Lentz's to Tell All in New Docuseries 'Secrets of Hillsong'

Carl and Laura Lentz (Carl Lentz Facebook page)

Freshly hired by Transformation Church in Tulsa recently, Pastor Carl Lentz and his wife, Laura, are making news once again. But this time, it's not about how they're moving forward in their calling for God.

Carl Lentz, who was dismissed as the lead pastor at Hillsong Church NYC in late 2020 for infidelity, among other things, and his wife will now be featured in a new docuseries titled "The Secrets of Hillsong," which will include the first interviews from the couple since Carl Lentz was fired more than two years ago, Variety reported this week.

"The Secrets of Hillsong" premieres on May 19 at 10 p.m. with two episodes, followed by two more episodes on May 26.

Scout Productions, a company known for creating content such as "Queer Eye" for Netflix and a documentary called "Equal" about "early LGBTQ heroes, will produce the documentary on Hillsong Church in partnership with Vanity Fair Studios. The documentary series is based on Vanity Fair's reporting on Hillsong, which has endured a great deal of scandal over the past three years, including the travails of former Senior Pastor Brian Houston.

The church was previously the subject of the Discovery+ docuseries "Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed."

It is uncertain whether the Lentzes were paid for their participation in "The Secrets of Hillsong," The Christian Post reported.

Joel Chiodi, an executive producer of the docuseries, told Variety that "Because of these voices, along with unprecedented access to Carl and Laura Lentz, 'The Secrets of Hillsong' offers new insights into how decades of scandal and corruption went unchecked within the church, and more importantly, at what it meant for the community left in their rubble."

In a recent Instagram post, Laura Lentz said her husband has "humbled himself," took responsibility for his actions and was ready to tell his story.

March CM Cover"Yep, it has been challenging and...yeah it's taken a LOT of work the past 22 months (but who's counting ) to make our marriage what it has become, & we will never stop working on ourselves, for this marriage and for our kids! I know there are many that don't or would never do what I chose to do, and that's ok, it's not for everyone!!

"I look forward to sharing our story, how I came to that conclusion and I think it's going to help a lot of people. But I am so proud of my husband & for the responsibility he's taken! Mostly I'm grateful for a man who humbled himself & didn't try to defend himself, he has kept quiet publicly and he has remained focused on the one thing that matters most-our family!"

Actress and evangelist Priscilla Shirer liked Laura Lentz's Instagram post.

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