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Address: Santa Ana, California, United States
Countries served: United States
Geographic scope: National
Adult focused (NSFW): No
Sex work positive: No
Female led: No
Sex worker led: No
People involved with Lives Worth Saving Human Trafficking
FROM THE SIDE BY SIDE WEBSITE –
Pastor Kevin is the Senior Pastor of Side-By-Side Church International located in Orange County, California. He is a retired police officer with nearly 30 years of law enforcement experience including work with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, undercover narcotics, parolee apprehension, and thirteen years as a SWAT member.
Kevin did not have a Christian background growing up but experienced a “Saul of Tarsus” conversion as a police sergeant in 1991. From that moment, Kevin was filled with God’s love for others and was drawn to impoverished third world nations to minister God’s healing power in the “Regions Beyond”.
God has lead Kevin to minister in the alleyways, highways and underground churches in the nations of Iran, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, where the preaching of the Gospel is illegal. In addition, Kevin has ministered in the countries of Haiti, Kenya and Uganda during times of civil unrest. This has allowed Kevin to experience God’s grace and guiding as He delivered Kevin in many situations.
In 2006, God placed it upon Kevin’s heart to eliminate “Child Starvation” in remote impoverished areas where food assistance is not already available. This has lead to the establishment of the S.E.E.D. Program and the Children’s Food Distribution Centers in Uganda and Kenya.
In 2008, God placed it upon Kevin’s heart to work side-by-side with various law enforcement entities and Community Based Organizations to impact gang violence in Orange County. From this God birthed Lives Worth Saving-Gang Intervention. LWSGI has been recognized for it’s work by law enforcement and government officials.
In 2011, God showed Kevin the incredible injustice of Sex Trafficking that was occurring here in the United States. Through Lives Worth Saving-Human Trafficking, a curriculum was developed and men and women from Faith Based Organizations responded to the cry of the young girls and women trapped in this horrible lifestyle. The ministry developed into a one-of-a-kind approach to Identify, Locate and Recover victims of Human Trafficking and placing them in safe after-care locations. In 2014, the ministry developed into a one hour Docu-Drama that will air in April 2015 on the A&E Television Network.
In 2014, God began to move in Kevin’s heart to impact TERRORISM where it starts…on the Front Lines. God has given Kevin a curriculum to help the Body of Christ use it’s God given power and authority in spiritual warfare to take back what once belonged to God’s people. While these short-term mission trips are done on a covert basis and with little fan-fare, their impact has brought change to nations who are on the Front Lines of TERRORISM.
Kevin is married to Teresa and they will celebrate twenty-one years of marriage in March of this year .
Pastor Teresa Brown
Teresa is a California Native, although from eleven years old her family spent five years living in South America as missionaries to Brazil. Returning to the United States in 1980 the burden for Missions continued to grow strong. Teresa left California in 1989 to attend Christ for the Nations Institute outside of Dallas, Texas. While attending Bible School the strong desire for serving God in Missions was to her surprise, replaced with a newly found desire for knowing God. The experience of knowing God by relationship redirected her steps on a challenging journey of faith leading her right back to California. For the next few years God’s plans for the future were being processed in the daily steps of learning to hear God’s voice and faithfulness to His will.
In 1992, by no coincidence, Teresa met Kevin Brown whom she married in 1994. During their first year of marriage, a desire was birthed in Kevin to go overseas to help the people of Rakai Town, Uganda E.. Africa.
Now Kevin and Teresa are ministering over seas Side-By-Side in several different nations, including Uganda, Kenya and Haiti. Teresa Co-Pastors Side-By-Side Church International with her husband Kevin. Areas of ministry for Teresa include the leader of the music ministry, women’s ministry and discipleship.
In the summer of 2008, Teresa released her first music CD entitled “Worth It All”. These songs capture God’s heart for His people as they come to know Him.
Sex work focus for Lives Worth Saving Human Trafficking
Sex worker demographics focus for Lives Worth Saving Human Trafficking
Services offered by Lives Worth Saving Human Trafficking
FROM THE SIDE BY SIDE WEBSITE –
Our Mission is to Identify, Locate and Recover victims of Human Trafficking
DOMESTIC MINOR SEX TRAFFICKING (Occuring in the USA and under 18yrs of age)
Did you know:
• At least 100,000 children are used in prostitution every year in the United States.
• In the USA, the average age of entry into prostitution is 13years old.
• Victims of Human Trafficking are often controlled by a pimp (Trafficker) who recruits them into sex
trafficking by posing as a boyfriend, caretaker, and protector.
• The three primary manifestations of child sex trafficking in America are:
pimp-controlled prostitution, familial prostitution, and/or survival sex.
At Side-By-Side Church International, we are appalled to the point of ACTION at this insidious form of modern-day slavery. Children being sexually exploited for the benefit of a Trafficker. Being appalled is not enough! There must be ACTION to identify, locate and rescue children who are victims; often incorrectly labeled “child prostitutes.”
While many people are aware of this slavery in developing nations, they are unaware this is a problem in everyone’s backyard. That’s right…here in the USA. And not just in the big cities. It’s everywhere. You just need to know what to look for and what to do once you see it.
We want to educate and prepare people to combat the manipulation, control and outright abuse the Traffickers use to control these children. You can help end these blatant acts of emotional and physical abuse that lead to the sexual exploitation of children.
Next Class: To Be Announced
TOPICS FOR NEXT CLASS INCLUDE:
Introduction – Overview – Victim Identification
Trauma – C.S.I.- Culture – Collaboration
S.T.R.E.E.T. – EXIT TEAMS
Planning and Implementation Strategies
For more info please call: 714-321-5701
What is Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking? (DMST)
“Sex trafficking” means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act.
“Severe forms of trafficking in persons” means
(A) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.
The term “commercial sex act” is any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person.
Your Opportunity To Make a Difference
THE MISSION (U.S.A.)
Lives Worth Saving-Human Trafficking (LWS-HT) is a Faith Based Organization dedicated to identifying, locating, recovering and ensuring safe and effective aftercare for victims of trafficking. This is accomplished through a collaborative effort with Community Based Organizations and elements of the Criminal Justice System.
LWS-HT is seeking dedicated men and women to receive training in the recognition and identification of Human Trafficking victims. Depending on your skill set and the time you can invest in this unique ministry, you will be placed in one of several outreach opportunities.
S.T.R.E.E.T. (8-10 hours per month)
The Sex Trafficking Recovery Equipping & Exit Team consists of men and women who develop and follow up on leads involving trafficking. These leads are documented and turned into law enforcement for recovery and aftercare of the victim(s) and prosecution of those involved as traffickers.
*The preferred qualities for this volunteer position is a mature adult with a background in Law Enforcement or with prior military experience.
C.S.I. (8-hours per month)
The Cyber Sex Identification staff will be responsible for monitoring the internet and reporting
activity believed to be used in the furtherance of trafficking minors. Monitoring sites such as Backpage, Massage Parlor Review and a number of sites that are city specific.
*This volunteer position is for women only and requires minimal knowledge of computers, the internet and cell phone technology.
Clerical Position (4-hours per month)
The volunteer clerical positions are required to be familiar with Word 2010 and possess:
a. Excellent organizational skills
b. Ability to record minutes of meetings
c. Professional phone skills
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