Ex-Hillsong pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston are selling off a swag of possessions to raise money after Ms Houston revealed a bloody facial injury and described their lives as a war zone.
Ms Houston this week uploaded dozens of images of luxury items – including 11 of Brian’s dress shirts plus his Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna and Versace suits, as well as footwear, homewares and furniture – to closetbabycloset on Instagram.
‘We have gifted and donated things our entire lives and will continue to do so … but right now we are selling in order to move things properly and efficiently,’ Ms Houston wrote on online.
The Pentecostal power couple, who were last year forced out of the megachurch they founded in 1983, are also reluctantly selling their home in Sydney’s Hills District.
‘I could pretend I’m a boxer’, Bobbie Houston said of her eye injury which she explained happened when she ‘fell down my stairs’ this week
Ex-Hillsong pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston are selling a swag of possessions online after she revealed a mystery eye injury and said that their lives feel like a war zone.
The four-bedroom, 3647-square-metre gated estate was listed for $4.5million and includes a 26-square-metre dressing room for Ms Houston’s outfits.
Mr Houston told Nine newspapers they were selling to reduce debts and simplify their lives.
On Monday, Ms Houston posted a selfie with her right eyebrow covered in blood-soaked bandages.
‘Took a wee tumble yesterday,’ she wrote online.
‘Fell down my stairs.
The Pentecostal power couple, who this year were both forced out of the megachurch they founded in 1983, are also reluctantly selling their home in Sydney’s Hills District for $4.5millon
Bobbie Houston is selling ‘a bundle’ of her husband’s dress shirts, including Boss, Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna brands, for $1,100
‘I could almost pretend I’m a pro boxer with a boxer’s eyebrow.
Ms Houston said she avoided damage to her head or face but did suffer bruising and a ‘wee gash’.
‘Never a dull moment eh. Feel like we’ve been in the landscape of war this year – spirit, soul and body – yet we persevere.’
Mr Houston resigned as the senior global pastor of Hillsong last March after he was found to have breached the church’s ‘moral code’ with two women.
The church said it had been investigating two complaints made against him over the past 10 years.
One complaint was made after a church employee claimed to have been sent ‘inappropriate’ texts.
The church investigation found he was ‘under the influence of sleeping tablets, upon which he had developed a dependence’ when he sent the texts.
Ms Houston put several of her husband’s up for sale online as ‘pre-loved’ clothing including this Ermenegildo Zegna suit, which she claimed was worth up to $7,000 new
Among the items Ms Houston put up for sale is this Positano Italian platter, selling for $200, which she said she ‘carried around the world’
The second complaint related to Mr Houston allegedly knocking on the hotel door of a female guest following the 2019 Hillsong Conference entering the room.
‘Pastor Brian became disoriented… following the consumption of anti-anxiety medication beyond the prescribed dose, mixed with alcohol,’ the church said at the time.
The exact nature of the woman’s complaint has not been publicly revealed and Mr Houston has denied any sexual activity took place.
Mr Houston has also been charged by police with allegedly concealing sexual abuse of a child by his father, Frank.
He pleaded not guilty in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court in an ongoing trial.
Frank Houston abused nine boys between 1965-1977 across Australia and New Zealand, when he led the Assemblies of God church.
A month after Brian Houston quit Hillsong, Bobbie was sacked by text message.
‘I don’t even have words to express how cold and callous this has all become,’ she said at the time.
Brian Houston was charged by Australian police with concealing sexual abuse by his father Frank and is in the middle of a trial at Sydney’s Downing Centre Court. He pleaded not ghuilty
The pair founded megachurch Hillsong in 1983 and had been its most senior figures for almost 40 years.
The break from Hillsong allowed the Houstons to go on a speaking tour of the United States, where he spoke about inheriting ‘baggage’ from his father.
‘Inheritance on Earth may sound like a good idea… My parents, financially, what I inherited was small but the reality is it also came through my father with baggage,’ he said in a sermon at the James River Church in South West Missouri.
‘Because, when I was 45 years of age … I found out that my father, many years before that, in the ’60s and ’70s, was a paedophile.’