RENOWNED praise and worship team, Hillsong International, is expected to visit our shores next month ahead of a one-off special conference dubbed the “Hillsong Africa Tour.” The conference, which will feature Pastor Phil Dooley and other guest speakers, has been slated for the exquisite Celebration Centre on October 14.
Hillsong is known internationally through its teaching, album sales. Dooley is a Pentecostal Christian pastor in the Assemblies of God Ministries. He is currently an executive pastor at Hillsong Church, and Lead Pastor of Hillsong Cape Town in South Africa. In 1996, Phil was made the Youth Pastor at Hillsong Church, overseeing Hillsong United, the church’s youth ministry.
Dooley was also appointed Creative Director of Hillsong, thus along with Darlene Zschech overseeing the Worship & Creative Arts department in Hillsong Church. In 2008 Reuben Morgan was appointed to the worship pastor role after Zschech stepped down, and Joel Houston became Creative Director when Dooley and his family moved to begin Hillsong Cape Town.
Darlene is still a pastor and Senior Worship Leader at Hillsong, leading worship around the world as well as in weekly Hillsong services and at Hillsong’s annual conferences. Last year, Darlene performed at the Festival of Life which was hosted by Pastor Joyce Meyer in the capital.