Justin Bieber and Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz hangout during break from Purpose World Tour

Hillsong NYC church Pastor Carl Lentz is pictured with Justin Bieber
Hillsong NYC church Pastor Carl Lentz (left) is pictured with Justin Bieber in a photo shared by Pastor Judah Smith on Instagram.(Photo: Instagram/Judah Smith)

Justin Bieber was spotted Monday in New York bonding with his favorite pastor Carl Lentz while on break from his Purpose World Tour. The two were joined by the minister’s wife, Laura, for lunch at the exclusive members-only SoHo House hotel. They then went out for an afternoon of shopping.

The trio appeared completely relaxed in their casual clothes. Bieber wore an all-black attire, consisting of a shirt, hoodie, and athletic shorts matched with dark-rimmed glasses and white rubber shoes. Lentz was also in black from his hoodie that was over an undershirt, to the dark leggings paired with camouflage shorts.

Friends for 10 Years – Talk All the Time

The two were introduced 10 years ago by pastor Judah Smith which marked the start of a long friendship. Bieber began attending church at Hillsong, New York where Lentz preaches. The church’s club vibe and 11-piece rock band had been attracting athletes, actors and other celebrities.

Bieber had found a kinship with the 49-year-old “hipster pastor” whose body ink and leather jacket make him look more like a rock star or a cool guy at the record store than the head of a Pentecostal church. In 2015, Lentz baptized the singer, who said “I want to know Jesus” after being immersed in water. Lentz once described his relationship with Bieber as “regular friends who talk all the time.”  Continue reading…christianitytoday.com

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Hillsong Church New York: Pastor Carl Lentz tells Oprah Winfrey the story of how he baptized pop star Justin Bieber in NBA star Tyson Chandler’s bathtub.

 

Iowa: 3 survivors of Tanzania bus crash that killed 32 arrive in U.S.

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Samaritan’s Purse (BGEA): Three schoolchildren from Tanzania who were injured in a horrific bus crash that killed 29 of their classmates, two teachers and a bus driver arrived Monday afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa, where a heartland Christian ministry volunteered to finance their treatment and recovery.

 

Cee Harmon’s insight:

Franklin Graham’s humanitarian Christian group Samaritan’s Purse responded after STEMM, the Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries, promised to help the three children, who were suffering from a wide range of broken bones and other injuries.

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Entertainment Lawyer on a Mission to Help Foster Kids

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Miles Cooley, orphaned at 5, is a high-end lawyer. Now with his friend lobbyist Duncan McFetridge he comes to Sacramento to advocate for foster kids.

 

Cee Harmon’s insight:

Miles Cooley’s mother had him when she was 17 in 1969, and fell in with a tough crowd, bikers. She’d leave for days at a time. One day he came home, and “she was lying on the floor dead.” She had overdosed. He was 5.

In 2010, he lobbied for a bill backed by his friend John Burton, the former Senate president pro tem who created a foundation to help foster children, that requires the state to care for foster kids until they turn 21. That was a major advance.

See also: What Can the Church Do to Care for Modern Day Orphans

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