BEAST (August 19, 2022)

He’s Went From New Birth And Andy Stanley’s Church To Now Launching New Atlanta Hillsong Church

Our Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston made an exciting announcement at our ‘The Vision Continues’ weekend that coming in 2021 we are adding a new “room” in Atlanta. Hillsong Atlanta will led by Sam & Toni Collier. More info coming soon.

“Coming from the Black church over to North Point was a big culture shock, but it was awesome. It was really awesome,” said Collier, who counts pastors Stanley and Bernice King, daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., as mentors and friends.

“I needed to see some different things and get exposed to another world, even get a new narrative about another community.”

The announcement of the new Hillsong campus in Atlanta with lead pastors Sam and Toni Collier. Courtesy image

That’s what ultimately led him to Hillsong, he said.

Collier pointed to the Rev. Martin Luther King’s famous statement that 11 a.m. Sunday is the most segregated hour in America. At Hillsong Atlanta, he said, he hopes to “create a model for the country as it pertains to racial reconciliation, specifically in the birthplace of civil rights.”

“I think we need a church in Atlanta that unites Atlanta,” he said.

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