For those who may have buried pain and are tired of the road they’re on, Sarah Jakes Roberts
gives simple advice: start listening to God’s voice.
In a recent Instagram post, the daughter of mega-pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes got candid about her
days working in the strip club and how she finally learned to yield to her Heavenly Father’s
“I can remember the first day I walked into the dark club. I needed a way to make cash fast and
heard the tips were great,” wrote the author of Don’t Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable
to Become Unstoppable, one of Empowering Everyday Women’s must-read books for summer.
In her youthful waywardness, the twenty-something said, “I served the food and drinks as men sat
back to be entertained by women exposing everything, but their soul.”
Though the wife of Touré Roberts, leader of One Church LA, a flourishing ministry the power
couple leads jointly, never mounted a pole or exposed her own goodies in that setting, the
experience, which lasted a couple months, impacted her.
“I wondered how much silent pain was floating in that room,” she recalled. “Although my journey
would take me out of that club the darkness followed me from receptionist to administrative
assistant to office manager and so on and so on.”
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