By MICHAEL LAI
HILLSONG Australia will attend the Assemblies of God 70th anniversary celebrations, according to anniversary event organising committee chairman William Pukaikia.
William said the Australian group will perform at the Sir John Guise Stadium in a week-long anniversary celebration for the church in PNG in four months’ time.
He said 50 Hillsong members came by invitation in 2004 and performed at Sir John Guise stadium.
“This will be their second coming, responding to our second invitation,” he said.
He said Hillsong had accepted the invitation and the organising committee was now working to slot them into the celebration itinerary.
“The team will be slotted into our anniversary celebration programmes where they will perform during the night.
“They will also run workshops and seminars at the stadium during the day sessions,” he said.
Hillsong Church is a global Pentecostal mega-church originating from Sydney, New South Wales, which is affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Australian branch of the Assemblies of God.
The church was founded in 1983 and pastored by Brian and Bobbie Houston, who are currently still the leaders of the church.
The church is more popular through its music and live television programmes which is very popular in PNG.
Their music is mostly contemporary Christian music and occasional inspirational music, lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith.
The church has weekly attendance of 40,075 in Australia and 100,000 wordwide through live broadcast.
“It is expected that many people will have a turn to witness the live performance and worship during the week-long anniversary celebrations,” Pukaikia said.
By MICHAEL LAI