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 mentors and teaches as needed. 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
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.
Business Manager & Public Relations Coordinator
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 business as well public relations development. 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!
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 currently serves at the Men's Education Coordinator. 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.
Pastor Bud South
Pastor Bud has been a long time volunteer with Teen Challenge. He was brought on staff as a Senior Mentor and assists in the spiritual development of the student body. He also serves as the Assistant Pastor at Warrington Assembly of God. He is honored to be serving in His Majesty's Army.
Emerging Leader's Rep & Mentor
Roger graduated from Pensacola Teen Challenge in August 2011 and is a Level 1 ELP graduate as well. Roger is the Emerging Leader's Representative for the men. In addition, he now oversees all the water works related micro-enterprises for the ministry. Roger feels called to give back to the ministry that gave so much to him.
Chaplain Brian Eskelinen
Chaplain Brian has served at Pensacola TC since Sept 2014. Brian was radically saved out of a life of addiction in 1997 at the Brownsville Revival. Since that time he has earned an AA degree in practical ministry at the Brownsville Revival School of ministry and a Masters of Theology from Southern Indiana Baptist College. Brian served as a State Chaplain for 12 years with the Alabama Department of Corrections before coming to Teen Challenge. He lives and believes that there is not a man or woman alive beyond the delivering power and hope of Christ. Brian is married to Cheryl and together they have 5 kids and 6 grand children.
Matt is 25 years old and was born in Huntington, NY. He is a 2012 graduate from the Long Island Teen Challenge. Matt was saved from a life of heavy addiction and drug influenced music. He currently serves as the worship Leader and mentor at Pensacola Teen Challenge. He also serves as a worship leader at Pensacola House of Prayer. Matt felt called to give back to the program that saved his life and with the help of the Holy Spirit, usher people into the presence of God.
Rhome is a 2009 graduate of the Houston, Texas men's center. After graduation Rhome stayed on to do a Level 1 ELP internship, obtained his biblical counseling certificate through Teen Challenge, and got his Personal Studies for New Christians teaching certificate. After completing a one year internship he was hired on as a staff overseeing Marketing for the Houston Center. Rhome went on to work at the San Antonio Men's center as staff for 3 more years, overseeing all of Marketing. Rhome now is a Mentor with the Pensacola Men's center. Rhome's desire is to see students succeed in building a long and lasting relationship with their Lord Jesus Christ.
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!
Angie is a 2014 graduate of Pensacola Teen Challenge. She made the decision to stay with the Re-entry Program and then joined the Emerging Leaders Program. Angie was hired on as staff in the Administration Department in September, 2014 and enjoys spending much of her free time with the ladies at the Women’s Center. It is her vision that each of the women in the program understand that whatever they’ve done, His blood has covered them and if they surrender all to Jesus He will do much more than just repair the damage. He will restore what was lost so that someday they can look back and know that He has transformed them into the princess they were called to be.
Executive Support Staff & Media
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.
Studio 7 Designs
Glenn joined the Teen Challenge team in May of 2014. He is a Graphic Designer and currently serves as the supervisor of Studio 7 Screen printing and Design, one of the microenterprises here on campus. Although he did not graduate from Teen Challenge, Jesus delivered him from a pointless life of addiction and he now desires to help others do the same. He is a graduate of the School of Awakening and Reformation (SOAR) and is continuing his education as an ELP Level 1 student.
Studio 7 Designs
Shelby joined the Teen Challenge team in September of 2014. She is a Graphic Designer and currently helps to support the supervisor of Studio 7 Screen Printing and Design, one of the on campus micro-enterprises. She has a passion for missions and the ministry. Shelby is a recent graduate of Pensacola State College and is continuing her education as an ELP Level 1 student.
Crown Jewels & Crafts Supervisor & Mentor
Josh is a Pensacola Teen Challenge graduated from August 2013. God has truly given him a heart transplant. Josh has discovered God's purpose for his life being fulfilled through full time, frontline ministry here at Teen Challenge. He loves to share the hope with others that Christ has given to him!
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.