MT. JULIET, Tenn. (AP) — Erin Stevens isn't that kind of evangelist who stands outside the strip club with her bullhorn, yelling at the customers to repent or face the flames.
She's inside the lobby with the strippers, feeding them a catered dinner twice a month, giving them Mary Kay Cosmetics gift sets and quietly slipping her cell phone number into their hands.
She brings no Bibles. No tracts. No lectures.
After hearing the words in her mind -- Strippers are not your enemy, they're your mission field -- Stevens sought counsel from the national Strip Church ministry group and started calling club managers.
She's co-written a book about her experience. Its intriguing title is "How to Pick Up a Stripper ... and Other Acts of Kindness."
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