In the last e-newsletter (Moments that Matter – Dealing with Disrespect-Part 1) we took a look at some of the possible root causes of disrespect. Click here to read the first article, if you missed it. In this article we will look at some expressions of disrespect and in the … [ read more ]
Training & Curriculum Development Manager
Oversee updating of GSNC and PSNC curriculum, development of new curriculum, organizing and overseeing all training provided through the National Office. more...
Hometown: Dumas, Texas
What's your family background?
I have been married to Vanessa for 22 wonderful years. We have one son, Joshua who is 18 and in his first year of college.
Why do you enjoy working at Teen Challenge USA?
Watching souls be birthed into the kingdom and watching them grow, a messy but rewarding journey.
Tell us 3 random things about you...
- Love hiking in the mountains and listening to the stream as it rolls over the rocks.
- Ran a 1/2 marathon. To run at least one full marathon will be a great achievement in life for me.
- Love movies with great messages, i.e. Lord of the Rings, Les Miserables. Star Trek (2009) was the best Star Trek ever!! (I don't guess that counts as a great message movie.)
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Teen Challenge is a tough ministry. There have been many times that I was ready to throw in the towel. There were a few seasons when the “I’m quitting,” feelings lasted for a number of months. I felt fruitless in my efforts. I felt the … [ read more ]
In this series we are focusing on those crucial moments in our role as TC staff members; moments that challenge our character and resolve, moments that stretch abilities and faith, moments that grow our skill and experience. These moments are encounters with students or those … [ read more ]
My journey thus far with Teen Challenge has been an amazing one. When I started in 1984, I would never have imagined that I would still be here almost 29 years later. I began ministry at TC at the age of 21 and, the … [ read more ]
Why did Jesus come? Why did he leave heaven and become a man? Why did he suffer and die? “Is Christianity Too Hard or Too Easy?,” is one of the last chapters of C.S. Lewis’s book Mere Christianity and it is one of the … [ read more ]
I’m thinking now of the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When Goldilocks tests the beds, she discovered that one is too hard, one is too soft, and then she discovers the last one is “just right.” When a student enters the program they … [ read more ]
I want to share with you a recent email I received from a fellow TC staff member and my response to him Dear Brother Allen, I know we don’t really know each other and maybe that is what makes this a little easier to write … [ read more ]
In the last three previous e-newsletters we have looked at three of the CONNECT points: God Each Other The Legacy Today we look at the final CONNECT point: The Need. The following is an excerpt from Dr. Jack Smart’s message at the opening session of … [ read more ]
We are often asked if we provide group or individual therapy or counseling for our students. Some may be tempted to simply answer this question with a “no”. As a discipleship ministry we do not offer “therapy” or a “therapeutic” program by the definitions and … [ read more ]
God Others the Need the Legacy In the previous two E-Newsletters we discussed two CONNECT points – connecting to God and connecting to others. In this edition we take a look at connecting to others, specifically connecting to each other within the Teen Challenge community. … [ read more ]