Brian Houston, Born 17 February 1954) Is An Australian Pastor And Evangelist. He Is The Founder And Senior Pastor At Hillsong Church, Based In Sydney With Locations Around The World. He Was The National President Of The Australian Christian Churches, The Australian Branch Of The Assemblies Of God, From 1997 To 2009.
Houston was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on 17 February 1954. His parents, Frank and Hazel, were then Salvation Army officers. When Houston was three his parents joined the Assemblies of God in New Zealand and began pastoring a church in Lower Hutt, near Wellington. Here Houston and his brother and three sisters spent their childhood. After completing school he went to a Bible college for three years. Shortly after completing college he met his future wife, Bobbie, on Papamoa Beach in New Zealand during a Christian convention. They were married in 1977.