Carl Lentz pastors Hillsong NYC, a church in the heart of Manhattan, NY. YouTube/ScreenGrab

Carl Lentz, the charismatic leader of Hillsong Church’s New York City campus, recently opened up about his unique ministry style and passion for the lost in an exclusive interview with the Gospel Herald.

“I got saved when I was 19 and ended up going to Hillsong Bible College,” Lentz shared. “I worked there for four years, went back to Virginia where I’m from, and Brian (Houston) decided to plant the first Hillsong Church in America, and we just wanted to be a part of it. So, we left Virginia with our family and ended up here, and five years later, we’re here, we’re still alive.”

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On a weekly basis, 30,000 people — including celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez, and others — sit under Lentz’ teaching. But despite his reputation as a “celebrity preacher,” the 35-year-old husband and father of three is strikingly humble, crediting Hillsong NYC’s success to the power of the Gospel.

Carl Lentz, the charismatic leader of Hillsong Church’s New York City campus, recently opened up about his unique ministry style and passion for the lost in an exclusive interview with the Gospel Herald.

“I got saved when I was 19 and ended up going to Hillsong Bible College,” Lentz shared. “I worked there for four years, went back to Virginia where I’m from, and Brian (Houston) decided to plant the first Hillsong Church in America, and we just wanted to be a part of it. So, we left Virginia with our family and ended up here, and five years later, we’re here, we’re still alive.”

On a weekly basis, 30,000 people — including celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez, and others — sit under Lentz’ teaching. But despite his reputation as a “celebrity preacher,” the 35-year-old husband and father of three is strikingly humble, crediting Hillsong NYC’s success to the power of the Gospel.

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