Hillsong NYC former senior pastor Carl Lentz sold his family's home for $1.5 million just days before getting fired by Hillsong Church. Lentz, a high-profile pastor at the Hillsong East Coast church known for his connections to Justin Bieber, has been fired due to "leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures." Later, Lentz reveals that he has not been faithful to his wife.
A Halstead sales associate confirmed to the New York Post that the Lentz sold the Montclair, New Jersey "contemporary chic" house where he lived with his wife and three children on October 23, eleven days before he was let go over "a recent revelation of moral failures." Lentz purchased the 11,800-square-foot property in 2017 for $1.2 million, making for a $300,000 profit on the mid-century modern home that features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fireplace, and a two-car garage.
Meanwhile, Hillsong East Coast is taking legal action to address rising issues within the church. A statement from Hillsong on Friday (Nov. 13) reads, "Since last week's announcement of a leadership change at Hillsong East Coast, we have heard from a number of people about their experiences and concerns. It is important that we establish the truth and then do everything we can to ensure our church is both a safe place and one that seeks to glorify God in all that we say and do."
"For this reason we have decided to appoint a New York based legal firm that is not associated or affiliated with Hillsong to conduct an in-depth review and investigation into all concerns and any wider cultural issues," the statement continues. "We are taking this extremely seriously and on the basis of this report, we will be better positioned to take whatever actions are deemed necessary to right the wrongs and see Hillsong East Coast move forward in a way that enables many more people to find hope in Jesus."