Justin Bieber has a New Year’s resolution, and it’s reportedly to become the next pastor of Hillsong, megachurch to the celebs.
According to a source who spoke to OK! magazine, Bieber, who is an active member of the congregation, is studying to become a “full-fledged minister” in 2021.
“Justin has never felt happier or healthier, and he says he owes it to the church,” the source told OK! “[He] doesn’t plan to give up his music career, but he feels there’s a bigger calling out there for him.”
If all goes according to plan, Bieber would be replacing Carl Lentz, his former spiritual advisor with whom he has since had a falling out, for reasons unrelated to what I’m going to say next. Lentz, once the mustachioed face of Hillsong, got ousted from the church earlier this year for “moral failures,” which included cheating on his wife and having multiple affairs. Shortly after these revelations it came out that Hillsong is rife with these sorts of “moral failures” and apparently much worse: In 2018, whistleblowers within the church sent a letter to its leaders alleging “inappropriate sexual behavior amongst staff/interns,” calling Hillsong “a breeding ground for unchecked abuse.”