Senior Pastors of Hillsong Church
As a leader, Pastor Brian Houston is highly regarded for his boldness, innovation and vision. As a church pastor, he is well respected for his passion for the cause of Christ and the local church, and for preaching messages that change mindsets and ministries. But at HOME - Hillsong Church – Pastor Brian is most loved for being the ‘dad of the house’ - a pastor who loves God and people, and a speaker of life who declares, ‘The best is yet to come’.
Pastor Bobbie Houston is passionate about seeing all people find Jesus as their Saviour, gain a revelation of their value in Him and rise up to make a stand for justice on the earth. She is a beloved Pastor with a prophetic teaching gift, and she has redefined the face of ‘women’s ministry,’ raising up a strong and capable company of women through a local Hillsong Sisterhood, global Colour Sisterhood and flourishing annual Colour Conferences that take place across four nations.
Brian graduated Bible College in Auckland, New Zealand
Fell in love and got married
Made the big move from New Zealand to Sydney, Australia
First son, Joel Timothy, was born
Second son, Ben David, was born
1st Sunday night outreach in a school hall in the Hills District of Sydney
“We planted the church by starting a Sunday night outreach. The very first Sunday we had 70 people turn up. The second week, there were 60, the third week, 53, and by the fourth week, 45. I've often joked that we worked it out at the time- we had only four and a half weeks left until there were no more people. It was about that time that we had our first ever commitment to Christ. We outgrew the school hall after 12 months. The crowds were so big that we were using road-case as the platform, and what should have been the stage as a balcony so that we could fit more people in.” – Brian Houston.
1st Hillsong Conference
Daughter, Laura Elizabeth, was born
Services moved to a warehouse in Baulkham Hills
Services moved to The Hills Centre in Baulkham Hills
The congregation outgrew the warehouse. The Hills Centre had just been completed and became the home of Hills Christian Life Centre for the next 6 years. During this time the influence and strength of our church began to be felt through our praise and worship.
1st Colour Conference
Bobbie felt the Spirit of God say, "Create a conference in this great city of Sydney for women... and tell them there is a God in heaven who believes in them".
Brian spoke at the opening of the Australian Parliament at the Prime Minister's invitation
7th Hillsong Conference with 1 night held in the Sydney Opera House
Sydney Christian Life Centre comes under the leadership of Brian and Bobbie to become Hillsong Church City Campus
Brian and Bobbie’s 25th wedding anniversary
Prime Minister of Australia opened the new Hillsong Convention Centre in Baulkham Hills
Hillsong Church Sydney's 25th Anniversary
"I have two great passions: one is to build the Church of Jesus Christ and the other is to lift the lives of people and help them fulfil their potential in life"
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