|Personal Information Summary|
|Laura Lentz Maiden Name||Laura Brett|
|Father / Dad||Kevin William Brett|
|Mother / Mom||Marilyn Brett|
|Wedding & Marriage / Single / Husband / Spouse / Partner||Married. Check the full bio for relationship details.|
|Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB||October 12, 1978. As of 2022, she is around 44 years old.|
|Who is Laura Lentz father?||Stephen Carl Lentz is a former pastor from the United States.|
|Children / No of Kids||3|
|Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race||White|
Laura Lentz is an Australian pastor, foundation leader, and speaker. She was best known as the Hillsong East Coast Lead Pastor.
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- Laura is married to Stephen Carl Lentz, the senior pastor of Hillsong Church, New York City. The wedding took place in 2003.
- Laura was born in Australia and has lived there almost her entire life. However, after she graduated from university, she moved to the United States to be with her husband and start their church.
- The beautiful couple has three children – Daughter Ava Lentz, and sons Charlie Lentz, and Roman Lentz. The kids ‘wrestle bears and bunnies’ as they jokingly say on their official website.
- Laura’s work at the Hillsong church led her to meet many famous people across the United States and become friends with them. She was quite close to the American model and television star Hailey Baldwin and her equally famous husband, the singing sensation Justin Bieber.
Early Life and Education :
- Laura was born in Australia into a religious family. Her family inspired Laura to go on this spiritual path by regularly attending the Hillsong church sermons.
- She has graduated from Hillsong International Leadership College, in South Wales, Australia, where she has also met her husband Carl Lentz.
- She has done rigorous Bible and Pastoral studies during her training & revealed that one of her favorite scriptures is Philippians 4:6, which also sums up her life creed: “Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude.”
Church Work, Salary and Net worth :
- A member of the Hillsong community in Australia since she was a teenager, Laura was the Lead Pastor of the Hillsong East Coast Church, located in New York City.
- Although nowadays, the Hillsong Church became a famous mega-church due to well-known attendees like Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, or Lil’ Wayne, the church was founded in the early 1980s in New South Wales, Australia, by Brian and Bobbie Houston. Today the church has locations in cities like London, Paris, Moscow, San Francisco, and Buenos Aires. Their theology is defined as contemporary Pentecostal.
- Laura Lentz is also the leader of NY Sisterhood, which is a women’s group, part of the Global Hillsong Colour Collective which focuses on world conferences, Bible study, volunteer work, and prayer groups.
- The Lentz family was at the heart of Hillsong, New York, and manages to gather a crowd of around 6,000 people for their church events. They were seen as a role model, and their amazing number of Instagram followers, almost a million in total, proves it. The content Laura shared was usually a mixture of parenting advice, religious advice, and fun content related to her hobbies and traveling stories.
Fall from Grace :
- Laura and Carl Lentz were both fired from Hillsong Church in November 2020. Carl allegedly had an affair with designer Ranin Karim for five months. Ranin has spoken in multiple interviews about the ‘deep, sexual connection’ between them, which involved him drinking a lot of tequila at her home, FaceTiming when they weren’t together, and arguing constantly.
- Despite knowing Carl was married at the start of their relationship, Karim kept it up because he was ‘like a drug’ to her.
- Some months later, another pastor at Hillsong came forward and alleged that Carl Lentz repeatedly sexually abused her and threatened her during conversations about his conduct.
Interesting Facts, Height and Trivia :
- Laura’s best friend for close to 40 years is the Australian musician, songwriter, and pastor Joel Houston.
- She is a huge fan of the American sitcom FRIENDS, and she regularly posts memes related to the show or short fragments from her favorite episodes. Her favorite FRIENDS character is the cute hippie Phoebe Buffay (played by actress Lisa Kudrow).
- Like most Australians, she is an excellent surfer and loves imparting her skills to her three children.