BBC’s Hillsong Doc Reveals Global Church’s Celebrity Culture & Scandals — The Roys Report

A new documentary by the BBC on Hillsong Church reveals new insight into the global evangelical church network’s celebrity culture, sex scandals, and questionable financial dealings. 

The 94-minute film, titled “Hillsong Church: God Goes Viral,” features footage captured during two years London-based producer Nick Aldridge spent with Hillsong leaders. First aired July 21 as part of BBC Four’s Storyville documentary series, it includes clips from about a dozen of Hillsong’s 37 churches worldwide, notably in the US, UK, and Australia.

The film opens with a bang, as Hillsong’s dance production at a 2018 conference features routines akin to Cirque du Soleil and fireworks on stage. This presentation of Hillsong as more glitz than substance continues throughout the film.

BBC’s Hillsong Doc Reveals Global Church’s Celebrity Culture & Scandals — The Roys Report

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