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Mark Driscoll files papers for new Arizona church

It's emerged that controversial ex mega church pastor Mark Driscoll has filed papers registering his new church in Arizona.

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

Earlier this year he confirmed to supporters that he would be moving to Arizona. He said: "After meeting with many former church leaders for reconciliation and closure in Seattle, our family is in the midst of a new adventure as we have moved to the Phoenix area."

He then spoke about his moves in an interview with Hillsong leader Brian Houston. He said: "We don't know what's next. People have speculated. I don't know. I would like to teach the Bible and love people. What that looks like, I don't know.

"Right now the plan is to seek wise council...to not rush like I did the first time. To wait and learn and not try to prove myself or have my comeback. I am not motivated that way at present."

Papers published on patheos.com show his new church will be called The Trinity Church.

He's been named as a Director along with Randall Taylor and Jimmy Evans.

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