Australian born Darlene Zschech
is a worship leader, singer, and songwriter who known by many for her involvement at the mega-church Hillsong. Zschech has written over eighty worship songs including “The Potter's Hand” and “I Will Bless You Lord” as well as the famous worship song "Shout to the Lord
.” Even after numerous Dove Award nominations and critical acclaim, Darlene keeps her focus and what she considers to be the most important- worshiping her Savior- "You don't have to be the greatest singer or musician to be a great worshipper,” she says. “Whether you are in the body or as an individual, open your heart and adore the Lord from the very core of your being. That's all that He's asking."
Darlene always had a passion for music, and after becoming a Christian at the age of 15, she directed her musical ambitions towards ministry, "Worship is more than singing beautiful songs in church on a Sunday. It is more than instruments and music,” said Zschech. “As a true worshipper, your heart will long to worship Him at all times, in all ways and with all your life."
Darlene continues to lead listeners into worship with her new live album, and daily devotional book, Revealing Jesus
(March 19, 2013). "This whole concept has come out of a simple longing for more of Jesus to be revealed in my life. More of Him in every area of my life, starting with my heart," she explains."I’ve been asking God about the authority we have In Jesus Name, and how the finished work of Christ really does affect every single moment of our lives."
She continues, "So, from my heart of hearts to yours today, I truly pray these songs become fuel for your journey- songs of praise, songs of war, songs of deep worship and adoration. And that the devotional is like a river of life to your soul.. bite size pieces strength as you read daily."
In addition to making music, Darlene is a dedicated wife, mother, and philanthropist. Darlene and her husband Mark have been married for over 20 years, and after a trip to Central Africa a couple years ago, they initiated HOPE: Rwanda
- a global endeavor designed to bring hope and healing following the horrific genocide of 1994. She and Mark have three daughters- Amy, Chloe, and Zoe- and family is something that Darlene truly values, “Getting older is a great gift because you start to work out what is truly valuable in life.” she says. “First and foremost I am a woman who simply and wholeheartedly loves Christ, and serves Him through loving my family, serving the church, and speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves."