By Scott Stump
The New York megachurch pastor known for his celebrity followers has been fired from his position at Hillsong because of “moral failures” and “breaches of trust.”
Carl Lentz, 41, who was a spiritual adviser to pop star Justin Bieber for years, has been fired from Hillsong’s New York City location, according to a statement released Wednesday by Hillsong Church Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston.
“This action was not taken lightly and was done in the best interests of everyone, including Pastor Carl,” Houston said in the statement.
“This action has been taken following ongoing discussions in relation to leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.”
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