The founders of After Hours Ministry are Laurie Ishii and Daryl Bargy.
Laurie comes out of a background of heroin and cocaine addiction, prostituting to support her drug habit. In her desperation she attempted suicide numerous times and ended up on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. God saved and delivered her and since then she hasn’t stopped reaching out to people that share her similar past of drug addiction and darkness.
One of the people that God touched during one of her outreaches was Daryl. Daryl had a history working for a pimp and had been arrested for prostitution.
It was their desire to see people who are living similar lifestyle they came out of: sexual bondage, drug addiction, criminal activity, addiction to money or pornography, those in gangs, pimping or prostituting or any other type of bondage to be delivered and set free by the power of Jesus Christ.
In 2010 Laurie and Daryl stepped down. They asked Jen Cecil and Julia Speck to prayerfully consider taking over the ministry. Jen and Julia agreed and have been running After Hours Ministry every since.