Mars Hill pastor Rob Bell, author of the controversial book Love Wins: Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, will be leaving the church that he helped propel into the spotlight. According to a statement issued on the Mars Hill church website, Bell, “Feeling the call from God to pursue a growing number of strategic opportunities … has decided to leave Mars Hill in order to devote his full energy to sharing the message of God’s love with a broader audience.”
The release went on to state, “It is with deeply mixed emotions that we announce this transition to you. We have always understood, encouraged, and appreciated the variety of avenues in which Rob’s voice and the message of God’s tremendous love has traveled over the past 12 years. And we are happy and hopeful that as Rob and Kristen venture ahead, they will find increasing opportunity to extend the heartbeat of that message to our world in new and creative ways.”
The pastor famous for denying the existence of hell plans to address the congregation on this Sunday and talk about his future plans to do work outside the confines of the church.
Rob Bell to Leave Mars Hill [Mars Hill]