Fame and religion. Justin Bieber and spouse Hailey Bieber are among the many A-listers who’ve attended Hillsong Church.
The Christian megachurch, generally often known as Hillsong, was established in Australia in 1983 and now boasts 150,000 attendees every week. The Secrets and techniques of Hillsong, a four-part docuseries exploring the group, will debut on FX on Might 19, 2023.
The particular marks former Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz and spouse Laura Lentz’s first public interviews since their November 2020 exit from the church. On the time, Carl – who wed Laura in 2003 — was fired from the group by Hillsong Church International Senior Pastor Brian Houston for “ethical failures” and “breaches of belief” after information broke that he had an affair.
“I used to be untrue in my marriage, an important relationship in my life and held accountable for that. This failure is on me, and me alone and I take full accountability for my actions,” the non secular chief wrote by way of Instagram on the time. “I’m deeply sorry for breaking the belief of many individuals who we’ve got liked serving and perceive that this information could be very exhausting and complicated for individuals to listen to and course of. I’d have preferred to say this with my voice, to you, in particular person since you are owed that. However that chance I cannot have.”
Carl was well-known for his former friendship with Justin. The “Love Your self” singer moved in with the Lentz household for a short interval in 2014 and was even baptized by the pastor. Following the scandal, the Grammy winner revealed in January 2021 that he was not affiliated with Hillsong and had joined Churchome.
Previous to his exit from the non secular group, Justin and Hailey attended Hillsong providers and conferences collectively. The duo — who first met in 2009 and tied the knot in 2018 — went from mates to one thing extra after reconnecting by way of the church.
“At some point Justin walked into Hillsong and was like, ‘Hey, you bought older,’” the mannequin recalled throughout a February 2019 interview with Vogue. “I used to be like, ‘Yeah, what’s up?’ Over time he grew to become my finest man pal. I used to be operating round with him as his homie, however we weren’t hanging out [romantically].”
Justin’s ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez — whom he dated on and off from 2010 till 2018 — has additionally been concerned with the megachurch. Throughout their relationship, the exes attended providers collectively. In December 2014, the Wizards of Waverly Place alum shared an Instagram selfie posing with a number of of her fellow members.
“Final min hang around with my Hillsong fam. Goodnight everyone! God bless,” she captioned the snap.
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