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Mark Driscoll's Resignation Prompts Church Leadership to Return

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Oct 21
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Two former Mars Hill leaders have alluded to returning to the church since Mark Driscoll has resigned from his position as senior pastor of the megachurch. 


Kevin Potts, a former leader of Mars Hill said he is planning to return to his role. 


Potts said, "Hopefully helping that church rebuild into something that glorifies Christ. I'm not exactly sure what's going to happen when I show up to church tomorrow morning…My purpose isn't to show up and say, 'Ha ha, Mark's gone, we won.'"


Former church elder Rob Smith is also believed to come back to the megachurch ministry. He recently wrote "is my prayer that I am not the only bruised and wounded soldier limping back."


Driscoll announced last week that he would be resigning from his position. The megachurch pastor had previously announced that he would take a six-week hiatus from leadership after he was accused of plagiarism, misuse of funds and abuse of power. 


The Mars Hill Church posted the following statement following Driscoll’s announced departure from the ministry: "The Board of Overseers has accepted that resignation and is moving forward with planning for pastoral transition, recognizing the challenge of such a task in a church that has only known one pastor since its founding. Mark Driscoll was not asked to resign; indeed, we were surprised to receive his resignation letter."



Publication date: October 21, 2014