Another Hillsong Leader Has Stepped Down Due to Infidelity

Hillsong Church has lost another leader. Darnell Barrett, creative director of the Hillsong New Jersey Montclair campus, announced his resignation on Tuesday due to being unfaithful to his wife.

After being approached by outside of his New Jersey home, Barrett said the reason for his resignation was “infidelity” and that he and his wife are in the process of working on “healing and repairing [our] marriage.”

Barrett said, “We thought it was best for me to move on. I don’t want to get into the details.” His announcement comes after sharing an inappropriate photo on Instagram with a 30-year-old former Hillsong female volunteer, which he claims was an accident.

The former creative director, who is married with two children, said he had no intention of meeting up with the former volunteer. The “gym photo,” as Barrett calls it, which highlighted his washboard abs and private parts [he had workout tights on], was sent to a private group on Instagram to encourage others to join a gym challenge.