Former Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz and spouse Laura open up about their relationship and household after admitting his infidelity
pastor Karl Lenz took to Instagram for the first time since quitting Hillsong Church in November 2020 after admitting to being unfaithful in his marriage.
The 43-year-old founder of Hillsong NYC, who was a pastor of Justin Beiber and other celebrities said, “It has been a challenging journey but we are alive, we are at peace and by the grace of God we are TOGETHER.”
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“I’m not sure what the future holds for us, but we know we have to deal with this as a family and I’m so grateful for that.” Carl continued. “My deepest gratitude goes to our friends and family who have shown us such unconditional love and grace when we sorely needed it. Forever grateful.. we are hopeful for what lies ahead! Thanks @sunnyandcrewphoto for these pictures!”
Carls wife, laura, reposted the same photoset and said: “Yes it’s been a challenge and hell yes it’s taken a lot of work over the last 22 months (but who’s counting 😂) to make our marriage what it is has become and we will never stop working on it ourselves, for this marriage and for our children! I know there are many who don’t or would never do what I’ve decided to do and that’s ok, it’s not for everyone!!”
“I look forward to sharing our story of how I came to this conclusion and I think it will help a lot of people.” laura continued. “But I am so proud of my husband and the responsibility he has taken on! What I am most grateful for is a man who humbled himself and didn’t try to defend himself, he publicly remained silent and focused on what matters most – our family!”
In addition to his admission of infidelity Carl was accused of sexually abusing his nanny in May 2021. pastor Leona Kimes, who was a staff member at his church, wrote: “Although he never had sexual intercourse with me and never kissed me, I was physically injured by his unwanted and repeated sexual touching of my private parts. I’m freezing. I froze every time.”
The Founder and Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, Brian Houstonresigned in March 2022 after being accused of covering up abuse at the hands of his late father and two other counts of inappropriate behavior towards women.