Porn star Jenna Presley who has appeared in hundreds of adult films quits job and turns to Christianity

Brittni De La Mora, better known as Jenna Presley, is now a real estate agent and works alongside her preacher husband to spread god's message of love and compassion


                            Porn star Jenna Presley who has appeared in hundreds of adult films quits job and turns to Christianity

One former popular porn star has found herself a new calling: God. Brittni De La Mora, better known by her stage name of Jenna Presley, has by her own confessions filmed hundreds of porn films but says those days are now long behind her and that she has found happiness in her new life as an evangelical preacher.

The now-31-years-old La Mora quit the porn industry in 2012 after several years of battling drug addiction and suicidal thoughts, owing a part of her evolution to her pastor husband Richard De La Mora, who said he was "beyond proud" about his wife's transformation.

In an interview with Barcroft Media, La Mora revealed she got into the sex industry when she was just 16-years-old after she got drunk at a Mexican strip club. "I had blond hair and braces and they just put me on the stage that night," she said.

After her beginnings as a stripper in Tijuana — where she continued to strip almost every weekend for two years while she was still underage — she briefly attended the Santa Barbara City College to study broadcasting and journalism, but dropped out after a few producers asked her if she was interested in making "romance movies".

Her career in adult films officially took off in 2005, and she would eventually perform in over 275 films. In her own words, it was a very lucrative gig. "I was making about $US30,000 ($AU42,000) a month, I had a brand new Mercedes and every new Louis Vuitton purse and Christian Louboutin heels, like I really played the part," she said. "I was earning a lot of money and I was struggling to pay my rent because I had a really, really bad drug addiction. I would spend thousands and thousands of dollars on drugs a week."

She said she struggled with addictions to drugs like cocaine, crystal meth, ecstasy, oxycontin and heroin and that she often suffered from suicidal thoughts. "I tried to quit the porn industry without the help of God, and the reality is I couldn’t do it because God and porn don’t mix," she said.

La Mora's life-changing moment came after she reached out to her grandmother because she feared she would kill herself over her depression. Her grandmother got her to move out from Los Angeles and into San Diego to live with her, eventually succeeding in convincing the 31-year-old to visit the Rock Church in the city. It was here that she "raised her hand to receive Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior" after hearing a sermon from Rev. Miles McPherson.

"I started going to church and I went to go film a porn scene in Las Vegas," she explained. "I brought my Bible and on the airplane. I open up Revelation 2:20 and it says 'I have this against you, you tolerate that woman named Jezebel and she leads my people into sexual immorality… I’ve given her time to repent and if she doesn’t repent we’ll cast her children and her into a sick bed.' I was just like oh my goodness, oh my God, I’m so sorry. So I ended up going to set that day and I quit the porn industry, I filmed my very last scene that day and I was just done."

She then fell in love with her husband and is now a real estate agent. She leads the young adult ministry at their church and attends porn conventions to speak with performers. "When I go to the porn conventions we set up a huge booth that says 'Jesus Loves Porn Stars'. I get a really good reaction," she revealed.

"I absolutely hate when religious people demonize porn stars," she added. "That is not okay. When I was in the porn industry I actually used to get people that would have signs up that would say, 'You are going to hell', and to be honest, that does not work."