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Scott Lipinsky

Men's Center Program Manager


Scott is a 2003 graduate of Central Florida Teen Challenge and worked there for several years as the Operations Manager. He serves as the Program Manager for the Men's Center. In addition, he counsels and teaches. Scott holds an Associate’s Degree in Avionics and Airwave Science. In addition, he is certified by the Net Institute in Restoration Ministry for Counseling and Addiction studies. Scott firmly believes that if God was able to change his wretched life through Teen Challenge, then anyone has a chance to be saved and healed from destruction. Scott is currently pursuing Pastoral Certification through the Assemblies of God.



Pastor Mike Thompson

Men's Center Admissions Coordinator


Pastor Mike was sentenced to successfully complete Teen Challenge in March 1998 after 22 years of drug addiction. He was a drug dealer and drug user until the day he went into TC and has been clean since that day. Realizing the call of God in his life just before graduating TC in 1999, Mike set a goal to disciple others like himself. Mike married Stephanie in 2005 and they have a 4 yr old daughter, Giliah. While in TC, he was greatly impacted by Jesus at the Brownsville Revival. Afterwards, he was accepted at the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry and graduated with 2 AA degrees in Pastoral Ministry and Pastoral Theology. He is also certified as an instructor of PSNC. 


 Todd Adams

Business Manager

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 Todd graduated our program in August of 2013.  He is a graduate ELP Level 1 and did his internship here until he was brought on as staff in October.  Todd now oversees education as well as being the Emerging Leaders Program Rep for the Men's Center.  He feels called to Teen Challenge because he has a heart and passion to encourage and help men overcome addiction and develop into powerful men of God!



Pastor Bud South

Head Pastoral Counselor


Pastor Bud has been a long time volunteer with Teen Challenge.  He was brought on staff  as a Pastoral Counselor and he now serves as our Education Coordinator at the men's center.  He also serves as the Assistant Pastor at Warrington Assembly of God.  He is honored to be serving in His Majesty's Army.

Martin Tate

Office Administrator for Men and Women Centers


Martin serves as the Office Administrator for both the men and women's programs and is also a Notary Public. He has been with Teen Challenge since July of 2012.   He also is the worship leader at Family Worship Center in Pensacola.  Martin feels blessed to be part of such a ministry where The Holy Spirit is actively transforming men & women into the very image of Christ!


Roger Hughes

Public Relations and Development Coordinator


Roger graduated from Pensacola Teen Challenge in August 2011 and is a Level 1 ELP graduate as well.  He now serves as our Public Relations and Development Coordinator.   Roger feels called to give back to the ministry that gave so much to him. 


Chris McKinney

 Counselor/ Teacher

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Chris McKinney is 20 years old and was born in Bloomington, Indiana.  He graduated from Pensacola Teen Challenge in November of 2012. Chris completed ELP Level One in April of 2013.  He served as the Detail Shop Manager of Challenge Car Care and is also a Pastoral Counselor and Teacher.  Chris just wants to give back to the same program that God used to save his life by helping others receive the freedom that he now has through Jesus Christ.


Mike Burkenpas

 Super Thrift Store Manager


Mike graduated from Pensacola TC in October 2011 and has graduated Level 1 ELP.   He currently serves as our Thrift Store #1 Manager.  While in the program, Mike began to desire to be a leader, to help other students grow.  His goals now are to continue on in this process as a staff member to help other students through the growing process.


Sarah Zombori

Executive Support Staff & Media 

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Sarah is a 2013 graduate of Pensacola Teen Challenge Women's Center.  Following graduation she was blessed with the opportunity to serve for a short time at Hosanna House Girl's Teen Challenge before coming back to Pensacola to complete her ELP Internship.  Sarah was brought on as a staff member in March of 2014 where she now heads up our Media Department as well as being the assistant to our Executive Team.