Mark and Darlene Zschech leave Hillsong after 25 years to be senior pastors (video)
Mark and Darlene Zschech announced they are leaving Hillsong Church after 25 years in ministry to become senior pastors. The announcement was made online and Hillsong pastors Bobbie and Brian Houston spoke about the change in a video. You may see the video below.
According to a press announcement, Mark and Darlene Zschech were offered a position as senior pastors of Church Unlimited which they accepted. They will begin serving in their new role on January 23, 2011.
Mark Zschech released a statement regarding the move, “We have had a wonderful 25 years at Hillsong Church and are ever grateful for all that God has done, for Brian and Bobbie and the entire team for their leadership and friendship. But now we enter into a new chapter, we are incredibly honored and VERY excited to be heading into this great opportunity to serve the people of the Central Coast and everyone at Church Unlimited.
We are entering into what we believe will be a wonderful and fruitful season ahead. Whilst Darlene will remain very much in her various roles in worship ministry and myself in mission and media endeavors in the developing world, we have always been local church people. We feel that God has gone before us in every possible way, there are many miracle stories attached to this journey and we cannot quite believe what a perfect fit this is for both us and our family.
We are filled with great hope and strong vision as we look forward to seeing Gods purpose and plan outworked in this place and for these people. It is humbling and overwhelming to play a part in it."