Pastor Carl Lentz — who works with Bieber in NYC — tells us he spent a week doing intense Bible study with Justin last month … in the wake of being extorted over the videos.
As we previously reported — JB’s team was contacted 2 months ago by a man in possession of the videos and wanted a million dollar payday or else he’d go public.
We’re told Bieber’s religious resurgence focused on studying Bible passages and attending services … culminating in an actual baptism performed in the bathtub of one of the singer’s friends.
Why a bathtub, you ask? We’re told JB previously checked out a bunch of churches for the dip — but his cover was blown every time and he wanted to keep the whole thing private.
Justin’s now got a clean slate with God — but the public is a harder nut to crack.
I applaud anyone who gets baptised & saved!! Shouts to you Justin!!