Celebrity Pastor Carl Lentz Fired

Celebrity Pastor Carl Lentz has reportedly been fired from Hillsong Church. Brian Houston, Hillsong Church’s founder made a statement regarding Lentz’s termination Wednesday saying, “Today Hillsong Church East Coast advised our congregation that we have terminated the employment of Pastor Carl Lentz. This action was not taken lightly and was done in the best interests of everyone, including Pastor Carl.”

Houston went on to show the church’s appreciativeness and thank the pastor and his wife for the time they spent at Hillsong. They added that “”This action has been taken following ongoing discussions in relation to leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures. It would not be appropriate for us to go into detail about the events that led to this decision. Our focus at this time is to honor God and pastorally care for our East Coast church community as well as the Lentz family.”

Lentz made his own statement about the termination on his Instagram along with an image of his family stating, “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…”