The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

Founded in 1996, Seattle’s Mars Hill Church was poised to be an influential, undeniable force in evangelicalism—that is until its spiraling collapse in 2014. The church and its charismatic founder, Mark Driscoll, had a promising start. But the perils of power, conflict, and Christian celebrity eroded and eventually shipwrecked both the preacher and his multimillion-dollar platform.

Latest Episodes

The Things We Do To Women
Episode 5|56 min
The Things We Do To Women
When churches use sexuality to foster and motivate male commitment, women find themselves on the losing end.
‘I am Jack’s Raging Bile Duct’
Episode 4|51 min
‘I am Jack’s Raging Bile Duct’
Mars Hill found its mission field when it called men to live heroically for Jesus.
‘You Read the Bible, Ringo?’
Episode 3|50 min
‘You Read the Bible, Ringo?’
It takes tenacity to plant a church, but unchecked tenacity has consequences.
Boomers, The Big Sort, and Really, Really Big Churches
Episode 2|54 min
Boomers, The Big Sort, and Really, Really Big Churches
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Who Killed Mars Hill?
Episode 1|1 hr
Who Killed Mars Hill?
Almost overnight, after 18 years of ministry, Mars Hill Church closed its doors. The first episode of our new podcast asks who’s to blame.
Full-Length Trailer: The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill
Episode 0|2 min
Full-Length Trailer: The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill
A deeper look at our new podcast exploring the stunning growth and sudden disappearance of Mars Hill Church.
First Look: The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill
Episode 0|1 min
First Look: The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill
The perils of power, conflict, and Christian celebrity.