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Hillsong founder breaks silence on scandals surrounding church’s ex-pastor Carl Lentz


The popularity of the church Hillsong soared in the U.S. thanks in part to Carl Lentz, its New York lead pastor, whose ties to Justin Bieber and pro athletes made him a celebrity until he was fired and admitted to an affair. Now, in a TODAY exclusive, Hillsong founder Brian Houston speaks publicly about failures within the church. “I’m acknowledging that mistakes have been made,” he says.