希尔松联（简称为希尔松联合或UNITED）是一个礼拜乐队，起源于希尔松教堂。乐队成立于1998年，是Hillsong青年部的一部分，由几位来自教会的轮换敬拜领袖组成，包括乔尔·休斯顿，塔亚·史密斯-高克罗杰，马特·克罗克，乔纳森·道格拉斯，贾德·吉利斯和本杰明·黑斯廷斯。由于青年部写了几首歌，Hillsong崇拜领袖Darlene Zschech建议他们录制一张专辑，这导致了他们的首张扩展专辑One，与Hillsong崇拜专辑《Touching Heaven Changes Earth》一起发行。从那时起，该乐队发行了14张现场专辑和5张工作室专辑（共16张专辑）。乐队创作歌曲并在教堂里表演，并在世界各地巡回演唱会。
乐队最初成立于1998年，由希尔松青年牧师Phil和Lucinda Dooley领导的青年部内的亲密朋友“ Powerhouse Youth”共同创立。作为Powerhouse会议的家庭乐队，他们在每周聚会中为16至25岁的当地年轻人演奏原创歌曲并重新排列了流行的广播音乐。乐队成员有时还为较大的跨宗教部澳大利亚青年活动组织及其专辑做出了贡献。乐队的大多数成员还参加了Hillsong教堂的聚会。
Powerhouse在1990年代中期成长并分裂为两个青年群体：Powerhouse（18至25岁）和Wildlife（12至17岁）。鲁本·摩根（Reuben Morgan）在吉他手马库斯·博蒙特（Marcus Beaumont）和歌手/作词人坦妮·里奇（Tanya Riches）的协助下，为Powerhouse以及所有曼联之夜，专辑和活动管理乐队和音乐，直到2003年，该角色转交给乔尔·休斯顿。三人与18–25的Powerhouse乐队一起演出，其中包括Mark Stevens，Nigel Hendroff，Peter King和Raymond Badham。彼得·金（Peter King）是较老的乐队的主要钢琴演奏者和音乐总监，吉他手奈杰尔·亨德洛夫（Nigel Hendroff）后来担任音乐导演。在较年轻的野生动物部中，曾是Channel V Leg-Up竞赛获奖的Able乐队男孩Joel Houston和Marty Sampson以及Able乐队的卢克·芒恩斯（Luke Munns）和迈克尔·盖伊·奇斯莱特（Michael Guy Chislett）分别是主要的鼓手和吉他手，而乔尔·休斯顿（Joel Houston）则演奏低音。他们最初是由Russell Fragar训练的。Marty Sampson，Holly Dawson，Mark Stevens，Katrina Peoples，Michelle Fragar，Tanya Riches和Bec Mesiti是一些原创的主要歌手。在1997年夏季，该团队在青年部的夏令营中产生了巨大影响。从营地返回后，希尔松教堂的青年部决定每月参加一次聚会，称这些会议为“联合之夜”。
Darlene Zschech向Reuben Morgan建议，在青年部写了这么多歌曲之后，这个青年乐队于1998年制作了一张专辑。结果，一个新乐队录制了EP One。每天录制于1999年，并与Hillsong崇拜年度专辑包装在一起。两者都在澳大利亚获得了金牌销售状态。乐队继续每年发行一张专辑，更名为Hillsong United。2002年，鲁本·摩根（Reuben Morgan）辞去了乐队的联合崇拜负责人之后，教堂高级牧师布莱恩·休斯顿（Brian Houston）的长子乔尔·休斯顿（Joel Houston）和马蒂·桑普森（Marty Sampson）共同带领了乐队。
乐队的成员参与了Hillsong教堂的服务，还为教堂演奏。许多都是志愿者，因为他们的时间或贡献而没有报酬。因此，由于志愿者的需要和教会的需要，队伍会定期变化；也就是说，由于自然产生的“搅动”。卢克·芒恩斯（Luke Munns）从1998年到2006年是该乐队的鼓手，他演奏了7场现场录音，并从鼓乐队过渡到了摇滚和独立乐队LUKAS。桑普森（Sampson）于2006年11月与米歇尔（Michelle）结婚后，辞去了乐队的主要领导之一。在他正式辞职之前，他还与曼联合作创作了两首歌曲，分别是他创作和演唱的《献身》和与米娅·菲尔德斯一起创作的《救世主》。这些歌曲是2007年发行的All of the Above的一部分。Hillsong United乐队的现有成员包括Joel Houston，Jonathon Douglass（JD），Jadwin“ Jad” Gillies，Matt Crocker，Taya Smith，Dylan Thomas（节奏吉他），Timon Klein（首席吉他），Peter James和Benjamin Tennikoff （使用键盘），Adam Crosariol（使用低音吉他）和Simon Kobler（使用鼓）。
一年一度的Hillsong United CD和DVD在Hillsong青年部的10月会议Encounterfest上录制了很多年，第二年第一季度发行了专辑。2007年专辑All of the Above是第一张完全被录音室录制的专辑。乐队在多个国家进行了巡回演出，在各个地方领导了朝拜活动，并具有国际影响力。联合国的正式徽标是Munns在2002年为“通往地球尽头”设计的。
在2014年，他们获得了五羽鸽子奖，其中包括“ 海洋（双脚可能不合格） ” 年度歌曲。乐队第二次获得 2015 年“ 美国音乐奖”提名。同年，他们获得了“ 最佳基督教艺术家 ”类别的“ 广告牌音乐奖 ” 。乐队在2016年赢得了三只鸽子奖，并在2018年获得了“我将（1000亿X）录制的年度敬拜之歌”。
Hillsong United (stylised as Hillsong UNITED or UNITED) is a worship band that originated as a part of Hillsong Church. Formed in 1998 as part of Hillsong’s youth ministry, the band consists of several rotating worship leaders from the church, including Joel Houston, Taya Smith-Gaukrodger, Matt Crocker, Jonathon Douglass, Jad Gillies and Benjamin Hastings. Due to several songs written by the youth ministry, Hillsong worship leader Darlene Zschech recommended that they record an album, which resulted in their debut extended play, One, which was released alongside the Hillsong Worship album Touching Heaven Changing Earth. Since then, the group has released fourteen live albums, as well as five studio albums (Sixteen albums in total). The band composes songs and performs in church services as well as concerts in worldwide tours.
The band was originally formed in 1998, by close friends from within the youth ministry called “Powerhouse Youth”, led by Hillsong Youth Pastors Phil and Lucinda Dooley for many years. As the house band for the Powerhouse meetings, they played original songs and rearranged popular radio tunes at their weekly meeting for local youth aged 16–25. Band members sometimes also contributed to the larger interdenominational ministry Youth Alive Australia and its albums. Most members of the band also attended Hillsong Church services.
Powerhouse grew and split in the mid 1990s into two youth groups: Powerhouse (aged 18–25) and Wildlife (12–17). Reuben Morgan, assisted by guitarist Marcus Beaumont and vocalist/songwriter Tanya Riches, administrated the band and music for Powerhouse and all United nights, albums and events until 2003, when the role was passed on to Joel Houston. The three performed with the 18–25’s Powerhouse band that also included Mark Stevens, Nigel Hendroff, Peter King and Raymond Badham. For the older group Peter King was the main piano player and music director, with guitarist Nigel Hendroff later taking the music directing role. In the younger ministry Wildlife, it was former Channel V Leg-Up competition-winning Able band boys Joel Houston and Marty Sampson, with Able band’s Luke Munns and Michael Guy Chislett being the main drummer and guitarist, respectively, while Joel Houston played bass. They were initially trained by Russell Fragar. Marty Sampson, Holly Dawson, Mark Stevens, Katrina Peoples, Michelle Fragar, Tanya Riches and Bec Mesiti were some original key vocalists. In the Summer of 1997 the team made a huge impact at their youth ministry’s Summer Camp. On returning from the camp, the youth ministries of Hillsong Church decided to join together monthly, calling these meetings the “UNITED” Nights.
Darlene Zschech suggested to Reuben Morgan that the youth band make an album in 1998 after so many songs were written in the youth ministry As a result, the EP One was recorded by a new band. Everyday was recorded in 1999 and packaged with the Hillsong Worship annual album. Both achieved Gold sales status in Australia. The band continued to release an album each year, rebranding as Hillsong United. In 2002 after Reuben Morgan stepped down as co-worship leader of the band, Joel Houston, the eldest son of the church’s senior pastor Brian Houston, and Marty Sampson led the group together.
The band’s members are involved in Hillsong Church services and also play for the church. Many were volunteers who went unpaid for their time or contribution. As such the line up changes on a regular basis due to the volunteers’ needs and the needs of the church; that is to say, due to the naturally resultant “churn”. Luke Munns, who was the drummer for the band from 1998 through 2006, played on seven live recordings and transitioned out from the drums to front the rock and indie band LUKAS. Following his marriage to Michelle on November 2006, Sampson stepped down as one of the main leaders of the band. He contributed two more songs with United—”Devotion”, which he wrote and sang, and “Saviour King”, which he wrote with Mia Fieldes—before he officially stepped down. These songs were part of the 2007 release All of the Above. Current members of the Hillsong United band include Joel Houston, Jonathon Douglass (J.D.), Jadwin “Jad” Gillies, Matt Crocker, Taya Smith, Dylan Thomas (on rhythm guitar), Timon Klein (on lead guitar), Peter James & Benjamin Tennikoff (on keyboards), Adam Crosariol (on bass guitar), and Simon Kobler (on drums).
The annual Hillsong United CD and DVD was recorded for many years during the Hillsong youth ministry’s October conference Encounterfest, and albums released in the first quarter of the following year. The 2007 album All of the Above was the first album to be fully studio recorded. The band has toured in a number of countries, leading worship in various places and has an international influence. The official UNITED logo was designed by Munns in 2002 for To the Ends of the Earth.
In 2014, they won five Dove Awards, including song of the year for “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)”. The band was nominated for the second year at American Music Award in 2015. The same year, they won a Billboard Music Award in the category Top Christian Artist. The band won three Dove Awards in 2016 and Recorded Worship Song of the Year for “So Will I (100 BillionX)” in 2018.
2007 – All Of The Above
2011 – Aftermath
2013 – Zion (Deluxe Edition)
2015 – Empires
2017 – Wonder