Brian Houston (born February 17, 1954, in Auckland, New Zealand) is a Pentecostal Christian pastor in the Australian Christian Churches. He is currently the Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, Australia's largest church with a current congregation of over 21,000 people. He is also the National President of Australian Christian Churches, the largest Pentecostal denomination in Australia, which is the Australian organisation of the Assemblies of God.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, on February 17, 1954, Brian's parents Frank and Hazel were then Salvation Army officers. When Brian was three, his parents joined the Assemblies of God in New Zealand, and began pastoring an AOG Church in Lower Hutt, near Wellington where Brian, his brother and three sisters spent their childhood. After completing school, Brian went to Bible College for three years. Shortly after completing College, he met Bobbie on Papamoa Beach in New Zealand during a Christian convention. They were married in 1977.