JUSTIN Bieber’s pastor and close pal, Carl Lentz, allegedly only confessed to cheating on his wife “because he got caught” after “years of infidelity,” The Sun can exclusively reveal.
Justin Bieber’s pastor allegedly cheated on his wife for ‘at least three years’Credit: Instagram
The ex Hillsong pastor admitted to being ‘unfaithful’ to his wife, Laura Credit: Instagram
Carl, 41, issued a lengthy statement on Thursday that explained how he was guilty of “moral failure” following his termination from the megachurch.
He went on to apologize to his wife, Laura, and their three young children – along with members of Hillsong.
However, his sorrow did not sit well with one church leader who claimed to have known about his infidelity for years.
A woman who was involved with Hillsong for years before being “silenced” and “kicked out” exclusively told The Sun that the affairs have been going on since at least 2017 – and the church allegedly knew about them.
Carl’s wife, Laura, would often join him on stage Credit: Instagram
The popular church leader shocked fans with his sudden firing
“My friend and I were leaders at the church so people came to us as their leaders about other transgressions with other leaders and Pastors, including Carl.
“Women came to us and said Carl was sleeping around with people who were members of the church,” a former Hillsong group leader claimed.
She continued: “There have been many sexual transgressions at Hillsong NYC. We tried to address them in 2017 and we were told that we were spreading gossip.
“We still tried to go to the pastors about it and we were dismissed. They knew exactly what we were saying… we weren’t threatening anything, just asking for answers.
The fired Hillsong leader has been married to his wife since 2003Credit: Instagram
Carl and his wife, Laura, share three kids together Credit: Instagram
“Looking for it to be looked into. But leaders and pastors couldn’t give us the time of day.
“We heard Carl was sleeping with people and we tried to address it the proper way within leadership…and it was swept under the rug.
According to the source, those that brought up Carl’s cheating at the time “were kicked out and told we were unfit for leadership.”
The ex Hillsong member concluded by speaking of the popular minister’s scandalous behavior.
The 41-year-old first joined the church in 2010
“Carl is not brave in my eyes. I’m frustrated with his apology.
“There’s been over three years of this, he just finally got caught,” the insider alleged.
A rep for Carl was not immediately available for The Sun’s request for comment.
Carl found fame in recent years as an Instagram influencer in the controversial church, and for also mentoring singer Justin Bieber as he moved forward in his faith.
The Sorry singer became extremely close to Carl and he even moved in with him and his wife for a month in 2014.
Carl has formed a famously close friendship with pal Justin Bieber Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Hailey Bieber along with Kendall and Kylie Jenner all became close with CarlCredit: Instagram
The minister has made A-list pals such as Oprah Credit: Instagram
On Thursday, Carl posted a family photo on Instagram and spoke of the honor he felt at leading the church, before sharing that when you “lead out of an empty place, you make choices that have real and painful consequences.”
He then admitted: ”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 said.
“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.
Carl shared a family photo on Thursday as he admitted his infidelity Credit: Instagram
“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.”
One day before, Hillsong founder and senior pastor Brian Houston said that the church was “very sad” to inform that Carl’s employment had been terminated.
“This action has been taken following ongoing discussions in relation to leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures,” the e-mail stated.
Carl first joined Hillsong in 2010 and co-founded the NYC branch that same year.
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