Where Is Carl Lentz Now? Details On The Former Pastor After Being Fired From Hillsong Church

After being fired from Hillsong, Carl Lentz has been keeping a low profile.

Thanks to HBO’s acclaimed dark comedy The Righteous Gemstonesmillions of everyday civilians are now obsessing over the concept of megachurches.

And, seeing as the show recently concluded its second season and is off the air, fans are looking for content. Luckily, there’s a Discovery Plus docuseries that will fulfill their hunger for scandalous pastors.

The three-part docuseries titled Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed sheds light on the church’s numerous controversies, including its alleged abusive and corrupt behavior.

One of the figures heavily discussed in the show is former Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz. Where is he now? Let’s find out!

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Carl Lentz promoted his book on ‘Good Morning America’ in October 2017.

Where is Carl Lentz now?

After joining Hillsong in 2010 and becoming the head of the New York branch, Carl guided thousands through the faith, including A-list celebrities like Justin Bieber and Vanessa Hudgens. Though he brought much attention to the church, Carl was fired a decade later for “leadership issues and breaches of trust,” along with “moral failures” that the church wouldn’t discuss.

As it turns out, churchgoers revealed that Carl was having numerous affairs. One of his mistresses was a woman named Ranin Karim, whose five-month affair will be a massive topic of discussion in Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed.

Additionally, in May 2021, Carl’s former nanny, Leona Kimes, published an essay on Medium that exposed bullying and sexual abuse by her employer.

Later that month, Leona confirmed to Religion News Service that her statement was about Carl.

According to the New York Post, Carl currently resides in Florida.

In his last Instagram post, Carl updated followers, writing, “Its been a challenging road but we are alive, we are at peace and thanks to the grace of God we are TOGETHER. Not sure what the future holds for us, but we do know that we face it as a family and for that I am so thankful.”

Where is Carl Lentz’s wife, Laura, now?

Following Carl’s infidelity and immediate termination from Hillsong, his wife, Laura, stuck by his side. Nevertheless, she frequently shares her mental health struggles amid the scandals and allegations regarding her husband.

On Sept.14, 2022, Laura also shared a relationship update on Instagram, writing, “It has been challenging and hell yeah it’s taken a LOT of work the past 22 months (but who’s counting) to make our marriage what it has become, & we will never stop working on ourselves, for this marriage and for our kids!”

Laura continued, “I know there are many that don’t or would never do what I chose to do, and that’s ok, it’s not for everyone!! I look forward to sharing our story, how I came to that conclusion and I think it’s going to help a lot of people… But I am so proud of my husband & for the responsibility he’s taken! Mostly I’m grateful for a man who humbled himself & didn’t try to defend himself, he has kept quiet publically and he has remained focused on the one thing that matters most-our family!”

The couple recently celebrated Carl’s 44th birthday, with Laura predicting that Carl’s year is “going to be a good one.”

Stream Hillsong Church: A Megachurch Exposed on Discovery+.

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