Darlene Zschech to Leave Hillsong

Darlene Zschech, who is most well-known for her song, “Shout to the Lord,” is leaving Hillsong, the huge Sydney-based (Australia) church after 25 years of service. This has been revealed in a story by Felicia Howard in the Christian Post in which she wrote, “After serving at Hillsong Church for 25 years alongside Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston, renowned worship leader Darlene Zschech will be leaving the megachurch to assume a senior pastor role at a nearby Pentecostal church. She will take up leadership of Church Unlimited near Sydney with her husband, Mark, at the start of 2011.

Mark Zschech said in a statement, “We are incredibly honored and very excited to be heading into this great opportunity to serve the people of the Central Coast and everyone at Church Unlimited. We are entering into what we believe will be a wonderful and fruitful season ahead. We really feel like God’s called us to the central coast and to really have an impact there. And really the two words that are on our hearts are to lead and to build. We’re going to build a church for everybody.”

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