Hillsong Church is a Pentecostal megachurch in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, which is affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Australian branch of the Assemblies of God. The church was founded in 1983, originally called Hills Christian Life Centre in Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, by Brian Houston and his wife Bobbie.
Hillsong is a multi-site church with campuses in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Gold Coast and Noosa. Its second campus is in Waterloo, near Sydney's central business district. In 2009, a third campus, in Campbelltown, New South Wales, and a fourth, in Mount Gravatt, Queensland, were added. In 2015, there were three campuses in Melbourne, Victoria. In February 2016 a campus was added in Darwin, Northern Territory. It was announced in February 2017 that campuses would be added in Perth, Western Australia, Wollongong, New South Wales and also Bali, Indonesia will be a campus of Hillsong Australia. Additionally, Hillsong Church currently has twelve extension services across Sydney.
Hillsong Church's international offshoots include Hillsong Church London, Bermondsey (Greater London), Oxford, Guildford, Kent and also Newcastle in the United Kingdom, Hillsong Church Kiev in Ukraine, Hillsong South Africa has eight campuses namely Cape Town (Century City: Main Campus), Pretoria, Johannesburg, Somerset West, Mitchells Plain, Gugulethu, Centurion and Stellenbosch, Hillsong Church Stockholm in Sweden and Hillsong NYC in New York and New Jersey, United States. Hillsong services are also held in Hillsong Church France in Paris and in Lyon, Hillsong Connect Group Marseille in Marseille, Hillsong Church Germany in Konstanz and Düsseldorf, Hillsong Church Amsterdam in Amsterdam, Hillsong Barcelona in Barcelona, Hillsong Church Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Hillsong Church Moscow in Moscow, Hillsong Church in Los Angeles, Hillsong Church Buenos Aires in Argentina, Hillsong Church São Paulo in Brazil and three locations in Phoenix, Arizona. In February 2017 it was announced that Hillsong would be adding churches in Israel, Portugal and San Francisco.
Hillsong Music has topped Australian charts, with albums having achieved gold and platinum sales status. Hillsong is well-known through its teaching, album sales and annual Hillsong Conference. According to the church, over 35,000 people attend services each week.