point, causing her to walk away from Hillsong for good in 2020. 

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Find episode transcripts here: https://hillsong-a-megachurch-shattered.simplecast.com/episodes/ep6-truth-to-power

Nov 17, 2022
Ep. 5: Same Old Sin
00:26:17

Dan arranges a call with Barry Bowen, who works with the Trinity Foundation, an organization founded to investigate and expose religious fraud and promote transparency in religious institutions. Barry has uncovered intriguing new information about Hillsong’s business dealings across the Globe, including new revelations involving Brian Houston and Carl Lentz. Dan then dives deep into the sitting members of Hillsong’s global board, some of whom have their own controversial pasts, while Delali herself meets with a current member of the board to discuss the future of the disgraced church.

Watch Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed on discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/hillsong to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

Find episode transcripts here:  https://hillsong-a-megachurch-shattered.simplecast.com/episodes/ep-5-same-old-sin

Nov 10, 2022
Ep.4: Let There Be Light
00:35:22

Dan connects with former Hillsong Boston volunteer, Noemi Uribe, who shares her personal pursuit of healing, change, and identity outside of Hillsong. Dan’s journey then takes him to the controversial Hillsong College, which was recently forced to relocate its campus from Phoenix, Arizona to Orange County, California. Joined by former Hillsong College students Bailey Krawczyk and Joe Sanders, Dan makes a discovery that suggests Hillsong’s own pronouncement of systemic change may be a facade.

Watch Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed on discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/hillsong to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

Find episode transcripts here: https://hillsong-a-megachurch-shattered.simplecast.com/episodes/ep4-let-there-be-light

Nov 03, 2022
Ep.3: Protect The Kingdom
00:39:25

In a major disclosure on April 22nd, former Hillsong member, Geoff Bullock, breaks his 27-year silence and blew the whistle on Hillsong’s past, revealing yet another case of sexual abuse by Brian Houston’s father, pastor Frank Houston. Perhaps more shocking than the account itself, is that Bullock alleges Hillsong leadership, including Brian Houston, were aware of the abuse and discussed it internally in the early ‘90s. Dan then tracks down the most recent Hillsong whistleblower, Jacob Harrison, who opens up about his experience at one80tc, an alcohol and drug rehab facility based in Sydney.

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Oct 27, 2022
Ep.2: The Lentz Report
00:31:53

On April 11th, 2022, barely two weeks after the release of the documentary series, The Christian Post released an explosive article: a summation of a 51-page report from Hillsong’s internal investigation into Carl Lentz and Hillsong NYC that was leaked to the publication. The leaked report describes an environment in which Lentz and Hillsong NYC had “free rein” to operate as they pleased, with virtually no oversight or accountability from Global Hillsong leadership. Dan breaks down the shocking new details with Hillsong NYC insider, Delali, and institutional trauma counselor, Loxie Gant. 

Watch Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed on discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/hillsong to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply.

Find episode transcripts here: https://hillsong-a-megachurch-shattered.simplecast.com/episodes/ep2-the-lentz-report

Oct 20, 2022
Ep.1: The Church I See Now
00:31:31

In March, 2022, the documentary series ‘Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed’ was released on Discovery+, with victims shedding light on the widespread emotional, financial, and sexual abuse by leaders of one of the most popular megachurches in the world. The series was just the beginning of Hillsong’s fall from grace. Dan Johnstone, Documentary Filmmaker behind the Hillsong series, takes a journey to speak with whistleblowers, examine dark secrets leaked from inside the church and hear first hand experiences from former Hillsong members, including an insider who worked closely with the infamous pastor, Carl Lentz.

Watch Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed on discovery+. Go to discoveryplus.com/hillsong to start your 7-day free trial today. Terms apply. 

Find episode transcripts here: https://hillsong-a-megachurch-shattered.simplecast.com/episodes/ep1-the-church-i-see-now

Oct 13, 2022
Introducing Hillsong: A Megachurch Shattered
00:02:09

The dark secrets of Hillsong Church were exposed, setting off a chain reaction of shocking new leaks and revelations. A follow-up to the documentary series Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed, this 7-part podcast series, Hillsong: A Megachurch Shattered, follows documentary filmmaker Dan Johnstone and former Hillsong NYC videographer and insider, Delali Rouge, on an emotional investigative journey to speak with more victims that have come forward in the aftermath of the documentary, expose damning new allegations against the megachurch and its leaders, and explore how the Hillsong community is dealing with the fallout. Dan and Delali also pursue the man who set the fuse on the Hillsong demolition, but has yet to speak: Carl Lentz.

Sep 23, 2022