Carl Lentz’s wife Laura Lentz has spoken out for the first time since the former Hillsong pastor was fired from the church amid a cheating scandal. She marked their 18th wedding anniversary on May 5 with a lengthy Instagram caption, accompanied by a snap of palm trees against a blue sky.
The mom of three told her followers that she took a break from social media after news broke that her husband, who was famously friends with Justin Bieber, had been fired. She explained that it was “not good for [her] soul,” and that she’d had to block a number of users.
“Trolls are cowards, SOME ‘Christians’ are anything but kind, gracious, or loving … but that won’t stop me from growing upwards & getting stronger,” she wrote. “I have learnt a lot about myself over the past few months. Now more than ever I know the kindness of God, His grace, forgiveness & strength.”
She concluded her caption, “I want to be known as a woman who sees the good in people & truly loves people unconditionally.” Many would recall the news of Carl Lentz’s firing in October 2020 for a “moral failure” from Hillsong Church. He later clarified in a lengthy statement on Instagram that he cheated on his wife, but they are still together.