Hillsong Church will be opening a new campus in Tel Aviv, Israel, according to an Instagram post from head pastor Brian Houston.
"Let me to be the first to tell you this is happening. Hillsong church is going to add a room to our church family in ISRAEL. From Jerusalem to the ends of the earth and from the ends of the earth back to Israel. #prayforhillsongisrael #TelAviv,” Houston posted.
Hillsong is a globally-recognized church and praise band that has campuses around the world, including locations in Sydney, Cape Town, New York, London, Paris, and Amsterdam. It was founded in Sydney 33 years ago, according to Christian Today.
If the new church in Tel Aviv thrives, as it likely will given Hillsong’s worldwide success, they may open another campus in Jerusalem. Hillsong already runs regular tours to the Holy Land, so opening a campus in Israel seems to make perfect sense.
Hillsong’s Young & Free music group was recently nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music album at Sunday’s Grammy awards, although the award was taken home by Hillary Scott and the Scott Family.
Publication date: February 16, 2017