Chrishan and Danielle Jeyaratnam have been named as the successors to ousted Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz.
Lentz was fired last November over “moral failures” and leadership issues. He subsequently admitted he had been unfaithful to his wife.
The Jeyaratnams were confirmed as his successor during a sermon by senior Hillsong pastor Brian Houston on Sunday.
The couple, who have four children, are lead pastors of Hillsong’s Perth campus in Australia, as well as being the State Oversights for Hillsong’s Western Australia and Bali Campuses.
Announcing their appointment, Houston said the Jeyaratnams had been “put through a heavy interviewing process” but that he was “thrilled” about their selection.
He said God was going to rescue and rebuild the East Coast Church in the US but asked for prayers “because it has been hit hard.”
“Certainly most people would know that toward the end of last year, it’s been a very challenging season at Hillsong in the United States and in particular in the East Coast, in New York … and we’re still working our way through that,” he said.
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SOURCE: Christian Today, Jennifer Lee