Member - Ballard 2007-14



Which describes your role at Mars Hill?


What Mars Hill location(s) did you attend?


What years were you involved / attending?

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

How did you first hear about Mars Hill?

Drove by it all the time. We had never heard of it besides that.

What was the circumstance of your first time attending Mars HIll?

We just needed to hear God's word.

What were your first impressions?

We heard the gospel.

Why was Mars Hill your church home?

We visited one or two other churches and liked how direct P Mark was.

What about your time at Mars Hill has had a positive impact on you?

There was a lot of truth about Jesus preached. I never understood God's grace until MH.

What about your time at Mars Hill has had a negative impact on you?

My self identity as a woman of God. That so many people can't go back to church now.

What would you like to have changed about Mars Hill?

Nothing. I think the fall of MH came because too many people idolized MD and/or MH, as well as the leaders losing sight of the true gospel.
MH didn't walk the walk very well.

Which describes you?

I left Mars Hill prior to closure.

Please describe why you left Mars Hill and what that experience was like.

We left when Pastor Phil was fired. He was one of the only reasons we stayed as long as we did. He was our light house, so to speak. 

We knew things were wrong before that, but we still had hope that the ship would be righted eventually.

How would you describe the reason for Mars Hill's closure to an outsider.

The leaders fell into the trap and lies of business over heart, condemnation over grace.

What's changed for you since your time at Mars Hill came to an end?

I have realized what a real church family looks like. A Seattle Church is awesome.

Please write anything else you'd like to add.

I’m over MH. But i know that a lot of people are not and it breaks my heart. They've lost sight of who God is, and what His providence is. Mars Hill was not God, God did not fail, He was in control. MD and ST chose sin and condemnation instead of God's perfect grace. That's all, happens everyday.

I hope your questionnaire can help some people. Thanks for doing it.