Jackie Pullinger is founder and director of St. Stephen’s Society in Hong Kong. Jackie was called by God to Hong Kong in 1966 to work amongst the prostitutes and drug addicts living in the notorious walled city.
In 1981, she started a charity called the St Stephen’s Society which provided rehabilitation homes for recovering drug addicts, prostitutes, and gang members. By December 2007 it housed 200 people. The charity’s work was recognized by the Hong Kong government who donated the land for the rehabilitation homes. Instead of giving them medications they are put into a room for 10 days, and prayed over by a group of ex-addicts.
The early years of her Hong Kong ministry are chronicled in the book Chasing the Dragon (1980).