Adams-Brown claims Wood lied when he said he interviewed Driscoll to “help pastors learn from [Driscoll’s] mistakes.” Adams-Brown posted a screenshot that appears to show the topic of Driscoll’s talk was actually “healthy families.” The former staffer alleges that Echo employees and local leaders asked Wood not to bring Driscoll to the conference and that, in a staff meeting, Wood’s wife, Stacie, minimized what happened at Mars Hill. Adams-Brown also says that in the time since he made these claims about Wood, Echo.Church has removed Driscoll’s talk from online.
ChurchLeaders reached out to Echo.Church for comment regarding the allegations from Jason Adams-Brown and the report from Bob Smietana. We received the following response from A. Larry Ross Communications: “At this time Andy is choosing not to address statements made by Jason Adams-Brown and Bob Smietana as he is focusing on his new role as Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church.”
This article has been updated.