Pop star Justin Bieber is reportedly studying to become a Hillsong church minister.
The news comes after the firing of preacher Carl Lentz, who was Bieber’s spiritual adviser after it was revealed Lentz had cheated on his wife.
A source told OK! Magazine that Bieber had no plans to give up his musical career, The New York Post reports.
The source said Bieber felt there was “a bigger calling out there for him.”
“He wants to be a full-fledged minister (in 2021),” the source said.
Bieber, 26, said Hillsong had “saved” him from his dark years of drugtaking, public meltdowns, arrests and erratic behaviour.
He became the church’s best-known member – and its most famous choir singer.
Other celebrities associated with Hillsong include Bieber’s wife Hailey and Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
Hillsong, which describes itself as a “contemporary Christian church,” was founded in 1983 in Sydney.
It’s since grown to include locations in more than 20 countries.
“Justin believes he can take a leadership position in restoring order,” the source said.
“Justin has never felt healthier or happier, and he says he owes it to the church.”