Hillsong Music is at the forefront of Christian Music throughout the world, with the live praise and worship albums now achieving gold status sales within only weeks from the date of release.
The Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, is a congregation 17,000-plus members strong. After two decades under senior pastors Brian and Bobbi Houston's supervision, Hillsong branched into the gospel music industry with For All You've Done, a live performance at the Sydney Entertainment Center recorded in February of 2004. Soon followed music pastor Reuben Morgan's solo debut, World Through Your Eyes, released in November of 2004, and a slew of other releases, including Unified Praise, Jesus Is My Superhero, and Christmas, featuring Hillsong starlet Darlene Zschech as well as Brooke Fraser.
The worship team at Hillsong Church is led by Darlene Zschech, writer of "Shout To The Lord." Darlene works with a dedicated group of singers and musicians who week in and week out give of their time and energy to lead their church into an atmosphere of worship. It is this dedication that is reflected on the albums. God is continually raising up new talent within the team with the result that new songs are being taught to the church almost every weekend.
The church has also produced youth projects under the name of Hillsong United and kids projects under the name Hillsong Kids. They are best known for global worship hits such as "My Redeemer Lives" and "Shout To The Lord."