Darlene Zschech: Her Life and Global Ministry 25 Years After “Shout to the Lord”

In this episode, host John Chisum sits down with Darlene Zschech, iconic Australian songwriter of “Shout to the Lord,” a song introduced in 1993 that is still sung weekly by millions of people worldwide. In this powerful interview, Darlene shares how “Shout to the Lord” came to her during a time of trial and why she feels she can take no credit for the song, how it passed through her, and personal stories of how God has used it in her life. Darlene is a dedicated wife, mum, author, songwriter, and together with her husband Mark, pastor to thousands of believers through Hope Unlimited Church, now in 11 cities internationally, with a church planting and relief organization called Hope: Global (https://hopeglobal.org/) serving thousands of people in the neediest areas of the world.

0:00 The impact of Shout to The Lord

3:01 John asks Darlene: So all these years later, what would you say to the shy young Darlene, maybe really about ministry and leadership… What would you say to her?

6:00 “I want to be invisible here while I, you know, just give glory to God. And if he allows me the privilege of having any influence, that is a great privilege. But actually my goal is that He be seen and He’d be known and His presence being counted”

10:00 Recording Way Maker

15:05 Early days of Hope Unlimited Church and how God has grown the ministry to have a lasting global impact

23:30 “If someone had told me pastoring, a church could be this much fun. I would have done it long time before.”

28:42 John asks, “you’ve described your life as just a series of yeses. What are you saying yes to right now? And what might you be saying no to?”

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  1. Shedrack John

    Good evening sir. Am shedrack from Nigeria in Africa. An upcoming gospel musician from poor background. I want to use my gift to preach the gospel but I find it hard due to lack of money. I reach out to many people, many organization, many christians to help me financially so I do Music for God but none is willing to help me. The evil once are tempting me to switch to secular music to make money. The are willing to give me money if I will join them but I refuse. I want to sing for God. Please I need financial assistance. Please help me so I will do music unto God. Please help me. Any amount u give me I will appreciate. No matter how small it is. I have many songs to release but no money. Please help me. Even if is with $1000 it will go a long way in doing many songs if I convert it to naira.
    May God bless u

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