Teen Challenge of the Smokies Men's Center

Leadership Team

   Mike Barres - Executive Director



Campus Pastor - Keith McWhite

Program Director - Jason Henshaw  

Thrift Store Manager - Norma McClure  

Secretary - Betty Barres



Aaron Morin

Rick Shays


Josh Deleski

Justin Tolliver


Rick Westerman - Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Franklin  

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

Richard Yinger - Accountant, Franklin  

Reggie Holland - Owner Holland Construction and Real Estate Franklin  

Rob Loafman - Edward Jones Financial

Dave Odell - Retired EMT

Alise Sutton- Probation Office



“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  


Mike Barres


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

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. 

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. 


Aaron Morin


Aaron was on staff at Teen Challenge in Rehrersburg, PA for five years as a teacher and a counselor

Keith McWhite


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

Rick Shays


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.


Josh Deleski


Josh graduated from Cape Girardeau, Mo on June 28th 2019. Wanting to give back to the community, he decided to intern at Men's Teen Challenge of the Smokies.

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.

Thrift Store Manager

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.

Your Support is Appreciated

Thank you for your generous donation to Teen Challenge of the Smokies Men's Center. 

Your gifts make it possible for Teen Challenge of the Smokies Men's Center to help others break free from the bondage of drug and alcohol addiction and life controlling problems. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card