Four:10 Ministries is a non-profit Christian organization reaching out to those working in the sex industry, particularly Exotic Dance Clubs. We are compelled by Christ’s love to reach out to those working in this industry who are marginalized by our society just like the woman at the well. We have teams of women who regularly go into the Exotic dance establishments to develop friendships with the women in hopes of sharing Christ’s living water with them. We want them to understand they have value and purpose.
We have seen God work in amazing ways since starting the ministry in 2008. In order to protect the girls’ privacy, we are not telling their stories on the website. But God has saved and changed lives not only for dancers but for men working in the clubs and even one patron!
We believe God is on the move in this industry all across the United States. Ministries like us are in every major city. Just in Indiana there are ministries in Indianapolis, Kokomo and here in Fort Wayne. Learn how you can be a part of what God is doing in the Exotic Dance Clubs here in Fort Wayne.
Meaning of the Name Four:10 Ministries
Our name is taken from John 4:10 when Jesus is talking with the women at the well. “Jesus replies, ‘If you only knew the gift God has for you, and who you are speaking to, you would ask me and I would give you living water.’” NLT
Jesus did something radical by talking to a Samaritan woman with a known sexually immoral background. He crossed established cultural and religious lines to reach out to one whom society had marginalized. This encounter between Jesus and a woman with a troubled life led to the woman’s salvation and the evangelism of an entire town. Jesus saved her and used her to save others. We are seeking to offer this living water to those whose thirst has never been quenched.
This is a video made by Sonrise Church in Fort Wayne, IN for a Sunday morning service. Anita Pattison, the pastor’s wife, shares her experience as a frontliner for Four:10 Ministries. Click on her name below to watch the video.