Speakers Bureau: Annie Lobert
Former Prostitute, Advocate, Ministry Leader
Annie Lobert is a survivor and overcomer. For more than a decade, Annie found herself embroiled in sex trafficking, working as an exotic dancer and a high-class escort prostitute.
But in 2003, following a life-threatening drug overdose, Annie began a personal journey of healing and recovery toward emotional, physical and spiritual wholeness.
Having battled Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, domestic violence, sexual abuse, cancer, drug addiction, abortions, miscarriages, pornography, anorexia and bulimia, Annie is a compelling speaker who can address a variety of issues, sharing a message of hope and renewal in Christ.
Annie is an internationally recognized expert and advocate of ministry to men and women in the commercial sex industry. She fully understands the traumatic psychological, emotional, and physical effects of initially choosing the sex industry as a transitory job only later to be trapped, beaten and sold to the trafficker’s highest bidders.
Following a life-changing experience in Christ, Annie’s mission was to return to the world she left behind for the purpose of reaching ladies still working in Las Vegas as prostitutes/sex-trafficking victims. What started as a pioneering, grassroots outreach to sex workers soon became a non-profit, with a focus to Hook (outreach), Help (housing) and Heal (restoration). In 2005, Hookers For Jesus, was birthed. Two years later, Annie founded Destiny House in Las Vegas, a home for women ready to leave their pasts behind but with nowhere to go. Destiny House enables women to live in a safe place as they heal from the serious trauma endured as a sex traffic victim.
Annie has been featured on national broadcasts including Dr. Drew Life Changers, NBC’s Today, ABC’s Nightline, Joy Behar, The Tara Banks Show, Joyce Meyer, Life Today, Help Line TV, CBN’s The 700 Club, The Jim Bakker Show, TBN’s Praise the Lord and many more. Additionally, she was featured in a three-part TV-mini docu-series about sex trafficking, which aired the Investigation Discovery channel.
Annie has written a book, Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry and Into the Arms of the Savior (Worthy Publishing), about her personal, real-life story of sex trafficking in Las Vegas and how the sex industry almost ended her life. She continues her mission of reaching out to women who have been abused, and training and educating church leaders, organizations, and churches to effectively help minister to sex workers and sex trafficking victims.
Annie is also a happily married to Oz Fox, who is an original founding member of the heavy metal band, Stryper. When her schedule allows, she joins Oz on tour wherever that takes them.