Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz Talks Justin Bieber, Coming to Christ, and Religion on Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” (Video)

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Power 105’s ‘The Breakfast Club’ continued its streak of high profile Christian guests with their recent interview of Hillsong NYC’s Carl Lentz. On the show, the “celebrity pastor” opened up about his relationship with Justin Bieber, coming to Christ, and his thoughts on “religion.”


Carl Lentz opened up the interview by explaining his “Occupy All Streets” Bible. When asked about the difference between this version and others, he explained that it was written in a way anyone could understand. The way it was written bring “legitimacy” and “reliability” to the Bible in terms of people opening it up and understanding.

He then revealed something interesting in terms of the speculative “prosperity” of Hillsong Church. Lentz said Hillsong Church uses theaters and venues because they can’t afford to buy the space now. All the money that comes in goes to running the operation of the church.

“We’re used to keeping it low, and trying to help people,” he said.

Lentz shared that he often gets flack for the way he dresses. In Hillsong the atmosphere is laid back and not “Sunday’s Best” formal. Lentz wears a short sleeve shirt with jeans, and also reveals the tats of his arm. For many, this is just “too much” for them to handle. He admitted that on several occasions he was almost turned away as a guest speaker because of his appearance.

“What’s a pastor supposed to look like…Jesus is the God who saved us. He had some sandals on and long hair,” said Lentz.

Co-host Charlamagne added in some insight himself saying, “You shouldn’t have a dress code to have a relationship with God.”

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SOURCE: Rapzilla
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