Planetshakers. The name is bold. Audacious, even. But the global implications are exactly what the namesake band has in mind. From humble beginnings in the Land Down Under, Planetshakers Band has grown in scale and scope to reach a generation spanning countries and continents, and they’re on a mission to inspire that generation to do the same.
Worship leader and co-senior pastor Sam Evans knew something was beginning to grow even as she started her journey backstage at Planetshakers, preparing food for guest speakers. Joth Hunt, now the band’s worship leader, guitarist, and producer, wasn’t on stage in those early days, he was in the crowd. Today, Sam, Joth, and the band are part of Australia’s largest youth/young adult Christian movement. Along with their parent church, Planetshakers conducts local ministry at the multi-campus, 10,000 member congregation, service in prison ministry, refugee outreach and disaster relief, and education at Planetshakers College. The band’s reach is remarkable. They recently led over 200,000 people at a single event in Asia, their touring has spread across Europe and the US, and their annual Awakening event stresses their core mission, to “empower generations to win generations.”