Where Is The Ex-Hillsong Pastor Carl Lentz Now?

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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 13: Pastors Lauren Lentz and Carl Lentz attend the “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” premiere at the Westwood Village theater on September 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Pure Flix)

Carl Lentz was a famous pastor in fact he was the head pastor of the Hillsong Chruch. However, now Hillsong church has come into serious inspection for a few years. People really loved the show “The Righteous Gemstones” that aired on HBO which was about famous televangelists not following the same thing they were preaching. After that Discovery+ also came up with docuseries where they launched “Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed” which was based on controversies and other illegal activities of the church.

Carl was one of the most talked figures in the three-part docuseries because he was the head pastor of the church and he also attracted various celebrities like Selena Gomez, Kyrie Irving, and Kelvin Durant. Furthermore, he also was the spiritual guide of Justin Bieber as well as Vanessa Hudgens. Known for his tattooed style and hip fashion, Lentz redefined church leadership.

He was later dismissed from the church after his affair with Ranin Karim came to the limelight. So where is Lentz now? this is the question thousands of people are asking and this article will give you the answer to this question.

As per the reports, Lenz now lives in Florida. He and his family moved to Florida in July 2021 after he sold his house in New Jersey. Various witnesses have also reported to The Sun seeing Lenz at the Florida airport wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

Actress Ranin Karim might reveal more about their relationship

Even though Carl’s affair with Ranin is exposed by the docuseries by Discovery+ there is still a chance that the actress as well as a fashion designer Ranin Karim might reveal more about her relationship with Carl. According to Ranin her relationship with Carl was the most toxic thing she had dealt with.

Furthermore, she also talked to The Sun about her affair and relationship with Carl where she revealed that when she was at Domino Park, Brooklyn in May 2020 Carl approached her. She further explained that Carl flirted with her and he called her that she was the most beautiful woman from the Middle East.

Moreover, she also revealed that Lenz only told her that his name is Carl and didn’t reveal his last name. He also lied to her saying that he is a sports agent while he was actually a pastor. She also said that he didn’t want her to google him. However, later Carl told her that he was married and also had three children. Ranin then used Carl’s phone number in order to find his identity and after she found out who he was she was really shocked.

According to Ranin, Carl even said that God told him to tell her that there is something very special about her. He also told her that he never had a relationship besides his marriage and is feeling guilty.

At that point, Ranin had enough of Carl’s sh*t and tried to leave him but Carl would go after her each time. At last, she exposed Carl saying that he tried to make it seem like their relationship was only casual or a fling. However, she revealed,

“I wasn’t there for just sex, we both found comfort and a deep, special connection with each other. I am very hurt because we both feel the same way about each other. He loves me and I love him. It was a love relationship that wasn’t planned. It wasn’t just a fling or just a sexual relationship.”

Where is Carl Lentz now?

As mentioned above, Carl currently resides in Florida where he bought a home for $70,000 after selling his $1.5 million house in New Jersey in 2021. After that, he was seen at the Florida airport in 2022. According to the witnesses, the former head Pastor was unrecognizable. His wife dropped him at the airport.

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Since he was dismissed from the church he is not focusing on his career or at least that is what we think. He went to seek help for his mental health and took a month off according to The Sun. Moreover, there might be many who do not want to work with him but there are few executives who are interested to work with Carl.

And as per the reports, Carl wishes to host a Netflix series that is of course about Christain beliefs but because of his affair, no one is willing to help him. Even those who were close to him now have cut all ties with him. However, Carl’s wife Laura is an interior designer and she owns and runs her own business.

Lenz was accused of sexual assault by his former caretaker

Just when we thought that it would not get any weirder, Lenz was accused of sexually assaulting his former caretaker Leona Kimes months after his dismissal from the Hillsong Church. The victim wrote, “I also felt so ashamed and I had been told not to say anything or tell anyone.”

She later revealed everything and told that she started working for Lenz in 2011 and she would work there for more than 19 hours. Suddenly one day Lenz started touching her sexually and she explained that she was frozen and could not do anything.

She also said that Lenz’s wife Laura found out about the abuse but instead of taking action against her husband she blamed Leona. However, Lenz did admit that he was wrong in 2017 but he didn’t confess his sins to pastors. Leona further wrote, “I’d been fired from their family, but not from their staff, I felt like it was my fault, leaving me full of shame. I wasn’t given another role and thought we could resolve it, though I wasn’t sure how. I just knew we were all going to keep quiet.”

Laura refuses to leave her husband

Normally when a husband or wife cheats on their partner, they mostly separate or get a divorce but not in the case of Carl and Laura. Even after Carl cheated on Laura, she is still with Carl and it seems like they have already moved on. There are various sources who are talking about Laura.

Some are saying that Laura is very dependent on her husband so she can’t leave him while others say that Laura believes that her husband Carl is innocent. There are even reports that Laura lost a few of her friends because they were trying to open her eyes.

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