Following rumors that Justin Bieber canceled the remaining dates of his “Purpose” world tour to focus on his spirituality, more is being learned about one of his gurus.
Carl Lentz is a Virginia Beach native known by a multitude of monikers, including "the punk pastor," "the hipster pastor" and "the shirtless pastor." He is one of 12 clergy members at Hillsong, a popular church frequented by celebs.
Lentz, 38, also draws attention with his chiseled body and good looks.
He appears to have developed a full-blown bromance with Bieber, as the two have often been seen together since meeting 10 years ago.
Lentz often appears on many of Bieber's Instagram posts.
Lentz, who is married with three children, is based out of the church’s New York City chapter. Other celebrity followers and friends include NBA stars Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin.
On Wednesday night, Bieber was leaving a Hillsong church service in Beverly Hills when he accidentally hit a paparazzo with his truck after being swarmed by photogs on his way out of the venue.
The victim was taken away on a stretcher with minor injuries as the investigation continues.
The photographer later posted a video where he described the incident, thanking Bieber for his "compassion" and revealed that he was run over just hours before his birthday.
"He’s a good kid," he said in the video, which was posted by TMZ. "Accidents happen."