Hillsong's Global Senior Pastor Bobbie Houston turned 63 on January 16th. Bobbie and her husband Brian founded Hillsong Church in 1983. They started with a tiny congregation of 40 worshippers in Sydney, Australia's north-western suburb. The church initially met at Baulkham Hills Public School hall and it was then known as Hills Christian Life Centre. The first service was held on Sunday 14 August 1983. Today, the church has over 100,000 worshippers a week and it has 80 affiliated churches located worldwide.
Husband Brian Houston gushes: "The greatest blessing in my life is that @bobbiehouston has been part of it since I was 19 years old - 43 years as my wife. She is the most genuine, loving, selfless person you will ever meet. The rock of our family. BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOBBIE. I LOVE YOU."
With nothing but gratitude and love, Hillsong's worship leader and songwriter Brooke Ligertwood praises: "A deeply amazing, better-than-you'd-believe, super fun, humble, profound and hilarious person and phenomenal leader and pastor.
"Thank you for being the heart of our beautiful church home @hillsong . For your language that has formed and shaped the most glorious and life-giving kingdom culture within it. For boldly warring in the unseen more than any of us can imagine. For loving our Jesus with every fibre of your being and being so contagiously in love with His Word.
Thank you for believing in, championing and calling out the potential and strength in those around you. The past 16 years of living and flourishing under your leadership have been the most wonderful years of my life. Happy happy birthday."
Bobbie Houston is passionate about seeing all people find Jesus as their Saviour, gain a revelation of their value in Him and rise up to make a stand for justice on the earth. She is a beloved Pastor with a prophetic teaching gift, and she has redefined the face of 'women's ministry,' raising up a strong and capable company of women through a local Hillsong Sisterhood, global Colour Sisterhood and flourishing annual Colour Conferences that take place across four nations.