Carl Lentz, the co-founder of Hillsong New York City and the pastor that officiated Hailey and Justin Bieber’s wedding has been sacked from the church.
Hillsong’s founder Brian Houston confirmed the termination over email to members of the church.
Hillsong members over the East Coast of the USA found the email in their inboxes overnight revealing that Lentz was dismissed due to ‘leadership issues’, ‘breaches of trust’ and ‘moral failures.’
Brian Houston has not revealed what exactly occurred to lead to this result but it wasn’t a rash decision but a decision made after ‘ongoing discussions.’
Carl Lentz has been fired by Hillsong for “a recent revelation of moral failures” writes Brian Houston in an email to church members. pic.twitter.com/Q653Qd4YvB
— Andrew Beck (@AndrewBeckNYC) November 4, 2020
“You can be assured that this decision was made in order to honor God and pastorally care for you…”
Carl Lentz is publicly very close to Bieber and is connected to other high profile celebrities such as Drake and Jay-Z.
Lentz attended the Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney in the early 2000s before decided to take Hillsong to NYC.
The internet is revving up over the lack of transparency on what exactly went on, especially because Lentz was incredibly popular and well loved by his city.
Incredibly active in the Black Lives Matter moment and progressive around LGBTQIA+ issues, there are questions on what his ‘moral failures’ exactly were!
Hillsong firing Carl Lentz out of the nowhere and then telling it’s congregation to not look to slander/rumors for answers but still not giving TRANSPARENCY to their reasoning makes me do one thing… look to Twitter for reasoning
— Mary Liz Adams (@MaryLiz_Adams) November 4, 2020
wondering whether Carl Lentz’s recently revealed “moral failures” were a political disagreement with Hillsong hmmmm
— Abard 🌶️ (@abard_who) November 4, 2020