Apart from Brian Houston giving Phil and Chris Pringle glowing endorsements, Brian Houston said he had an acting career:
“You may or may not know this but I’ve actually acted in a major Hollywood movie. [Laughter] It’s ah, my co-star was Heath Ledger. And he and the female lead – it was not a great movie, it’s pretty dark – he and the female lead, they were – haha! – on a drug bender for a weekend. But I had a major part in the movie and I can tell already the way you are looking at me, you don’t believe me. [Laughter]
So just check out the screens.”
WARNING: Viewers may be disturbed with the clip Brian Houston aired at Presence Conference 2014.
Brian says afterwards,
“And in that moment, Heath Ledger turned off my Hollywood career. No oscar nominations. No more invites to star. That was it.”
If that was Brian Houston “acting”, then Brian Houston does indeed deserve an Oscar nomination. Although Brokeback Mountain actor Heath Ledger turned Houston’s performance off with his foot, Houston has continued with his acting career, performing to this day at Hillsong Church in the role of a pastor. (How else could he get to speak at Presence Conference 2014?)
The Hillsong show must go on.
“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites [actor; stage-player]. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.” – Jesus, Matthew 6:5