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The Truth About Justin Bieber's Relationship With Hillsong Church

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Justin Bieber took to Instagram in January 2020 to clear up rumors about his connection to Hillsong Church, the Christian mega-church with a massive celebrity following. What is Bieber's relationship to Hillsong and its ex-pastor, Carl Lentz?

It was rumored that Bieber was planning on taking over Hillsong after his former friend, Lentz, was fired in November 2020 amid a "revelation of moral failures." Bieber even moved into Lentz's family home in 2014 "for a month and a half, and they worked through stuff."

In a 2015 interview with GQ, Lentz said of Bieber and the singer's religious journey, "This boy is 21. He's in a horribly toxic world. He is trying to do his best to figure this out." However, in 2018, TMZ reported that Lentz and Justin had a falling out.

Hillsong was once vital to Justin and his wife Hailey, with the two attending services together as early as 2014. Even without Carl Lentz, Hailey says of her and her husband's faith, "Being able to share that with each other — to have that bond of faith and spirituality — is so [critical] for us."