Carl Lentz Biography

Updated On Jul 03, 2018 Published On Jul 03, 2018
Facts of Carl Lentz
Name Carl Lentz
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Virginia Beach, Virginia
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Profession Pastor
Working For Hillsong Church
Hair Color Balck
Face Color White
Tattoo(s) yes
Married to Laura Lentz
Children 3
Education Hillsong International Leadership College
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
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Carl Lentz is an American citizen and was born on November 6, 1978, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is currently 32 and is known for being the senior pastor of Hillsong Church in New York City.

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 to get enrolled into The King’s College and Seminary. At the time, he also worked part-time at a Gucci shop on Rodeo Drive. He was then transferred to Sydney, Australia to study at Hillsong International Leadership College of Hillsong Church.

During his time at Hillsong, he met Joel Houston, son of Brian Houston, a pastor in the American Christian Churches. Carl was just 20 at the time. The duo had a brilliant idea of starting a campus of Hillsong Church in New York City.

Carl Lentz graduated from Hillsong College with a degree in theology in 2003. He then returned to his house to Virginia Beach, Virginia. There, he was appointed to the post of youth pastor after his consecration.

Following the completion of his study, Carl co-founded Hillsong Church, New York City in 2010 with his wife and fellow pastor Laura Lentz and Joel Houston. This organization welcomes over 9,000 guests over 6 services at the  Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. And the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.

Carl and his wife Laura are the lead pastors and have dedicated their lives to a comfortable and simple life. They both have an enormous faith in Jesus and believe in spreading the message of the Lord in an easier way so that it would be understandable for the future generations.

Carl has written his own books “Own The Moment.” The book was published in October 2017. He’s also written another book named The One: Experience Jesus. He is popular for baptizing major personalities like Justin Bieber and Kevin Durant.

Rumors had that Beiber canceled his tour to re-dedicate his life to Christ at the advice of the pastor. Bieber denied these rumors. Pastor Carl Lentz further stated that he had not asked Beiber to cancel his tour.

His open-minded teachings have helped him grab a massive social media following. He has 160,000 Twitter followers and has 600,000 followers on Instagram.

He was once asked about his views on abortion, and he replied it via Twitter saying that he believes it to be a sinful act. It's hard to believe that Carl is actually a pastor singing sermons in churches, because of the outfit he wears, his tattoos, and a rocking hairstyle. He got married to girlfriend Laura Lentz in 2003 and has three kids, Charlie, Roman, and Ava.

Carl Lentz has also been featured on talk shows like The Nightly Show with stars like Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The celeb-pastor is yet to release any information regarding 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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Born in Virginia Beach

November 6 , 1978

Carl Lentz was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1978. There have been no details regarding his parents identity

Attended North Carolina State University


Carl attended the North Carolina State University from 1998 to 2000. He was a walk-on basketball player for the men's basketball team.

Graduated from Hillsong Church


Carl graduated in theology in 2003 from the Hillsong International Leadership College of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. There he met Joel Houston, with whom he had the brilliant idea of starting a church back in New York City.

Co-founded Hillsong Church, New York City


He co-founded the Hillsong Church, New York City in association with his wife Laura Lentz, and Joel Houston. The organization welcomes over 9000 guests. 

Published Own The Moment


In October 2017 Carl Lentz published his first ever book "Own The Moment". it was followed by his another book The One: Experience Jesus.

Appeared on The View

October 30 , 2017

Carl appeared on The View, where he was asked whether he supported abortion. He didn't answer that question , but later after 8 days he tweeted saying that abortion is sinful.