Justin Bieber, a Canadian singer, has denied reports that he is studying to become a pastor at Hillsong church in New York City.

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The ‘Holy’ crooner also set the record straight that he is not a member of the Australia-based celebrity church.

Last week, Page Six had reported that the music star was studying to become a minister of the church — in the wake of Carl Lentz‘s sacking.

Lentz was dismissed in November 2020 for “moral failures.” The celebrity preacher was said to have confessed to cheating on his wife.

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A source had told OK! magazine that the singer hopes to help lead Hillsong after Lentz dismissal.

“Justin doesn’t plan to give up his music career, but he feels there’s a bigger calling out there for him,” the source said.

Refuting the claims, the 26-year-old ‘Anyone’ crooner took to his Instagram story on Monday to state that he is a member of Churchome, not Hillsong church.

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“And btw Hillsong is not my church… For clarity I am a part of Churchome,” he wrote.

He also shared a screenshot of the Page Six article, while stating that he has no desire to be a minister.

“I’m not studying to be a minister or anything even close to that. Have no desire for that. This is fake news,” he added.

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The award-winning singer went on to explain in another post that: “Church is not a place. We are the church. We don’t need a building to connect with God. God is with us wherever we are.”

With several collaborations and numerous accolades, including winning a Grammy award, Bieber has sold over 150 million records and is one of the world’s best selling music artists.

Last year, the songwriter had threatened to sue Danielle, a Twitter user who accused him of sexually harassing her in 2014.

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Bieber had also revealed that he was battling Lyme disease, an infectious ailment which affected his skin, health and brain function in January 2020.



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