WHO IS DARLENE ZSCHECH?Last updated(November, 2019)
Darlene Zschech is an Australian composer, worship leader, pastor and speaker.
Darlene Zschech - Early Life
Darlene Joyce Zschech was born on 8 September 1965 in Brisbane, Australia.
Zschech starred on television at the age of 10, as part of an Australian children's show, Happy Go Round.
When she was 13, her parents divorced and the emotional stress of being on television and her parents' divorce resulted in her having bulimia for about four years.
In 1980, when Darlene Zschech was 15, her father rededicated his life to Christ and began taking her to church, where she also became a committed Christian and met her future husband, Mark Zschech
Personal Life - Darlene Zschech
Darlene Zschech married a man named Mark Zschech who she met while he was auditioning to become her drummer.
Darlene and Mark live in the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales with their three daughters, Zoe, Amy and son-in-law Andrew, Chloe and son-in-law Hosanna, beautiful grand-daughters Ava Pearl, Ruthie Feather and grandson Roman Emmanuel Mark. While they travel extensively and have the honour of working and ministering alongside amazing friends around the globe, the family remains Darlene’s delight.
Darlene Zschech Children
Darlene and her husband Mark have three children namely; Zoe Zschech, Chloe Zschech and Army Zschech.
Darlene Zschech - Musical Career with Hillsong
Darlene Zschech was the worship pastor of Hillsong Church from 1996 to 2007, during which time she served as producer, vocal producer or executive producer for more than 20 albums under the Hillsong Music label and wrote more than 80 published worship songs.
Under Darlene Zschech’s leadership, the album People Just Like Us (1994) was the first Christian album in Australia to go Gold as well as the first to go Platinum and the album For All You’ve Done (2004) debuted at #1 on the Australian Record Industry Association album charts.
Darlene Zschech explained Hillsong Music’s stance in her book Extravagant Worship in a prayer: “Father, let them quickly get their eyes off of us. We just want to point them to you, God, because you are the Author of truth. You are the only One who is to be praised.”
Darlene Zschech - Hope Unlimited Church | Hope Global
In January 2011, Zschech and her husband, Mark, became senior pastors at Church Unlimited, later renamed Hope Unlimited Church, in Charmhaven on the Central Coast.
Darlene Zschech together with her husband Mark work with Compassion International where they serve the world’s poorest of the poor children.
In 2004 while on a Compassion trip to Central Africa Mark and Darlene were prompted to initiate “Hope Rwanda: 100 Days of Hope”, a faith-based global initiative that provided hygiene options and education for the citizens of Rwanda, which eventually morphed into Hope Global.
According to the official website, Hope Global currently exists to “offer practical solutions to countries devastated by war, genocide, and poverty.” It has major centres in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and Cambodia, runs long-term development projects, such as Hope Education and the Village of Hope, and has hosted Parramatta Eels trips to Rwanda with CEO Paul Osborne.
Darlene Zschech - Cancer
In December 2013 Darlene Zschech was diagnosed with breast cancer. She revealed that she was out Christmas shopping in the Sydney CBD, and had popped into the Sydney Breast Clinic on Bathurst Street, to check out a troubling little lump that had already been examined a few times before.
“Everyone said “it’s nothing, just fatty tissue”,” Darlene told Hope Media’s Emma Mullings in an interview on the NSW Central Coast. But I was having a lot more discomfort than normal. So I went back in. I was with my girlfriend and we thought we’d just drop in, then keep shopping.”
First came a simple test, then a biopsy, then some results: “inconclusive”. Feeling prompted by God, Darlene stayed for more tests, and a core biopsy confirmed it: breast cancer.
“It was a shock,” she said. “We never got our Christmas shopping done, as you can imagine. My husband [Mark] was on his way to preaching in Orange and he just turned around and came home. There were a lot of question marks over the future. A lot of fear. I was good, but I wasn’t good at the same time.”
Darlene Zschech says cancer diagnoses drove her close to God. ‘Having cancer has driven me closer [to God]. I don’t know how people do it without faith. That has been a gift. I still don’t say “Gee I’m glad I’ve had cancer” because I’m still taking medication, I’ve got another nine years of that and it’s pretty hard going. Life is different now. I live life differently, very intentionally. You can’t be glib.’
She wrote some songs on her new album ‘Here I Am Send Me’ saying that she would not allow cancer have the last word ‘There was no way cancer was going to have the last word. I needed to bring these songs [on my new album Here I Am Send Me] and make sure that was going to be the scent in the air over my life and not cancer.’
Darlene Zschech - Net Worth
Darlene Zschech net worth is estimated to be about $800,000 (eight hundred thousand dollars).
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