From porn to pulpit: Woman gives up porn to become pastor

Mum Quits Porn Career To Become A Pastor

A mother has quit her porn star career and lavish lifestyle to become a pastor.

The 33-year-old lady spent 10 years in the porn industry before turning her life around after meeting and marrying a pastor.

After falling pregnant at the age of 16, she took to acting in pornographic films to be able to take care of herself and her baby.

A porn agent had assured her that she had the potential to make $30,000 a month, translating into $360,000 a year. Crystal Bassette from Clay, New York, attended her first scene at a house in Malibu, California. But it wasn’t an easy experience, not in the slightest.

She said: “I remember after the scene, I sat in the shower for about two hours crying. Then I stopped after that shoot and didn’t go back for about one month.

“I ended up going back to it again and that’s when I was numbing myself through taking pain medicine and drinking alcohol to get through the scene.

“It just became like this daily routine for me where I would drop my son off to school in the morning, go do a shoot and come home. It was like a regular 9 to 5 job.”

Crystal’s addiction to alcohol and both earning and spending large amounts of money became a vicious cycle – one that she says sucked her up until she ultimately lost herself in the haze.

Eventually, she decided this lifestyle was unsustainable for her and her well-being, so she turned to the Bible for help.

‘My mind was so messed up and after reading the Bible I know that I was haunted by a spirit of Jezebel,’ she said.

‘The day I was saved, I felt like the preacher was just speaking to me directly. It was like he was preaching to only me and you know that day I felt God was talking to me through his preaching and everything he said felt right.

‘I ended up walking the middle. I got down on my knees and was just praying to God to just release me from everything and my mom was there and my sister came over and were just all crying.

‘And that was the day I got saved.’

Crystal began devoting her life to God – and in the process, she met her now-husband David, a pastor.

She said: ‘He’d known about my past for years because my sister was going to his church. David is the kind of guy that thinks your past is your past. You can’t keep looking back at it. It’s done with.

‘It is definitely the ultimate change. It’s going from one extreme to the next. I had to get away from this whole life.

The couple married in December 2014, and they were soon joined by their son Carter, who was welcomed by older brothers 16-year-old Justin and seven-year-old Landon.

Mum Quits Porn Career To Become A Pastor

David, 26, said: ‘What I would like people to take away from us is that God can forgive you no matter what past you come from.

‘I would like people to come to Christ through our relationship and our experiences. I hope it encourages everybody else to do the same, to realise that money and fame isn’t what it’s about.’

Now recovered from her alcohol addiction and out of the porn industry, Crystal has been able to reflect on her decisions and now believes she knows what led her on a path to the adult film industry.

She said: ‘I was sexually abused when I was a child by two different people. So I went through a lot of stuff as a kid.

‘It’s wordless. I’m alright now but it took me a long time. I went through a few years of therapy and stuff and so I realised why I was choosing the life that I did.’

With the support of her friends and family, Crystal is now in a great place and has even graduated from college to become a paralegal and trained as a pastor.

David and Crystal have even founded their own church called New Beginnings Christian Life in Fulton, New York where they hope to inspire others.

Crystal said: I look back at my past now and you know I can’t say that I really regret anything because it has made me who I am today.

‘It’s like if I grew up as a teacher, I probably wouldn’t be helping people now. I probably would be completely different.

‘My past made me who I am today and God has changed my life completely.’

Source: Punch

 

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