LAS VEGAS—A pastor who travels the world preaching against pornography is moving his ministry to Sin City with the backing of a growing suburban church.

Craig Gross, a 33-year-old minister who has run the online ministry from Michigan for seven years, says he decided to move the ministry because of the adult entertainment industry in Las Vegas.

Gross says adult temptations in Las Vegas are "more powerful and strong than any place I've ever been."

Gross says pornography is emotionally harmful and threatens relationships.

Gross has the backing of the Henderson, Nev.-based South Hills Church Community, with about 1,200 active members. The community plans to build a $15 million church, where Gross plans to refer people he meets through his ministry.


Information from: Las Vegas Sun,