Justin Bieber has revealed that he is not a member of Hillsong Church and has not entered the ministry at the controversial church that recently dismissed pastor Carl Lentz amid allegations of adultery and sexual misconduct. The 26-year-old pop icon took to his Instagram stories on Monday to bring clarity to his fans.
"IM NOT STUDYING TO BE A MINISTER OR ANYTHING EVEN CLOSE TO THAT," Bieber wrote over a news headline stating that he was studying to be a pastor, according to screenshots doing the rounds on social media.
Last week OK! magazine's website posted an article, which has now been deleted, that quoted a source saying that Bieber "wants to be a full-fledged minister next year," Page Six reported. Bieber slammed the media for publishing the false information.
"HAVE NO DESIRE FOR THAT THIS IS FAKE NEWS," he continued on his story.
"AND BTW HILLSONG IS NOT MY CHURCH.. FOR CLARITY I AM A PART OF CHURCHOME."
Bieber added that church was not a place.
"We are the church," he wrote. "We don't need a building to connect with god. God is with us wherever we go."
Last month it emerged that Lentz is seeking help for his mental health. Lentz was kicked out of Hillsong Church in November, and then, a day later, the disgraced pastor confessed he had been having an affair. Since then it has been alleged that Lentz has a history of sexual misconduct and infidelity. As the media storm continues, Lentz is pouring all his energy into being a better family man.
The father of three will be undergoing "treatment at an outpatient facility that specializes in depression, anxiety, and pastoral burnout," a source told People.
"He wants to be better for his family and is dedicated to doing the work," the insider added.
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