Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault. Hillsong NYC was the place where normal people and celebrities could worship in devotion. The church developed that reputation with the help of pastor Carl Lentz who left the church after reports of infidelity. With the new documentary series The Secrets of Hillsong out, many people are asking where is Carl Lentz now?
Carl Lentz founded Hillsong NYC (a sector of a bigger institution founded by Brian Houston) where he baptized celebrities like Justin Bieber and was known as a “Hypepriest” for the way that he catered to the young crowd with his skinny jeans and v-necks. “People say we cater to celebrities,” Lentz told GQ. “And I say, yes, we do. Celebrities deserve a relationship with God. Celebrities deserve a place to pray.” It all came crashing down when Lentz’s infidelity was discovered and the church fired him for his “moral failures.”
So where is Carl Lentz now? Read more below to find out.
Where is Carl Lentz now?
Where is Carl Lentz now? After he got fired from Hillsong, Carl Lentz took up a desk job in Sarasota, Florida. In the documentary, he said that he wanted to “get off the grid” and later shows a film crew his desk at the gray-and-white office of an advertising firm. He joked, “I’ve been advertising the Gospel for quite a while.”
Other reports state that Lentz took up a job at Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “We gladly welcome Carl Lentz to our Transformation Church staff, helping TC with strategy as we continue to move forward in our vast vision,” the church’s executive pastor of operations told Religion News Service in an email.