Planetshakers Church (formerly Melbourne City Church) is a Pentecostal Christian church affiliated with Australian Christian Churches, the Assemblies of God in Australia. Formed as Australian Christian band in 1997, originally from Adelaide now based in Melbourne. The church started when the band and ministry moved to Melbourne in 2004. The church is pastored by Russell and Sam Evans and has over 10,000 members.
Currently, Planetshakers has five campuses in Melbourne; City, North, North East, South East and Geelong, with an additional four international campuses in Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, and United States. Its founder, Russell Evans, declared its aims, "I believe that the church of God should be the greatest party on the planet... We're here not just to be local, we're here to be global and we can have the ability to influence the whole planet."
A central part of Planetshakers' ministry is the contemporary worship music band "The Planetshakers". The 2003 Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian is a former member of the band, taking both lead and backup vocal parts on the 2002 and 2003 albums and conferences.
In 2004, their album Open Up the Gates was nominated for the "Praise and Worship Album of the Year" Dove Award.
It was reported in 2008 that Michael Guglielmucci, former bass player in the Planetshakers band, had fraudulently claimed he was dying of cancer. During this time Guglielmucci received money from supporters who believed his illness was real. Guglielmucci wrote the "Healer" song for the album "Savior of the World" was released in June 2006. "Healer" is a song of encouragement for believers who were suffering from cancer. Guglielmucci explained his actions as being a result of a long-term pornography addiction.
Endless Praise: Live, released in March 2014, reached No. 3 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and No. 16 in on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.
The album, Nada es Imposible, in Spanish which was released in July 2014, reached position No. 17 on the Billboard "Latin Pop Albums" chart and was nominated by the Premios Arpa in three categories: best group or duo album, album rock or hard rock and producer of 2014.
The video of the song "Endless Praise" was nominated for Dove Award Long Form Video 2014.
The video of the song "Let's Go" was nominated for the Dove Award Long Form Video of the Year 2015.
Planetshakers feat. Su Presencia they have been nominated in the 2016 by the Premios Arpa in the category: "Best song in participation" "Sé quién eres tú" (in Spanish).