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Fired ‘womanizing’ Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz is renting $16k-a-month beachside hideaway in LA

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‘Womanizing’ pastor Carl Lentz is hiding out in a luxury rented beachside that comes with a $16,000-a-month price tag, DailyMail.com can reveal.

The disgraced cleric, 42, was fired as the boss of the New York branch of celebrity-favorite megachurch Hillsong two weeks ago after being caught cheating on his wife Laura, 40.

His mistress, New York-based designer Ranin Karim, 34, later revealed excruciating details of their five-month fling, telling how he said she was the best sex he ever had and declaring herself in love with him.

Close friends Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin unfollowed Lentz and Laura on social media in the aftermath of his firing – described by Hillsong founder Brian Houston as being for ‘ongoing breaches of trust’ and ‘moral failures’.

Now DailyMail.com can reveal randy reverend Lentz is planning a long-term stay in California and has signed a one-year lease on the $4.5 million Manhattan Beach home.

‘Womanizing’ pastor Carl Lentz is laying low in a luxury rented beachside hideaway that comes with a $16,000-a-month price tag, DailyMail.com can reveal

Now DailyMail.com can reveal randy reverend Lentz is planning a long-term stay in California and has signed a one-year lease on the $4.5 million Manhattan Beach home (pictured)

The 4,500sqft property sits on a .14-acre lot and comes complete with five ensuite bedrooms – one of which is the ‘owner’s suite’ that has a studio-sized closet

As well as the huge closet, the suite has its own sitting room, a balcony with Pacific views and a his and hers bathroom with a two-person shower and ‘an elegant soaking tub’

The home also boasts a huge kitchen with a marble island and copper fittings and an indoor-outdoor dining area that looks out over the yard

Manhattan Beach is a small city on the southern edge of Los Angeles and one of its most exclusive zip codes where a typical home costs $2.5 million

As a result, Lentz has some famous new neighbors, among them tennis star Maria Sharapova, soccer player Mia Hamm and most of the LA Kings roster

Sources told DailyMail.com that the couple moved into the lavish pad late last week along with their three children: Charlie, 16, Ava, 14, and Roman.

The 4,500sqft property sits on a .14-acre lot and comes complete with five ensuite bedrooms – one of which is the ‘owner’s suite’ that has a studio-sized closet.

As well as the huge closet, the suite has its own sitting room, a balcony with Pacific views and a his and hers bathroom with a two-person shower and ‘an elegant soaking tub’.

The home also boasts a huge kitchen with a marble island and copper fittings and an indoor-outdoor dining area that looks out over the yard.

Lentz is thought to be funding the new rental from the sale of his home in Montclair, New Jersey, which was sold for $1.5 million 10 days before news of his exit from Hillsong was revealed.

Manhattan Beach is a small city on the southern edge of Los Angeles and one of its most exclusive zip codes where a typical home costs $2.5 million.

As a result, Lentz has some famous new neighbors, among them tennis star Maria Sharapova, soccer player Mia Hamm and most of the LA Kings roster.

The priapic priest also has friends in the area in the shape of fellow pastors Chad Veach and Judah Smith, who live eight miles away in Ladera Heights and Playa Del Rey respectively.

Lentz and his family have been pictured getting to know their new home this week and were spotted enjoying dinner at a restaurant in downtown Manhattan Beach on Sunday night.

On Monday, a shirtless Lentz was seen meditating on the sand, while the whole family have been seen exploring the neighborhood on their e-bikes – in Lentz’ case, a deluxe $1,600 RadRover 5.

The disgraced cleric, 42, was fired as the boss of the New York branch of celebrity-favorite megachurch Hillsong two weeks ago after being caught cheating on his wife Laura, 40

Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Lentz taking his three children out for lunch on Wednesday, with the quartet seen enjoying a meal at Homie’s – a hipster café known for its burritos

Lentz is thought to be funding the new rental from the sale of his home in Montclair, New Jersey (pictured), which was sold for $1.5 million 10 days before news of his exit from Hillsong was revealed

 On Monday Lentz was spotted hitting up the beach and out with his wife and children in Los Angeles. He took a phone call while working out, which consisted of meditating , before unlocking his expensive e-bike and riding off

 And it appears Lentz and Laura, who was also fired from Hillsong in the aftermath, are putting on an united front, as they took their children out for dinner in the city on Sunday night

His mistress, New York-based designer Ranin Karim, 34, later revealed excruciating details of their five-month fling, telling how he said she was the best sex he ever had and declaring herself in love with him 

Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Lentz taking his three children out for lunch on Wednesday, with the quartet seen enjoying a meal at Homie’s – a hipster café known for its burritos.

He wore a long-sleeved shirt with the image of late LA rapper Nipsey Hussle screen printed on it. The musician was shot dead in March aged 33.  

Family outings aside, Lentz has been keeping a low profile and has not spoken publicly about cheating on his wife beyond a social media post made two days after he was fired.

In it, he admitted his affair with Karim and described his exit from Hillsong as ‘a hard ending to what has been the most amazing, impacting and special chapter of our lives’.

He also admitted to being ‘unfaithful’ to his Australian wife of 17 years and added: ‘When you lead out of an empty place, you make choices that have real and painful consequences.

‘I was unfaithful in my marriage, the most important relationship in my life, and held accountable for that.’

Laura, formerly a co-pastor at Hillsong, has not spoken publicly about her husband’s infidelity but was photographed having a tense conversation with Lentz in New York, two days after it was revealed he had been fired.

The two are in ‘intense counseling’ as they are working to rebuild their marriage, a source told Page Six. 

The friend added that Lentz ‘never had any plans to leave his marriage’ – even at the height of his affair with Ranin Karim.

Sources told DailyMail.com that the couple moved into the lavish pad late last week along with their three children: Charlie, 16, Ava, 14, and Roman 

Family outings aside, Lentz has been keeping a low profile and has not spoken publicly about cheating on his wife beyond a social media post made two days after he was fired

He wore a Nike long-sleeved shirt with the image of late LA rapper Nipsey Hussle screen printed on it. The musician was shot dead in March aged 33 

Lentz and his family have been pictured getting to know their new home this week and were spotted enjoying dinner at a restaurant in downtown Manhattan Beach on Sunday night 

Although she joined the family for Sunday night’s dinner, Laura did not accompany her husband and children on their other trips around Manhattan Beach but was seen going for a solo cycle on Wednesday afternoon

The 42-year-old religious man, who was close friends with Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin, confessed to the affair on social media, admitting he had not been faithful but that he and Australian-born Laura would be working on their marriage

Although she joined the family for Sunday night’s dinner, she did not accompany her husband and children on their other trips around Manhattan Beach but was seen going for a solo cycle on Wednesday afternoon. 

The 40-year-old is understood to have been fired along with her husband, despite her long association with the church.

Sources told the Sun that her dismissal from her co-pastor role was ‘the cherry on top’ and left her ‘devastated’.

The source added: ‘If a married couple both work at the church and one of them is terminated, they both will be fired immediately.

‘That was their reasoning for having to also get rid of Laura for Carl’s mistakes.’

It has since been reported that Lentz’ fling with Karim isn’t the first time his ‘womanizing’ behavior has raised eyebrows.

According to Page Six, the churchman was dubbed a ‘womanizing manwhore’ and ‘celebrity obsessed’ by fellow guests at a post-Super Bowl party for J-Lo in Miami last year.

The source also accused Lentz and fellow pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr – of Miami-based Vous Church – of ‘running around like inappropriate superfans’ on the yacht where the bash was held.

The two pastors were also reportedly seen ‘partying their a**es off’ and ‘acting really weird’.

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