The Christian Broadcast Network reports today (January 8, 2011) that the Australian Hillsong megachurch is known worldwide for its contemporary praise and worship music. Hillsong has released a total of 40 albums of praise music that continues to influence people of all ages around the globe.
Senior pastor Brian Houston said, "We were intentional in writing the songs that affected the church and glorified God."
Houston and his wife Bobbie first started Hillsong Church in 1983. At that time, it was called Hills Christian Life Center and had only 45 members.
Now, 23,000 people attend services on any given weekend. The church has three campuses in Sydney, 14 extension services, and churches in many cities around the world, including Kiev, Moscow, New York, London, Cape Town, and Paris.