It takes a village.
Twitter came to the aid of a young woman in need last week when she tried to shoot her shot at a pastor who drew a lot of thirst with some photos following his inaugural sermon.
Preached for the first time in front of 130 people, I give all glory to God pic.twitter.com/sYLDtwcuyG
— Dæmien Versace (@fkgpv) September 1, 2020
A pastor going by the name Demien R posted photos which accumulated nearly 70,000 likes and a ton of comments from women hoping to join his congregation.
In an interview with Faithfully, the pastor said he is a Dominican-Haitian actor living in Montreal and wanted to “prove to people that you can be a Christian and also look and dress nice and that you don’t have to look boring.”
Demien definitely did that, as evidenced by the thousands of replies from women trying to prove their Godliness to the actor.
One woman hilariously got a bunch of assists from people hoping to back up her Christianity in Demien's replies.
Wow how crazy. My hobbies include praying, bible study, and evangelism. I also tithe every Sunday not just the 1st. A warrior for Christ if you will. Amen. https://t.co/KiRCgjbsim
— simone???? (@_LoveSimone) September 2, 2020
The woman goes by Simone and her profile says she's a Howard alum.
what’s poppin ???? pic.twitter.com/hQw4z2N9Db
— simone???? (@_LoveSimone) July 24, 2020
Here are some of the most comical responses.
Immediately, dozens of people commented about her supposed Christian resume.
Queen I saw your Christian band got a song into the billboard top 50!!! Congratulations!!!
— carlitos (@Nimalo_Nisanto) September 3, 2020
I had so much fun at your spring revival. Ima need ya recipe for those deviled eggs ????
— Alexis (@LexLanez) September 2, 2020
The responses themselves racked up thousands of likes as well.
Honestly thank you so much for introducing me to the lord. My life has never been the same. I’m walking by faith everyday
— #1 Sweetheart (@IamBabyJay__) September 2, 2020
I love your bible podcast !!
— #1 Sweetheart (@IamBabyJay__) September 2, 2020
Thanks for letting me borrow ya bible last week for bible study sister Simone!!!
— mister missy miss (@hernameisbryce) September 2, 2020
That you for the prayer session Sister, you saved my life! I love you, see you at our virtual bible study next Wednesday
— TDS_JuJu✨ (@JulandTV) September 3, 2020
The thread had thousands of people dying with laughter.
I’m CRYING at the thread. We love a faithful congregation. Amen? Amen.
— Trap$pice???? (@Jayis4_Jasmen) September 3, 2020
Thank you for letting me borrow your tambourine last Tuesday at choir rehearsal Sis Simone ???? you stay looking out
— Lo???? (@TheLocalTrapGrl) September 2, 2020
Thank you for saving my soul from a life of hoeing, debauchery and selling my body for PlayStation Plus cards Sister Simone. Shannanalala
— Lord Sertraline (@DarthSertraline) September 3, 2020
Blessed sister Simone, thank you so much for praying and anointing me with myrrh. Because of you my demons no longer torment me and I can sleep well at night. Remember to send me the address to where we are going to be feeding the homeless after our zoom Bible study on Sunday
— Dominican Mami ???? (@lifeofkat1) September 3, 2020
Twitter thirst aside, Demien told Faithfully that he was inspired to look good after years of being belittled and ridiculed.
“When I was younger I didn’t really have confidence,” he told the news outlet, eventually vowing to have confidence in himself and keep up his good looks.
"You know what? I look good. I am not ugly. God made me the way I am,” he told himself as a young man.
Now that he's in his 20s and his waves are always fresh, he said he said he was inspired to take to the pulpit because of a friend.
“I haven’t seen alot [sic] of people talking about this but I do want to make this clear: when I was up there and preaching, I had my shirt buttoned up, do not think I went to speak on the Lord’s behalf with my chest out. The pictures were taken after,” he said.
He later explained that his grandmother inspired him to become a Christian and that the photos did not mean he was using the faith as a way to attract women.
“I truly am a man of God. I’m not a wolf in a good man’s clothing. I do serve the Lord, like truly with all my heart, and Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. He is my number one priority in life. You know, when people say, ‘Oh, I love God,’ but they do ungodly things? I stumbled into sin. But Jesus, he really got me into the right path and I thank him for that,” he said.
He is still working as an actor but is not sure if he wants to start preaching full-time.
“You know, if one day He told me that He wants me to quit acting, it’s gonna hurt. It’s gonna hurt because it’s my dream. But I know that God has no intention of seeing me suffer. If He wants something for me, I know that it’s the best and the right thing for me,” he said.
For Bible quotes and thirst traps, head to his Instagram page.