Justin Bieber has revealed that he has severed ties with the Hillsong Church in the wake of the controversial exit from former minister Carl Lentz, while also denying reports that he was studying to replace him as a minister.
Justin clarified his relationship with Hillsong Church – clarifying he is no longer with the organisation, and is now part of Beverly Hills-based religious organisation Churchome.
‘AND BTW HILLSONG IS NOT MY CHURCH..’ The pop star continued in a separate post. ‘FOR CLARITY I AM PART OF CHURCHOME.’
‘Church is not a place,’ Justin continued. ‘We are the church. We don’t need a building to connect with god. God is with us wherever we are.’
Justin, whose wedding to Hailey Bieber was officiated by Churchome’s Judah Smith, has previously credited Hillsong for pulling him out of his most ‘dark’ times.
Though Bieber’s relationship with Lentz was close and very public – even calling the pastor ‘second father’ according to TMZ – the pair appeared to have distanced themselves, even prior to the cleric’s ouster from Hillsong.