WATCH: Adrienne Houghton Breaks Down on “The Real” While Discussing Carl Lentz’s Firing and Adultery as She Says He Played a Part in Her Wanting to Come Back to Church

Adrienne Bailon, one of the members of the pop music group “The Cheetah Girls”, poses as she arrives for the world premiere of the animated film “Wall-E”in Los Angeles, California, June 21, 2008. | Reuters/Fred Prouser

“The Real” co-host Adrienne Houghton got emotional during a segment on the show Wednesday when the ladies discussed Carl Lentz’s firing from Hillsong and his admission that he’d had an affair.

“What he did is absolutely wrong and I’m sure that his family is feeling that more than we are, and that’s what we really have to remember,” Houghton, who’s married to worship leader Israel Houghton, said on the daytime talk show.

Houghton who was raised in the church and is the wife of a famous gospel singer, said she knows firsthand that people of God are not flawless.

“I recognize that these people have gifts and they have talents, but they are human,” she said. “I literally told my husband, I said, ‘If I ever was a pastor, the first speech I would give on the first day of opening my church would be, check it out: I’m just like you. I’m human like you are. I’m just as human as the person in row number 16, row number 20, row number 103.’”

“The difference is, God has given me a gift to speak, and that is a gift. The same way that somebody in row 14 has a gift of doing hair. It’s just different giftings, but we’re all human and we all are not flawless,” Houghton continued.

Hillsong announced last week that Lentz was fired from the global megachurch due to “leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.” Lentz later acknowledged on Instagram that he cheated on his wife, Laura. 

Houghton, a New York native, noted that sometimes church leaders want to be placed on a pedestal, but that’s not always the case.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law

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