Breaking: Hillsong Kicks out Senior Pastor Carl Lentz for ‘Moral Failures’

Senior Pastor Carl Lentz has been terminated from his position at Hillsong Church, NY, and disqualified from the ministry, with he and his wife Laura leaving the Church.

Founding pastor Brian Houston informed staff and members in an email earlier this afternoon, announcing that Lentz was disqualified from leading the Church and let go for “leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.”

The email reads:

To our Hillsong East Coast Family

I am very sad to inform you that Hillsong Church has terminated the employment of Pastor Carl Lentz.

I know this will come as 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.

This action has been taken following ongoing discussions in relation to leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.

Please understand that it would not be appropriate for us to go into detail about the events that led to this decision. However you can be assured that this decision was made in order to honor God and pastorally care for you, our East Coast family, Pastor Carl, and his family.

While I have no doubt in my heart this is the right course of action, I must mention Bobbie’s and my personal sadness, as we have known Laura her entire life and Carl for well over 20 years.

I know that this announcement may not answer all your questions, and if you feel you need someone to talk to in our leadership team, please contact us by emailing

But as sudden as this feels to us, we must remember that it’s not a shock to God, who birthed Hillsong NYC and already has planned for this time. He will continue to open new doors for us and do new things, as long as we continue to honour Him.

Carl and Laura have a heart for people and we are confident that after a time of rest and restoration, God will use Carl in another way outside of Hillsong Church. However, you can be assured that this decision was made in order to honour God and pastorally care for you, our East Coast family, Pastor Carl, and his family.”

Lentz is the super hip pastor who is a close friend of famous attendee Justin Bieber, and has been bringing his church to the bleeding edge of wokeness, recently telling his congregation that “churches might be one of the biggest propagators of racist ideology in our country.”

This is a developing story and we will update accordingly.


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6 thoughts on “Breaking: Hillsong Kicks out Senior Pastor Carl Lentz for ‘Moral Failures’

  1. It’ll be interesting to see what develops with this story but one has to wonder if maybe he caught the same bug Jerry Falwell Junior and his wife did.

  2. Not happy to see that he is obviously struggling with sin, but very happy he has been removed from the pastorate. He is not fit for the office of pastor at all.

  3. Must be a pretty severe “failure,” for Houston, the defender of his daddy pedophile, to announce it. The entire heretical Hellsong Empire needs to be “terminated.”

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