Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston resigns after internal probe finds evidence of misconduct

Brian Houston, a founder of the Australian-based megachurch Hillsong,

resigned after an internal investigation by its board found that he had breached the church’s code of conduct at least twice over the past decade by behaving inappropriately toward two people.

"We understand there will be much emotion at this news, and we all share these feelings," Hillsong said in part.

It added, "We acknowledge that change is needed.

We have committed to an independent review of our governance structure and processes,

The second complaint was received in 2019, Hillsong said.