Celebrity Pastor Carl Lentz’s Alleged Muslim Mistress Speaks Out: ‘He’s Not Really a Good Cheater’
Fashion designer Ranin told the New York Post that she was Pastor Carl Lentz’s mistress whose affair caused him to be fired from Hillsong Church in New York City.
Lentz is best known for his friendship with pop singer Justin Beiber who attends Hillsong Cbhurch and was photographed drinking shots with Lentz in 2017.
The 34-year-old Palestinian, who is Muslim, said that she met the 42-year-old pastor in May at Williamsburg’s Domino Park in New York City:
I was telling him everything. I thought he’s single, he’s a good-looking man, why not?
Ranin said Lentz gave her his phone number, and she paid for a background check and discovered who he was.
Ranin said she had seen Lentz seven years ago when she used to go to Hillsong Church with her ex-husband’s family while they were married:
I was like damn, this is the guy from the church I saw seven years ago.
Ranin said Lentz came over to her home where their awkward affair began:
We were sitting and he asked if he could put his hand on my thigh, It was awkward, he didn’t know how to act at first. He was timid, acting like he was a virgin.
Ranin recalled that Lentz would come over to her place regularly, and they would text and FaceTime each other. She claimed Lentz would talk about how “amazing” his wife was, and how he felt guilty:
He kept saying that we didn’t plan this, that this is life and we fell into it. I kept walking away, but he never knew how to say “bye.”
Ranin said that Lentz would often say she looked like his famous friends the Kardashians, which she did not like:
I don’t like when people drop names. He’s a professional narcissist [and] lies too much.
Ranin said their affair continued up to twice a week:
We were obsessed with each other. He was like a drug to me. I was a drug to him.
Ranin claimed their romance came to a crashing end when Lentz’s wife and his employer saw their texts:
All his messages are linked from the iCloud. He’s not really a good cheater.
Ranin said Lentz last spoke to her on Nov. 5 after he admitted his adultery on his Instagram page, one day after being fired:
My life is over. I usually am the one who is helping couples who are cheating, and now I’m in their shoes.
Ranin shared her analysis of Lentz, and claimed COVID-19 was the cause of his actions:
He hadn’t been doing anything for so many months, he hadn’t been onstage, what else was going on in his life? He needed to do something that would excite him. People like him shouldn’t preach [or drink so much]. There’s no deepness [at Hillsong church]. It seems like it’s a cult.