In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with Brett Mills, co-CEO of Jesus Said Love. Jesus Said Love is a Waco-based non-profit that shares the love of Christ with women in the commercial sex industry by awakening hope and empowering change. Mills dives into the difference between "height" and "distance" when building relationships with industry workers and gives tips on building a culture-changing enterprise with a spouse. Meek also focuses on East Waco, where the possibilities of a sizeable grant and a new bed-and-breakfast development could radically change the face of Elm Avenue.
Inside the Episode:
0:44: Streetscape improvements coming to Elm Avenue?
2:22: East Waco design debate
5:29: History in Waco for Brett Mills
6:15: Early memories at Floyd Casey
7:35: Baylor Freshman, 1994
8:25: First experience in a strip club
9:46: Meeting his wife, Emily
12:05: Making music
12:42: The mission of Jesus Said Love
13:50: Evaluating exploitation
15:45: Serving in the club
17:59: "Moving towards people"
20:04: Mentality of a club owner toward JSL
22:25: Strategies for working with a spouse
23:16: Know thyself! The wisdom of the Enneagram
25:51: Community building in Waco