Building an institution on celebrity power, charisma, and a spirit of grandiosity attracts a lot of people, money and a certain kind of cachet for everyone involved. It helps them all to feel like they’re part of something that’s big — a movement providing a sense of meaning and purpose. But too often, these movements crumble, and those inside are crushed by the process. — Mike Cosper
PASTOR JEFF BETTGER has been removed from the list of pastors
on the Mars Hill Church website.
There has been no apparent official public explanation why.
Jeff Bettger and his wife have been faithful Mars Hill members and have served the church since its early Paradox days.
In his 2006 book, Confessions of a Reformission Rev, Mark Driscoll explained how he set up his first punk-rock worship team, and his relationship with Jeff Bettger (aka Jeff Suffering): “So I grabbed one of our punk-rock worship teams that had recently come together, with Matt drumming, Jeff (Suffering), who had been the front man for a punk band called 90 Pound Wuss, and a college student named Luke singing and playing guitar. They have remained with our church ever since as the worship team humorously called ‘Team Strikeforce.'” (Confessions, p. 100)
For MORE information and a link to Jeff Bettger’s recent comments,
go to: TIMELINE.