Bottom line: social media is making things much more difficult for celebrity pastors and their ministries, as disgruntled members and former staff members have an easy voice via social media to spill the beans on church and pastor misbehavior. This has definitely taken its toll on Mark Driscoll's church of late if you have been following any of his PR disasters in the last 6 months. As reported here Mars Hill has laid off staff and have been begging for money, as has the landmark SBC church in Jacksonville done in the last 6 months.
Times are tough for the celebrity men of God and their massive churches and egos.
And things aren't going to get any easier.
"[He] might be right about this being the beginning of the end for celebrity megapastors. Until that process runs its course, however, fans of the Driscolls, Furticks and the rest have a big question to ask themselves. Who, ultimately, are they following? Jesus? Or their pastor?"