One of the leading international communicators of this generation, Russell Evans comes from a rich multi-generational ministry heritage. In February 2004, Russell, along with wife, Sam, founded the 13,000 member Planetshakers Church. He has the rare capacity to relate equally to both younger and older generations of people due to his rich heritage and experience along with a passion for fresh music and empowerment of emerging leaders. He has committed his life to “empower generations to win generations.”
In 1997 I began the journey which is now known as Planetshakers with my husband Russell. What started as a humble youth conference with the mandate to ’empower generations to win generations’ has now grown and developed into a global ministry and church ministering to millions of people all over the world through dynamic preaching and passionate praise and worship music with an emphasis on personal encounters with God. I have the privilege of serving my local church as co-lead pastor in Melbourne where the first Planetshakers Church was started in 2004 and has grown to more than 12,000 members. My main involvement is with discipleship and training, the various conferences we host, music and worship and implementing the vision of Planetshakers locally and globally.
Pastor At is on the Senior National Executive Board for the I.F.C.C. (International Federation of Christian Churches), which is a body of several hundred churches. Along with his wife, Nyretta, he serves as Senior Pastor of Christian Revival Church (CRC) – a local church with 34 locations across South Africa and 14 international campuses. Pastor At is described as focused, passionate and fervent in his hunger for the Word of God and explosive in his dynamic teaching of it. His powerful, bold and practical messages are equally refreshing in relevance to authenticity and doctrinal accuracy.
John Hannah is the Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Southeast with a membership of over 20,000. The unwavering passion for life transformation in the lives of urban youth is evident with over 70% of the church population between the ages of 18 and 35. While the numbers suggest a megachurch sized atmosphere, the spirit of the house and its members promote a family environment, committed to serving God and our Community. Pastor Hannah is married to Anna Hannah, his wife of over 22 years who also serves alongside him. She is dedicated to supporting his vision and the mission of New Life Covenant Southeast.
Glyn and his wife, Sophia, are the Senior Ministers of !Audacious Church. Married for 20 years, they are passionate about living life to the full and making memories along the way. Glyn & Sophia are the parents of two amazing children Georgia (16) and Jaedon (13).
In 1996 Glyn and Sophia moved to England to pioneer the youth and young adult ministry in Sheffield. In April 2007 Glyn and Sophia began the journey of building a nation shaking church in the heart of Manchester, !Audacious Church. !Audacious Church under the leadership of Glyn & Sophia has grown to 3500 people in 8 years, and have transitioned the church into a huge facility in the heart of Manchester.
I encountered God for the very first time at a Planetshakers Conference back when I was 16 years old, and my life has never been the same. After finishing my music degree I moved to Melbourne and have been a part of Planetshakers Church since it’s inception. Having the opportunity to be a part of the entire ministry, and to see many hundreds of thousands of people encounter Jesus just like I did has been a dream come true. Now I oversee our College Student ministry, and get to use my musical gift serving as part of the Planetshakers Band leading worship all over the world.
Born in Hobart Tasmania, I grew up with a passion for drumming, starting lessons at 6 years of age and drumming in my local church band soon after. As a teenager I attended Planetshakers Conferences and it was here that I significantly encountered God – receiving a call for ministry. In 2006 I moved to Planetshakers Church, Melbourne to study at Bible College and serve in the youth and music teams. I am now the Planetshakers Drummer and Youth Pastor and have a passion and heart for worship and to see the next generation encounter Jesus.