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XXXchurch founder Craig Gross hands ministry to former porn star and husband XXXchurch founder Craig Gross hands ministry to former porn star and husband

Pastor Craig Gross, founder of XXXchurch in Pasadena, California, a ministry that empowers individuals to break free from their pornography addictions, announced that he is leaving the ministry after 17 years and is handing it over to former porn star Brittni and Rich De La Mora.

“Through prayer earlier this year, I heard the Lord say, ‘Give XXXchurch to Brittni and Rich De La Mora to lead.’ Brittni is a former porn star we met while she was still in the industry, and we fostered a relationship with her as she began hers with Christ. What God has done in her life in the last seven years is nothing short of a beautiful miracle,” Gross said in a statement Friday on how he decided on the ministry’s next leaders.

“She knows the Bible inside and out and is an incredible depiction of redemption. It doesn’t surprise me in the least that God is calling her here. Three years ago Brittni married Rich, a pastor she became friends with after she left the industry. Rich comes from a family of ministers; he has a compassionate heart and loves XXXchurch.”

Gross, who recently embarked on a new controversial mission to sell and promote marijuana for Christians through Christian Cannabis, said he had been thinking about moving on from the ministry since 2013, around the same time he got his medical marijuana card. He noted, however, that “for the last six years of my life, I have tried to figure out what I am running towards.”

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