Hillsong United Biography
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Hillsong United is an Australian Christian rock and worship band. They started as the youth ministry band from Hillsong Church in Australia. Their music is praise and worship with a contemporary style that is a mix of contemporary Christian music and mainstream rock. The band was formerly named "United Live" and was led by Reuben Morgan and Marty Sampson. United Live made its first album on 1999 when worship pastor, Darlene Zschech suggested to Reuben that they make an album. (This has been mentioned by Reuben in the United We Stand DVD in the documentary section) Following the advice, Reuben and Marty led the team to make their very first album, Everyday. From there they made 3 more albums with Reuben. They changed the band name from "United Live" to Hillsong United after Reuben's departure in 2002. Joel Houston, the son of the church's senior pastor, replaced Reuben, and stepped up to lead the group together with Marty. The band has toured in a number of countries, and their 2006 release United We Stand was the best selling album of 2006 in Canada at Christian retail stores.
Other members of Hillsong United include Jonathon Douglass (J.D.), Jadwin Gilles, Annie Garratt, Bec Gilles and Michelle Fragar who is the daughter of Russell Fragar also associated with Hillsong. Michael Guy Chislett plays guitar for Hillsong United and Matthew Tennikoff plays bass guitar. Popular New Zealand artist Brooke Fraser also makes contributions to the Hillsong United albums, (2005-) most recently in "All Of The Above" with the song "Hosanna" among others.
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B.L.E.S.S.I.N.G.S | Reviewer: Gold | 3/5/14
I love hillsong not jus because of the kind of christian. music u play... nt Jux because ur instruments always move my spirit... but because there is SPIRIT and LIFE in ur music.... and that's our mandate on earth....
God bless you!!!
Hope u can come to Ghana sometime...
U rock my world | Reviewer: Freeman | 1/31/14
Bak den i uzd 2 enjoy american hip hop lyk crazy.litle dd i no dat such musik lyk yoz exists.u gaiz rock ma world.''cornerstone en i surrender''i'l spend the rest of ma lyf listenin 2 yo musik cz t gvz me strengh en motivation.GOD BLES U GAIZ en thakx 4 rockn ma world.
revealed to serve | Reviewer: wayne muringai | 10/21/13
blessings come in many different ways,your singing,your songs have brought blessing to many to me thy reveal my purpose to serve God..so above e songs above the music continue to lift Jesus' name up high...
Much more strength from the Holy Spirit | Reviewer: teddy kojo | 10/10/13
this group sings not with the language of today which is used to do everything concerning this world but with the language of the Bible which was and is still used by God to create and save, bless and heal, judge and rule us.u are awesome.may the Holy One of Israel continue to strengthen u in Jesus name.
I thank Jesus for hilsong. | Reviewer: Orimwesiga I | 10/6/13
For a fact,Hilsong music has partly led my life to christ. After watching all those young men and women praising the Lord in a number of your albums,i decided that i will not be left behind. Yes i was believing in Jesus before but i can say my faith was almost a dead one. By just watching your music videos, i have been encouraged to get up and serve christ. I now participate in my cell activities where am leaning about Jesus the more and for a matter of fact i have totally decided to obey and follow Jesus no matter what it costs because i know the message of the cross is the truth about God. I just love you people of hilsong, i just love you. I wish you pay a visit to Uganda soon. May Jesus continue to use you to expand his body.
I love Hillsong United | Reviewer: Michelle! <3 | 9/16/13
I love you guy's I wish I was a part of you!! im blessed that I can listen to the type of music that I love and is Christian!!! <3 come more often to Puerto Rico!!! plsss :) God bless you all !!!***... <3
am so blessed | Reviewer: sumayiya | 8/19/13
ever since i started listening 2 ur songs way back in 2008,ma life has never been the same am so blessed with ur inspirational music...it has really retrieved my life from all worries ov this world..ur music reminds me dat am devotedly loved by the most holy one...it really brings a tear in ma eye[tears of joy]and i stand firm in my faith,reminding myself each day that am a child ov God...christ alone,cornerstone weak made strong in the saviours love indeed the most holy one is the lord ov all... love u pple keep the flames high above,stay blessed..urs sumie[uganda]
Blessed | Reviewer: Beatrice Muriithi | 8/1/13
Guys , Just wonna let you know that you guys are a blessing. Your praise and worship invites Gods presence in my midst and I've heard God speak to me as I listen to the worship. Just as you bless us, May God fill your hearts with more Love to serve Him more and more,bless your families and most of all, PRESERVE your VOICES. We Kenyans Love You and your music is such a blessing!!!!
you are so love to me. | Reviewer: Ben bandong | 7/30/13
I thank God for your life to me and i,want to do this in my church and i will like invite to come to Ghana to demonstrate this kind of inspiration to my church and Ghana..........Like to hear from you soon Ben..........byeeeeeee.....
you guys are marvellous | Reviewer: Raymond Jacob Nyita | 7/3/13
truely from the depth of my heart, you guys are more than what man can think of, cause you guys are spiritually talented, infanct your songs have trained and changed me to a total new person. Whenever i minister any of your songs in my church i feel the presence of God in me, infact you guys are God sent to my life. I pray that the good God will grant you the knowledge and wisdom for more awesome songs to come. Wish to see u guys in my country someday (NIGERIA) Thanks.
Life changing | Reviewer: Shadrach Effah Ampadu | 6/23/13
indeed hillsong is awesome. God, through hillsong, turned my life around. my life has never been the same. God bless u soo much hillsong, for being a blessing to this generation. When are you coming to my country, Ghana?
Micah | Reviewer: Nuwagaba Micah | 6/12/13
This is so amazing guys, i cant spend a day without listening to one or two songs of hillsong
I love your music so much, I just fell like if God can make me meet you,
Thanks for winning peoples souls through your inspiring music
I love Hillsong united | Reviewer: Modiri Jermaine | 6/12/13
Hillsong make mie wan fly to heaven....i mean u guys are so anointed...sumtyms i jus cry listening to ur worship songs...Ma number 1 song is ..At the Cross..God bless u n b with u always..U ar a blessing to this generation..
What I Think About Hillsong | Reviewer: Roxayyy | 4/2/13
HILLSONG. IS. AWESOME.
No words to describe their music and how anointed they are. Their music touches you and helps connect you to God in such an amazing way.
awesome | Reviewer: douglas | 2/3/13
I ll tell u the whole truth from the core of my heart_your albums re the best albums I ve ever heard in my whole life_keep up the Good work_remain blessed_GOD BE WITH U & THE BAND____AMEN
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