Blunder from DownUnder – Houston, you ARE the problem!!

hscrivener,  Writing on the Wall Blog

September 17 2008Cancer Blunder from Down Under: Houston, you had a problem

For the past several weeks, the Wall has been plastered with spray paint about Michael Guglielmucci and one of the most fraudulent acts to hit the Church since the Farting Preacher was busted.

Everyone has heard about the man who cried “Cancer” in a crowded church amphitheater leaving everyone running for the exits. Well, everyone except HILLSONG CHURCH FOUNDER, Brian Houston.

Apparently, he’s been vacationinger, preaching stateside and happened to not have access to his e-mail, cell phone, friends, family, church employees or maybe smoke signals.

Now that Pastor Brian Houston has returned down under, his inbox has mysteriously filled up with nastygrams about some cat named Michael Guglielmucci, and he has seen fit to answer on his blog all bewitched, bothered and bewildered. Take it away Ellaer, Brian:

I have been away overseas while a drama has unfolded in Australia about Michael Guglielmucci… writer of the song ‘Healer’, which has blessed and encouraged so many people… This is easily the biggest and most elaborate hoax I have ever personally witnessed. I still am perplexed by it. So now we all know that so much of this was not real… but was I personally sucked in? Yep,100%!!! It was a two year academy award worthy performance as far as I am concerned.

I have always been an ardent fan of Hillsong, but never had the opportunity to hear Brian Houston preach. After you read the transparency, the charity and the reality of his blog post in the aforementioned link, I think you will become a small fan of his. I have. He sounds, well… pissed. And why shouldn’t he?

His church was the stage for this rouse. His choir were the background accompaniment on that amazing song. All the while, his country was held victim by the tenderness of worship and the temerity of the lie behind it.

However, “Mr. Hillsong” remembers the same grace and love that clothed him while he was overseas is the very arms of mercy that holds Michael Guglielmucci as he lay in fetal position on his therapist’s couch humming a familiar tune all the while.

The blog was practice. Let’s see what happens when he gives in to AdelaideNow asks for the cover story interview. That’s a test worth studying. Stay tuned, Wall Watchers

Brian Houston’s wardrobe of scandals


Pat Meseti was sacked.    But  first  he   visited   prostitutes.

  Then  he   started   Mindset Millionaires

AOG President Frank Houston sacked by son for pedophile activities in New Zealand

Roberts Lardon sacked  (homosexual relationship, now with US River of Life Ministries)

says his website, “He sees new challenges, paradigm shifts, and fresh direction in his life and in the global community at large.”

Frank ‘Bishop Frank’ Houston pedophile allegations

Good Weeekend in-depth “THE LORD’S PROFITS” article on Hillsong mentioning SACKINGS OF Mesiti and Houston, Snr

iNSIDE Edition PP on <>

Greetings from Melborne in southeast Australia.
Keep up the Investigative streak.
i have just looked at your video film on evangelist


The AOG takes this matter VERY seriously

The Assemblies of God (also grandly known as Australian Christian Churches) wants you to know it takes the Michael G issue very seriously.

How so??  On August 20, the AOG Executive issued a  mere 7-line statement of concern.  Crocodile tears indeed??

ACC Prez Brian Houston on Pastor Michael

  i  want  ours  to  be  churches  that  are  full  of  authentic  and  genuine people,  as  I  believe  the world  is  crying  out  for  authenticity,  people  whose  ‘yes’  is  yes  and  ‘no’  is  no.  People  who aren’t  afraid  to  stand  for  something  and  admit  they  too  face  challenges  and  struggles.

       source::   Message from Our President,

21st century faith: relevant, authentic and generation focused 

 [ Paragraph  not  yet  deleted  from  AOG/ACC  records ]

buzz_bender questions on Mike G

« Reply #139 on: August 24, 2008, 07:15:19 PM »

Question: How did he first become a leader if he has such a checkered past, or even having so much personal problems?
How in the world did the leadership not find out about his fake terminal illness? How can the leadership and family not know? You mean he went for treatment alone, every single time? If he never went for treatment, no suspicions from anybody?? Like I said, I think this much fishier than it sounds on the surface. Something isn’t right.,38057.125.html
& & &
[ Greed writes ]
Did Pastor Mike have to go through police checks eg Working With Children? Did his priveledged background overide this normal requirement? If you would like to Comment, feel free…

Musician Mikeymo muses as fellow Mike flees

Mikeymo is from Gospel Light Community Church, Bridgeport. Full Text Here

Saturday, September 13, 2008 Saturday Musings

I’ve been looking over the stats. By far, the post that has drawn the most attention on this blog is the one about Sonseed, and their campy 80’s ska worship song, “Jesus is a Friend of Mine.” Not only does that post have the most hits here, but it’s burning up my Youtube channel. There are videos I’ve had there for months (exclusive content!) that have thirty, forty views. I put that vid up and it’s at 1800 in a week, and it must be on a million channels on Youtube. Crazy.

The next most popular posts are all about Michael Guglielmucci. Well, I guess that was big news in my circles. Some news outlets in Australia are reporting that Hillsong is recalling the This is Our God DVD to replace it with a version that does not feature Guglielmucci talking about his cancer. No word on whether or not they plan on pulling the CD and removing Healer. I hope not.

Sunday, August 31, 2008 Setlist Sunday – Aug 31

What a great service! I don’t know what it was, but we had ourselves one mighty fine time at worship this morning. To be honest, the setlist didn’t thrill me when I got it, but wow, did it flow and get people moving.

Open the Eyes of my Heart (Baloche) -welcome song.
Eres Todopoderoso (Salinas)
I’m Yours (Buchanan/Johnson)
Your Grace is Enough (Maher)
Draw Me Close to You (Carpenter)
Healer (Guglielmucci)

(Greed’s emphasis)
We don’t usually start out this high energy, but somehow it worked out that way today. Elyano, our main drummer, hasn’t been playing a lot this summer, and I think he had a lot of pent up energy! He was hitting rolls and fills I haven’t heard him hit in a long time. For those who don’t know Eres Todopoderoso, it a great high-energy Spanish praise song, popularized by Danilo Montero.

We haven’t done I’m Yours in months. Certainly not since I got my Bad Monkey! That’s one of those songs people either get or they don’t. Everyone seemed to get it today. Nothing wrong with a little head-banging, as long as everyone is getting into it, right? Our version of Your Grace is Enough is also pretty high-energy, so by the time we got through those three songs, everyone was jumping and clapping and really getting into worship.

Sometimes that’s the best time to take it down a notch and channel that energy into some real worship time, and that’s just what we did. Draw Me Close to You is such a great song. We continued the theme of reliance on God with Healer. We’d done this for the first time at our revivals last week, but this was the first time for a Sunday service. Seemed to fit in perfectly. The two choruses – “You’re all I want… you’re all I ever needed…” into “I believe that you’re my Healer… I believe that you are all I need…” I love it when a plan comes together.

Check out what other churches are doing at Fred’s Setlist Carnival.

Fred McKinnon asked the question yesterday: Where are we, one week later?

Yesterday I posted that Michael Guglielmucci had given an interview to Australian news magazine todaytonight regarding his startling revelation that he was lying about his terminal cancer, that he had never been sick. This revelation put quite a tarnish on the wonderful song Healer, which was released by Planetshakers in 2007, and Hillsong this month.

So, where are we in all this? I was pleased to see in the Setlist Sunday that this blog participates in that there are people still doing Healer in worship services. In fact, we did it at Sunday night’s revival meeting. There is no reason not to. After all, David was a fallen man, a murderer and an adulterer. We still sing psalms, as I recall, and no one is suggesting we don’t. John Newton was a slave master, and a servant of a slave trader before his conversion, but no one is pulling Amazing Grace out of hymnals. Beethoven was possibly an atheist, and reportedly never set foot in a church as an adult, yet his liturgical music is still being played in churches around the world a hundred and eighty years after his death.

I daresay that none of us with the temerity to get up on an altar, stage or pulpit every Sunday is without flaw. Some of us write songs, others sermons, others books, some all three. Perhaps we are not the notorious sinner that Michael is now, but that notoriety will fade over time. As Fred (correctly) points out, none of us deserve anything other than hell and damnation. When I look at the news stories, I might say “There, but for the Grace of God, go I.”


Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Michael Guglielmucci Speaks Out

“Healer” composer Michael Guglielmucci has done a public interview on Austrailian television. I won’t comment just yet. You can see what he has to say for yourself.

Here is the link in case embedding gets disabled.

Brian Houston visits Planetshakers


BRIAN  HOUSTON heads south to face the Pentecostal music at Planetshakers City Church.  He is special guest this Sunday.

This  is  a  meeting  of  THE  two  powerful  leaders  at  the  core  of  the Guglielmucci  crisis.

 Of course Brian wouldn’t be going to any megaChuch anywhere without talking about one of his favourite subjects.   MONEY  MONEY  MONEY   MONEY.


mONEY mAN  is going to   Planetshakers KINGDOM LIFE   which is for business people and professionals to mingle, network and  make Russell, Brian and the AOG a lot richer.  Strange that!  God’s Kingdom was once for everybody.  Now it’s more an exclusive club.

 The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round … 

Can anybody report on what BH said whilst in Melbourne?