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.
Evening Superviser/ Stay Sharp Program
Jonathon Hamby, is 26 yrs old and was born in Atlanta, Ga. He graduated the Pensacola Teen Challenge program in 2010 and continued in the Emerging Leaders Program until graduating Level 1 in 2011 and Level 2 in 2012. Brother John is currently enrolled in Pensacola State College pursuing a degree in Psychology. On staff, he is the men center's evening supervisor and is over the Stay Sharp Program. While going through the program as a student a burden was put on Bro. Jon’s heart to help others out of the lifestyle that held him captive for so long. He can't praise the Lord enough for the opportunity to pour into willing vessels for Gods Kingdom.
Men's Center Pastoral Counselor/Teacher and Re-Entry Supervisor
David is a 1991 Rehrersburg Teen Challenge graduate. Through facing life’s challenges, David has endeavored over the years to lead a spirit filled life. Currently, he is progressing through the Emerging Leaders Program. David works as a Pastoral Counselor/Teacher and oversees our Pensacola Men’s Center Re-Entry Program. He is dedicated to seeing others live in freedom as they are transformed by the power Jesus Christ.
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.
Education Coordinator and Media Director
Brandon graduated from Pensacola TC in August of 2013. He is currently participating in ELP Level 1. Brandon was brought on staff in September 2013. He now serves as our Education Coordinator and our Media Director. His desire for Teen Challenge is for it to be completely overtaken by the culture of the Kingdom so that all we do is operate from that perspective and authority.
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!
Administrative Support Staff
Tina has been saved and Holy Ghost filled since 1987. She is currently the pastor's wife at Bagdad First A/G. She and her husband, Pastor Rickey, have been in ministry for 20+ years. They have been actively supporting Teen Challenge for many years and know that TC is a vital part of the Kingdom of God. Tina is the newest addition to our team and serves as our support staff in the administrative office. Breaking the chains of addiction and sin has always been a part of Tina's ministry from the time she accepted Jesus into her life. Jesus mended her brokenness and she desires to be a vessel of honor helping others. This opportunity to work at TC is not only a blessing from the Lord, it is an answer to prayers.
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.
Detail Shop Manager
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 now serves as the Detail Shop Manager of Challenge Car Care and is also a Pastoral Counselor. 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.
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.
Super Thrift Store #2 Assistant Manager
Todd graduated our program in August of 2013. He is currently an ELP Level 1 participant and did his internship here until he was brought on as staff in October. Todd now serves as the Assistant Manager over Super Thrift #2. 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!
Studio 7 Designs Manager
Heath graduated from Pensacola Teen Challenge in the spring of 2012 and is also a Level 1 ELP graduate. With the aspirations of going back to college to finish his degree in education he feel God's call in his life is to teach and share His Word. He currently manages the business and art designs of Studio 7 Screen Printing, a micro enterprise of Teen Challenge. He is also a contemporary worship leader for Family Worship Center in Pensacola and has a great passion to share God's Love through music.
Crown Jewels and Crafts Supervisor
Daniel Melendez is 27 years old and was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Pensacola Teen Challenge in October of 2013. Daniel is enrolled to start Bible College in November at Covenant. He now serves as the supervisor for Crown Jewels and Crafts and does the IT work for both our men and women's campuses. Daniel feels called to serve and bring hope to the lost just as hope was brought to him through the love and grace of Jesus Christ.