To become a stripper, a minister has given up the church and has amassed thousands of followers who pay to see her x-rated images and videos.
Nikole Mitchell, a mum-of-three, said she always wanted to become an exotic dancer, but she was brought up in a conservative Christian family that put a damper on her aspirations.
As a lesbian, she has now come out and carved out a new career as a stripper, model and exotic dancer.
On her Instagram profile, Nikole frequently shares semi-clad photographs to her 42,000 followers and maintains a popular OnlyFans site where individuals pay to see intimate pictures and videos of her.
"She said," I started out very shy like topless photographs, but now I'm at the stage where I take personal requests and create videos that are really personalized to the unique wishes of people.
The 36-year-old said she always desired to be a stripper, but she grew up in a religious family of Baptists and was "indoctrinated to believe that her impulses and appearance were innately immoral and evil."
Nikole got married and became a pastor - which she said was a move seen as rebellious in her family’s eyes as a "woman's place was in the kitchen and looking after her children."
But when Nikole, and her now ex-husband, joined an evangelist megachurch in St. Paul, Minnesota, she had an epiphany which led to her life-changing decision.
The church raised the possibility of gender equality within the faith.
Nikole then began to question her sexuality in 2016 after she went to a LGBT-oriented theatre performance and she realised she was bisexual and pansexual.
“I knew if I revealed my queerness I would lose it all because the church is not welcoming to queer people." she said.
Not wanting to live a duplicitous life Nikole left the church for good and 'came out' in a confessional YouTube video posted on her social media platforms.
Nikole, who has now relocated to Los Angeles and divorced her husband, says she is "happier than ever".
She added: "Every person has the right to express themselves in whatever way feels good to them and this is how it feels good to me.
"My sexuality is incredibly healing and sacred. And when I give this gift to people, it blesses them."