In Episode 49 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Emily Mills. Emily is the founder and Chief Ideation Officer of Jesus Said Love, a non-profit that ministers to those affected by the commercial sex industry. In 2004, she began ministering to women working in strip clubs and has grown the mission to now serving both the supply and demand sides of the industry through initiatives like Access, Stop Demand school, and Lovely Enterprises. Before their conversation, Austin gives listeners a double dose of real estate talk: commercial expert Gregg Glime answers a listener question about The Containery, a new downtown shopping center, and residential expert Austin Hooper walks first-time home buyers through the often-intimidating process.
Inside the Episode:
0:53 - Commercial real estate expert Gregg Glime for What's Happening Here?
5:47 - Residential real estate expert Austin Hooper for The Residential Recap
11:16 - Review of September's Leadership Waco day
14:01 - Emily Mills's Waco history
14:51 - Calling to ministry
15:39 - Insecurities about ministry work
18:15 - Getting involved with the sex industry
21:26 - Programmatic growth at Jesus Said Love
23:20 - Access program
24:34 - Stopping the demand for commercial sex
27:30 - Making sure that Waco flourishes for everyone