Is Justin Bieber Starting His Own Church? 4 Details And Rumors About His New Venture

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This takes being a Belieber to a whole new level.

When Justin Bieber suddenly canceled the remaining dates of his "Purpose" tour last week, people were obviously upset. 

The original reason was "unforeseen circumstances," but, as rumors about the singer's health and well-being began to circulate, the 23-year-old quickly jumped to his own defense. He said it wasn't his physical condition he was concerned about, but his spiritual one. 

TMZ reported an inside source said the tour was canceled because Justin had "rededicated his life to Christ." 

But he's not just going to church every Sunday; he might even be starting his own church. 

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Australia's Today Extra reported that Justin is not only going to focus on his faith but maybe start his own church. It's not clear what kind of church the Biebs would start, if it would his own or with his new hip pastor pal, or if the gospel songs will be to the tune of "What Do You Mean?" 

Obviously, a Justin Bieber church would draw a lot of attention, and probably a lot of members. The real question is what kind of religion the church would practice and what role Justin would play. I mean can you imagine Justin Bieber as an actual pastor?! We've come a long way from the days of him showing his, er, manhood on social media

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At the very least, he'd a be a worship director. 

Whether or not this is true, Justin quitting his tour to focus on his religion signals a potentially huge shift from his typical peeing-in-mop-bucket behavior

Hey, if it makes him a little better of a person and a little less of a d-bag, I'm all for it. 

Here's what we know about the rumored Church of Biebs:

1. He's had "meetings" with members of Hillsong Church. 

In the above interview that took place a few weeks ago backstage at the Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia, a slightly disheveled Bieber can be seen interrupting questions to talk about his shoes, brush his teeth and yell at some guy named Virgil.

“We know that he was in the country a few weeks ago having meetings and attending the big Hillsong convention that they had here," Today Extra's Richard Wilkins reported. "[He’s] very close to a lot of the Hillsong people. Whether he’s looking at teaming up with them in something of a more permanent situation or doing some sort of religious activity on his own – starting his own church – we’re not quite sure, but that’s the word from an inside source.”

2. He's gotten close to Carl Lentz. 

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Carl Lentz is known as the "rock star pastor" of Hillsong NYC. It's not clear when his friendship with the Biebs began, but he's publically talked about the singer's faith. 

"I think that Justin is a good Christian. I don't think his problems are behind him, but we all have to deal with other stuff to come," he said. "His relationship with Jesus is changing his life daily. It is one of those things where you never really get it, it takes a while to keep growing as a person. Every day he is getting older, and with each chapter comes new growth... This is what conference is all about." 

Could starting a new church be a chapter inspired by the conference?!

3. He recently started preaching at one of his concerts. 

 

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During the "One Love Manchester" concert — a benefit to raise money for the 22 victims who were killed in the Manchester bombing at an Ariana Grande concert — he started talking about his faith to the massive crowd. 

"God is good in the midst of the darkness. God is good in the midst of the evil," he said. "God is in the midst no matter what's happening in the world, God is in the midst, and He loves you and He's here for you."

4. He's been more open about his faith on social media. 

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While he's still sharing his usual shirtless selfies, Bieber has used his Instagram account to share a few religious messages. The one above is just one of many he's posted about his faith. 

He also shared photos of his old mug shot with the hashtag, "jail is not a cool place to be" and "no fun," which suggests he's trying to move on from his old ways. 

Whether he's going to try out some worship jams or try to become a full-on pastor, the Bieber's next move is sure to be a holy one. 

 

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