Married Hillsong Pastor Resigns After Sharing Photos of His Big Ol’ Bulge With Women on Instagram ‘Close Friends’ List [Photos]

A married pastor for Hillsong Church has resigned after being caught sharing photos of his big ol’ dick print on Instagram.

via Mail Online:

Darnell Barrett, a 32-year-old pastor for Hillsong in Montclair, New Jersey, stepped down from his role on Tuesday over an Instagram story he posted of himself last month wearing nothing but white Nike Pro tights.

The clergyman shared two photos of himself standing in front of a mirror after a workout, with what appeared to be his engorged member extending half-way down his thigh beneath his tights, in clear view. 

The eye-popping pictures were posted on Barrett’s ‘close friends’ story, which is only visible to followers he specifically selects, as seemingly motivational snaps of his apparent battle with ‘depression and anxiety.’

The Christian church leader stepped down after he was accused of posting photos of himself wearing nothing but white Nike Pro workout tights which outlined his large manhood

Barrett, however, then shared his Instagram story in a direct message to at least one follower, a 30-year-old woman who used to volunteer under him at the New Jersey church. 

The sex scandal comes just six months after Hillsong was rocked by the dismissal of NYC pastor Carl Lentz who was caught cheating on his wife. 

In messages obtained by, Barrett initially tried to play it off as a mistake before apparently trying to lure the woman into a conversation.

‘Hey! I think I might’ve added you to my close friends list by accident,’ Barrett wrote. ‘I’m so sorry. Trying to figure out how the hell to edit it.’   

He later claimed that the explicit photos were ‘some real raw s**t I send to my friends man. Lol.’

‘Seriously, sorry about that. I guess,’ he continued. approached the pastor for comment outside of the West Orange, New Jersey home he shares with wife on Tuesday. 

Barrett admitted he posted the lewd photos and revealed he had just resigned as Hillsong New Jersey’s creative director. 

In February, Barrett posted two photos on his ‘close friends’ Instagram story, which is only visible to followers he specifically selects. At first glance the posts seemed to be innocuous, motivational snaps of him tackling his ‘depression and anxiety’ has learned Barrett, however, later sent the lewd posts to a woman, a former volunteer at the church, and then tried to play it off as an accident 

The woman, who is not being identified, said she didn’t notice the bulge at first until her friend pointed it out. She initially blocked Barrett’s account after realizing, but then briefly unblocked him to vent her anger

He explained he stepped down Tuesday morning citing ‘infidelity’ in his marriage that he and his wife are now ‘working through.’  

‘We thought it was best for me to move on. I don’t want to get into the details,’ he  told 

Barrett acknowledged that the photos indeed showed off his private parts, but insisted they were shared accidentally. 

‘Yeah, it shows me with my leggings on,’ he said.

He described them merely as ‘gym photos’ and said they were meant to encourage his followers to participate in a ‘gym challenge.’

‘This was something that was just an honest mistake and I informed my wife as soon as it happened,’ he added.

Barrett, who has two children, said he had no intention of meeting up with the woman 

‘I was not at all trying to lure her,’ he said. ‘I get that she, within the context of what’s happening with Hillsong, that she would draw those conclusions.

‘But I barely know her. That was not my intention.’

The woman who received the photos, however, told it was no accident. 

The woman, who is not being named, said she barely knew Barrett when she volunteered for Hillsong from 2014 to 2016, but claimed the pastor had reached out to her earlier this year saying he was heading to the state where she had moved.

The pastor insisted the incident was an ‘honest mistake’, but admitted he stepped down because ‘there was infidelity in my marriage’

‘Hey! I’m looking to come to Austin to the most isolated (and scenic) place I can find,’ he wrote her on January 13. ‘Do you have any suggestions?’

‘Oooo yes!’ she replied. ‘Ok like are you looking for places to stay? Areas to stay in? Places to visit?’

‘All of thee above, honestly,’ Barrett responded. ‘Haha. I’m looking to be odd the grid. Wouldn’t be upset if I didn’t have cell phone signal – but need a local liquor store,’ he added with a heart emoji.  

Then in February, Barrett messaged her the ‘gym’ photos he posted on Instagram Stories. 

He wrote a caption beneath one of the photos stating that he was suffering from depression, while standing shirtless and humble-bragging that ‘I’m just proud of myself for getting to the gym today even if it was a cheap 30 minute workout.’

The woman told that she didn’t look closely enough to see his tights at first, but forwarded the photos to a friend who replied with astonishment: ‘Is that his penis?’

The woman said she initially blocked his account after receiving the photo, but then briefly unblocked him to vent her anger.

‘Darnell, I’m not going to lie, I blocked your for a second but I’ve decided I need to say something to you,’ she wrote in messages obtained by  

‘First off, I’m insulted that you wouldn’t understand what you’re doing but I’m not f**king stupid,’ she wrote. 

‘For you to go out of your way to make it seem like you ‘accidentally’ added me to your close friends… and then, went out of your way to message me about it KNOWING that would make me go look is bulls**t. 

‘Obviously, what you wanted me to see were the shirtless photos and the outline of your d**k, let’s not play and act like that wasn’t the point. Your messages to bait me into seeing your ‘raw s**t’ are obvious.’

‘To be honest, this whole ‘fishing’ scheme of yours to see if I will bite isn’t what even pissed me off,’ she continued. 

‘What pisses me off is knowing that I’m not the only person you’ve probably done this to. I’m actually horrified by the thought of how many other innocent girls you’ve manipulated with this ploy of yours….’

Barrett replied to the messages saying: ‘I’m sorry?’ before the woman cut him off by blocking him again. 

On Tuesday, Barrett told he had immediately informed his wife of the incident. Soon after, he said, Hillsong officials got wind of it. 

‘I don’t know who shared it, but it was brought immediately to the supervisor’s attention,’ he said.

He knows EXACTLY what he was doing. He just got caught.

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