Speaker, Safe in His Arms
Jaco Booyens is a native of South Africa and an American citizen. Jaco is a diversified entrepreneur in several entities and industries. He is a bold leader that promote morality and Christianity in the United States and abroad.
As the oldest brother of a sex trafficking survivor his sister Ilonka, in 2001 Jaco turned abolitionist. Jaco produces and directs feature films, documentaries and television shows that transforms culture for the better by bringing to light God's character. He produced and directed the feature film 8 days, which his wife award nominated writer Philipa Booyens wrote, inspired by actual events of sex trafficking within the United States.
Jaco founded JacoBooyensMinistries and SHAREtogethernow.org a 501 c 3 non profit to fight child trafficking. Jaco is a world renowned speaker and expert combating sex trafficking. He launched red carpet events to screen the film and bring awareness and donations to local anti-trafficking organizations within the USA and fifty-six other countries including South Africa. Children have been rescued, brothels shut down and Jaco has become a trusted voice in the anti-trafficking community worldwide with over 20 years of experience bringing awareness, influencing policy and fighting this crime. He actively fights against child sex trafficking and the sexualization of children in the USA, giving aid and linking with agencies such as the TSA, FBI, Police departments, CIA, ICE and Homeland Security SRT, foreign agencies and over 170 NGO’s in 56 countries around the world. Jaco serves on several anti trafficking boards, was a former Fellow of the Falkirk Center at Liberty University, and actively engages in the support of organizations in this battle. His efforts include awareness, training, consulting leadership, rescue and rehabilitation facilitation through his nonprofit SHAREtogethernow.org He appears weekly on local, national and international Television and Radio shows including The Blaze – News And Why It Matters, FOX’s Mark Levin (Life liberty & Levin), Fox Business Lou Dobbs, Fox National and regional, OAN, CBS, Steve Harvey, Real America’s Voice, TruTV and other Shows, news articles, Podcasts and live streams, Op Ed’s and more. Jaco is actively involved in legislation reform frequently supporting Senate and Congress with solutions to transform problematic areas relating to sex trafficking and education of children. Some of Jaco’s featured projects in the works are the Feature film 8Days (fighting sex trafficking), Documentary “SEX Nation” – in production, the TV Drama series “PIECES” – in post-production and the race reconciliation feature film “We Are Brothers” and the TV Drama “The Atonement of Carmen Lizardo” – in pre-production. Jaco’s love for God and belief that every human being is created for a divine purpose drives him and his family to bring hope and purpose to all people.