JD grew up in Hillsong Church, attending the Hills Campus with his family from the age of 4, and has been involved in its Kids’ and Youth Ministries since that time. He credits the love and encouragement he experienced growing up at Hillsong, as playing a vital role in the development of his passions—the greatest of which is a firm belief in the power of a healthy local church in seeing God’s Kingdom established across the earth.
It is this insight, along with the other foundational concepts of servanthood and humility, which JD seeks to instill in others as he ministers daily in overseeing our Creative Campus Pastors in Australia. His wife Lauren partners him in ministry, and his two beautiful daughters Indie Bo and Sailor Rose are always along for the ride. When JD is not leading worship in church or somewhere else on the globe, or discipling others pastorally, you can find him with his family at the beach or cycling.