'Tired,' 'Broken' Megachurch Pastor Resigns

Popular megachurch pastor and author Pete Wilson resigned from his position at Nashville's Cross Point Church, telling his congregation he was "tired and broken." 

"Most of you in this church only experience what I do on Sundays, especially those of you who watch online. You just see me when I kind of come up here on Sundays but the reality is as leader and the pastor of a church, what happens in between those Sundays is just as important and it requires a lot of leadership and it requires a lot of leadership energy," the pastor said in a statement.   

"And leaders in any realm of life, leaders who lead on empty don't lead well and for some time now I've been leading on empty. And so I believe that the best thing for me to do is to step aside from Cross Point and so I am officially resigning as the pastor of Cross Point Church," Wilson continued as the congregation listened quietly. 

"And now, more than ever before — I really need your prayers and I need your support. We've said that this is a church where it's OK to not be okay, and I'm not okay. I'm tired. I'm broken, and I just need some rest. I love you guys; I love the vision of this church. The vision of this church is not me by the way," Wilson said.  

The Board of Elders say the decision was "100 percent" Wilson's in a statement posted to the church website.  

Cross Point was named as one of the fastest-growing churches in 2013 and has more than 7,000 members.  

Watch the video to see his full announcement. 


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