This Is Our Story

We both grew up in coastal suburbs on the East Coast of NSW, Australia. We met at a music and arts festival, fell in love and this year will celebrate 26 amazing years married. We have two incredible kids, Harmony (19) & Eli (17) who both love Jesus and together, as a family we are super excited about planting & building a Jesus-glorifying Church in Sydney's Sutherland Shire.

We have affectionately called Hillsong Australia home for almost two decades. Alongside Ps Brian & Bobbie Houston & a world class team, we are incredibly grateful to have been a part of seeing Hillsong Australia expand into many locations around our Island nation and beyond. With great passion for sharing the love of Jesus with all people, we are heading into a new season of building REVITALISE CHURCH... an Aussie Church with a heart to revitalise people, communities and nations.

Alongside many other great churches,.. we have planted a church on the east side of Sydney’s Sutherland Shire. We also have a deep desire to help strengthen churches and plant churches across our wide brown land...

It’s a step of faith we are confident to leap into, as we firmly believe, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD.

We cannot wait to meet you. 

With thankful hearts

Joel & Julia A’Bell

Lead Pastors
Our Local Church

Until All Have Heard


Why the name REVITALISE? 

Because Jesus came so that everyone could experience new life and vitality in Him.


The Mission of REVITALISE 

An Aussie church with a heart to revitalise people, communities and nations.

13 - 15 Cawarra Road, Caringbah, 2229

Time: 9:30am & 5pm
(Doors & RVTLS Kids open at 4.30pm) 


What is important to REVITALISE... our local church?

Jesus... because He is our centrepiece... the visible image of an invisible God. Only through His saving grace do we truly find new life.

  • People... because God loves people & people matter.

  • Gatherings... because whether in small or large gatherings, our strengths are revealed and our need for community is realised. We are always better together.

  • Family... because in a healthy family, diversity is a reality and everyone belongs!

  • Celebration... because Jesus & people are worth celebrating in every season. Praise will be the sound that resounds from Revitalise.

  • Generations... because a healthy community makes way for every generation to flourish. Starting with the children, youth & young adults... all the way to those who have made a way for others over many decades.

  • Generosity... because generous people ‘show up’ practically, financially and spiritually to help, empower & bring solution & change to our local, national and global communities.

  • Team... because everyone has something significant and unique to contribute. And it’s way more fun, doing life and building church together.

  • Discipleship... because we are all on a journey to know Christ & make Him known.

  • Faith... because as we step out in faith, led by the Holy Spirit, people will be saved, healed, restored, made whole, encouraged and inspired with direction to be everything God has designed them to be.

  • Prayer... because God is always listening and prayer changes things.

  • Other Churches... because Australia and nations everywhere, need healthy, Jesus-glorifying churches.

  • YOU... because on any given day you are a soul who needs relationship and you are a part of God’s redemption plan for the earth in whatever "spaces" of life you find yourself. Revitalise exists to help you know, own and influence your "Spaces" in life.