JUSTIN Bieber's pastor Carl Lentz's teen daughter defended her dad as the "strongest man" after he admitted to being "unfaithful" in his marriage.
Carl was fired from his position at Hillsong Church following his admission of "cheating" on his wife, Laura.
The pastor's daughter Ava, 16, took to Instagram to share numerous throwback photos of the two together.
She captioned it: "happy birthday dad❤️ i love you. best friend, strongest man, drippiest, music is fire, skinny jean legend, you’ve taught me everything i know!! our family 4L we love you ❤️."
Some of the snaps included one of Carl riding a bike with Ava as a toddler and another of him helping her ride a scooter.
Carl tied the knot with Laura in 2003 and they also share kids Roman and Charlie.
The 42-year-old and Laura were seen on Thursday morning outside of Justin's apartment as the couple shared what looked like quite the tense conversation.
This came after Carl issued a lengthy statement that explained he was guilty of “moral failure” after losing his position within the megachurch.
He went on to apologize to Laura, his family and members of Hillsong Church.
He wrote: "I was unfaithful in my marriage, the most important relationship in my life and held accountable for that. This failure is on me, and me alone and I take full responsibility for my actions.
"I now begin a journey of rebuilding trust with my wife, Laura and my children and taking real time to work on and heal my own life and seek out the help that I need."
He added: "I am deeply sorry for breaking the trust of many people who we have loved serving and understand that this news can be very hard and confusing for people to hear and process."
Following Carl's public statement, one church leader claimed to know about his infidelity for years, however, the source added that they were involved with the church for years before allegedly being “silenced” and “kicked out."
The former Hillsong group leader told The Sun: “My friend and I were leaders at the church so people came to us as their leaders about other transgressions with other leaders and pastors, including Carl.
“Women came to us and said Carl was sleeping around with people who were members of the church."
She continued: “There have been many sexual transgressions at Hillsong NYC. We tried to address them in 2017 and we were told that we were spreading gossip.
“We still tried to go to the pastors about it and we were dismissed. They knew exactly what we were saying… we weren’t threatening anything, just asking for answers.
“But leaders and pastors wouldn’t give us the time of day.
“We heard Carl was sleeping with people and we tried to address it the proper way within leadership…and it was swept under the rug."
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