Hillsong Church now says vaccines a 'personal decision' after member refused ...

Hillsong Church now says vaccines a 'personal decision' after member refused ...
Hillsong Church now says vaccines a 'personal decision' after member refused ...

Stephen Harmon attended the Hillsong church branch in Los Angeles, California. The church itself was founded in Australia in 1983

Stephen Harmon attended the Hillsong church branch in Los Angeles, California. The church itself was founded in Australia in 1983

The founder of Hillsong megachurch said that coronavirus vaccines are a 'personal decision' after a congregant who refused the shot and had tweeted 'I've got 99 problems but the vax ain't one' died of Covid-19, according to a statement obtained by CNN.

Hillsong Church's global senior pastor, Brian Houston, had previously tweeted about the death of Stephen Harmon, who attended the megachurch, which reports 150,000 members in 23 different countries.

After the congregant's death, Houston still didn't endorse across-the-board vaccines. 

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Houston told CNN that receiving the coronavirus vaccine was a 'personal decision for each individual to make with the counsel of medical professionals,' with Harmon ultimately choosing to not get the shot.

Houston didn't say whether he'd gotten the shot, but he did say that 'many of our staff, leadership and congregation' have already gotten their shots.

'Stephen was just a young man in his early 30s,' Houston tweeted during the announcement of Harmon's death on Wednesday. 

'He was one of the most generous people I know and he had so much in front of him.'

Harmon, 34, attended the Hillsong church branch in Los Angeles, California. The church itself was founded in Australia back in 1983. 

Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston (pictured) speaks on stage during the Hillsong Atlanta grand opening on June 06. The megachurch boasts 150,000 members in 23 countries

Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston (pictured) speaks on stage during the Hillsong Atlanta grand opening on June 06. The megachurch boasts 150,000 members in 23 countries

Harmon, a graduate of Hillsong College after a month-long bout with the coronavirus, during

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