Within a day of the announcement that Hillsong Church global senior pastor Brian Houston had resigned following the determination that he “breached the Hillsong Pastor’s Code of Conduct,” Sam Collier has announced his own resignation as lead pastor of Hillsong Atlanta.
Collier’s final Sunday will be this coming weekend, March 27.
“It is with great sadness that I inform you of my departure from Hillsong,” Collier said in a statement released on Instagram. “I have appreciated the Hillsong family and want to thank the Houstons for the love they have shown [my wife] Toni and me.”
Collier specifically stated that the reason for his departure from Hillsong was the recent scandals that have rocked the Australian headquartered international church, saying, “My greatest reason for stepping down as Pastor of Hillsong Atlanta is probably not a secret to any of you.”