Justin Bieber’s hipster pastor: ‘I’m praying for this boy to make it’

November 14, 2014 2:13 PM

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The troubled pop star was playing a concert in New Jersey back in 2008, and Lentz was a guest of another pastor, Seattle-based Judah Smith, with whom the singer is close.

“I remember being involved in this preservice prayer [backstage] and just looking at him and going, ‘This is going to be a challenge,’ ” says Lentz, who was overwhelmed by the commotion surrounding the then-14-year-old. “And that day being like, ‘I’m going to pray for this boy to make it.’ ”

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