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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 (son of Frank Houston) 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, and Cape Town. However, the church is also streamed online into remote Australian outback locations via “Church of the Air.” It is pent…

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Riches, Tanya, “Hillsong”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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