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ZEALAND

Zealand, led by Phil Joel, best known for his long-standing role as bass player and vocalist for the Newsboys, was formed in 2015. When Phil left Newsboys after 13 years, he was asked to lead worship for a series of youth conferences. At first he wasn’t sure if he was the man for the job. Without even realizing it, Phils perspective began to shift, opening his eyes to a new understanding about worship and his role in it. “I realized that leading worship is all about leading people’s hearts to a place far beyond a stage or a melody. True worship isn’t just about a moment; it’s about having an encounter with God that becomes a lasting movement in peoples lives.”

Regarding the bands name, Phil explains, my cousin Roger and I are from New Zealand but the name isn’t about a country; it’s about a state “a state of being zealous for the land God has for each one of us, starting with our relationship with Him”.

ZEALAND

Zealand, led by Phil Joel, best known for his long-standing role as bass player and vocalist for the Newsboys, was formed in 2015. When Phil left Newsboys after 13 years, he was asked to lead worship for a series of youth conferences. At first he wasn’t sure if he was the man for the job. Without even realizing it, Phils perspective began to shift, opening his eyes to a new understanding about worship and his role in it. “I realized that leading worship is all about leading people’s hearts to a place far beyond a stage or a melody. True worship isn’t just about a moment; it’s about having an encounter with God that becomes a lasting movement in peoples lives.”

Regarding the bands name, Phil explains, my cousin Roger and I are from New Zealand but the name isn’t about a country; it’s about a state “a state of being zealous for the land God has for each one of us, starting with our relationship with Him”.

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