Brian Houston Bio, Age, Father, Wife, Son, Hillsong Church, Books

Brian Houston Biography

Brian Houston is a pastor and evangelist from Australia. He is known for being the founder of Hillsong Church in Sydney, New South Wales where he is also a senior pastor. From 1997 to 2009, Houston was the National President of the Australian Christian Churches, the Australian branch of the Assemblies of God. He is a member of the Australian Pentecostal Ministers Fellowship (APMF).

Pastor Brian Houston’s Age

The senior pastor at Hillsong church is 65 years old as of 2019. He was born on 17th February 1954 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Brian Houston’s Parents

From Auckland, Houston was born into the family of Hazel and William Francis “Frank” Houston. At the time of his birth, his parents were Salvation Army officers. His father Frank, later on, became a Pentecostal Christian pastor in the Assemblies of God in Australia and New Zealand. He was also the founder of the Sydney Christian Life Centre. Brian has four siblings: a brother and three sisters.

Brian Houston Wife

Houston is married to Bobbie Houston (full name: Roberta Lee Houston) sine 1977. She is also a senior pastor at the Hillsong Church which she also founded with her husband. The couple met shortly after Brian completed his Bible College studies, on Papamoa Beach during a Christian convention in New Zealand. Together, they have three children. They live in the suburb of Glenhaven, Sydney, Australia.

Brian Houston Sons and Daughter

Pastor Brian is a father of three adult children with his wife Bobbie. They are; sons, Joel and Ben and a daughter by the name Laura. Joel has followed in his parents’ footsteps as he is a co-pastor at Hillsong New York with Carl Lentz. He is also a musician, songwriter and creative director for Hillsong Church.

Pastor Brian Houston

Pastor Brian Houston | Hillsong Church

Just like his parents, Houston chose to join the life of spreading the Gospel as a pastor. He began by attending Bible college for three years after his formal education. After the college, he moved to Sydney, New South Wales in 1978 and began to serve at the Sydney Christian Life Centre in Darlinghurst. With his work, he was his father’s assistant pastor. However, in 1980 and on the Central Coast, Houston began his church and in 1981, he worked at another church in Liverpool.

In 1983, he hired the Baulkham Hills Public School hall and started a new church, the Hills Christian Life Centre. Its first service was held on Sunday, August 14th, 1983. He got elected to the position of the president of the Assemblies of God in Australia (now the Australian Christian Churches) after his predecessor retired.

Houston helped to create the Australian Christian Churches network of Pentecostal churches in February 2000, an alliance that represents 200,000+ members in affiliate churches.

In 1999 on 10th May, Houston’s father, Frank Houston, handed Brian the Sydney Christian Life Centre. Brian then combined his church and his father’s church to form the Hillsong Church. The new church’s attendance grew such that it had over 35,000 people attending it on a weekly basis.

Houston is now an executive producer for Hillsong Music Australia (HMA), the music ministry of Hillsong Church. The church’s music ministry has 63 albums and counting with some of the chart-topping ones being from Hillsong United and Hillsong Live, a worship expression of Hillsong Church. As of September 2018, Hillsong identifies as a global and charismatic church as it withdrew from the Australian Christian Churches. It is now an autonomous denomination.

The church also has a college known as Hillsong International Leadership College of which Houston is the president. At the college, students can take up classes like worship music, pastoral leadership TV and media or dance and receive a certificate, diploma and advanced diploma in ministry.

Aside from being the senior pastor, author, president of Hillsong’s college among other roles, Houston is also the host of Brian Houston TV, a Christian weekly television program (previously called Life is For Living) as well as the host of Let’s Talk with Brian Houston on Hillsong’s television channel, the Hillsong Channel.

Brian Houston Books

Houston is an author of several books. They are:

  • 1996 – Get A Life
  • 1999 – You Can Change The Future
  • 1999 – You Need More Money
  • 2002 – How To Build Great Relationships
  • 2002 – How To Live A Blessed Life
  • 2003 – How To Flourish In Life
  • 2004 – How To Make Wise Decisions
  • 2005 – How To Live In Health & Wholeness
  • 2006 – Selah
  • 2006 – For This Cause
  • 2007 – Selah 2
  • 2008 – For This I Was Born
  • 2015 – Live Love Lead
  • 2018 – There Is More

Brian Houston Quotes

  • “Don’t be fooled into thinking that you have the capacity to achieve your best on your own. A training partner in the gym is a great asset because when you think you have reached your limit, there is someone who can push you to go further.” – From How To Maximise Your Life
  • “A blessed life is one that understands that when God saves you, He has others in mind. I believe every Christian needs to know that they are not only saved but are also called to live a life of purpose.” ― From How To Maximise Your Life
  • “The moment we think we can is when we take our eyes off Jesus—and that’s when we begin to sink!” ― From Live Love Lead: Your Best Is Yet to Come!

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