Annie Lobert is a survivor of more than a decade of sex trafficking. She worked as an exotic dancer and a high-class escort and was prostituted in Hawaii, Minneapolis, and Las Vegas.
Annie is an internationally recognized expert and advocate of ministry to men and women in the commercial sex industry from her personal experience. 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 trafficker’s highest bidders.
She is also a survivor of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), domestic violence, sexual abuse, cancer, drug addiction, abortions, miscarriages, pornography, anorexia, and bulimia.
In 2003, after a serious drug overdose and an epiphany with God, Annie began her personal journey of healing and recovery to emotional, physical, and spiritual wholeness.
Annie’s mission was to go back and reach the ladies she had left behind who were working in Las Vegas as prostitutes/sex trafficking victims. What started as a pioneering, grass roots outreach to sex workers soon became a non-profit, whose focus was to Hook (outreach) Hope (Jesus) Help (housing) Heal (restoration). In 2005, Hookers for Jesus, was birthed.
Although many continue to disagree with the name, Annie moved into full time ministry 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 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 her endless efforts to rescue women and give them hope for their futures that Destiny House was officially founded. Destiny House is a safe place for women to live while healing from the serious trauma of being sex trafficked.
Annie readily offers her story, a message of grace and redemption, and effectively ministers to the men and women whose lives have been negatively affected by commercial sexual exploitation.
She has been featured on many national and international broadcasts: Dr Oz Show, Dr. Drew Life Changers, Fox News Network, MSNBC, The Today Show, The Blaze, The Alan Colmes Show, Nancy Grace, Nightline, 20/20, Joy Behar, The Tara Banks Show, Joyce Meyer’s Enjoying Everyday Life, Patricia King Live, Life Today, Help Line TV, the 700 Club, the Jim Bakker Show, TBN’s Praise the Lord, I Am Second Flim and many more.
Additionally, Annie filmed a three part TV-mini docu-series on the Investigation Discovery channel called Hookers Saved On The Strip. The series is about sex trafficking and involves three of the ladies rescued that Annie rescued. This series can now be found of Netflix and Amazon.
Annie has been heard on radio programs and interviewed in major news publications across the nation and world such as: The Associated Press, The New York Post, LA Times, Penthouse, and Charisma magazine to name a few.
Governmental organizations, judicial offices, police force trainings, 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 for the task force.
Annie continues her mission on reaching out to women whom have been abused while training and educating leaders, organizations, and churches to effectively help minister to sex workers and sex trafficking victims.
Annie wrote a book called Fallen published on 17, 2015. It is a personal real-life story of sex trafficking in Las Vegas and how the sex industry almost ended her life, but was instead used to propel her into full time ministry. She is currently authoring a 2nd book about purity in today’s culture. Stay tuned!
When Annie is taking time off of her busy schedule, she spends time with her husband, Oz Fox as he tours with his rock band. They were married on June 5th, 2009. Oz Fox is a founding member and current guitarist and vocalist for the heavy metal band Stryper.