"If it wasn't for the grace of God, I couldn't tell this story. He's so merciful, full of grace. I just want to cry because I'm so overjoyed because he makes me so happy and that he is so good."
Along with her husband, Donna Holbrook owned two strip clubs in Ohio. Since meeting Jesus, they have closed down and Donna is now fighting sex trafficking.
Donna Holbrook recounts her conversion to Front Lines Ohio.
“My husband Steve and I both needed a church to go to and we came across Fusion Church in Lexington. We love the atmosphere and the people. is important to us. In April 2019, we gave our life to the LORD. But while we were changing and doing all these things, we still owned two gentlemen's clubs. So when we gave our life to the LORD, our hearts have changed."
For several months after their conversion, Donna and Steve kept their strip clubs open. Their goal, "to be inside the clubs and help the girls out".
"Before we went to church, we reached out to these girls (dancers) and helped them get back to college; we got them jobs to get them out of clubs. We bought clothes and food for the girls and had a Bible in each of our clubs. These girls were like, 'What are you doing with a Bible in that kind of place?' I know it's not normal, but that's what we did. We weren't there to make money, we were there to save souls."
Their pastor, Terry Garrett, explains that they later felt "it was time to sell both of their clubs". Her husband is now deceased, but Donna works with victims of sex trafficking in the Mansfield area. "If it weren't for the grace of God, I couldn't tell this story. He's so merciful, full of grace," she says in comments quoted by the Christian Post, "I just want to cry because I'm so thrilled because he makes me so happy and he's so good".