More people are trapped in slavery today (about 40.3 million) than at any time in human history. Though we often think of human trafficking as a crisis that is limited to large cities on the coasts, human trafficking cases have been reported in every state. Stated differently, no community is exempt.

Raleigh Sadler is the founder and executive director of Let My People Go, a ministry which empowers the local church to fight human trafficking by loving those most vulnerable. He also just published a book titled Vulnerable: Rethinking Human Trafficking, which has become the #1 bestseller in its category on Amazon.

Here are some of the highlights of our conversation:

  • His call to combat human trafficking and his step of faith to move to New York City.
  • His definition of human trafficking: “the exploitation of vulnerability for commercial gain.”
  • How local churches can prevent trafficking by asking the question “Who is the most vulnerable?” and doing something about it.
  • The appalling connection between pornography and human trafficking.
  • How his ministry can help your church combat trafficking in your community.
  • How one church plant helped shut down 24 illicit massage parlors (brothels) which were exploiting vulnerable women.

Connect with Raleigh Sadler and Let My People Go:

Twitter: @raleighsadler

Website: and

Book: Vulnerable: Rethinking Human Trafficking