‘Super Soul Sunday’ Sneak Peek: Pastor Carl Lentz Talks Justin Bieber’s Baptism

Kelly Woo
Writer

Even rich and famous superstars go through rocky times and turn to their faith to help them through it.

That’s what Carl Lentz, the lead pastor at Hillsong Church in New York City, describes about his experience baptizing singer Justin Bieber in this exclusive clip from OWN’s Super Soul Sunday.

Lentz is the latest guest on the show, which features Oprah Winfrey conducting issues-driven interviews with a variety of subjects.

As Lentz tells host Winfrey, Bieber’s “baptism was a moment where he was going through it and he was pulling himself up.” Lentz is referring to a troubled time in the singer’s life, as he made headlines for egging neighbors’ houses, reckless driving, smoking pot, and making racist jokes. “Whether it’s trying to figure out who you are, the people in your life, the choices he had made — he got to a place where he said, ‘I want to start fresh,’” Lentz says.

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At Bieber’s request, Lentz performed the baptism … in basketball star Tyson Chandler’s bathtub! Watch the clip to find out why.

Super Soul Sunday airs Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.