Über Hillsong UNITED
For more than a decade, Australia's Hillsong Church has been impacting the music sung in congregations around the globe, so it's only natural that the church's youth-oriented worship team would have a similar effect. Hillsong United deliver the same spiritual messages heard in the worship act's parent group, Hillsong, but this energetic offshoot is distinctive for its modern rock sound and youth focus. It may be hard to believe, but the Dove Award-nominated group was never meant to become a touring band or release any recordings. The CDs grew out of a desire to chronicle what was happening with the vibrant youth ministry at the Sydney-based mega-church that regularly reaches 3,000 young people.