For 50 years, Teen Challenge has been the go-to source for information about drug addiction and recovery. Thousands of clients around the world have learned how to live a prosperous life, free from drugs and alcohol addiction.
Rev. James L. Lowans
Rev. Lowans currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Teen Challenge International, MO. He is a graduate of Northpoint Bible College, Haverhill, Massachusetts (formerly Zion Bible College in East Providence, Rhode Island) and of Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. He has been a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God since 1975. He has served as pastor and associate in Pennsylvania and Illinois. He has also served with Teen Challenge in Pennsylvania and Missouri. From November 1997 until November of 2001, he served at the Teen Challenge Training Center in Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania as Administrative Director. In 1998, he and his wife Kathie, received appointment by the General Council of the Assemblies of God as US missionaries. In January of 2002, he founded New Hope Academy Teen Challenge, a 16 bed residential boarding school for at risk teen age boys. In 2008 he founded the first Teen Challenge center in Cambodia. In 2011, he was appointed as Global Teen Challenge Director for Asia Pacific. He and his wife Kathie have three adult married children and seven grandchildren.
Teen Challenge of the Four StatesTeen Challenge of the Four States believes in second chances. Our goal is to help men whose lives have been affected by life controlling issues like anger, rebellion and addiction. In our complicated modern world, we understand how difficult it can be to always make right choices –sometimes our choices can have devastating consequences. Read More
United to RescueUnited to Rescue exists for the sole purpose of reaching the addicted and enslaved children, youth and adults of the Asia Pacific region with the message of hope. This is done by the founding of Teen Challenge Centers in those countries where none exist and supporting those centers where they are already established. Teen Challenge, with over 1000 centers worldwide, is a long term residential program. For over 50 years, Teen Challenge has a track record as the proven cure for the drug epidemic. Read More