Hillsong United

Hillsong United
Hillsong United in 2005
Hillsong United in 2005
Background information
OriginSydney, Australia
GenresWorship music, contemporary Christian, Christian rock
Years active1998–present
Associated actsHillsong Worship, Hillsong Young & Free
  • Michael Guy Chislett
  • Matt Crocker
  • Jonathon Douglass
  • Jad Gillies
  • Benjamin Hastings
  • Joel Houston
  • Simon Kobler
  • Jihea Oh
  • Taya Smith-Gaukrodger
  • Benjamin Tennikoff
  • Dylan Thomas
Past members
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Hillsong United (stylised as Hillsong UNITED or UNITED) is a worship band that originated as a part of Hillsong Church. Formed in 1998 as part of Hillsong's youth ministry, the band consists of several rotating worship leaders from the church, including Joel Houston, Taya Smith-Gaukrodger, Matt Crocker, Jonathon Douglass, Jad Gillies and Benjamin Hastings. Due to several songs written by the youth ministry, Hillsong worship leader Darlene Zschech recommended that they record an album, which resulted in their debut extended play, One, which was released alongside the Hillsong Worship album Touching Heaven Changing Earth. Since then, the group has released fourteen live albums, as well as five studio albums (Sixteen albums in total). The band composes songs and performs in church services as well as concerts in worldwide tours.