Category Archives: people who inspired

Timothy Richard Tebow

Timothy Richard Tebow¬† is an American Football Quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played collage football for the University of Florida, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and appearing on BCS National Championship-winning teams in the 2006 and 2008 seasons. After graduating, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos as the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Tebow is known as a dual threat quarterback, adept at both rushing and passing the football. With his unorthodox NFL quarterback skills, frequent demonstrations of his religious devotion, and his team’s success, Tebow has attracted unprecedented praise, criticism, and attention from the sporting media and beyond. Commenting on Tebow’s play and the attention he has garnered, many football players and observers have said that they “have never seen anything like it.”

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Sidney Mohede

Sidney Mohede is widely recognized as one of the most influential worship leaders and Christian songwriters in Indonesia today. His songs and powerful-yet-intimate worship leading have left an indelible mark as they helped to transform and propel the country’s praise and worship music.

Sidney received Christ as a teenager in Los Angeles and had started leading worship for the youth group of a local church in southern California. In 1995, after a decade of living in the United States, he answered God’s call to return to the city of his birth, Jakarta, where he found the true purpose of his musical gifts and talents. Eager to plant himself in a local Body of Christ, he joined a fledgling fellowship called Jakarta Praise Center Youth Ministry (JPCYM).

Since his return to Indonesia, Sidney has recorded, produced or been involved in over 35 albums. Many are from his previous band Giving My Best (GMB) albums; while more than a dozen are albums done with the worship team True Worshippers. A prolific songwriter, he has also written/co-written more than 200 songs.

As of 2008, Sidney was signed as one of the songwriters under the umbrella of Insight Unlimited Publishing, and in 2011, Insight Unlimited Publishing has partnered with three most prominent music publishing companies in the world today: EMICMG Publishing (covering North America), Brettian Publishing (covering Africa), and KI Publishing (covering Australia, New Zealand and Europe).

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Joel Houston

Joel Timothy Houston (born 18 September 1979) is a musician and songwriter, best known as leader of the Sydney-based worship band Hillsong United, the youth worship band of Hillsong Church.

In 2008, he became the Creative Director at Hillsong Church. He is the oldest son of the church’s senior pastors and founders Brian and Bobbie Houston and grandson of Frank Houston (who was the Senior Pastor of Sydney Christian Life Centre which is now the City Campus of Hillsong Church). He has two siblings, a brother Benjamin and a sister, Laura. Houston was also the bass player for the band Able, which was composed of Marty Sampson, Michael Guy Chislett and Luke Munns, which won the Channel V Leg Up competition in 2001.

Early life

Houston began playing piano at a young age, at the suggestion of his parents. As he was not interested in piano, he soon diverted his efforts to playing guitar instead. Continue reading


Ps.Philip Mantofa

Ps.Philip graduated in theology from Columbia Bible Collage, British Columbia, Canada. Since 1988, Ps.Philip have been serving in Mawar Sharon Church, a growing church of 30,000 in Indonesia. Currently, Ps. Philip is the assistent head of Gereja Mawar Sharon denomination, which have a network of 70 local churches. Since his younger age, Ps. Philip have brought more than 100,000 souls to Christ. His passion is to ignite the fire within the younger generation to become pastors and spiritual leaders all around Asia. Moreover, Ps.Philip have a burning desire to see nations experience and encounter the love of Jesus Christ. Ps.Philip happily  married to Irene Saphira with three lovely children : Vannesa, Jeremy, and Warren.


Darlene Zschech


Darlene Joyce Zschech, born 8 September 1965, in Brisbane, Australia, is an Australian Pentecostal worship leader and singer-songwriter who primarily writes praise and worship songs. She is the former worship pastor of Hillsong Church and is currently a member of Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith.

Biography

As a young adult Zschech sang jingles for a number of international companies including McDonald’s, KFC and Coca Cola.

In 2003, Zschech released her first solo album in nine years, entitled Kiss of Heaven. She had earlier released a self-titled vinyl album in 1988 and a cassette album in 1993 called Pearls & Gold. Change Your World followed in 2005. In addition to writing songs, Zschech has written four books: Worship (1996), Extravagant Worship (2002), The Kiss of Heaven (2003) and The Great Generational Transition (2009).

Zschech founded Hope Rwanda in 2005 with her husband Mark. The primary objective of Hope Rwanda is to assist developing nations reduce poverty, to achieve sustainable development and to bring spiritual strength and social justice to every segment of society. She is also an advocate for Compassion Australia.

Zschech and her husband were the founding executive directors of Mercy Ministries Australia. In 2009, after an 18-month investigation, they were named by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission as being two of several former directors of Mercy Ministries Australia likely for the organisation’s “false, misleading and deceptive conduct”. They claimed their services were free, but in fact “residents had to sign over their Centrelink benefits during their stay.”

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Chris Tomlin

Christopher Dwayne “Chris” Tomlin (born May 4, 1972) is an American Christian Contemporary Music artist, worship leader, and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, United States. He is a former staff member at Austin Stone Community Church and is signed to EMI’s sixstepsrecords. Tomlin also leads worship at many Passion events. Some of his most well-known songs are “How Great Is Our God”, “Jesus Messiah”, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”, and the recent song “Our God” which he co-wrote with Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves and Jonas Myrin. He is currently a lead worshipper at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia with Louie Giglio and Christy Nockels.

He was awarded Male Vocalist at the 2006, 2007, and 2008 GMA Dove Awards. He was also named Artist of the Year in 2007. Tomlin released his seventh studio album, And If Our God Is for Us…, on November 16, 2010. He is one of the members of Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith (and Smith’s wife, Anna) of the band Delirious.