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-- released their first album 1999 and since 2006 -- song united has -- six continents and 42 nations.
With concerts of 60000 plus and an attendance.
In fact maturing -- the the united has made a huge -- in the United States alone and the church.
Has -- campus based in New York City it's -- song NYC.
And is making a huge impact with six services each Sunday.
Joining me now is frontman and founder pastor of -- -- Churchill Houston welcome.
Thank you this this is an amazing thing how this ministry get started.
Yeah I mean it's it's kind of outrageous story to be honest and I grew up.
His suburban Sydney Australia.
And hence the accent yeah -- and -- But on the putting this on it's -- a New York accent -- -- is -- here are definitely not let up you know other just begun -- -- about thirty years ago.
And since then -- from very small beginnings has grown into that.
Just to one church but we're located -- -- applications all over the world now and I recently in -- companies would be.
And New York City and and and out of that I guess other music is kind of found voice and -- -- -- of -- take this certainly.
The songs places we never could have imagined.
Initial months news out of Australia and it's not particularly religious -- you don't get a lot of thoughts about.
Australia being a very religious country and never -- with father -- -- kind of -- this movement there what is the faith life like.
In a place like Australia.
Yeah I mean I think it's fair to say the Australians -- the very secular nation.
It's built on the hard workers and you know we have.
-- kind of history you know foundations but from that you know we found that.
You people everywhere.
-- -- searching for you know real faith and an active faith and if something they can believe in that is you know applies to their everyday life and approach things that certainly.
The case -- -- churches has grown over the years now that to really -- something that I think.
Is in the national attention is has a voice when it comes you know.
All sorts of issues and just.
You know it adds amazing some of these statistics about -- united first faith based artist to sell out Staples Center and -- that's no small feat.
I'll largest attendance ever at Sears center in Chicago I would since in Chicago I knew that -- -- huge.
Tops iTunes charts in the US.
This is an amazing amount of success we're not talking about success with in just.
A niche group we're talking but huge success 10 that -- The amazing scandalous nature because currents and you know his ability he is really ordinary people who do extraordinary things and I really believe that about -- I believe that.
You know he really wants to to use ordinary people wherever they find themselves whether that's in the newsroom or.
You know on the floor of Madison Square Garden or it's you know in -- -- -- prison you know wherever people love them -- on themselves and I think.
In -- as being very much just to kind of keep things simple when it comes up faith but to believe that god can do something amazing.
And I you know I guess the success of of what we do -- -- -- to put a measure on it you but for us it's really -- same people.
-- their heads wherever that when -- -- the musical than they hear you know the Astoria whatever they would they -- with the advantages and its it would have circumstance -- you.
Kind of pinpoint one specific mission -- -- song united what would that be what is you won't mention.
I really feel they.
We have the option to maybe you know -- People around.
You know common causes and most of -- eleven images and just what we believe and I think that's that's if you have -- -- do these gatherings or you know regret Staples Center or wherever in my opinion you you've all the people represented somebody different check backgrounds and different cultural backgrounds and -- different.
Life experiences and -- And yet -- in the one place that ripped kind of connect with god in -- way -- real for everybody individually I think that's what is.
You got an upcoming tour through the United States just announced.
Tell us the particulars.
Find out more information I would tearing through June.
But through the United States and it's going to be incredible.
You get the -- -- united dot com.
It's probably the best way and they didn't say that because -- -- -- -- and you're going to be in Minneapolis.
You know seventeen they have been there.
I wouldn't think about it but he -- that estimates that we have literally -- -- that the political pluralism and you know.
It is -- a lot of young people going up today who have.
-- have not been.
Talk and how do you reach them in particular.
-- you know I think.
I think you know god gives everybody different -- for obviously for us -- he's been a huge thing you know I wrote this in the music and I grew up in the church.
It took me awhile to get my head around in effect really let -- it by myself constantly that.
You know if if -- -- to love people just -- people encourage people workers find ourselves it's amazing how open people.
You know to that faith and open people out to actually wanted to kind of step into it to something that.
Does beyond just -- seeing feeling here around is because to be honest every you know the world's and that's where we look and act and get it going losing control believe -- whole -- and you must -- -- All right Allan thank you so much you look and check at the web -- -- song united dot com Canada.
He'll -- united.
Well I can't believe overcome because I have because because of that it's.
You can also check out our -- like united relentless -- up to that effect actually -- But thank you very much still -- and thank you very much but it tastes great.
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