Hillsong Brisbane

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Hillsong Brisbane Campus (formerly Garden City Christian Church) is an interstate campus of Sydney based Hillsong Church, a Pentecostal Christian church affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Assemblies of God in Australia. The Church was without a Senior Pastor and Brian Houston and his wife Bobbie Houston accepted the nomination of the Board for appointment as Senior Pastors of the Church by a general meeting of members that was held on Sunday 26 April 2009.[citation needed] At this Extraordinary General Meeting, approximately 79.1% of Members present on the day (approx 60% of the total membership) agreed with the recommendation of the board to appoint these Pastors as the Senior Pastors of the congregation.[citation needed]


The church was established in 1955 as Mt. Gravatt Assembly of God by Pastor Garnett Budge. In the 1980s, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Dr. Reginald Klimionok,[1] the church experienced growth, with a second new church building being constructed and opened, adjacent to its Rover Street site, seating over 2,000 persons, and membership soared to over 3,500 persons,[2] its name changed to Garden City Christian Church, it quickly became Australia's first megachurch. As of 2009 the church was attended by approximately 3,000 people and had 50 staff.

On 24 May of 2009, Garden City Christian Church became a campus of Hillsong Church.

Second Brisbane Campus (Brisbane City)[edit]

On 21 April 2014 Hillsong Brisbane announced that they were planning on planting a church in The Met nightclub within Fortitude Valley on May 25, 2014; as of 2015, the campus location moved to the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane City Hall and is now meeting in the Pullman & Mercure Hotel, King George Sqaure. [3] This campus currently services on Sundays at 9 AM and 11AM with a 5:30PM service.

On the 8th of April 2018 it was announced that Hillsong had purchased Brisbane's disused Tribal theatre with the intentions to renovate it into a permanent home for Hillsong Church Brisbane.[4][5]

Ministry Training[edit]

The campus also operates a ministry internship program related to its Leadership College in Sydney.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://klimionok.com/Files/ministry.htm
  2. ^ Clifton, S. J., (2005), An Analysis of the Developing Ecclesiology of the Assemblies of God in Australia, PhD thesis Australian Catholic University, p. 216 (accessed 25 August 2006)
  3. ^ http://instagram.com/p/nBxmfFxztS/
  4. ^ Atfield, Cameron (2017-05-02). "Brisbane venue manager on a mission to halt Hillsong theatre takeover". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  5. ^ "Hillsong Church to renovate Brisbane's disused Tribal Theatre". hillsong.com. Retrieved 2018-07-31.

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Coordinates: 27°32′32″S 153°04′48″E / 27.542138°S 153.079918°E / -27.542138; 153.079918