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Zschech, Darlene
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Darlene Joyce Zschech (1965–) is a world renowned composer, worship leader, author and conference speaker. She is an ordained minister of Australian Christian Churches (formerly Assemblies of God in Australia) and has been credited as one of the leading pioneers of the contemporary worship and music movement worldwide.

Darlene Zschech (née Steinhardt) was born on September 8, 1965 in Brisbane, Australia. She is the eldest of four children to Des and Joan Steinhardt. From ten years old she sang, danced and hosted a weekly children’s television…

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Austin, Denise A., “Zschech, Darlene”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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