How Ron Jeremy, Anti-Porn XXXchurch Pastor Became Friends

Chris Gross of the online, Christian-based church and the famous porn star met at a porn convention.
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You know aside from the occasional scandal or dirty magazine found -- more on church grounds god and pornography. I don't mix. But -- pastor Craig -- xxx church that's the point. Tonight ABC's Paula Ferris investigate why a man of god would immerse himself. In -- a world of taboo. It's a -- -- message is simple. Jesus loves you. Even if -- -- porn star. Thank you Jesus and bound them and -- this is Britney a former adult film star once known as -- Pressley. It's been a long seven year journey of -- xxx church reached out to her at a porn acts spoke. And changed her life. Prostitution and disturbing and drugs and alcohol. And several bouts arms but I made -- Xxx church is an -- church -- -- mission is to help people break free from pornography. I've never met a girl or guy an industry that's told me this what I want to do and as a kid. Its pastor Craig gross beliefs that porn not only her -- stars. But also marriages and families. First words out of my mouth this. Here's why I'm no longer period. Crichton knew he wanted to be a pastor since he was seventeen years old. And founded the xxx church when he saw what a huge problem pornography was for his youth group. I met a girl that just got out industry recently did -- -- -- films in the last seven years. Average pay for her -- informs less than a thousand dollars so she -- 45000. Dollars a year for the last seven years is that really angry money. -- Craig's conviction. Every. Yeah -- it's surprising that one of his closest friends. Is this man RO and that's so I'd be hesitant -- Ron Jeremy Ron Jeremy dean most famous porn star in the world. Celebrated -- -- got started in the porn biz in 1978. When he and his then girlfriend sent pictures and -- Playgirl magazine. Since then he has appeared in thousands of adult films directed -- -- -- our. It has partly his -- as a porn star -- -- noncore -- And cameos it music videos including his -- cowboy. -- not since sex with countless women on screen and dot. Craig has only had sex with what his wife of fifteen years Jeanette. -- -- with a couple thousand women. -- has been with his wife a couple of thousand times same thing. Yet the two -- have become fast friends. Even hanging out with Craig's two young children what do you think about your uncle around this summer on a music mania that's when you yeah yeah which runs -- sex and they -- They met at a porn convention seven years ago. They eventually started debating when another on college campuses. About the pros. One of the great society measures success doesn't make a lot of money but the only thing that is all the girls are becoming millionaires and concept. The average age is someone -- -- is allowed. Here uncle who weren't including at this Nightline face off that you Yale university. In 2000 ending as zero so look at yeah. -- -- -- Since then the odd couple has spent countless hours on the road together -- all different gospels. On. What -- On -- you see some battle it out about you know the industry. Whenever there's a line of students outside of college to -- -- think it's me and run drive and and and probably. Like a quicker and a duck and -- ducking because he's like we -- -- see that we're friends because that's gonna ruin the show. But their relationship deepened this January just before -- sixtieth birthday. When he was rushed to the hospital for emergency heart surgery. -- said -- got scared. And I don't wanna die. -- said we pray for this exact conversation. Correct. Well you free for him a couple hours ago Zia are -- so close the gods he goes last time I checked. Well like -- -- -- to combatants at cedars Sinai hospital. After a fourteen hour surgery and lengthy hospital stay. Ron pulled through. Do you think cranks prayers worked in do you think there's a reason that you survived everybody's prayers worked -- -- develop product. A successful -- But sense he's -- -- demand that Christian music. In part because of -- he has learned from -- Our experiences that that definitely and you believe in god and in -- really. They had no other explanation. Ron estimates that he has made millions throughout his career but instead -- recovering from his surgery in a lavish mansion. -- -- a welcome home he lives here in a motel apartment in Hollywood. But that she stark contrast -- Creag is happy family home. But -- that face some of those -- -- Enron owns several homes but. Says they were unsuitable for his recovery credits says the real reason for living here is because your harder I would -- quarter or more pack rat. -- around his hotel he'll fight these New York Times best seller. Give your autobiography the hardest working man and shipment of the hardest managed it was at the artist and I got it that his archaic address book as a different numbers and stuff but despite his lifestyle and -- -- -- embraced by the xxx church plot. To me the message of Jesus united doesn't divide and you know what were all against the but you really never know what -- for and I think. -- to -- for Iran. And Iran is half -- of -- helps his female colleagues -- out of porn. Women like Britney. He ministers to them. Brings them into the path of righteousness and -- I think it's great. But no matter we're Ron lives or what his next film role is. Craig and his family will always have room at the table for uncle Ron is a Jewish for the amazing -- Nightline I'm -- parents in the.

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