The Kingdom on SBS – Walkley award-winning journalist Marc Fennell returns to the world of Pentecostal religion after running away 17 years ago.
In a deeply personal documentary, Marc investigates how Australia produced one of the world’s most successful and scandal plagued megachurches, Hillsong, and asks if this kingdom is crumbling, then who will take its place?
Marc meets current and fellow former believers who expose the human cost of the Pentecostal juggernaut and explores how allegations of bullying, sexual assault and financial mismanagement have eroded Hillsong’s once mighty empire.
He confronts his own past spent in these churches, where he witnessed adults speaking in tongues, falling to the ground, and demons being thrown out of people. He explains why he escaped and why he’s remained largely silent about it until now.
The Kingdom – Premiere – SBS Production – Sunday, 11 June at 7.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand
TV Central SBS content HERE
Podcast with Marc Fennell HERE