PASTOR Carl Lentz has led a luxurious celebrity lifestyle full of fancy dinners, exclusive parties, red carpet events and private jet rides with A-list pals like Justin Bieber, Drake and Oprah Winfrey.
The disgraced Hillsong Church leader’s exciting life may now be in jeopardy after he was fired for cheating on his wife, Laura.
Carl has a number of famous friends, including Justin Bieber[/caption]
The pastor has spent quality time with Drake[/caption]
Oprah is also in his inner circle[/caption]
The pastor has lived a luxurious life alongside his famous friends[/caption]
The 42-year-old found fame in recent years as an Instagram influencer in the controversial church, while he’s also known for mentoring singer Justin as he moved forward in his faith.
In addition to the 26-year-old Canadian singer, Carl has befriended a number of other A-list friends through his involvement in the church.
The pastor has spent time with Jay-Z[/caption]
Carl has befriended a number of stars[/caption]
Laura interviewed actress AnnaSophia Robb[/caption]
Justin has brought Carl into his inner circle[/caption]
He often documented his exciting lifestyle on social media and has shared snaps with a number of his famous friends, including Oprah, 66, Vanessa Hudgens, 31, Jay-Z, 50, Hailey Bieber, 23, and more.
Other famous faces that have been part of Carl’s inner circle include Drake, 34, Kourtney Kardashian, 41, and actress AnnaSophia Robb, 26.
Justin has also shared a number of photos of his time spent with Carl on Instagram, including shots with friend Kevin Durant, 32, his wife Hailey and Carl’s wife, Laura.
Carl regularly posts snaps with his famous friends[/caption]
A number of A list celebs appear on his Instagram[/caption]
He’s also friendly with NBA player J.R. Smith[/caption]
Carl rose to fame while working as a pastor at Hillsong Church[/caption]
Carl and Justin are so close that the Sorry singer moved in with the pastor in 2014 for an “informal detox” and spent several weeks “refocused on his religious faith.”
Carl admitted to cheating on Laura in early November and shared the news a day after he was fired from Hillsong New York church.
He recently admitted to cheating on his wife Laura[/caption]
He confirmed he left the church earlier this month[/caption]
Carl shared a personal statement on Instagram[/caption]
He concluded the note by saying he was ‘grateful’ for God[/caption]
The father-of-three, who married Laura in 2003, shared a personal statement on Instagram, revealing he made choices that have “real and painful consequences.”
According to a statement that was sent out to church members on Wednesday, the worship leader was axed for “a recent revelation of moral failures.”
A number of people have come forward about Carl’s infidelity since he was fired.
Ranin, a 34-year-old designer, recently spoke exclusively to The Sun about dating the married church leader for over five months before their emotional breakup just this week.
The couple share three kids[/caption]
The couple has taken advantage of their time in the spotlight[/caption]
They have been known to spotlight their family time on social media[/caption]
Carl has been invited onto the field at football games[/caption]
Carl and Laura have lived an exciting life since their rise to fame[/caption]
She said his Instagram post about his firing was “offensive,” and made it seem like they “just had a fling.”
Ranin continued said: “I wasn’t there for just sex, we both found comfort and a deep, special connection with each other. I am very hurt because we both feel the same way about each other.
“He loves me and I love him. It was a love relationship that wasn’t planned. It wasn’t just a fling or just a sexual relationship.”
Hailey is a family friend[/caption]
The pastor hasn’t been shy about posting photos of his extravagant life [/caption]
The family has become used to the A list lifestyle[/caption]
Meanwhile, a woman that was previously involved with Hillsong exclusively told The Sun that the church knew about the affairs well before Carl was fired.
The source revealed: “My friend and I were leaders at the church so people came to us as their leaders about other transgressions with other leaders and pastors, including Carl.
“Women came to us and said Carl was sleeping around with people who were members of the church.”
Carl is well known for serving as Justin’s spiritual mentor[/caption]
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She continued: “There have been many sexual transgressions at Hillsong NYC. We tried to address them in 2017 and we were told that we were spreading gossip.
“We still tried to go to the pastors about it and we were dismissed. They knew exactly what we were saying… we weren’t threatening anything, just asking for answers.
“But leaders and pastors wouldn’t give us the time of day.
“We heard Carl was sleeping with people and we tried to address it the proper way within leadership…and it was swept under the rug.”
A number of people have come forward with allegations since the scandal came to light[/caption]