Who is Carl Lentz?
Stephen Carl Lentz is an eminent American former pastor, notable for being a celebrity pastor, and spiritual advisor to celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, and Selena Gomez. Also, he is categorized as a hype priest by GQ. He was the leading pastor of Hillsong NYC until November 4, 2020, when he was fired by Hillsong Global Pastor Brian Houston for “leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures”. The formerly many of Lentz’s children accused him of bullying, abuse of power, and sexual abuse on May 31, 2021.
Carl Lentz Ministry Career
He co-founded Hillsong NYC in New York City in 2010 and radically changed and impacted churches and ministries, especially amongst the unchurched age group millennials. He even started the fashion and branding trend amongst young pastors such as tattoos, hairstyles, clothing, and footwear. Carl baptized Justin Bieber and Kevin Durant was present at the baptism and has befriended various other well-known people. While on The View on October 30, 2017, he was asked if he believed abortion was a sin; he did not answer the question directly.
Instead, he said that “the cultural, religious norm right now is that if you and I disagree, we’re done. I don’t believe that’s the case”. Later after eight days, he released a statement via Twitter saying “I do believe abortion is sinful”. In January 2019, he called the passage of the Reproductive Health Act in the State of New York which allows abortion after 24 weeks when a fetus is unviable or the pregnancy poses a risk to the mother’s health, “evil, shameful, and demonic”. He appeared on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday which caused controversy among Christians due to the question asked of whether can one have a relationship with God outside of Jesus.
How Old Is Carl Lentz?
He is 44 years old as of March 2023, having been born on November 6, 1978, in Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S. Carl Lentz shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Lauren Orlando, Anna Shumate, Emma Stone, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and many more.
Carl Lentz Family
Who are Carl Lentz’s Parents?
He was born to Steve Lentz (Father) and Cathy Lentz (Mother). His father is also a pastor.
Does Carl Lentz have Siblings?
He has three sisters by name of Corrie Lentz, Bethany Lentz, and Mary Lentz.
Carl Lentz Education
He received his education at North Carolina State University from 1998 to 2000, where he was a walk-on basketball player on the school’s men’s basketball team. He then studied at King’s University. Later, he went on to study at Hillsong International Leadership College graduating in Theology. It was during his studies at the age of 20 that he and Joel Houston, Hillsong founder Brian Houston’s son had the idea to plant a campus of Hillsong Church in New York.
Carl Lentz Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Laura Lentz. They married in 2003.
Carl Lentz Kids
He and his wife Laura have three kids. Two daughters by the name of Ava Lentz and Charlie Lentz. And a son by the name of Roman Lentz.
Carl Lentz Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 1 inch (1.84m) and a weight of 78kg (172 lbs).
Carl Lentz’s Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not mentioned on the internet but has a net worth of about $3 million.