(Christian Headlines) Former congregants of Hillsong Church are speaking out against its leadership for living lavishly off of the church’s tithes.
Nicole Herman, a former service pastor for Hillsong Los Angeles, told the New York Post how she was instructed to fill debit-like PEX (pre-paid) cards for pastors and staff of Hillsong’s California location, which helped found in 2013.
She asserted that the funds used on the PEX Cards were taken from the tithes given by church members “after every service.”
“I was instructed to fill them,” Herman told the news outlet. “We had a team count the tithes after every service and they would allocate X amount of money for the PEX cards.”