We are a loving and joyful multicultural church community in the heart of Bankstown, Sydney; Kingdom people who are led by God's Word and the Holy Spirit; Children of God and believers in His goodness to us all the time; Passionate about bringing the message of reconciliation, freedom, healing, and deliverance to all people.
Our culture is rooted in the values of love, joy, generosity, honour, victory, holiness, peace and a forward-looking mindset. These aren't just a set of values we hold dear, rather they are a way of life that we seek to embody both individually and as a family.
We are unified in love. We do not give in to fear.
We choose to be joyful in all circumstances.
We empower others to see themselves how God sees them.
We give without demanding honour. We choose to elevate others.
We are powerful people - sons and daughters, not victims or orphans.
We are defined by the New Testament. We embrace everyone.
We are at peace, for peace is the atmosphere of revelation.
We look to our future, not our past. No guilt, shame or condemnation.
We might be a little biased, but we believe that we've got the absolute best people leading our House every single week. Raed + Fadia Haddad are at the helm of New Sound Church, and they've got an incredible team of people at their back.
Pastors of New Sound Church
This is Raed's 19th year in pastoral ministry, with the last nine spent as the Senior Pastor of New Sound Church. Together, he and his wife Fadia have pastored the church, inspiring people to live their lives for what matters most. Raed and Fadia believe that God's presence is tangible and powerful. They want the world to experience God's goodness personally and learn their true identity in Jesus.
”As a church leaders we see our task as both very simple and very profound. Our task is to make sure that the presence of God permeates the atmosphere of our services and guides our lives. The presence of God brings with it two main influences; it revolutionises the way we live and empowers us to minister to others.
We believe that we are to be a supernatural community that demonstrates the holiness and power of God to the world. The work of the Holy Spirit is a vital part of Christian life, and it is our wish for everyone to experience and use the gifts of the Holy Spirit in their everyday lives.
We strive to foster a community that is saturated with love and power and that is inclusive to all people with the aim of transforming them into the image of Christ.”
Raed was born in Jordan and moved to the United States in his late teens, where he began his theological studies. It was during his time in the US that he met Fadia Bazzi, a Lebanese born singer and recording artist who gained fame among Arabic Christians around the world. Raed moved to Australia, married Fadia and completed his theological studies, obtaining a Bachelor of Theology, a Graduate Diploma of Ministry and his accreditation with the Baptist Association of NSW. In 2012 they encountered God in a radically new way and have since sought to share that experience with the world. They have one son - Joshua - and one daughter - Pascal - who serve with them in the church.
New Sound Church's story begins over 100 years ago... strap in.
My life and ministry took an extraordinary turn when the Holy Spirit burst into my life. It was a game-changer, a moment that ignited a fire within me. From that point on, everything shifted. I started to expect more of the supernatural in my everyday life and ministry.
Before this encounter, I often felt like God was distant, uninvolved. I longed for Him to be closer, to be more present. But now, oh, how things have changed. I see Him right by my side, His presence tangible and real. The experiences of those early followers of Christ suddenly make so much more sense to me now.
Raed Haddad, Senior Pastor of New Sound Church