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She was trapped in hell. Raped, beaten, and kidnapped--Annie Lobért was living within a prison of sex trafficking, drugs and prostituting. Her life continued to spiral out of control and spiritual and physical death was growing nearer.
Lobért eventually suffered a heart attack after an extended use of cocaine. She cried out to God to deliver her as she slumped to the floor. Her answer came swiftly. Later Lobért shocked doctors by miraculously escaping death and walking out of the hospital. Lobért vowed to destroy the sex industry and launched the Hookers for Jesus in Las Vegas, Nevada (2005) out of her pain--her desperation.
With the help of the Church at South Las Vegas, Lobért also morphed into a bold witness for Christ and started Destiny House, a transitional program to help women get out of the sex industry. Currently Lobért and her ministry team witness to women on the Las Vegas strip and night clubs by praying and giving gift bags filled with makeup, perfume and Lobért’s phone number if the women need to reach out.
There’s no avoiding the opposition--hate.
Lobért faces constant death threats, via social media, and on the streets, however. Not a surprise. The amount of money spent on prostitution is $30 million a day according to a report by the San Francisco Examiner (Top 5 Myths About Prostitution). After spending 16 years in the sex industry, Lobért says her determination is unwavering. She’s on a mission to set the record straight about prostitution and the definition of sex trafficking. She addresses the church’s blindness to the problem and lack of acceptance of women leaving the industry.
Life is sweeter for Lobért, 43. She found God, her divine healer, and lover. She also found true love in the marriage of Oz Fox, the guitarist of the 80s Christian rock band Stryper in 2009. Lobért has appeared on ABC News Nightline and The Tyra Banks Show and many other media outlets to share her testimony. Her ministry Hookers for Jesus also premiered on the Investigation Discovery Channel "Hookers: Saved on the Strip" in a three-part series in December. Lobért is witty and unassuming in her interview, giving us a grim look into the sex industry. This is Annie’s story in her own words and her mission to destroy the sex industry.
For more information or to get involved in Lobért’s ministry please check out Hookers for Jesus.
Written by Corine Gatti