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    Justin Bieber Is Now Distancing Himself From Hillsong Church

    "This is fake news."

    On New Year's Eve, Page Six published a story claiming that Justin Bieber was studying to be a minister at Hillsong, the megachurch that he's previously been associated with.

    Earlier today, the singer blasted the claim on his Instagram while also opening up about the status of his relationship with Hillsong.

    Bieber said there was no truth to his studying to become a minister or "anything even close to that," referring to the report as "fake news."

    @justinbieber / Instagram / Via Instagram: @justinbieber

    He also distanced himself from Hillsong, saying that it was "not [his] church" and clarifying that he's now a member of the Churchome megachurch.

    @justinbieber / Instagram / Via Instagram: @justinbieber

    Bieber's statement about Hillsong comes after several pastors recently departed the church following multiple scandals involving the church's employment practices and ex-pastor Carl Lentz.

    Bieber also shared beliefs on faith that, as Entertainment Tonight points out, are also reiterated on Churchome's website.

    @justinbieber / Instagram / Via Instagram: @justinbieber

    Bieber's ties to Churchome go pretty deep: According to ET, one of the megachurch's lead pastors, Judah Smith, officiated his wedding to Hailey Bieber in 2019.

    In other news, Bieber dropped a new single and video, "Anyone," just a few days ago. The song is good and the video is intense.

    View this video on YouTube

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