Former American clergyman Stephen Carl Lentz. GQ labeled Carl Lentz a “hype-priest” because of his role as a spiritual advisor to superstars like Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, and Selena Gomez. Prior to his dismissal on November 4, 2020, for “leadership concerns and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral shortcomings,” he served as the senior pastor of Hillsong New York City. Carl Lentz was fired from Hillsong in November. He later admitted to cheating on his wife, whom he married in 2003, and has three children with. Read on to know more about his wife and the scandal.
Carl Lentz Married To Laura Lentz In 2003
Minister Carl Lentz, Justin Bieber’s spiritual guide, is married to Pastor Laura Lentz, a pastor of Australia’s Hillsong Church. Australian-born Laura Lentz, now 40, tied the knot in 2003. This happy couple is the proud parents of three young ones.
Carl and Laura Lentz, relocated to Hampton Roads, Virginia in 2005, according to a 2009 article in The Virginian-Pilot. Carl Lentz revealed in that article, “We go to the movies,” as one of the couple’s regular date night activities. We just pick parties at random and go there. To hear Wu-Tang play, we went to their concert. During an interview with GQ Magazine in 2015, Carl Lentz revealed that he was residing in Virginia when he received a call from Hillsong pastor Joel Houston, who asked him to open a branch of the church in New York City.
What Was The Scandal Carl Lentz Faced In His Past?
Carl led the Hillsong New York congregation after joining the church in 2010 and evangelizing to thousands, including celebrities like Justin Bieber and Vanessa Hudgens. Worshippers at Carl’s church exposed his extramarital activities. For example, one of his girlfriends was a woman named Ranin Karim, and their five-month affair will be a major talking point at Hillsong: A Scandal at a Megachurch.
Pastor Carl Lentz was removed from his position as senior pastor of the New York City branch of Hillsong Church on November 4, 2020, after “ongoing discussions in relation to leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures,” according to a statement released by Hillsong Church Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston.
Where Is Carl And His Wife Now: Are They Still Together?
Pastor Carl Lentz posted on Instagram in September for the first time since he was fired from Hillsong Church in November 2020 for cheating on his wife. The 43-year-old founder of Hillsong NYC, who was the pastor of Justin Bieber and other famous people, said, “It’s been a hard road, but we are alive, we are at peace, and by the grace of God, we are TOGETHER.”
Carl‘s wife, Laura, shared the photoset and stated, “Yep, it has been tough and hell no it’s taken a LOT of work the past 22 months (but who’s counting 😂) to make our marriage what it has been, & we will never stop working on ourselves, for this marriage and for our kids! I know there are many that don’t or would never do what I choose to do, and that’s ok, it’s not for everyone!!”
“I look forward to sharing our story, how I got to that conclusion and I think it’s going to assist a lot of people..” Laura went on. “But I couldn’t be prouder of my husband and the responsibility he’s taken on! Mostly I’m glad for a man who humbled himself & didn’t try to defend himself, he has kept silent publically and he has remained focused on the one thing that counts most-our family!”