Controversial Pastor Mark Driscoll Alleged To Have Ran Mars Hill Megachurch Like a Crime Syndicate!
Reader civil fraud & racketeering charges against mega-church, mostly on grounds of re-apportioning funds without donor consent including .pdf of affidavit. A warning to all others in non-profits on that point. Two former Mars Hill Church leaders, including pastor Mark Driscoll, are hit with a racketeering lawsuit, accusing them of fraudulently using thousands if not millions of dollars of donor money. On Monday, four former Mars Hill members filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against Driscoll, charging that the once hip pastor fraudulently used thousands if not millions of dollars raised by the church, which once boasted 15 branches in five states with 13,000 visitors on Sundays. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for Western Washington, also names former Mars Hill executive elder John Sutton Turner as a defendant.