Lead Stories

Mars Hill board stands behind Driscoll

"Mars Hill board stands behind Driscoll" Continued...

Of the seven members of the Board of Advisors and Accountability listed on the Mars Hill website, three are Driscoll, Turner, and Bruskas. The other four members are James MacDonald, pastor of Harvest Bible Church in Chicago; Larry Osborne, pastor of North Coast Church in Vista, Calif.; businessman Michael Van Skaik; and best-selling author Paul Tripp.

MacDonald has faced his own critics in recent months. A recent WORLD magazine article reported that MacDonald and Harvest “face a barrage of criticism from former elders, pastors, and staff who say the church leadership has operated in recent years with too little transparency and accountability.” Since June, three Harvest elders have resigned, citing a “culture of fear and intimidation” and a lack of transparency within the church.

Warren Cole Smith
Warren Cole Smith

Warren, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., is vice president of WORLD News Group and the host of the radio program Listening In. Follow Warren on Twitter @WarrenColeSmith.


You must be a WORLD member to post comments.

    Keep Reading


    Powers separated

    Appeals Court rules Obama’s unilateral immigration orders cannot proceed


    Never everland

    Tomorrowland feels good, but its philosophy is hollow


    Suicidal tendencies

    Some now advocate physician-assisted suicide for those without terminal…


    Quake alerts

    Researchers say groups of smartphones may be able to…