Pastor Carl Lentz has released a statement regarding why he was fired from Hillsong citing infidelity:
“I was unfaithful in my marriage, the most important relationship in my life and held accountable for that,” he said. “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 and seek out the help that I need.”
The very well known Pastor has been terminated as the Pastor of Hillsong NY for “moral issues” according to a statement from Hillsong founder Brian Houston.
On Wednesday, Pastor Brian released the following statement:
“Today Hillsong Church East Coast advised our congregation that we have terminated the employment of Pastor Carl Lentz,” he said in a statement, per People. “This action was not taken lightly and was done in the best interests of everyone, including Pastor Carl.” The reason? “Ongoing discussions in relation to leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.” Houston did not go into detail about what those “moral failures” are, exactly.
“While I have no doubt that this is the right course of action, I must mention Bobbie’s and my personal sadness, as we have known Laura [Lentz’s wife] her entire life and Carl for well over 20 years,” Houston continued. “We thank Pastors Carl and Laura for the way they have served faithfully and sacrificially since the start of Hillsong NYC and for contributing so significantly to the countless lives that have been transformed for Jesus Christ through this ministry. They 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. In terminating his tenure, we in no way want to diminish the good work he did here.”
I am praying for Pastor Lentz and the entire Lentz family……