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'The House is still found in me': Bobbie Houston shares emotional post after being ousted from Hillsong Church

by Sophie Drew
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Bobbie Houston, Instagram

Hillsong co-founder Bobbie Houston has spoken out, following her dismissal from Hillsong Church, in light of the allegations made against her husband, Brian Houston. 

Brian Houston stepped down from his role as global lead pastor, after two claims of sexual misconduct came to light. 

However, the family have been left frustrated by the treatment of his wife, Bobbie. 

The pair started the church together in 1983, but have both now been ousted.

On Friday (April 8), Brian Houston took to Instagram to criticise his former church. In a post - which has since been deleted -  he said Hillsong was "losing its soul."

Now, Bobbie has shared her thoughts on the situation. 

She said she has been quiet in the wake of the scandal, because she felt "constrained by the Holy Spirit."

She said: "I'm okay believe it or not. Actually "more than okay", although a little winded, but I know how to take breath in God. 

"We've lived in the trenches for decades and it seems, we continue to do so.

"I'm still standing. Fully aware and fully awake. Still desperately in love with Jesus, His beautiful Body of Christ, Church and Bride He is returning for one day. 

"For the first time since 15, I am not found in the House, but trust me, the House is still found in me. 

"Welcome Home still matters, as does His Salvation that is still knocking on the door of countless seeking hearts. 

"For them allow me to say JESUS is still who he is - the glorious Son of God, Kind, Gracious, Merciful, Loving, Redemptive. A Bright and Morning Star if you have eyes to see."

Bobbie has already spoken out in support "of the man she has loved and walked with for 45 years."

In her latest post, she repeats the sentiment, saying: "I have utmost respect and honor for my husband. 

"Utmost. I might get judged or slandered for that - but those taunts I really don't care about. I care more about the Vineyard of His Love and those He desperately cares for, for those He is yet beckoning."

Laura Toggs, daughter of the former leaders, also shared a post on social media, defending her mother. 

The post - accompanied by a picture of Bobbie Houston - says: "That is my mother."

"I will honour her til the day I die, & standing by her, standing with her, and STANDING UP FOR HER is my greatest honour. 

Rest assured... This is NOT a goodbye honour post...This is a reminder of a woman who has imprinted this earth with so much goodness, mercy & justice thanks to her faithful & obedient yes to Jesus."

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