– Advertisement –

Another SBC Megachurch Pastor Caught in Plagiarism Scandal, This Time He’s Plagiarizing…Rank Heretics?

by | Sep 8, 2022 | Apostasy, Feminism, News, Opinion, Religion, Social Justice, Social-Issues, The Church | 0 comments

💡We need your support. As big tech continues its crackdown on conservative blogs, our days on these platforms are numbered. Go Ad-Free plus get Exclusive Member-Only content by subscribing to us on Substack!

You are probably well aware of the plagiarism scandal that former Southern Baptist president, Ed Litton was caught up in during his one-year tenure in the SBC. Litton was exposed shortly after his election in June but dates as far back as 2013, has admitted that he sometimes does not study to prepare his own sermons at all but just preaches what his “preaching team” prepares.

But now, another megachurch pastor seems to have been caught up in another plagiarism scandal. This time, it is Lakepointe Church pastor, Josh Howerton who is allegedly plagiarizing notorious heretic, Andy Stanley, Steven Furtick, Mark Driscoll, and Rick Warren.

It’s unclear if Howerton’s church is technically affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention as it once appeared on the SBC church search finder. However, the SBC has stated that the church search finder is not always accurate and sometimes lists churches that are like-minded but not officially SBC. It should also be noted that Howerton is heavily involved with the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board (NAMB) and has hosted podcasts for the entity in the past.

Last year, Howerton hosted Beth Moore to preach a Sunday morning service.

Join Us and Get These Perks:

✅ No Ads in Articles
✅ Access to Comments and Discussions
✅ Community Chats
✅ Full Article and Podcast Archive
✅ The Joy of Supporting Our Work 😉

In a recent podcast by Shelia Gregoire, it appears that Howerton is lifting statements, phrases, and entire passages from Stanley’s books and sermons and repeating them during his own sermon without attribution. Gregoire and her guest, play four clips where Howerton appears to be lifting these phrases. The following timestamps were provided by Gregoire:

  • 4:20 Josh Howerton seems to plagiarize Andy Stanley
  • 9:20 Josh Howerton seems to plagiarize Steven Furtick
  • 10:46 Josh Howerton seems to plagiarize Mark Driscoll
  • 12:20 Josh Howerton seems to plagiarize Rick Warren

The Dissenter is primarily supported by its readers. The best way to support us is to subscribe to our members-only site where you will receive all of our content ad-free, plus you will get member-only exclusive content.

Or you can make a one-time or recurring donation using the box below. (Note, the donation box below is not for memberships, but for donations. For memberships, use the button above.) For all other donor or supporter inquiries, please reach out to jeff@disntr.com.

- Advertisement -


- Advertisement -



Follow Us

- Advertisement -

You Might Also Like…

- Advertisement -

Want to go ad-free with exclusive content? Subscribe today.

This will close in 0 seconds