Hillsong Brisbane Campus
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Hillsong Brisbane Campus (formerly Garden City Christian Church) is an interstate campus of Sydney based Hillsong Church, a Pentecostal Christian church affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Assemblies of God in Australia. The Church was without a Senior Pastor and Brian Houston and his wife Bobbie Houston accepted the nomination of the Board for appointment as Senior Pastors of the Church by an extraordinary general meeting of members that was held on Sunday 26 April 2009. At this Extraordinary General Meeting, approximately 79.1% of Members present on the day (approx 60% of the total membership) agreed with the recommendation of the board to appoint these Pastors as the Senior Pastors of the congregation.
The church was established in 1955 as Mt. Gravatt Assembly of God by Pastor Garnett Budge. In the 1980s, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Dr. Reginald Klimionok, the church experienced a revival, with a second new church building being constructed and opened, adjacent to its Rover Street site, seating over 2,000 persons, and membership soared to over 3,500 persons. Its name changed to Garden City Christian Church, it quickly became Australia's first megachurch. As of 2009 the church was attended by approximately 3,000 people and had 50 staff. On 24 May the same year, Garden City Christian Church became a campus of Hillsong Church.
Second Brisbane Campus (The Met)
On 21 April 2014 Hillsong Brisbane announced that they are planning on planting a church in the heart of Brisbane City, The Met nightclub in Fortitude Valley on May 25, 2014. This campus has service on Sundays at 9:45 AM, 11:30AM and 5:30PM in the Met nightclub.
The campus also operates a ministry internship program related to its Leadership College in Sydney.