Posted by thechurchtools On Wednesday, August 25, 2010

News have been going around and Christian music followers especially the younger generation who have been influenced for good by the music and songs either sung or written by then Hillsong United's forefront man Marty Sampson. Marty has not been on this year's Hillsong Live - A Beautiful Exchange album. He has been keeping a low profile since the album 'United We Stand' by Hillsong United. His last album with United was the 2008 release The I Heart Revolution: We're All in This Together (2008). He often leads worship at church and has continued his strong contributions for new Hillsong albums.

Marty has a style of music and vocals unique only to himself which is captivating and uplifting. Originally featuring in the Youth Alive albums of the late 1990s, he was one of original Hillsong United worship leaders. Guitar is his main instrument and he occasionally plays the piano.

Marty has been focusing on his family and household duties including training members within Hillsong Church. He was married in November 2006 to Michelle. They now have a son named Phoenix. Since his departure from United, he has kept working on his craft of songwriting. He also helps with the worship at Northern Beaches, a Hillsong extension service. Marty has also released a solo album entitled "Let Love Rule."

Here's an email response from Hillsong Church about the whereabouts of Marty Sampson:
Thank you for your email to Hillsong Music Australia.

Marty Sampson as a member of our team and close friend with leadership is still very much a part of Hillsong Church. He had a very big season in years gone by since his teens as a song writer and now as a husband and father is in a new and wonderful season also.

I pray that the ministry of Hillsong may continue to speak words of encouragement into your life.

Kind Regards,

Hillsong Music Australia
- August 2010


During mid-2010, Marty became involved in a music making project. These songs that are written are most likely secular seeing that Christian music written by Marty would be under Hillsong Publishing. Marty was part of the founding members to a music band known as 'The Jaguars Band' which would later have their band name re-named to 'The Red Bikes'.
You can sample the band's music on the band's old Myspace page that is still currently running:

Above, you can see that within Marty Sampson's twitter update that the band he was involved with changed their name to 'The Red Bikes'.

Photograph courtesy of: Alyssa Rempel of RighteousRadio

2011 UPDATE: Marty Sampson is back on the NEW Hillsong United - AFTERMATH (2011) singing the album song AFTERMATH. There still is no indication of him rejoining with Hillsong United thus far.

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  1. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1286059231242#c6350460055747708000'> October 3, 2010 at 9:10 AM

    I appreciate this post as I've been confused as to how Hillsong can't seem to find a use for one of the most talented worship leaders of the 2000's. Word of advice: if Hillsong can't find a use for you, I'm sure there are literally hundreds of churches around the world that could use you. Not a lot of people can say that.

    Mark in the U.S.


  2. Dimitri Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1286262749047#c8351124646896332197'> October 5, 2010 at 5:42 PM

    lol.. well he was recently in NYC helping to start hillsong nyc!!


  3. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1288725603634#c9172478014405455782'> November 3, 2010 at 5:50 AM

    The Red Bikes album is being recorded in Nashville TN USA by Marty working with Jimmy Rudder. I look forward to hearing what Mr. Sampson is up to.


  4. sdz Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1288793309413#c6841849081186161666'> November 4, 2010 at 12:38 AM

    yaaaaa expecting mind blasting music!!!!!


  5. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1289507748174#c7118402728308238592'> November 12, 2010 at 7:05 AM

    The Abss

    Everyone, Marty Sampson is Hillsong United, I would love to see him back and take the lead, with his sidekick Joel Houston. I really thought it would have been nice if he would have sing in Beautiful Exchange Album. I hope Marty comes back to United. God Bless


  6. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1289711917411#c638094029749249223'> November 14, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    marty rocks


  7. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1289866274473#c2849457976181691086'> November 16, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    Marty is my favorite song writer in the Hillsong church, I've missed his contributions on the latest albums!


  8. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1290149954448#c8684646892583058127'> November 19, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    come back marty we wish to see you in the next hillsong album


  9. christopher Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1290598493431#c2725299258168923868'> November 24, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    I love Marty and he always inspires me. He is one of the songwriters i always look up to whenever i buy a Hillsong Album. He is a blessing.

    Chris Kahuria, Nairobi, Kenya.


  10. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1291414624964#c6277177212347710990'> December 4, 2010 at 8:47 AM

    i miss him, too!!!! a lot!!!


  11. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1291560384422#c7793265882561641204'> December 6, 2010 at 1:16 AM

    MARTY IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!we all loved him
    he had a talent n used it to the glory of God
    BE Blessed


  12. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1292243805933#c8736692733120767981'> December 13, 2010 at 11:06 PM

    I miss him too av been following him since Touching heaven changing earth when he started on Hillsong,he's such an inspiration...Kudos Marty....pls come back


  13. eldy84 Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1293045553540#c1568138000432212380'> December 23, 2010 at 5:49 AM

    Marty pls if you are hearing us, pls answer us about your whereabouts!people really love you, and they want to hear from the horse's own mouth, God bless.


  14. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1293320921622#c147529330703600001'> December 26, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Wow So i was planning on going to the hillsong United Concert in March 2011, but if Marty Sampson's NOT GONNA BE THERE, Then whats the point? Its just not gonna be the same without him singing.Now Im Just Heartbroken. This was gonna be my first concert, not anymore :/ Marty PLEASE Go Back To Hillsong!!!!!!!!!! Add me on myspace musicluver4@live.com


  15. http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1293429528082#c7535268358949518890'> December 27, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    Well you go to Hillsong Conference to meet with God and champion your local church. Marty is great but he's not a golden calf!! :)


  16. Asher Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1294038722438#c6826573342143482597'> January 3, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Marty you've been such an inspiration for us. I admire you as a Brother in Christ! I believe God has a plan in everything. I love your style and songs. I believe in putting ur family first is the best way of continuation in God's ministry! God bless! Wish all and everyone here A Happy New Year 2011 in Christ Jesus! One day we'll meet altogether in heaven!


  17. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1294067666894#c9071232796558629530'> January 4, 2011 at 1:44 AM

    I'm a Christian and for years I've been doing worship, leading our local church band to heights I believe God wants us to achieve. But all that changed when my pastor mistakedly called me a rebel, which ended all my ministry works in church. Unfair... but all I can do is is to pray to God and to forgive my pastor, who clearly is only human. So I was wondering... Could Marty be in the same situation? He clearly loves God, had been serving Him and the church many years as well. I know many worshippers have gone through the same thing as I have, and I hope all, for the Church's sake as a whole, would come to peace together. And truly be the Body of Christ. God bless!


  18. small city Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1294486004293#c7555705351757649859'> January 8, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    hey everyone,i thought i would let you all know marty is fine,he is just busy living his life doing ministry,he;s doing what gods having him do,in the end all that matters is that you do whatever gods telling you to do,read his word & continue to trust in him,feel free to keep him & his family in prayer for this new year, marty & his family love you all & are thankful for all the love & support you give,take care & continue to dream big for god everyone!!!

    smallcity xx


  19. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1294508815842#c7130590720278752012'> January 9, 2011 at 4:16 AM

    well im glad to know that he's still around kinda miss haring his vocals on the albums....hopefully he'll be back on track soon (no pun intended).


  20. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1294667839053#c347016742060917233'> January 11, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    I am a Hillsong Creative team member and I just want to highlight something really important...

    From an outside perspective I can understand that the United albums and Hillsong albums and the people who sing and lead on them have reached a certain level of celebrity around the world, but within our church life, these amazing guys simply serve like anyone else.

    They don't parade their position or act high and mighty... they simply serve at church like anyone else would. When it comes to big events that people outside the church see (albums, conference etc) there is a core team who is presented, yes, but these people make up only a tiny fraction of the hundreds who serve week in and week out in church.

    You may also think that people like Marty and all the Hillsong singers are paid for what they do... again, they serve and volunteer as anyone else would.

    So why hasn't Marty been leading in church/on albums etc? Because Hillsong church is also his home church, it's not a platform for fame, there's nothing wrong with him sitting out of leading worship in church so he can focus on spending time with his wife and son. In fact he still serves - just not in a prominent positions by his own choosing.

    He's a normal guy with an awesome gift who has simply been willing and available for God to use... so don't idolise or look to him, instead look to God as your inspiration!


  21. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1294843516064#c7658016937271306443'> January 13, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    To Anonymous,
    Well said!


  22. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1295127190373#c6060979149750798957'> January 16, 2011 at 8:03 AM

    Marty you are a blessing from God in my life! I thank God everyday for his life, his ministry and his dedication to the Lord's work! I really admire you're an example for me ... I would say that I found the ways of the Lord when I saw him singing ... The Lord has touched me so ... I feel the Lord's presence when they hear you sing ... I sure you take time for your family ... but I pray that you return singing because as I've been touched and reached by the Lord through their songs and ministry there are many people that need to be touched by the Lord through you pray that you will return to the Ministry Hillsong've been missing!
    God bless you always!
    I love you in Christ
    Thanks Samantha


  23. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1295187704811#c3199663914221657248'> January 17, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    i heart hillsong singers


  24. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1296123962273#c3272419913068060155'> January 27, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Godblessed Mr. Marty Sampson please sing to the most high again...


  25. Lisa Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1297909002977#c2220173188651674552'> February 17, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    lol he still sings just that we don't hear it on albums i guess!


  26. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1297973471802#c3213491378281750208'> February 18, 2011 at 6:41 AM

    there are soo many romours around... its just people like to imaginate.... Jesus is the fact... he can use you for GREAT things in life as God uses him SO much.... He's such an example for us!!! No matter where we serve the point would be serving Jesus with all we have...


  27. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1298140132786#c1735328710863978566'> February 20, 2011 at 4:58 AM

    Come back Marty!!! We love you a lot!!! We miss your new songs! You are my favorite singer in Hillsong, but I dont understand how a leadership leave your ministry and your anoint. Go back Marty, we miss you. A new generation of worshipers wait for you.


  28. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1298190441888#c7131641467443193320'> February 20, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    To hillsong creative no one is idolizing Marty his voice is missed on your albums just like Jonas myrin voice when you have a big fan base of the worship music you guys play people take notice of whats going on I'm pretty sure if Joel or jad or Darlene didn't sing for awhile everyone would take notice we were just wondering what he was doing since we haven't heard his voice on the past albums so check yourself please Marty isn't hillsong GOD is


  29. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1298370174494#c1240374942938335167'> February 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

    Marty is never gone He is always with us, He was in the last Hillsong's Album Faith+Hope+Love one of the songs there was written by him and Zech and performed by Brookes Fraser, I love that song Remenber marty is just a vessel God uses to reach people (us) I know God is preparing him (Marty) to be use in a greatter way to reach the world and change lives even more thabn He has ever use him....Marty thanks for allowing God to speak through you to minister to the people in this world and we can't wait to see you live on stage leading the praise and worship with the rest of the Team....God bless You


  30. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1299264079257#c2252614915288418856'> March 5, 2011 at 5:11 AM

    I wish Marty come back soon, i'm from Brazil, and all the people that konw hillsong, missed out Marty singing.

    God bless you all


  31. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1299738416053#c6696029827588268582'> March 10, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    its all about praising and worshiping God. I love Marty Sampson, Joel Houston, and the others, but they shouldn't be recieving the glory. It is God. Our lives are made solely for that purpose. I pray that Marty Sampson is continually humbling himself and using his talents for the glorification of our Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST!


  32. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1299812069023#c328350489392875274'> March 11, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    i love the hillsong music and in Marty Sampson, Darlene Zchech, Ruben Morgan, Joel Osteen it great
    i really miss Marty Sampson


  33. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1300302549838#c9108725821589812019'> March 17, 2011 at 5:39 AM

    hey God has blessed you bro with an talent that noone can take away from you, ive looked to you and the hillsong worship team as an inspiration in my life, God has truly blessed you guys with extreme talents and gifts and as a worship leader at my church presently i enjoy the worship, the music.. its a blessing to me! im from Trinidad, a very small country we're just a dot on the map but we strive for greatness.... we are longing for you and Hillsong worship team to come to Trinidad for an outpouring of the holy spirit, to join with you all in worship! so please consider it and maybe visit! we'll appreciated it! thank Bro... keep doing the will of God!


  34. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1300454914437#c6633820789129184667'> March 18, 2011 at 11:58 PM

    hey im from trinidad too an jus wanna say im joining wit my bro at the above on having hillsongs come to our country it will be a great blessing.hillsongs together with marty sampson has truly bless my heart in so many ways looking foward to hear marty in the next hillsongs albums god bless


  35. Rebecca Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1300937611453#c7604561304571625975'> March 24, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Just to let you know its not about the artist. The music is about god.The musicians are just vessels god uses. musicians have lives you know. Its not about the stage their on its about god


  36. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1301817306036#c8114994195413423345'> April 3, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    I thought marty had back slide. . .
    but, glad to hear, his not. . .


  37. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1302494531374#c6533477734015595461'> April 11, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    marty is my inspiration why im playing giutar and singing in our worship service.


  38. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1302880220692#c249002383598488875'> April 16, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    Admiração é uma coisa adoração é outra gente!!
    Adoramos a Deus e admiramos e amamos o Marty Sampson!!
    Marty verdadeiramente é um instrumentos nas mãos de Deus eu conheci o evangelho através do Marty ele é um exemplo pra mim!!
    Marty você está fazendo muita falta no Hillsong por favor volte!!
    Nós do Brasil amamos muito você !!
    Deus te abençoe cada vez mais!!
    We love you Marty!!


  39. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1305886528128#c9087249374320842678'> May 20, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Hey all!i think marty is great.he lead hillsong into new level.he again sung in hillsong united aftermath.this song about his life.


  40. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1305913565331#c388978949869269050'> May 21, 2011 at 3:16 AM

    Our church in Durban, South Africa, has been blessed singing so many of your songs; it does not matter who wrote it or performed it. What matters is that you have been obedient to the call of God on your life and because of this we have been blessed and lives have been totally transformed. At the end of the day it is about our amazing Saviour, Jesus. My eldest daughter has had the priviledge of being at your conference in Australia. My youngest is busy recording songs that God has annointed her to write and sing. It is so incredible how the church, the bride of Jesus is growing from glory to glory. I am so looking forward to spending eternity with the rest of the body of Christ. wow imagine the songs in heaven. Love and blessings. Anita Baker. Durban, South Africa


  41. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1307293529599#c1861234638356274540'> June 6, 2011 at 2:35 AM

    Hey Marty, it's nice to hear you are having a great time with your family. Your wife is sooo blessed !! I'm sure wherever you are now or whatever you are doing, you still love and serve our God, JC, though we rarely hear your voice in Hillsong / HU new albums. Thanks for inspiring me to love and worship God the way you do through your music, songs and voice. Thanks also to Hillsong / HU teams. You are all a blessed guys... JCBU. :) D. Marsella - Indonesia


  42. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1308904142863#c888027277361150857'> June 24, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Well it was a blessing to have heard Marty sing throughout the years and I am always blessed and moved when he sings. Thank you Marty for your service and love for God and his children. I pray that God will continue to bless you with new songs from heaven and also in your daily life. God bless you bruh. You're HeavenSent to all of us!! (Seri-City Campus member)


  43. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1309192002233#c8835354218412292058'> June 28, 2011 at 1:56 AM

    I kmow you love UNITED, Marty!
    Glad to hear your voice in "Aftermath" song coz your voice is unique and we can remember!!
    Please come back like you join in Aftermath album,k?
    Many blessings,


  44. Thanx Amram Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1309503612478#c5843582917733594551'> July 1, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    I still want to see you worship. God has used you to touch my life. I didn't love christian music because of you, I worship and love God.
    just come back please.


  45. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1310463150835#c7176610685171746315'> July 12, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    and why isnt marty saying anything to us? Marty, pls talk so some pple will stop thinking upside down. love u lots


  46. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1310580139941#c4948036854010236980'> July 14, 2011 at 3:32 AM

    Regarding the Hillsong Creative Team Member post on January 11, 2011:

    Your insight that Marty's decision to step away from the spotlight is a key insight. Thank you. However, I do not think the matter is as simple as you suggest, at least in regards to the global outreach of Hillsong Music. Perhaps for the lay people and staff at the home church, the music team members function and are perceived as interchangeable agents for God, which is fantastic. But at the very least, Hillsong tours in the U.S. (I can speak for that) use specific individuals, the core group, in both performance and advertising (just look at the tour posters you perhaps helped to create for evidence of that). These tours lead to increased sales in CD, DVD, and other merchandise. Using specific individuals also gives the consumer a concrete person to identify with and follow (see the facebook and twitter accounts/followers which some core group members use). I think it is safe to say that if HU showed up in Denver without JTH, JD, and JG, fans/worshippers would feel as though they were misled. So the interchangeability has not been communicated here in the U.S. and I think intentionally so. I think that is fine though.
    Also, although singers might not get paid to sing on a live album, a consistent presence on tours, CDS, and DVDs, publishing rights, all increases the person's marketability to make money from music down the road. It's not a matter of right or wrong to me, it just is the way it is. So, here are my concluding thoughts to your post. 1. Because of the way Hillsong markets and distributes their worship music/events (which I love!), a consistent presence IS a platform for fame, no matter how hard you try to make it otherwise. 2. You concluded your post insinuating that those of us asking questions about Marty should not idolise or look to him. While that may be true of some, I do not think it is true of most of us. We just wanted to know why a person your church chose to promote and hype suddenly is not mentioned. I believe you answered that. Thanks!


  47. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1311078072335#c6741703152606144013'> July 19, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    I am from Zambia and Marty Your voice has encouraged and touched alot of us...to the entire Hillsong Team...i would like to say you are all a blessing to my life...i have learnt to be on a marathon of worship because of Hillsong...all your albums are special and am in love with all of them and most songs in them...May you never tire of doing the great work of reverencing our God..He deserves it each hour..Hope to see you Marty in the coming albums... God Bless!!!!!!


  48. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1312471858261#c5533787804323118892'> August 5, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    Hey everyone blessings to all. Ive read every Post and I actually wrote on one of them. Now I follow Marty Sampson on twitter, and sometimes he doesn't say much on it, but he has his post in which he writes stuff and talks about video's and stuff. The post is on Tumblr.com MWSMPSN, and you will be connected as far of what he is doing. He recorded a album with his new band it which has not come out yet, The Red Bikes, and I had a conversation with his engineer for the recording James Rudder and ask him the same question as all of us have. Is Marty Sampson coming back to hillsong. I ask him this question on the Hillsong United Tour to NYC, in March....He said he doesn't think he will sing again with the group because he is dedicating time to his family. Now I know JD, is married, and I also know JAD is married too. As a fan of Marty and after listening to him on Aftermath the is a thing about his voice that connects you to God and I am everyday trying to find out when is his album coming out. All I could say if Marty, in which have written many songs for hillsong is alone on this project let's help him promote this Album some how. Let's do a rally or something so that God could bless him and that he could sale lot's and lot's of them. Now on the concert that I went to for Hillsong United in NYC. Marty Sampson was there, supporting his mates, but never sang, because he was in NYC for other business.....I honestly could say I thought he was going to sing a surprise. How do I know that because of James Rudder the sound engineer who does the Hillsong United Tour, and who recorded the Red Bikes album. Now I wanted to meet him so bad, (Marty) and I even ask James about him, but it didn't happen, I pray like everyone that has posted for him to Sing and that God may prosper him in his everyday life. He is on tweeter @mwsmpsn Sarty Mampson, thats how he have it LOL. If your on twitter lets make this rally together and get Marty so Sing again. I am @theabss on twitter. God Bless!!!! one other thing he did a EP in which he doesn't sound like him, but if you want to buy it go to itunes he change his name on that EP to Martin Sampson lol, I don't know why all the name change. GOD Bless everyone let's keep in touch and support this man of GOD.


  49. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1312644773614#c851220751748898311'> August 7, 2011 at 1:02 AM

    Listen to OBJECTS - EP on iTunes... and buy it. I love his simplicity and the approach he's taking with less is more. I believe the seasons God has used him here and there are remarkable. I see some similarities in how Brooke Fraser too is releasing some of her songs with a simple and creative feel. God bless you and your family Marty, Dave


  50. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1313733701776#c4774117821575039302'> August 19, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    marty.. u have blessed me so much through your music, i can be more close with our God. Please dont go.. dont disappointed all people. i will be sooooooooo sad. i followed you on twitter. GBU forever


  51. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1316075687623#c2600314768224536854'> September 15, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    i miss him.... though i do agree with his decision to keep away for sometime hopefully to be with the family. ministry starts at home, i do agree its important that he stays at home to bond with the son and the wife.


  52. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1317219947090#c3280993671469707848'> September 28, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Here the what wekipedia say about him

    Marty Sampson (born 31 May 1979) is a Christian songwriter and a worship leader at the Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. Originally featuring in the Youth Alive albums of the late 1990s, he was one of original Hillsong United worship leaders. Guitar is his main instrument and he occasionally plays the piano. He was married in November 2006 to Michelle. They now have a son named Phoenix.[1]

    Marty Sampson was a former worship leader for United together. His last album with United was the 2011 release Aftermath. He often leads worship at church and has continued his strong contributions for new Hillsong albums. Since his departure from United, he has kept working on his craft of songwriting. He also helps with the worship at Northern Beaches, a Hillsong extension service.

    In 2007 Marty Sampson released a solo EP entitled "Let Love Rule."[2]

    In 2010 Marty Sampson entered the studio in the US to record an album under the band name "The Red Bikes". It was recorded with James Rudder at the studio helm, Luke Munns on drums, Michael Guy Chislett on guitar, and Paul Malbury on bass. The album has not yet been released.

    In 2011 Marty Sampson released a solo EP under the name Martin Sampson called Objects. It is an acoustic guitar folk album in the vein of Bob Dylan. The songs were recorded at the same time as the Red Bikes project.


  53. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1317622184291#c8900068291607169863'> October 3, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    miss u at hillsong albums


  54. livy Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1318774580372#c5894373411551216711'> October 17, 2011 at 12:46 AM

    miss u marty. thot ud b on the God is able album ba u werent. ba hpe to listen to yo music soon.God bless!


  55. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1319841636542#c4423135990746284878'> October 29, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Eu sou do brasil, ministro de louvor em meu ministerio e quero te dizer, que você é uma das fontes principais por eu ter trancando meu quarto e falado com o Meu Deus...porque ele te capacitou com o teu espirito e te fez brilhar para muitas pessoas nesse mundo..seja um vaso de benção sempre em nossas vidas Marty, amo a sua carreira e quero vêr brilhar ainda mais para honra e gloria de nosso Deus.

    Neemias da Silva - juazeiro/Bahia/Brasil


  56. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1320044780040#c8818383065436626128'> October 31, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Yeah we miss Marty in how he lead people in the throne of God through Singing, he has a silent voice that springs water from his belly


  57. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1320045265537#c6431882184298472097'> October 31, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    yeah we miss marty


  58. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1320984490959#c6098760346606860984'> November 11, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    where are you Marty????come back home, please!!!!!God need you Marty because God loves you and He loves when you sing for him.


  59. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1323224265463#c5580372183297771673'> December 7, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Marty....i pray for you to be a blessing once again around the globe as part of the worship team of hillsong....God Bless Put a God smile once again.... as He puts a song in your Heart.....to God all the Glory....


  60. http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1329224732224#c6312618754366826811'> February 14, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    meldan said,

    Praise God for the voice of Marty Sampson has and the encouragement it brings to every individual who hears it. Glorify God for a blessing such as him and other faithful servants. In any way, we can serve God and we cannot change what God has planned for Marty Sampson to do for Him. iloveGOD...


  61. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1331075553296#c3629965927551918628'> March 7, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Its begaining to look like we may never get to hear this Red Bikes album! Kind of a drag I was looking foward to it. I would imagine any album that Mr. Sampson puts out would probably sell fairly well once the word got out. I wonder what he's doing for a living now.


  62. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1333887489234#c1931308550571582239'> April 8, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Hey Everybody!!!
    He sung alongside with darlin from concert in ithali Milano 21 November 2011
    check out this channel you van find out more from this concert...he is back amazing...


  63. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1335242415192#c7430989471247732204'> April 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM


    I have enjoyed all your songs. The best I would choose would beSaviour King, In your freedom and of course the song Inside out written by Joel. Inside out was much better than the United Album fantastic.

    Obviously my children miss you a lot in the Hills.

    May God Bless You Abundantly


  64. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1335350501116#c6184515745400087881'> April 25, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Pliz come back, we miss your music! Hillsong is great, but we were now just so used to this cool guy's worship style! God bless


  65. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1336119652470#c9218256998034286732'> May 4, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    where ever they go as long as they will not loss

    their faith in God.......


  66. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1336572901542#c6292885094755319765'> May 9, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Marty writes intimate worship.. God bless you bro!


  67. S. Channels Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1336961149577#c668287583932743569'> May 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    It will be amazing if Marty and Joel take the lead of Hillsong United again!!! I know it will be phenomenal, United We Stand is still makin huge impact. Blessing from Bayamón, Puerto Rico!!!


  68. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1337437884134#c2349604551143398546'> May 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    marty sampson , i personally am missing you . you have been my inspiration in gospel music to the level of me becoming a singer to. am looking forward to the day you will be on stage will the other members. love you bro. anthony safeli from zambia.


  69. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1338833439528#c2559404885429735313'> June 5, 2012 at 3:40 AM

    well, we all missing Marty... but even he is not in United album it's a comfort to know that he still serving the Lord with his family.. I first saw him when he sang "By Your Side"hahaha.. he was so skinny then. I also tried to wrote letters to him back then, but any of those___ never mind..... Keep on serving the Lord brother. GBU:)



  70. amor Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1338834809026#c3235347738769212771'> June 5, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    Marty Sampon é o melhoar para mim ...no termo cantor gospel ...o admiro demais este homem abençoado por Deus


  71. amor Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1338835139141#c4456896176928869482'> June 5, 2012 at 4:08 AM

    olá gosto muito do Martyn se possivel atualize as fotos dele...confesso que quero ver as recentes...obrigado


  72. Mendoza Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1340723754074#c2333631388400155518'> June 27, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    Marty regresa al mejor equipo!! hillsong united, cuando hicieron WE STAND fue el mejor album que he escuchado!!! la combinacion entre JOEL HOUSTON Y TU FUE INCREIBLE,, espero que regreses pronto, o tu mismo que saques un nuevo album, recuerda que mucha gente esta inspirada en ti, para hacer llegar sus alabanzas a Dios!! te apreciamos como HERMANO GOD BLESS YOU


  73. María Luisa Becerril Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1340941003420#c2065775014569080083'> June 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    o Hola Marty:
    Encontré una página en internet que te escribo para que la veas, es la siguiente: http://thechurchtools.blogspot.mx/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html#comment-form, por favor vela, porque los comentarios que te hace mucha gente quiero decirte que coincido con ellos, tú eres un hombre de Dios, el te dio dones y talentos hermosos de los cuales le tendrás que dar cuentas cuando estés en su presencia.
    En un estudio de Biblia aprendí que Dios nos da esos dones y que a veces en nuestra vida la dedicamos para hacer lo que mas nos gusta, pero para evaluar si lo que estamos haciendo edifica, restaura y aviva los corazones a otras personas, entonces estamos haciendo lo correcto, y cuando tú cantas y compones, realmente conectas a la gente con Dios, porque ese ministerio te lo entrego nuestro creador y lo haces para Él.
    Es por eso que me atrevo a pedirte que no dejes de hacer ese hermoso ministerio, realmente nos hacer alabar a nuestro Salvador con todo nuestro corazón, tienes el don de conectarnos con Él tiene mucha espiritualidad y la transmite, se siente el Espíritu de Dios cuando alabas, por favor vuelve a Hillsong United, sé que ahora estas ocupado con ser papá y esposo, pero tu ministerio también es muy importante y nos hace falta escucharte, estar en la Banda de Hillsong United es como un cuerpo que sin un brazo o una pierna no esta completo, todos son una hermosa bendición de Dios, pero si no es posible que regreses, por favor graba nuevamente para alabar a nuestro Padre Celestial. por favor, Dios siga bendiciendo tu vida, recuerda este ministerio te lo entrego Dios, son los talentos que te entrego
    me llamo Maria Luisa Becerril y soy mexicana


  74. Luciano Peralta Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1344302229073#c7082196731697606974'> August 7, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    hola Marty!! saludos desde Buenos Aires, Argentina. quiero espresarte que las canciones que has escrito y los dones que Dios te a dado, SON GENIALES! y fue de gran Bendicion escucharte en HILLSONG UNITED. yo se que ahora estas ocupado con otras cosas, pero deberias considerar volver a HILLSONG, a cantar y a componer. fuiste de bendicion para muchos , y seria bueno que sigas utilizando los dones que Dios te a dado. te quiero mucho.
    Bendiciones para ti y tu familia. :)
    Luciano Peralta (chevy_lucho@hotmail.com)


  75. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1344788389031#c994598148383246149'> August 13, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    Miss you Marty


  76. http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1344862299770#c3553958341317144693'> August 13, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    please Marty come back home, we enjoy the worship music and really God has been using you mightly, including pastor Rueben Morgan, Joel Houston, Darlene Zshech, Raymond Badham, Jonathan Douglas, Mia Fieldes, Ben Feilding, Mirriam Webster, Tulele Faletolou to mention but a few. God put you together as a team inorder to serve him, i wonder why Marty would abandon God's service inorder to serve the devil, cos secular as much as i know in unGodly and anything unGodly is the devil's. please may God touch brother marty we want him so much in the kingdom.


  77. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1346066289135#c6345964968137117335'> August 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    is he really gone? at first I thought he wan Hillsong!


  78. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1347079616971#c5114471111601295458'> September 8, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    I love you Marty! I miss you dude, come back to sing with Hillsong again man! I wish you would...


  79. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1347345246829#c1603308699016588352'> September 11, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    mARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WE WANT TO HEAR YOU WORSHIPPING GOD !!!!!!!!!!!


  80. Servant of the Living God Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1350076805252#c4515060445713844748'> October 13, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    Psalm 3:3 (NIV)
    [3] But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.
    Psalm 3:4-5 (NIV)
    [4] To the Lord I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. Selah
    Praise the Lord everyone, I pray God fulfill all of your dreams and desires in Him. I just wanted to say that no matter where anyone in this world goes, to stay on the path of righteousness is the greatest race we run. There may be many obstacles but though the daily fellowship with Christ and by the grace of God, we can continue to run:). I'm not sure if Marty will read this, but I noticed that you said your not sure why you haven't sung with hillsong; remember the great things God has done through you and the church. One song that really brings me closer and closer to God is: Fire fall down. I pray that God will fill you and others reading this with the fire of the Holy Spirit, for He will teach and lead us through to victory.

    No matter what anyone says to you the love Jesus has for you has not changed, He loves you the same yesterday, today, and forever. I know one thing is for sure My God, My Jesus, Lover of my soul will answer all those who truly call upon His name.

    God bless, and Amen.


  81. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1351448541430#c7366791000836277675'> October 29, 2012 at 4:52 AM

    I love Marty's voice, real good unique talent. Miss hearing you sing.


  82. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1351448644970#c7300105644163339508'> October 29, 2012 at 4:54 AM

    Really miss you Marty. Hillsongs' not the same without you.


  83. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1351957168660#c103993951152345774'> November 4, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    i have always wished to see you in any of the latest hilllsong albums and i was wounderin what was happening u ti thank God that now i know where you are you will forever reamain my model in music


  84. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1351957266952#c8362349352043195726'> November 4, 2012 at 2:11 AM

    just one more corncet please


  85. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1363563858900#c1576215454583325726'> March 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    @Moses Chinyanta Seriously, I don't know what made you say something like that. Pretty disappointing what you just typed. Look guys, just because he doesn't sing in the albums doesn't mean that he left all of a sudden. I mean, just yesterday, Sunday night, I saw Marty Sampson lead worship at Hillsong. He also sang at Colour Conference 2013. So, if you're asking if he's back, he probably is.


  86. Luis Sims Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1368853636852#c6060999671863800901'> May 18, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    i didnt kno Marty wasnt arnd ,.i thot he ws jus takin a break but if you no longer doin what God called you to do Marty ? You are perfectly being selfish,cause God gave you that annointing that gift,.and that talent just so you can drive his people into worship and all glory goes back to him alone,.circular music isnt giving glory to the almighty at all!! Think abt it ,the one who created you,.i'm not saying go back to Hillsong united but do what God has called you for!


  87. Anonymous Said,
    http://thechurchtools.blogspot.com/2010/08/hillsong-wheres-marty-sampson.html?showComment=1376068952545#c3980531001216423162'> August 10, 2013 at 2:52 AM

    here in the philippines marty sampson is one of the fave worship leader at hillsong... you impacted young people here.....


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