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About Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge (GPTC)

Purpose

We are an adult male center.  We minister to adult men ages 18-45 (exceptions often made for men older) and our goal is "To introduce hope and healing to individuals with life-controlling problems through a personal, loving relationship with Jesus Christ so they may live successfully in society." We provide an answer to the addicted young men of our community and take the faith-based proven treatment to those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol and bring them hope for a better tomorrow. We focus on helping them become whole persons: mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive.

If you have never given your life to Jesus Christ, and would like to experience this hope and future, take time right now to pray this prayer.  "Father God, I believe you sent your son Jesus to this earth to die on the cross for my sins.  I believe you rose from the grave on the third day.  Forgive me of my sins.  Jesus, I receive you now as my Lord and Savior.  Thank you for saving me!  In Jesus' name, Amen.  Romans 10:9-10 says, "....if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart you believe and are justified and it is with your mouth you confess and are saved."

If you prayed this prayer and would like more information about Teen Challenge please email Wayne at intake@gpteenchallenge.com.

History

Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge was established in 1975 and certified by Teen Challenge International, USA. Teen Challenge was founded by David Wilkerson in 1958. Since then, thousands of young people have conquered life-controlling problems in over 1, 000 Teen Challenge Centers throughout the world. Teen Challenge is reportedly the world's largest and most successful program. Click here for a list of Teen Challenge centers.

Approach

GPTC seeks to provide a Biblical, faith-based solution to the drug epidemic.  We are a residential discipleship program designed to help young men ages 18 to 45.  The men come from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances such as the streets, prison, courts, broken homes, etc.  Our program is divided into three phases:  Orientation, Transformation and Graduation.  Graduation is determined by an evaluation process that considers grades, behavior, growth, motivation, sincerity, cooperation and personal effort.

Leadership

Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge is under the leadership of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director, Dr. Bob Harman. The Center’s staff is under the leadership of the Executive Director.

Partnerships

Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge partners with many local ministries:  Urban Ministry Food Bank, Hannah’s Haven, House of Prayer and many churches, businesses and civic clubs in our local area.  Click on any of these ministries to access thier website.

Funding

Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge receives no government funding.  Our program operates totally on the gifts of our faithful partners.  GPTC is a tax exempt 501 ©3, non-profit organization.  Click here to learn how you can become involved in giving to this ministry.