The series, which is based on a 2021 article in Vanity Fair magazine, features the first interview with Mr. Lentz since he was fired in 2020. Hillsong’s expansion into the United States built on its enormous success in presenting worship music. In 2017, GQ magazine called Mr. Lentz a “hypepriest” to reflect his trendy wardrobe, which included aviator glasses, skinny jeans and designer sneakers. In March, Mr. Houston said he had been charged with drunken driving in the United States in February 2022. The post How a Hip Megachurch Became Entangled in Scandal appeared first on New York Times.