In one of the latest episodes of ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” fans and followers got to see a different side to one of the characters who has been the unofficial villain of the season.
During the “Hometowns” episode, Luke Parker, known as Luke P., brought the show’s leading lady Hannah Brown to his hometown of Gainesville, Georgia.
One of his first visits on the trip was taking Brown to his church.
Parker, an active member of Christ Place Church, is a Sunday school teacher, small group participant, and a volunteer in the college ministry.
On their trip to his hometown, Parker brought Brown to his Sunday school class, in which he shared his testimony in front of the class, and the entire country.
He shared that, during his adolescent years, he was consumed by “chasing sex and entangled and caught up in sin of all kinds” until one day, when God spoke to him in the shower.
“Luke, let go and follow me,” Parker shared, remember what he felt God telling him.
Immediately, the 24-year-old reality TV star felt his life change, like a weight had been lifted off his shoulders.
“I could see a glimpse, and see into heaven and I remember thinking to myself, ‘This is where I need my focus, this is where I need to be thinking of and nothing else,’” Parker said.
“The Holy Spirit coming and convicting me — that is why I am the man I am today,” he added.
“Anything that you look at as negative in your life, I want you to know that God is going to use that for positive,” Parker admonished.
“It’s cool to see that Luke really lives his faith,” Brown shared during the episode, before telling his family that the show had, to date, been “Luke against the rest of the house.”
Even though this episode showed Parker in a more positive light, the promotional clip for next week shows Brown sending him home after he shares that if she has sex with any of the contestants he will leave.
Earlier in the season, Parker first expressed his opinions about Brown’s sex life, when he said he would leave if she had sex with multiple guys.
Brown did not take it well, and the two had a heated conversation about it.
Later, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Brown said, “Regardless of anything that I’ve done, I can do whatever. I sin daily, and Jesus still loves me.
“It’s all washed,” she continued, “and if the Lord doesn’t judge me, and it’s all forgiven, then no other man, woman … can judge me.”