‘Changed’ Justin Bieber Attends Sydney Church Conference

Justin Bieber is crediting a Pentecostal pastor with changing his life as he mingles with thousands of Christians at a five-day church conference in Sydney.

The 21-year-old Canadian pop star praised Hillsong Church’s New York City pastor Carl Lentz, who has recruited several American celebrities and sports stars to the Sydney-headquartered church.

Ten Network television reported Bieber saying Tuesday: “I’m glad to know him. He’s changed my life,” as he interrupted an interview with Lentz at the Allphones Arena where 20,000 worshippers are attending the annual conference.

His string of offstage troubles includes reckless driving and misdemeanor vandalism.

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At a Calvin Klein promotional event in Hong Kong.

Bieber and friend Hailey Baldwin arrived by private jet on Monday for the conference that runs through Friday.

Hillsong senior pastor Brian Houston says Bieber has paid his own way to Australia.