Hillsong: “With Everything” Worship Song and Prayer featuring Joel Houston

Worship song and prayer featuring Joel Houston called “With Everything.” Hillsong Church (formerly Hills Christian Life Centre) is a Pentecostal Christian church affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Australian branch of the Assemblies of God denomination. The church is located in Sydney, Australia, headquartered at its “Hills” campus in Baulkham Hills’ Norwest Business Park in the Hills District. It also has a congregation designated the “City” campus which is located in Waterloo, near Sydney’s central business district. The church’s senior pastors are Brian and Bobbie Houston, who started the church in Baulkham Hills in 1983, later to merge with a church in the city to form Hillsong Church. Apart from the two main campuses, Hillsong Church currently has 14 extension services across Sydney. These extension services are based on either location or culture and rely on Hillsong Church for support and leadership. Hillsong Church’s international offshoots include Hillsong Church London, in the United Kingdom, Hillsong Church Kiev in Ukraine, Hillsong Church Cape Town in South Africa. These churches also have services in Paris, Berlin and Moscow. Hillsong Music has topped Australian charts, with albums achieving gold and platinum sales status. Hillsong has made its mark internationally with many travelling to Sydney for the annual Hillsong Conference, which attracts over 26000 people, as well as the sales of albums and teaching and the international reputation of

The Everything Church

The Everything Church
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This church is home to no less than five different congregations. It started as Grace Presbyterian, (structure built 1947) then opened its doors to other churches:

Full Gospel Trinity, Iglesia Adventista, Del Septimo Dia, Iglesia Apostolica De Lafe En Cristo Jesus, and my favorite name: Christ’s Church In The City. (It’s nice to know where Christ goes to church when he’s in town.)

God Hates Everything: Westboro Baptist Church in Albany, NY 3/6/09

The “God Hates Fags” goons from Westboro Baptist Church rolled into town yesterday and I thought it would be fun to take a trip and film their pathetic protest. A grand total of six of them showed up, and Shirley Phelps-Roper – their infamous spokesperson – wasn’t among them even though she said she would be. I guess the one thing God doesn’t hate is false advertising. They did, however, have the human megaphone, a woman so loud and obnoxious it’s practically unbelievable.

After Everything Now This

After Everything Now This

Over 2 years in the making and recorded on 3 continents. Thirsty Ear Records.After 1999’s place-keeping covers album, Box of Birds (which neatly paid tribute to such obvious Church influences as Television, Neil Young, and John Foxx-era Ultravox, along with less apparent ones like Mott the Hoople and, yes, Hawkwind), Australia’s longest-lived ether-rock quartet returns with a quietly enthralling collection of poetic, understated gems. The album starts with a pair of likely Church classics: “Numbers,” a drone-pop masterpiece in which vocalist-bassist Steve Kilbey counts out an elegantly remorseful chorus (“Seven for the lucky pricks who went to heaven…”), followed by the single, “After Everything,” the latest in the long line of lost-love songs the Church convey so well. Nor is the album without surprises: “The Awful Ache” time-changes in and out of a crunchy guitar break, while “Night Friends” sounds like a less misanthropic Pink Floyd. Throughout this self-produced 16th (!) album, Kilbey, guitarists Marty Willson-Piper and Peter Koppes, and drummer Tim Powles show why they remain one of the post-punk era’s most consistently satisfying bands, even if they are occasionally uncompromising to a fault (the atmospheric closing cut, “Invisible,” drags on a bit long). The Church may never repeat the success of 1988’s Starfish and its hit, “Under the Milky Way,” but that’s OK. After Everything Now This showcases a talent and sound that manages to keep maturing without ever growing old. –Bill Forman

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