Soul Survivor NSW/ACT was born out of a passion and need to provide a base for what we called ‘middle-ground’ practice of worship, valuing intimacy with God, gifts of the Spirit and practical servant-evangelism.

In 2000, a small team from St Stephens Belrose and Holy Trinity Baulkham Hills held two nights of worship at Turramurra Uniting Church in Sydney with Mike Pilavachi. In 2001 we held our first conference at Northern Beaches Christian School, Terrey Hills. In 2004 we stepped out in faith by appointing Matt as full-time Director of Soul Survivor NSW/ACT.

Soul Survivor in NSW/ACT is now a full-time ministry, run by a core team in Sydney and Canberra. Soul Survivor’s activities have been steadily growing, to now include regional events, servant evangelism projects and training in addition to the annual conference, but on the other side of the world…

In 1993, Mike Pilavachi and his team in the UK were inspired by God to lead a ministry that would give youth and 20's a renewed vision of Jesus Christ. Soul Survivor has now been ministering in the UK for over a decade, impacting thousands of people for the gospel with the passion and action of Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. Soul Survivor is now in action in Holland and here in Australia (Melbourne and NSW/ACT).

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We are a bunch of ordinary Aussie's who love Jesus, and love... 

Encouraging youth and young adults to make disciples on the road in word, spirit and action.


What we value...

Soul Survivor’s key priority is relationship. 
Relationship with God, one another and the world God loves.


We value an intimate relationship with God – Jesus Christ is the Lord, we are his servants; he is the Bridegroom, we are his bride; God is our Father, we are his children. We express this through specific acts of worship and devotion (particularly through music and song) combined with a lifestyle of worship that reflects intimacy and relationship with God, righteousness and justice. We recognise and value the person and work of the Holy Spirit.


We place a high value on community and family. Whilst we look for excellence in our music and teaching we will sacrifice professionalism in favour of being relational. We value informality and fun. We take God seriously but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We want our meetings and events to be accessible to everyone.


We aim to make the message of God’s love relevant and accessible to everyone. We want to engage with the world around us and not escape it through creating a Christian sub-culture. We believe that worship, evangelism and justice go hand in hand and we recognise that we – through our words and actions – can be a living representation of God in our world. We express that relationship particularly in following the biblical commands to care for the poor, the broken, the marginalised and the dispossessed and to stand for justice as an expression of the Kingdom of God.