Senior Pastors of Hillsong Church

Brian Houston

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’.

Bobbie Houston

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.

  • 1974

    Brian graduated Bible College in Auckland, New Zealand

    1974 - Brian graduated bible college in Aukland
  • 1977

    Fell in love and got married

    1977 - Fell in love and got married
  • 1978

    Made the big move from New Zealand to Sydney, Australia

    1978 - Made the big move from New Zealand to Sydney, Australia
  • 1979

    First son, Joel Timothy, was born

    1979 - First son, Joel Timothy, was born
  • 1982

    Second son, Ben David, was born

    1982 - Second son, Ben David, was born
  • 1983

    1st Sunday night outreach in a school hall in the Hills District of Sydney

    1983 - 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.

  • 1986

    1st Hillsong Conference

    1986 - 1st Hillsong Conference
  • 1987

    Daughter, Laura Elizabeth, was born

    1987 - Daughter, Laura Elizabeth, was born
  • 1989

    Services moved to a warehouse in Baulkham Hills

    1989 - Services moved to a warehouse in Baulkham Hills
  • 1990

    Services moved to The Hills Centre in Baulkham Hills

    1990 - 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.

  • 1997

    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".

    1997 - 1st Colour Conference
  • 1998

    Brian spoke at the opening of the Australian Parliament at the Prime Minister's invitation

    1998 - Brian spoke at the opening of the Australian Parliament at the Prime Minister's invitation
  • 1999

    7th Hillsong Conference with 1 night held in the Sydney Opera House

    1999 - 7th Hillsong Conference with 1 night held in the Sydney Opera House
  • 1999

    Sydney Christian Life Centre comes under the leadership of Brian and Bobbie to become Hillsong Church City Campus

    1999 - Sydney Christian Life Centre comes under the leadership of Brian and Bobbie to become Hillsong Church City Campus
  • 2002

    Brian and Bobbie’s 25th wedding anniversary

    2002 - Brian and Bobbie’s 25th wedding anniversary
  • 2002

    Prime Minister of Australia opened the new Hillsong Convention Centre in Baulkham Hills

    2002 - Prime Minister of Australia opened the new Hillsong Convention Centre in Baulkham Hills
  • 2008

    Hillsong Church Sydney's 25th Anniversary

    2008 - Hillsong Church Sydney's 25th Anniversary
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