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Carl Lentz

Pastor, Author & Motivational Speaker

Carl Lentz serves as America’s luminary. His instinctive and innate capability to provide light and guidance to anyone from the famous to the nameless has swept the nation and blessed him with a loyal following. He has helped transform lives for a countless number of people, and his unprecedented sermons have sold out entire stadiums around the world. As a pastor that has helped define and manifest trends in pop culture, Lentz is on a mission to reach people of all walks of life in every corner of the world, to inspire them to influence culture and those around them, exercising leadership right in their own backyards. He has been featured on shows such as The Breakfast Club, The View, and SuperSoul Sunday.

BIO

Carl Lentz pastors Hillsong Church NYC, a thriving Christian congregation with locations in Manhattan and New Jersey. Born the youngest of four in Williamsburg, Virginia, he was raised in a Christian household but struggled to connect with the local church concept and religion in general. At age twenty, he discovered his calling and enrolled in the Hillsong College in Australia, where the Hillsong Church was founded in 1983. While completing his pastoral training there, Lentz met his wife and copastor, Laura. In 2010, they helped launch Hillsong Church NYC, the first US-based branch and one of the fastest-growing churches in America. Known for reaching “the famous to the nameless,” the couple now lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with their three amazing children. He is the author of Own The Moment, which was released in October 2017.

Carl Lentz pastors Hillsong Church NYC, a thriving Christian congregation with locations in Manhattan and New Jersey. Born the youngest of four in Williamsburg, Virginia, he was raised in a Christian household but struggled to connect with the local church concept and religion in general. At age twenty, he discovered his calling and enrolled in the Hillsong College in Australia, where the Hillsong Church was founded in 1983. While completing his pastoral training there, Lentz met his wife and copastor, Laura. In 2010, they helped launch Hillsong Church NYC, the first US-based branch and one of the fastest-growing churches in America. Known for reaching “the famous to the nameless,” the couple now lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with their three amazing children. He is the author of Own The Moment, which was released in October 2017.