Planetshakers is an evangelical Christian Pentecostal megachurch adult and youth movement in Melbourne, Australia. It is also the name of the church band with a number of album releases.
Planetshakers Church (formerly Melbourne City Church) is a Pentecostal Christian church affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Assemblies of God in Australia. Formed as Australian Christian band in 1997, originally from Adelaide now based in Melbourne. The church started when the band and ministry moved to Melbourne in 2004. The church is pastored by Russell and Sam Evans and has over 17,000 members. Russell Evans is the son of longtime pastor Andrew Evans.
Currently, Planetshakers has five campuses in Melbourne; City, North, North East, South East and Geelong, with an additional four international campuses in Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, and United States. Its founder, Russell Evans, declared its aims, "I believe that the church of God should be the greatest party on the planet... We're here not just to be local, we're here to be global and we can have the ability to influence the whole planet."
A central part of Planetshakers' ministry is the contemporary worship music band "The Planetshakers". The 2002 Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian is a former member of the band, taking both lead and backup vocal parts on the 2002 and 2003 albums and conferences.
In 2004, their album Open Up the Gates, was nominated for the "Praise and Worship Album of the Year" Dove Award.
It was reported in 2008 that Michael Guglielmucci, former bass player in the Planetshakers band, had fraudulently claimed he was dying of cancer. During this time Guglielmucci received money from supporters who believed his illness was real. Guglielmucci wrote the "Healer" song for the album "Savior of the World" was released in June 2006. "Healer" is a song of encouragement for believers who were suffering from cancer. Guglielmucci explained his actions as being a result of a long-term pornography addiction.
Endless Praise: Live, released in March 2014, reached No. 3 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and No. 16 in on the Billboard Christian Albums chart. The video of the song "Endless Praise" was nominated for Dove Award Long Form Video of the Year 2014.
The album, Nada es Imposible, in Spanish which was released in July 2014, reached position No. 17 on the Billboard "Latin Pop Albums" chart and was nominated by the Premios Arpa in three categories: best group or duo album, album rock or hard rock and producer of 2014.
The video of the song "This is Our Time" was nominated for the Dove Award Long Form Video of the Year 2014.
The video of the song "Let's Go" was nominated for the Dove Award Long Form Video of the Year 2015.
The video of the song "Overflow" was nominated for Dove Award Long Form Video of the Year 2016.
Planetshakers was nominated for the Dove Award in the category: "Spanish Language Album of the Year" "Sé Quién Eres Tú (feat. Su Presencia)".
When the Planet Rocked (January 2000)
So Amazing (January 2001)
Phenomena (January 2001)
Reflector (January 2002)
Open Up the Gates (April 2002)
(My King) Praise & Worship (live, January 2003)
Rain Down (live, August 2003)
Evermore (January 2005)
Always and Forever (January 2005)
Decade: Lift Up Your Eyes
Pick It Up (January 2006)
Arise (January 2006)
Praise Him (May 2006)
Worship Him: 25 of Planetshakers' Greatest Worship Anthems (May 2006)
All That I Want: Live Praise and Worship (live, August 2006)
Never Stop (January 2007)
Saviour of the World (June 2007)
Free (January 2008)
Beautiful Saviour (live, January 2008)
All for Love (January 2008)
One (June 2009)
Deeper (Live Worship from Planetshakers City Church) (live, October 2009)
Even Greater (March 2010)
Nothing Is Impossible (June 2010)
Heal Our Land (April 2012)
Limitless (January 2013)
Endless Praise: Live (live, March 2014) (also a deluxe edition)
Nada es Imposible (in Spanish, July 2014)
This Is Our Time: Live (live, October 2014)
Outback Worship Sessions (May 2015)
#LETSGO (live, September 2015)
Overflow: Live (live, September 2016)
Sé quién eres tú (in Spanish, November 2016)
Legacy (live, September 2017) (also a deluxe edition)
Legado (in Spanish, November 2017)
Momentum (live in Manila, March 2016)
Legacy, Part. 1: Alive Again (live, March 2017)
Legacy, Part. 2: Passion (live, July 2017)
Christmas Vol. 1 (December 2017)
Heaven on Earth, Part. 1 (April 2018)
Audio Performance Trax - EPs
The Anthem (April 2005)
Nothing Is Impossible (August 2012)
Father (August 2012)
Unto God (March 2015)
With over 30 internationally acclaimed albums, the band tours annually to the US, UK, Europe, South Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand.
Australian Christian Churches