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Hillsong is a contemporary church that originated in Sydney, Australia but is now comprised of congregations in twenty-two nations across the world. It was founded by Global Senior Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston in 1983. At the time of writing, the church had a global attendance of over 130,000. Hillsong campuses are located mostly in urban centres including Sydney, London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Copenhagen, Cape Town, and Shanghai. However, the church is also streamed online into remot…

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Riches, Tanya, “Hillsong”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2019

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