A Minnesota pastor (henceforward “pastrix” as there is no such thing as a female pastor) who left the pastorate to become a stripper and camgirl has “never been happier,” according to reports.
Nikole Mitchell, 36, started attending Woodlands Baptist Church in St. Paul, MN in 2011, and pursued the pulpit “because of my love for performing.” She recounts how she grew up in a conservative Christian environment where only men could be elders, and so being part of a church that allowed women to be pastors “blew my mind.” She developed an interest in theology and would be the first one in line after the service to ask the pastors questions. This eventually led to an offer to help lead the congregation. The New York Post reports this interaction.
“One of my pastors said ‘Nikole, did you realize that you’re a theologian?’ And they said, ‘We’d like you to be one of our pastors,’ ” she recalled. “To be on stage in front of thousands of people — that’s what I had been dreaming of for years.”
Eager to rise up the ranks, Mitchell — who was also raising three kids now aged, 10, 7 and 4 — snagged a spot as a weekly pastor in 2016.
During her time as pastor, she “read many articles and books, listened to interviews, watched videos,” and even participated in a course on “Queer Theology.” As a result, Mitchell “came to believe that Scripture did not condemn homosexuality” and she became as “passionate advocate” for them.
She discovered/realized that she was queer later that year while chasing and pulling those mental threads, and then went all in. She emerged from the depths of rebellion having given herself fully over to progressive Christianity and eventually atheism, casting off her pastrix mantle and leaving the church in 2017.
Having gone to church my whole life and eventually landing on a preaching team, all I ever knew and did was revolved around the church. But recently, as I started to deconstruct white straight male power and privilege and the patriarchy, I learned how much of my Christianity was the byproduct of white straight male thinking and ideology. As a biracial queer woman, their theology had no room for me.
Since then she has come a long way. She started following her life coach’s wife on Instagram who happened to be a lingerie model and pursued that industry, delving deeper down the rabbit hole.
She now operates an OnlyFans account where she posts X-rated content in exchange for money. Recently she was offered thousands of dollars for a sexual encounter by a paid viewer and was planning on accepting and engaging in some prostitution, but COVID hit and her plans were shuttered. Temporarily.
Mitchell says she doesn’t miss being a megachurch pastor, noting: “My sexuality is incredibly healing and sacred…and when I give this gift to people, it blesses them.”