Megachurch Pastor Pete Wilson Resigns: ‘I’m Not OK. I’m Tired.’
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Sep 13
Pete Wilson, the pastor of one of the country’s largest churches, is resigning, saying he is “tired and broken.”
RelevantMagazine.com reports that Wilson is the pastor of Nashville’s Cross Point Church. Wilson has served as pastor of Cross Point for 14 years.
The church already has grown exponentially since Wilson founded it in 2003. It now has over 7,000 attendees every week, at multiple locations, and is continuing to grow.
Wilson, however, announced to his congregation that he is burned out and will be resigning.
“We have a community here at Cross Point where everyone’s welcome because nobody’s perfect and we really believe that anything’s possible … I haven’t prioritized some other things that were equally as important. Leaders who lead on empty don’t lead well. For some time, I’ve been leading on empty …” he said.
“I think the best thing for Cross Point is for me to step aside,” he continued. “And so I’m resigning as the pastor of Cross Point … I really need your prayers and I need your support. We’ve said that this is a church where it’s OK to not be OK, and I’m not OK. I’m tired. And I’m broken and I just need some rest. I love you all; I love the vision of this church more today than I ever have.”
Cross Point’s elders said in a statement that this decision was completely Wilson’s, and that they pleaded with him to reconsider, but he remained firm.
Others have praised Wilson’s decision to have the wisdom to know when he needs to step down.
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Publication date: September 13, 2016