Toward the end of last year, Seattle-based Mars Hill Church announced that in addition to opening a campus in Everett, it would be opening one in Portland and another in Orange County, Calif.

Taken together with the one it opened in Albuquerque, N.M., in 2009, the megachurch that will mark its 15th anniversary this fall is doing something few other Protestant churches have: taking its brand of culturally savvy, conservative Christianity into other states.

In a decade and a half, Mars Hill Church has grown from about a dozen people meeting for Bible study in the Wallingford home of co-founder Pastor Mark Driscoll to a multisite church that attracts thousands.

Its influence now extends far beyond its own members.

Driscoll’s sermons were downloaded 7 million times last year, and the church website gets about 45,000 page views per day, according to Mars Hill.

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