We bring God's love to women working in the adult entertainment industry.

"Jesus loves strippers!" is more than just a tag line. It's our reality.

Beulah has the audacity to expose the irrefutable truth of Jesus' love to those involved in the adult entertainment/sex industry. We desire to unite the body of Christ to sweep across our cities' strip clubs with pure and holy love without restrictions.

The Hard Truth

The shame and secrecy surrounding sexual abuse make it difficult to get accurate data regarding incidents among women (especially in the sex industry). The studies that have been done reveal that:

  • Between 66-90% of women in the sex industry were sexually abused as children
  • Compared to the general population, women in the sex industry experience higher rates of:
    • Substance Abuse
    • Rape and Violent Assault
    • STDs and STIs
    • Domestic Violence
    • Depression
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

It is difficult to find statistics about sex workers and sexual violence due to the once widely-held perception that sex workers could not be victims of rape or other sexual assault. Because of this, scientists only began to study the prevalence of sexual violence against sex workers very recently.

​A study of exotic dancers found that 100% had been sexually assaulted in the clubs where they were employed, with a prevalence ranging from 3-15 times over the course of their involvement in exotic dancing.

Violence included: physical assault, attempted vaginal penetration, attempted rape, and rape (Holsopple, 1999).

What Does "Beulah" Mean?

Beulah is a Hebrew word and can be found in Isaiah 62:4 and it reads (don't skip this--it's an astounding truth):

Regarding Zion, I can’t keep my mouth shut,
regarding Jerusalem, I can’t hold my tongue,
Until her righteousness blazes down like the sun
and her salvation flames up like a torch.
Foreign countries will see your righteousness,
and world leaders your glory.
You’ll get a brand-new name
straight from the mouth of God.
You’ll be a stunning crown in the palm of God’s hand,
a jeweled gold cup held high in the hand of your God.
No more will anyone call you Rejected,
and your country will no more be called Ruined.
You’ll be called Hephzibah (My Delight),
and your land Beulah (Married),
Because God delights in you
and your land will be like a wedding celebration.
For as a young man marries his virgin bride,
so your builder marries you,
And as a bridegroom is happy in his bride,
so your God is happy with you.

For the Dancers

Hey Gem (s),

It has been such a pleasure visiting the club(s) each month. Some of you we know well and others we are still getting to know. We pray that our friendship continues to grow with each interaction. We want you to know that we aren't just your friends inside the club but we are here for you outside the club, too.

If you ever want prayer or some simple girl time, reach out to us. We can chat over a nice cup of coffee or tea--my treat. Until then, we cant wait to see you soon! Praying for you girl!

And thanks for stopping by our site!

Partner Up!

There are many ways to get involved with Beulah.

Pray

The easiest, most important way you can become involved is by partnering with us in prayer. Simple right? Prayer is such an integral part of Beulah's ministry work! Without it, our encounters seem toiling and our work draining. With it, there is no stopping the work of the Lord.

Host an Information Session

We would love to spread the word of what the Lord has been doing through Beulah. If you are interested in hosting Beulah to speak at your church or event, be sure to submit an inquiry to us here.

Give

You can donate via PayPal here. We also accept non-monetary donations, like care packages or baked items! Be sure to leave us a mailing address to receive a personalized "Thank You" note from one of our team members! And remember, NO GIFT IS TOO SMALL!

Beulah is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Our Staff

Corrine Martinez

Corrine Martinez Founder

Born and raised on Chicago's South Side, Corrine was a boy-crazy, feisty, rebellious, violent, cold, and fearful high school dropout. Regular panic attacks paralyzed her from becoming a healthy adult, and at only 19 years of age, she was led to a career in the sex industry. That was until one day, while she was fulfilling a married man's fantasy, Jesus found her--speaking these very words: "you were purchased for a price, therefore honor Me with your body."

She would never forget the encounter, as the love she received relentlessly invaded her sin and shame. That night, she surrendered to the lover of her soul, Jesus.

Corrine now goes back to the very same strip clubs in Chicago and NW Indiana where she worked. God has commanded her to spread His truth with grace, humility, and boldness. Her heart is to show others the love Jesus showed her in the clubs. After all, it is His ministry: He is the one who is leading; He is the true founder. Trusting Him has been key for her, even though Corrine admits she doesn't know what she's doing half of the time!

Yet, God will take the foolish things from the world to shame the wise. Don't you LOVE when He does that?

Vanessa Cruz

Vanessa Cruz Director

Vanessa was born and raised in Chicago’s North Side and at an early age was abused by her father. The abuse began as physical and emotional and turned sexual at the age of 6 and did not end till she was 16. Throughout high school, she suffered from various degrees of identity crisis, depression, anxiety and anger while trying to raise and sustain well enough grades to graduate. Determined for change, she set out to become a United States Marine in hopes of recreating her identity, worth, and purpose.

From the outside, Vanessa’s career in the military thrived in meritorious promotions, awards and increasing respect from her peers, however, in the inside Vanessa was filled with emptiness, pain, loneliness and bouts of extended periods of weeping without cause. There was deep, suppressed pain in her soul that no amount of success or acceptance could remedy.

After four years, Vanessa returned to her hometown of Chicago to live with her family. Anger ruled over her emotions and everyday dealings throughout her home. She describes herself at that time as a “land mine that if not trodden upon lightly would explode and take everything with it.”

Soon thereafter, Vanessa found herself in the hospital with a hernia in her stomach from having cried too hard. It was at that moment in the hospital Vanessa was awakened by a profound feeling and gut-wrenching urge, that she needed to find God.

She began a journey for a year through Catholicism, Mormonism, and plenty of doubt, only to end up at the Christian church down the street. It was at that church Vanessa clearly understood the Gospel of Jesus Christ and can now say with great humility and gratitude, freedom at last. At that church, Vanessa met her husband and best friend Adriel Cruz while both were serving as youth leaders. In the summer of 2009, they married and continued to charge forward with the plans God had in store for them.

Vanessa founded Live Revolutionary in 2010 and both have since planted World Renegade Church in Chicago’s northwest side. She completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Olivet Nazarene University and is now a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Vanessa Cruz
Angel Love Dunlap

Angel Love Dunlap Director

Angel grew up in the inner-city for most of her life but always had a gift to gather and connect with people from all walks of life. Working in the medical field has given her a heart of compassion for the sick and the hurting. To show her love for others, she committed her life to become a cosmetologist, fitness instructor, loving wife, mom, and prayer warrior. God has called her to work with others' confidence, health, mind, and spiritual growth.

Growing up, she witnessed women dear to her heart choose a path of destruction through working in the sex trade to support their personal addictions. This way of living broke her heart for hurting women, and as a result, she would open doors of opportunity for them every chance she got. At a young age God was preparing her to instill hope in others and teach them the truth: that God does indeed exchange beauty for ashes.

Angel has a life-long experience of working with those motivated to rise above their circumstances and has 20 years of professional experience supporting those with mental health issues, addictions, health problems, and low self-esteem. No matter the background or ailment, she is one who seeks the good and health in others through the eyes of Christ and encourages others to do the same.

Caroline Delp

Caroline Delp Team Leader

Caroline has been living Chicago for almost four years, but originally is from North Carolina. She is a partner at Park Community Church, where she also serves on their Connections ministry and as a small group leader. She made the decision to join Beulah because the Holy Spirit had recently placed it on her heart to expand her serving, and the minute she read the summary of Beulah, she knew this is what she was being called to. Caroline's own story of witnessing redemption from sexual sin to restoration to Jesus gave her an even stronger push to join the team.

Since then, Caroline has been "the apprentice" of Corrine, training to lead her own team. Her training has included working behind the scenes to help coordinate volunteers, managing our social Media, and going to the clubs as part of the Chicago Outreach team. Beulah has been instrumental in Caroline's own walk with God learning more about patience, prayer, and the willingness to just "Go" when God calls.

Caroline Delp

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