Carl Lentz, the disgraced pastor of Hillsong NYC who was fired in 2020 over ethical failings and management points, has damaged his lengthy public silence in a press release saying that the previous few years have been “a difficult street”.
Within the transient assertion on Instagram, Lentz mentioned he and his household have been nonetheless collectively and “at peace” due to the grace of God.
He mentioned they have been “hopeful” concerning the future as he expressed gratitude for the “unconditional” love and charm they’ve been proven over the previous two years by family and friends.
“Its been a difficult street however we’re alive, we’re at peace and due to the grace of God we’re TOGETHER [sic],” he mentioned.
“Undecided what the long run holds for us, however we do know that we face it as a household and for that I’m so grateful.
“My deepest due to our family and friends which have proven us such unconditional love and charm when we now have desperately wanted it.
“Endlessly grateful.. we’re hopeful about what’s forward!”
The assertion was posted alongside a set of black and white pictures of his household together with one in every of himself holding arms and smiling together with his spouse Laura, who has remained with him after the scandal.
Laura Lentz posted a press release of her personal to Instagram across the identical time as her husband saying that the final 22 months had been “difficult” and brought “loads of work” to heal their marriage.
She mentioned she was “proud” of Lentz for taking duty for his actions and staying out of the general public eye to work on his household.
“We’ll by no means cease engaged on ourselves, for this marriage and for our youngsters! I do know there are various that do not or would by no means do what I selected to do, and that is okay, it is not for everybody!!” she mentioned.
“I sit up for sharing our story, how I got here to that conclusion and I believe it is going to assist lots of people..
“However I’m so pleased with my husband & for the duty he is taken! Principally I am grateful for a person who humbled himself & did not attempt to defend himself, he has saved quiet publically and he has remained targeted on the one factor that issues most-our household!”
The assertion was revealed alongside the identical set of black and white pictures.
Lentz used to put up frequently to his Instagram account however it went quiet after a press release revealed in response to his November 2020 firing admitting marital unfaithfulness and asking forgiveness.
“I used to be untrue in my marriage, crucial relationship in my life and held accountable for that. This failure is on me, and me alone and I take full duty for my actions,” he wrote on the time.