Yes, there’s a real pastor who performs baptisms in virtual reality, and YouTuber Syrmor recently documented this phenomenon for internet users to see. DJ Soto, a Christian pastor, wants everyone to be able to experience baptisms regardless of their situation, whether they be in a wheelchair or are recovering drug addicts, and also reach people who may not be able to attend traditional church service. Read more for a video and additional information.
“Later on, Soto actually performs the ritual on the anime girl in what appears to be a bathhouse. There is no actual water, of course, but all the same the person on the other side of the screen crouches into the pool. The character stays down there as Soto describes the symbolism of baptism, which is meant to help people start anew with the grace of god by their side,” according to The Verge.