Who Is Annie Lobert?
After surviving more than a decade of sex trafficking, Annie started Hookers for Jesus in 2005. Here’s just part of her incredible story.
Annie experienced more than a decade of sex trafficking in Hawaii, Minneapolis and Las Vegas. She has been working with survivors of trafficking for more than 17 years.
From her own personal experience, Annie is an internationally recognized expert and advocate of ministry to those who have been sex trafficked and commercially exploited. She fully understands the traumatic psychological, emotional and physical effects of initially choosing the sex industry as a job choice only later to be trapped, beaten and sold to the sex trafficker’s highest bidders. She is also a survivor of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), domestic violence, sexual abuse, cancer, drug addiction, abortions, miscarriages, pornography, anorexia and bulimia.
In Fallen, Annie Lobert tells her remarkable story of surviving sex trafficking with sixteen years in the sex industry, breaking free, finding healing, and then reaching back to help others find freedom as well. This riveting memoir opens a window into a sordid, shadowy world of sex trafficking but shows just how bright God’s light can truly shine in the darkness.
It was her heart mission to go back and reach the ladies she had left behind who were working in Las Vegas as victims of exploitation. What started as a pioneering, grass roots outreach to ladies in the sex industry soon became a nonprofit whose focus is to Hook (outreach), Hope (Jesus), Help (housing) and Heal (restoration). In 2005, Hookers for Jesus, was birthed.
Annie moved into full-time advocacy using her personal experience as a guide and started mentoring and helping women who were still in and formerly in the sex industry. Many ladies had nowhere to go after they had left their sex traffickers and a vision was birthed in 2007 to have homes available and ready for women that wanted to leave their pasts behind.
It was through Annie’s endless efforts to rescue women and give them hope for their futures that Destiny House was officially founded. Destiny House is a comforting safe place for women to live while healing from the serious trauma of being sex trafficked.
Governmental organizations, judicial offices, police force trainings, hospitals, and educational systems, in addition to community groups and churches are effectively utilizing Annie’s inside view and background to assist in educating the public and stirring them to action regarding prostitution and sex trafficking. She is currently on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Nevada Trafficking Task Force for victim advocacy, as well as the education & outreach committee and the Las Vegas Human Trafficking Task Force.
Annie wrote a groundbreaking book called Fallen in 2015 about high-class escorting and its deep ties to sex trafficking. She is currently authoring a second book!
Annie married Oz Fox, founding member of Stryper, in 2009 and enjoys touring with the band when she can.