Former Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz has reportedly gone into hiding after he was fired from the church for admitting he had been “unfaithful in his marriage.”
Lentz is embarrassed and unreachable, and he is not responding to his friends, a source told Page Six.
It’s like he’s gone into hiding. He’s not returning anyone’s phone calls. Friends have been trying to encourage him to hire someone to navigate this situation, but he’s not responding.
Lentz was a very high profile new age modern pastor who preached to Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Chris Pratt, and Kevin Durant.
Lentz was also Justin Bieber’s spiritual advisor, but Bieber started distancing himself from Lentz over a year ago, according to an insider.
Justin quit going and it was pretty abrupt. He separated from the church a while ago. They used him. They were opportunistic leaches. Carl ‘Hipster too cool for school’ is a total used car salesman type of guy.
Another source suggested that Lentz was fascinated by Bieber’s lifestyle to the point he tried to emulate it.
He was always living the pop star life, popping bottles on private planes. The infidelity was not a surprise. At one point, he was in Australia with Bieber at a bar with his shirt off and doing shots… He’s new age and modern, but shots and taking off your clothes in public places? Come on.
Ranin, Lentz mistress, told The Post that she and Lentz had a five-month relationship and they were infatuated with each other.
We were obsessed with each other. He was like a drug to me. I was a drug to him.
Ranin said that she spoke to Lentz after he was fired, and he told her, “My life is over!”
Carl took to social media after he was fired and released the following statement:
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. 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. 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. 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..
See his original post below:
Hopefully, Lentz doesn’t do anything crazy and he seeks some spiritual advise.
Source: Page Six