Carl Lentz is a pastor who earned celebrity status after he baptized the popular star, Justin Bieber. A former senior pastor of Hillsong Church NYC, he had made several headlines due to his connection with popular Hollywood stars. However, Carl was fired from his job on November 4, after cheating on his wife amongst other issues.
Learn more on Carl Lentz and get to know more on him including his married life, wife, children, net worth, and much more.
|Birth Name||Stephen Carl Lentz|
|Birthday||November 6, 1978|
|Birthplace||Virginia, United States|
|Children||Ava Lentz, Charlie Lentz, Roman Lentz|
|Net Worth||$2.5 million.|
Who is Carl Lentz Married to?
Carl Lentz was married to his Australian wife, Laura. The couple first met at college in 2000 and tied the knot three years later in 2003. Likewise, the couple also shares three children; Ava, Charlie, and Roman. Unfortunately, Carl announced that he and his wife have split up through an Instagram post on November 2020. He announced that the reason for his split was that he had cheated on his wife and was unfaithful in his marriage.
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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..
According to his Instagram, he wrote a long message that read,
“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.”
There is no news on the duo’s divorce as of now.
How Much is Carl Lentz’s Net Worth?
Carl is a pastor who became famous after his connection with stars like Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner. He had made headlines when he baptized the pop singer in the bathtub of NBA player, Tyson Chandler after the pop star said he wanted to re-commit to God. Moreover, the two became close and the singer even moved into the pastor’s home with his wife Laura for a month in 2014.
Carl was the senior pastor of the Hillsong Church in New York City. He has a large number of followers which includes Hollywood crowds including the Kardashians. Moreover, Justin also took Hailey to church to get Carl’s approval before tying the knot. Regardless, Carl lost his job after he cheated on his wife. The church broke the news to Hillsong East Coast members on a mail that read, ‘
“I am very sad to inform you that Hillsong Church has terminated the employment of Pastor Carl Lentz,”
“I know this will come a shock to you, but please know that this action was not taken lightly and was done in the best interests of everyone, including Pastor Carl.”
Nonetheless, Carl Lentz holds a net worth of $2.5 million.
Carl Lentz Wiki-Bio
Stephen Carl Lentz was born in 1978 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He celebrates his birthday on November 6, which makes his age 42. There is not much information on his family and early life. He attended North Carolina State University and later went on to study at Hillsong International Leadership College of Hillsong Church in Australia.
He holds an American nationality and comes from White ethnicity.