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Mark Driscoll Files Motion to Dismiss Abuse of Power, Mismanagement of Funds Lawsuit

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Jun 20
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Mark Driscoll, former pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, has filed a motion aimed at putting to rest the lawsuit against him by Mars Hill Church members.


As previously reported, Driscoll has been accused by a number of Mars Hill Church members of mismanaging funds. Other allegations against Driscoll include racketeering, plagiarism, and abuse of power.


Driscoll has called these allegations “false and malicious,” and is now calling for their complete dismissal, according to blogger Warren Throckmorton at


Driscoll, along with fellow accused church leader Sutton Turner, has called for the lawsuit to be dismissed because the plaintiffs did not pursue their allegations, and it has now been more than 90 days.


Driscoll says his whereabouts are well-known and the Mars Hill Church members could have pursued the case had they wanted to. 


Driscoll now resides in Arizona and is preparing to launch a new church, The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, outside of Phoenix. The church’s first service is scheduled for August 7, although an unofficial service and meet and greet was held on Easter Sunday.



Publication date: June 20, 2016