Justin Bieber’s Ex Pastor Carl Lentz Fired From His Church After Cheating On His Wife













Justin Bieber’s Ex Pastor Carl Lentz Fired From His Church After Cheating On His Wife

Justin Bieber‘s pastor, Carl Lentz, who was pastor at Hillsong NYC has been terminated from his job for what the church described as “moral failures.”
Carl Lentz was the pastor to Justin Bieber along with several other A-list celebrities. He also wrote the NY Times Bestseller “Own The Moment”.
On Wednesday (Nov. 4th), it was announced that Carl Lentz was released as senior pastor at Hillsong NYC. The East Coast branch is a part of the Hillsong megachurch. The news was shared in a statement via the church’s website, saying in part:

“This action has been taken following ongoing discussions in relation to leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.

It would not be appropriate for us to go into detail about the events that led to this decision. Our focus at this time is to honor God and pastorally care for our East Coast church community as well as the Lentz family.”

Carl Lentz later addressed his firing, sharing a lengthy post noting his termination and plans to rebuild his family as he acknowledged he was unfaithful to his wife.
He wrote:
Our time at HillsongNYC has come to an end. This is a hard ending to what has been the most amazing, impacting and special chapter of our lives. Leading this church has been an honor in every sense of the word and it is impossible to articulate how much we have loved and will always love the amazing people in this church. When you accept the calling of being a pastor, you must live in such a way that it honors the mandate. That it honors the church, and that it honors God. When that does not happen, a change needs to be made and has been made in this case to ensure that standard is upheld.”
He continued:
“Laura and I and our amazing children have given all that we have to serve and build this church and over the years I did not do an adequate job of protecting my own spirit, refilling my own soul and reaching out for the readily available help that is available. When you lead out of an empty place, you make choices that have real and painful consequences. I was unfaithful in my marriage, the most important relationship in my life and held accountable for that. This failure is on me, and me alone and I take full responsibility for my actions.”
He added that his goal is now to work on his family.
“I now begin a journey of rebuilding trust with my wife, Laura and my children and taking real time to work on and heal my own life and seek out the help that I need. I am deeply sorry for breaking the trust of many people who we have loved serving and understand that this news can be very hard and confusing for people to hear and process.”
He ended with:
“I would have liked to say this with my voice, to you, in person because you are owed that. But that opportunity I will not have. So to those people, I pray you can forgive me and that over time I can live a life where trust is earned again. To our pastors Brian and Bobbie, thank you for allowing us to lead, allowing us to thrive and giving us room to have a voice that you have never stifled or tried to silence. Thank you for your grace and kindness especially in this season, as you have done so much to protect and love us through this. We, the Lentz family, don’t know what this next chapter will look like, but we will walk into it together very hopeful and grateful for the grace of God..”
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Authored by: Toi Monèt Creel