Perry Pauley

For 25 years I have had the privilege of volunteering at the Men’s Centers within Teen Challenge. My heart was captured in 1990 when the Phoenix Center visited the Church where I was attending. Ironically, I was a new believer in Christ and was so blessed to see a ministry that offered healing and restoration to men that were trapped in their own addictions. I immediately volunteered to serve at the Phoenix Center. In the 1990’s the Phoenix Center did a Friday night homeless feed. I started with helping at the homeless feeds on Friday’s.

What has captured my heart over these many years, is being with the men during their stay at Teen Challenge. I enjoy our monthly Chapel services, of which I have been doing for 15 years now. The greatest joy for me is running into someone that has graduated along the way, and hearing their testimony of what The Lord has done in their lives. Seeing their wife and children along by their side and knowing that they are completely restored by their dedication they have to Jesus Christ. I know that I am doing what God has called me to do, as I always get excited about my time at the centers with the men and my messages at each Chapel service. Thousands have come through the doors during my service years, so many it is hard to remember their names, but for some reason, The Lord allows me to recognize the many faces. I have been truly blessed to be a part of what Teen Challenge is all about and look forward to our future together, just being used by God. I truly appreciate the Directors that have given my the opportunity to be a small part of what God is doing in each and every life that pass through the ministry of Teen Challenge.

Praise be to our Lord Christ, Jesus!



President George W. Bush

” Your services have aided many in learning how to lead productive and happy lives, while still others have benefited from your programs on how to avoid serious problems. I share your belief that it is vital that we teach our young people about the importance of adhering to traditional values, the dignity of work, acceptance of personal responsibility, love for one’s neighbor, and respect for the Creator. I commend you for helping to instill such values and for reminding young people that humility and resolve lead to patience and strength. These virtues, by their nature, build self-worth and dignity. Keep up the good work.”

Charles Colson

” The Teen Challenge program succeeds when all of the government programs have failed.”

Art Linkletter

” In my opinion, Teen Challenge is doing the best all-around job of providing the kids with something meaningful in their lives. And that’s what they all need. . .I thank you for your continuing support for Teen Challenge.”

Rev. Billy Graham

“I’ve believed in this ministry since its very beginning. And I continue to support it. I consider it a real privilege to endorse this work. Thank God for Teen Challenge!'”

Ruth Graham

“We have long been aware of the tremendous ministry of Teen Challenge. I consider it a real privilege to endorse this work. Thank God for places like Teen Challenge that not only understand the problem, but know God, who can set young people free and transform them into whole, useful, caring people.”

President Ronald Reagan

“Not only does Teen Challenge help our young people deal with their substance abuse, but is also gives our kids something to live for—a relationship with God, a healthy self-esteem, and a direction in their lives that finally leads somewhere. It’s going to take the all-out commitment of concerned citizens like you and me to help turn the tide of drug abuse among our kids, but for Teen Challenge to help we need your help now more than ever. A wise person once said that God’s reward for a job well done is that He always gives us a bigger job to do. We have that bigger job, and with your generosity we’ll help more of America’s youth than ever before. I sincerely appreciate your efforts to reach and rehabilitate the many young people who have, at present, no hope in life. The ministry and dedication of Teen Challenge deserve the commendation of every citizen.”

John Ashcroft

” I believe in the work of this great organization. A government funded research project concluded that Teen Challenge has the highest success rate in helping people move from substance abuse, off substance abuse. The ministry of Teen Challenge International, USA has helped countless individuals through its 40-year history. Teen Challenge changes the world one person at a time, by offering hope and direction to those with problems that are ruining their lives. ”