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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Pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church New York Interview With HuffPost Live

Pastor Carl Lentz — Hillsong Church New York Interview: In this video by HuffPost Live, Carl Lentz discusses his church’s appeal to some of today’s biggest celebrities. Lentz is the lead pastor of Hillsong NYC, a church in the heart of Manhattan that has a passion to serve the city and make an impact worldwide.

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Pastor Carl Lentz is about trying to get people to experience the power of God as fast as possible. Lentz co-founded Hillsong Church NYC in 2012 as an extension of the main Hillsong Church in Sydney.  This church attracts everyday New Yorkers, professional NBA players, musicians and other celebrities.

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