Annie Lobert

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Annie Lobert
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Annie Lobert, founder and president of Hookers for Jesus
Born Annie Lobert
(1967-09-26) September 26, 1967 (age 46)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Nationality American
Other names Fallen York \f(al)-en\
Education High school diploma, Frederic High School
Occupation Executive director, missionary, motivational speaker
Years active Established ministry in 2005
Known for Sex Industry Missionary
Minnesota Connection
Home town Minneapolis, Minnesota
Religion Nondenominational
Charismatic Christianity
Spouse(s) Oz Fox
Website
www.hookersforjesus.net

Annie Lobert (born September 26, 1967) is an American former call girl and sex industry worker, who founded the international Christian ministry Hookers for Jesus. In 2010, she produced and starred in a three-part documentary on the organization, titled Hookers: Saved on the Strip, which was broadcast nationwide on cable television's Investigation Discovery.[1]

Lobert worked as a prostitute and "escort"[clarification needed] in Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Hawaii for 16 years. She left the sex industry with the support of Al Nakata, one of her regular customers, who had fallen in love with her. After leaving prostitution, Nakata trained her in estimates and service reviews in order to work with him in his Super GT Series auto body and design firm.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Annie Lobert was born on September 26, 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Chet and Joanne (née Osgar) Lobert. She is the second youngest of four children. She has a sister, Diana, and two brothers, Chuck and Bill. Diana died from Marfan's syndrome in 1995. Lobert attended Amery High School in Amery, Wisconsin and graduated from Frederic High School in Frederic, Wisconsin in 1986.[1]

Career[edit]

Hookers for Jesus[edit]

"Hookers for Jesus" redirects here. For religious prostitution as practiced by The Family International (Children of God), see Flirty Fishing.

Lobert is the president and founder of Hookers for Jesus,[3] an international, Christian faith-based nonprofit organization that addresses prostitution, sex trafficking, and sexual violence and exploitation linked to pornography and the sex industry.[4]

In 2008, Hookers for Jesus established a safe house program in the Las Vegas area with one of The Church at South Las Vegas intern homes.[1][5] The program, titled "Destiny House", is a safe haven for victims of sex trafficking and primarily serves prostitutes and local sex trade workers. Annie left CSLV (Church of South Las Vegas) and currently has a new Destiny House Estate. Annie now attends Valley Bible Fellowship of Las Vegas. [2][5]

Media and public appearances[edit]

Lori Albee, Heather Veitch, and Annie Lobert at the Adult Entertainment Expo, 2007

In 2006, Lobert began working on a joint media project with Heather Veitch of JCs Girls, entitled "Saving Sex City". However, the project was short lived and as of November 2008, Lobert and Veitch were no longer producing episodes.[6]

In March 2009, Lobert participated in a nationally televised informal debate presented by ABC News Nightline that posed the question, "Does Satan Exist?"[7] Other participants in the debate included Carlton Pearson; Deepak Chopra; and Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, where the debate was held. The debate was the third installment of the "Face-Off" series presented by Nightline, following "Does God Exist?" and "America Addicted to Porn?".[8]

Lobert has spoken in churches and regional conferences throughout the United States, as well as during news reports and national news magazine programs. Her topics generally include a presentation of her testimony and experiences as a victim of sex trafficking, while sharing an overview of the primary and secondary harmful effects of involvement in the sex industry.[1]

As of 2010, Lobert has been involved with MTV EXIT Concerts and The Whosoevers, a rock band and national evangelistic speaking group. During these events, she speaks and shares the story of her life.[9] Taking the name "The Whosoevers" (from John 3:16), the purpose of the group is to "impact those whose pain has previously driven them to addictive or self-destructive behaviors."[10] Regular members and leaders of the group include former Korn member, Brian "Head" Welch; Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. and Lacey Sturm, formerly of Flyleaf.

In 2010, Lobert appeared on news programs and talk shows in support of an Investigation Discovery documentary show, Hookers: Saved on the Strip, including on NBC's Today Show with Meredith Vieira,[11] and HLN's The Joy Behar Show.[12][13][14]

Some of the programs and documentaries in which Lobert has appeared or been featured include:

Television appearances
Radio appearances

Lobert has appeared on talk radio and interviewed in major news publications throughout the world, including the Africa, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the UK, and the United States.[29][30][31][32]

Author[edit]

Lobert's auto biography, Fallen, will be released in February 2015 by Worthy Publishing.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

On June 5, 2009, Lobert married Oz Fox, guitarist of the Christian band Stryper. The ceremony, which took place at The Church at South Las Vegas, was broadcast live on the Internet.[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Annie Lobert (2010-11-22). "Hookers: Saved On The Strip". Investigation Discovery. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Las Vegas Liberator". Charismamag.com. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Entity Details - Secretary of State, Nevada". Nvsos.gov. 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Hookers for Jesus". Hookersforjesus.net. Archived from the original on 10 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  5. ^ a b "The Destiny House". Destinyhouselv.com. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Saving Sex City on Myspace Films". Myspace.com. 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  7. ^ a b "ABC News: Tempers Flare at Debate on the Devil". Abcnews.go.com. 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  8. ^ "ABC News: Nightline Face-Off". Abcnews.go.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  9. ^ "Conference". The Whosoevers. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  10. ^ Smith, Debra (Spring 2011). "The Whosoevers - Bringing Youth to Christ". In Price, Tom. Calvary Chapel Magazine (Calvary Chapel Magazine) 47: 36–43. 
  11. ^ Former escort fights to get prostitutes off street. "News & Sports - NBC Official Site". NBC.com. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  12. ^ "The Joy Behar Show: HLN: Joy Behar speaks with Annie Lobert, founder of Hookers for Jesus". HLN. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  13. ^ "Hookers for Jesus – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs". Religion.blogs.cnn.com. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  14. ^ "CNN.com Transcripts". Studentnews.cnn.com. 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  15. ^ "A High Class Call Girl Finds a Higher Calling‏". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  16. ^ Brown, Ely (2009-03-13). "ABC News: Nightline Face-Off: Does Satan Exist?". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  17. ^ Ely Brown and Neal Karlinsky (2009-03-12). "ABC News: Saving Sin City: Hookers for Jesus Target Unlikely Flock". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  18. ^ Le Droit de savoir (French)
  19. ^ "Joyce Meyer Ministries with Annie Lobert of Hookers for Jesus‏". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  20. ^ "Morris Cerullo's Helpline: Annie Lobert". Helplinetv.com. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  21. ^ Starr, Michael (2010-11-15). "Annie Lobert saving souls from street in 'Hookers: Saved on the Strip'". NYPOST.com. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  22. ^ "Jim Bakker Show". Jim Bakker Show. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  23. ^ "Daystar VOD: Joni Lamb Show". Daystar.com. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  24. ^ "Life Today with James and Betty Robison". Lightsource.com. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  25. ^ "LIFE Outreach International: Annie Lobert". Lifetoday.org. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  26. ^ "Praise The Lord: Annie Lobert - 10-22-09 Part1‏". YouTube. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  27. ^ "Pussycat Preacher". Pussycatpreacher.com. 2011-04-08. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  28. ^ Warner Bros. Online. "The Tyra Banks Show". Tyrashow.warnerbros.com. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  29. ^ "Los Angeles Times: Born again, Vegas style". Vegasblog.latimes.com. 2008-01-07. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  30. ^ Bruce Tomaso/Editor (2008-01-09). "Dallas News: Former hooker and former stripper team up to save souls in Las Vegas". Religionblog.dallasnews.com. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  31. ^ Sherwell, Philip (2008-01-26). "Hookers for Jesus: Ex sex-workers save souls". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  32. ^ Sherwell, Philip (February 3, 2008). "Former hookers adopt a missionary position". Sunday Tribune (South Africa). 
  33. ^ "CNN: Hookers for Jesus founder, Christian rocker wed in Vegas". Edition.cnn.com. 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 

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