Teen Challenge of the Smokies Men's Center

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

   Mike Barres - Executive Director

  

DEDICATED STAFF

Program Director - Jason Henshaw

Campus Pastor - Keith McWhite  

Thrift Store Manager - Norma McClure  

Secretary - Betty Barres

  

Staff 

Rick Shays

Josh Deleski


Interns

Justin Tolliver

Nick Desimone

Mitchell Jackson


BOARD MEMBERS   

Rick Westerman - Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Franklin  

Richard Tirrell - CPA/Owner of Richard C. Tirrell, CPA, PA, Waynesville  

Forest Jones, Pastor Cullasaja Assembly of God

Michael Stephens, Pastor Franklin Church of God

Wesley Price, Pastor Watauga Baptist Church 

Reggie Holland - Owner Holland Construction and Real Estate Franklin  

Rob Loafman - Edward Jones Financial

Dave Odell - Retired EMT

Alise Sutton- Probation Office

Testimonials

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

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“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!”            

-Rev. Billy Graham   

 

“In Teen Challenge, I learned REAL life skills. God erased the “street skills” I once knew and renewed my mind. I was surrounded by the love and grace of God… God has restored my family, my marriage and a once broken life!”      

—Bethany Marler, TC graduate  


 “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.”      

—President Ronald Reagan  

Directors

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Mike Barres

Jason Henshaw

Jason Henshaw

Pastored for 36 years prior to becoming Executive Director of Men's Teen Challenge of the Smokies

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Jason Henshaw

Jason Henshaw

Jason Henshaw

Jason is our Program Director and graduated from Teen Challenge in 1997 and was on staff at St. Louis TC for two years before attending University of Valley Forge. He was a youth/associate pastor from 2000-2010. From 2010-2012 he worked at Timber Ridge in Cross Junction, VA as a teacher/counselor. From 2012-2018, he was senior pastor at a church in WV. 

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Betty Barres

Jason Henshaw

Betty Barres

Betty is our secretary and also does our newsletter and does many other tasks. She has been a church secretary at two different churches. 

Staff

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Keith McWhite

Keith McWhite

Keith McWhite

Keith is our Campus Pastor. Keith has over 17 years experience in Teen Challenge.

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Rick Shays

Keith McWhite

Keith McWhite

Rick graduated from Men's Teen Challenge of the Smokies in August 2018. After serving as an intern, he was brought on fulltime and currently serves as our Kitchen Supervisor and Graduate Program Supervisor.

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Josh Deleski

Keith McWhite

Josh Deleski

Josh graduated from Cape Girardeau, MO on June 28th 2019. Wanting to give back to the community, he decided to come on and intern here at Men's TC of the Smokies. After serving as an intern, he has been brought on fulltime as our Curriculum Director.

Interns

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Justin Tolliver

Mitchell Jackson

Justin Tolliver

Justin graduated Men’s Teen Challenge of the Smokies in September of 2019. He came on staff as an intern at the end of September and is currently working with Intake.

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Nick Desimone

Mitchell Jackson

Justin Tolliver

Nick graduated from Men's Teen Challenge of the Smokies in May 2020. He is from Orlando, FL and decided to stay to intern in order to give back to the ministry, the brothers and to serve the Lord.

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Mitchell Jackson

Mitchell Jackson

Mitchell Jackson

Mitchell graduated from Teen Challenge of Southern California in January 2019. He served at Riverside Teen Challenge for 4 months before coming to Men's Teen Challenge of the Smokies.

Thrift Store Manager

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Norma McClure

Norma is our Thrift Store Manager. She has many years experience in the this type  business. Many say that it is the nicest Thrift Store they have ever been in.

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