Hillsong Church Scandals And Carl Lentz Downfall To Be Explored In Upcoming ‘Breaking Hillsong’ Docuseries


’s are not over just yet, as a new documentary plans to detail the drama.

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Discovery+ announced on Monday, June 21, a three-part documentary exposé titled  Hillsong. “The project will chronicle the headline-making world of global star-studded megachurch Hillsong and the of its ultra-hip, celebrity senior pastor, Carl Lentz,” a press release read.

The limited series will feature exclusive interviews with the likes of Ranin Karim, who claimed to have had a five-month affair with . Former and current members “who have come forward en masse to share harrowing stories of the trauma, abuse, financial and labor exploitation, homophobia and racism that created a culture of chaos at Hillsong,” will also be profiled, the release detailed.

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The documentary will be a partnership with the New York Post and feature investigative reporting by Hannah Frishberg. It plans on shedding light on the “greater phenomenon” of corruption within megachurches.

The church, which was once popular among A-listers like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Kendall and Kylie Jenner, made headlines in November when Lentz was axed for “moral failures,” which were later reported to be the cheating scandal.

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Then in April, Pastor Darnell Barrett, quit the church amid claims that he sent lewd photos to a female volunteer. “I was not at all trying to lure her. I get that she, within the context of what’s happening with Hillsong, that she would draw those conclusions,” he told the Daily Mail.

“Hillsong accepted his resignation and agreed that he could not continue as part of our team. We were disappointed to learn about choices he made that were unacceptable for any Hillsong staff member,” Hillsong said of the scandal.

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More recently, Leona Kimes, who worked for Hillsong as a nanny for Lentz’s family, accused the disgraced pastor of sexual and emotional abuse.

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“Laura and Lentz vehemently deny the allegations and, in addition to that, have irrefutable proof the events did not happen as Leona Kimes has described,” an attorney for Lentz and his wife told PEOPLE. “Further, due to the high degree of the ongoing reckless and slanderous misstatements by Leona Kimes, Laura and Carl Lentz are exploring all legal actions available to them.”

“During the years I spent serving them, I was subjected to manipulation, control, bullying, abuse of power, and sexual abuse,” Kimes wrote on Medium.

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Hillsong founder Brian Houston and his wife and co-founder Bobbie, called Kimes’ story “very disturbing” and commended her “for her courage,” in a note on their website.

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