Who Are Hookers For Jesus?
Annie Lobart, a 42-year-old former prostitute, is on a mission to save the souls of all the hookers in Las Vegas. In 2006, after 10 years as a Las Vegas prostitute, she retired her walking shoes after a bad beating by her pimp and a drug overdose left her with no one to turn to but the Lord. That’s when she founded her faith-based mission, “Hookers for Jesus,” which operates out of a church called Destiny House — a name she came up with after she miscarried a child she was calling Destiny. “Other churches hadn’t welcomed the girls like I wanted them to be welcomed, [Destiny House] actually started to change their lives. Once these women leave their pimps, they leave with no house, no clothing, no jewelry, no money and no car,” she said. Her goal is to help them get back on their feet and prepare them for life in the “straight” world. With the help of Jesus, of course.
Lobart is now married to Oz Fox, the lead singer of a heavy metal Christian rock band. Her story will be part of a mini-series premiering on December 8 on Investigation Discovery called “Hookers: Saved on the Strip.” Consider my calendar marked. [NY Post]