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Mark Driscoll's new church to meet for first time on Easter Sunday

Tue 15 Mar 2016
By Antony Bushfield

Pastor Mark Driscoll's new church will gather for the first time on Easter Sunday, he has announced.

The Trinity Church will meet at the Glass and Garden Drive-In Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, which the Church said had been "supernaturally provided".

Who is Mark Driscoll?

- Was born in North Dakota in October 1970
- Founder of Mars Hill Church
- Stepped down over allegations of bullying
- Named in Preachers Magazines's 25 most influential pastors
- Once said there isn't any good young, UK Bible teachers

A statement said: "We did not want to pass up this historic opportunity to gather for the first time on the 50-year anniversary of the landmark building, which opened on Easter 1966.

"Even though it's last minute, as the ink on our rental contract is still wet, we look forward to meeting you at our modest open house and prayer meeting. Pastor Mark will be sharing our church vision as we begin gathering our launch team."

It added that the church had not fully launched yet.

Mark Driscoll announced he's move to Arizona last year after controversy at the church he founded, Mars Hill.

In 2014 he stepped down as a pastor there amid accusations of bullying and abusive behaviour.

Speaking about the new building where his church will meet Pastor Mark said: "I have been in hundreds of churches and never seen one like this.

"It is quirky. Upon entering it for the first time, our children said it reminded them of a space ship."

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The statement added: "After spending months praying specifically for a church building with 1,000+ seats along the 101 Freeway, Pastor Mark believes that God has supernaturally provided.

"Like most older church buildings, this one needs some service projects and financial investment to make it a good home, but we are excited about its potential.

"We know that God has gone before us, preparing an opportunity to minister. This building provides a wonderful opportunity for our mission."

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