For the past few years, Phil Joel of the Newsboys’, and fellow band mates, Ben Bugna (drums), Dave Mohr (guitar) and Roger Angove (bass) have been operating off the grid, going where they have felt led, ministering where they have been invited, under the radar and outside of the spotlight. Raucous, invigorating and deep, Zealand is taking the next step as authentically as it can, staying true to their sound and their mission. 

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”.

Phil is open this December, January, and selected dates beginning next May and summer for either solo or Zealand dates, concerts or worship events. Through such songs as “Good, Good Father,” “Your Love Is Wild” (see links below), and even some classic Newsboys hits, Phil is ready to come and share music and ministry with the world. “Leading worship is all about leading people’s hearts to a place far beyond a stage or melody,” Phil shares. “True worship isn’t just about a moment; it’s about having an encounter with God.” Call or email us today for details.