hookers: saved on the strip [@hookerforjesus on @discoveryid]

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. director of family ministry at st. edward's episcopal church. president of fistbump media, llc.

December 7, 2010

Now this is must-see TV…

Investigation Discovery is running a series called Hookers: Saved on the Strip featuring the work of Annie Lobert and her Hookers for Jesus ministry.

I had the opportunity to meet and hear Annie speak at The Idea Camp in Las Vegas (on the topic of sexuality and the church). I was blown away by her story and her message. Her testimony is an example of God’s grace, and her ministry extends that grace radically to others where nobody else is.

I remember hearing her say that prostitutes are thrown away by all of society. They’re discarded by men when their services are no longer needed, and they’re thrown away by the church who looks down on them for their sinfulness.

When society looks at these women (and men) as trash, Annie loves them and tell them that they’re worth something. She’s literally saving lives through her ministry, and redeeming what once was lost in women stuck in the sex trade.

I applaud Discovery Networks for running this show, and I’d love to see it get the support it deserves from the church.

The three-part series premiers on Wednesday night, December 8th at 10 PM (9 central).

I not only encourage you to watch this series, but I’d love to see the church support this kind of programming.

Write to Discovery Networks (or do it online here) to give them encouraging feedback about this program. Tell them that you support it and would like to see more faith-centered programming like it. Tweet @discoveryid to let them know that you enjoyed the show.

Tell your friends about the show. Send the links to the videos about it from YouTube.

Don’t let this series go unnoticed.


  1. Crystal

    I don’t have cable, and rarely wish I did – but this is one series I wish I could watch! I’ll be looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it!

    • @bibledude

      dang… maybe it’ll be on Hulu or something. @hookersforjesus is the REAL DEAL, and I encourage ALL Christians to check out what she’s doing!

  2. Carole Turner

    So excited about this!! I couldn’t watch last night because we don’t have cable, only get 2 local channels, BUT I will be watching it online for sure!! Love what Annie is doing.

    • @bibledude

      Annie (@hookerforjesus) is doing some great work! I’ve often though of the @HPC midnight outreach that we highlighted here a while back when listening to Annie talk about her work. Thank you for sharing that outreach story here, and let me know what you think of the show when you find it online…

  3. Katie

    OMG I love this! I will totally be DVRing this!

    • @bibledude

      I think that there’s only one episode left in the series at this point, but if you can find the full episodes online it might be worth checking out there too. The show warns… viewer discretion is advised… and some parts are a little rough. But the power in that ministry is incredible!


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hookers: saved on the strip [@hookerforjesus on @discoveryid]

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