Seattle megachurch dissolves after founder resigns
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - November 1, 2014 - 8:00am

SEATTLE — Seattle megachurch Mars Hill has dissolved, about two weeks after its founder Mark Driscoll resigned amid questions about his leadership.

The church said on its website Friday it's urging its 12 branches in Washington, California, Oregon and New Mexico to consider becoming new, self-governing entities.

Pastor Dave Bruskas said on the website that central Mars Hill staff would be let go and that church properties would be sold off or loans taken over by independent branches.

Local leaders will decide whether to become independent, merge or disband.

Driscoll resigned on Oct. 14 following an investigation into formal charges brought against him. The church said it found Driscoll had a domineering style with a quick temper and harsh speech, but noted he was never charged with immorality or heresy.

BRANCHES CHURCH DRISCOLL HILL INDEPENDENT MARS MARS HILL NEW OREGON AND NEW MEXICO PASTOR DAVE BRUSKAS RESIGNED
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