Former Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll said this week that his family is experiencing “a very trying season,” including death threats, attacks and night terrors.
Driscoll spoke briefly at the 2014 Gateway Conference on Monday. He was originally scheduled to speak at the conference, but chose to just attend.
Gateway Pastor Robert Morris asked Driscoll to come on stage and Driscoll asked for prayers.
"We've had a very trying season and (I'm) just trying to figure out how to be a good pastor to my family first. We all know that's the most important thing."
"We've got five kids, three boys, two girls ages eight to seventeen. We've moved three times for safety issues: people arrested at our home, death threats, address posted online, all kinds of things and more recently it's gotten more severe," he said.
Driscoll said rusty nails have been placed in his driveway and that he and his children were attacked when camping in their backyard.
Driscoll resigned as pastor of the church he founded in 1996 after accusations of plagiarism and comments he made on the church’s website from years ago surfaced.
Driscoll said in his resignation letter that he is "an imperfect messenger of the gospel of Jesus Christ."
Publication date: October 24, 2014
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