Carl Lentz is an American citizen is an American Pentecostal pastor and the senior pastor of Hillsong Church New York City. He and his wife Laura Lentz, who he married in 2003, are the founders of the Hillsong Church.
Early Life, Education & Career
Carl Lentz was born on November 6, 1978, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the United States of America. He is currently 32 years old.
He attended North Carolina State University from 1998 to 2000. There, he was a walk-on basketball player for the school’s men’s basketball team.
Carl later moved to Los Angeles where she studied at The King’s College and Seminary. While in college, he used to work part-time at a Gucci shop on Rodeo Drive.
He was then transferred to Sydney, Australia where he attended Hillsong International Leadership College of Hillsong Church.
During his time at Hillsong, he met Joel Houston, the son of Brian Houston, a pastor in the American Christian Churches. He was 20 years old at the time. The two had a brilliant idea of starting a campus of Hillsong Church in New York City.
Carl Lentz completed his graduation with a degree in theology from Hillsong College in 2003. He then returned to his house to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he was appointed as a youth pastor.
Following his graduation, Carl co-founded Hillsong Church in NYC in 2010.
His open-minded teachings have helped him to grab a massive fan follower. He has more than 160,000 Twitter followers and has more than 600,000 followers on Instagram.
He was once asked about his views on abortion after which he replied it via Twitter that he believes it to be a sinful act.
It's hard to believe that Carl is actually a pastor because of his outfits, tattoos, and a rocking hairstyle.
Carl Lentz has also been featured on talk shows like The Nightly Show with stars like Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Carl Lentz is a married man. He has been married to his fellow pastor Laura Lentz. The couple has been in a marital relationship since 2003. They share three children, Charlie, Roman, and Ava, together.
Hillsong Church was founded by the couple and Joel Houston. The organization welcomes more than 9,000 guests over 6 services at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey.
Carl and his wife Laura are the lead pastors and have dedicated their lives to a comfortable and simple life. They both have enormous faith in Jesus and believe in spreading the message of the Lord in an easier way so that it would be understandable for future generations.
Carl has written a book, Own The Moment, which was published in October 2017. He’s also published another book The One: Experience Jesus. Most famously, he has baptized major personalities such as Justin Bieber and Kevin Durant.
Justin was surrounded by rumors that he had canceled his tour to re-dedicate his life to Christ at Carl's advice. But the singer later denied these rumors.
Carl, for his part, said that that he had never asked Justin to cancel his tour.
The celeb-pastor is yet to release information about his salary and net worth. He hasn’t listed any cars to his name. It may be because of the nature of his profession.
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