About Richard and Debbie Vanderkolk

Lead Pastors

Richard and Debbie are the Lead Pastor of Hillsong Church Netherlands. Richard is an Aussie by birth, a Dutchie by blood and lived in London where he met the gorgeous American Debbie. A perfect mix that fits ‘just right’ here in Amsterdam.

Richard is passionate about God and people and seeing the church be all that she can be. He is a gifted teacher, loves helping people get their own revelation of the message of Jesus and empowers them to impact their day-to-day life.

Debbie loves people and making them feel right at home. She has a heart for women and seeing them reach their potential. She has a contagious laugh and loves all things Christmas.

One of their favourite things to do in their spare time is be on a boat on the Amsterdam canals, what better place is there too show off and enjoy this beautiful city. They’re passionate about seeing the cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam come to know Jesus Christ and the nation to receive the Good News of what He has done.