Justin Bieber’s close pastor friends were in
Palmetto Beach, South Carolina, on
Monday to watch him wed wife Hailey for
the second time in an intimate church
Officiating the ceremony was Hillsong NYC
pastor Carl Lentz, who has been a close
mentor to Bieber since his dramatic
baptism in a bathtub five years ago.
Other pastors in attendance were Chad
Veach of Zoe Church in LA, Rich Wilkerson
Jr – who wed Kanye West and Kim
Kardashian – Judah Smith, of City Church,
Seattle, and Hillsong worship leader Joel
A host of A-list stars were at the wedding,
including Ed Sheeran, and Kylie and
While Justin and Hailey married in
September last year, the ceremony was
held in secret in a New York courthouse.
Hailey’s dad, the actor and evangelist
Stephen Baldwin, explained in a video
update published by TMZ a few weeks ago
that for this ceremony, they wanted God to
be at the centre.
“Weddings and marriage are supposed to
be a holy commitment one unto another,”
“As Christians and believers, they
understand that if you don’t have God’s
Spirit working in your marriage, it just
makes it more and more difficult to make it
work and have peace and find happiness.
“So we’re excited that they’re going to do a
very fun wedding. They’re going to have a
lot of their pastor friends and a lot of their
Christian friends around them at this time,
so we’re excited.”
At Monday’s celebration, the couple
exchanged vows at a chapel near
the Montage Palmetto Bluff hotel resort.
Bieber later posted a snap of himself with
Hailey taken in a photobooth after the
ceremony in which he wore a simple white
shirt and black bow tie, while Hailey was
dressed in a halter tie neck dress with her
hair in a loose bun.
Rich Wilkerson Jr also posted a picture to
Instagram of the pastors dressed up for
the wedding in smart suits and bow ties.
Justin and Hailey, a model, are both
churchgoers. In an interview with
Vogue earlier this year, they said they had
decided to abstain from sex until marriage
out of a shared commitment to God.
At the time, Justin revealed that he had a
“legitimate problem with sex” in the past.
Explaining why he believed abstaining was
the right thing to do before God, he said:
“He doesn’t ask us not to have sex for him
because he wants rules and stuff.
“He’s like, I’m trying to protect you from
hurt and pain. I think sex can cause a lot
of pain. Sometimes people have sex
because they don’t feel good enough.
‘Because they lack self-worth. Women do
that, and guys do that. I wanted to
rededicate myself to God in that way
because I really felt it was better for the
condition of my soul. And I believe that
God blessed me with Hailey as a result.
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